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Questions for Written Answer for 1 November 2021

Tabled on 28 October and due for answer by 11 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the levels of malnutrition and hunger in North Korea, and (2) the order by the government of North Korea to their people that they must eat less food until 2025.  HL3509
Answered
Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many students were studying T Levels in the academic years beginning in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021.  HL3510
Answered
Lord Balfe to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 October (HL3131), what plans he has to make this facility for staff late night travel home available on similar terms to Members of the House.  HL3511
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the changes to alcohol duty announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 27 October, what the situation will be for wines which are laid down en primeur, prior to 31 March 2023.  HL3512
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Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what specialist care and treatments are currently available through the NHS for people suffering from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.  HL3513
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Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to expand the provision of specialist NHS care and treatment for people suffering from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.  HL3514
Answered
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase research funding in order to find more effective treatments and a cure for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.  HL3515
Answered
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to families who are caring for family members  suffering from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.  HL3516
Answered
Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure (1) the safety of journalists in Afghanistan, and (2) the safe passage of those wishing to leave that country.  HL3517
Answered
Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the violence towards journalists in Afghanistan.  HL3518
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the tax changes proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget statement on 27 October will apply to Northern Ireland.  HL3519
Answered
Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Migration Advisory Committee Impact of International Students in the UK, published in September 2018, and in particular the conclusion that "it is likely that those who would benefit from a longer period to find a graduate level job are not the most highly skilled".  HL3520
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their broadband strategy includes ensuring that customers in rural areas have a choice of broadband providers that are not dependent on the BT network.  HL3521
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that inflation will reach 4 per cent this winter; and what assessment, if any, they made of such reports when deciding to increase the state pension by 3.1 per cent.  HL3522
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of low emission zones as a means of tackling air pollution in urban areas.  HL3523
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the proportion of food (1) grown, and (2) consumed, in the UK.  HL3524
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many pigs have been culled as a result of the shortage of slaughterhouse staff; and what has been the take-up to date of the extended seasonal workers scheme, due to end on 31 December.  HL3525
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current political situation in Iraq, and (2) the progress towards forming a new government of that country.  HL3526
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current political situation in Sudan, and (2) the prospects for that country's transition to civilian rule; what assurances have they sought, if any, that the safety of acting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok will be guaranteed; and what was the outcome of the discussions at the United N… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of China is developing a new nuclear weapon delivery system.  HL3528
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint statement by the ambassadors of Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States of America, issued on 18 October, calling on the government of Turkey to release Osman Kavala.  HL3529
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide assistance to the government of Libya to manage a (1) peaceful, and (2) transparent, election process in the lead-up to the presidential elections scheduled for December.  HL3530
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding settler violence against Palestinians and their property in October.  HL3531
Answered
Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Independent School Standards Regulation 23A in the Advice on Standards for School Premises, published by the Department for Education in March 2015, whether an individual cubicle consisting of only a toilet and no washing facilities, that can be secured from the inside, constitutes a "room"; or whether a "room" constitutes an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what regulations regarding the provision of toilets apply to (1) maintained schools, (2) academy schools, and (3) independent schools.  HL3533
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for granting fast-track visas for carers in order to relieve the shortage of workers caring for disabled people in the UK.  HL3534
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Lord Robathan to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the security implications of allowing unsearched vehicles, without a car pass, to park in Old Palace Yard.  HL3535
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 26 October (HL2999), when they last communicated with the government of Russia regarding the gas supply from that country to the UK; and when the next discussion at ministerial level is planned.  HL3536
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Benyon on 27 May (HL Deb., col. 1097), when they will publish details of how new environmental land management schemes will increase access to footpaths.  HL3537
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Benyon on 27 May (HL Deb., col. 1098), what assessment they have made of the role of (1) Local Access Forums, and (2) Rights of Way Improvement plans, in helping to identify deficiencies in the footpath network that could be addressed through environmental land management schemes.  HL353… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government whether financial assistance provided to farmers and land managers through environmental land management schemes will be conditional on recipients fulfilling legal obligations on a similar basis to the existing cross compliance rules; and if so, whether such obligations will include keeping existing rights of way ope… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 July 2020 (HL Deb., col. 1102), when they will publish details outlining the ways in which new environmental land management schemes will deliver improvements in public access to (1) water bodies, and (2) waterways.  HL3540
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what were the criteria for selecting HeadUp Systems to provide (1) data science, and (2) health technology, for the Health Incentives Scheme.  HL3541
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether an open procurement process was carried out to select HeadUp Systems to deliver (1) data science, and (2) health technology services, for the Health Incentives Scheme; and if so, (a) when the process was started, and (b) when the contract was awarded.  HL3542
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any person associated with HeadUp Systems, or acting on their behalf, has met a (1) minister, or (2) official in the Department for Health and Social Care in the last 12 months; and if so, who; on what date; and what was the purpose of the meeting.  HL3543
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government which private sector organisations will have access to data collected by the Health Incentives Scheme; and for what specific purposes.  HL3544
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what services HeadUp Systems provided to the Health Incentives Scheme before 22 October; when they started providing such services; whether those services were paid for by the Government; and if so, how much was paid for those services.  HL3545
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government what conditions are written into contracts between (1) government departments, (2) agencies, and outside contractors, regarding contributions by such contractors to (a) political parties, and (b) partisan think tanks.  HL3546
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