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Questions for Written Answer for 3 November 2021

Tabled on 2 November and due for answer by 16 November.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the frequency with which Distribution Network Operators supply power outside the allowed fluctuations, and (2) the effects of such fluctuations on the safety devices on Electric Vehicle charging points.  HL3604
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many GPs are currently working for (1) three or fewer days per week, (2) four days per week, and (3) five days per week; and what is the average salary for each of these categories.  HL3605
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest figures for NHS staff who have refused to have COVID-19 vaccinations.  HL3606
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Financial Conduct Authority to count anyone who identifies as female as contributing towards the percentage of women on the boards of listed companies, specifically the impact it would have on (1) statistics on the pay gap between men and women, and (2) increasing the participatio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the yield resulting from the last regulated increase in rail fares; and what assessment they have made of this estimate.  HL3608
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revisit the flexible season ticket to attract more potential rail travellers.  HL3609
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend off-peak travel on Fridays to encourage leisure travel.  HL3610
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make rail travel at the weekends more attractive.  HL3611
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in the last six months to make it easier for railways to replace trips made by Heavy Goods Vehicles.  HL3612
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Viscount Colville of Culross to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the provision of the Environment Bill to enable charges to be levied on single-use items made from any material will enable charges to be placed on products made from easily-recyclable materials.  HL3613
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Baroness Deech to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the risk from flooding to Victoria Tower.  HL3614
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to prevent flooding along Millbank; and what measures are involved.  HL3615
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government when the flood risks to the Victoria Tower Gardens site proposed for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre were last reviewed; and whether the floods in central London this year have been taken into account.  HL3616
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their commitment (1) to protecting, and (2) to accessing, green spaces includes the preservation of Victoria Tower Gardens as a fully open park.  HL3617
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on integration of housing people seeking asylum in Napier Barracks.  HL3618
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions (1) Ministers, and (2) representatives, from the Home Office had with Shepway District Council before the Town and Country Planning (Napier Barracks) Special Development Order 2021 (SI 2021/962) was laid before Parliament.  HL3619
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Lord Evans of Watford to ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) what assistance they have provided, and (2) what plans they have to provide assistance, to the government of Azerbaijan to help with its ongoing efforts to clear landmines in that country.  HL3620
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the value of allowances for (1) Day Subsistence, (2) Overnight Subsistence, and (3) Office Costs, when they were last available to Peers; and what would be the value of those allowances today if they had been uprated in line with inflation.  HL3621
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to develop healthy nutrition for children in their global support programmes.  HL3622
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to influence children's healthy nutrition needs in the developing world at the United Nations for Growth Summit in Japan in December.  HL3623
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total financial support which will be given to children's healthy nutrition programmes in the Official Development Assistance budget in (1) 2021, and (2) 2022.  HL3624
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Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of smart motorways.  HL3625
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement on Bosnia and Herzegovina about his 60th report to the United Nations Secretary-General.  HL3626
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the latest report of the High Representative for Implementation of the Peace Agreement on Bosnia and Herzegovina and his conclusions that violations of the peace agreement have taken place; and what steps they intend to take in response to that finding.  HL3627
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and what steps they will take to support the authority of the High Representative against challenge from (1) within Bosnia-Herzegovina, and (2) Russia.  HL3628
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen their military commitment to maintaining peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through (1) EUFOR, or (2) NATO, deployments.  HL3629
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost-saving implications of using video conferencing for (1) the delivery of mental health services, and (2) non-emergency GP consultations.  HL3630
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for video communication technology to assist with the backlog of healthcare appointments that accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3631
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the volume of long-term community prescribing of mid to high potency topical steroids for (1) children, and (2) adults, in England between 2018 and 2020.  HL3632
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they intend to take to identify patients at risk of long-term overuse of mid to high potency topical steroids, as a result of the recent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency report Topical steroid withdrawal reactions: a review of the evidence, published on 15 September.  HL3633
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available nationally for patients experiencing the extreme (1) physical, and (2) mental, topical steroid withdrawal symptoms identified in the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency report Topical steroid withdrawal reactions: a review of the evidence, published on 15 September 2021.  HL3634
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission research to establish the (1) dependency, and (2) withdrawal, risks associated with extended prescribed use of mid to high potency topical steroids, following the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency report Topical steroid withdrawal reactions: a review of the evidence, publi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the killing of Omar Abu a-Nil.  HL3636
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the statement from US state department spokesman Ned Price on 26 October that the government of the USA “strongly opposed the expansion of settlements”, and (2) the diplomatic implications of (a) the final approval by an Israeli planning committee for 1,800 housing units, and (b) the preliminary a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the reported kidnap and torture of Tareq Zbeidi by Israeli settlers.  HL3638
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about Palestinians being prevented from harvesting their olive crops in occupied territory by (1) Israeli forces, and (2) Israeli settlers.  HL3639
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with relevant industries regarding the membership of the proposed Deposit Management Organisation.  HL3640
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the Consultation on Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Second Consultation, published on 24 March.  HL3641
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging: Consultation Document, published on 25 March.  HL3642
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional VAT revenue they have collected as a result of the changes to online platforms’ VAT liability that came into effect in January; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of those changes.  HL3643
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many overseas businesses selling directly into the UK by mail order have registered for UK VAT since 1 January; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the obligation to do so.  HL3644
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have been investigated for VAT evasion that took place before January as a direct result of changes to VAT remittance and collection arrangements that came into effect that month.  HL3645
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safety of women in prison.  HL3646
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address safety concerns across the youth custody estate in England and Wales.  HL3647
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to increase confidence in the criminal justice system.  HL3648
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how long it will take to clear the backlog of Crown Court cases resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3649
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform human rights legislation.  HL3650
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the rules regarding judicial review.  HL3651
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government which minister was responsible for ensuring equal disability access to the COP26 summit; what discussions they had regarding disability access to the summit with (1) the Scottish Government, and (2) event organisers, prior to the opening of the summit; and whether they will publish their communications with (a) the Scottish Government,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of money being spent on graffiti removal; and what assessment they have made of its impact in residential areas.  HL3653
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the environmental impact of the fundraising practice of delivering plastic charity bags to millions of households.  HL3654
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people living in rural areas are able to go to their nearest vaccination centre to receive their COVID-19 booster jab.  HL3655
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stop any further rollout of smart motorways until five years of safety data is available and improvements can be independently evaluated.  HL3656
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prohibit section 21 'no fault' eviction notices.  HL3657
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the eligibility of the Help to Grow scheme to permit charities to participate.  HL3658
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