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Questions for Written Answer for 10 November 2021

Tabled on 9 November and due for answer by 23 November.

Lord Balfe to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 9 November (HL3511), whether he will ask the appropriate committee of the House to make this facility for staff late-night travel home available on similar terms to Members of the House.  HL3854
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government when the NHS app will (1) record the date a COVID-19 booster vaccine has been administered, and (2) specify the type of COVID-19 vaccine used, with equal prominence to the first and second vaccinations.  HL3855
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for more charging points for electric vehicles in rural parts of the country; and what steps they are taking in response to any such assessment.  HL3856
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of NHS staff having COVID-19 vaccinations; and what steps are they taking in response.  HL3857
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those living in buildings with dangerous cladding do not need to pay towards the costs of remedying this danger.  HL3858
Answered
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 28 October (HL3092, HL3093, HL3094 and HL3095) whether (1) the UK Endorsement Board Limited, and (2) the UK Endorsement Board, are public bodies and subject to all the requirements incumbent on public bodies; and if not, why not.  HL3859
Answered
Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, have been assessed by the screening tool for psychological maturity in each year since 2017 for every prison in England and Wales.  HL3860 [I]
Answered
Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are in prison serving (1) a life sentence, (2) an Extended Determinate Sentence, and (3) an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence, by ethnicity.  HL3861 [I]
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 July (HL1232), what further steps they have taken in Nigeria to (1) "promote intercommunal and interfaith dialogue", and (2) "continue to call for solutions that address the complex underlying causes of violence".  HL3862
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the escalation of violence in Nigeria, and (2) the risk of local vigilante armies emerging, as a result of (a) inaction by the government of Nigeria, and (b) reports of Nigerian military collusion in attacks.  HL3863
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to fulfil their treaty obligations to the 1948 Genocide Convention (1) to prevent, and (2) to protect, the Armenian people from genocide.  HL3864
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding that government’s incursions in the Armenian provinces of (1) Syunik, and (2) Gegharkunik.  HL3865
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the report by the Foreign Affairs Committee The UK Government's Response to the Myanmar Crisis, published on 16 July; and in particular the recommendation that the UK Government should increase (1) diplomatic, and (2) economic, pressure to reduce the violence committed against civilians in Burma… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the Foreign Affairs Committee report The UK Government’s Response to the Myanmar Crisis, published on 16 July; and in particular, the recommendation that Tatmadaw’s supply of arms are cut off in order to end their violence against civilians in Burma.  HL3867
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times (1) ministers, and (2) officials, from the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have met representatives of the gambling industry since June 2020; and what was the nature of those discussions.  HL3868
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times (1) ministers, and (2) officials, from HM Treasury have met representatives of the gambling industry since June 2020; and what was the nature of those discussions.  HL3869
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how much tax the Exchequer received from gambling-related activities in each of the last five years.  HL3870
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times (1) ministers, and (2) officials, from the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have met representatives of the gambling reform groups or survivors of gambling harm (a) in person, and (b) through video call, since June 2020; and what was the nature of those discussions.  HL3871
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of establishing NHS gambling addiction clinics across England.  HL3872
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were hospitalised in England as a result of gambling in each of the last five years.  HL3873
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with NATO partners about China's policy towards Taiwan.  HL3874
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States of America about the defence of Taiwan following the statement on 21 October by President Biden that the United States has a "commitment" to defend Taiwan.  HL3875
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to obtain the support of the government of Libya in securing compensation for UK victims of Irish Republican Army terrorism sponsored by former Libyan president Colonel Muammar Gadaffi.  HL3876
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the decision by the government of Malta to unfreeze Maltese bank accounts held by Libyan citizens, and (2) whether that decision is consistent with United Nations' resolutions on Libyan frozen assets.  HL3877
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent flow of freight vehicles travelling between the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.  HL3878
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent flow of freight vehicles travelling between Great Britain and continental Europe.  HL3879
Answered
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19; and what plans they have to permit General Practitioners and pharmacies to supply ivermectin to the public for the treatment of that disease.  HL3880
Answered
Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government which countries' passport holders are able to use e-gates at UK borders when coming to the UK for short stays; what arrangements they have made to ensure that such people (1) are not taking paid employment whilst in the UK, and (2) do not stay longer than their permitted six months; and what assessment they have made of whet… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to convene a meeting between the College of Policing and religious leaders following the murder of Sir David Amess MP.  HL3882
Answered
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of Israel about the future status of Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, following the Supreme Court of Israel ruling that Palestinians living they will have “protected tenant” status for no more than two further generations.  HL3883
Answered
Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation oversees firms which provide life insurance policies for persons in the UK.  HL3884
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used in developing their proposal to invest up to £25 million in the ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Asian renewable energy investment trust; and whether those criteria included an assessment of the number of such trusts that are already established.  HL3885
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed investment of up to £25 million in the ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Asian renewable energy investment trust has been approved by the accounting officer of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.  HL3886
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office launched a tender process before proposing an investment of up to £25 million in the ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Asian renewable energy investment trust.  HL3887
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office quoted in the Financial Times on 4 November that clean energy equities in emerging and developing markets "consistently outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index" were cleared with (1) the Financial Conduct Authority, and (2) ministers.  HL3888
Tabled
Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of chest binding; and whether there are any restrictions on the advertising of chest binders.  HL3889
Answered
Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislation for cycling offences; and whether these will include offences related to the use of electric scooters.  HL3890
Answered
Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislation to make the use of headphones while (1) cycling, or (2) operating electric scooters, an offence.  HL3891
Answered
Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether electric scooters are legally required to have lights.  HL3892
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed reform of alcohol duty announced in the Autumn Budget Statement on alcohol consumption.  HL3893
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed reform of alcohol duty announced in the Autumn Budget Statement on (1) alcohol-related hospitalisations, (2) alcohol-related deaths, and (3) other health outcomes.  HL3894
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the cost of alcohol on (1) the NHS, and on (2) society in general.  HL3895
Tabled
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to provide (1) to the NHS, and (2) to other areas of society, to tackle the effects of alcohol consumption.  HL3896
Tabled
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all patients in NHS facilities are entitled to ask if those treating them are vaccinated against COVID-19.  HL3897
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reviewed the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme; and if not, what plans they have to conduct such a review.  HL3898
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to select individuals for resettlement under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.  HL3899
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme as a model for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.  HL3900
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the likelihood of a future conflict in Turkish-occupied Syria, and (2) the steps that need to be taken to prevent such a conflict.  HL3901
Tabled
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government why they removed five Syrian individuals from the UK Sanctions List on 30 September.  HL3902
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise Bashar al-Assad as the head of the government of Syria.  HL3903
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many messages Lord Bethell reported to the Department of Health and Social Care that he had received from or sent to Abingdon Health on WhatsApp from his private mobile telephone while serving as a Minister.  HL3904
Tabled
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, of the messages that Lord Bethell received from or sent to Abingdon Health on WhatsApp from his private mobile telephone while serving as a Minister, how many did officials from the Department of Health and Social Care (1) see, and (2) record.  HL3905
Tabled
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what further information they need in order to confirm (1) Sheffield City Region’s borrowing plans announced in March 2021, and (2) the debt cap agreed by the Treasury and Sheffield City Region.  HL3906
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed the imprisonment of activist Abduljalil Al Singace with the government of Bahrain; and if so, when was the most recent discussion.  HL3907
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed the death sentence of Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah with the government of Bahrain; and if so, when was the most recent discussion.  HL3908
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase financial penalties for employers violating the minimum wage law.  HL3909
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what powers they have to examine the operations of the Business Banking Resolution Service.  HL3910
Answered
Baroness Stuart of Edgbaston to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 June (HL Deb, col 132) on human rights at sea, when they will write with further details on their vaccination programme for seafarers.  HL3911
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stipulate a reduction in the volume of sewage that water companies can pump into waterways.  HL3912
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a new regulatory framework for (1) crypto-asset regulation, and (2) open finance.  HL3913
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of (1) resolved, and (2) settled, cases under the small business compensation scheme.  HL3914
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their integrated rail plan.  HL3915
Answered
Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish their review of the Vagrancy Act 1824.  HL3916
Answered
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