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Questions for Written Answer for 18 November 2021

Tabled on 17 November and due for answer by 1 December.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 2 November (HL3659), whether they can provide a breakdown of the 60 titles within Greater London where the registered owner is the People's Republic of China; and if so, in which London borough each is located.  HL4116
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many enterprises owned by the government of China (1) have contracts with Her Majesty's Government, and (2) are in receipt of UK research grants.  HL4117
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of government advisors who have links to, or investments in, Chinese companies; and how many Chinese companies have representatives participating in trade or business advisory groups convened by Her Majesty's Government.  HL4118
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Chinese companies have representatives participating in advisory groups convened by HM Treasury; and how many meetings Treasury (1) ministers, and (2) officials, had Chinese companies in the last year.  HL4119
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government who they have appointed to (1) arms-length bodies, and (2) other public bodies, since 1 January; and how many of these appointments were (a) women, or (b) people from a minority background.  HL4120
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the people appointed to (1) arms-length bodies, and (2) other public bodies, since 1 January have a political affiliation; and which political parties they were affiliated to in each case.  HL4121
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports that the Azerbaijani army has moved towards the Lachin-Kelbajar region of Nagorno-Karabakh.  HL4122
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of military attacks by Azerbaijan in Sisian province.  HL4123
Tabled
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports of military attacks by Azerbaijan on or near the M2/E117 highway in Armenia; and (2) the humanitarian impact of these attacks for ethnic Armenians in (a) Syunik province, and (b) Nagorno-Karabakh.  HL4124
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Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many uniformed British Army personnel are based in the UK, broken down by home nation.  HL4125
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Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the (1) British Army, (2) Royal Air Force, and (3) Royal Navy there are; and what were the figures for each service for each of the last five years.  HL4126
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Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of unfilled posts in the (1) British Army, (2) Royal Air Force, and (3) Royal Navy; and what percentage of understaffing these unfilled posts represent.  HL4127
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Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many unfilled posts there are in (1) the Army Reserve, (2) the Naval Reserve, and (3) the RAF reserve; and what percentage of understaffing these unfilled posts represent.  HL4128
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Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have spent on recruitment campaigns to the uniformed military services, broken down by service arm.  HL4129
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Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been successfully recruited to the (1) British Army, (2) Royal Air Force, and (3) Royal Navy, in each of the last five years.  HL4130
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with the government of the Republic of Ireland the reported remarks made by Senator Michael McDowell about the decision not to investigate crimes by the Provisional Irish Republican Army that occurred before April 1998.  HL4131
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Touhig on 15 November (HL3572), what financial assistance is available to backbench members to employ the three secretarial and research support staff who are entitled to passes.  HL4132
Answered
Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the Women's Health Strategy; and what plans they have to include commitments on menstrual health conditions in that strategy.  HL4133
Tabled
Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the waiting lists for gynaecology services.  HL4134
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the work of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and what steps they are taking, if any, to support that work.  HL4135
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise Nagorno-Karabakh as being part of the Republic of Azerbaijan; and whether they are aware of any Armenian Armed Forces located in Nagorno-Karabakh.  HL4136
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government to ensure that people who have had one COVID-19 vaccine administered in England and one in Scotland are recognised in Scotland as being fully vaccinated; and what plans they have to ensure that people who have had one COVID-19 vaccine administered in England and one in… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to recognise full COVID-19 vaccination status for British citizens who have had one COVID-19 vaccination administered in England and the other vaccination administered abroad.  HL4138
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in Universal Credit sanctions in June and July 2021; and when they plan to publish their report on the effectiveness of Universal Credit sanctions.  HL4139
Tabled
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to incorporate Inclusion Health populations within NHS England strategies.  HL4140
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the No Recourse to Public Funds policy for migrants on support for families, including with childcare costs.  HL4141
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government how many suicides have been recorded in each region in England and Wales in the last 12 months.  HL4142
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the elderly from being attacked in their own homes.  HL4143
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients have been waiting for (1) heart, and (2) cancer, diagnostic tests for more than six weeks.  HL4144
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reduce the risk of social care staff leaving their jobs over the winter months.  HL4145
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to trigger Article 16 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL4146
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Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of public telephone boxes in rural areas; and what steps they will take to ensure they are maintained in situ in areas with poor mobile signal.  HL4147
Tabled
Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the revenue that would be raised by increasing all income tax rates applicable to rental income by 1.25 per cent.  HL4148
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to produce a revised version of the Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines, published on 23 July 2018; and what stakeholders they have consulted on this.  HL4149
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what training on Overactive Bladder care is provided to General Practitioners to help patient (1) diagnosis, and (2) referral to secondary care settings.  HL4150
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Overactive Bladder on the UK economy.  HL4151
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their updated Tobacco Control Plan.  HL4152
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recommendations to introduce a ‘polluter pays’ charge on tobacco manufacturers; and whether the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan will include such a charge.  HL4153
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether revenues from a ‘polluter pays’ charge could be used towards the delivery of their Smokefree 2030 programme.  HL4154
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government who they will send as representatives to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in January 2022.  HL4155
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the trilateral security pact between the UK, US and Australia, known as AUKUS, complies with (1) Article 1 of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and (2) Article 2 of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.  HL4156
Tabled
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.  HL4157
Tabled
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of delays to driving licence renewals; and when they expect these issues will be resolved.  HL4158
Answered
Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of specialist homeless health services across the NHS; and what plans they have to commission more of these services.  HL4159
Tabled
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU to replace the Dublin Agreement on asylum applications.  HL4160
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government why the number of migrants sent back to Europe after travelling to the UK by boat has reduced from 289 in 2020 to five in 2021.  HL4161
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have that the majority of migrants crossing the English Channel to gain entry into the UK are part of criminal gangs; and whether they will publish that evidence.  HL4162
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to investigate the purchase of agricultural farmland by multinational companies for the purpose of planting trees to offset carbon emissions, and (2) to prevent agricultural farm land being purchased for such purposes.  HL4163
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people arrested in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, (3) 2021, are awaiting a determination from the Crown Prosecution Service.  HL4164
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government when booster vaccinations for COVID-19 will be recorded on the NHS app.  HL4165
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 3,835 schools are in postcodes which do not have access to full-fibre broadband; and what steps they are taking to improve connectivity for schools.  HL4166
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the access to healthy food for primary school children.  HL4167
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the campaign by Contact for a decent home for every disabled child; and what plans they have (1) to build more (a) accessible, and (b) affordable, social housing, and (2) to give greater priority to families with disabled children needing housing.  HL4168
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide COVID-19 vaccines with a longer expiry date to poorer nations to ensure they can be used.  HL4169
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Lord Truscott to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether there has been consideration of a prohibition on Members of the House of Lords (1) acting as political or parliamentary consultants, and (2) working for lobbying firms.  HL4170
Answered
Lord Watts to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Kamall on 16 November (HL Deb, cols. 158–160), whether they expect to meet their target to increase the number of GPs by 6000 by 2024.  HL4171
Tabled
Lord Watts to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Kamall on 16 November (HL Deb, cols. 158-160), what assessment they have made of the number of NHS doctors who are likely to retire between 2021 and 2024.  HL4172
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Lord Watts to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Kamall on 16 November (HL Deb, cols. 158–160), how many doctors were employed by the NHS in (1) 2019, and (2) 2021.  HL4173
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Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish further (1) details of, and (2) timescales for, the allocation of the £375 million additional research funding into neurodegenerative disease; and whether this grant will include research into (a) Multiple System Atrophy, and (b) Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.  HL4174
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 16 November (HL3703), how much expenditure was projected in the 2021 Spending Review for the maintenance of coal tips in England; and what was the Barnett consequential allocated to Wales corresponding to this expenditure.  HL4175
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they (1) allocated, and (2) spent, in the financial years (a) 2018–19, (b) 2019–20; and (c) 2020–21, on the maintenance of coal tips in England.  HL4176
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of coal tips in England that (1) pose, and (2) potentially pose, a danger to nearby communities; and what is the estimated cost of addressing any such dangers.  HL4177
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Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will apply for the extradition of Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk from Libya, following the High Court ruling on 16 November.  HL4178
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