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Questions for Written Answer for 22 November 2021

Tabled on 19 November and due for answer by 3 December.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their (1) trade envoys, and (2) special representatives for Trade and Investment, are required to declare any (a) gifts they receive, and (b) conflicts of interest they may have, in the course of their duties; whether they will publish a list of all such gifts and conflicts of interest for the last 10 years; and what sanctions… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 30 January 2019 (HL12948), when the accounting framework for the purposes of sections 92, 498 (1) and (2), 519, 714(4), 836, and 837 of the Companies Act 2006 will be considered by the UK Endorsement Board to ensure that the detailed rules of IFRS 17 do not run contrary… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the evaluation of the 'Action Access' alternative detention pilot.  HL4214
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what records they keep of the number of child refugees who go missing in the UK.  HL4215
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many missing persons cases of child refugees have been issued in 2021.  HL4216
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many child refugees are currently in looked after care in the UK.  HL4217
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of rising sea levels on the Solomon Islands.  HL4218
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government how much financial support they provided to the Solomon Islands in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.  HL4219
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the Solomon Islands to mitigate risks from rising sea levels.  HL4220
Answered
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in protection against COVID-19 provided by (1) vaccination, and (2) antibodies, following a COVID-19 infection.  HL4221
Tabled
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government how the ability to transmit COVID-19 differs between someone who has been vaccinated and someone who has been infected with COVID-19.  HL4222
Tabled
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make free COVID-19 antibody tests available to all school children to establish whether or not they have been infected with COVID-19; and what assessment they have made as to whether children who have been infected with COVID-19 should also be vaccinated against it.  HL4223
Tabled
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make evidence of a positive COVID-19 antibody test equal to a vaccination certificate for the purposes of admission to venues.  HL4224
Tabled
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government why the recommended waiting period between the first and second COVID-19 vaccination for children changed from 28 days to three months; and what steps they took to notify the parents of those children who received their second COVID-19 vaccination before the change took place of the reasons for this change.  HL4225
Tabled
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) why they have convened a new interview panel for the selection of the new chair of Ofcom, (2) why they changed the job specification for this position after the initial inconclusive appointments process, and (3) whether unsuccessful candidates from the previous appointments process are eligible to re-apply.  HL4226
Tabled
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to (1) Tuvalu, (2) Vanuatu, and (3) the Bahamas, to combat the effects of climate change.  HL4227
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine Crowding and its Consequences, published on 18 November, which found that there were 4,519 excess deaths in Emergency Departments in England during 2020–21 as a result of crowding and long stays.  HL4228
Tabled
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many travellers who completed a passenger locator form and entered England from a non-red list country since 24 October failed to complete a day 2 lateral flow COVID-19 test; what percentage of the total number of such travellers entering England this figure represents; and what steps they have taken as a result.  HL4229
Tabled
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held any discussions about a potential boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics (1) within government, (2) with the government of the United States of America, or (3) with the International Olympic Committee.  HL4230
Tabled
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy to ensure that the security situation in the north east of Syria, including Raqqa, remains stable.  HL4231
Tabled
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with partners on the UN Security Council about the extension of the mandate for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) beyond 31 December.  HL4232
Tabled
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last spoke to the President of Russia.  HL4233
Tabled
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 19 November of their decision to proscribe Hamas as a terrorist organisation, what diplomatic efforts (1) to further the Middle East Peace Process, and (2) to bring about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, they intend to initiate.  HL4234
Tabled
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the requirement in farm tenancy agreements made under the (a) Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, or (b) Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 that the tenant is required to use the land exclusively for agriculture, and (2) the implications of this requirement on tenant farmers seeking to us… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of landowners evicting tenant farmers that seek to use land for (1) water storage, (2) carbon sequestration, (3) tree planting, as part of Environmental Land Management Schemes; and what steps they are taking to mitigate any such risk.  HL4236
Tabled
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Benyon on 17 November (HL Deb, col. 282), to what extent tenant farmers may claim for an environmental scheme as part of the Environmental Land Management Schemes without breaching their farm tenancy agreement.  HL4237
Tabled
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether (1) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and (2) Anoosheh Ashoori, is a hostage of the government of Iran; and whether there are any other British nationals in a similar position.  HL4238
Tabled
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter the practice of hostage-taking by the government of Iran; and what assessment they have made of the value of the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State Relations, launched in February, in taking such steps.  HL4239
Tabled
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances a British national is granted diplomatic protection in consular cases; what were the reasons for granting such protection for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe; and whether they will grant similar diplomatic protection to Anoosheh Ashoori.  HL4240
Tabled
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers have visited Iran to discuss the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with the government of that country since July 2019; and (1) who was the minister, and (2) when was the visit, in each case.  HL4241
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding that government's reported occupation of Armenian territory.  HL4242
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding that government's alleged mistreatment and torture of Armenian prisoners of war.  HL4243
Answered
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