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Questions for Written Answer for 3 December 2021

Tabled on 2 December 2021 and due for answer by 16 December 2021.

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of private e-scooters sold in each of the past three years.  HL4626
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of private e-scooters being used on public roads.  HL4627
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to legalise the private use of e-scooters; and if so, when they plan to do so.  HL4628
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were injured in collisions involving e-scooters in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021, to date.  HL4629
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that retailers are advising their customers of the law regarding the use of private e-scooters in the UK.  HL4630
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have, if any, with the Metropolitan Police following their announced decision not to confiscate illegal e-scooters; and what assessment have they made of the potential extra injuries caused to pedestrians from increased e-scooter criminal usage.  HL4631
Answered
Earl Cathcart to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the House of Lords Catering and Retail Services have been sourcing egg products from (1) Belgium, or (2) any other non-UK country; and what commitment they have, if any, to only sourcing eggs from British Lion producers.  HL4632 [I]
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to raise the profile, and (2) to improve the perceived status of, early years teaching jobs.  HL4633
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the salaries of early years teachers to match salaries for primary school teachers.  HL4634
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to develop, and (2) to retain, a workforce of highly qualified early years teachers, including by furthering access to continuous professional development.  HL4635
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to enable disadvantaged children to benefit from early education and childcare; and what plans they have, if any, to extend the 30 hours per week entitlement to all children aged three to four.  HL4636
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 30 November (HL4074), what estimate they have made of the number of British citizens currently united in religious marriages that have (1) not taken place at registered premises, or (2) been recorded as civil marriages.  HL4637
Answered
Baroness Fookes to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the horticulture sector to ensure that the delayed introduction of the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) for plant import pre-notification is suitable for the industry’s requirements.  HL4638
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Baroness Fookes to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of delays to the introduction of the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed system (IPAFFS) for plant import pre-notification on the horticultural sector.  HL4639
Answered
Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment that have made of the size of the financial services market to which (1) the Financial Services Act 2021 applies, and (2) the climate change provisions of the Financial Services Act 2021 in (a) Schedule 2, section 143G(1)(c), and (b) Schedule 3, section 144C(1)(d) apply.  HL4640
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment that have made of the size of the financial services market (1) regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), (2) to which the remit, recommendations and priorities letters sent by HM Treasury to the FCA and PRA on 23 March 2021 apply, and (3) to which the provisions of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 15 November (HL3287), why they have referred to the Food and Drug Administration's 2016 assessment of the health risks associated with using snus, rather than the 2019 assessment.  HL4642
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in violent behaviour towards NHS workers in South West England; and what steps they are taking to counter this violence.  HL4643
Answered
Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 November 2020 (HL10081), what training will be given to decision makers in the Immigration Enforcement Competent Authority; and how this will differ from training for decision makers in the Single Competent Authority.  HL4644
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office (1) staff, and (2) agency staff, are employed (a) full-time, and (b) part-time, to make decisions on trafficking and modern slavery within the (i) Single Competent Authority, and (ii) Immigration Enforcement Competent Authority.  HL4645
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average length of time for a confirmed victim of modern slavery to receive (1) an initial Recovery Needs Assessment Plan, and (2) a decision on a subsequent Recovery Needs Assessment request for ongoing support, between 27 September 2019 and 31 July 2021.  HL4646
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average length of support (1) requested under an initial Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA) made after a positive conclusive grounds decision, (2) provided (a) under initial RNAs after a positive conclusive grounds decision, and (b) beyond the 45 days post-NRM move on support, (3) requested in subsequent RNAs followi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to footnote 42 of the 2021 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery, published on 25 November, when they will publish the Single Competent Authority data on recovery needs assessments.  HL4648
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an evaluation of the recovery needs assessment for confirmed victims of modern slavery.  HL4649
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what would be the level of financial support for Members if it had been adjusted for inflation since 1 October 2010.  HL4650
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all irregular migrants arriving in the UK are tested for COVID-19; what proportion of such migrants have had positive COVID-19 test results; and how many migrants have had to be admitted to hospital as a result of COVID-19 within a week of arrival in the last 10-week period.  HL4651
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what biometric details are taken from irregular migrants who arrive in the UK from France by boat; whether such details are taken from all irregular migrants arriving from France by boat; and whether it is possible for the UK immigration authorities to compare these details with records held by EU member states.  HL4652
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include information from their online guidance Myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination: guidance for healthcare professionals, published 29 November, on consent forms for 12 to 15 year old children.  HL4653
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a cost-benefit analysis was undertaken for (1) the Eastern leg of HS2, and (2) HS2 Phase 2B West, prior to their decision to cancel those rail projects; and whether they will publish the financial analysis which was undertaken prior that decision.  HL4654
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the security implications of allowing private flights to operate from Royal Air Force bases; and in what circumstances such flights are permitted.  HL4655
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what policy Network Rail follows for the felling of trees alongside railway lines; what assessment they have made of the carbon impact of this policy; and what policy they have on replacing felled trees.  HL4656
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Integrated Rail Plan on rail journey times to Scotland.  HL4657
Answered
Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for an outbreak of civil violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  HL4658
Answered
Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Team GB about reconsidering participation in the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing.  HL4659
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) capital, and (2) revenue, expenditure on T levels in each of the last five years.  HL4660
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the fifth annual T level Action Plan.  HL4661
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, for the Prime Minister to extend an invitation to the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic to mark 30 years of bilateral relations and to support a continuing commitment to democracy, sovereignty and national development in the Kyrgyz Republic.  HL4662
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward the Clean Steel Fund, which is due to begin in 2023.  HL4663
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when the UK last had the steel production capability to supply all the types of steel necessary for the deterrent submarine programme; and what steps they plan to take to re-establish that capability.  HL4664
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 30 June (HL1218), what assessment they have made of the risks of issues at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China delaying the start-up of Hinkley Point C.  HL4665
Answered
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries have committed to acquiring the Type 26 frigate; how many frigates each country ordered; whether the expected level of acquisitions has led to a drop in the unit price; and whether this will this affect the in-service dates of ships planned for the Royal Navy.  HL4666
Answered
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries have committed to acquiring the Type 31 frigate; how many frigates has each country ordered; whether the expected level of acquisitions has led to a drop in the unit price; and whether will this affect the in-service dates of ships planned for the Royal Navy.  HL4667
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