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Questions for Written Answer for 8 December 2021

Tabled on 7 December 2021 and due for answer by 21 December 2021.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Turkish airstrikes in Khanasor, Iraq and the reported targeting of Marwan Badal; and whether they have made representations to the government of Turkey about their attacks in Sinja, Iraq; and if so, what response they have received.  HL4750
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Parliament of Belgium to create an offence of ecocide; and what plans they have to introduce legislation to make ecocide an offence in the UK.  HL4751
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use consultants in the process of appointing the new Patient Safety Commissioner; and whether they will make any such involvement public.  HL4752
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of increases in the number of patients needing surgery following incidents involving e-scooters.  HL4753
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the desecration of the grave and memorial of the late Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zanawi, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa; and in particular, its implications for the (1) safety, and (2) security, of people in Ethiopia associated with him.  HL4754
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar on 18 November (HL4189), why their records only date back to 2014; whether they were transferred to other government departments; and if so, which ones.  HL4755
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Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India to advocate for the release of human rights activists in that country, including Khurram Parvez.  HL4756
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Iran following the use of force against protesters in Isfahan in recent weeks.  HL4757
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of increasing levels of debt in low-income families; and what steps they are taking to help such families manage their debt.  HL4758
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of oppression of minority groups in the Xinjiang region in China.  HL4759
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they will take to stop the criminal drug trade within the UK.  HL4760
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Iran has developed a system to create nuclear weapons.  HL4761
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make COVID-19 PCR tests free in order to ease the travel expense burden on families.  HL4762
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 have been applied each of the last two years.  HL4763
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not yet appointed a supplier of immunoglobulin products; and when they expect to have completed the tender process.  HL4764
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect patients to receive treatment with products made from UK plasma.  HL4765
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government when Ronapreve will be available for (1) immunocompromised patients unlikely to mount a vaccine response, and (2) patients at higher risk of poorer COVID-19 outcomes prior to hospitalisation.  HL4766
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to rectify issues with British passport holders whose passports are faulty and cannot be read at e-gates upon arrival at UK airports.  HL4767
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 15 November (HL3205), how many companies have had their application to be listed as approved providers of COVID-19 PCR tests rejected; and how many approved providers have been subject to review based on complaints.  HL4768
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether National Highways’ management of Historical Railways estate structures is in accordance with the best practice principles set out in the Conservation of Highways Structures standard; and what assessment they have made of the environmental impacts of infilling when selecting the preferred a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many, if any, National Highways contracts were awarded between 21 September and 25 October for preparatory works at structures that the Stakeholder Advisory Forum had not yet considered for infilling; and why preparatory works were undertaken after the pause on such works had been imposed.  HL4770
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new COVID-19 booster jabs every six to nine months to respond to new strains.  HL4771
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage employers to calculate their gender pension contributions gap in order to compare this to their gender pay gap data.  HL4772
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide greater (1) powers, and (2) funding, to (a) local, and (b) city, authorities to enable homes to be retrofitted more quickly.  HL4773
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require universities to provide partial refunds of tuition fees to students who are affected by the disruptions caused by industrial action.  HL4774
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Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been adopted from a care setting (1) in England, and (2) an equivalent form of care outside England, in each year from 2010 to 2020.  HL4775
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Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differences to educational entitlements between children adopted from a care setting in England and those adopted from an equivalent form of care outside of England; and what approach, if any, they are taking to address these differences.  HL4776
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Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have conducted with local authorities about their intention to eliminate differences in educational entitlements between children adopted from a care setting in England and those adopted from an equivalent form of care outside England; and what, if any, results have arisen from these discussions.  HL4777
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many suppliers of COVID-19 PCR tests for travel are listed on gov.uk.  HL4778
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 2 November (HL3083), what changes have been made to the information required from approved suppliers of COVID-19 PCR tests since 2 November.  HL4779
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