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Questions for Written Answer for 10 December 2021

Tabled on 9 December 2021 and due for answer by 23 December 2021.

Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many arrests were made by the Metropolitan Police Service at each England Euro 2020 match played at Wembley for offences relating to football disorder.  HL4817
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many charges were made for offences relating to football disorder for each England Euro 2020 match.  HL4818
Answered
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases have been brought to court relating to charges made at England Euro 2020 matches played at Wembley.  HL4819
Answered
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions related to (1) disorder, and (2) racist offences, at football matches there were in each of the last five years.  HL4820
Answered
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many football banning orders were made under the Football (Disorder) Act 2000 in each of the last five years.  HL4821
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) number, and (2) percentage, of Universal Credit recipients whose payments are affected by the minimum income floor for self-employed people.  HL4822
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the commitments made in People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper, published on 1 December, what plans they have to set out a strategy to increase the supply of supported housing for older people.  HL4823
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the commitments made in People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper, published on 1 December, what steps they will take to ensure the planning system enables the growth of housing-based care options for older people.  HL4824
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the minimum period served in custody for people given (1) extended determinate sentences, (2) an extended sentence of detention, and (3) a sentence for offenders of particular concern, in each of the last five years.  HL4825 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the minimum term served in custody for people given (1) a mandatory life sentence, (2) an automatic life sentence, and (3) a discretionary life sentence, in each of the last five years.  HL4826 [I]
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to include roads policing within the national Strategic Policing Requirement.  HL4827
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who have died from COVID-19 related conditions at home since the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020.  HL4828
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what the total expenditure on the Trader Support Service has been since its commencement.  HL4829
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government, what is the projected annual expenditure on the Trader Support Service for each of the next three years.  HL4830
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed (1) directly, and (2) indirectly, by the Trader Support Service.  HL4831
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government for how long they intend the Trader Support Service to operate.  HL4832
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland gives legal effect to a Regulatory Border in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  HL4833
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government which manufacturers are supplying COVID-19 vaccines for the current booster campaign in the UK; and what proportion of the campaign total has been supplied by each provider.  HL4834
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Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 22 November (HL3795) detailing the steps they are taking regarding Russia's occupation of Crimea, what steps they are taking regarding Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights.  HL4835
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government, how they will evaluate the requirements on water companies in the Environment Act 2021 to make progressive reductions in sewage dumping.  HL4836
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on public health of toxic air from landfill sites.  HL4837
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what penalties can be applied against individual directors of water companies who recklessly or repeatedly discharge unpermitted sewage into waterways.  HL4838
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government, of the target of 5,000 hectares of trees planted, what proportion were planted in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021; and what the delivery target will be for 2022.  HL4839
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Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in order to estimate the revenue yield of a one per cent increase on all income tax rates payable on property income, they can draw on the data in Table 3.7 from the Survey of Personal Incomes, which compiles numbers of taxpayers and associated estimates of property income.  HL4840
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many river fords are on British roads; what records are kept about the location and numbers of river fords; and which authorities keep any such records.  HL4841
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what obligation, if any, there is upon emergency services to alert a local authority where the condition of a road could be considered a causal factor in an incident they are called to attend.  HL4842
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Lord Richards of Herstmonceux to ask Her Majesty's Government whether both of the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers are fully operational and can be deployed simultaneously; and in the event of such deployments, how many aircraft would each ship carry.  HL4843
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Lord Richards of Herstmonceux to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to The Integrated Review 2021, published on 16 March, what will be the level of readiness of the 3rd (UK) Division; and how many days would it take for at least one manoeuvre brigade to be deployed in an operational theatre outside of the European mainland.  HL4844
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Lord Richards of Herstmonceux to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it will be possible for a fully formed and equipped 3 Commando Brigade to be embarked on shipping that (1) is owned by, or is under the control of, Her Majesty's Government, or (2) that can be made available to Her Majesty's Government (a) whatever the intentional circumstances, and (b) without significant recou… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Richards of Herstmonceux to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect international underwater telecommunication cables; and what would be the consequences of a failure to do so.  HL4846
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of stranded assets in relation to the further development of fossil fuel extraction infrastructure.  HL4847
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of decommissioning (1) existing oil and gas infrastructure, and (2) extant oil and gas licences which have not yet been granted planning approval.  HL4848
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the net amount received in tax from North Sea oil and gas operations in each of the past six financial years, accounting for rebates and subsidies.  HL4849
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they require suppliers of COVID-19 PCR tests for travel advertised on GOV.UK to record the complaints they receive; whether these suppliers are required to submit this data to the Government; and if so, whether they will publish this data.  HL4850
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Lord Walney to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 17 November (HL3974), how many unborn children have been placed on the Child Protection Information sharing system using the pregnant woman’s National Health Service number.  HL4851
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of their time that each of the eight Regional Schools Commissioners spend supporting maintained schools.  HL4852
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 19 November (75071), what proportion of the £2.4 billion underspend on tax-free childcare since 2017 has been reinvested in other childcare and early education services.  HL4853
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ 2021 Annual Report on Education Spending in England, published on 30 November; and in particular the finding that, even with additional funding announced in the Spending Review, college spending per pupil in 2024–25 will be around ten per c… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they can offer families who are (1) currently receiving therapeutic support via the Adoption Support Fund; and (2) who are in the process of applying to receive therapeutic support via the Adoption Support Fund, that they will be able to access the fund beyond March 2022, and for as long as necessary.  HL48… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 21 July (HL1838), what assessment they have made of the recommendation in Adoption UK’s report Adoption Barometer, published on 29 June, for a ten-year commitment to the Adoption Support Fund in England.  HL4856
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce the allocation of the Adoption Support Fund for March 2022 onwards.  HL4857
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