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Questions for Written Answer for 28 February 2022

Tabled on 25 February and due for answer by 11 March.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the number of recipients of social care in England who (1) required, and (2) received, night-time care packages, in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020, and (d) 2021.  HL6435
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the change over the last three years in the level of disability-related benefits that were paid weekly to individuals; and what consideration, if any, they have given to removing the requirement to justify the use of that payment.  HL6436
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of allowing home use of mifepristone on the number of abortion pills purchased online from unregulated providers.  HL6437
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ending the home use of mifepristone on (1) waiting times, (2) workforce pressures, and (3) the long-term sustainability, of abortion services.  HL6438
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 24 March 2021 (HL14132), when they will announce the process for securing a private sector development partner for the Southern Railway Link to Heathrow Airport.  HL6439
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce visa-free travel for relatives of UK citizens living in Ukraine during the current emergency.  HL6440
Answered
Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 4 February (HL5661), what is the latest available data on youth deaths by stabbing in (1) London, (2) Birmingham, (3) Coventry, (4) Liverpool, (5) Manchester, and (6) Newcastle, for the year ending March 2021.  HL6441
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to impose a limit on the number of refugees arriving in the UK from Ukraine due to Russia's invasion of that country; and what support they plan to provide to any such refugees.  HL6442
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to increase the number of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ships in the UK.  HL6443
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their decision to cut the number of armed forces personnel, in light of the conflict in Ukraine.  HL6444
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase resources for the UK's intelligence services.  HL6445
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UNESCO report 2022 Global Report Re|Shaping Policies For Creativity, published on 8 February, what steps they are taking to support creative industries in the UK in order to prevent job losses and cultural sector closures as a result of the pandemic, particularly in view of the report’s recommendations on (1)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current average waiting time for (1) initial assessment at specialist Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and (2) treatment by CAMHS, for each NHS Trust in England.  HL6447
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what contact they have had with the Afghan diplomats to the UK who were appointed by the government of former President Ghani; and what assistance has (1) been requested by those diplomats, and (2) been provided to them.  HL6448
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current political and security situation in Belarus, (2) the future of the constitutional commitment to Belarusian neutrality, particularly in view of the 22–27 February referendum in that country on an amended constitution.  HL6449
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February on critical food supplies from Ukraine to countries in the Middle East, in particular (1) Lebanon, and (2) Turkey; and what plans they have, together with international partners, (a) to mitigate the disruption of such food supplies, an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, prior to the G7 meeting on 24 February, when the Prime Minister last spoke bilaterally to President Emmanuel Macron of France about (1) President Macron's meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on 11 February, and (2) the crisis in Ukraine.  HL6451
Answered
Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to change the wording of the Gender Recognition Act 2004; and if so, what changes they intend to make.  HL6452
Answered
Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on charitable activity in the agricultural sector that will result from HMRC’s decision to ban the use of red diesel in tractors for charity events from 1 April.  HL6453
Answered
Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the impact on the (1) farming community, and (2) charitable sector, of the requirement from 1 April for farmers to drain tractor tanks and purge lines before taking part in (a) charity tractor events, and (b) community events.  HL6454
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will replace the revenue lost by charities as a result of HMRC's decision to ban the use of red diesel in tractors for charity events from 1 April.  HL6455
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the welfare of Mikita Yemialyianau, who is currently imprisoned in Belarus.  HL6456
Answered
Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to bring into force the un-commenced provisions of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009, regarding donations from non-resident donors.  HL6457
Answered
Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to facilitate more rapid (1) distribution, and (2) return, of postal votes to UK citizens overseas who are registered voters in general elections.  HL6458
Answered
Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have requested, if any, from (1) returning officers, and (2) the Electoral Commission, regarding the number of people arriving at polling stations in elections in the last five years who have had to claim a tendered ballot paper; and what assessment they have they requested as to how many of those people had to ask… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to removing the means by which a voter at a polling station who finds that their name has already been crossed off the list of voters issued with ballot papers may then be given an extra ballot paper to ensure that their vote can be counted if appropriate.  HL6460
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what levels of documented scrutiny, including photo ID, is expected to apply in future for voters at a polling station; what assessment they have made as to how far this documentation may be more easily available for (1) older voters, (2) younger voters, and (3) people who move their address most frequently; and how this scrutiny will c… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other European countries about welcoming refugees from Ukraine.  HL6462
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they plan to give to local authorities to assist in housing refugees from Ukraine.  HL6463
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to co-ordinate the response of the four nations of the UK to ensure the most effective approach to supporting Ukrainian refugees.  HL6464
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish radio and television programmes teaching English to refugees and asylum seekers; and what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations about coordinating any such plans.  HL6465
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