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Questions for Written Answer for 1 March 2022

Tabled on 28 February and due for answer by 14 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the estimate by the government of the United States that five million people could be displaced by the conflict in Ukraine; and what plans they have to support neighbouring countries receiving refugees from Ukraine.  HL6466
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate an investigation by the International Criminal Court into war crimes committed by Russian armed forces in Ukraine.  HL6467
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been in contact with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to seek an investigation into potential war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine; and, if not, why not.  HL6468
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Belarus regarding Mikita Yemialyianau, who is currently imprisoned in that country.  HL6469
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 22 February (HL6066), when the draft Public Procurement Bill will be published; and when they expect it to be introduced in the House of Lords.  HL6470
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Russian forces have attacked a nursery school and an orphanage in Ukraine; and what steps, if any, they are taking in response to the reported attacks.  HL6471
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many GP practices in England have used GP Connect data sharing to send patients to alternative GP practices for (1) assessment, and (2) treatment, for the latest year for which data is available.  HL6472
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients in England have attended a GP practice which they are not registered at for (1) assessment, and (2) treatment, for the latest year for which data is available.  HL6473
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government how much longer temporary data sharing relaxations implemented in April 2020 will continue; and what criteria they are using to assess when the COVID-19 pandemic "emergency period" has come to an end, for the purposes of such data sharing changes.  HL6474
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, they have given to using funds derived from dormant assets in England to combat loneliness; and whether using funds for this purpose will be included as an option in the first public consultation under section 18A of the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008.  HL6475
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce measures to assist young musicians wishing to tour in the EU; and whether any such plans will be introduced before the end of July.  HL6476
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to hamper the global activities of (1) the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company, and (2) other similar organisations.  HL6477
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors' report, Cultivating a healthy culture, dated March 2022; and what steps, if any, they plan to take in response to the report and its findings.  HL6478
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) pension products are available for automatic enrolment pensions; what assessment they have made of the impact of financial services regulations on the number of ESG pension products available for automatic enrolment pensions; and what steps they are taking to increa… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the average wait time for callers to DVLA helplines, and (2) the number of callers on average each day who are cut off without a response.  HL6480
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the speech by the Minister for Higher and Further Education on 24 February regarding their response to Dr Philip Augar's Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, published in May 2019, what assessment they have made of the impact on their (1) social mobility policy, and (2) Levelling Up policy, of (a) the decision not to r… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government what grants they made for rainforest protection in the last year for which data are available; and whether they will list in a table the recipients of each grant and the amount provided.  HL6482
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the fourth extraordinary funding settlement for Transport for London includes funding for the repair and reopening of Hammersmith Bridge.  HL6483
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have spent constructing cycle lanes in each of the last five years.  HL6484
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists were (1) apprehended, and (2) fined, for going through red traffic lights in London for each of the last three years.  HL6485
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists were (1) apprehended, and (2) fined, for riding on pavements in London for each of the last three years.  HL6486
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many pedestrians were knocked over by cyclists in each of the last three years; and of those, how many sustained serious injuries.  HL6487
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists who knocked over pedestrians in London in each of the last three years were fined.  HL6488
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further recent decision by NICE to change the way medicines and other health technologies are evaluated for use in the NHS in England, what steps they will take (1) to develop a definition of innovation that differentiates transformative technologies, and (2) to consult on such a definition.  HL6489
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) number of care home closures in England in the past three years, and (2) the impact these closures have had on the health and wellbeing of the residents affected.  HL6490
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with providers of care homes in England on the impact of changes in models of care that have resulted in decisions to close care homes.  HL6491
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of care home closures in England since 2019 on the ability of the NHS to discharge elderly patients from hospital.  HL6492
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the transparency and accountability of (1) charitable, and (2) private, care home providers in England.  HL6493
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of appointing named board-level officers with responsibility for innovation to the proposed Integrated Care Boards under the Health and Care Bill.  HL6494
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incentivise Integrated Care Systems to appoint a named individual with responsibility for innovation to (1) Integrated Care Boards, or (2) Integrated Care Board committees.  HL6495
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in support of voluntary efforts to phase out the use of lead shot by game hunters in England; and what plans they have, if any, to introduce a requirement to replace the use of lead shot with other materials which do not harm the countryside.  HL6496
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reasons for preventing grandparents from opening Junior ISAs for their grandchildren; and what assessment they have made of the compatibility of this prohibition with their policy of encouraging people to save more.  HL6497
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Barran on 24 February (HL Deb col 340), what plans they have to involve independent schools in the National Tutoring Programme.  HL6498
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The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned research on (1) significant fire safety defects, and (2) other significant structural defects, in residential buildings in England below 18 meters in height; and if so, whether they will publish the findings.  HL6499
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 10 March 2021 (HL13610), what representations they received from (1) the Local Government Association, (2) political groups, (3) the Parliamentary Parties Panel, and (4) other political parties, in 2020 on the issue of uprating spending limits at reserved polls; and in particular, which pol… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the rate of inflation between 2000 to 2022; and what assessment they have made of the effect on national spending limits for a registered political party contesting every constituency in Great Britain of increasing the present limit by the rate of inflation.  HL6501
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of political parties that would be able to raise and spend more than the present national limit on party expenditure in a general election, based on expenditure in general elections since 2000; and which parties that includes.  HL6502
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase national party expenditure limits in general elections in line with the written statement made by Lord True on 3 December 2020 (HLWS610); and whether any such increase will take place before July 2023.  HL6503
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the visa requirements for non-EEA fishermen who operate on UK-owned vessels out of UK fishing ports.  HL6504
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government how many visas were granted to non-EEA fishermen who operate on UK-owned vessels out of UK fishing ports (1) in each of the six years from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2021, and (2) from 1 April 2021 to 31 January.  HL6505
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the fish Producer Organisations in the UK regarding the visa requirements for non-EEA fishermen who wish to operate on UK-owned vessels out of UK fishing ports.  HL6506
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights standards for the imprisonment of political prisoners in Belarus.  HL6507
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with countries at the United Nations regarding the human rights standards of political prisoners in Belarus.  HL6508
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to publish an action plan with (1) timebound targets to minimise fish species bycatch, and (2) guidance on mitigation measures to avoid species bycatch; and whether resources will be made available to execute such an action plan.  HL6509
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to (1) Poland, and (2) other countries, who are receiving refugees from Ukraine.  HL6510
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made regarding the implementation of the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme.  HL6511
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic presence the UK has in Syria.  HL6512
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what processes they have in place to ensure that ministerial statements have support across Government.  HL6513
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce humanitarian visas to Ukrainian refugees so that they can travel safely to the UK before claiming asylum.  HL6514
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to restrict Russian ships from using British ports.  HL6515
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to regulate companies' use of technological systems to monitor people.  HL6516
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a travel ban on President Putin and Sergey Lavrov.  HL6517
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