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Questions for Written Answer for 3 March 2022

Tabled on 2 March and due for answer by 16 March.

Lord Berkeley to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what limitations exist on the number of non-pass holders permitted in the Palace of Westminster to attend (1) All Party Parliamentary Group meetings, and (2) receptions which are funded by external sources.  HL6563
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Terms of Reference for the Independent Examination of the mbpc Wendover Mined Tunnel proposal that was commissioned by the Department for Transport on 3 April 2018.  HL6564
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring how (1) Google, (2) Facebook, and (3) Twitter, have responded to reported demands by the government of Russia to withhold reports of Russia's armed actions in Ukraine.  HL6565
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by the International Rescue Committee on Ukrainian refugees; and in particular, the proposal to offer visa-free access more widely than at present.  HL6566
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to record details of Russian attacks in Ukraine on (1) civilians, (2) schools, and (3) hospitals; and what steps they will take to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted.  HL6567
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of (1) green spaces, and (2) gardening, to (a) mental, (b) physical, and (c) social, health.  HL6568
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enable more people to benefit from the (1) mental, (2) physical, and (3) social, health benefits of (a) green spaces, and (b) gardening.  HL6569
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of (1) gardens, and (2) green spaces, in achieving their Levelling Up ambitions.  HL6570
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of data from FourKites, reported in The Daily Telegraph on 28 February, which found that shippers spent an average of more than seven days discharging at British ports compared to a European average of five days; and what assessment they have made of the reason for this difference.  HL6571
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government why Britain's share of transshipments has fallen to four per cent from a high of 14 per cent in February 2021; and what steps they are taking to reverse this trend.  HL6572
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to investigate the authenticity of the information filed at Companies House by The United States of America Corporation Ltd, which has an authorised share capital of £1.8 trillion.  HL6573
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to investigate the authenticity of the information filed at Companies House by The United States of Africa Corporation Ltd, which has an authorised share capital of £500 billion.  HL6574
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to investigate the authenticity of the information filed at Companies House by World Corporate Organization Ltd, which has an authorised share capital of £900 billion.  HL6575
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Unexplained Wealth Orders have been issued against a Javier Clemente Engonga Avomo who, according to Companies House records, is director of The United States of America Corporation Ltd, The United States of Africa Corporation Ltd and World Corporate Organization Ltd, which have authorised share capitals of £1.8 trillion, £500 bi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many companies have been registered at Companies House that have persons with significant control based in Russia since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  HL6577
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the report in The Financial Times on 2 March that staff at Credit Suisse had asked investors to destroy documents to prevent leaks regarding loans made to people who were later sanctioned; and what steps, if any, have they taken to prevent the UK operations of Credit Suisse from destroying such documents… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct checks to ensure the transparency of those registering overseas entities.  HL6579
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce graduated sanctions to individuals who do not disclose their identity to Companies House in their proposed Registration of Overseas Entities Bill.  HL6580
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose sanctions to restrict the transfer of money in and out of Russia in the form of cryptocurrencies.  HL6581
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the time taken to sanction named Russian oligarchs.  HL6582
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to waive visas requirements for Ukrainians fleeing war.  HL6583
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow Ukrainians living in the UK, regardless of their immigration status, the right to bring dependants or spouses into the UK.  HL6584
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent the illicit flow of surplus arms from the war in Ukraine into the UK.  HL6585
Answered
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