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Questions for Written Answer for 7 March 2022

Tabled on 4 March and due for answer by 18 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China regarding recent reports that bishops are (1) secretly detained, (2) placed under house arrest, and (3) subjected to forced disappearance and "patriotic education"; and further to the jailing of Pastor Hao Zhiwei in February, what assessment they have made of his… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China regarding recent reports that Chinese citizens who attempted to report on the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 have (1) disappeared, or (2) been imprisoned.  HL6635
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China regarding recent reports of the disappearance or imprisonment of human rights defenders.  HL6636
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 March (HL Deb col 846), when they intend to open a sponsored pathway for Ukrainians not related to persons settled in the UK to obtain entry into the UK as a refugee; what are the sponsorship requirements for any such application; and what qualifications are required to act a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Community Safety Partnerships in England and Wales are using the Cardiff Model (A&E) data to identify serious violence hotspots; whether they have plans to extend the usage of this data; and what is the timetable for that extension.  HL6638
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Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to rebuild development capacity once the commitment to a target spending of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income for Official Development Assistance is restored.  HL6639
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Lord Bruce of Bennachie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to review the vulnerability of electricity power lines to disruption caused by storm damage.  HL6640
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the press release Fairer higher education system for students and taxpayers, published on 24 February, what courses they consider to be of low quality and not leading to a graduate job with a good wage.  HL6641
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to Ukraine to help protect that country’s arts and cultural heritage; and how they are delivering that assistance.  HL6642
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 21 February (HL Deb col 2), what options they are considering for own account operators regarding musicians touring the EU.  HL6643
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation to provide the Digital Markets Unit with statutory powers in the next parliamentary session.  HL6644
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure a level playing field is established by legislative and regulatory means to allow UK news publishers to negotiate for proper and fair payment by technology companies for the news content they generate.  HL6645
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to support the establishment of a Digital Markets Unit within the Competition and Markets Authority, (2) to provide the necessary financial support for the recruitment of personnel to the new Digital Markets Unit, and (3) to ensure the new Digital Markets Unit has the necessary powers to intervene on a statut… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the NHS Standard Contract 2022/23, when the data relating to the 12 hour standard for maximum waits from the time of arrival in Emergency Departments will be published.  HL6647
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by HonestReporting Help Combat Hamas Terrorism, published on 2 February; and what assessment they have made of the warning within the report by Lloyd's of London against its members doing business with Hamas.  HL6648
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Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their command paper Northern Ireland Protocol: the way forward (CP 502), published on 21 July 2021, what progress they have made to introduce new UK legislation envisaged in paragraphs 43 and 62.  HL6649
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to allow contracts with Russian entities to be broken without becoming liable for damages.  HL6650
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the health outcomes of people who were advised to shield from COVID-19 in 2020; and what steps they are taking to protect their ongoing health.  HL6651
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Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to assist small charities attempting to take humanitarian supplies by lorry to Ukraine via the EU, and (2) to help them obtain the correct permits.  HL6652
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Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the EU to ease the administrative and paperwork requirements for lorries carrying medicines and humanitarian supplies to Ukraine.  HL6653
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Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from charities about difficulties in sending medicines, including paracetamol, by lorry to Ukraine.  HL6654
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the removal of COVID-19 restrictions in England, what plans the Royal Parks have to reopen the South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park to vehicular traffic.  HL6655
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