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Questions for Written Answer for 11 March 2022

Tabled on 10 March and due for answer by 24 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, following the reporting targeting of villages in the area on the border with Azerbaijan.  HL6833
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, following the cutting of the gas supply to the region.  HL6834
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the reported remarks of President Aliyev of Azerbaijan that the Nagorno-Karabakh region does not exist and it should not be called as such, and (2) the implications of these remarks for the Armenian population in the region.  HL6835
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Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government why they require biometric data from people seeking refugee status having fled from Ukraine; what assessment they have made of decision by the government of the Republic of Ireland not to require biometric information from such refugees; and what plans they have to review the Common Travel Area in response to this different approach.  HL6… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest budget estimate for the Old Oak Common station on the Great Western Main Line; how many platform faces are included; and whether this is included in the overall HS2 budget as set out in the integrated Rail Plan.  HL6837
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest design for the HS2 tracks and approach tunnels for Euston station.  HL6838
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the stability of Parkway Tunnel and of the approach tracks to the Network Rail Euston station during the construction of the HS2 caverns and tunnels directly underneath; and what steps they have taken to guarantee that there will be no disruption to the rail services into and out of the Network Rail Eu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many HS2 station platforms are currently planned for its Euston station; how many trains per hour they can accommodate; and what plans they have to release any land no longer required.  HL6840
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 March (HL6487), how many pedestrians were knocked over by motor vehicles in each of the last three years; and of those, how many sustained serious injuries or were killed.  HL6841
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to supply the Ukrainian Defence Forces with missiles capable of destroying Russian landing ships in the Black Sea off Odessa.  HL6842
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Lord Blencathra to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to (1) the end of social distancing restrictions in the House of Lords, and (2) the increased physical participation of disabled Members, why the arrangements providing for remote participation in Standing Order 24A are still in operation.  HL6843
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of declining immunity to COVID-19 in the population; and what steps they are taking to continue vaccination against COVID-19 in response to any such assessment.  HL6844
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to impose sanctions on (1) states other than Russia, and (2) individuals other than Russians, in order to close loopholes to the effectiveness of sanctions against (a) Russia, and (b) Russians.  HL6845
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants to the UK from Afghanistan are still living in hotels awaiting resettlement; and how long have they been waiting.  HL6846
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 March (HL6233), what is the reason for the decline in the number of roads policing officers; and whether this was due to (1) the trends in road accident figures, or (2) representations of organisations promoting road safety.  HL6847
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 March (HL6233), whether they have considered any studies of the deployment of roads policing officers that assesses the time spent (1) attending accidents, and (2) preparing court papers, against the time spent on patrols aimed at deterring unacceptable behaviour on t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the UK’s dependence on non-domestic energy resources.  HL6849
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to safeguard people with autism from online harm.  HL6850
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to ensure that large technology organisations are complying with regulations on personal data.  HL6851
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the negotiating position and approach of the EU on the political stability of the power-sharing institutions in Northern Ireland.  HL6852
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the then Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 20 March 2018 (HC Deb col 176), what progress they have made with the establishment of an exclusive economic zone for UK fishing "that is ours to police and control".  HL6853
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to measure progress towards the restoration of disabled children’s social care services to pre-pandemic levels.  HL6854
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The Earl of Caithness to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce further plans to improve soil quality and structure in England.  HL6855
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Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation to implement reforms in England and Wales similar to those proposed in the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill to ensure the equal treatment of transgender people across Great Britain; and, if so, when.  HL6856
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision to ban the import of Russian oil into the UK, what financial protection is available to UK companies who chartered Russian oil tankers to deliver fuel to the UK.  HL6857
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government how many surgical interventions intended to reduce gender dysphoria, and improve health, quality of life and social functioning in people who have gender dysphoria, have been commissioned by the NHS in each year since 2019; and of these, how many were (1) masculinising genital surgery, and (2) feminising genital surgery.  HL6858
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the NHS of surgical interventions intended to reduce gender dysphoria, and improve health, quality of life and social functioning in people who have gender dysphoria, in each year since 2019.  HL6859
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government how many remedial surgical interventions were commissioned by the NHS following surgical interventions intended to reduce gender dysphoria, and improve health, quality of life and social functioning in people who have gender dysphoria, in each year since 2019.  HL6860
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the NHS of remedial surgical interventions following surgical interventions intended to reduce gender dysphoria, and improve health, quality of life and social functioning in people who have gender dysphoria, in each year since 2019.  HL6861
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government, given the speed with which vaccines against COVID-19 were approved, what are the causes of the delay to the approval of the use of Ivermectin; and what assessment they have made of (1) the approval of Ivermectin by other countries, and (2) the health benefits that would result from approving Ivermectin for use in the UK.  HL6862
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women aged (1) 18 to 24, and (2) 25 years or older, are currently held in each female prison establishment.  HL6863
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of physical restraint took place in the female prison estate on women aged (1) 18 to 24, and (2) 25 years or older, in each year since 2018.  HL6864
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of cells in (1) the female prison estate, and (2) the male prison estate, have in-cell telephony; and what proportion of cells in each prison have that facility.  HL6865
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar on 2 February (HL5530) concerning the average distance from home for prisoners in female and male prisons, what is the reason for the discrepancy between the figures provided and the figure in table 5.1a of the Female Offender Strategy supporting data tables.  H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women aged (1) 18 to 24, and (2) 25 years or older, have accessed primary care mental health services, in each of the last 10 years.  HL6867
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK's (1) Humanitarian Field Teams, and (2) Emergency Medical Team, which are deployed to Poland, Romania, and Moldova, include any specialists in responding to (a) sexual, and (b) gender, based violence.  HL6868
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Russia's membership of the (1) Bosnia and Herzegovina Peace Implementation Council, and (2) the Peace Implementation Council Steering Board, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; and what assessment they have made as to whether Russia’s membership should be reviewed.  HL6869
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to guarantee (1) security, and (2) stability, in the Western Balkans in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  HL6870
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Department for Work and Pensions will fulfil their commitment to publish the evaluation strategy for the managed migration pilot; and when they will publish (1) the evaluation of the managed migration pilot, and (2) the Equality Impact Assessments of managed migration plans.  HL6871
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be any further piloting of managed migration before it is rolled out.  HL6872
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will begin the roll-out of managed migration.  HL6873
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many visa applications they have received under the Ukraine Family Scheme to date; and how many visas have been granted.  HL6874
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed progress on their pledge to recruit 50,000 new nurses into the NHS by 2024 with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN); and what assessment they have made of the concerns expressed by the RCN over the lack of transparent publication of workforce data.  HL6875
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Sudan; and what diplomatic initiatives they are pursuing, together with international partners, to enjoin Sudan’s military leaders to begin talks with civilian leaders to put the country back on a transitional path to democracy.  HL6876
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister has spoken to Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan since that country's abstention on the UN General Assembly resolution of 2 March demanding the Russian Federation immediately end its invasion of Ukraine and unconditionally withdraw all its military forces.  HL6877
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the war in Ukraine on (1) global food supplies, and (2) food prices; and what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to mitigate global food insecurity.  HL6878
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to support Ukraine’s cyberspace and to bolster its cyber defences.  HL6879
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government, what progress they have made in developing a report about the extent to which individuals are protected from domestic abuse when using contact centres in England, as set out in section 83 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.  HL6880
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they are giving to the National Association of Child Contact Centres; and whether the grant will be for a (1) two year, or (2) three year, period.  HL6881
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what the level of funding will be for the BBC World Service from April 2022.  HL6882
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to support (1) maternal health, and (2) family planning provision, for (a) those in Ukraine, and (b) those who are now refugees, in light of Russia's invasion of that country.  HL6883
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve outcomes for brain tumour cancer patients.  HL6884
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the outcomes for brain tumour cancer patients by establishing a targeted funding bespoke panel solely for brain tumour research.  HL6885
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reduce the disparity in survival rates for brain tumour patients compared to other higher funded cancers.  HL6886
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with train operating companies to ensure they offer free travel for refugees from Ukraine for their initial journey from their point of entry to the UK.  HL6887
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledonon 7 March (HL6312), what attempts they have made to document the destruction of Armenian historical sites in Azerbaijan.  HL6888
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the (a) number, and (b) countries of origin, of refugees currently in South Sudan, and (2) the number of South Sudanese refugees in (a) Uganda, and (b) other countries; and what support they have provided to these refugees during the last 12 months.  HL6889
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to investigate the affairs of “God Bless: Help Earth, Help Universe, Alien Space Works, Organization Für Anthropologie Und Kultivierung & Nelleh Limited”, a company whose business is the “Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery” and “Banks”; and whether they will provide the date on which it w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many taxpayers paid tax on dividends at the rate of (1) 7.5 per cent, (2) 32.5 per cent, and (3) 38.1 per cent, in the last year for which figures were available; and what was the amount paid by each category of taxpayer.  HL6891
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many companies listing Bitcoin mining as their main business are registered at Companies House.  HL6892
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for universities in England (1) providing accommodation, and (2) waiving fees, for Ukrainian students who have fled that country.  HL6893
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the effect of rising inflation on the funding settlement for the BBC.  HL6894
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provide directly to support the BBC World Service.  HL6895
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the report by Adoption UK From Both Sides, published on 3 March; and in particular the recommendation that advice and guidance for schools on Pupil Premium should clearly differentiate between the purpose and effective use of Ever-6 Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus.  HL6896
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the report by Adoption UK From Both Sides, published on 3 March; and in particular the recommendation that school leaders, including governing bodies, should receive training and information on the purpose and effective use of Pupil Premium Plus, including how it fits into the sch… 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 assessment they have made of the potential for Regional Adoption Agency leaders to be able to effectively “understand and keep under review what support and use of pupil premium plus has the biggest impact on adoptive children’s outcomes”, as set out in their Adoption strategy: achieving excellence everywhere, publish… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watts to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office staff are working from home; and what proportion of the department this represents.  HL6899
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Lord Watts to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office staff are working from home; and what proportion of the department this represents.  HL6900
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current timetable for phase 2 of the rollout of Veteran’s ID Cards to all veterans who left the armed forces before 2018.  HL6901
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider the proposal for building a Severn Barrage to generate electricity from a renewable source; and what plans they have to discuss this with the Welsh Government.  HL6902
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to review their decision to allow oil from Russia to enter the UK for the remainder of 2022, and (2) to implement an earlier ban.  HL6903
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the (1) Welsh Government, and (2) Scottish Government, regarding the wishes of those administrations to welcome refugees into their countries.  HL6904
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