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Questions for Written Answer for 15 March 2022

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make available confiscated Russian assets to victims of the war in Ukraine.  HL6921
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that phosphorus munitions have been used in attacks on civilians in Popasna, in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.  HL6922
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to designate phosphorous as a banned weapon under the Chemical Weapons Convention; and what progress they have made in achieving such a designation.  HL6923
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to reports of white phosphorus being used against civilian populations in (1) northern Syria, and (2) Nagorno-Karabakh; and whether they are treating both incidents as potential war crimes under the Geneva Convention.  HL6924
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish in draft the statutory guidance on the identification of potential victims of slavery or human trafficking, referred to in clause 64 of the Nationality and Borders Bill, during that Bill's passage through Parliament.  HL6925
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish in draft the statutory guidance on the identification of potential victims of slavery or human trafficking, referred to in clause 64 of the Nationality and Borders Bill, during the current parliamentary session.  HL6926
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for a register of Landlords and Tenants alongside a separate register for a redress scheme for landlords and tenants.  HL6927
Answered
Lord Colgrain to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the 45p per mile fuel allowance for cars and vans should be increased due to (1) the length of time it has remained unchanged, and (2) the increased cost of fuel.  HL6928
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent Russian demands in negotiations with Iran towards a new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement.  HL6929
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the nuclear security risk of continuing negotiations with Iran towards the return of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) agreement, given the potential threat of the use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict.  HL6930
Answered
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the restrictions on foreign citizens seeking to reside or work in the West Bank, published by the government of Israel in February.  HL6931
Answered
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning recent reports of Israeli soldiers invading Palestinian homes in Tiwani village, near Hebron.  HL6932
Answered
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the map of (1) house demolitions, and (2) household displacements, in Israel and the West Bank, published by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions in February.  HL6933
Answered
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue they have raised above the relevant administrative costs from the fee charged to adults to register their entitlement to citizenship under the British Nationality Act 1981, for each year since the current fee level was set.  HL6934
Answered
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue they have raised in total from the fee charged to children to register their entitlement to citizenship under the British Nationality Act 1981 in each year since the current fee level was set.  HL6935
Answered
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of (1) abolishing the fee charged for looked after children to register their entitlement to citizenship under the British Nationality Act 1981, and (2) charging other children a fee equivalent to the average administrative cost of processing applications.  HL6936
Answered
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the revenue raised from the fee charged to register children's entitlement to citizenship exceeds the administrative costs of processing such applications for (1) looked after children, and (2) those who are not looked after, for each year since the current fee level was set.  HL6937
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reports about their tower block safety plan, whether the UK house building industry will be required to pay for remedies to buildings constructed by overseas developers; and if so, why.  HL6938
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the profit margin per litre of petrol sold at petrol stations in (1) February 2022, (2) February 2021, and (3) February 2020.  HL6939
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what fiscal steps they plan to take to help reduce the impact on households of the rise in the cost of living.  HL6940
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help ensure value for money in public spending.  HL6941
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help reduce economic inequality.  HL6942
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the strength of the UK economy.  HL6943
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to tackle illicit finance.  HL6944
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the policy of the government of Israel of demolishing the homes of suspected Palestinian terrorists, and (2) the restrictions on demonstrations against this policy.  HL6945
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the incarceration of Ahmad Manasra for almost six years, from the age of 13.  HL6946
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports of the restrictions placed on healthcare services in the West Bank and Gaza, including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, resulting from transit restrictions imposed by the government of Israel.  HL6947
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use the homes of sanctioned Russian oligarchs to house Ukrainian refugees.  HL6948
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support refugee children from Ukraine and accommodate them within the education system.  HL6949
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether security checks under the sponsorship scheme for British households opening their homes to Ukrainian refugees will involve (1) a full Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check, or (2) a one-off check against the police national computer database.  HL6950
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce interest-free loans to install solar panels.  HL6951
Answered
Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include in the Joint Fisheries Statement a date by which (1) the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and (2) the other devolved administrations, will publish a plan to roll out Remote Electronic Monitoring.  HL6952
Answered
Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish a consultation on Remote Electronic Monitoring, following the call for evidence in 2020.  HL6953
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue an apology to the governing bodies of 19 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Hallam which were sent academy orders, without valid academy applications being sent to the Department for Education from those governing bodies.  HL6954
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what explanation has been provided to the Regional Schools Commissioner as to why academy orders were sent to 19 schools in the Catholic Diocese of Hallam, without the governing bodies of those schools sending valid academy applications to the Department for Education.  HL6955
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that academy orders are not sent to any schools without a valid academy application first being sent from governing bodies of schools to the Department for Education.  HL6956
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue renewed guidance on the requirement for the governing body of a school to meet and pass a resolution prior to an academy application being made.  HL6957
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) Transport for London, and (2) Network Rail, regarding the use of contactless payment points at Gatwick Airport Railway Station; and whether those discussions were informed by data on the number of people who incur a penalty fare due to not tapping out at the end of their journey.  HL6958
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government which countries they are in discussions with to make up the supply deficit of (1) oil, and (2) gas, arising from the current geopolitical situation.  HL6959
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of delays in granting probate on the wills of deceased persons in (1) England, and (2) Wales, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they are taking to clear the backlog of cases caused by such delays.  HL6960
Answered
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