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Questions for Written Answer for 18 March 2022

Tabled on 17 March and due for answer by 31 March.

Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people have been recruited to skills bootcamps in the years (1) 2019–20, (2) 2020–21, and (3) 2021–22 so far; and how many of these students studied environmental sustainability.  HL7040
Answered
Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults aged (1) 24–40, and (2) 41–60, have applied for the free courses in (a) A Level equivalent, or (b) higher qualifications, since April 2021.  HL7041
Answered
Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many ENTHUSE bursaries were approved in the years (1) 2020–21, and (2) 2021–22 so far, in both (a) primary, and (b) secondary, schools.  HL7042
Answered
Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) bursaries, and (2) prestigious scholarships, worth £26,000 tax free to teachers in (a) Chemistry, (b) Computing, (c) Maths, and (d) Physics, have been awarded in (i) 2019–20, (ii) 2020–21, and (iii) in 2021–22 so far.  HL7043
Answered
Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in (1) 2019–20, (2) 2020–21, and (3) 2021–22 so far, have provided internet access to disadvantaged students.  HL7044
Answered
Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in (1) 2019–20, (2) 2020–21, and (3) 2021–22 so far, have offered their students (a) 5, (b) 6, (c) 7, (d) 8, (e) 9, (f) 10, (g) 11, or (h) 12, GCSEs.  HL7045
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage the Royal Parks to close permanently the South Carriageway and the North Carriageway in Hyde Park to vehicular traffic in order to improve the quality of the environment and safety of pedestrians and cyclists in Hyde Park.  HL7046
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to use Regulated Asset Base funding for projects with a long construction period for tidal range projects.  HL7047
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to publicise the changes in the law on driving while using a mobile phone which commence on the 25 March; and in particular the law that drivers must not use a handheld phone when they are stationary in a traffic queue.  HL7048
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the public health benefits of wearing a face mask on public transport.  HL7049
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations on public health measures related to COVID-19; and what plans they have to publish the minutes of such discussions.  HL7050
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the humanitarian and security situation in Nigeria.  HL7051
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the operation of the Trader Support Service.  HL7052
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses are currently registered with the Trader Support Service.  HL7053
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many customs transactions the Trader Support Service has carried out for users in each year since it was created.  HL7054
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government where those employed to work in the Trader Support Service are located.  HL7055
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 16 March (HL Deb col 277), what measures they are using to evaluate the effects of the two child limit on Universal Credit.  HL7056
Answered
Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the recording of fires caused by electrical appliance purchased online.  HL7057
Answered
Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to recording of electric shocks, or other injuries such as burns, caused by electrical items purchased online.  HL7058
Answered
Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what information they collect regarding electrical appliances purchased online that are (1) counterfeit, (2) poor quality, or (3) faulty.  HL7059
Answered
Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are paying or contributing to the legal costs of the applicants in the McKerr group of cases, including that relating to the murder of Patrick Finucane, which are currently before the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe after judgments by the European Court of Human Rights; and, if so, how much they have contri… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many legacy civil suits that (1) they are subject to, and (2) relate to the Troubles, are currently before the courts in Northern Ireland; how many were settled in 2021; what amounts were paid to applicants that year; and what was the cost in legal aid.  HL7061
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government which sectors have been consulted as part of (1) the Health Education England's review of long-term strategic trends for the health and social care workforce, and (2) the upcoming NHS England strategy.  HL7062
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the terms of reference for NHS England's upcoming workforce strategy.  HL7063
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether community pharmacists have been considered as part of NHS England's upcoming workforce strategy.  HL7064
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the backlog of applications for (1) asylum, or (2) temporary protection; and what assessment they have made of the effects these measures have had so far.  HL7065
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the quality of the first substantive interview for asylum applicants.  HL7066
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures (1) they, and (2) the International Maritime Organization, are taking to prevent Russia using the NAVTEX system to spread false information.  HL7067
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking towards securing a UNEA resolution for a treaty on plastic pollution; what timetable they are working to; and how they will monitor the effectiveness of any such treaty.  HL7068
Answered
Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they have for foreign bodies (1) owning, and (2) investing, in football teams in England; and what measures they have in place to safeguard the interests of fans.  HL7069
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Hong Kong following reports of threats and intimidation of Benedict Rogers, a UK citizen and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Watch.  HL7070
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any communication about Ms Kate Josephs, former Director General of the Covid Task Force, since she left that role, regarding the Cabinet Office leaving party she attended on 17 December 2020 with (1) Sheffield City Council, or (2) Ms Josephs; and on what dates any such communications took place.  HL7071
Answered
Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were waiting for elective treatment for which NHS England’s specialised services function was responsible in (1) February 2020, and (2) the latest month for which figures are available; how many of these patients had already waited over 18 weeks; and what was the (a) mean, and (n) median, waiting time for those patient… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have regarding the reported circumvention of sanctions on Russia by (1) India, and (2) Belarus.  HL7073
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to imposing sanctions on Belarus.  HL7074
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any sanctions imposed on Belarus by other countries.  HL7075
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the (1) curtailment, and (2) suspension, of overseas aid to India, in light of reports that India has facilitated circumvention of sanctions imposed on Russia.  HL7076
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Penn on 9 March (HL6405), whether they will publish the Asset Purchase Facility (APF) deed indemnity with the “operationally sensitive information” redacted.  HL7077
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Engineering UK Levelling up engineering skills: widening opportunities for young people, published in February.  HL7078
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the chair of the Social Mobility Commission at the Association of School and College Leaders Conference that school leaders should "put the blinkers on and ignore" Ofsted, as the organisation is "not a force for good".  HL7079
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