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Questions for Written Answer for 21 March 2022

Tabled on 18 March and due for answer by 1 April.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to supply high-altitude anti-aircraft weapons to Ukrainian forces.  HL7080
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the UK's gas storage capacity in billions of kWh, compared with (1) Germany, (2) Italy, and (3) France.  HL7081
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of P&O Ferries' decision to terminate the employment of its workforce via a pre-recorded video.  HL7082
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for connectivity within the UK of P&O Ferries' decision to cease its ferry operations from Larne to Cairnryan.  HL7083
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review employment law following the decision of P&O Ferries to dismiss its employees via a pre-recorded video.  HL7084
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of maintaining full diplomatic relations with Russia following the invasion of Ukraine by that country.  HL7085
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with P&O Ferries about the (1) immigration status, and (2) right to work in the UK, of the replacement workers they are reportedly hiring; what assessment they have made of the right to work in the UK of these workers; and, of the workers of foreign nationality hired by P&O Ferries, what were t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Children's Commissioner for England report Where are England’s Children? Interim findings from the Children’s Commissioner’s Attendance Audit, published on 9 March, what steps they plan to take to identify (1) how many children are currently missing from school, (2) why some pupils have never returned to schoo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (1) the government of Brazil, and (2) international partners, to ensure that any proposals to complete Brazil’s federal highway BR-319 from Manaus, Amazonas to Porto Velho, Rondônia, will not result in increased deforestation in the Amazon by criminal gangs.  HL7088
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the number of foxes currently living in urban areas; and whether this population has (1) increased, or (2) decreased, since 2017.  HL7089
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister offered any assistance to the proposed Yemen peace talks at his meeting with the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh on 16 March.  HL7090
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with (1) NATO partners, and (2) the government of the USA, regarding whether to designate President Putin a war criminal due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  HL7091
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last spoke to President Xi Jinping of China to discuss the situation in Ukraine.  HL7092
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Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the award of freeport status to DP World owned assets in (1) London, and (2) Southampton.  HL7093
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to recover the emergency funding provided to P&O Ferries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL7094
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the legal rights of P&O Ferries employees who have been made redundant; and whether Brexit has affected the rights of British seafarers to work in EU countries.  HL7095
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ukrainian citizens already in the UK who hold a Leave to Remain residence permit are able to fast-track applications for UK visas for family members who have fled the war in Ukraine HL7096
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the freeze on the Central Bank of Russia’s external assets is not circumvented by transactions through central banks of other countries.  HL7097
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Bank of International Settlements to ensure that the suspension of international reserves prevents Russia from making international payments.  HL7098
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of (1) Poland, and (2) the United States of America, to facilitate the transfer of MiG-25s to Ukraine.  HL7099
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to a no-fly zone in Ukrainian airspace, limited to humanitarian corridors.  HL7100
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) presence, and (2) active participation, of UK citizens in conflict zones in Ukraine; and what advice they provide to UK citizens regarding any potential legal consequences of such presence or participation.  HL7101
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, in response to the war in Ukraine, what plans they have, if any, (1) to fill shortages in weapons stocks held by UK armed services, (2) to bring ships, aircraft and any vehicles up to their latest state of modification and maintenance in order to be ready for operations, (3) to speed up delivery of platforms and weapons system… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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