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Questions for Written Answer for 25 March 2022

Tabled on 24 March and due for answer by 7 April.

Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) possibility, and (2) impact, of sanctions on Iran being lifted as part of a renegotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA); and what discussions they have held with the government of the United States in relation to this.  HL7319
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to re-introduce sunset clauses to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA).  HL7320
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of cash that will become available to Iran in the event of the renegotiated Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA) agreement coming into effect.  HL7321
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the adequacy of oversight of Iran's nuclear programme in the renegotiated Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA) agreement; and (2) the possibility of re-imposing sanctions in the event of breach of the agreement.  HL7322
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions, if any, they have placed on the Iranian Foundation Bonyad Taavon Basij; what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of any such sanctions; and what assessment they have made of the possibility of lifting any such sanctions in a re-negotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA).  HL7323
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions, if any, they have placed on the Central Bank of Iran and the National Development Fund; what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of those sanctions; what assessment they have made of the possibility of lifting those sanctions in a re-negotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran (JCPOA); and what a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the funding of (1) the Iranian Foundation Bonyad Taavon Basij, and (2) the Basij Resistance force; and what assessment they have made of the reported use of child soldiers by that force.  HL7325
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who qualify for Pension Credit but do not claim it each year.  HL7326
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the removal of the triple lock on pensions this year on pensioner poverty.  HL7327
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what system is in place to report on the potential of (1) primary, and (2) secondary, legislation, to create regulatory divergence between Great Britain and Northern Ireland in areas where the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland applies.  HL7328
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many custom transactions the Trader Support Service has carried out for users in each year since it was created.  HL7329
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many users are currently registered with the Trader Support Service; and how many of those users are located in (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) Great Britain.  HL7330
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government when the removal of VAT on home energy products will take effect for homeowners in Northern Ireland.  HL7331
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 7 March (HL6269), what steps they will take to ensure that a larger amount of peatlands is restored before 2040 in order (1) to avoid incurring significant opportunity costs, and (2) to prevent the further degradation of unrestored peatlands.  HL7332
Answered
Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether replacements for the munitions gifted to Ukraine have been ordered; and which Government department will pay for them.  HL7333
Answered
Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to deliver on their commitment in the Net Zero Strategy to enable people to make informed choices about (1) the goods and products they buy, and (2) services they use, through exploring how products could be labelled with their (a) emission intensity, and (b) environmental impact.  HL7334
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current relations between the UK and Eritrea.  HL7335
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of Russia's plans to set up a naval base on the Eritrean Red Sea coast.  HL7336
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of UK-based humanitarian NGOs to operate in Eritrea.  HL7337
Answered
Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 24 March (HL7023), why antiviral treatments for COVID-19 are not commercially available; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of such treatments.  HL7338
Answered
Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 patients are currently in hospital; whether those patients are being given antiviral treatments to aid their recovery; and if so, what is the average length of time it takes patients receiving such treatments to be cured.  HL7339
Answered
Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 24 March (HL7023), why they are retaining stocks of COVID-19 antiviral treatments.  HL7340
Answered
Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Benyon on 23 March (HL Deb col 954), what discussions they had with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs minister in the Northern Ireland Executive about his embargo on the recruitment of veterinarians to deliver controls on (1) sanitary, and (2) phytosanitary, goods arriving at Nort… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people claiming contributory benefits as a result of the change to National Insurance contributions.  HL7342
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of requiring voters to show photo ID to vote in elections on voter turnout; when that assessment was carried out; and what effects on voter turnout the assessment showed for (1) the overall voting age population, (2) unemployed people, (3) people who rent their home from a local authority, (… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on external consultants in the tax years (1) 2017–18; (2) 2018–19; (3) 2019–20, (4) 2020–21, and (5) 2021 to date.  HL7344
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who would be registered to vote if automatic voter registration was introduced compared to the current electoral roll; and what assessment they have made of the effect automatic voter registration would have on (1) people under 30 years old; (2) people over 65 years old; (3) people fr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitment to move to First Past the Post for future Metro Mayoral elections, when they consulted (1) the directly elected Metro Mayors in England, and (2) the areas they serve, about the proposal; and what the response was from each Metro Mayor.  HL7346
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of personation attempts at polling stations that would be deterred if mandatory photo ID was implemented to vote at elections; and when that assessment took place.  HL7347
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the World Health Organisation’s recommendation that the ideal room temperature for healthy and appropriately dressed people is 18 degrees Celsius, what plans they have, if any, to introduce an information campaign to encourage people to reduce their room temperatures.  HL7348
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will provide to local authorities to support them with the (1) financing, and (2) provision, of (a) adult social care services, (b) public health services, including access to specialist trauma counselling, and (c) other general public services.  HL7349
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to (1) police forces, (2) security agencies, and (3) enforcement agencies, about how (a) digital, and (b) electronic, evidence are recorded.  HL7350
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