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Questions for Written Answer for 28 March 2022

Tabled on 25 March and due for answer by 8 April.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what the lower earnings limit for National Insurance will be set at for the years 2022–23; and whether any changes are proposed from July 2022.  HL7351
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will rescind the decision to refuse to accept stamps purchased after 31 January 2023 if they do not contain a barcode.  HL7352
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reissue the (1) Dad's Army, and (2) Parliament, stamps with a barcode, in light of the new rules requiring stamps to contain a barcode to be usable after 31 January 2023.  HL7353
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, whether they can outline what the (1) operational efficiencies, (2) security features, and (3) innovative services, are that will be introduced for stamps requiring barcodes after 31 January 2023.  HL7354
Answered
Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent profiteering by companies increasing their prices following the five pence cut in fuel duty announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Spring Statement on 23 March.  HL7355
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat of tuberculosis to human health (1) in England, and (2) globally.  HL7356
Answered
Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty's Government whether those assessing the applications for the Levelling Up fund will be seeking (1) clarity, and (2) additional information, from the applicants if they have further questions.  HL7357
Answered
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have updated their assessment of the potential for hydroelectric power, further to the rise in electricity prices; and what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing a scheme like the Contracts for Difference scheme to encourage the deployment of small-scale hydropower systems.  HL7358
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to suspend Russia from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).  HL7359
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, either (1) unilaterally, or (2) with NATO partners, with the government of Turkey about the future of the S-400 missile defence system which that country acquired from Russia in 2019.  HL7360
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to build a regulatory framework to manage the cybersecurity risks associated with automated vehicle technology.  HL7361
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the scale of the threat to global security as a result of restricted access to water due to climate change; and what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to ensure that essential water resources are protected.  HL7362
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government when anyone in Government last spoke with Sergei Shoigu, Russia's defence minister; and whether they have any knowledge of his current whereabouts.  HL7363
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether COVID-19 tests will remain (1) free, and (2) accessible, for (a) all immunocompromised people, (b) their households, and (c) close contacts, from 1 April, for those who are either (i) symptomatic, or (ii) asymptomatic.  HL7364
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to meet charities supporting severely immunocompromised groups to discuss how they can be involved in (1) co-creating, and (2) disseminating, (a) communication, and (b) guidance, to people regarding how to safely manage their risk from COVID-19 beyond 1 April.  HL7365
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord True on 24 March (HL6920 and HL7071), why giving dates of any communication regarding (1) Ms Kate Josephs, and (2) the Cabinet Office leaving party she attended on 17 December 2020, is (a) not appropriate at this time, and (b) would undermine a police investigation.  HL7366
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the advantages afforded to university applicants with at least one family member who has attended university; and whether university application forms should ask whether applicants are first-generation applicants.  HL7367
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of remuneration that chief executives of multi–academy trusts are being paid.  HL7368
Answered
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