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Questions for Written Answer for 29 March 2022

Tabled on 28 March and due for answer by 11 April.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Kamall on 26 January (HL5352), 10 February (HL5960), and 23 March (HL6213), whether they have notified the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regarding the concerns around Inivos sterile surgical gowns.  HL7369
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of current (1) rates of (a) starvation, and (b) malnutrition, and (2) the availability of food, in Tigray.  HL7370
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether starvation is being used as a weapon of war against the civilian population of Tigray.  HL7371
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the displacement of the Darfuri people.  HL7372
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a reported increase in violence, including sexual violence, in Darfur; and what steps they are taking to address it.  HL7373
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed legislation to introduce a register of lobbyists working on behalf of hostile states will include individuals who work on behalf of the government of Hong Kong.  HL7374
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 March 2022 (HL6847), whether there have been any occasions since April 2019 where they have drawn the attention of a Police and Crime Commissioner or Chief Constable to (1) poor, or (2) commendable, performance standards relating to a road safety issue.  HL7375
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the results of the Roads Policing Review: Call for Evidence, which closed on 5 October 2020.  HL7376
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 24 March 2022 (HL7051), which (1) communities, (2) organisations, and (3) other beneficiaries, they have supported in the Middle-Belt since January 2021 to address the ongoing humanitarian situation in Nigeria.  HL7377
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK aid to Nigeria has been spent in the Middle-Belt since 2015.  HL7378
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The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of avian flu were reported in the UK in the years (1) 2019, (2) 2020, (3) 2021, and (4) 2022 so far.  HL7379
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The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of outbreaks of avian flu.  HL7380
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The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation was paid to farmers in the UK in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021, in respect of avian flu.  HL7381
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The Lord Bishop of Exeter to ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans they have made in the event of further widespread outbreaks of avian flu.  HL7382
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) allocations function as a de facto cap on the number of international students that can be sponsored for study in the UK.  HL7383
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal basis for the imposition of limits on the numbers of Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) allocations to individual institutions seeking to admit international students.  HL7384
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) allocations were given to holders of student sponsor licences (1) by institution, and (2) in total, in each of the last five years.  HL7385
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies issued were unassigned (1) by institution, and (2) in total, in each of the last five years.  HL7386
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government how many sponsoring institutions have unsuccessfully requested increases to their Confirmations of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) allocations.  HL7387
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what their planned allocation of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will be for (1) the next year they can be sought, and (2) each of the next five years.  HL7388
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Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 5,279 children have been stripped and searched by Metropolitan Police Officers; and what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) such action was appropriate and essential, and (2) children’s safety and wellbeing is considered.  HL7389
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme since it was launched on 14 March.  HL7390
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to speed up the visa application process for Ukrainian refugees.  HL7391
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support families, particularly those on low incomes, to meet the continued guidance to test for COVID-19 before visiting care homes.  HL7392
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enforce laws surrounding trade union consultation; and what plans they have to ban the practice of fire-and-rehire.  HL7393
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the new Hong Kong National Security Law, and (2) the blocking of Hong Kong Watch’s website in the territory; and whether they will update their travel advice for Hong Kong.  HL7394
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of extradition treaties between EU Member States and the People’s Republic of China on freedom of movement for UK citizens in Europe; and what discussions they have had with European counterparts on this matter.  HL7395
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the blocking of Hong Kong Watch’s website in that territory, what assessment they have made of the extraterritoriality clause of the Hong Kong National Security Law.  HL7396
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect UK NGOs that are potentially subject to prosecution under Hong Kong’s National Security Law.  HL7397
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with their counterparts in Hong Kong regarding the targeting of UK citizens under the National Security Law.  HL7398
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a country-specific sanctions list for Hong Kong.  HL7399
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Lord Spencer of Alresford to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to weaken Russian influence in Africa; in particular, Russian support for military governments in (1) Mali, and (2) Sudan.  HL7400
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to utilise the police to help regulate the Homes for Ukraine scheme.  HL7401
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide figures to local councils regarding how many school spaces they should make available for Ukrainian refugees.  HL7402
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Ukrainian refugees who will no longer be sponsored by their host after the proposed six-month time frame.  HL7403
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage Ukrainian refugees under the Homes for Ukraine scheme to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  HL7404
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the first full satellite constellation for OneWeb to be in orbit.  HL7405
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether OneWeb satellites held in Russia have been returned.  HL7406
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when the national PNT strategy will be released.  HL7407
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what their fallback system is for OneWeb in the event that the GPS is disrupted by (1) an enemy, or (2) malicious entity; and what consideration they have given to a ground based system.  HL7408
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the (1) design, and (2) implementation, of a UK Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) at Medium Earth Orbit which (a) delivers secure PNT signals, and (b) meets UK security requirements, as a result of the UK GNSS research programme; and whether the Space Based PNT Programme (SBPP) continued… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Galileo PRS system to be fully operational.  HL7410
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