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Questions for Written Answer for 12 February 2024

Tabled on 9 February and due for answer by 23 February.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission or gather evidence about the real-world impacts of glyphosate on human health and the natural environment, ahead of the decision on whether to renew approval of glyphosate in 2025.  HL2354
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask His Majesty's Government, in the light of the acknowledgement by the European Food Safety Authority when assessing glyphosate in the EU of concerns regarding impacts on both human health and the environment which were not addressed due to missing data and a lack of guidelines, what steps they plan to take to address these information gaps in… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 7 February (HL1914), what assessment they have made of recent findings by the RAC that only 39 per cent of motorway services in England have at least six rapid or ultra-rapid chargers for electric vehicles; and what assessment they have made of why their target for 100 per cent of m… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication of the Safeguarding the Union Command Paper (CP 1021) on 31 January, how many species or genera of plants remain banned for entry into Northern Ireland; and which species or genera remain banned.  HL2357
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask His Majesty's Government, following publication of the Safeguarding the Union Command Paper (CP 1021) on 31 January, whether seed potatoes can now be moved by professional operators in Great Britain to consumers in Northern Ireland.  HL2358
Tabled
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask His Majesty's Government which species or genera of plants are the subject of dossiers sent to the EU requesting the lifting of the ban on their entry into Northern Ireland.  HL2359
Answered
Lord Jackson of Peterborough to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Benyon on 9 February (HL1962), why they do not track and disaggregate discrete spend for abortion services, as part of the wider package of women's healthcare, in respect of development monies disbursed in Africa.  HL2360
Tabled
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask His Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the bee population.  HL2361
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask His Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the housing cooperative sector.  HL2362
Answered
Lord Krebs to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Retained EU Law Parliamentary Report for the period June 2023–December 2023, published on 22 January, what is the departmental breakdown for the following categories set out in Table 2 ('HMG roadmap for the stock of REUL'): (1) 'Propose to revoke in 2024', (2) 'Propose to revoke in 2025–26', (3) 'Propose to reform in 2024'… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Lytton to ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) low-rise purpose-built flats in blocks of below 6 storeys, (2) high-rise purpose-built flats in blocks of 6 or more storeys, (3) houses, and (4) bungalows, were built in England between 1992 and 2022.  HL2364
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Norwich to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty.  HL2365
Answered
Lord Rogan to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Gaelic Athletic Association with regard to increasing the £15 million intended to contribute towards the redevelopment of Casement Park in Belfast; and how much the overall project is currently estimated to cost.  HL2366
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Institute of Health Equity’s report Health Inequalities published in January, which showed that between 2010 and 2020 nearly 1.2 million people died prematurely from a combination of poverty, austerity and COVID-19, and what redress have they offered to the families of the victims.  HL2367
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Offord of Garvel on 8 February (HL1877) stating that the “Post Office would not block any Non-Disclosure Agreements being broken for postmasters”, whether they are planning to give that commitment a statutory footing.  HL2368
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to ensure that where there have been miscarriages of criminal and other civil justice caused by the Post Office in the Horizon scandal that victims are able to seek compensation for non-monetary losses such as stress, lost career opportunities, losses due sale of properties, losses caused by bank… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty's Government what research they have carried out, if any, to ascertain the effect of the two-child benefit cap on the lives of the affected children and their families.  HL2370
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty's Government what employment the current Post Office Chief Executive Nick Read had between 30 September 2017 when he ceased to be a director of NISA Retail Limited and his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Post Office on 16 September 2019.  HL2371
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask His Majesty's Government what were their reasons for nominating Alice Perkins, former Chair of the Post Office from 2011 to 2015, for a recommendation for honours.  HL2372
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask His Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to mitigate the rising cost of insurance for electric and hybrid vehicles.  HL2373
Answered
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