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Questions for Written Answer for 13 February 2024

Tabled on 12 February and due for answer by 26 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Benyon on 9 February (HL1953), whether they will now answer the question put; namely, what assessment they have made of reports by the Mekelle branch of the Ethiopian Ombudsman Institution on 24 January that in five camps of internally displaced people in Tigray, 900 had died due to star… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Security Council Panel of Experts of Sudan’s report on attacks by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur, and in particular of any role of individuals among the RSF and allies in those abuses.  HL2375
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what action they are taking, following the UN Security Council Panel of Experts on the Sudan’s report on the horrific attacks by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur, concerning any charges being brought against Abdel Rahman Juma, the West Darfur RSF commander, concerning any involvement in abuses set out in the report.  … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any (1) any recent increase in the number of displaced persons from Sudan to the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile region, and (2) the impact on people in that region from crop failures and locust infestations; and what consequences there have been for the delivery of humanita… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations of internally displaced people in South Darfur being abused by the Rapid Support Forces, including allegations of rape, assault and looting; and what steps they are taking with international partners to provide (1) protection, and (2) collect and preserve evidence to bring charges… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risk to the UK's status as a location for research presented by the planned closure of the anthropology department of the University of Kent, particularly with regard to ethnobotany; and what broader assessment they have made of any risk posed by the closure of significant number… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the account of the workings of the communications function across Government set out in the chapter entitled “Government (Mis)Communications” in Dame Kate Bingham’s book The Long Shot.  HL2380
Tabled
Lord Freyberg to ask His Majesty's Government how the Department of Culture, Media and Sport captures information about visual artists’ overall income when they derive their main income from sources other than their artistic endeavours.  HL2381
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Lord Freyberg to ask His Majesty's Government how the Department of Culture, Media and Sport distinguishes and accounts for different income scenarios when collecting and analysing data related to visual artists, for example, where the artists derive their main income from sources other than their artistic endeavours.  HL2382
Tabled
Lord Freyberg to ask His Majesty's Government how the Department of Culture, Media and Sport ensures accuracy and comprehensiveness in capturing the financial details of visual artists who may have diverse income streams.  HL2383
Tabled
Baroness Hayman of Ullock to ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to (1) consult on, and (2) lay activity regulations under the Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023.  HL2384
Answered
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Royal College of General Practice with regard to its cancellation of a clinical conference organised by the Clinical Advisory Network on Sex and Gender on “Do No Harm” on reducing harm and promoting safe, evidence-based care for gender questioning children and young people.  HL2… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Royal College of General Practice on the interim report of the Dr Hilary Cass review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People submitted to the Department of Health and Social Care in February 2022.  HL2386
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask His Majesty's Government what is their timetable for the (1) introduction, and (2) implementation, of activity regulations under the Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023.  HL2387
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to progress the implementation of the Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Act 2023.  HL2388
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost in time and resources to schools and colleges in preparing for the aborted T- levels in hairdressing and barbering.  HL2389
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask His Majesty's Government whether, under the proposed new Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering, they have completed an assessment to determine if it is possible for food to be both locally sourced and consumed according to its proposed local maps, meeting all specialist dietary needs.  HL2390
Answered
Lord Jackson of Peterborough to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 9 February (HL2132) where they stated that they are "inviting views from third parties on abortion statistics for England and Wales, including the future publication of abortion complications data", how they intend to (1) collect, (2) collate, (3) analyse, and (4) respond… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask His Majesty's Government how many countries have permanent diplomatic representation in the UK.  HL2392
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask His Majesty's Government how many countries the UK has permanent diplomatic representation in.  HL2393
Tabled
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask His Majesty's Government which countries do not have permanent diplomatic representation in the UK.  HL2394
Tabled
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask His Majesty's Government in which countries the UK does not have a permanent diplomatic presence.  HL2395
Tabled
Lord Lucas to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Gower on 12 February (HL1997), whether rules similar to Network Rail's code of acceptance for commercial advertising apply to non-commercial displays of political messaging.  HL2396
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the General Medical Council regarding the regulation of medical apprenticeships.  HL2397
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask His Majesty's Government how much funding has been provided for medical apprenticeships by (1) Health Education England, and (2) other sources.  HL2398
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) medical royal colleges, and (2) medical professional bodies, about the establishment of medical apprenticeships.  HL2399
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to further regulate medical apprenticeship programmes.  HL2400
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Markham on 9 February (HL2206), whether a specific body will be set up to lead their joint exploration, with NHS England, of supporting the provision of fracture liaison services.  HL2401
Answered
Lord Patten to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of current planning legislation in limiting light pollution of the night skies in England.  HL2402
Tabled
Lord Patten to ask His Majesty's Government how many warships are available to the Royal Navy, and how many officers of the rank of rear admiral and above.  HL2403
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask His Majesty's Government, in the light of the newly established Children and Young People Cancer Task Force, how they will ensure that there is an integrated and coherent strategy between that and the Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence for Children in child neuro-oncology; how they will ensure that resources are not unnecessarily duplicated; and how their… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask His Majesty's Government how they will ensure that all freight vehicles carrying meat present themselves at the Sevington inland border facility having passed through the Port of Dover; and how these vehicles will be monitored and tracked.  HL2405
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask His Majesty's Government what is the tonnage of illegal meat intended for import into the UK seized following UK customs checks in each of the last five years; and what is their assessment of the risk to UK pig farms from African Swine Flu present in consignments of imported meat.  HL2406
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the APPG Report Brain Tumours–Pathway to a Cure, and in particular recommendation 6 with reference to paediatric cancer diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.  HL2407
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government how many female genital mutilation offences were recorded between April 2022 and March 2023; and of those, how many prosecutions have occurred.  HL2408
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Stewart of Dirleton on 29 March 2023 (HL6584), when the government-funded feasibility study on the prevalence of female genital mutilation and forced marriage in England and Wales will be published.  HL2409
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government how many professionals the Forced Marriage Unit delivered training to in 2023; and how many people took the Forced Marriage Unit’s “Awareness of Forced Marriage” free online course in 2023.  HL2410
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the potential trade agreement with India (1) promotes fair and balanced terms, and (2) contains safeguards that protect the interest of the economy.  HL2411
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to balance the interests of artificial intelligence  (AI) companies with the rights holders in the development of policies and regulations related to AI and copyright laws.  HL2412
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address any misinformation surrounding electric vehicles; and what consideration they have given to reintroducing incentives for purchasing electric cars.  HL2413
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask His Majesty's Government how many responses they received to the consultation on street vote development orders, which ran from 22 December 2023 to 2 February 2024.  HL2414
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