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Questions for Written Answer for 25 April 2024

Tabled on 24 April and due for answer by 9 May.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the issuing of practice recommendations to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office by the Information Commissioner’s Office, following its assessment that the information request handling processes of that department "do not conform to parts 1, 4 and 5 of the section 45 Freed… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish the guidance provided to Ministers on recusing themselves from decision making; and what plans they have, if any, to review that guidance.  HL4059
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions the Foreign Secretary has had with the Ministry of Defence regarding future expansion of Pillar II of the AUKUS agreement.  HL4060
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what steps the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office are taking to ensure transparency in relation to ministerial recusals.  HL4061
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Lord Birt to ask His Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the consequences for the UK economy of Goldman Sachs moving its head of financial institutions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from London to Paris.  HL4062
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the economy of industrial action on Network Rail.  HL4063
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to retain a cap on bus fares after November 2024.  HL4064
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Baroness Coussins to ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Colombia about reparations for victims of sexual and gender-based violence during the armed conflict.  HL4065
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Baroness Gohir to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of students in the UK who are on a student visa from Gaza and what support is being provided to them.  HL4066
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to update the Digital skills and inclusion policy published on 5 April 2017, and when they plan to publish an updated version.  HL4067
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of the population they estimate will be digitally literate by 2030.  HL4068
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have for reviewing the social tariff for broadband subscriptions, given Ofcom’s report of the low update of the current scheme.  HL4069
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask His Majesty's Government how the AI Safety Institute, launched in November 2023, will report its findings, risk analysis and recommendations to Parliament.  HL4070
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of operation of law in relation to the provision of adrenaline auto-injectors on commercial aircraft.  HL4071
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of operation of law in relation to the provision of adrenaline auto-injectors on trains.  HL4072
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask His Majesty's Government what requirements there are for airlines to ensure adrenaline auto-injectors are available on commercial flights.  HL4073
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask His Majesty's Government what requirements there are for airports to ensure adrenaline auto-injectors are available on their premises.  HL4074
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask His Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued on the administering of adrenaline auto-injectors by minors in medical emergencies.  HL4075
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask His Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued regarding the use of an adrenaline auto-injector on someone to whom it was not prescribed in a medical emergency.  HL4076
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Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton to ask His Majesty's Government what percentage of GDP will be spent on defence in each financial year between now and 2030.  HL4077
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask His Majesty's Government what information they hold on Vladimir Kara-Murza, held in prison in Russia, and the state of his health.  HL4078
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Lord Mann to ask His Majesty's Government how many fake companies were registered in each of the last 12 months for which there are records, unbeknownst to the householder at the address used.  HL4079
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Lord Mann to ask His Majesty's Government what free and fast track process is available for a householder to remove their address from the register at Companies House when that address has been used fraudulently by a company.  HL4080
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Lord Redesdale to ask His Majesty's Government what steps Historic England are taking to reduce the number of places of worship on the Heritage at Risk Register.  HL4081
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the 'Move to Universal Credit' for pensioners in receipt of tax credits in England and Wales.  HL4082
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask His Majesty's Government whether they will provide an update on the situation for pensioners in receipt of tax credits ending in 2025 in relation to the 'Move to Universal Credit'; and what steps they will take to ensure that they will not be financially disadvantaged.  HL4083
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the impact that withdrawing funding for the Air Quality Grant Scheme will have on public health.  HL4084
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the University of Copenhagen Lifetime exposure to air pollution and academic achievement: A nationwide cohort study in Denmark, published in March, particularly the finding that high levels of air pollution may negatively impact children’s cognitive develo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce public sector debt from its current level of 98.3 per cent of GDP.  HL4086
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the extension of long-term fixed-rate mortgage options to borrowers.  HL4087
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to support small businesses in adapting to additional costs for post-Brexit border checks.  HL4088
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask His Majesty's Government what are the reasons for administering the Nursery Milk Scheme to children only until their fifth birthday rather than until the end of the academic year in which that birthday falls.  HL4089
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund the national roll-out of mental health support teams across all schools and colleges in England.  HL4090
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