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Questions for Written Answer for 11 September 2017

Tabled on 8 September 2017 and due for answer by 22 September 2017.

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of how World Trade Organisation rules would affect the UK economy, broken down by sector, were the UK to leave the EU without a trade deal.  HL1467
Answered
Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they expect the UK and EU to have mutual recognition of (1) goods, and (2) services, through regulatory equivalence post-Brexit.  HL1468
Answered
Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been brought under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many prosecutions were successful in each of those years.  HL1469
Answered
Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many custodial sentences were given as a result of prosecutions brought under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what was the length of each such custodial sentence awarded.    HL1470
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the statement by the Prime Minister’s spokesman on 5 September that information relating to the Azerbaijani Laundromat scheme received from the media would be examined by the National Crime Agency (NCA), whether they have asked (1) the NCA, or (2) a financial regulator, to examine allegations relating to UK-registered c… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, to review the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 following Bell Pottinger's expulsion from the Public Relations and Communications Association.  HL1472
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014, in the light of the Registrar's inability to remove organisations such as Bell Pottinger from the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.  HL1473
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there were for the offences of (1) gross indecency, (2) attempted gross indecency, (3) buggery, and (4) attempted buggery, in England and Wales from 1987 to 2003.  HL1474
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Chief Constable of Essex complies with requests from Jeremy Bamber's legal team, and with court orders made in 1994, 2001 and 2002, to provide non-disclosed evidence in relation to the murders at White House Farm in Essex in 1985.  HL1475
Answered
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have complied in full with the order issued by the Central Criminal Court in 1994, as a result of a Judicial Review initiated by lawyers acting for Jeremy Bamber, instructing the then Home Secretary to disclose all DNA evidence from Essex Police in relation to the White House Farm murders in Essex in 1985. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government whether release of the £1 billion allocated in connection with their confidence and supply agreement with the DUP is dependent upon the restoration of the executive at Stormont.  HL1477
Answered
Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of traffic lights on roundabouts reducing congestion across England.  HL1478
Answered
Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans are in place for UK competitors and supporters travelling to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the light of the threat of instability in that region; and what advice they have issued.  HL1479
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of recent decisions to reduce the previously announced intended extent of route electrification of the Great Western franchise, what additional payment will have to be made to Hitachi to reflect the consequential increase in the use of the diesel engine in the bi-modal train.  HL1480
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what effect recent decisions to reduce the previously announced intended extent of route electrification of the Great Western franchise will have on journey times of bi-modal trains.  HL1481
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, for the bi-modal trains running under the Great Western franchise, the switch from diesel to electric and vice versa will occur whilst the train is on the move, and if so, whether at full speed, or slow speed, or whether the switch will be made whilst the train is in a station or otherwise not moving.  HL1482
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, apart from the new bi-modal trains, there is any passenger rolling stock on order for Great Western franchise which is not yet in service or fully in service.  HL1483
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to review hate crime laws so that hate crimes based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability are treated equally to those based on race and faith, by making them aggravated offences.  HL1484
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of (1) establishing a Yorkshire-wide devolution settlement, and (2) members of the Sheffield City Region devolution deal joining that settlement at a later date.  HL1485
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