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Questions for Written Answer for 30 October 2017

Tabled on 27 October 2017 and due for answer by 10 November 2017.

Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the success of extremist parties in recent European elections for the stability of the EU and the Council of Europe, especially in respect of the maintenance of human rights.  HL2633
Answered
Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL1889), what was their response to the letter from the Royal Hong Kong Police Association to the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mark Field MP, dated 16 October.  HL2634
Answered
Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) which (a) departments, and (b) ministers, received the sector-by-sector Brexit impact assessment analysis papers; and (2) which ministers received a specific analysis (and which one) and which ministers received a complete set.  HL2635
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or "Mifid II" rules.  HL2636
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the growth of co-operatives in the agricultural sector.  HL2637
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution made by co-operatives to the energy sector.  HL2638
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist the Mayor of London in his aim to increase the proportion of affordable homes being built in the capital to 65 per cent of homes being constructed there.  HL2639 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect (1) women who attend abortion clinics, and (2) staff working in such clinics.  HL2640
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by Lloyds Pharmacies that they are closing 190 stores in England.  HL2641
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reviewing the Assets of Community Value scheme.  HL2642 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report The Voice of the Councillor, the final report of the De Montfort University and Municipal Journal Councillor Commission, published in July.  HL2643 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many devolution deals are under discussion between local authorities and HM Government at the present time.  HL2644 [I]
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government with which parts of the question asked by Lord Pearson of Rannoch on 25 October (HL Deb, col 928) they disagree; and why.  HL2645
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the question by Lord Morgan on 25 October (HL Deb, col 927), whether they will, in future publications of, or pronouncements on, the Prevent strategy, use the term "radical Islam" rather than "radical".  HL2646
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the EU to maintain common standards in transport following the UK's exit from the EU.  HL2647
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that any change in the rights of EU citizens living and working in the UK will have on (1) the aviation sector; (2) the rail sector; (3) the road haulage sector; and (4) the maritime sector.  HL2648
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of an agreement between the UK and the EU based on the EU–Swiss Air Transport Agreement following the UK’s exit from the EU.  HL2649
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that leaving the European Common Aviation Area and making new aviation agreements with the EU and other nation states will have on UK connectivity to (1) the EU; and (2) the rest of the world.  HL2650
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the length of time that it would take to negotiate aviation agreements between the UK and third party countries following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.  HL2651
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential loss of cabotage rights within the EU for UK airlines following the UK's exit from the EU.  HL2652
Answered
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the key infrastructure on the island of Montserrat, including housing, electrical power and medical facilities, has been replaced since the devastating volcanic eruptions in the mid-1990s.  HL2653
Answered
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what comparative assessment they have made of the infantry fighting value of (1) line regiments, (2) the Parachute Regiment, (3) the Royal Marines, and (4) RAF regiments, to overall UK military capacity.  HL2654
Answered
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have recently re-assessed the global strategic environment; and if not, whether the national requirement for amphibious capability will remain as predicated in the 1998, 2010 and 2015 strategic defence reviews.  HL2655
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many police stations have closed since 2010 in each force area in England and Wales; how many additional stations were opened over that period; and of those, how many are only accessible to officers and civilian staff.  HL2656
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average response time to 101 non-emergency calls for each of the past five years, broken down by each police force in England and Wales.  HL2657
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers have received specialist training to investigate allegations of modern human slavery, broken down by each of the police forces in England and Wales.  HL2658
Answered
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