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Questions for Written Answer for 16 November 2017

Tabled on 15 November 2017 and due for answer by 29 November 2017.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre are victims of rape, broken down into (1) women, and (2) men; and what is the average period those individuals have been detained.  HL3249
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to minimise the number of rape victims detained at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.  HL3250
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cycle parking spaces will be provided at each of those Crossrail stations for which Network Rail has responsibility.  HL3251
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the most recent EU Commission proposals for a pan-European tobacco track-and-trace scheme in the light of their commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape over the course of this Parliament.  HL3252 [I]
Answered
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of methadone treatment programmes in saving lives.  HL3253
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of digital skills and understanding at Early Years Foundation Stage; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether they have any plans to change it.  HL3254
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of computer science, with particular regard to artificial intelligence, at Key Stage 1; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether they have any plans to change it.  HL3255
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of computer science, with particular regard to artificial intelligence, at Key Stage 2; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether they have any plans to change it.  HL3256
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of computer science, with particular regard to artificial intelligence, at Key Stage 3; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether they have any plans to change it.  HL3257
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of computer science, with particular regard to artificial intelligence, at Key Stage 4; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether they have any plans to change it.  HL3258
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for the teaching of computer science, with particular regard to artificial intelligence, in post-16 education; what assessment they have made of that provision; and whether they have any plans to change it.  HL3259
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government how many imprisoned mothers of children aged under 18 have been visited by those children in each of the last five years, broken down by the number of (1) prisoners, and (2) visits.  HL3260
Answered
Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total net contribution of the UK to EU expenditure for the past 20 years, expressed in 2017 prices.  HL3261
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have committed to (1) bilateral assistance, (2) multilateral organisations, and (3) research and development, in relation to malaria, in each of the last three years.  HL3262
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what options they have considered for enforcing corporate compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and whether they have considered imposing penalties for those companies that do not comply.  HL3263
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure compliance with the Transparency in Supply Chains requirement of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in the light of the absence of a publicly-available list of companies that are in scope.  HL3264
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an estimate of the cost of preparing a list of companies covered by section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  HL3265
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to make an assessment of the extent to which concerns about unsafe working conditions in the UK textiles industry are preventing the return of garment manufacture from offshore.  HL3266
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing specific civil wrongs of (1) trafficking, (2) slavery, (3) servitude, and (4) forced labour, in legislation, to ensure that modern slavery victims can better access remedies for harms inflicted on them.  HL3267
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Slavery and Trafficking Reparation Orders have been made to date; how many compensation awards have been made to victims as a result of those Orders; and what was the (1) total, and (2) average, amount of those awards.  HL3268
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legislation regulating street trading in England.  HL3269 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to support and increase street trading.  HL3270 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legislation regulating tattoo parlours.  HL3271 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legislation regulating skin piercing and other forms of body modification.  HL3272 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the protections in place relating to dental tattoos.  HL3273 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what protections are in place regarding tattoo ink used in tattoo parlours.  HL3274 [I]
Answered
Lord Lester of Herne Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 November (HL2598), what steps they are taking, if any, to improve the protection of British Muslim women in family law.  HL3275
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to relax the requirement that couples wishing to have a civil marriage in England and Wales must be resident in the registration district for at least seven days before giving notice of marriage, to enable couples from Northern Ireland, including same-sex couples, to give notice by post or other means.  HL3276
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government which official George Papadopoulos met during his visit to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2016; when that meeting was held; what was discussed; what position in the Trump presidential campaign that official was informed that George Papadopoulos held; and whether he met officials from any other Government departments. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Myanmar regarding reports of atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Tula Toli on 30 August.  HL3278
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how long it will take to determine whether to offer Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection.  HL3279
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest information they have on the present political situation in Zimbabwe, in the light of reports of a military coup.  HL3280
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they have offered to the Iranian authorities following the earthquake in Kermanshah on 12 November.  HL3281
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce levels of household food waste.  HL3282
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of theft of lead from churches have been reported in each police force area in England in each of the last three years; and what steps they intend to take to reduce the incidence of that crime.  HL3283
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government whether non-EU citizens are entitled to register with NHS general practices; and what steps practices are expected to take to establish the identity of persons seeking to register.  HL3284
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost in the last financial year of providing medical treatment by GPs to non-EU citizens; and whether they intend to introduce charges for non-EU citizens to access GP treatment.  HL3285
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 November (HL2762), whether there is an independent regulator or other body to which tenants of National Trust properties may refer concerns.  HL3286
Answered
Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their Fly-tipping statistics for England 2016–17 which shows a 7 per cent increase in fly-tipping incidents from the previous year, what steps they are taking to deter and punish fly-tipping.  HL3287
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of their Children in need and child protection statistics, for 2006–07 and 2016–17, showing an increase in the number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan in place at year end from 27,900 to 51,080, what assessment they have made of the factors leading to that increase.  HL3288
Answered
Lord Sharkey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker on how many sitting days, excluding Fridays, in (1) this session to date, and (2) each of the previous three sessions, there has been no business taken in the Moses Room.  HL3289
Answered
Lord Tebbit to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 20 October (HL1876), how many UK citizens are currently being held without charge in other EU Member States.  HL3290
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect information on the number of contracts for publicly-funded adult social care that have been handed back to local authorities by providers of (1) domiciliary care, (2) residential care, (3) nursing home care, and (4) care and support in social housing.  HL3291
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have provided to local authorities on the actions to take when providers of publicly-funded adult social hand back contracts for care and there are no other providers of such care in their area willing to provide care at the rate the local authority can afford to pay.  HL3292
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the NHS of the number of contracts being handed back to local authorities by the providers of publicly-funded adult social care; and whether that issue is on the Department of Health's risk register.  HL3293
Answered
Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by the NHS on Continuing Health Care for each of the last three years for which information is available.  HL3294
Answered
Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications were made to the NHS for Continuing Health Care in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and what proportion of those applications were rejected.  HL3295
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of police investigations in England and Wales have been (1) closed, and (2) written off, within 24 hours of the crime being reported to the police, for the most recent year for which figures are available.  HL3296
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many arrests by the police in England and Wales there were in (1) 2007–08, and (2) 2016–17.  HL3297
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Safer Neighbourhood Teams in England and Wales are currently operational.  HL3298
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of police staff who will be working in the new online hate-crime hub in 2018.  HL3299
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK-domiciled registered nurses (1) came on to, and (2) left, the Nursing Midwifery Council Register, in each of the years 2010–11 to 2016–17.  HL3300
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK-domiciled students commenced undergraduate nursing degree courses in UK higher education institutions in each of the years 2010–11 to 2016–17.  HL3301
Answered
Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government how many places at UK higher education institutions were commissioned for graduate nursing studies in each of the years 2010–11 to 2016–17.  HL3302
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government what were the total funds allocated for continuing professional development in each of the years 2013–14 to 2016–17 for (1) medical doctors and consultants, (2) registered nurses, (3) registered midwives, and (d) all other regulated health professionals.  HL3303
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