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House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

Questions for Written Answer for 20 November 2017

Tabled on 16 November 2017 and due for answer by 30 November 2017.

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of interference by Russian sources with the referendum in the UK on 23 June 2016.  HL3305
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 November (HL Deb, col 2028) that Robert Mugabe’s “followers were looting and plundering that richly endowed country”, and in the light of sanctions having previously been imposed on Robert and Grace Mugabe, why financial sanctions have not been imposed on other persons involv… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations at the UN to have Robert Mugabe brought before the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and the killing of 20,000 of the Matabele people in Zimbabwe.  HL3309
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, in conjunction with international partners, to support efforts to recover the billions reportedly stolen by Robert Mugabe over the last 36 years as President of Zimbabwe.  HL3310
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of Zimbabwe's return to the Commonwealth, and of the steps necessary to secure this.  HL3319
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the African Union for its activities in Zimbabwe.  HL3320
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth to support the Commonwealth's re-engagement with Zimbabwe.  HL3321
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the timing, and the possible impact of, a Ministerial visit to Zimbabwe and its neighbouring states to discuss UK support for political and economic stability in Zimbabwe; and if so, when.  HL3322
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Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty's Government which institutions provide undergraduate courses in nursing.  HL3304
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the commitment in a letter to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rory Stewart MP, dated 23 August to “support Sudan to achieve sustainable peace, an improved human rights situation and political reform”, how they define “political reform”; and what steps… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rory Stewart MP, to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan dated 23 August, how they propose to “press for a genuine, inclusive and transparent National Dialogue process in Sudan”, given that the provision in the Road Map Agreement to hold a pre… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to invite the Sudan Call opposition alliance to visit the UK to discuss the peace process; whether UK engagement with opposition forces in Sudan is limited to those parties based in Khartoum; and what is their level of structured discussion with Sudan Call in comparison to that held with the government of Sudan.  HL3… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the letter from the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rory Stewart MP, to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan dated 23 August, whether they will publish the high level objectives document with agreed action points that they have developed with the government of Sudan; and what assessment they ha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Elystan-Morgan to ask Her Majesty's Government, in respect of the compensation claimed by the EU on the UK’s leaving, what part of that claim represents (1) the apportionment of benefits accruing in future to the UK, (2) restitution for breach of contract, if any, and in respect of what breach, and (3) damages claimed punitively; and what discount has been offered as being du… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Elystan-Morgan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a convention of Members of the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly Members to consider and discuss the particular anticipated effects of Brexit upon the devolved administrations.  HL3318
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Baroness Falkner of Margravine to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 November (HL2794), whether they will clarify why information relating to failure rates of biometric passports, and resulting delays, raise national security concerns.  HL3327
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The Earl of Listowel to ask Her Majesty's Government whether an individual who has non-parental caring arrangements for two or more children of a family member will be denied tax credits at the birth of their next child.  HL3308
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) performance, (2) management, and (3) governance, of the Student Loans Company; and what plans they have to review the Student Loans Company’s performance and governance structures.  HL3313
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what reviews or audits of the Student Loans Company have been undertaken in the past five years; and what companies or individuals were employed to carry out those activities.  HL3314
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many formal complaints they received about Steve Lamey while he was Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company; how many of those complaints were upheld; and what investigations were carried out into Steve Lamey's performance as Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company.  HL3315
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many days were lost through sickness absence in each of the past five years (1) at the Student Loans Company, (2) at the Department for Education, and (3) for the average UK worker.  HL3316
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government by what criteria they assess an individual to have taken a direct role in hostilities in Iraq and Syria.  HL3311
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States regarding the legal criteria under which an individual is deemed to be a member of ISIS.  HL3312
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Lord Trimble to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 15 September (HL1347–1351) relating to prisoner release, whether they will now answer the questions asked.  HL3307
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