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Questions for Written Answer for 24 November 2017

Tabled on 23 November 2017 and due for answer by 7 December 2017.

Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and to what extent, they intend to compensate local authorities for the loss of £2.3 billion over the next five years resulting from their decision that business rates will increase by CPI rather than RPI.  HL3516
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 November (HL2990), whether the Clean Air Zone Framework published in May instructs local authorities to take account of the greater passenger capacity afforded by buses when compared to cars, in order that buses are not unreasonably targeted when setting up Clean Air Zones.  HL3517
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Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to implement the UK Statement Sustainable production of palm oil, published on 30 October 2012, and to reduce the amount of palm oil in food and bathroom products purchased by consumers, in order to prevent further loss of tropical habitats and species from deforestation.  HL3518
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Lord Evans of Watford to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with NHS England on the projected levels of investment over the next five years on new technology to treat cancer.  HL3519
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Lord Evans of Watford to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of small businesses to understand their needs and concerns regarding the impact of the UK's exit from the EU.  HL3520
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government with which (1) other departments, (2) Government agencies, (3) other public bodies, (4) voluntary sector bodies, and (5) private sector bodies, the Home Office has data sharing arrangements in connection with (a) the identification of individuals (b) their rights to receive public services, (c) their rights to reside in the UK, and (d)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many high-rise buildings in England have flammable insulation similar to that in Grenfell Tower; what plans they have, in conjunction with local authorities, to ensure that such insulation is replaced; and over what length of time.  HL3522
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many social housing units, whether owned by local authorities or by other providers, have been (1) demolished, and (2) sold; and of those, how many have been replaced by new units.  HL3523
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the date of their most recent representations to the government of Israel about the treatment of Palestinian children arrested by the army of Israel, including representations about the practice of blindfolding; by whom, and to whom, those representations were made; what was the response; and what further action they will take (1)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making to ensure that the roles of (1) the intelligence services, and (2) the police, including community policing, are taken fully into account in the Strategic Defence Review.  HL3525
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the distribution of football banning orders for football fans for each club in each year from 2010–11 to the last year for which records are held.  HL3526
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many football-related arrests there were in each year from 2010–11 to the last year for which records are available, for (1) each competition, and (2) each club.  HL3527
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government for what type of offences football-related arrests were made in each year from 2010–11 to the last year for which records are available.  HL3528
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest list of Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to the UK.  HL3529
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of people accredited to Embassies and High Commissions in the UK who have diplomatic immunity.  HL3530
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries in the world the UK does not have diplomatic relations.  HL3531
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The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 November (HL3229), what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee of the European Medicines Agency in 2014 that: “There is enough evidence … supporting a causal relationship between mefloquine and the occurrence of long lasting… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Countess of Mar to ask Her Majesty's Government why Public Health England (PHE) commissioned research into possible links between municipal waste incinerators and health outcomes; and why PHE stated that “it is important to stress that PHE's position that well run and regulated modern waste incinerators are not a significant risk to public health remains valid” prior to public… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government, in the last five years, what percentage of midwives have left the profession within (1) one, (2) two, and (3) three years of completing their training.  HL3534
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government, of those midwives who completed their training in the last five years, what was the average length of time they stayed in the profession.  HL3535
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why midwives are leaving the profession; and whether (1) salary levels, and (2) the culture of the NHS, are relevant factors.  HL3536
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost to the NHS over the last five years of midwives leaving the profession; and what is their estimate of such future costs.  HL3537
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of the management and technical resources within the Ministry of Defence to manage both the Type 26 and Type 31a programmes at the same time; and how many (1) Defence Equipment and Support, and (2) Royal Navy, staff they estimate will be needed to manage each of those programmes at their… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff worked on the Type 45 Integrated Project Team; what was the average number of staff working on that team at any one time; and what was the maximum number.  HL3539
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what major systems and equipments are common to the Type 31e and other major warships; what major systems are being developed uniquely for the Type 31e; and whether any systems or equipments are available from decommissioned Royal Navy vessels which could be used on the Type 31e.  HL3540
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether future Fleet Support Ships will be built in yards in the UK; and if so where.  HL3541
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total exchange rate contingency for the new Joint Strike Fighters for which orders have already been placed.  HL3542
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government with whom they have negotiated (1) the price, and (2) delivery, for the new Joint Strike Fighters.  HL3543
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Lord Morrow to ask Her Majesty's Government how many single earner married couples there are in (1) England, (2) Wales, (3) Scotland, and (4) Northern Ireland, broken down as a percentage of the total number of married couples in each nation.  HL3544
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks associated with regulations which allow riders to operate mopeds without any training or experience.  HL3545
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of mopeds operating in the fast-food delivery business whose riders have only a provisional licence.  HL3546
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect statistics regarding the number of accidents involving moped riders with provisional licences; and if so, whether those statistics are available by geographical area.  HL3547
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the decision to abolish paper tax discs for vehicles, following publication of data showing an increase in the number of untaxed vehicles.  HL3548
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles failed to pay vehicle excise duty in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what is the total cost to the Exchequer of this tax evasion.  HL3549
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce a licensing and accreditation scheme for technicians working on electric and automated vehicles.  HL3550
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Baroness Redfern to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps are being taken, including through procurement processes, to reduce the number of plastic cups used in catering outlets in the House of Lords.  HL3551
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of geographical differences in access to dental services across England; and whether differential rates of access account for differences in dental health.  HL3552
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice, if any, they have provided to NHS Trusts regarding the need to upgrade software and improve cyber-security.  HL3553
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce new initiatives to improve dental health in areas of deprivation.  HL3554
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions for trafficking of puppies have taken place in the past 12 months; and whether they plan to introduce any new measures to address such trafficking.  HL3555
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been prosecuted for the use of hand-held mobile devices while driving in the past 12 months.  HL3556
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish Broadband Delivery UK's final report into superfast broadband market test pilots.  HL3557
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Lord Shipley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of new homes built in the UK in the financial year 2016–17; and, of those, how many were (1) the conversion of houses into flats, and (2) the conversion of shops and offices into homes.  HL3558
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the contract held by G4S to operate Oakhill Secure Training Centre, following the report published by HM Inspectorate of Prisons, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission on 21 November, which concluded that the overall functioning of Oakhill Secure Training Centre was inadequate.  HL3559
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 November (HL2794), what steps they intend to take to encourage other police forces in England and Wales to participate in Operation Encompass.  HL3560
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces in England and Wales employ police chaplains; and of those, which employ chaplains on a full-time basis.  HL3561
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 22 November (HL2814), whether any Police and Crime Commissioner in England and Wales has commissioned a review into an investigation undertaken by their force.  HL3562
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have determined in what circumstances they would withdraw from negotiations to exit from the EU; and if so, what are those circumstances.  HL3563
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how the £4,800 per secondary school pupil to be allocated in 2018–19 under the national funding formula will be spent in the case of home-educated children.  HL3564
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