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Questions for Written Answer for 27 November 2017

Tabled on 24 November 2017 and due for answer by 8 December 2017.

Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the responses submitted to their 2016 consultation, Out-of-school education settings: registration and inspection, which closed on 11 January 2016.  HL3565
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the revisions to the regulations on religious affairs in China, and of their potential impact on freedom of religion or belief in that country.  HL3566
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the disappearance and current situation of Chinese lawyer Gao Zhiseng, who went missing in August.  HL3567
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China concerning restrictions on freedom of religion or belief for Tibetan Buddhists in China, including the detention of religious leaders and the demolition of places of worship.  HL3568
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold about the demolition of religious sites and buildings in China, including Tibetan Buddhist institutions and Christian churches in the past two years.  HL3569
Answered
Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 October (HL2180–HL2182), in relation to electricity costs, what has been the percentage increase in Transmission Network Use of System charges between 2007 and 2017.  HL3570
Answered
Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 October (HL2180–HL2182), in relation to electricity costs, what has been the percentage increase in Distribution Services Use of System charges between 2007 and 2017.  HL3571
Answered
Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Prior of Brampton on 26 October (HL2180–HL2182), in relation to electricity costs, what has been the percentage increase in Balancing Services Use of System charges between 2007 and 2017.  HL3572
Answered
Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings by Dieter Helm, in his report Cost of Energy Review, commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, that (1) the legacy costs from the Renewables Obligation Certificates, the feed-in tariffs, and low carbon contracts for difference are a major contributor to… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Donoughue to ask Her Majesty's Government, in commissioning future energy projects, what account they intend to take of the full system and intermittency cost of competing technologies, and whether they intend to implement an Equivalent Firm Power capacity auction.  HL3574
Answered
Lord Elystan-Morgan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 23 November (HL Deb, col 285) that in relation to powers vested in the EU, they "would like to devolve as much as we can to the devolved Administrations", whether they will discuss fully with Scottish and Welsh Ministers those areas they are working to devolve; and whether they i… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government, prior to the Budget Statement, what was their planned expenditure on the Department for Work and Pensions' relationship support work for (1) 2018–19, and (2) 2019–20; and where these figures were published.  HL3576
Answered
Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Budget Statement, what is their planned expenditure on the Department for Work and Pensions' relationship support work for (1) 2018–19, and (2) 2019–20.  HL3577
Answered
Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding announced in the Budget Statement for the Department for Work and Pensions' relationship support work will be spent on the department's Reducing Parental Conflict Programme, to be launched next year.  HL3578
Answered
Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in support of their policy objectives to strengthen families, they intend to make available funds for projects other than those specified in the Budget Statement.  HL3579
Answered
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government how the £3 billion announced in the Budget Statement to support preparations for exiting the EU will be allocated to support those preparations; and what the process of allocating those funds will be.  HL3580
Answered
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources needed to support preparations for exiting the EU, and of the extent to which the £3 billion announced in the Budget Statement will be sufficient to support those preparations.  HL3581
Answered
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the timescale for which financial support will be needed to aid the UK's exit from the EU; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which the allocation of the £3 billion announced in the Budget Statement for that purpose for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 financial years will meet… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to undertake a feasibility study of online voting, following the recommendation of the report Cost of Voting by WebRoots Democracy published on 6 November.  HL3583
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to keep Sentinel aircraft in service beyond 2021; and if not, how they plan to meet that capability requirement.  HL3584
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the support costs for the new Joint Strike Fighters for each year from 2017 to 2024, broken down by the number of fighters in service in each year.  HL3585
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of drones in the maintenance of the UK’s borders after Brexit.  HL3586
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practicality of jamming illegal mobile phones in HM Prisons.  HL3587
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence that drones have been used to smuggle items into HM Prisons; and what counter measures are available.  HL3588
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how vehicle battery technology will develop; and what is their estimate of the number of (1) electric vehicles there will be, and (2) charging points that will be required, in the next (a) five, (b) 10, and (c) 15, years.  HL3589
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government with how many countries have they agreed to seek to establish a bilateral tariff-free trade agreement following Brexit.  HL3590
Answered
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