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Questions for Written Answer for 29 November 2017

Tabled on 28 November 2017 and due for answer by 12 December 2017.

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the contract of the Chief Executive of the Office for Students forbids her from accepting remuneration for employment from a university in England after her term of office.  HL3648
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the contract of the Chair of the Office for Students forbids him from accepting remuneration or employment from a university in England after his term of office.  HL3649
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the board of the Office for Students are (1) employed by, and (2) in receipt of remuneration from, a university in England; and what was the total amount of that remuneration in the 2016–17 tax year.  HL3650
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the suspension of the alcohol duty escalator announced in the Budget Statement, they conducted a risk assessment of the effects and consequences for the NHS; and if so, what that risk assessment showed.  HL3651
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government when the next Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Workforce Census Report will be published.  HL3652
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the links between nutrition and mental health.  HL3653
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they remain committed to meeting the targets set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.  HL3654
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the additional £2.8 billion resource funding announced for the NHS in the Budget will go to mental health.  HL3655
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Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to measures to help older generations in England cut down alcohol consumption.  HL3656
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Lord Chadlington to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering introducing minimum unit pricing of alcohol in England.  HL3657
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Lord Crathorne to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support small UK companies which are researching and trying to produce new antibiotics, in particular through the use of market entry rewards.  HL3658
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their liability to continue to contribute towards the pensions of retired EU officials after Brexit; and what is their estimate of the cost of any such liability.  HL3659
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government by when the Royal Navy's fleet of Type 45 Destroyers will have undergone the propulsion improvement programme; and at what cost.  HL3660
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Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their strategy for female offenders in England and Wales.  HL3661
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Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cross-government suicide prevention strategy, including action on self-harm, will form part of their strategy on female offenders in England and Wales.  HL3662
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Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in England and Wales have had a parent in prison in the last seven years.  HL3663
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure early diagnosis and referrals to specialist care for patients with lipodystrophy.  HL3664
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what were the premature mortality rates for patients diagnosed with lipodystrophy in each of the last five years for which figures are available.  HL3665
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many technologies have been considered for ministerial referral to the NICE High Specialised Technology programme in each of the last three years; and of those, how many were (1) accepted, (2) rejected, and (3) referred to other assessment processes for consideration.  HL3666
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of technologies expected to be considered for referral to the NICE Highly Specialised Technology assessment process over the next two years.  HL3667
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans NICE has put in place to increase the capacity of the Highly Specialised Technology appraisal process.  HL3668
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration has been given by NICE to appraisal criteria for ultra-orphan conditions.  HL3669
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call a border poll in Northern Ireland; and if so, when.  HL3670
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional funding for child and adolescent mental health services in England and Wales post 2020.  HL3671
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the operating models of social care trusts in relation to improving local children’s services.  HL3672
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Lord Stirrup to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) identify, (2) monitor, and (3) assist, those veterans who were prescribed mefloquine while in the military before the introduction of recent safeguards.  HL3673
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal announced by the government of Israel to encourage large numbers of African migrants to self-deport to third countries; and what representations they have made to (1) the government of Israel, and (2) international partners, concerning Israel’s international obligations in this regard.  H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the beneficial owners of shares held in collective investments are fully aware when those shares have been lent for shorting purposes and have given their permission accordingly.  HL3675
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Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make it a condition of listing that administrators of collective investments declare their shorting positions, and have been fully authorised by the beneficial owners of those shares before lending those shares for shorting purposes.  HL3676
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 have been resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to date, broken down by (1) region, and (2) local authority.  HL3677
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those children resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to date are currently accessing education.  HL3678
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time from arrival in the UK to starting full-time education for children resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.  HL3679
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 have been resettled under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme to date, broken down by (1) region, and (2) local authority.  HL3680
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those children resettled under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme to date are currently accessing education.  HL3681
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time from arrival in the UK to starting full-time education for children resettled under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme.  HL3682
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