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Questions for Written Answer for 12 December 2018

Tabled on 11 December 2018 and due for answer by 27 December 2018.

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for fatalities and injuries involving confined spaces in the fishing and maritime industries in England.  HL12177
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Warrior, and (2) Challenger armoured fighting vehicles were reported by the UK under the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty in each of the last ten years.  HL12178
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2017, published on 22 November, what assessment they have made of the roll out of Designated Senior Leads and mental health support teams; and what timetable has been set for the roll out of those initiatives to all schools in England. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the oral health of those over 65.  HL12180
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming Green Paper on adult social care will include proposals to improve dental care for those living in residential care homes and supported housing.  HL12181
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the next Adult Dental Health Survey to take place.  HL12182
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to include in the quarterly NHS Dental Statistics for England the proportion of adults aged 65 and over who have visited an NHS dentist in the previous 24 months.  HL12183
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 in upholding freedom of speech on university campuses.  HL12184
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many representations they received during their consultation into VAT, APD and Tourism in Northern Ireland; and of those, how many opposed a reduction in tourism VAT in Northern Ireland.  HL12185
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of limiting the reduction in tourism VAT to accommodation and attractions.  HL12186
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Kobanî and neighbouring areas in Syria; and, in particular, (1) what proportion of the original population has been able to return from Turkey, and (2) what are the prospects of return for those still in Turkey; whether they plan to prioritise its reconstruction; and if so, how this is t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ending freedom of movement on UK citizens after Brexit.  HL12188
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ending freedom of movement after Brexit on those UK citizens who own property in France; and whether there will be any limit to the number of days each year those residents can spend in such property before incurring tax liabilities.  HL12189
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 3 December (HL11577), whether UK citizens who have retired, or are planning to retire, in Italy will continue to receive the annual increase in their state pensions after the UK leaves the European Union.  HL12190
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what were the annual growth rates of labour productivity in each year since 2000; and what rates they forecast for each year to 2022.  HL12191
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that the productivity gap between the UK and other developed countries is less than previously thought.  HL12192
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what research and development into new antibiotics or close substitutes United Kingdom Research and Innovation is funding.  HL12193
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what sector deals have been agreed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under their Industrial Strategy; and how much funding they have allocated to each deal.  HL12194
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 December (HL11727), what support they will give to Nissar Hussain and his family and others who have left the Islamic faith and are facing persecution in the UK.  HL12195
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make the work of Regional School Commissioners open to the public.  HL12196
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they give to "orphan" schools, pending their adoption by another academy sponsor; and how many of those schools are currently awaiting adoption.  HL12197
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many multi academy trusts have been obliged to give up some or all of their schools.  HL12198
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the difference in their definition of (1) a Free School, and (2) an Academy School.  HL12199
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide extra funding for schools to assist with the increase in the Teachers' Pension Scheme contribution rate to 23.6 per cent from September 2019.  HL12200
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of diplomatic tensions between Kosovo and Serbia; and whether they would support a membership application from Kosovo to join the EU.  HL12201
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government, following their consultation, Creating a responsible payment culture: a call for evidence on tackling late payment, published on 4 October, whether they have any plans to introduce penalty measures on companies who make late payments to small businesses; and if so, what are those measures.  HL12202
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that they meet their target of creating three million apprenticeships by 2020.  HL12203
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to increase UK arms production.  HL12204
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government which nations that have trade agreements with the EU have (1) agreed, and (2) refused to allow the UK to continue to benefit from those agreements during the implementation period.  HL12205
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Green Finance Institute will be launched.  HL12206
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Green Finance Institute will be a membership organisation; and if so, how organisations or individuals may apply for membership.  HL12207
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about its (1) funding of, (2) policies concerning, and (3) action to support activities relating to family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and combat gender based violence.  HL12208
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about its policies and legislation concerning (1) abortion, and (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights.  HL12209
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about improving maternal nutrition.  HL12210
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about combating malnutrition in infants and children.  HL12211
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of councils that have reduced or plan to reduce their budgets for sexual and reproductive health services; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such reductions on women of reproductive age living in affected areas.  HL12212
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of local councils that have reduced the number of sites commissioned to deliver contraceptive services; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such reductions.  HL12213
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether replacing Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels is included in their shipbuilding strategy.  HL12214
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the purchase of V-22 Osprey aircraft to enable air to air refuelling and engine replacement for F-35B aircraft has been addressed as part of the Modernising Defence Initiative.  HL12215
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