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Questions for Written Answer for 31 October 2019

Tabled on 30 October 2019 and due for answer by 13 November 2019.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of an attack by authorities in Punjab which destroyed part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim mosque in Hasilpur; and what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan to end discrimination and persecution of Ahmadis.  HL540
Answered
Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) the absence of social housing grants, and (2) the rise in interest rates on HM Treasury loans to local authorities, on the provision of new housing by local authorities.  HL541 [I]
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of police officer recruits remain in the police for two years or more.  HL542
Answered
Lord Hogan-Howe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of officers the Police Service of Northern Ireland needed to safely provide a police service for the people of Northern Ireland.  HL543
Answered
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 October (HL137), what plans they have specifically in relation to hate crime towards disabled people.  HL544
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in J.D and A v. the United Kingdom that the under-occupation reduction of housing benefit or the ‘bedroom tax’ unlawfully discriminates against women at serious risk of domestic violence.  HL545
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the projected figures for UK net migration in the next five years; and what assessment they have made, or intend to make, of the cost to the UK of any fall in migration.  HL546
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Prime Minister has made to the President of China about the situation in Hong Kong; and when any such representations were made.  HL547
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with (1) website providers, and (2) social media providers, to ban image-based abuse made using deepfake technology.  HL548
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political situation in Lebanon, following the recent protests in that country.  HL549
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the government of Iraq in order to end violence in that country.  HL550
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen bilateral relations with Tunisia and to support that country's ongoing political and economic changes; and what meetings ministers have held with President Kais Saied.  HL551
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the figures for the delivery of F-35 aircraft to the Ministry of Defence in the National Audit Office's report Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, remain the planned delivery rates; and if not, why those rates have changed.  HL552
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Freedom of Information request made by Lord Naseby on 6 November 2014 and the resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on 1 October 2015 Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, whether they will now publish the full information contained within the despatches written by Lieutenant… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government how much it cost to place the advert in Le Monde on 23 October entitled Brexit—31st October.  HL554
Answered
Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 28 October (HL Deb, col 772), why data on the costs of the supply of methadone are not collected centrally; and what data are available on the number of patients using methadone in different regions of England.  HL555
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 28 October (HL Deb, col 772), what is the level of provision in different regions of England of heroin-assisted treatment involving addicts injecting safely.  HL556
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or are planning to take, to increase access to talking therapies and other non-pharmacological management strategies for substance misuse.  HL557
Answered
Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of drug deaths across different regions of England.  HL558
Answered
Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect Dame Carol Black’s review of drugs policy to be published.  HL559
Answered
Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the forecasts by multilateral financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, what plans they have to strengthen economic ties with the Ivory Coast.  HL560
Answered
Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to hold discussions with the government of the Ivory Coast about honouring presidential term limits.  HL561
Answered
Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in the Ivory Coast.  HL562
Answered
Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received about unrest in the Sahel.  HL563
Answered
Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government what contributions they are making to the proposed Multi-National Joint Task Force and the G5 Sahel Joint Force in the Sahel.  HL564
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the solicitor profession remains accessible to all applicants.  HL565
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed withdrawal of Professional and Career Development Loans on those from low-income households seeking to qualify as solicitors through the Solicitors Qualifying Examination, which is scheduled to be introduced in 2021.  HL566
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the long-term economic benefit of leaving the EU with the new Brexit deal.  HL567
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to cease the prescription of dry powder inhalers in England apart from in exceptional circumstances; and if so, when.  HL568
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report of the Public Inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017 Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report, published on 30 October, when they plan to introduce new fire safety legislation.  HL569
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK Universities about concerns over the future finances of universities.  HL570
Answered
Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to re-employing recently retired police officers as part of their plans to increase the number of such officers by 20,000.  HL571
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