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Questions for Written Answer for 27 January 2020

Tabled on 23 January 2020 and due for answer by 6 February 2020.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 3,000 additional training places announced in May 2018 for midwifery students have (1) been filled in the current academic year, and (2) been commissioned for each of the next three academic years.  HL732
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many student midwives started their training in (1) the current academic year, and (2) each of the three preceding academic years.  HL733
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that passengers arriving in the UK on flights from Wuhan since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China have not been medically screened upon their arrival.  HL734
Answered
The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries on 21 January (HC Deb, col 56WH) that the Government welcomes the views "of the industry on movement within Europe", how the music industry can share such views.  HL735
Answered
The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries on 21 January (HC Deb, col 56WH) that “it is essential that free movement is protected for artists post 2020”, how they intend to protect such free movement; and whether such protection will cover freelance workers in other creative and specialis… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 20 January (HL111), why the total number of releases, as outlined in the table Accommodation on Release from Custody: National Accommodation Circumstances, England and Wales between April 2017 and March 2019, has dropped from 18,239 in Quarter 1, to 12,544 in Quarter 4, of the 2… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take at the next UN Security Council meeting in response to the ruling by the International Court of Justice that the government of Myanmar must take action to protect the Rohingya community, in the context of the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.  HL738
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about reports that Uighur Muslims are being recruited for forced labour in Xinjiang; what assessment they have made of the risk that the supply chains of (1) UK, and (2) UK-based companies could include products manufactured using such forced labour; and what guidance they… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL455), how many exemptions and licences have been issued for British exports to Syria in the last two years; and whether those were granted to (1) commercial, or (2) other, groups.  HL740
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of individuals who were prosecuted by courts and tribunals for rape committed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  HL741
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) psychological, and (2) social, support they have funded through (a) official, and (b) voluntary, groups to children born as a result of rape during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  HL742
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the full results of fire safety tests on non-Aluminum Composite Material types of cladding; and if so, when.  HL743
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of reserves held by local authorities in England.  HL744
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by four local authorities in Kent to dismiss the board of East Kent Housing.  HL745
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been invited to attend the United States National Prayer Breakfast at the White House on 6 Feb.  HL746
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about joining its International Religious Freedom Alliance; what assessment they have made of that Alliance; and what consultation they have undertaken with civil society and other interested parties about the effects of joining that Alliance.  HL747
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to hosting a ministerial conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief in 2020 or 2021.  HL748
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) human, and (2) financial, resources have been made available to support the Office of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief.  HL749
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to negotiate a United Nations Security Council Resolution calling on all governments in the Middle East and North Africa region to (1) ensure the protection and security of Christians, and other faith minorities, (2) facilitate the establishment of security and protection arrangements for Christians, and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made of the percentage of women breastfeeding their babies at six months (1) currently, (2) 10 years ago, and (3) 20 years ago.  HL751
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Child Development GCSE covers the feeding of newborn babies; and if so, how it is taught.  HL752
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education curriculums include on breastfeeding.  HL753
Answered
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of World Health Organisation guidance that breastfeeding a baby for two years has health benefits that last into adulthood.  HL754
Answered
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made of the difference in breastfeeding rates between the UK and other countries.  HL755
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence on 23 November 2018 that HMS Tyne, HMS Mersey and HMS Severn will forward-operate from their namesake rivers, what progress has been made towards the implementation of that announcement.  HL756
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between life-long exercise and long-term health; what steps they are taking to promote life-long exercise; and what support they give to voluntary initiatives such as the Daily Mile and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.  HL757
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the annual 2.2 per cent growth of global light pollution, according to the journal Environmental Evidence, on the (1) environment, and (2) health, of the UK.  HL758
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for local authorities to be given the power to refuse planning permission for new building on greenfield sites until all brownfield sites have been developed.  HL759
Answered
Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plans to reform care and support will consider adults of all ages and unpaid carers, as well as older people.  HL760 [I]
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the White Paper on the Mental Health Act 1983 will include measures that prioritise prevention and early intervention, as proposed by the Local Government Association in its Bright Futures campaign and in its submission to the review of the Mental Health Act 1983.  HL761 [I]
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local councils in preserving heritage; and what plans they have to meet with the Local Government Association and the National Trust to discuss a strategy for the future of local heritage assets.  HL762 [I]
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Baroness Rebuck to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) efficacy of, and (2) access to, treatment to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors, in particular those measures which combat long-term physical or psychological symptoms arising from cancer treatments.  HL763
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what targets they have for the planting of trees to support reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050; and what assessment they have made of their progress against any such targets.  HL764
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government whether people who vape are given the same access to NHS services as people who smoke who are seeking to quit; and if not, why not.  HL765
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban e-smoking from all hospital grounds.  HL766
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Lord Russell of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recommendations of the APPG for Adoption and Permanence's report Investing in Families: The Adoption Support Fund beyond 2020, what plans they have to establish a board of clinicians in the Department for Education to provide clinical oversight of, and support to, the Adoption Support Fund.  HL767
Answered
Lord Russell of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend eligibility for the Adoption Support Fund to children being cared for under a Special Guardianship Order who do not have a previously looked after status.  HL768
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Lord Russell of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the therapeutic interventions available through the Adoption Support Fund.  HL769
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Lord Russell of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend eligibility for the Adoption Support Fund to adopted children who have returned to the care system under a section 20 care order.  HL770
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL340), what assessment they have made of whether the trial of Mohammed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa in Bahrain (1) was fair, and (2) met international standards.  HL771
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the longest wait in days for each Job Centre Plus District for people waiting for an appeal hearing for Personal Independence Payment.  HL772
Answered
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the economic impact to the UK of the unauthorised use by persons or companies based in China of intellectual property developed in the UK.  HL773
Answered
Baroness Wilcox to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in eliminating Japanese knotweed.  HL774
Answered
Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty's Government how the NHS Long Term Plan intends to improve the quality of life for survivors of cancer.  HL775
Answered
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