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Questions for Written Answer for 10 February 2020

Tabled on 7 February 2020 and due for answer by 21 February 2020.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what duties the trustees of non-associated multi-employer pension schemes have to employers contributing to the scheme; and whether all such employers have a right to be consulted when trustees grant apportionment arrangements to departing employers.  HL1428
Answered
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of pensioners paid tax at (1) 40 per cent, and (2) 45 per cent, in the last tax year.  HL1429
Answered
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the pensions industry routinely checks for auto-enrolment contribution data errors; and whether they receive reports from (1) pension providers, (2) employers, and (3) payroll operators, which verify the accuracy of such contributions.  HL1430
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October 2018 (HL10750), how many (1) women, and (2) men, recorded in HMRC’s Real Time Information records, earnt below £12,500 and contributed to a net pay arrangement in the last tax year.  HL1431
Answered
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October 2018 (HL10750), how many (1) women, and (2) men, recorded in HMRC’s Real Time Information records, contributed to a relief at source pension scheme in the last tax year.  HL1432
Answered
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Treasury provided in tax relief to UK pension schemes in each of the past ten years.  HL1433
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 February (HL Deb, col 1885), how many claims for asylum have been made by (1) women and girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), and (2) anti-FGM campaigners, in each of the last 10 years; and how many such claims (a) have been accepted, (b) have been rejected, an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Morgan of Cotes on 6 February (HL Deb, col 1937) that the Government “supported all the recommendations apart from one: the proposal to establish an institute for public interest news” and “the Government have decided that it is not for the Government to take that recommendation… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty's Government when the pilot project for Managed Migration from legacy benefits to Universal Credit, commenced in July 2019, will be completed; whether they intend to report the findings from that pilot to Parliament; and if so, when.  HL1436
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Baroness Donaghy to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee's 59th report of Session 2017–19 (HL Paper 419) on the Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/1152), published on 6 September 2019; what steps they have taken in response; and whether they intend… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to help individuals to establish cooperative businesses.  HL1438
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to individuals and communities to establish cooperative community facilities.  HL1439 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to the cooperative housing sector in England, outside of London.  HL1440
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to communities to establish community land trusts.  HL1441 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to the credit union sector in the UK.  HL1442 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the regulation of credit unions.  HL1443 [I]
Answered
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remark by Lord Bethell on 16 January (HL Deb, col 839) that a country-by-country guide to UK citizens’ rights and associated obligations in each of the EU 27 countries is desirable, whether they intend to produce such a guide; and if so, when.  HL1444
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government with which of the EU 27 member states they have negotiated a reciprocal agreement covering citizens rights; what each agreement covers; and what plans they have to pursue any more such agreements.  HL1445
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 4 February (HL705), whether the Civil Aviation Authority’s Drone and Model Aircraft Code includes rules regarding the disturbance of wildlife; and if not, why not.  HL1446
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a requirement that drones display a licence number on the side of the drone, clear enough to be identified through binoculars, that could be reported to the Civil Aviation Authority if users do not comply with the Drone and Model Aircraft Code.  HL1447
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Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a further response to the report by the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, published on 14 June 2019, Session 2017–19 (HL Paper 378, HC 2075), as committed to in their response to the report, published in July 2019 (CP 137).  HL1448
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Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Southall Black Sisters’ No Recourse to Public Funds project evaluation has been completed; and if so, whether a copy of that evaluation will be published.  HL1449
Answered
Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government when their review into the statutory response to migrant victims of domestic abuse will be completed; and whether they intend to publish the outcome of that review.  HL1450
Answered
Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the progress made towards ratification of the Istanbul Convention, including with regards to any forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.  HL1451
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a publicly accessible central record of the number of people who commit suicide for reasons connected with problem gambling.  HL1452
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the list of circumstances in which a registered medical professional has a duty to notify a relevant senior coroner of a death to include suicide as a result of problem gambling.  HL1453
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