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Questions for Written Answer for 25 February 2020

Tabled on 24 February 2020 and due for answer by 9 March 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the authorities in Kurdistan lack sufficient resources to detain, investigate and prosecute suspected Daesh fighters; what assistance they will offer to address those issues; and what steps they will take to establish an international or regional tribunal to prosecute Daesh fight… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Health and Social Care on 15 April 2019 (241389), what explanation the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority provided for why no more than five patients at risk of producing a child with mitochondrial pathologies had undergone trea… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 20 January (HL277), how many spontaneous miscarriages have been recorded pursuant to clinical application in the UK of (1) pronuclear transfer, and (2) spindle-chromosomal complex transfer; and what role the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority ha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Omar al-Bashir, and others in Sudan against whom warrants have been issued by the International Criminal Court, will be handed over to stand trial; who else they expect will be subject to prosecution; and when they anticipate that those cases will be brought to trial.  HL1702
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report to the United Nations Human Rights Council by the special rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, published on 17 December 2019; and what steps they intend to take in response to that report.  HL1703
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received for British National (Overseas) passports in each of the last three years, broken down by month.  HL1704
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many current prisoners between 18 and 30 years of age have at least (1) seven, and (2) 15, previous convictions or cautions.  HL1705
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to ensure that women in Islamic faith marriages can seek redress through the courts in the event that the marriage breaks down.  HL1706
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to improve the record of the increase of new jobs in the North East.  HL1707
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they expect South Oxfordshire District Council to take to improve its local plan.  HL1708
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to work with South Oxfordshire District Council, Oxfordshire County Council and Network Rail to improve (1) cycling, (2) railway services, and (3) bus services, in the South Oxfordshire district; and whether they expect the delivery of any such improvements to precede the construction of new… 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 what assessment they have made of (1) the expected levels of use, and (2) the expected increase in carbon emissions of (a) the proposed Culham Thames bridge, and (b) a road link connecting the A34 to the M40; and what progress has been made in respect of these developments.  HL1710
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore the Cowley Branch railway line for passenger services; what stations any such services would serve; what is their timetable for developing any such plans; and what assessment they have made of the impact restoring the line for passenger services would have on carbon emissions.  HL1711
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the railway services at Culham to support the proposed increase in housing in the area; what assessment they have made of the impact of an increase in railway services at Culham on carbon emissions; and whether they expect any such improvements to rail services will precede the constr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 February (HL Deb, col 2153), whether the projected cost for the first phase of HS2 includes the capital cost of rolling stock, provision of power supply, and infrastructure and rolling stock maintenance facilities.  HL1713
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming cost benefit analysis for the first phase of HS2 will (1) include the construction of Euston station and approaches and, if so, for which design; (2) include consideration of the impact of adopting different design speeds; and (3) be based on (a) 14, or (b) 18, trains per hour in each direction.  HL1714
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their plans for new delivery arrangements for the Euston terminus for HS2 will affect their plans to publish a notice to proceed for Phase 1.  HL1715
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps need to be taken before they will issue a notice to proceed for the first phase of HS2; and (1) where, and (2) when, they expect construction to start.  HL1716
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) scope, and (2) timescale, of the assessment to be conducted by the National Infrastructure Commission on integrated rail services for the north of England; and whether that assessment will include consideration of HS2 phase 2A.  HL1717
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision by the Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) on 10 February, that owners of land and property being purchased by HS2 Ltd can apply for a Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development, on the (1) capital cost, and (2) construction programme, of HS2.  HL1718
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 August 2019 (HL17509), whether any funding has been made available to the Metropolitan Police to continue Operation Grange beyond March 2020; and if so, for (1) how long, and (2) what reasons.  HL1719
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 February (HL1307), what action they propose to take in relation to the data collated for, and published by, the Race Disparity Unit.  HL1720
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of school leavers entered higher education in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.  HL1721 [I]
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The Lord Bishop of Bristol to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a reduction in low-skilled migration on the incidence of modern slavery.  HL1722
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The Lord Bishop of Bristol to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the risk of labour shortages in the event of changes to immigration rules, and (2) the possibility of the exploitation of workers as a consequence of these shortages; and what steps they intend to take to ensure that workers are protected.  HL1723
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the EU’s funding contribution to the UK’s arts, heritage and creative industries will be fully replaced; and, if so, what funding schemes will enable this.  HL1724
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 January (HL Deb, col 1441), what are the findings of their report into the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei’s failure to protect vulnerable people in the region.  HL1725
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Sudan and South Sudan about the case for an urgent political settlement for the disputed region of Abyei.  HL1726
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure an official referendum is held to allow the people of the disputed region of Abyei to determine whether they want to be part of Sudan or South Sudan.  HL1727
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to guarantee humanitarian access to the civilian population in Abyei.  HL1728
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Lord De Mauley to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, in regard to the National Fund.  HL1729
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the loan made by the UK to the Republic of Ireland following the financial crisis of 2008/09; what is the repayment schedule; and what are the servicing costs.  HL1730
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Lord Evans of Weardale to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commemorate in 2021 the centenary of the establishment of Northern Ireland.  HL1731
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Lord Fox to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to build infrastructure at UK ports to accommodate new checks on (1) vehicles, and (2) goods, coming from the EU after 1 January 2021.  HL1732
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate that passenger trains using the Severn Tunnel will be regularly powered by electricity.  HL1733
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage to the new overhead electric lines in the Severn Tunnel.  HL1734
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any decisions about extending the 2026 deadline for registering historic rights of way; and if not, when they expect to make such a decision.  HL1735
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what are their target dates for the completion of (1) HS2 phases 2A and 2B, and (2) the opening of high speed services on a new railway line between Manchester and Leeds.  HL1736
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional staff they will require to administer the points-based immigration system; and where will any such staff be located.  HL1737
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what level of English will be required of a person applying for a visa under the points-based immigration system; what existing qualifications will be accepted, if any; and what procedures they will use to assess proficiency in the English language.  HL1738
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether proficiency in (1) Welsh, (2) Scottish Gaelic, and (3) Irish, will qualify for points under the new points-based immigration system.  HL1739
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total amount of assistance, excluding any assistance for disability access improvements, provided to the owners of homes in the form of (1) standard grants, (2) improvement grants, (3) intermediate grants, (4) renovation grants, and (5) similar grants, to renovate and improve older private sector housing; and what was the c… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards the introduction of a statutory appeals process for adult social care as provided for by section 72 of the Care Act 2014; and whether such a process will be in place by April 2020.  HL1741
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the time needed to process new Attendance Allowance claims.  HL1742
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask the Leader of the House which minister in the House of Lords will answer questions on the UK’s negotiations with the EU on the future relationship.  HL1743
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask the Leader of the House which minister will answer questions in the House of Lords on the work of the Joint Committee overseeing the withdrawal agreement with the EU.  HL1744
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Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to make an announcement in relation to the introduction of a plastic bag charge for small and medium-sized retailers.  HL1745
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Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have changed their analysis of the impact of the introduction of a plastic bag charge for small and medium-sized retailers since July 2019.  HL1746
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been spent under section 22 of the Family Law Act 1996 on (1) the provision of marriage support services, (2) research into the causes of marital breakdown, and (3) the research into ways of preventing marital breakdown, for every financial year since the Act was passed.  HL1747
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by NHS Health Scotland Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol evaluation, published in November 2019, in particular the finding that the volume of pure alcohol sold per adult through the off trade in Scotland fell by 7.3 per cent in contrast to an increase of 5.9 per cent in Engla… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce minimum unit pricing for sales of alcohol in England.  HL1749
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what changes will be required to the NHS Constitution for England as a result of the introduction of new operational targets for the NHS.  HL1750
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the reported increase in rates of sexually transmitted infections in England.  HL1751
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the barriers related to (1) ethnicity, (2) gender, (3) age, (4) sexuality, and (5) English literacy level, associated with accessing sexual health services.  HL1752
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to invest in research on sexually transmitted infections; and in particular any such research related to (1) prevention, (2) testing, and (3) partner notification.  HL1753
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India to establish independent inquiries into the (1) repression of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens, (2) attacks by police on students in the Jami Millia University and the Aligarh Muslim University on 15 December 2019, and (3) k… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 February (HL1487), whether they intend to prohibit Gibraltar from applying to join the EU Schengen open border area.  HL1755
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps Gibraltar would need to take to rejoin the borderless Schengen zone.  HL1756
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to (1) airlines, and (2) shipping companies, operating out of the UK on preventative measures they should take to stop the spread of Coronavirus.  HL1757
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what training programmes are in place to equip healthcare professionals in England with the necessary skills to (1) test, and (2) treat, patients for Coronavirus.  HL1758
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the (1) number, and (2) pay, of care workers.  HL1759
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to designate care work as a skilled occupation under the new immigration system.  HL1760
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the principles set out in the Stockholm Declaration, adopted by the Third Ministerial Global Conference on Road Safety in February; and in particular, changes to speed limits.  HL1761
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of airspace reforms on the tranquillity of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  HL1762
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) protect, and (2) enhance, the tranquillity of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  HL1763
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Nuclear Regulation has a threshold beyond which the construction of new nuclear power stations would be disallowed on a specific section of coastline as a result of Met Office projections for (1) sea levels, or (2) the frequency of storm surges.  HL1764
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the government of Iran on the rights of women in that country.  HL1765
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what UK representation at senior ministerial or official level was present at (1) the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2020, and (2) the Munich Security Conference 2020.  HL1766
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister will meet the President of the United States to discuss a trade deal between the UK and the USA; and when it is proposed that formal trade negotiations will commence.  HL1767
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve MMR vaccination rates.  HL1768
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the adoption of Resolution 2510 (2020) by the UN Security Council on 12 February, what practical next steps they are taking to implement the resolution; and in particular "the need for a lasting ceasefire in Libya at the earliest opportunity, without pre-conditions".  HL1769
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what increase there has been in fly-tipping in the last five years; what estimate they have made of the cost of dealing with any such increase; what assessment they have made of any link between fly-tipping and criminal gangs; and what new measures they are proposing to address fly-tipping.  HL1770
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of an increase in the number of thefts of endangered plant species, whether they have any plans to strengthen the provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.  HL1771
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Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugees were resettled in the UK from (1) Jordan, (2) Lebanon, (3) Iraq, and (4) Turkey, in 2019, broken down by country of origin.  HL1772
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Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty's Government how many resettlement interviews conducted in (1) Jordan, (2) Lebanon, (3) Iraq, and (4) Turkey, in 2019 resulted in (a) acceptance, or (b) rejection, of the case for resettlement in the UK, broken down by the country of origin of those interviewed.  HL1773
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations contained in the report by Sir Michael Pitt The Pitt Review: Lessons learned from the 2007 floods, published on 25 June 2008, in particular to end developers’ automatic right to connect new developments to public sewers.  HL1774
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the value of new loans extended by the British Business Bank sourced through peer-to-peer lending platforms has (1) increased, or (2) decreased, over the last three completed financial years; and what percentage of such loans were to borrowers who had already received funding from the British Business Bank.  HL1775
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether default rates, and losses in event of default, experienced by the British Business Bank on loans sourced through peer-to-peer lending platforms have been (1) greater or lesser than for the British Business Bank’s overall lending book, and (2) greater or lesser than the British Business Bank’s expectation when extending loans thro… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the provisions relating to Northern Ireland contained in the Domestic Abuse Bill, considered by the House of Commons in 2019, will be included in the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill; and what assessment they have made of the inclusion of such provisions on the UK’s ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proposed points-based immigration system on the operation of (1) warehouses, (2) logistics, (3) food processing, and (4) retail businesses, in Northern Ireland; and what measures they are planning to take to ensure that vacancies in those industries are filled by dom… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of public money required to run the S4C television channel; and what steps they will take to ensure that that channel receives financial support.  HL1779
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the BBC about the funding of the BBC’s Orchestras.  HL1780
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that non-UK participants in sporting and cultural events will be able to enter the country after December 2020 in order to take part in such events.  HL1781
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what nationalities are represented among the staff of the House of Lords.  HL1782
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many staff in the House of Lords Catering and Retail Services department are not British nationals.  HL1783
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the pay ranges for House of Lords staff; and how many staff are employed at each grade.  HL1784
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Insolvency Service's figures which show gambling to be a feature in 373 bankruptcies last year, an increase from 158 in 2015–16.  HL1785
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 13 February (HL1452), what assessment they have made of the potential benefit resulting from the (1) collection, and (2) publication, of data on the number of people who commit suicide for reasons connected with gambling-related harm.  HL1786
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the sponsorship of sports teams' shirts will be included in their review of gambling.  HL1787
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The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (HL226), what assessment they have made of the proportion of shipping containers being returned following inspection; and what action they intend to take as a result.  HL1788
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The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (HL226), what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of sanctions as a means of discouraging the export of illegal waste shipments.  HL1789
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The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (HL226), how many successful prosecutions there were for breaches of waste shipment legislation in each of the past five years.  HL1790
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The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (HL226), what assessment they have made of how waste that is returned to its site of origin following inspection, or prevented from reaching ports, is (1) managed, and (2) processed, once returned to its site of origin.  HL1791
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The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any link between climate change and migration.  HL1792
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 February (HL1680), what specific monitoring is done to track improvements in the human rights situation in Bahrain for programmes in that country.  HL1793
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timeline for the delivery of the proposed 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales.  HL1794
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty's Government what additional measures, alongside the introduction of 20,000 police officers, they are taking to address the rate of retention of serving police officers.  HL1795
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the (1) numbers, and (2) use, of Tasers by police officers in England and Wales.  HL1796
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the current structure of Police and Crime Commissioners; and in particular, whether that structure is able to support the desired approach towards combatting knife crime.  HL1797
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Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the use of water cannons by police to respond to outbreaks of public disorder.  HL1798
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government by what percentage they expect to close the Disability Employment Gap in (1) 2020, (2) by 2025, and (3) by 2030.  HL1799
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the Disability Employment Gap by 2030.  HL1800
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the most common physical impairments to employment.  HL1801
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to conduct an audit to determine the most common physical impairments to employment; and when any such audit may take place.  HL1802
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to support SMEs to employ more staff with disabilities.  HL1803
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of SMEs employing staff with disabilities between 2015 and 2020.  HL1804
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the Football Association to ban children under the age of 18 from heading footballs during training, in order to mitigate the possible associated risk of developing brain disease in later life.  HL1805
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the recruitment of social care workers.  HL1806
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Google's decision to move all data about UK users of its services to the US.  HL1807
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the process for repatriating British citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.  HL1808
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a dedicated inspectorate for invasive non-native species; and if so, when.  HL1809
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish action plans for those pathways identified as priorities in their Comprehensive analysis of pathways of unintentional introduction and spread of invasive alien species, published in May 2019.  HL1810
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the funding they provide for tackling invasive non-native species.  HL1811
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will set out detailed plans for the (1) size, (2) geographical distribution, and (3) administrative implementation, of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  HL1812
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) financial, (2) operational, and (3) security, implications of missing the January 2020 deadline to migrate all computers used by the National Health Service to Windows 10.  HL1813
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the blinding of a nine year old Palestinian child by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem on 15 February.  HL1814
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the shooting of a 15 year old Palestinian child near Kufr Qaddum on 30 January and reports that there was a delay to his transportation to hospital.  HL1815
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the prevention of Palestinian agricultural exports via Jordan by Israeli authorities.  HL1816
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the policies of the government of Israel concerning the shooting of Palestinian children.  HL1817
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the barring of the Palestinian Governor of East Jerusalem from entering the West Bank and the order preventing him from communicating with the Palestinian Authority.  HL1818
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect the status of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the freedom of Muslims to worship at that site.  HL1819
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish a response to the consultation on children not in school, which closed on 24 June 2019.  HL1820
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 4 February (HL598), what progress they have made with the review of the support system for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities; and when they will publish a report on that review.  HL1821
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Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 February (HL727), what consideration they have given to requiring allegations of an offence of stirring up religious hatred to be supported by two witnesses, in order to restrict frivolous complaints.  HL1822
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of zero-rating VAT on e-publications, including audiobooks and eBooks, to bring them into line with their physical counterparts.  HL1823
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for reducing the VAT applied to digital reading materials with a view to supporting reading among children and young people from low-income backgrounds.  HL1824
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the level of graduate leadership in the early years sector.  HL1825
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) number, and (2) distribution, of relevant businesses required to meet the demand for T-levels.  HL1826
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the most recent trends in the level of teacher recruitment and retention.  HL1827
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when HMS Vanguard will re-join the Fleet; and what is the final cost of the present refit and refuelling.  HL1828
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they remain committed to maintaining a force of 19 operational destroyers and frigates by the 2030s, as stated in their report National Shipbuilders Strategy, published in September 2017.  HL1829
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the commitment to legislate to strengthen Ofsted's powers in relation to unregistered schools made in their Integrated Communities Action Plan, published in February 2019.  HL1830
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what powers they intend to give Ofsted to support inspectors to (1) investigate, (2) prosecute, and (3) close, unregistered schools.  HL1831
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will legislate to strengthen Ofsted's powers to (1) investigate, (2) prosecute, and (3) close, unregistered schools.  HL1832
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that providers found guilty of running unregistered schools are prevented from doing so again in future.  HL1833
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Iran’s Baha'i minority are being prevented from obtaining identity cards under new rules, thereby depriving them of basic civil rights.  HL1834
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