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Questions for Written Answer for 13 March 2020

Tabled on 12 March 2020 and due for answer by 26 March 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the average number of embryos used to save a life using mitochondrial replacement techniques; and how many such embryos they estimate are subsequently transferred to a woman.  HL2532
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue funding they have provided to English local authorities in each year since 2010.  HL2533
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 March (HL1918), what assessment they have made of the case for urgently decarbonising the transport network; and what discussions they plan to have with the Rail Safety and Standards Board about prioritising that Board's work on the risks involved in expanding third rail… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the aviation sector before their decision to leave the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.  HL2535
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what alternative arrangements will be put in place to secure aviation safety in the UK following their decision to leave the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.  HL2536
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the funding required to maintain aviation safety in the UK following their decision to leave the European Union Aviation Safety Agency; and what will be the source of that funding.  HL2537
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the access to global markets by UK manufacturers in the aviation sector as a result of their decision to leave the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.  HL2538
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to negotiate a bi-lateral Aviation Safety Agreement with the EU following their decision to leave the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.  HL2539
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government when they took the decision to leave the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.  HL2540
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what the consideration they have given to postponing local elections on 7 May, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, what is their assessment of the last day on which a decision must be announced in order for any such postponement to take place.  HL2541
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether local elections on 7 May could be postponed after the publication of the notices of election; and if so, what procedures would be required in order to do so.  HL2542
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £5 billion announced in the Budget 2020 on 11 March for bus services over the next five years will be allocated, or available, to the areas covered by Transport for the North; and what will be the role of Transport for the North in the allocation of this funding.  HL2543
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £5 billion announced in the Budget 2020 on 11 March for bus services over the next five years will be allocated, or available, to areas which do not have an elected mayor, a combined authority, or a strategic transport plan.  HL2544
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government which of the schemes for infrastructure investment announced in the Budget 2020 on 11 March will take place in (1) East Lancashire inclusive of Blackburn, Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley and Rossendale, and (2) Blackpool and the remaining Districts in Lancashire; and what is their estimated cost in each case.  HL2545
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding for new road proposals announced in the Budget 2020 on 11 March will include a new road from the eastern end of the M65 to join the A59 west of Skipton, the “A56 and village bypass”, or a part of that proposal.  HL2546
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 2 March that Contracts for Difference will in future be open to onshore wind projects, what plans they have to review the planning regime for onshore wind projects in England.  HL2547
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Lord Hayward to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 6 March (HL1745 and HL1746), whether they intend to publish the revised impact assessment agreed by the Regulatory Policy Committee; if so, when; and what plans they have to identify the differences between that assessment and their initial assessment.  HL2548
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 9 March (HL2003), to which ''abhorrent hate crime' Viscount Younger of Leckie was referring on 13 February (HL Deb, col 2339); and whether the police are investigating that crime.  HL2549
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Lord Pickles to ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK aid supports the Palestinian Authority’s production of school textbooks.  HL2550
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Lord Pickles to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the reported antisemitic and extremist content in Palestinian Authority school textbooks adhere to (1) the Palestinian Authority–Department for International Development Memorandum of Understanding, and (2) the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to take action against incitement to violence.  HL… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pickles to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether reported antisemitic content in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum is in breach of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism.  HL2552
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Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of teacher training programmes supported by UK aid in the Palestinian Territories.  HL2553
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Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK aid is distributed to employees of the Palestinian Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Development Centre.  HL2554
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Lord Polak to ask Her Majesty's Government which textbooks are used by the teachers in the Palestinian Territories that are funded by UK aid.  HL2555
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the UK’s creative industries about continued UK participation in the EU Creative Europe programme.  HL2556
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding UK implementation of the 2019 Copyright Directive.  HL2557
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of continued adherence in the UK to the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive.  HL2558
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government how many firms in the creative industry sector formerly based in the UK have relocated to the EU in (1) 2016–18, (2) 2019, and (3) since 31 January 2020.  HL2559
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Budget 2020, announced on 11 March, on the Northern Ireland economy.  HL2560
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the containment of COVID-19 in Northern Ireland.  HL2561
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the Northern Ireland business community on (1) the future trading arrangements with the EU, and (2) the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL2562
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement about the delivery of 4G mobile signal to 95 per cent of the country on 25 October 2019, how many full 'not-spot' communities in England will benefit from the Government's investment in the Single Rural Network.  HL2563
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement about the delivery of 4G mobile signal to 95 per cent of the country on 25 October 2019, what assessment they have made of the proportion of the population that live in full 'not-spot' communities that will benefit from that delivery.  HL2564
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for preparing for the postponement of the local, mayoral, metro mayors and police and crime commissioners elections; and whether they have contingency plans for postal ballots.  HL2565
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the use of school league tables.  HL2566
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Berridge on 4 March (HL Deb, col 692), when the 48 special free schools "in the pipeline" are expected to open.  HL2567
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the length of time it takes on average for a child to travel to a special school compared with a child travelling to a mainstream school.  HL2568
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children use home-to-school transport to attend special schools compared with children attending mainstream school.  HL2569
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) pupils are in special schools, and (2) special schools there are.  HL2570
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they will lay before Parliament the Framework for Data Processing by Government document, as provided for in section 191 of the Data Protection Act 2018.  HL2571
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to section 191(5) of the Data Protection Act 2018, which other persons may the Secretary of State “consider it appropriate to consult” before preparing the Framework for Data Processing by Government document and laying it before Parliament.  HL2572
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