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Questions for Written Answer for 23 March 2020

Tabled on 19 March 2020 and due for answer by 2 April 2020.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to produce an estimate of the actual number of new COVID-19 cases in the UK each day, to compare against reported cases.  HL2771
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage teachers who are no longer required to work in schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic to undertake other activities in their community.  HL2772
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to live music venues, retailers and recording studios on whether they should close due to COVID-19.  HL2773
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the self-employed working in the music sector in the UK.  HL2774
Answered
Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to (1) festivals, (2) recording studios, and (3) nightclubs, on whether they will be covered by the Government's proposed support to the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2775
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, under the named GP policy, whether a general practice is allowed to consider that the role of the named GP is for administrative purposes only with the responsibilities being delegated more widely between doctors within that general practice.  HL2776
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Ethical considerations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, published on 17 March; and what discussions they have had with National Health Service leaders about that report.  HL2777
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the National Health Service about sourcing additional beds for patients, including in non-hospital settings.  HL2778
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with insurance companies about whether independent schools, particularly small independent schools, are able to obtain compensation for business interruption as a result of the COVID-19 emergency measures.  HL2779
Answered
The Lord Bishop of London to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide healthcare and support services to people in immigration removal centres during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2780
Answered
Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any reports of COVID-19 infection among the imprisoned community; whether HM Prison Service has made arrangements to protect others imprisoned in the same establishment; and what estimate they have made of the number of COVID-19 infected prisoners that can be managed within the total prison estate.  HL2781
Answered
Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the time taken to pay their subcontractors.  HL2782
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Interferon Alfa 2B may be effective in treating COVID-19.  HL2783
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (1) counted, and (2) estimated, as sleeping rough in England the last time that those figures were recorded.  HL2784
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to provide COVID-19-related treatment and support to people sleeping rough.  HL2785
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, to increase funding to organisations working with people who are homeless.  HL2786
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to result in any medicine shortages.  HL2787
Answered
Baroness Sanderson of Welton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with utility companies about any support those companies could offer the hospitality industry as a result of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2788
Answered
Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow theatres and other cultural venues to automatically be able to claim Gift Aid when patrons agree to donate to the venue the value of their tickets for an event cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2789
Answered
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