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Questions for Written Answer for 23 April 2020

Tabled on 22 April 2020 and due for answer by 29 April 2020.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the attendance figures for those schools that are teaching pupils entitled to attend during the COVID-19 pandemic; and how many such pupils there are.  HL2989
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils were offered a loan computer during the COVID-19 pandemic; and of those, how many took up that loan.  HL2990
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made use of support services provided by charities to support children with Special Educational Needs who do not have education and health care plans; and if not, what plans they have to do so.  HL2991
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the availability of professional trainers and coaches provided by voluntary organisations and sports clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2992
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government what comprehensive guidance they have provided to voluntary and sporting organisations which operate buildings and other facilities in respect of outlining the support available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; and where any such guidance is published.  HL2993
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to accept recognition and identification assessments made online for hidden disabilities such as dyslexia, autism and other neurodiverse conditions that would normally have been made face-to-face.  HL2994
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Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals for a Furloughed Space Grant Scheme, put forward by the British Retail Consortium and the British Property Federation; and what plans they have, if any, to implement such a scheme.  HL2995
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the application developed by Doctors Association UK about problems with personal protection equipment (PPE); and (2) reports that PPE is being shipped from the UK to Germany, Spain, and Italy, because UK companies claim that offers of help have not been pursued.  HL2996
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 21 April (HL2602), why they have not been in contact with the National Cancer Institute Pascale Foundation or the Colli Hospital in Italy to assess the potential outcomes of the use of Tocilizumab to treat patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia; how they are monitoring “the… 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 the term “let it run hot” means in relation to COVID-19; and what plans they have to publish the evidence base for behind the use of that phrase.  HL2998
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests are currently taking place each day; what estimate they have made of the number of daily tests that would need to occur before an end to lockdown may be safely considered; and what measures they are putting in place to increase capacity and training of those capable of undertaking and evaluating the te… 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 representations they have made to the government of China about the arrest of 15 pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong, including the founder of the Democratic Party.  HL3000
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrest of 15 pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong; and what steps they are taking, as a co-signatory to the Sino-British Joint Declaration 1984, to (1) defend the freedom to protest; (2) protect the autonomy of the Legislative Council; and (3) ensure that Article 22 of Hong Kong's Basic… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use international procurement arrangements for the provision of personal protective equipment at the end of the EU withdrawal transition period.  HL3002
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) business rates, (2) grants, and (3) loan schemes, are available to pubs to help ensure their financial health; what steps they are taking to ensure that the tenants or landlords receive the full benefit of any such support during the current COVID-19 related restrictions; what steps they are taking to ensure any such financial… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to advise potential recipients of state aid in the transport sector of recipients' obligations to ensure (1) compliance with (a) EU, and (b) UK, legislation on state aid; (2) compliance (a) within a transport mode, and (b) between modes; and (3) repayment of any aid found to be in contravention of those rule… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have agreed with the government of Romania about Romanian agricultural workers coming to the UK; what checks for COVID-19 were required on such workers before they joined outbound flights; what social distancing arrangements were required on the flights in terms of  the number of (1) passengers, and (2) seats; wh… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what precautions are in place to check whether passengers on (1) private, (2)  charter, and (3) scheduled, incoming flights may carry COVID-19; and what are the criteria for requiring the passengers of any such flights be quarantined in the UK.  HL3006
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they invited open access rail passenger operators to operate reduced services alongside franchised operators to deliver (1) an agreed, and (2) a reduced, service on railway lines by both; and if so, how they are ensuring fair competition between franchised and open access operators.  HL3007
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Full business case High Speed 2 Phase One, published on 15 April, what is the total amount of the ‘sunk costs’; what costs incurred before December 2019 were not included in the economic appraisal; what would the benefit-cost ratio figures be if those costs had been included; whether the writing off of development costs up… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what additional assistance they intend to provide to those countries in East Africa affected by COVID-19 to mitigate the impact of the pandemic and the increase in locusts currently swarming in that region.  HL3009
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government whether employees who cannot practically work because they are shielding themselves in line with the current public health guidance, or because of childcare commitments, can be furloughed. [T]  HL3010
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of those who have died in care homes whose death certificate mentioned COVID-19 were (1) discharged from hospital to a care home, and (2) admitted to a care home from their residential address.  HL3011
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 9 March (HL1991), why they do not provide humanitarian assistance in the middle belt states; and what plans they have, if any, to provide such assistance in future.  HL3012
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their commitment in the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, published 14 March 2018, to "explore the legal and practical challenges of limited reform relating to the law on marriage and religious weddings".  HL3013
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Interior Minister of the government of Libya about (1) frozen Libyan assets, and (2) the provision of compensation to victims of IRA bombings that used Semtex and other material support supplied by the Gaddafi regime.  HL3014
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity in the UK to manufacture personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3015
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of, on average, how many items of each type of personal protection equipment are required on a daily basis by (1) the National Health Service, (2) the social care sector, (3) the prison service, (4) the police, and (5) other sectors; and how this compares with the shipment of equipment that was or… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK aid donated bilaterally and through the UN is reaching Rojava in north east Syria.  HL3017
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision by the governments of Italy, Malta and Libya to disallow landing facilities for refugees and migrants rescued at sea, what plans they have to call for the establishment of COVID-19 testing and quarantining arrangements for refugees and migrants in those and other countries.  HL3018
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any discrepancies between the Coronavirus Act 2020 Functions of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) Direction, published on 15 April, and the guidance available on the HMRC website; and where there are discrepancies, which rules will be followed when processi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether employees who were made redundant, or stopped working for their employers, after 19 March can be claimed for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme if they are now re-employed.  HL3020
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether employers can claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees who (1) were furloughed as of 28 February and (2) were transferred under TUPE between 28 February and 19 March.  HL3021
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what plans they have, if any, to issue guidance on whether employers can direct employees to take holiday during furlough and (2) whether employers and employees can agree to vary holiday pay entitlement during furlough.  HL3022
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the weekly total cost of the financial support being provided to individuals and businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3023
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of air quality on the exacerbation of COVID-19 symptoms.  HL3024
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff who are currently working in the NHS in England are on a Tier 2 visa that is due to expire before 1 October 2020.  HL3025
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff currently working in the NHS are in England on a family reunion visa that is due to expire before 1 October 2020.  HL3026
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many care workers in England are currently working on a Tier 2 visa that is due to expire before 1 October 2020  HL3027
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many care workers in England are currently working on a family reunion visa that is due to expire before 1 October 2020.  HL3028
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have put in place to provide additional (1) monitoring, and (2) reporting, of anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide, and other mental illnesses, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3029
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of COVID-19 in sampled municipal water; and what plans they have to use that data to assess the impact of COVID-19 control measures.  HL3030
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that some cases of COVID-19 are leading to cytokine storm syndrome.  HL3031
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the actions taken by the government of Sweden in regard to social distancing on slowing the spread of COVID-19.  HL3032
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government why they recommend an isolation period of seven days after symptoms of COVID-19 have ended for those who live alone, as opposed to the recommended fourteen-day period by the World Health Organisation.  HL3033
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Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that a higher proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic people are dying as a result of COVID-19 than people of other ethnicities; whether they have now established an inquiry into the issue; and if so, what that inquiry has discovered to date.  HL3034
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government why the recent Department for International Development Cargo and Passenger Air Charter Services Tender was not subject to a public procurement process, as was used when this tender was last issued in 2016.  HL3035 [I]
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the level of subsistence support given to asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic is sufficient to ensure they are able to meet their essential living needs.  HL3036
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria will be applied to decide which disadvantaged school pupils will qualify for free laptops and broadband routers.  HL3037
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions are in place to support Universal Credit claimants who need to make a non-digital claim.  HL3038
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of migrants sleeping rough; and what guidance they have issued to local authorities about the provision of emergency accommodation for such migrants.  HL3039
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the immigration health surcharge on NHS and care workers; and what plans they have to suspend the charge for this group in the light of their contribution to health and social care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3040
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of informal carers living in poverty, and (2) the adequacy of the Carer's Allowance.  HL3041
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with NHS England about why it has not triggered Regulation 61 of the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/349) to allow for the flexible provision of pharmaceutical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3042 [I]
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that NHS England implements the Electronic Prescription Service in dispensing practices to benefit rural patients.  HL3043 [I]
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Lord McNally to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed statutory duty of care to tackle online harms will address harms to public health; and when the full response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation will be published.  HL3044
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies have had with economists on the economic impacts of the lockdown; and if no discussions have taken place, what the reasons are for not holding such discussions.  HL3045
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to spare capacity for COVID-19 testing being used to facilitate the testing of Parliamentarians, particularly those aged over 70.  HL3046
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran to seek the permanent release of (1) Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, and (2) other dual nationals, who have been imprisoned that country.  HL3047
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that university courses which supply (1) health workers, (2) teachers, and (3) other core public sector workers, are (a) protected, and (b) expanded, following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3048 [I]
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to encourage more international and EU students to study at UK universities following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3049 [I]
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided, and intend to provide, to light rail services which have been adversely affected or reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3050
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with National Rail about the provision of compensation to railcard holders and extending the validity period of such railcards to reflect the length of time when train services have been severely reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3051
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to (1) standardise the (a) procedures, and (b) terms and conditions, for rail ticket refunds across the UK, and (2) simplify the pricing of rail fares and the ticketing system, during the time that rail franchises have been transferred onto Emergency Measures Agreements.  HL3052
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance they are providing to local authorities which manage light rail and tram services; and what plans they have, if any, to provide financial assistance to Transport for London.  HL3053
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 18 March (HLWS163), who will decide whether there is “new compelling evidence and a realistic prospect of a prosecution” in order for an outstanding Troubles-related death to be investigated.  HL3054
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 18 March (HLWS163), what evidence of claims against veterans in Northern Ireland informed their proposals to address legacy issues in Northern Ireland.  HL3055
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 18 March (HLWS163), what discussions they had with political parties in (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) the Republic of Ireland, about their proposals to address legacy issues in Northern Ireland before their announcement; and if they had no… 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 proposals they have received from the European Union about establishing an office in Northern Ireland.  HL3057
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland about developing a co-ordinated all-island approach to the exit from the COVID-19 lockdown.  HL3058
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the development of an exit strategy from the COVID-19 lockdown.  HL3059
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, they have given to using the former RAF Sealand station to accommodate homeless people and others in need of temporary housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3060
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether COVID-19 related legislation will be revoked once the pandemic is over or when such legislation is no longer reasonably required.  HL3061
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expedite the registration of those doctors who are awaiting final registration by the General Medical Council so that they may assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3062
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken jointly with the EU to tackle COVID-19.  HL3063
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) nurses, and (2) doctors, whose countries of origin are outside the UK, are working in the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3064
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how much personal protection equipment the NHS has (1) received, and (2) purchased, from other countries.  HL3065
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide parish and town councils with funding to enable them to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3066
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have been held with the National Association of Local Councils about (1) the role parish and town councils and parish meetings are playing to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) the impact of the pandemic on the operation of parish and town councils and parish meetings including (a)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government whether parish and town councils are eligible bodies for, and can therefore apply to, the (1) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (2) Small Business Grant Fund, and (3) Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.  HL3068
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of the increased risk of serious COVID-19 related illness in the over 60s, what work they are conducting to assess the increased risk of over 60s working in the care system, and in particular, those who have come out of retirement to support services during the pandemic.[T]  HL3069
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many flu vaccines have been manufactured in the UK in each of the last three years.  HL3070
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many vaccine manufacturing facilities in the UK are currently operational.  HL3071
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development attached any public interest conditions to the £250 million granted to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.  HL3072
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support the creation of an international pooling mechanism for COVID-19 research set up by the World Health Organization.  HL3073
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they imposed any public interest conditions to the £14 million granted to the 21 new coronavirus research projects that were announced on 17 April.  HL3074
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stipulate as a condition of COVID-19 UK public funding that any vaccine or medical product developed is licensed according to the principles of socially responsible licensing which includes, but is not limited to, preventing exclusive licensing.  HL3075
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce ‘step-in’ rights as a condition to granting COVID-19 research funding for the issuing of non-exclusive licenses if a licensing partner fails to comply with the requirements of providing the health technology at an affordable and fair price.  HL3076
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of Derbyshire Constabulary to introduce a new process for all firearm and shotgun applications, including renewals, which requires applicants to provide, and pay for, medical information verified by a GP; what discussions they have had with that Constabulary about the compliance o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty's Government what goods, other than food or pharmaceutical products, are considered essential items for the puposes of COVID-19 measures.  HL3078
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Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty's Government, for the purposes of COVID-19 measures, what guidance and advice is available to shops and retail outlets that have essential and non-essential goods for sale.  HL3079
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Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty's Government what powers are available to local authorities to take action if retail outlets (1) open outside of the Government's COVID-19 guidelines, or (2) persistently flout the rules on selling essential items.  HL3080
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Baroness Smith of Basildon to ask Her Majesty's Government, for the purposes of COVID-19 measures, what discussions they have had with (1) employers, (2) employee representatives, and (3) trade unions, about staff working in the retail and distribution sectors.  HL3081
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Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to hold the next meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations; and whether that meeting will include a discussion on extending the Brexit transition period.  HL3082
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Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the comments made by Sir David Lidington on 22 April, what assessment they have made of the available capacity of the Civil Service; and whether that capacity is sufficient to conclude a trade agreement with the EU at the same time as responding to COVID-19.  HL3083
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Baroness Smith of Gilmorehill to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Second Reading of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill not occurring in the House of Commons on 21 April, what steps they are taking to ensure that new immigration arrangements are in place by the end of December.  HL3084
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what support permanently excluded school pupils receive, and from whom, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3085
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Lord Storey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of any potential risks of the physical Chamber sitting of the House of Lords to those peers present and the compliance of such presence with Public Health England’s advice on social distancing and restriction on movement.  HL3086
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Lord Storey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans the House of Lords Commission has to enable eligibility for members who are working from home to receive their daily allowance during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3087
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that school re-openings are phased and conducted in an orderly manner so that social distancing and pupil and staff safety is in place.  HL3088
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the COVID-19 death statistics disclosed at the daily briefings.  HL3089
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to increase the UK’s COVID-19 testing capability; and whether the UK is on target to meet 100,000 tests a day.  HL3090
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of potential mutations of COVID-19 on the delivery of an effective vaccine.  HL3091
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the impact of the decision to not broadcast the Virtual Proceedings in the House of Lords live online on democratic engagement with the House.  HL3092
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Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what adjustments they will make, if any, to (1) the target of delivering one million homes in the forthcoming five years, and (2) the Housing Delivery Test methodology, following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3093
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government how many tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in care and nursing homes in the UK; and over what period that testing took place.[T]  HL3094
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that public health information is reaching vulnerable people, including those with (1) hearing impairments, and (2) other disabilities.  HL3095
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on residential homes which care for people with learning difficulties and autism.  HL3096
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure frontline workers are provided with support and counselling following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3097
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the reported numbers of COVID-19 related deaths of frontline staff from BAME communities, what steps they are taking to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 for BAME frontline staff.  HL3098
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they are collecting on the numbers of COVID-19 deaths broken down by (1) age, (2) occupation, (3) gender, (4) ethnicity, and (5) religion.  HL3099
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what penalties a police officer can impose on an individual over 70 years old, who has no underlying health conditions and adheres to other government social distancing guidance, who leaves their home to visit family members during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL3100
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government which department is responsible for (1) maintaining the National Risk Register, and (2) ensuring all other departments have up-to-date plans to mitigate risks contained in the National Risk Register; and whether the Ministerial Code includes a duty to ensure departmental risk plans are up-to-date.  HL3101
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they first requested help from the British Healthcare Trades Association to obtain personal protective equipment, and other equipment, needed as a result of COVID-19; and what action has been agreed as a result of their discussions with that Association.  HL3102
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what specific legislative provisions are in use currently to curb the movement outside their own homes by people aged over 70; and whether that legislation is considered as compatible with the Human Rights Act 1998 and has been certified as such by a Minister of the Crown.  HL3103
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government when COBRA first met in 2020 to discuss COVID-19; and on what date they rated the risk of the virus to UK public health as high.  HL3104
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Baroness Wheeler to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for distributing the £10m payments to the fishing sector to support those affected by COVID-19, announced on 17 April; and what additional resources will be made available to the Marine Management Organisation to ensure applications for the grants to fishers whose business has suffered severe market disruption… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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