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Questions for Written Answer for 12 May 2020

Tabled on 6 May 2020 and due for answer by 14 May 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported (1) arrest of Professor Richard Soloman Tarfa on 25 December 2019, (2) closure of the Du Merci Orphanage, and (3) demolition order addressed to the Du Merci Centre orphanage dated 29 April, in Nigeria.  HL4068
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Reuters Special Report In shielding its hospitals from COVID-19, Britain left many of the weakest exposed, published on 5 May. [T]  HL4069
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government whether meals provided for asylum seekers in temporary accommodation must meet the guidelines set out in the NHS Eatwell Guide.  HL4160
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children in families receiving housing benefit or the Universal Credit housing costs element share a bedroom with a sibling or parent.  HL4161
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many households currently have had their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing costs element reduced by (1) 14 per cent of the ‘eligible rent’ for one spare bedroom, and (2) 25 per cent of the ‘eligible rent’ for two or more spare bedrooms.  HL4162
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that households unable to pay utility bills will not face disconnection from their utilities for non-payment between 1 October 2020 and 1 March 2021.  HL4163
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Lord Best to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Centre for Social Justice Collecting Dust, published on 26 April, what assessment they have made of the ability of existing debt collection processes by public sector bodies to meet the equivalent standards expected of private sector firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  HL4141
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Lord Best to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the Centre for Social Justice report Collecting Dust, published on 26 April, for the introduction of a Debt Management Bill.  HL4142
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government plans they have to require social distancing on flights (1) within, (2) arriving in, or (3) leaving, the UK. [T]  HL4070
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of individual universities in maintaining student courses and contact during the lockdown.  HL4143
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate that all company accounts must include (1) the amount of taxpayer loans received, (2) the amount received through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and (3) how many employees were made redundant, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4104
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government which airlines have applied for financial help in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and for each such airline to give (1) the amount of financial support requested, (2) the recipients of any support given and the amount they received.  HL4105
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Ryanair that it may take up to six months for customers to receive a refund for flights aborted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to (1) initiate proceedings against Ryanair to ensure customers are refunded in a timely manner, or (2) withdraw Ryanair's licence to operate.  HL4106
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 4 May (HL 3012), when the review into humanitarian assistance for additional areas of Nigeria beyond the North East region will be completed.  HL4164
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan to end discrimination and persecution of Ahmadis.  HL4165
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the case for removing hate speech from social media platforms in Pakistan, including hate speech towards Ahmadis.  HL4166
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of Pakistan's Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs on 29 April that “the only punishment for blasphemers is beheading”, and (2) what assessment they have made of the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development’s statement that such comments have… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the capability, and (2) the capacity, of the private acute healthcare sector to assist in the reduction of waiting times for elective surgery.  HL4084
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of any contracts made with private healthcare providers for the provision of NHS funded acute care.  HL4107
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment was made of the options for developing contact tracing applications.  HL4108
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government what procurement process was followed in order to procure and develop the contact tracing application.  HL4109
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Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of employment for each member of the House of Lords salaried under the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975, including (1) employer national insurance contributions, (2) employer pension contributions, and (3) any other costs.  HL4085
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Baroness Doocey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the total annual cost of employment for each member excepted from the 20 July 2010 resolution on allowances in the House, by virtue of being salaried, including (1) employer national insurance contributions, (2) employer pension contributions, and (3) any other costs.  HL4086
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have put in place to ensure that children can continue to be transferred to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4110
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the UK of successful transfers of separated children from Greece to other countries in Europe under the European Commission’s relocation scheme for transfers of unaccompanied children.  HL4111
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the three crop rule in agriculture as part of the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what plans they have to inform the farming industry of any such rule changes by the end of June to enable planning for 2021.  HL4123
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of remote private and public family law proceedings in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic  HL4124
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) change services to patient care and experience; and (2) invest in the field of multidisciplinary and integrated perioperative care, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4168
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of employers which can provide the gender pay gap data for the 2019–20 reporting year now.  HL4087
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the pressures facing employers in regard to reporting gender pay gap data for the 2019–20 reporting year.  HL4088
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any disproportionate adverse effect on women in the labour market resulting from COVID-19.  HL4089
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give high priority to closing the gender pay gap during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4090
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider their decision, announced on 24 March, to suspend gender pay gap reporting for the 2019–2020 reporting year until 2021.  HL4091
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of the temporary closure of recycling companies on waste disposal authorities, and (2) the ability of those authorities to store or otherwise dispose of or deal with the recyclates collected or received from waste collection authorities.  HL4112
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the figures for confirmed cases of COVID-19 that are announced each day are those cases that have been identified as a result of a test; and if not, in what other circumstances may a case be added to those figures.  HL4125
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what is or are (1) the procedure, (2) the timetable, and (3) the rules, for adding COVID-19 related deaths (a) in care homes, and (b) in the wider community, to the total number of deaths announced each day.  HL4126
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have given to Lord Deighton in the provision of personal protective equipment for the NHS; to whom is he responsible; whether he is being remunerated for this work; if so, on what basis; and what actions he has so far taken.  HL4127
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect the Queensbury Tunnel for possible future use as a cycleway; and what is the current situation with regard to that tunnel.  HL4128
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to return provision of public transport broadly to levels that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic following the ending of restrictions on movement.  HL4129
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to the British Council during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4053
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peace and security in Africa.  HL4054
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to British nationals with urgent medical needs that cannot be met in the countries in which they are located.  HL4055
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with overseas counterparts on a coherent international response to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic leading to further instability in Syria.  HL4056
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government on which dates they discussed ways in which to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic with overseas counterparts.  HL4057
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 both in the UK and globally.  HL4113
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that gender-based violence will be a strategic priority in the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.  HL4114
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the amount of funding allocated to the Rapid Response Facility to an amount commensurate to the delivery capacity and reach of non-governmental organisations.  HL4115
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the situation in Afghanistan.  HL4116
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking following threats by the government of Iraq to withhold federal budget payments to the Kurdistan Regional Government.  HL4117
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 4 May (HL3394), whether any prisoners have yet been tested for COVID-19; when they expect testing will begin in a systematic way; what plans they have to prioritise the most overcrowded prisons; and how many COVID-19 (1) cases, and (2) deaths, have been reported among (1) prison staff, an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate they will permit family visits to prisoners to resume.  HL4119
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison cells are being shared; in which prisons such cells exist; and what steps they are taking to end overcrowding in prisons.  HL4130
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional customs officials they plan to hire after the end of the UK-EU transition period  HL4144
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries they (1) have made trade agreements since 1 January, and (2) are currently engaged in trade negotiations.  HL4145
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports by researchers at the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital in Rome that they have developed a vaccine that can neutralise COVID-19 in human cells; and what plans they have to encourage scientists in the UK to be involved in the clinical trials of that vaccine .  HL4146
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assistance they have given to the Overseas Territories to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) which Overseas Territories have introduced testing for COVID-19.  HL4147
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total number of deaths, from any cause, in the UK in 2020.  HL4131
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Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord True on 4 May (HL Deb, col 373), what plans they have to name those responsible for speaking to the Sunday Times about plans to reform the House, as set out in the report in the Sunday Times Lords too old to sit - 'so they should stand down', published on 4 May. [T]  HL4071
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Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide assistance to the?Outward Bound?Trust to ensure it is able to continue to provide (1) financial support to students who wish to attend school residential trips, and (2) tourism services in remote parts of the UK.  HL4132
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how long they estimate it will take to implement an increase in social security legacy benefits.  HL4092
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of (1) the number, and (2) the proportion, of new Universal Credit claimants since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic who are covered by the nine month grace period.  HL4093
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the open letter to the Prime Minister from a coalition of charities and church leaders asking that all migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees are given temporary leave to remain.  HL4094
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the launching of a satellite by the Revolutionary Guard on 22 April; what information they have on the carrier used to launch the satellite; and what information they have sought from that government about the purpose of the satellite.  HL4133
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the armed forces of North Korea and South Korea exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarised Zone on 3 May.  HL4134
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in southern Yemen, following the declaration on 25 April by Aydarous al-Zubaidi of the establishment of self-rule in Aden and other southern provinces in that country.  HL4135
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the absence of United States representation at the virtual Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference on 4 May 2020; whether the Prime Minister has personally spoken to the President of the United States on this issue; whether the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Libya, further to the speech by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on 27 April rejecting the 2015 UN-mediated Libyan Political Agreement and seeking to empower the General Command of the Arab Libyan Armed Force to take charge of that country’s governing institutions.  HL413… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards the establishment of an independent international investigation into the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4138
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the tweet by the Department of Health and Social Care on 4 May that “There is emerging evidence to suggest that coronavirus may be having a disproportionate impact on some ethnic groups, as well as certain genders”, on what evidence they base their statement that gender affects the impact of COVID-19; what is their definition… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that COVID-19 originated in a laboratory in China; (2) the response by the government of China to the initial outbreak of COVID-19; and (3) any delay in that government informing other governments of the outbreak; and what plans they have to change their approach to relations w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that trade and business resources in the UK are not exploited by foreign businesses, in particular businesses based in China, during any economic depression resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4097
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider the role of Huawei in the development of telecommunications infrastructure in the UK.  HL4098
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they provide on the steps to take to reclaim the cost of cancelled flights made through a travel agency in instances where the airline has refunded the travel agency and either (1) the travel agency has not refunded customers, or (2) the travel agency seeks to charge customers an additional administrative charge.  HL4169
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition globally.  HL4099
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to ensure (1) the continuation, and (2) the provision, of Nutrition for Growth funding at the start of 2021.  HL4100
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government how they evaluate (1) the results, and (2) the accuracy, of COVID-19 tests; what percentage of those tests are accurate, both positive and negative; and how many people have had to be retested.  HL4101
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The Lord Bishop of Newcastle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Bethell on 23 April (HL Deb, col 90), whether their approach to personal protective equipment procurement remains one of collaboration with local initiatives following the report in the Financial Times on 4 May that procurement is being nationalised.  HL4148
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 4 May (HL3274), what assessment they have made of the other factors that are potentially contributing to the increased death rate; what estimate they have made of the number of non-COVID-19 related deaths resulting from the measures taken to prepare for a surge in NHS hospital ad… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the petition Release the Home Office's Grooming Gang Review in full, published on 24 April, how many victims of grooming gangs they estimate there have been in the UK since 1998; how much financial support they are providing to each victim per annum; which Minister was responsible for clearing th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement that the Welsh Government is giving additional payments to care workers, what consideration they have given to making similar payments.  HL4149
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the risk of people intentionally seeking to buy fake coronavirus test results within the black market if employers allow workers to return on the basis of a positive antibody test.  HL4150
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that public transport services are expanded to take account of their recommendation that employers stagger working hours to reduce the pressures on public transport once the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.  HL4102
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the measures in place to protect ferry services across the UK from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic  HL4072
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure the safety of passengers and crew on ferries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4073
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures have been put in place to protect the safety of passengers (1) travelling to airports, (2) in airports, and (3) on aircraft.  HL4074
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the resilience, and (2) the financial situation, of airlines which operate in the UK.  HL4075
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on connectivity between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.  HL4076
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available to UK residents seeking to travel between Northern Ireland and Great Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4077
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to local authorities to prepare communities to readjust following the end of the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4058
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce taxation on cars to encourage recovery and re-employment following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4059
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to return any entertainment and sports centres that are currently being used for medical purposes to their normal use.  HL4060
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the assistance provided for workers from outside the UK with horticultural duties during the COVID-19 pandemic, what consideration they have given to reversing their advice on restrictions of the freedom of movement.  HL4061
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their policy on immigration fees.  HL4062
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement of the lockdown on 23 March, between which dates was the letter and enclosed leaflet from the Prime Minister updating recipients on the steps being taken to combat COVID-19 despatched; and what were the maximum number of days allowed, under any contractual arrangements, between date of despatch and date of del… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are in the “very high risk due to a serious underlying health condition" category referred to in the leaflet enclosed with the letter from the Prime Minister updating recipients on the steps being taken to combat COVID-19.  HL4079
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement in the leaflet enclosed with the letter from the Prime Minister updating recipients on the steps being taken to combat COVID-19 that “If you are at a very high risk due to a serious underlying health condition, you should have already received a letter from the NHS containing specific guidance about what to do”,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS patients have been treated in independent sector hospitals since the declaration of a Level 4 National incident on 30 January, compared with the same period last year.  HL4081
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what the total cost to the taxpayer has been of NHS patients treated in independent sector hospitals, including the cost of independent sector hospitals being available for the treatment of NHS patients, since the declaration of a Level 4 National incident on 30 January, compared with the same period last year.  HL4082
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the maximum number of beds (1) available for use, and (2) used, by NHS patients in independent sector hospitals on any one day since the declaration of a Level 4 National incident on 30 January.  HL4083
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how much the NHS COVID-19 tracing application has cost (1) to develop, (2) to test, and (3) to make operational.  HL4170
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions they have placed, or plan to put in place, on the export of testing kits and requisite materials to countries in Africa.  HL4171
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incentivise the use of the NHS COVID-19 tracing application.  HL4151
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people they have tested for COVID-19 after they have passed away; and how many such tests have returned a positive result.  HL4152
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer online tutorials to those with a learning disability on how to use the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing application.  HL4153
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies to include (1) immunologists, and (2) experts on large scale logistics.  HL4154
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue electronic bracelets to people breaking quarantine restrictions in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  HL4155
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the UK's testing capacity for COVID-19; and how many tests they plan to conduct in June.  HL4156
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli authorities have prevented dawn drummers from operating during Ramadan in the Old City of Jerusalem.  HL4103
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 May (HL 3447 ), whether the Essential Service Package disseminated in refugee camps includes personal protective equipment to protect health workers and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4157
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 May 2020 (HL 3447 ), how UK health workers disseminate public health messages on COVID-19 in Rohingya refugee camps.  HL4172
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to recruit former personnel who were discharged on disciplinary grounds for the Armed Forces.  HL4120
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any relationship between spare bed capacity in the NHS and deaths from COVID-19 in care homes and the community.  HL4121
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue new guidance on the admittance of patients at an earlier stage of showing symptoms of COVID-19 to improve survival rates.  HL4122
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) national, and (2) local, measures are in place to monitor the availability of funding for women’s organisation working with (a) victims, (b) survivors of, and (3) children affected by, domestic abuse.  HL4063
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) BAME, and (2) Muslim, women’s organisations are allocated enough funding to meet service demands.  HL4064
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to mitigate the impact of any increase in the incidence of domestic abuse on those women who have no recourse to public funds.  HL4065
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Baroness Uddin to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided, as part of their International Aid programme, to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in (1) Bangladesh, (2) Sri Lanka, and (3) Liberia.  HL4066
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure sustainable funding for the apprenticeship sector in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s Review of Funding Band methodology and their review of the apprenticeship levy in England as announced in the Budget.  HL4158
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take account of the impact of COVID-19 when undertaking the review of the apprenticeship levy in England, as announced in the Budget.  HL4159
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government which supermarkets are participating in the COVID-19 national voucher scheme for children eligible for free school meals; and what the eligibility criteria are for supermarkets.  HL4173
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide increased financial assistance to school children from disadvantaged families in England when schools reopen.  HL4174
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the continuation of 11-plus exams in state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4175
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all papers and reports relating to the loss of HMS DASHER are embargoed for release until 2043; and if so, why.  HL4067
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