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Questions for Written Answer for 19 May 2020

Tabled on 18 May 2020 and due for answer by 26 May 2020.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have of the number of people discharged from NHS hospitals into care homes who had (1) not been tested, or (2) tested positive, for COVID-19. [T]  HL4545
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 31 March (HL2729), how many people, recorded in HMRC’s Real Time Information records as earning below the personal tax threshold, were contributing at work to a pension scheme using the Relief at Source method of income tax relief in the tax years after 2016; and, of these, h… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the Exchequer for each of the next 20 years of increasing state pensions by the best of price or earnings inflation in place of a triple lock.  HL4643
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the costs of uprating the Pension Credit by the triple lock over the next 20 years, instead of uprating by earnings.  HL4644
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 of the financial sustainability of (1) the for-profit care home sector, and (2) care homes operated by charities.  HL4645
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the report by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Ensuring DASS and their partner decision makers have the critical and most up to date information and data on needs and capacity to plan for and make timely and rational decisions about the reprioritisation of services in response… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the laboratories involved in the development of COVID-19 vaccines are evaluating the (1) use, and (2) potential effects, of those vaccines in trials with (a) older people, and (b) people with disabilities.  HL4623
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about whether human rights laws have been breached by hospitals that discharged older patients that were potentially infected with COVID-19 into care homes.  HL4624
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the National Care Association that care homes have felt “completely abandoned” during the COVID-19 pandemic and that prioritising the NHS without adequately protecting elderly people in care may have been “wrong”.  HL4625
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all individuals currently in receipt of support, including outreach support, through the Victim Care Contract, will continue to receive financial and case work assistance for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4646
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Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent cyberattacks on (1) UK computing infrastructure, and (2) any delays to COVID-19 research that such attacks may have caused. [T]  HL4547
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Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty's Government how many laboratories in the UK are capable of processing the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test; and what is the distribution of these laboratories across the country.  HL4548
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Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their testing prioritisation plan for COVID-19 antibody tests; and how does this plan compare to the strategy for COVID-19 real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests.  HL4549
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Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty's Government how (1) assumptions about future immunity to COVID-19 from past infection, and (2) existing COVID-19 test results, are informing their strategy for antibody testing; and what plans they have to use antibody testing as an epidemiological survey tool to (a) evaluate past infection of particular individuals, or (b) inform future policy… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to integrate the results of COVID-19 antibody testing with the results of the NHS contacting tracing app; and what consideration they have given to the implications of integrating these results for privacy protections.  HL4551
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Baroness Andrews to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of UK laboratories to (1) conduct, and (2) process Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests; what plans they have to use unpaid volunteers as swab testers as part of their testing strategy; and what steps they will take, if any, to prohibit the sale of antibody tests by private comp… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their public guidance on COVID-19 to widen the ranges of symptoms that are indicative of COVID-19. [T]  HL4585
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, following their announcement of a £2 billion funding package to support alternative ways to travel, how this funding will be distributed to local authorities; whether smaller councils such as district councils and London borough councils will be able to access the funding; and what is their expected timeframe for allocating and distri… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government with what frequency they plan to publish a national figure for R, the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus; whether they plan to publish regularly a value for the R figure by geographic area; and whether they plan to publish regularly a value for the R figure for different demographic groups. [T]  HL4586
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Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have placed a bulk order for the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests; and if so, (1) how many tests were ordered and at what cost, and (2) the quantities expected to arrive in the UK by (a) the end of May (b) mid June and (c) the end of June.  HL4564
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Baroness Brinton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they first became aware of the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test; what discussions they held with the European Medicines Agency and stakeholders in Germany about their trials and approval processes; and why they decided to run their own separate trials and approval process.  HL4565
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government what new steps they are planning to take to reduce obesity. [T]  HL4587
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to renegotiate current extradition arrangements between the UK and the USA.  HL4588
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government with which EU member states they have concluded extradition agreements to come into force after the end of the transition period.  HL4589
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been extradited (1) to the USA from the UK, and (2) to the UK from the USA, since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force.  HL4590
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the US government on facilitating the supply of humanitarian relief to the government of Iran for the treatment of Iranian citizens with COVID-19.  HL4591
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the UK Armed Forces are currently deployed on NATO operations, broken down by service.  HL4592
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue meeting their NATO commitment to spending two per cent of GDP on defence in real terms.  HL4593
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what their policy was at the recent G20 meetings of health ministers on the proposal for a COVID-19 global mechanism for all countries to access affordable testing, treatment and vaccines.  HL4604
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States about its decision to de-fund the World Health Organisation and the resulting effect on the international efforts to combat COVID-19.  HL4605
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Foreign and Commonwealth Office had with Cabinet colleagues on their policy at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring meetings on the issuing of additional special drawing rights to (1) African countries, and (2) other IMF members, which need the liquidity.  HL4606
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate disruption to UK–Africa supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4607
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Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the increased risks to maternal and infant health caused by COVID-19 (1) in the UK, and (2) around the globe.  HL4566
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 May (HL Deb, col 681), what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the continuing prohibition on sales of dual use goods such as disinfectants and nitrous oxide for anaesthetics to the Syrian Ministry of Health with the exemption of medical supplies used for humanitarian… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative burden falling on (1) NGOs, and (2) the Syrian government and its agencies, in managing the COVID-19 crisis in Syria, including in respect of the size of the (a) populations, and (b) geographic areas, they are supporting.  HL4568
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Azerbaijan has been conducting large-scale military exercises along the borders with Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh; and what representations, if any, they intend to make to that government about such exercises.  HL4626
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Azerbaijani troops used large-calibre weapons to fire at Berkaber village in Armenia’s Tavush Province on 13 May.  HL4627
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Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty's Government what further initiatives they will put in place to build and maintain a consensus with Parliament, devolved administrations and local governments on how the national interests can best be met as the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted and they seek to rebuild the economy.  HL4569
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Baroness Drake to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will provide greater clarity on their plans for the phasing out of current emergency financial measures and the phasing in of any further support measures, so that businesses and organisations have time to assess the implications and plan accordingly.  HL4594
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the provisions of the Family Test are used as a guide in the appointment of a new Children's Commissioner for England.  HL4608
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation has taken place of projects funded by the Department for Work and Pensions Reducing Parental Conflict Programme; and when a final evaluation of the programme will be published.  HL4628
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the Department for Work and Pensions Reducing Parental Conflict Programme beyond 2021.  HL4629
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish customs posts at ports and airports in Northern Ireland; and if so, (1) where those posts will be located, and (2) what will be the function and purpose of those posts.  HL4553
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the (1) application, and (2) rates, of VAT will remain the same in Northern Ireland and Great Britain following the end of the transition period for the UK's withdrawal from the EU.  HL4630
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the appointment process for the Children's Commissioner for England; and when they expect to begin this process for the next Commissioner.  HL4647
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government when the term of office for the current Children's Commissioner for England is due to end; and whether they anticipate an extension to that term.  HL4648
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Lord Fink to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the national Homes for Heroes campaign; and what plans they have to support it.  HL4554 [I]
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to delay any removal of ancient woodlands until a further assessment has been made of the viability of HS2.  HL4649
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the UK from the import of (1) oak processionary moth, (2) emerald ash borer, and (3) Xylella fastidiosa.  HL4650
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to broadband consumers in urban areas who are not able to access superfast broadband from Openreach.  HL4651
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to broadband consumers who are unable to access (1) fibre-to-the-premises, or (2) fibre-to-the-cabinet, broadband from Openreach in urban areas where Openreach has no plans to make such services available.  HL4652
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate the rollout by Openreach of fibre-to-the-premises broadband to urban areas; and what is their timeframe for this rollout.  HL4653
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all consumers with exchange-only broadband connections are able to access superfast broadband.  HL4654
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ensuring that every home and business in the UK will have access to (1) full fibre, and (2) gigabit-capable, broadband by 2025.  HL4655
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect (1) full fibre, and (2) gigabit-capable, broadband will be available to every home and business in London.  HL4656
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL Deb, col 807), what is the average time in England between a test taking place in a care home and the results being delivered to its management. [T]  HL4555
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 15 May (HL4054), what provision they have made for additional aid to combat COVID-19 in Africa.  HL4570
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask the Leader of the House who is responsible for ensuring that ministers adhere to paragraph 6.14 of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings in the House of Lords which specifies that they should give accurate and truthful information to Parliament, and be as open as possible in answering questions.  HL4609
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by (1) the NHS, and (2) the social care sector, broken down by type of equipment; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.  HL4610
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the police service; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.  HL4611
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the prison service, broken down by type of equipment; and if they have not made such an assessment, why not.  HL4612
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016), what criteria were used in determining that the answer given was "excellent", as indicated in Lord Bethell's tweet that same day; and what assessment they have made of which elements of the question were adequately answered.  HL4613
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Institute of Government The civil service after Brexit: lessons from the Article 50 Period, published on 15 May, what plans they have to (1) amend, or (2) strengthen, the Ministerial Code with regard to the messages authorised to be used in government communications.  HL4657
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Institute of Government The civil service after Brexit: lessons from the Article 50 Period, published on 15 May, what plans they have to consider whether the ability of a civil servant to request a ministerial direction should be extended to actions other than just expenditure.  HL4658
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to inform civil society about how to participate in the upcoming Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy as soon as work on it recommences.  HL4556
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether work streams have already been identified for the upcoming Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy and, if so, what are they.  HL4557
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government when they think that work will recommence on the upcoming Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy and, if undecided, whether they will announce when this recommences.  HL4571
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of results of the survey conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Doctor’s Association UK, published on 7 May, which found that 83.6 per cent of those doctors surveyed had not been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began; and what steps they are taking to increase te… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have undertaken into whether there is any correlation between COVID-19 infection and low levels of vitamin D.  HL4632
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the contribution of the social care sector during the COBR meetings or in discussions in the lead up to those meetings.  HL4633
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the level of additional pressure the voluntary sector could absorb from the social care sector during a pandemic.  HL4634
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the work needed to develop a method for (1) mapping capacity of, and (2) providing strategic national direction to, voluntary resources during a pandemic.  HL4635
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus, to review the level of engagement in the voluntary sector in advance as well as the capacity of that sector to assist in the event of a pandemic.  HL4636
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about reports of discrimination against religious groups and places of worship, other than those recognized in 1923, in that country; and whether, in such discussions, they raised that any such discrimination is contrary to (1) the Turkish constitution, (2) international agreem… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the reopening of all recognised border crossings in Syria for the delivery of humanitarian aid.  HL4573
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about reports that it is attempting to change the ethnic demography in northern Syria by moving people from west to east across the Euphrates river; and what assessment they have made of reports that houses are being demolished and equipment is being stolen in Tell Abyad and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with the Turkish Ambassador about the existence of safeguards to (1) prevent the abuse of constitutional rights by state agencies, and (2) uphold the intended purpose of Law No 7242, passed by the Parliament of Turkey on 14 April.  HL4575
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Serbia about reports that more than 4,000 Albanians in Medvegja and Bujanoc have been removed from the civil registry in Serbia, consequently rendering them stateless with no voting and other civil rights.  HL4576
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether disciplinary measures (1) can, and (2) will, be instigated against teachers who refuse to return to work on the grounds that they fear contracting COVID-19.  HL4659
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ask schools to stay open during what is normally regarded as the summer holiday period.  HL4660
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Professor Tim Spector on 18 May that up to 70,000 people in the UK with COVID-19 are not being told to self-isolate.  HL4661
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Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble n 15 May (HL3775), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, why they have adopted the EU's legislation on the use of growth hormones in food production; and what caused the change in policy held by previous governments on that legislation within the Council of Europ… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make Wi-Fi available for people living in all forms of asylum accommodation so that they can contact essential mental health support services, currently only offered online, during the COVID-19 pandemic without having to spend any portion of their £37.50 weekly allowance on such data.  HL4558
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May (HL3508), what are the specific exemptions the Civil Aviation Authority have granted to the Emergency Services, including the police; and from which particular requirements in the Air Navigation Order 2016 those agencies are so exempted.  HL4578
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how confident they are that the transmission of COVID-19 occurs only through droplets spread by people (1) coughing, (2) sneezing, or (3) exhaling, and not through other bodily fluids.  HL4595
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what data are collected at each stage of the process of treating cases of COVID-19 to inform the evaluation of the efficacy of such treatment (1) close to real time, and (2) in subsequent analysis.  HL4596
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the preservation of sufficient stocks of drugs that may be promising for use (1) to treat COVID-19 patients, or (2) in COVID-19 clinical trials, in addition to the illnesses they were originally developed for.  HL4597
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current ventilator capacity in the NHS in England; and what is the expected ventilator capacity on (1) 1 June, (2) 1 July, (3) 1 August, and (4) 1 September.  HL4598
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to streamline (1) legislative, or (2) regulatory, hurdles in the approvals process for treatments for COVID-19; and what safeguards will be built into any proposed changes to this process.  HL4599
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what supplies of oxygen are currently held by the NHS in England; what is the optimum level of oxygen supplies the NHS in England should hold; if supplies are currently below the optimum level, what is their plan to increase supplies to the optimum level; and what is the timescale for this plan.  HL4600
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with the Care Quality Commission the steps that need to be taken for dental surgeries to safely reopen for emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4662
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Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of free schools in the pre-opening stage.  HL4614
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Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty's Government how COVID-19 is affecting the delivery of new special free schools; and what steps they are taking to mitigate this impact.  HL4615
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of the use of probiotics in treating COVID-19.  HL4559
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they expect Universal Credit claimants to take during the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid the application of the benefit cap.  HL4637
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue to provide support for the National School Breakfast Programme over the May half-term holiday and summer holidays.  HL4638
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the effect of deteriorating credit quality on the (1) profits, and (2) capital generated to meet claims, of life insurance companies under the matching adjustment permitted by the Prudential Regulation Authority.  HL4639
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Stop TB Partnership's recent report on the impact of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis services; and what support they intend to provide to the Global Fund's COVID-19 Response Mechanism to help countries respond to COVID-19 and mitigate the impacts on HIV, tuberculos… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to provide to the Global Drug Facility to avoid shortages of key medical supplies and personal protective equipment for (1) tuberculosis, and (2) COVID-19, caused by current global supply and transport network disruptions.  HL4641
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to waive the cost requirement for the renewal of visas for those working in NHS hospitals in any capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. [T]  HL4616
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to allow virtual civil partnership registrations during the COVID-19 lockdown.  HL4560
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook with the (1) Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, (2) Independent Garage Association, and (3) Institute of the Motor Industry, prior to introducing the MOT exemption; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the lockdown ease in England on the number of unsafe cars on the roads.  … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with British Airways and other airlines about the (1) requirement to provide passenger refunds for cancelled flights within the legal timescale, and (2) the need to ensure consumer rights are respected.  HL4580
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Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory body or Department is responsible for approving personal protective equipment specifically for the practice of dentistry.  HL4561
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Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory body is responsible for the changes needed to allow dental surgeries to operate in a COVID-19 safe environment, including how patients are booked into surgeries, instructed to behave whilst attending a general dental practice and the layout of waiting areas and spacing of waiting room chairs.  HL4562
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Lord Redesdale to ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory body is responsible for the protocol of how dentists and dental nurses wear personal protective equipment before, during and after treatment when a patient has left, including how a surgery must be cleaned before the arrival of the next patient.  HL4563
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to extend the transition period as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4581
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what long term proposals they have to tackle any unemployment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4601
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support (1) now, and (2) in the future, to those most financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic  HL4602
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Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Court of Appeal judgement in C Spencer Ltd vs MW High Tech Projects Ltd, what plans they have to consult on bringing forward legislation to include all construction operations in connection with process industry operations within the ambit of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.  HL4582
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Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 May (HL3390), what plans they have to include consideration of extending the current weekly validity of the Aspen card for asylum seekers alongside the quantum in the current review.  HL4583
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Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 May (HL3390), on what date the current review into the level of cash allowances for asylum seekers will be published.  HL4584
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the Israeli military order that forbids banks in the occupied West Bank from processing payments that the Palestinian Authority distributes to the families of Palestinians who have spent time in Israeli jails.  HL4617
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian man was shot dead by hospital guards in front of Sheba hospital on 13 May.  HL4618
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that an unarmed 15 year old Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces during a raid on Fawwar refugee camp.  HL4619
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that mobile latrines have been demolished and water tanks have been damaged by Israeli forces in Palestinian and Bedouin communities in the West Bank in March and April.  HL4620
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs West Bank Demolitions and Displacement: An Overview, published in March, what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the creation of a closed firing zone for military training, displacing a Palestinian herding communi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that roads in the West Bank to Palestinian communities have been blocked by Israeli forces.  HL4622
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government how they have responded to the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) 2019 proposal that the CMA's powers to enforce consumer protection law should be improved.  HL4663
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) recent request for emergency time-limited legislation to give the CMA powers to crack down on companies profiteering from the COVID-19 pandemic by 'price gouging'.  HL4664
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* Item is an oral question.
Numbers starting HL are unique identifiers for written questions, Bills or papers.