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Questions for Written Answer for 6 July 2020

Tabled on 2 July 2020 and due for answer by 9 July 2020.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable young adults who are (1) autistic, or (2) disabled, and who are living in care homes and who do not have any specific risk factors for COVID-19 to be able to visit family at home; and if they have any such plans, what is the timetable to enable such visits. [T]  HL6394
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government when Huawei was first given access to the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure; what assessment was made of any security, defence and human rights implications of that decision at that time; whether Parliament was consulted; and which Ministers had to approve that access.  HL6395
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require statutory inspections of (1) mobile cranes of over 10,000 kilograms lifting capacity, (2) fixed cranes of over 10,000 kilograms lifting capacity, (3) electrical installations in public buildings, and (4) passenger lifts, to be conducted by inspectors who they appoint and fund.  HL6396
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government why there have been no new full extract cannabis oil prescriptions by the NHS since the medicinal use of the drug was legalised 18 months ago; and whether they will review current prescribing guidelines to enable its wider use for children with rare forms of treatment resistant epilepsy.  HL6397
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government why privately owned e-scooters have not been included in the trial of legalising selected rental e-scooters.  HL6398
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the data from Public Health England showing that there have been 30 cases of people arriving from Pakistan with COVID-19 since 4 June, what plans they have to ban flights from that country.  HL6399
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers have been in receipt of full pay and (1) have not had to teach, and (2) have had to teach for less than two days a week, as a result of the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6400
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate reports that clothing manufacturing businesses in Leicester (1) have not complied with the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) do not intend to follow the restrictions being put in place to address the localised lockdown.  HL6401
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any correlation identified between (1) an increase in COVID-19 cases, and (2) the mass demonstrations held in cities in England in June.  HL6402
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request made by the Director of Public Health for Birmingham City Council for an investigation into a possible link to the Black Lives Matter protests in Birmingham with an increase in COVID-19 cases in that city; and what steps they are taking, if any, to support that investigation.  HL6403
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Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support LGBTQ+ young people who have been victims of (1) transphobic, and (2) racist, abuse.  HL6404
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Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that LGBTQ+ friendly accommodation is made available to LGBTQ+ youth rough sleepers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6405
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Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support LGBTQ+ youth who have been made homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6406
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Viscount Craigavon to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by the United Nations Population Fund, State of the World Population 2020: Against my will, published on 30 June, what assessment they have made of whether female genital mutilation can be eliminated by 2030.  HL6407
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Viscount Craigavon to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations Population Fund, State of the World Population 2020: Against my will, published on 30 June.  HL6408
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about reports of attacks by Turkish armed forces on settlements in Iraq and the subsequent deaths of Kurdish civilians living there.  HL6409
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded under (1) pillar 1, and (2) pillar 2, testing in Derby on each day since records began.  HL6410
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded under (1) pillar 1, and (2) pillar 2, testing in Wolverhampton on each day since records began.  HL6411
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded under (1) pillar 1, and (2) pillar 2, testing in Sunderland on each day since records began.  HL6412
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded under (1) pillar 1, and (2) pillar 2, testing in Liverpool on each day since records began.  HL6413
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded under (1) pillar 1, and (2) pillar 2, testing in Manchester on each day since records began.  HL6414
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed COVID-19 cases were recorded under (1) pillar 1, and (2) pillar 2, testing in Southampton on each day since records began.  HL6415
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Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to offer disabled people and their families as the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.  HL6416
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Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so, when, they intend to publish guidance for the use of personal protective equipment in social care settings for people who are deaf or have other communication difficulties.  HL6417
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether employment programmes could be targeted to support the economic recovery of local authority areas from COVID-19.  HL6418 [I]
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the level of job satisfaction among armed forces personnel; and what trends, if any, they have identified.  HL6419
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ‘no detriment’ policies adopted by some universities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6420
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government why there are no representatives of the music industry on the Cultural Renewal Taskforce.  HL6421
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that all children receive careers guidance during school closures.  HL6422
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the national curriculum framework includes (1) black history, and (2) content on the UK’s colonial and imperial past.  HL6423
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 30 June (HL5626), how they ensure that the UK has an inclusive education system which recognises and embraces diversity when schools make their own choices about what is taught.  HL6424
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation has been paid out as a result of claims to the employment tribunal for racial discrimination and harassment brought by serving and former service personnel against the Ministry of Defence in (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, (4) 2013, (5) 2014, and (6) 2015.  HL6425
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Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 1 July (HC Deb, col 327), what steps they are taking to prosecute the person responsible for the death of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.  HL6426
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