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Questions for Written Answer for 7 July 2020

Tabled on 6 July 2020 and due for answer by 13 July 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Speaker of Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly that the construction of a new Hindu temple in Islamabad should be forbidden; what representations they intend to make to the government of Pakistan about (1) the obligations under Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Righ… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many heavy goods vehicles have been issued with a certificate of temporary exemption from plating or testing under section 53(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, during each of the last five calendar years before 31 December 2019.  HL6428
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government whether heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operators are expected to carry out six-weekly safety inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic; whether they are conducting such inspections; and if so, why it is not possible to carry out statutory MOT tests on HGVs.  HL6429
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the salary range for Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency-employed heavy vehicle testers who undertake tests at authorised testing facilities; and what travel allowances are available to them.  HL6430
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government why they have taken the decision to proceed with the A27 Lewes–Polegate improvement project; what is the project's latest benefit-cost ratio; what environmental impact assessments have been (1) completed, and (2) published; and what consideration they have given to upgrading the East Coastway rail line as an alternative to this project… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all reports required to be produced under section 2 of the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Act 2013; and, if so, to include the dates on which those reports were presented to Parliament.  HL6432
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government to publish the reasons for developing a bespoke COVID-19 contact tracing application; whether they sought to collaborate with the developers of such applications in operation in other countries; if not, why not; and what lessons they have learned from the decision not to continue with their initial approach to the development of such an ap… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the upcoming National Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy will tackle sexual health inequalities experienced by (1) BAME communities, (2) trans and non-binary, including gender diverse, people, (3) gay and bisexual men and women, and (4) people living in poverty.  HL6434 [I]
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure equitable access to sexual health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6435 [I]
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make it a commitment that the Social Care Taskforce addresses the care and support needs of working age disabled people.  HL6436
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Special Educational Needs and Disability (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 in line with the commitment to restoring duties under section 42 of the Children and Families Act 2014 when the current notice lapses on 1 August.  HL6437
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase demand for the (1) bus, and (2) rail, sectors as the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic are eased.  HL6438
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The Earl of Caithness to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have spent in each financial year since 2015 to support the development and implementation of (1) the Convention on Biological Diversity, (2) the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (3) the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, (4) the Ramsar Convention, (5) the Convention o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Caithness to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) strategies, and (2) resources, they have (a) put, or (b) are putting, in place to ensure that the UK continues (i) to benefit from, and (ii) to engage with, biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements following the UK's departure from the EU.  HL6440
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The Earl of Caithness to ask Her Majesty's Government how much staff resource from the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs in each financial year since 2015 has been used to support the development and implementation of (1) the Convention on Biological Diversity, (2) the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (3) the United Nations Convention to Com… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 1 July (HC Deb, col 329) that holders of a British National (Overseas) passport resident in Hong Kong are to be offered the chance to settle in the UK and apply for citizenship, whether that provision extends to Hong Kong Military Service Corps v… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Secretary of State for Defence to the Chair of the War Widows' Association on 29 June, what plans they have to revisit their policy on war widows' pensions.  HL6443
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK's future relationship with the European Centre for Disease Control after the transition period of the UK's departure from the EU.  HL6444
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government on what legal basis they offered British National (Overseas) passport-holders in Hong Kong a route to British citizenship.  HL6445
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the financial, (2) the social, and (3) the logistical implications, of the arrival of British National (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong to the UK.  HL6446
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare to accommodate British National (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong; and where such passport holders will be accommodated.  HL6447
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations about their plans to offer a route to British citizenship to British National (Overseas) passport holders from Hong Kong.  HL6448
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the studies, published by Trinity College Dublin on 15 and 26 June, which found that the COVID-19 contract tracing application’s performance was “similar to that of triggering noti?cations by randomly selecting from the participants, regardless of proximity" and that “there is only a weak… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Fookes to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to set a date to reinstate the pensions of war widows that were withdrawn on remarriage or cohabitation before April 2015.  HL6450
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government whether notices issued under the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 in March cover the release of patient identifiable information to local public health teams; and if so, which (1) legal, or (2) policy, provisions prevent local directors of public health from receiving such information.  HL6451
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Data Protection Impact Assessment for the NHS COVID-19 Data Store published on 5 June covers the release of patient identifiable information to local public health teams; and if so, which (1) legal, or (2) policy, provisions prevent local directors of public health from receiving such information.  HL6452
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (1) has been, or (2) will be, involved in the NHS Test and Trace programme.  HL6453
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests have been made available but not processed as part of the NHS Test and Trace programme, broken down by the local authority area (1) to which they were sent, or (2) in which they were administered.  HL6454
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost of COVID-19 tests which have been made available but not processed since 1 January.  HL6455
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests have been made available but not processed; and of those, how many relate to each pillar of the NHS Test and Trace programme.  HL6456
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Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they are putting in place to restart safely social care services that stopped because of social distancing measures, including (1) respite care, and (2) day centres; how any such plans are being communicated to users of social care services; and what guidance they have provided to local authorities on the safe restart of tho… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their long-term plan for social care in England will focus on (1) whole system reform, or (2) protecting people from having to sell their homes to pay for care.  HL6458
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what were the reasons for decommissioning the Vigilant T1 aircraft.  HL6459
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what the proposed costs were of works to bring the Vigilant T1 aircraft back online for training RAF Air Cadets.  HL6460
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Vigilant T1 aircraft sold for.  HL6461
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the grant from the Department for Transport to Aerobility for the Vigilant T1 aircraft.  HL6462
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration, if any, was given to (1) replacing, or (2) refurbishing, the Vigilant airframes; and if any such consideration was given, why were both options rejected.  HL6463
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give boarding schools greater autonomy to decide how to operate from September 2020.  HL6464
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the preservation of the Scottish Gaelic language is a wholly devolved matter; and if not, what is their involvement in this endeavour.  HL6465
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Scottish Government, and (2) other bodies, about the preservation of the Scottish Gaelic language.  HL6466
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any hostile environment policies are still in place; and if so, what areas are covered by these policies.  HL6467
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of hostile environment policies; and what criteria are used to judge the success of these policies.  HL6468
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask the Leader of the House why the question for Topical Written Answer HL4504, tabled on 14 May and due for answer on 21 May, has not yet been answered; what are the reasons for the delay in responding to that question; what steps have been taken to investigate those reasons; and what measures have been put in place to ensure that the written questions… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the BBC about free television licences for people aged over 75.  HL6470
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the negotiations in relation to a UK–EU trade deal.  HL6471
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure consistency in customs regulations throughout the UK.  HL6472
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease are fully supported.  HL6473
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the security situation in Northern Ireland.  HL6474
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women have been killed in the UK as a result of suspected domestic violence in the period in which restrictions have been in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic; and how that number compares to the number of such deaths in the same period in 2019.  HL6475
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what specific steps they took to provide additional support for domestic violence shelters during the period when restrictions were in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6476
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the National Oversight Group on Domestic Violence met in the period between January and March 2020; and what specific recommendations that group made about preparations for the lockdown put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6477
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the National Oversight Group on Domestic Violence met in the period between March and July 2020; and what specific recommendations that group made about the lessons learned from the restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6478
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people who are shielding due to COVID-19 who will be (1) working from home, (2) returning to work outside their home, and (3) not able to work due to the nature of their job, on 1 August.  HL6479
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures will be in place by 1 August to support those who are shielding from COVID-19 who cannot return to work because their workplace is not safe, but who cannot be furloughed as the deadline has passed and who will not be able to claim Statutory Sick Pay under the Government's plans to end the shielding programme on… 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 estimate they have made of the threshold transmission rate for COVID-19 that, if reached, will increase the risk to extremely vulnerable patients to the extent that COVID-19 shielding measures have to be reapplied.  HL6481
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those who are shielding from COVID-19 receive the correct information for their specific condition to ensure that they are able to live safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6482
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the control of patient information notices published by the Department of Health and Social Care covers the release of patient identifiable information to local public health teams; and if so, whether any policy prevents local Directors of Public Health from receiving such information.  HL6483
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Lord Hylton to ask the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body whether the Strategic Review of the Restoration and Renewal Programme will be conducted by one person, or corporately by the Sponsor Body.  HL6484
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Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance on how to criticise the government of Israel without being antisemitic.  HL6485
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Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter sent to peers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 29 June, how much money will be needed to fulfil their pledge to guarantee the current annual budget for financial support for farmers in every year of this Parliament.  HL6486
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the OneWeb satellite constellation for astronomy and other space science research; and what steps they will take to mitigate interference.  HL6487
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the planned OneWeb satellite constellation with the UK’s obligations to (1) the European Southern Observatory,  and (2) other intergovernmental research organisations.  HL6488
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations, if any, they have undertaken with (1) the European Southern Observatory, (2) the Square Kilometre Array, (3) the Vera Rubin Observatory, and (4) other relevant research consortia, on the UK-led consortium’s acquisition of OneWeb.  HL6489
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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 Portsmouth on each day since records began.  HL6490
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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 Brighton and Hove on each day since records began.  HL6491
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the appointment of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament; and what estimate they have made, if any, of when that Committee will be appointed.  HL6492
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role Gendered Intelligence plays in filtering communications sent via (1) social media, or (2) web forms, in response to their campaigns.  HL6493
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Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to assess the risk to the lives of LGBT asylum seekers from Russia, and in particular the Chechen Republic.  HL6494
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Lord McInnes of Kilwinning to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what discussions they have had with, and (2) what assurances they have sought from, the government of Russia about the treatment of LGBT people in the Chechen Republic since 2018.  HL6495
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 July (HL5932), what assessment they have made of the difference in the rights of (1) Turkish, and (2) Greek, Cypriots in Cyprus since the 1974 coup d'etat; and to list each meeting the British High Commissioner to Cyprus has had with representatives of (1) Turkish, and (… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 July (HL5932), whether their agreement with the government of Cyprus on the regulation of non-military development in the Sovereign Base Areas in 2014 was (1) debated in Parliament, and (2) informed by consultation with representatives of the Turkish Cypriot community.  … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of the medicine and medical device supply sector about planning for the implementation of any regulatory changes resulting from the enactment of the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill.  HL6498
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to rebuild UK stockpiles of medicines and other health products used during the COVID-19 pandemic, and which were initially procured as part of their preparations for the end of the transition period for the UK’s departure from the EU.  HL6499
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate the English Football League’s role in (1) approving the recent takeover of Wigan Athletic, and (2) the subsequent placement of that club into administration.  HL6500
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an equivalent of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 in the UK; and what assessment they have made of whether any such legislation would (1) increase confidence in company accounts, and (2) reduce fraud.  HL6501
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government how frequently they intend to update the list of countries exempt from the UK COVID-19 travel quarantine rules; what (1) criteria, and (2) data, will be used to inform such decisions; whether the implementation of changes to the list of exempt countries will be subject to a notice period; and if so, what will be the length of any such no… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a requirement on petrol forecourts to provide (1) electric recharging, and (2) hydrogen refuelling, facilities; and what assessment they have made of the feasibility of such a policy.  HL6503
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the steps taken by the EU to establish the Clean Hydrogen Alliance; and what steps they are taking to establish a formal working group for regular engagement with industry in the UK about the use of hydrogen as an energy source.  HL6504
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to incentivise the production of hydrogen through the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.  HL6505
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) vessels, and (2) crew members, registered abroad, currently stranded in UK ports.  HL6506
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government how many care homes have closed as a result of cuts to local authority budgets.  HL6507
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Lord Ravensdale to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for investment in zero emissions electricity systems to stimulate economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, including (1) additional renewables capacity, (2) additional nuclear capacity, and (3) storage, transmission and distribution systems.  HL6508
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect British food standards under any dual tariff proposals.  HL6509
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure an adequate supply of labour on farms in (1) England, (2) Northern Ireland, (3) Wales, and (4) Scotland.  HL6510
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislative proposals on animal sentience.  HL6511
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown measures on communities that are recovering from the 2019–20 winter floods.  HL6512
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold the summit on flooding to put in place defensive measures in Yorkshire, announced in response to the November 2019 floods.  HL6513
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any improvements required to protect communities from flash flooding and more frequent flooding events.  HL6514
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce the results of their review into the deportation of Isa Muazu in 2013.  HL6515
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government in how many cases deportation orders have been suspended because new information has emerged following the Home Office’s decision.  HL6516
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that asylum seekers deported by the UK have access to appropriate support in their destination countries.  HL6517
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what information they share with the governments of destination countries for asylum seekers deported from the UK.  HL6518
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any new UK–EU arrangements relating to the welfare of immigrants have been put in place since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  HL6519
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in UK immigration removal centres.  HL6520
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The Lord Bishop of Salisbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 29 June (HL6029) and the remarks by the Home Secretary on 22 June that “appointments to the [Intelligence and Security] Committee are taking place and an announcement will be made in due course on when that will be coming forward” (HC Deb, col 1085), when they estimate they… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) a scabies outbreak, and (2) overcrowding, at Jau Prison in Bahrain; the compliance of such conditions with the UN Standard Minimum Treatment Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners; and what representations they intend to make to the government of Bahrain to ensure that prisoners are given (… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Bahrain to secure specialised treatment for political prisoner Hamad Al Mahfood at Jau Prison, who has reportedly been suffering from a severe tooth infection and where appointments at external hospitals have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6523
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement made by Ambassador Monique van Daalen at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council on 15 June on behalf of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands that condemned reprisals against Bahraini human rights defenders for collaborating with UN treaty bodies; and what representations they inte… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the call by Amnesty International on 16 June for Bahrain to halt the use of its ‘Bahrain BeAware’ contact tracing application; and (2) what representations they intend to make to the government of Bahrain to (a) remind it of its obligations under Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Righ… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support to training and skills providers to ensure the provision of suitable resources to train, re-train and upskill those whose employment has been affected by COVID-19.  HL6526
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support any UK university which faces financial failure.  HL6527
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the skills shortage in the UK for the infrastructure projects announced by the Prime Minister on 30 June.  HL6528
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to encourage greater BAME representation in COVID-19 research projects and clinical trials.  HL6529
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to support BAME–led architecture practices and BAME built environment professionals in their plans for the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6530
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of plans to evict the Sumreen family from their home in Silwan, East Jerusalem.  HL6531
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a distinction is made between Israelis who live in Israel and those who live in the Occupied Palestinian Territories when deciding whether Israelis are eligible for the six-month visa waiver to the UK.  HL6532
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Israel, and (2) the Palestinian Authority, about the possibility of the authorities in Gaza being able to harvest gas off their shores.  HL6533
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what training British police officers have received from the Israeli police force in (1) the UK, and (2) Israel, in the last five years.  HL6534
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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 Israeli police are systematically violent towards Palestinian children in the Al-Issawiya area of East Jerusalem.  HL6535
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that an Israeli diplomat was pulled to the ground and assaulted in Jerusalem by four security guards; and what representations they intend to make, if any, to the government of Israel about this incident.  HL6536
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government how many months the consultation process for the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy will last.  HL6537
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants in (1) the Cabinet Office, (2) Number 10, (3) the Ministry of Defence, (4) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (5) the Department for International Development, are working on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.  HL6538
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government whether visits to Armed Forces bases will be part of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.  HL6539
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 July (HL6037), to list the countries in the EU which (1) do, or (2) do not, adequately protect the interests of UK citizens resident in those countries.  HL6540
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis they decided to exclude Portugal as an ‘air bridge’ country necessitating passengers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the UK from that country.  HL6541 [I]
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost to the public purse of defending the cases brought against them by the government of Mauritius before (1) the International Court of Justice, and (2) the tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.  HL6542
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost to the public purse of defending all legal actions brought against them (1) by, or (2) on behalf of, Chagossians in (a) courts, or (b) tribunals, in England and Wales since 1998; and whether their assessment of these costs includes the staff costs of Foreign and Commonwealth Office personnel working on… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigration detention cases they have reviewed since the Home Office committed to review urgently the cases of every person held in immigration detention.  HL6544
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in rectifying the absence of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers from official monitoring systems across the criminal justice system since the publication of the Lammy Review.  HL6545
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their expected timetable for implementing the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers’ recommendation of 1 July that the governments of Member States should include Roma and Travellers’ history in school curricula and teaching materials.  HL6546
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