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Questions for Written Answer for 17 July 2020

Tabled on 16 July 2020 and due for answer by 23 July 2020.

Earl Attlee to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether (1) letters, and (2) e-mails, from members of the House of Lords to the Lord Speaker, in his capacity as Lord Speaker, can be released as result of a request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if so, what steps are being taken to ensure that the Lord Speaker is able to be informed confidentially of the views of… 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 whether they plan to intervene in the National Railway Museum’s decision to move Locomotion No. 1 from Darlington to Shildon.  HL6923
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in rolling out Property Assessed Clean Energy programmes in the UK.  HL6924
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of Sir Donald Brydon’s Independent Review into the Quality and Effectiveness of Audit, published in December 2019.  HL6925
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that fossil fuel subsidies are discussed at the G20 ministerial and leaders’ summits, to be hosted by Saudi Arabia.  HL6926
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 24 March that 900 secure phone handsets were to be provided to prisons to support family contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, how many calls have been placed to date (1) in total, and (2) in each prison that such phones have been allocated to.  HL6927 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the total budget allocated to HM Prisons and Probation Service as part of the COVID-19 Special Payment Scheme has so far been allocated (1) to prisons, and (2) to probation.  HL6928 [I]
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed vehicle safety standards during negotiations on any free trade agreement; and if so, what agreement has been made.  HL6929
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the views of the UK automotive industry regarding vehicle safety standards in future free trade agreements.  HL6930
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to have an objective in negotiating a free trade agreement with the government of the United States that (1) that government will accept vehicle type approval certification by the UK, and (2) UK exporters will not have to comply with the vehicle certification regulations set by individual states of the United States… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 9 July (HL5647), which items of equipment related to the prevention or reduction of road accidents have been awaiting type approval for longer than 18 months; and in each case, why such items have not yet been approved.  HL6932
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in their role as a co-lead of the Action Coalition on gender-based violence to highlight older women’s experiences of gender-based violence; and what plans they have to prioritise collecting data about violence against older women in low- and middle- income countries.  HL6933
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposals set out in their initial response to the consultation on the Online Harms White Paper, published on 12 February, what are the “reasonable steps” that pornography websites must take to protect children.  HL6934
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposals set out in their initial response to the consultation on the Online Harms White Paper, published on 12 February, when they will publish the “interim codes of practice”.  HL6935
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend preventative health care testing.  HL6936
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an industry-wide consultative committee to promote a global-scale UK diagnostics sector.  HL6937
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role played by UK-based companies in addressing COVID-19.  HL6938
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make financial resources available to assist in the growth of the UK health care testing industry.  HL6939
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the viability of the small, specialist higher education sub-sector.  HL6940
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to protect high quality creative courses in the small, specialist higher education sub-sector.  HL6941
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of the disposal of single-use face masks once the wearing of face coverings in shops is made compulsory on 24 July.  HL6942
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of France's decision to allocate eight billion euros for a pay increase for healthcare workers who have worked during the COVID-19 pandemic; whether they plan to do the same; and if not, why not.  HL6943
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by President of the United States that he influenced them to remove Huawei from the UK’s telecommunications infrastructure.  HL6944
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, (1) of the likelihood of other candidates for President of the United State not agreeing to a free-trade agreement with the UK should they win the election in November; and (2) of the cost implications of such a decision; and if they have not made any such assessments, what plans they… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 14 July (HL6316), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, which local authorities have not responded to their request for information about rough sleepers and those in need of emergency accommodation to inform their decisions about additional funding during the COVID-19… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the maximum age at which the Civil Aviation Authority can grant a licence to a commercial pilot so that it is equivalent to the state pension age; and what assessment they have made of the financial position of commercial pilots who are no longer permitted to fly but who are not yet eligible for a sta… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the Civil Aviation Authority about the effect of the difference between the maximum age for commercial pilots and the state pension age on the financial position of commercial pilots.  HL6948
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch Report on the investigation of the near miss between the ro-ro ferry Stena Superfast VII and a submerged Royal Navy submarine in the North Channel on 6 November 2018, published on 16 July; and what steps they are taking to ensure… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made with the ports of Holyhead, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard to address any changes required following the end of the transition period of the UK's departure from the EU.  HL6950
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) land has been purchased, and (2) planning consent received, for new truck parking spaces at the Port of Holyhead in order to address any changes required as a result of the UK's departure from the EU; and if so, when (a) the land was purchased, and (b) the consent received.  HL6951
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many extra (1) trucks, and (2) other vehicles, they estimate will be using the A55 from Holyhead after 31 December.  HL6952
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional (1) customs, and (2) immigration, personnel are being recruited at each of the Welsh ports to deal with any additional paperwork and interviews as a result of the UK's departure from the EU.  HL6953
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to arrange, in conjunction with the Welsh Government, training for local people to undertake any additional jobs needed at the Welsh ports following the UK's departure from the EU.  HL6954
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have undertaken with the government of the Republic of Ireland to assess the impact of any increase of direct shipping routes between the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe.  HL6955
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their response to the consultation Social Value in Government Procurement, which ended on 10 June 2019.  HL6956
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish further guidance on the national tutoring programme.  HL6957
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours of tutoring each pupil designated as vulnerable can expect to receive from the national tutoring programme in the 2020–21 school year.  HL6958
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost per hour per pupil of implementing the national tutoring programme; and how much of the cost per hour is estimated to be administrative cost.  HL6959
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reimburse local authorities in London for any additional costs incurred as a result of the loss of free public transport for people under the age of 18 living in that city.  HL6960
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the restrictions in place on the courts system to address the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the ability of local authorities to seek School Attendance Orders from the start of the next academic year.  HL6961
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a response to the consultation on children not in school, which closed on 24 June 2019.  HL6962
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow schools in England to resume overnight trips for their pupils to any location in the UK provided that such schools (1) carry out risk assessments, and (2) follow appropriate safeguarding guidelines.  HL6963
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