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Questions for Written Answer for 20 July 2020

Tabled on 17 July 2020 and due for answer by 31 July 2020.

Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Secretary of State for International Trade on 7 July (HCWS339), whether details of the revised methodology described are publicly available; and if not, whether they will place a description of the non-sensitive and non-confidential elements of the revised methodology in the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by the Secretary of State for International Trade on 7 July (HCWS339), what data sets were employed in the revised methodology described.  HL6965
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Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the written answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Ministry of Defence on 13 July (68798), how many of the 535 incidents referred to in the "Tracker" database record a civilian harm incident as a "mistake" by the Saudi-led coalition.  HL6966
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outbreak of violence in Tavush, north-eastern Armenia; what discussions they have had with the government of Azerbaijan about that violence; and what steps they have taken to support the government of Armenia in relation to this violence.  HL6967
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent pro-war demonstrations held in Baku, Azerbaijan; and what steps they have taken to promote de-escalation of tensions.  HL6968
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with police forces in England and Wales about ensuring that all police officers undertake unconscious bias training.  HL6969
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that financial pressures on local authorities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic do not lead to cuts to local police force funding.  HL6970
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for early human challenge trials to assist with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.  HL6971
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a nomenclature system for the genetic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 is in place.  HL6972
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) plans, and (2) preparations, they are making for any second wave of COVID-19.  HL6973
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many fines have been issued to people arriving in the UK who have failed to provide an address to the authorities when requested as part of the measures to fight COVID-19.  HL6974
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the World Health Organisation in their work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6975
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many commercial flights have (1) taken off, and (2) landed, in the UK each day from 23 March to 16 July.  HL6976
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support people who are shielding (1) who have been advised by their clinicians to continue shielding, and (2) whose workplaces are not safe to return to, after 1 August.  HL6977
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who are extremely clinically vulnerable will have access to sick pay on receipt of a shielding letter if COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are re-introduced (1) nationally, and (2) locally.  HL6978
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the publication of Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy in May, what plans they have to introduce the “more differentiated approach to risk” for people who are shielding if the COVID-19 infection rate increases.  HL6979
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government to what level the COVID-19 infection rate would need to rise for shielding to be re-introduced (1) locally, and (2) nationally.  HL6980
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (1) added to, and (2) removed from, the shielding list in (a) April, (b) May, and (c) June; and of those, how many have blood cancer.  HL6981
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving personnel in the Armed Forces aged (1) 18–24, (2) 25–29, (3) 30–34, (4) 35–39, (5) 40 or more, years old have (a) contracted, and (b) died as a result of, COVID-19.  HL6982
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy that Armed Forces personnel be confined to barracks during the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, whether any such policy has applied to (1) personnel undergoing training at depots, schools, bases and officer training establishments, (2) directing staff at such training establishments, and (3) all trained personne… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS (1) doctors, (2) nurses, and (3) other workers, aged (a) 18–24, (b) 25–29, (c) 30–34, (d) 35–39, (e) 40 or more, years old have (i) contracted, and (ii) died as a result of, COVID-19.  HL6984
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government when McKinsey were contracted to review the NHS Test and Trace system; how they approached that company about undertaking that review; and which criteria they used to choose that company for such an undertaking.  HL6985
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a breakdown of the elements of the NHS Test and Trace system that McKinsey have been contracted to review.  HL6986
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government which companies they approached to compete for the contract to review the NHS Test and Trace system; and how they approached such companies.  HL6987
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security of the Baltic and North Sea following recent reports that the Russian navy will commission 40 new vessels in 2020.  HL6988
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 13 July (HL6593), whether they will publish their assessment that £200 million will be sufficient to fund a 5G Testbeds and Trials programme; what was the cost of the equivalent programme for 4G; whether they have assessed how much an equivalent programme for 6G will cost; and if… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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