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Questions for Written Answer for 10 November 2020

Tabled on 9 November 2020 and due for answer by 23 November 2020.

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK musicians will need (1) Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora certificates, and (2) Carnets, for instruments being transported from Great Britain to Northern Ireland after 31 December.  HL10029
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Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of workers who have left (1) the music, (2) the performing arts, and (3) the creative, sector since March.  HL10030
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Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the effect of the introduction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 COVID-19 measures on (1) live music venues, (2) theatres, and (3) other live performance venues.  HL10031
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Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken (1) to support live music venues to operate in a COVID-19 secure manner, and (2) to propagate best practice in that industry.  HL10032
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 5 November (HL9501), what assessment they have made of The Sunday Times insight investigation, published on 25 October, that alleged that elderly people were denied treatment to stop the NHS being overrun.  HL10033
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) what plans they have to offer humanitarian assistance to the government of North Korea; and (3) what discussions they have had with others in the international community about… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the calculations of the economic contribution made by churches used for community purposes in the report by the National Churches Trust House of Good, published on 18 October; and what social value they attach to the provision in churches of (1) food banks, (2) youth services, (3) mental heal… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the rate of closure of churches in recent years; what assessment has been made of the ability of worshipping communities to fund ongoing repairs to church buildings; and what plans they have to provide support to worshipping communities to help maintain church buildings.  HL10036
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Nigeria Countering Organised Crime and Corruption programme, (2) how much the programme cost, and (3) what indicators have been used to assess its success or failure.  HL10037
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what capacity building of Anti-Kidnap Coordination Units took place as a result of the Nigeria Countering Organised Crime and Corruption programme; how was this capacity built; and how the programme continues to be used in achieving its declared objectives of increasing public confidence in Nigeria’s law enforcement capabilit… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many 19-year-olds were registered as unemployed in the months of (1) June, (2) July, and (3) August.  HL10039
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Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 16, (2) 17, (3) 18, and (4) 19, year-olds registered for unemployment-related benefits in the months of (a) September, and (b) October.  HL10040
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of a bottle deposit scheme for England on local authority budgets, including the impact of the likely removal of polyethylene terephthalate from local waste streams.  HL10041
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to respond to the report by the University of Glasgow and the Health Foundation, Mental health, welfare conditionality and employment support: Policy recommendations and key findings, published in October.  HL10042
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the United Arab Emirates about the release of 18 Yemenis and one Russian, who are currently detained and at risk of forced repatriation.  HL10043
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government why they took two years to publish the reports by Professor Malcolm Bennett and Professor Chris Palgrave A study into the prevalence of bTB in found-dead badgers in the southern ‘Edge Area’ counties of England, SE3054, published June 2018; and what plans they have to respond to the report's conclusions.  HL10044
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what provision has been made to facilitate the interchanges at Old Oak Common station between (1) HS2, (2) Crossrail, and (3) Great Western Railway, services; what are the estimated costs and sources of funding for those provisions; and how long they estimate any (a) closures, and (b) disruptions, of (i) Crossrail, and (ii) Great Weste… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a review of the HS2 Ltd. property portfolio in London; and if so, (1) who will be appointed to conduct the review, and (2) when they estimate such a review will be (i) completed, and (ii) published.  HL10046
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the R rate of COVID-19 in the Liverpool Metropolitan Area.  HL10047
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of Calcifediol in the treatment of COVID-19.  HL10048
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are making available to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities during the period while national restrictions are in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10049
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the pilot clinical trials of Calcifeidiol in the treatment of COVID-19 at the Reina Sofia University Hospital in Cordoba, Spain; and, if not, whether they plan to do so in the future.  HL10050
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with (1) states, and (2) cities in the United States about participation in COP26.  HL10051
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with President-elect Biden about the participation of the government of the United States in COP26.  HL10052
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with President-elect Biden about the Belfast Agreement.  HL10053
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 29 January (HL608), whether the Environment Agency has prosecuted Thames Water in relation to incidents of polluting the River Thames or its tributaries since the beginning of 2020.  HL10054
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Baroness Bryan of Partick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether The Dunlop Review into UK Government Union capability, announced on 4 July 2019, took evidence from the devolved administrations.  HL10055
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Baroness Bryan of Partick to ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that they will conclude their consideration of the recommendations of The Dunlop Review into UK Government Union capability, first announced on 4 July 2019; and when they plan to publish (1) that review, and (2) their conclusions.  HL10056
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage the adoption of British Board of Film Classification and Video Standards Council best practice guidelines on voluntary age labelling; and what plans they have to introduce legislation on age labelling if it is not implemented voluntarily.  HL10057
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the filters adopted by mobile network operators based on British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) guidelines, and regulated by the BBFC, could be supported and promoted as a best practice solution to protect children from adult content online.  HL10058
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey following reports that that government is granting Turkish citizenship to senior members of Hamas.  HL10059
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that senior members of Hamas have been awarded Turkish citizenship, what plans they have to ensure UK Border Control and Home Office officials are appraised of the identity of any Hamas members recently awarded Turkish citizenship with the right to travel, with a view to preventing their entry into the United Kingdo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security threat (1) to the UK, and (2) other European countries, following reports that senior members of Hamas have been awarded Turkish citizenship with the right to travel.  HL10061
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Lord Filkin to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who are exposed to gambling advertisements in football.  HL10062
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Lord Filkin to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to enforce (1) effective affordability checks for gamblers, and (2) a duty of care on gambling companies.  HL10063
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Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Shetland Islands Council about terms for those islands' self-determination; and what has been the outcome of those discussions.  HL10064
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 21 October (HL Deb, col 1532), whether contracts have been agreed for the work to be undertaken under Stage 2 (Develop) of the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP) relating to the reinstatement of the railway between Colne and Skipton; if so, with which persons or organisation w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the industrial action by employees of Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick in response to the announcement by the company that they will move some production to Singapore; and what plans they have to meet representatives of the workforce at Barnoldswick to discuss the proposed move.  HL10066
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce an embargo on housing evictions during the current period of national restrictions; and, if so whether this will apply (1) to tenants of caravans, and (2) to tenants of caravan pitches on residential caravan sites.  HL10067
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 2 November (HL9276), what estimate they have made of the number of young people aged 16 to 24 who will benefit from the Kickstart Scheme.  HL10068
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Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the benefit cap on tenants in the private rented sector.  HL10069
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter from the Commissioner for Public Appointments to the Chair of the Committee on Standards of Public Life, dated 7 October.  HL10070
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards preventing those needing letters from GPs to access legal aid being charged for such letters.  HL10071
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government how much is being spent by the British Embassy in Dublin on the provision of advice to UK driving licence holders about applying for Irish driving licences before 31 December; which media sources they are paying to advertise this advice; and which other British embassies are expending funds to provide similar advice in other EU natio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the Belfast Agreement, (2) the involvement of the Republic of Ireland in the internal affairs of Northern Ireland, (3) Northern Ireland’s status as part of the UK, and (4) human rights in (a) Northern Ireland, and (b) the Republic of Ireland.  HL10073
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Northern Ireland Centenary Historical Advisory Panel; and which organisations these members represent.  HL10074
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Northern Ireland Centenary Forum; and which organisations these members represent.  HL10075
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what strategy they currently have in place on the use of immigration detention for women; and what plans they have (1) to build on the Action Access pilot, and (2) to expand the use of case management-focused alternatives to detention for women.  HL10076
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the data provided in the 2020 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery about the average length of support requested under the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA) process, between 27 September 2019 and 30 June 2020, what was the average length of support (1) requested in initial RNAs made after a positive conclusive grounds… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average length of time for a confirmed victim of modern slavery to receive (1) an initial Recovery Needs Assessment plan, and (2) a decision on a subsequent Recovery Needs Assessment request for ongoing support, between 27 September 2019 and 30 June 2020.  HL10078
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individual confirmed victims of modern slavery had more than one Recovery Needs Assessment due to ongoing support needs, between 27 September 2019 to 30 June 2020.  HL10079
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government whether requests for accommodation under the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA) process referred to in the 2020 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery were received from (a) victims already provided with accommodation under the Victim Care Contract (VCC), (b) victims not provided with accommodation under the VCC at the time of the re… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what training on conducting Recovery Needs Assessments (RNA) and approving RNA plans has been provided to staff (1) of the Salvation Army, (2) subcontractors in the Victim Care Contract, and (3) the Single Competent Authority; and what funds have been provided for such training to be carried out.  HL10081
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what infrastructure they plan to deploy to transmit the electricity generated from renewables both onshore and offshore to the national grid; and whether they plan to exclude the use of overhead powerlines for that purpose.  HL10082
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Bounce Back Loans have been paid out to small businesses.  HL10083
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the rate of defaults on Bounce Back Loans.  HL10084
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Association of Accounting Technicians that Bounce Back Loans for all small businesses should be written off.  HL10085
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Baroness Mone to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of a link between COVID-19 mortality and obesity, what plans they have to accelerate work on the National Food Strategy.  HL10086
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Baroness Mone to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) discussions they have had with, and (2) guidance they have provided to, employers about ways to support employees to be healthier whilst they are at work.  HL10087
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Baroness Mone to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support global nutrition beyond the Nutrition for Growth Commitments.  HL10088
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ryanair about the continuation of flights whilst the national lockdown is in effect; and what steps they are taking to ensure that customers who are unable to fly as a result of the national lockdown receive full and prompt refunds from that airline.  HL10089
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to (1) review, and (2) strengthen, the Civil Aviation Authority's powers to issue fines and other penalties against airlines which fail to meet legal requirements in providing refunds to customers in specified time limits.  HL10090
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the article by the Institute for Fiscal Studies Up to £10 billion of the Chancellor's 'Plan for Jobs' will be funded by underspends on previously planned projects, published on 16 July, how much money included in the Summer Economic Statement had not already been announced or included in previous economic statements; a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation, body or individual is responsible for ensuring the safety of coal tips created by operations under the oversight of the National Coal Board.  HL10092
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the renewable energy sector in the UK.  HL10093
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure their policy on oil and gas is compatible with their commitment towards net zero emissions by 2050.  HL10094
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support sub-postmasters affected by the Horizon Post Office accounting software.  HL10095
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the life sciences sector is central to the economic recovery.  HL10096
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to grow the UK's technology sector.  HL10097
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote a green recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10098
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that local government elections are held in May 2021; and what social distancing measures they intend to put in place.  HL10099
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation has been paid out by the Windrush Compensation Scheme to date; and how much they estimate will be paid out in total before that Scheme ends.  HL10100
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty's Government whether providing access to applications that support employees' mental health is (1) a taxable payment or (2) a benefit for employees; and, if not, whether they will update the published guidance to reflect this.  HL10101
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty's Government whether providing sanitary products for employees is (1) a taxable payment, or (2) a benefit for employees; and, if not, whether they will update the published guidance to reflect this.  HL10102
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 3 November (HL9493), whether the commitment to provide gigabit-capable broadband nationwide will be rolled out equitably between rural and urban communities.  HL10103
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 3 November (HL9441), what assessment they have made of the success of existing programmes within the military in reducing gambling-related harm among serving personnel.  HL10104
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings from the Gambling Commission’s 2020 Young People and Gambling Survey; and what steps they are taking to reduce problem gambling among 11 to 16-year olds.  HL10105
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether Uighur forced labour was used in the production of personal protective equipment purchased by the UK from Medwell Medical Products; and what plans they have to implement due diligence checks to ensure that items purchased by the UK have not been produced using such forced labour.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they (1) have taken, or (2) intend to take, in response to the School of Advanced Study’s proposal to close the Institute of Commonwealth Studies; and what assessment they have made of the importance of that institute to students from Commonwealth countries.  HL10107
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of refugees in the Ethiopia-Sudan border region, (2) the nationality of these refugees, and (3) the impact of the Tigray conflict on refugee numbers in that area.  HL10108
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether South Sudanese refugees are returning to South Sudan from Ugandan camps; and what assistance they are providing to South Sudanese refugees still in Uganda.  HL10109
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 April 2018, and by the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 23 October (HC106360), when the Integrated Activity Fund was first used to support the government of Bahrain with security matters; and whether that Fund was used to support su… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 September (HL8054) and by the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 22 September (HC90154), whether they received any assurances that the executions of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa would not be carried out imminently.  HL10111
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of allegations of medical negligence towards Hasan Mushaima by the government of Bahrain, what urgent representations they are making to the government of Bahrain about Hasan Mushaima’s (1) right to appropriate medical care, (2) treatment under the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners,… 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 that Ali Al Hajee is (1) being held in isolation at Dry Dock Detention Centre in Bahrain following the cancellation of a dental operation and (2) is not being provided with clean clothes, hygiene products or medication to treat scabies; and what representations they plan to make to the governmen… 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 that 51 individuals have been convicted in Bahrain in a mass trial and of allegations of due process violations and confessions arising from torture; whether they plan to reconsider their technical assistance programme to Bahrain; and if not, why not.  HL10114
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (HC106366), when they became aware that 66 per cent of activities funded by the Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) during the 2018/19 financial year were delivered exclusively in one country; whether they intend to provide a list of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the number of (1) prosecutions, (2) convictions, and (3) fines, resulting from their investigations into the Panama papers.  HL10116 [I]
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken against PricewaterhouseCooper for any role played in implementing tax avoidance schemes exposed by the 'Luxembourg leaks'.  HL10117 [I]
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the number of (1) prosecutions, (2) convictions, and (3) fines, resulting from their investigations into tax avoidance schemes exposed by the 'Luxembourg leaks'.  HL10118 [I]
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the release of the unredacted report RBS Group's treatment of SME customers referred to the Global Restructuring Group by the Treasury Committee on 20 February 2018, how many directors and employees of the Royal Bank of Scotland have been (1) interviewed by the police, (2) charged, (3) convicted, (4) fined, and (5) banned from… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of UK-registered companies that have the word “bank” in their name but do not have Part 4A permission under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to carry out regulated banking activities.  HL10120
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their bid to the European Maritime Safety Agency for remotely piloted air system support during 2020 was successful; if so, (1) between which dates, (2) in which maritime areas, and (3) from which airports, were aircraft flown; and which type of aircraft was used to provide any such support.  HL10121
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 30 July (HL7182), whether RAF drones used on operations outside of Operation Shader are being used in support of NATO operations or missions.  HL10122
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government to which companies and organisations the Civil Aviation Authority has granted permission to fly unmanned aerial vehicles Beyond the Visual Line of Sight since January 2019; and which of those permissions are still valid.  HL10123
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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on (1) developing, and (2) trialling, the Job Support Scheme.  HL10124
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government what contracts they have placed in 2020, and with whom, for the purchase of facemasks for use by health workers; and what was the cost per unit for each type of facemask under each such contract.  HL10125
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue to invoke the “extreme urgency” provision of regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 for personal protective equipment supplies throughout the winter; and when they intend to revert to normal procurement arrangements, including competitive tender.  HL10126
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of any contracts for the purchase of personal protective equipment in 2020, for which they have financially assisted the contractor in any way, including (1) partial or complete up-front payment, or (2) payment in any other manner.  HL10127
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of any contracts for the purchase of personal protective equipment in 2020 (1) that have failed to deliver to specification, and (2) for which delivery is overdue.  HL10128
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a list of so-called ‘VIP’ companies, for whom the awarding of contracts to supply personal protective equipment may be accelerated; and if so, what plans they have to publish that list.  HL10129
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sustainability of the current funding for the justice system; and what assessment they have made of the Bar Council’s recommendation that an additional £2.48 billion of funding for the justice budget is required.  HL10130
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce early access legal advice for social welfare issues.  HL10131
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand the virtual court estate for short or preliminary hearings, and non-complex matters.  HL10132
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional training for the judiciary on online court proceedings.  HL10133
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 November (HL9384) and the statement that they "welcome the efforts of Israeli authorities to address settler violence", which such efforts they welcome; and how they measure the success of such efforts.  HL10134
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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 demolition orders have been delivered to Palestinian-owned houses in the Issawiya neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.  HL10135
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the planting of olive trees in Atuwani to ensure land near that village is not classified as state land by the government of Israel.  HL10136
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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 structures in the Humsa al Bqai’a Bedouin community have been demolished by the government of Israel; and what support they plan to provide to those affected.  HL10137
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the environmental impact of the proposed plan by the Europe Asia Pipeline Company to store and transport oil and distillates from the UAE to Europe.  HL10138
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Fuad al-‘Amour, the coordinator of Protection and Steadfastness Committees in Masafer Yatta and Southern Hebron hills, on 3 November, about the actions of the Israel Defence Force and the impact on communities living in Masafer Yatta.  HL10139
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand pro-vaccination campaigns to encourage maximum uptake of any vaccines to prevent (1) COVID-19, and (2) other conditions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10140
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of apprenticeship starts in each month of 2020.  HL10141
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Goldie on 4 November (HL Deb, col 695), what discussions they have had with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue nations about the potential for future interactions with the Five Power Defence Arrangements.  HL10142
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations that (1) the removal between 1968 and 1973, and (2) the subsequent treatment, of the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands is a crime against humanity as defined in Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; and how they intend to respond to those allegations.  HL101… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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