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Questions for Written Answer for 27 January 2021

Tabled on 26 January and due for answer by 9 February.

Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government who are, or will be, the members of the working group, announced on 1 December 2020, to examine ways to improve the process of accessing Child Trust Funds for parents or guardians of children who lack mental capacity; and when they expect that group to report on its findings.  HL12579
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to grant access to parents to a Child Trust Fund without requiring a Court of Protection Order.  HL12580
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were taken into care because their mother was given a custodial sentence in each of the last five years; and how many such children were in care for (1) less than two months, (2) two months to four months, (3) four months to six months, (4) six months to 12 months, and (5) over 12 months.  HL12581
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide facilities for drivers delayed awaiting customs proceedings in Kent.  HL12582
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with EU member states about their enforcement of the Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs (Amendment) Regulations 2020, and in particular cases where foreign operators are found to be exceeding drivers’ hours limits in the UK.  HL12583
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12046), what assessment they have made of the reasons for the “poor diagnosis recording in the Mental Health Services Data Set” on incidence of anorexia nervosa among young and adolescent girls under the age of 18 years old; and what steps they are taking to address any su… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12047), what steps they are taking to improve the collection of data in relation to the level of (1) extreme anxiety, (2) self-harm, and (3) suicide, amongst young and adolescent boys.  HL12585
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12047), whether they collect data on the level of self-harm amongst young and adolescent boys outside of mental health hospitals; if so, what was the such level since 23 March 2020; and if not, why not.  HL12586
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12045), why they have not set a national access and waiting times standard for child and adolescent mental health services.  HL12587
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12044), what progress they have made on the piloting of a four-week waiting time for specialist NHS services in relation to children and young people’s mental health; and whether there is any difference between such a waiting time and a national access and waiting times st… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer given by Lord Callanan on 25 January (HL11978), what estimate they have made of (1) the number of social houses that will be upgraded to EPC band C by the various schemes listed in that Answer, and (2) how many social houses will remain below EPC band C.  HL12589
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their target “of reaching as many existing homes as possible at EPC band C or above by 2035” in the Energy White Paper, published on 14 December 2020, what “as many existing homes as possible” means; and what estimate they have made of the number of homes that will not be included in that target.  HL12590
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Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the percentage of the total number, and (2) the actual number, of court rooms in the Crown Court estate of England and Wales not being used for trials; and how long has each Crown Court centre had unused court rooms.  HL12591
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the occupancy rate, as a percentage of the total capacity, of nursing and care homes in England for each month in 2021.  HL12592
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether diplomatic posts overseas are able to apply to provide funding for (1) local charities and (2) NGOs; and whether there is a maximum time limit on any such funding.  HL12593
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Lord Horam to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their central estimate for the total out of country inflows to the UK of (1) EEA long-term workers, (2) EEA dependants, (3) non-EEA workers, and (4) non-EEA dependants, in each of the five years from 2020/21 to 2024/25, arising from the calculations in the Impact Assessment for the Changes in Immigration Rules; and what are the re… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported use of 'targeted killings' by the government of the United States during its operations in Yemen between 2013 and 2016.  HL12595
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether chapels in prisons are being used for religious services during the COVID-19 pandemic; and if not, why not.  HL12596
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that prisoners are given access to gardens, recreation and green spaces in prisons as frequently as possible.  HL12597
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the World Health Organization about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to less economically developed countries.  HL12598
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of (1) India, and (2) China, about the dispute in north Sikkim.  HL12599
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) political, and (2) economic, situation in Columbia.  HL12600
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the local government arrangements in Oxfordshire.  HL12601
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the local government arrangements in Derbyshire.  HL12602
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the local government arrangements in Lincolnshire.  HL12603
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Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL11995), whether the political framework proposed will allow any veto by Spain as to who enters Gibraltar.  HL12604
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in (1) the Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group area, (2) the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group area, and (3) England, for the latest available date.  HL12605
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the UK’s departure from the EU on ferry crossings from Ireland to Welsh ports since 1 January.  HL12606
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate (1) Holyhead Port, (2) Pembroke Dock, and (3) Fishguard Port, for any local economic decline because of a reduction in ferry crossings due to the UK’s departure from the EU.  HL12607
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having, or have had, with (1) suppliers, and (2) hauliers, in Great Britain to address any shortfall in goods being delivered to Northern Ireland since 1 January.  HL12608
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of suppliers based in Great Britain that have suspended delivery of goods to Northern Ireland since 1 January.  HL12609
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the projected reduction in Northern Ireland GDP in 2021 as a direct result of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL12610
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Planning for Gigabit Delivery in 2021, published on 22 December 2020, what percentage of (1) "red: large contract procurement areas", (2) "blue: small procurement areas", and (3) "grey: forecast build areas", will be covered by gigabit broadband by 2025.  HL12611
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 vaccination doses they have ordered in total; whether they intend to order more doses than the number required to vaccinate the population of the UK; and if so, what plans they have to ensure that any surplus doses are used effectively.  HL12612
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are giving to supply teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12613
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to change the regulations for the licensing of premises that sell fireworks.  HL12614
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reduce the noise of fireworks sold to the general public from 120 decibels to 90 decibels.  HL12615
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to continue the BTEC for Performing Arts.  HL12616
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Lord Taylor of Goss Moor to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 26 January (HL12011), what reasonable worst-case planning scenario estimates were applied to the forecast modelling used to inform the decision to place England under national restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic on 5 January, including (1) the modelled projections, and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Taylor of Goss Moor to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 26 January (HL12011), what were the modelled projections, including the reasonable worst-case planning scenario estimates applied to the forecast modelling, used to inform the decision to place England under national restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic in November 2020… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of large supermarket companies with minimum wage requirements.  HL12619
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow teacher assessed grades for apprenticeships.  HL12620
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to increase investment in low-carbon infrastructure, and (2) to reform business rates, to promote energy efficiency.  HL12621
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a single online portal for advertising (1) apprenticeships, and (2) work experience.  HL12622
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 25 January (HL12025), whether 90 year lease extensions will still be an option after the proposed forthcoming leasehold reforms.  HL12623
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Lord Vaizey of Didcot to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities and community groups about renaming roads after recipients of (1) the Victoria Cross, (2) the George Cross, and (3) other honours.  HL12624
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Interim Conclusion of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding, published on 21 January, what equality assessment they have carried out into the impact of introducing minimum entry requirements to higher education institutions on (1) Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, (2) care-leavers, (3) refugees, and (4) o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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