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Questions for Written Answer for 16 March 2021

Tabled on 15 March and due for answer by 29 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about reports that extremist ideology has been taught in schools in that country.  HL14201
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of HS2 train noise exceeding the limits set out in the information paper by HS2 Ltd, E20: Control of Airborne Noise from Altered Roads and the Operational Railway, published on 30 July 2014, as a result of (1) operational noise assumptions, and (2) noise prediction model uncertainty; and wheth… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances have they received from HS2 Ltd that they will not seek to derogate responsibilities on noise limits set out in its information paper E20: Control of Airborne Noise from Altered Roads and the Operational Railway, published on 30 July 2014, should HS2 operational noise levels exceed agreed noise limits.  HL14203
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 8 March (HL13565), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the HS2 noise prediction model data from high speed trains in France.  HL14204
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Environment Agency has given full approval for the construction works of the HS2 Chiltern Tunnel and, if so, when; what risk assessments have been made in connection with this approval in respect of the Chiltern Aquifer regarding, (1) the risk of pollution to the water supply for (a) local residents, and (b) residents of Lo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used to allocate Cornwall to tier 2 for assistance from the Levelling Up Fund; and what plans they have, if any, to transfer Cornwall to tier 1.  HL14206
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of adults that need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order for the UK to achieve herd immunity.  HL14207
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect a decision will be made on the Birmingham Airport Connectivity scheme, as part of the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline process.  HL14208
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of the Birmingham Airport Connectivity Scheme for the levelling up agenda.  HL14209
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Minister of State for Digital and Culture to the Chair of the House of Commons Petitions Committee on 4 March, how the EU’s proposals on visa-free travel for touring professionals and artists was "not consistent with our manifesto commitment to take back control of our borders".  HL14210
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Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the NHS about updating the National Tariff Payment for dialysis to encourage greater uptake of home haemodialysis therapies.  HL14211
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Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage greater uptake of home haemodialysis, in line with the NICE Guidelines, COVID-19 rapid guidelines: dialysis service delivery, published on 20 March 2020.  HL14212
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Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a review to assess the benefits of home haemodialysis compared to in-centre dialysis for supporting dialysis patients safely to shield from COVID-19.  HL14213
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Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government to which (1) Commonwealth countries, and (2) non-Commonwealth countries, they have supplied COVID-19 vaccines; and how many COVID-19 vaccines each of those countries have received.  HL14214
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Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps a school is legally obliged to take in response to an accusation of sexual assault being made by one pupil against another.  HL14215
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Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to applying the freedom of goods rules in the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 to Northern Ireland in full.  HL14216
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask Her Majesty's Government how individuals can obtain confirmation of their COVID-19 vaccination status; whether that information is in a form that individuals can share with commercial organisations for the purpose of vaccine passports; and if so, how.  HL14217
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Barran on 11 March (HL Deb, cols 1799–1800), on what dates the working group on creative and cultural touring has met since 5 February.  HL14218
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Barran on 11 March (HL Deb, cols 1799–1800), what steps they have taken following the meeting of the working group on creative and cultural touring.  HL14219
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Lord Gilbert of Panteg to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to facilitate the sharing of information on child abuse between social media companies; and whether such plans will include reforming data protection law.  HL14220
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Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future funding of the Voluntary Service Overseas.  HL14221
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government how the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy will (1) take account of, and (2) address the links between social norms, gender discrimination and broader drivers of violence.  HL14222
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Baroness Grender to ask Her Majesty's Government which commercial pornography companies will be in scope of the Online Safety Bill; and whether commercial pornography websites which (1) do not host user-generated content, or (2) allow private user communication, will also be in scope.  HL14223
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the Northern Ireland Protocol for the selection of any Northern Ireland ports as freeports.  HL14224
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Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to employers of Parental Bereavement Leave since April 2020.  HL14225
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 17 December 2020 (HL 11087), whether they continue to believe that it would not be the best use of public resources to publish the names of firms borrowing under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.  HL14226
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government which government department was responsible for approving Greensill Capital as a lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; and whether in making this decision they took advice from any other government department or regulatory agency.  HL14227
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government which government agency was responsible for monitoring the activities of Greensill Capital under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; and whether in their monitoring duties they involved or sought advice from any other government department or regulatory agency.  HL14228
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the UK Government's decision to increase the level of corporation tax.  HL14229
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of (1) exports from the UK to the EU, and (2) imports from the EU to the UK, since 1 January.  HL14230
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the prevalence of Islamist insurgency in north-east Mozambique, and (2) the number of people displaced as a result of that insurgency.  HL14231
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) discussions they have had with, and (2) representations they have made to, the government of Iran about the court proceedings against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe  HL14232
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the actions of the Metropolitan Police at a vigil in memory of Sarah Everard at Clapham Common on 13 March.  HL14233
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning (1) the reported increase in the number of hit-and-run offences against Palestinians, and (2) the death of Bilal Bawatneh.  HL14234
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by Forensic Architecture The Extrajudicial Execution of Ahmad Erekat, published on 23 February.  HL14235
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 February (HL13287), what is their assessment of the involvement of UK citizens in the deaths of Palestinian citizens while serving with the Israeli Defence Forces.  HL14236
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of Palestinian children (1) killed, or (2) maimed, by (a) the Israeli Defence Forces, or (b) Israeli settlers, in the last five years.  HL14237
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of small businesses which are not eligible for COVID-19 Government grants; and what steps they are taking to reduce that number.  HL14238
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade Cooperation Agreement on the amount of revenue raised by UK manufacturers; and what steps they are taking in response any such impact.  HL14239
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the disability employment gap.  HL14240
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide targeted mental health support to unemployed young people.  HL14241
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government whether children under the age of 11 are permitted (1) to move between households to visit their parents, and (2) to attend school, within 10 days of arriving in England from any country not included among the COVID-19 'red list' countries from which entry to the UK is banned.  HL14242
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL13631), whether a representative from the British High Commission was invited to attend the diplomatic visit to Indian-administered Kashmir organised by the government of India in the week commencing 15 February.  HL14243
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL13631), what assessment the British High Commission made of the diplomatic visit to Indian-administered Kashmir organised by the government of India in the week commencing 15 February.  HL14244
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL13631), which countries participated in the diplomatic visit to Indian-administered Kashmir organised by the government of India in the week commencing 15 February.  HL14245
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 12 March (HL Deb, col 1977), what steps they are taking to contribute to decarbonisation of the maritime sector.  HL14246
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