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Questions for Written Answer for 21 April 2021

Tabled on 20 April and due for answer by 5 May.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will begin the review process of the Payment Services Regulations 2017, in accordance with section 158 of those regulations.  HL15085
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to legislate to enable the Payment Services Regulator to mandate protection against authorised push payment fraud; and what plans they have to introduce new Faster Payments Services rules.  HL15086
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Financial Conduct Authority has (1) prepared, or (2) submitted to the Treasury, any reports on (a) the supervision of the implementation of the Contingent Reimbursement Model Code by its signatories to date, and (b) how the Code is operating.  HL15087
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, with the Financial Conduct Authority, to enforce the implementation of the Contingent Reimbursement Model Code by the Code's signatories.  HL15088
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Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why the most recent attempt to reach a settlement in Cyprus was unsuccessful; what plans they have to push for a settlement based on the equal rights for both parts of the island; and what preparations to pursue such an equal settlement they have made for the United Nations talks to be held in Geneva on 2… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Memorandum of Understanding on Royal Taxation, published in March 2013, whether inheritance tax will be payable on any bequests from HRH The Prince Philip to (1) HM Queen, (2) HRH The Prince of Wales, and (3) other members of the Royal Family.  HL15090
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all wills requiring probate are required to be made available for public inspection; if not, what plans they have to make this a requirement for all wills, including those of members of the Royal Family; and, further to the Wills Act 1837, whether the last will and testament of HRH The Prince Philip will be made available for p… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, published on 14 March 2018, what progress they have made on exploring "the legal and practical challenges of limited reform relating to the law on marriage and religious weddings".  HL15092
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the formation of Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG); and what plans they have to ensure that the NUG receives recognition and support among UN member states.  HL15093
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 March (HL13388), what further steps they have taken to respond to appeals for the urgent delivery of cross-border humanitarian assistance in Burma.  HL15094
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Lord Davies of Gower to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial contribution the EU requested for the UK to continue to access to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service Safety of Life service; how the request compared with the UK’s previous contributions; how they assessed value for money in view of its impact on aviation; and what plans they have to renegotiate… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of early career researchers to continue in their research career.  HL15096
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Do Not Resuscitate Orders have been issued during COVID-19 pandemic without consulting either the patient or their relatives.  HL15097
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there have been different instructions for Do Not Resuscitate Orders for (1) disabled patients, (2) dementia patients, and (3) elderly patients during the COVID-19 pandemic; and whether these have only been issued in consultation with relatives.  HL15098
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Mansour Shahateet spent 10 years in solitary confinement during 17 years’ incarceration in an Israeli prison; and what assessment they have made of the compatibility of long-periods of solitary confinement with human rights principles.  HL15099
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) physical, and (2) mental, health support available to Palestinians held in Israeli prisons; and what assessment they have made of the long-term health impact on Palestinians held for more than 10 years in Israeli prisons after their release.  HL15100
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what five African countries have the largest total value of trade with the UK.  HL15101
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the (1) economic, (2) humanitarian, and (3) political, situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  HL15102
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many GP referrals there were for prostate cancer from 1 March to 1 December (1) in 2020, and (2) in 2019.  HL15103
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to support the (1) current, and (2) future, provision of prostate cancer (a) treatment, and (b) related well-being services.  HL15104
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of urology specialist nurses treating prostate cancer.  HL15105
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the amount of litter at the side of main roads in England has changed over the last three years; and what plans they have to reduce litter on roads in England.  HL15106
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether no longer having to follow EU directives will lead to a change in the number of road signs on minor roads in rural England; and if so, what estimate they have made of the amount of money this will save the Government in a year.  HL15107
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of the duplication of road signs on roads in rural England.  HL15108
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned any research to compare the levels of littering on roads in England and the rest of Europe; and if so, what the findings were.  HL15109
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is increasing demand from the public for more integrated public services.  HL15110
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential cost savings of integrated public services.  HL15111
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Rt Hon David Cameron stayed at any British Embassies, Consulates or Residencies since he joined Greensill Capital as an adviser in August 2018; if so, whether any of those stays were in (1) France, (2) Germany, (3) Saudi Arabia, or (4) the United States; and whether during any of those stays (1) Mr Lex Greensill, or (2) Mr Bill C… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether, if at all, the ability of the government of Ethiopia to use water from the River Nile to support its (1) people, (2) agriculture, and (3) industry is affected by the 1929 Agreement, brokered by the UK, between the governments of Egypt and Sudan.  HL15113
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of attacks by dogs on children and adults reported in each of the last five years in England; and how many dogs were ordered to be humanely destroyed in each of those years.  HL15114
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) number, (2) welfare, and (3) distribution, of barn owls in England.  HL15115
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the installation of artificial barn owl nestboxes on the welfare of barn owls.  HL15116
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the penalties for (1) owning, or (2) being in charge of, a dog that is dangerously out of control; and what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the penalties for such crimes that are currently available to courts.  HL15117
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the inspection into the governance of Liverpool City Council, what assessment they have made of the need to strengthen the (1) audit, and (2) scrutiny, arrangements for local councils.  HL15118
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of the Liverpool waterfront losing its UNESCO World Heritage status due to Everton Football Club's waterfront stadium development.  HL15119
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the reported digital learning divide; and what plans they have to increase funding for technology within schools.  HL15120
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey by Nerdwallet on business managers and mental health, published on 24 March; and what steps they are taking to ensure that entrepreneurs have access to mental health support.  HL15121
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that BAME communities receive apprenticeship outreach information.  HL15122
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and (2) the COVID-19 pandemic, on demand for primary school places.  HL15123
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on schools of the decision to base pupil premium allocations for the 2021–22 academic year on the October 2020 school census.  HL15124
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what equalities impact assessment they undertook before making the decision to charge private candidates a fee to be assessed by an exam centre in summer 2021.  HL15125
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of apprentices who have been unable to complete their courses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what support they plan to provide to such apprentices in response.  HL15126
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of their Apprenticeship Incentive Scheme.  HL15127
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the number of work-based qualifications included in their proposed Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced on 29 September 2020.  HL15128
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