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Questions for Written Answer for 27 April 2021

Tabled on 26 April and due for answer by 11 May.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that future regulation of ‘buy now, pay later’ products sufficiently protects consumers.  HL15239
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian crisis resulting from the volcanic eruptions on St Vincent; what further assistance they intend to provide to (1) finance, and (2) strengthen, the capacity of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency; and what plans they have to deploy HMS Medway to support the relief effort. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the World Bank about making concessionary finance available to Caribbean States adversely affected by the volcanic eruptions on St Vincent with a view to addressing (1) immediate health related needs, (2) the (a) short, and (b) long term, infrastructure requirements of the region, and (3) the impact o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Botham to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of carbon emissions caused by wildfires in each of the last five years; and how these emissions are accounted for in UK carbon budgets.  HL15242
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 21 April (HL14705), what assessment they have made of the impact that additional stops at Swinderby train station will have on journey times between Lincoln and (1) Leicester, (2) Derby, and (3) Birmingham; and whether they consider reducing those train journey times to mak… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what has been the total cost to public funds to date for Members of the House of Lords undertaking Valuing Everyone training.  HL15244
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 2.2 million EU citizens now granted pre-settled status will be able to switch to settled status in (1) 2021, and (2) each of the next five calendar years.  HL15245
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State (Minister for Asia) on 30 June 2020 (63339), whether they intend to publish the strategic review of the British Council; and if so, when.  HL15246
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State (Minister for Asia) on 30 June 2020 (63339), what recommendations the strategic review of the British Council includes about its (1) geographical footprint, and (2) programme activity.  HL15247
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opposition of the Roman Catholic bishops of Kenya to the closure of the (1) Dadaab, and (2) Kakuma, refugee camps; and what assessment they have made of whether the government of Kenya is entitled to close those camps unilaterally, in particular if there are no proposals for improved voluntary repatr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of religious freedom under the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem.  HL15249
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the restrictions placed on Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem during Ramadan.  HL15250
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the attack by Eritrean troops in Adwa in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.  HL15251
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the government of India to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL15252
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing (1) to the government of Bangladesh, and (2) to the government of Pakistan, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL15253
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to receive a report from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence on the (1) efficacy, and (2) cost effectiveness, of the daratumumab treatment for myeloma; how long that evaluation has been in progress; and when this treatment is likely to be fully funded for the treatment of patients in the NHS.  HL15254
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government which department or agency is responsible for managing the sensitivity of (1) public accounts, and (2) expenditure, to interest rate movements.  HL15255
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister met representatives of any of the football clubs that proposed to establish the European Super League in the last month; and if so, whether the proposal was discussed.  HL15256
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) value, and (2) service, provided by UK pension providers to holders of UK Self-Invested Personal Pensions.  HL15257
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 April (HL14809), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment have they made of (1) any verses in the Koran which appear to support violence, and (2) the use of these verses by Islamist extremists to sanction violence.  HL15258
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask the Leader of the House what steps she is taking to (1) encourage, and (2) require, ministers to answer written parliamentary questions as tabled.  HL15259
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the violence in Jerusalem on 22 April, reportedly caused by far-right Israeli groups.  HL15260
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the United Nations Relief and Works Agency from any loss of funding resulting from donors being accused of antisemitism for supporting that organisation.  HL15261
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government how many British National (Overseas) passports were issued in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many people have used the new British National (Overseas) visa scheme to come to the UK since it was introduced in January.  HL15262
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Education Policy Institute Analysis paper: preliminary research findings on education recovery, published on 20 April; and what steps they are taking to ensure that educational recovery funding includes early years settings.  HL15263
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an employment support scheme for recent university graduates.  HL15264
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) support the development of social enterprises, and (2) integrate social enterprises into plans to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050.  HL15265
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that self-employed workers are not excluded from the 95 per cent mortgage scheme announced on 19 April.  HL15266
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the Devolution All-Party Parliamentary Group Levelling-up Devo: the role of national government in making a success of devolution in England, published on 9 March.  HL15267
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the report by the Devolution All-Party Parliamentary Group Levelling-up Devo: the role of national government in making a success of devolution in England, published on 9 March, calling for a National Devolution Baseline for England.  HL15268
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions ministers have had about establishing an English devolution taskforce, jointly led by Downing Street and local government.  HL15269
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the report by the Devolution All-Party Parliamentary Group Levelling-up Devo: the role of national government in making a success of devolution in England, published on 9 March, to "move away from a pattern of piecemeal, fragmented and short-term interventions” and “towards a localis… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming consultation on national standards for unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers, as announced in the Government’s consultation response Reforms to unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers, published on 19 February, will include a question on whether these standa… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many ships were included in the Ocean Wave task group of 1997.  HL15272
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries were visited by ships from the Ocean Wave task group of 1997.  HL15273
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