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Questions for Written Answer for 29 April 2021

Tabled on 28 April and due for answer by 13 May.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has overturned a decision to grant an exemption from disqualification on the grounds of exceptional hardship to a driver who incurred 12 or more points on their driving licence in each of the last five years.  HL15320
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) are the Terms of Reference, and (2) is the intended completion date, for Wendy Williams' review of progress on recommendations made in the report Windrush Lessons Learned Review: independent review by Wendy Williams, published on 31 March 2020.  HL15321
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the progress they have made in evaluating the environment for immigrants following the Windrush Lessons Learned Review.  HL15322
Answered
Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of compensation payments to survivors of historical abuse living in Great Britain on any means-tested welfare payments to which they may be entitled; and what steps they are taking in response to any such assessment.  HL15323
Answered
Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that patients are explicitly consulted about decisions on service (1) changes, and (2) improvements, as part of NHS Restart.  HL15324
Answered
Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the scheduled publication of a shared decision making guideline by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in June 2021, what assessment they have made of the work of (1) NHS England, (2) patient groups and (3) professional bodies, to support shared decision making in health services; and what steps they plan… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the scheduled publication of a shared decision making guideline by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in June 2021, what assessment they have made of the opportunities for integrated care systems to support patients in having more involvement in decisions about their treatment and care; and what plans th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations to support the implementation of shared decision making set out in the report by AbbVie, Empowering Conversations: Making shared decision making a reality for patients in an evolving NHS, published in March.  HL15327
Answered
Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the event of an erroneous trademarking of a trade name by the Intellectual Property Office, they may reverse the trademarking without the need for further legal action by any aggrieved party.  HL15328
Answered
Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the funding awarded from the Emergency Active Travel Fund to Oxfordshire County Council to support the Jericho Low Traffic Neighbourhood has been used for the purpose for which it was awarded.  HL15329
Answered
Lord Krebs to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose sanctions on local authorities that have not used grants under the Emergency Active Travel Fund to introduce relevant measures to encourage or facilitate active travel; and what sanctions these will be.  HL15330
Answered
Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 4 February (HL12442), which COVID-19 vaccines they have ordered to date by (1) manufacturer, (2) number of doses ordered, and (3) expected date of delivery.  HL15331
Answered
Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of (1) UK, and (2) global, climate finance that is directed to sub-Saharan Africa.  HL15332
Answered
Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to renewable energy projects in the Horn of Africa region.  HL15333
Answered
Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution that renewable energy projects could make to (1) economic development, (2) skills development, and (3) job creation, in the Horn of Africa region.  HL15334
Answered
Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of mitigating climate change on reducing conflict in sub-Saharan Africa.  HL15335
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the supply of diamorphine; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any shortage in the availability of diamorphine to NHS patients is addressed.  HL15336
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many sub-postmasters were (1) prosecuted, and (2) convicted, on charges associated with the use of the Horizon computer system; and how long they estimate it will take to (a) review, and (b) resolve, compensation claims in connection with these cases.  HL15337
Answered
Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have identified of money obtained as the proceeds of crime in Russia being laundered in the UK.  HL15338
Answered
Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are reviewing the decision not to include Russia in Schedule 3ZA of High-Risk Third Countries in the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) (High Risk Countries) Regulations 2021; and if not, why not.  HL15339
Answered
Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have classified the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on 4 March 2018 as a terrorist attack.  HL15340
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the quashing of the convictions of 39 sub-postmasters at the Court of Appeal on 23 April, what assessment they have made of the possibility of repayment of any severance payment made to Paula Vennells on her departure from Post Office Ltd.  HL15341
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they provide for defending each of the (1) Crown Dependencies, and (2) British Overseas Territories; and what is the total cost of such resources.  HL15342
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) convictions have been secured, and (2) penalties awarded, for pension scams for each year since 2010.  HL15343
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of the administration of (1) Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, and (2) Greensill Capital Management Company (UK) Limited, upon entities regulated and authorised by the (a) Financial Conduct Authority, and (b) Prudential Regulation Authority.  HL15344
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and which, regulatory bodies are responsible for the criminal prosecution of fraud; how many successful prosecutions for fraud have been secured by each of these bodies since 2010; and what penalties have been imposed following each, and any, such prosecutions.  HL15345
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of the collapse of Archegos Capital Management upon entities (1) regulated, and (2) authorised, by the (a) Financial Conduct Authority, and (b) Prudential Regulation Authority.  HL15346
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money is spent by each (1) Government department, and (2) regulatory body, on advertising with (a) Google, (b) Facebook, (c) Twitter, and (d) other social media platforms.  HL15347
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey on the cost of COVID-19 to tradespeople by Simply Business, published on 23 April; and what steps they are taking to support the economic recovery of the construction industry from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL15348
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the apprenticeship levy repayment timeframe to cover the duration of the period for which COVID-19 restrictions are in effect.  HL15349
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a cancellation insurance scheme for the live events sector.  HL15350
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the (1) quality, and (2) quantity, of continuing professional development training for teachers.  HL15351
Answered
Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government how the (1) financial, and (2) other, contributions made by the Crown Dependencies to the UK in return for UK provision of (a) defence, (b) security, (c) international representation, and (d) other services, are reported to Parliament.  HL15352
Answered
Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial arrangements, if any, they have agreed with the Crown Dependencies in recognition of the (1) availability, and (2) use, of NHS facilities by residents of such Dependencies who do not pay tax in the UK.  HL15353
Answered
Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial arrangements, if any, they have agreed with the Crown Dependencies in recognition of the assistance that UK police and intelligence services provide to such Dependencies.  HL15354
Answered
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