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Questions for Written Answer for 16 July 2021

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide, published on 15 June 2020, (1) whether they have made any representations to the government of Nigeria requesting a full investigation of cases of military complicity in violence and human rights abuses; and (2) whe… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international partners about sanctions against the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise.  HL2052
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their activities in Mali on the rights of women and girls; and what discussions they have had with organisations supporting women and girls rights in Mali about this subject.  HL2053
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to The Independent on 14 July that they hoped to use the Environment Bill “to seek powers to ensure information about environmental impacts, such as carbon emissions, is provided with certain products”, whether they can (1) provide de… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide funding to agencies and local authorities to support EU citizens facing problems accessing their rights and entitlements in the UK, including issues with the EU Settlement Scheme, given that the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements does not deal… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the Heat and Buildings Strategy 2021.  HL2056
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to tackle (1) rising demand, (2) rising costs, and (3) rent-seeking behaviours, in the adult social care sector, as identified by the APPG on Limits to Growth report Tacking growth dependency – the case of adult social care, published on 13 July.  HL2057
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to improve the single track section of railway line between Soham and Ely; and what assessment they have made of the effect on trade of that single track line.  HL2058
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 July (HL1628), whether someone (1) born in the EU, (2) with an EU Member State passport, (3) who is married to a UK citizen, and (4) has (a) resided, and (b) been employed, in the UK for over 20 years, including paying taxes or drawing pension payments, would… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 July (HL1629), whether someone (1) born in an (a) European Economic Area, or (b) European Free Trade Area, state other than the UK, (2) who carries a non-UK passport, (3) who is married to a UK citizen, and (4) has (a) resided, and (b) been employed, in the U… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 July (HL1628 and HL1629), how someone would check whether they had (1) "UK immigration status", and (2) indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.  HL2061
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 July (HL1628 and HL1629), how they are informing EU, EEA and EFTA nationals who acquired a right of permanent residence in the UK under EU law that (1) they need to apply for status under the EU Settlement Scheme, and (2) the benefits of applying.  HL2062
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 July (HL1628 and HL1629), what are the additional rights available to EU, EEA and EFTA nationals under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements that they will not possess if they do not apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.  HL2063
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 July (HL1628 and HL1629), what steps they are taking to inform EU, EEA and EFTA nationals living in the UK about the benefits of the additional rights available to them under the Citizens’ Rights Agreements.  HL2064
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish all the EU law affecting Northern Ireland that is given effect under the provisions of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL2065
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what role the (1) Northern Ireland Assembly, and (2) UK Parliament, have in consenting to the EU law affecting Northern Ireland under the terms of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL2066
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have had regarding who will represent the UK on the various bodies set up under (1) the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, and (2) the UK–EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement.  HL2067
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Dermatology GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report: Proposed Recommendations, published on 15 September 2020; and what steps they intend to take in response to the proposed recommendations.  HL2068
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what early intervention measures and improvements to 'continuity of care' for patients with chronic respiratory conditions were adopted between 2010 and 2019 in England.  HL2069
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many full time equivalent specialist respiratory community nurses were working in England to support patients with chronic respiratory conditions in each year between 2010 and 2019.  HL2070
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many full time equivalent NHS contracts for (1) registered nurses, and (2) health care assistants, there were in hospital trusts and community trusts in England in each year between 2010 and 2019.  HL2071
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what economic changes and interdepartmental strategies they propose to address the health and financial inequalities which have resulted in certain groups being disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19.  HL2072
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any possible correlation between patients being discharged from hospital with COVID-19 (1) to their own homes, and (2) subsequent COVID-19 transmission to family members or paid carers, during the period March 2020 to March 2021.  HL2073
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in those care homes approved by Care Quality Commission as ‘designated settings’ for receiving patients discharged from hospital with COVID-19 in England since the scheme was fully implemented.  HL2074
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that space travel should be limited to scientific research, rather than space tourism.  HL2075
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend the Nationality and Borders Bill (1) to protect children who have been trafficked twice or more, (2) to support children who may have committed offences while suffering exploitation, and (3) to protect exploited foreign children by providing leave to remain of sufficient length to guard against furt… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will classify the crews of merchant ships coming to British ports as vital workers with priority for vaccination.  HL2077
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt about children being given preliminary death sentences in that country.  HL2078
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to agree an emergency compensation package with the creative sector.  HL2079
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals in each local authority declared income from property, excluding furnished holiday lettings, on their Self-Assessment tax returns in the latest year for which data is available.  HL2080 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals in each local authority declared income from furnished holiday lettings on their Self-Assessment tax returns in the latest year for which data is available.  HL2081 [I]
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their Standing at Football review.  HL2082
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to permit safe standing in football stadiums through rail seating when requested by clubs; and what is the timetable for doing so.  HL2083
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government which Premier League clubs are being permitted to introduce rail seating for the new football season; what form this permitted rail seating will take; whether it will be described as "safe standing"; and how many of such seats each club will have.  HL2084
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Sports Ground Safety Authority regarding the form of rail seating required at some football clubs for the new season; and if these (1) will be a permanent solution, and (2) will be defined as safe standing areas.  HL2085
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Sports Ground Safety Authority about the form of rail seating; whether such seating is regarded as a temporary measure; and if so, when further changes by football clubs to adapt seating for the new season will be required.  HL2086
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Lord Mann to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Sports Ground Safety Authority regarding technical safety differences between requirements for a form of rail seating and the requirement for formal approval of safe standing areas.  HL2087
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Group Accounting Manual 2020-21 published by the Department of Health and Social Care on 19 April, whether they consider that guidance requires in all circumstances (1) a liability to pay interest accruing by virtue of any failure to pay invoices within the 30 day period, and (2) disclosure of such failure whether or… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what reporting obligations and responsibilities are placed on external auditors by section 113(7) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 in the event of a reporting failure.  HL2089
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 113(7) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015; and what plans they have, if any, to amend that legislation to tackle issues relating to reporting and non-compliance.  HL2090
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 6 July (HL964), what plans they have to develop specific clinical guidance for the treatment of people who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed and become infected with COVID-19.  HL2091
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to produce guidance for employers, to accompany the lifting of COVID-19 related restrictions on 19 July, about the health and safety of employees who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed and therefore not protected by the COVID-19 vaccine.  HL2092
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance to transport operators whose services cross the border between England and Scotland in relation to the different policies on COVID-related mask-wearing in the two countries.  HL2093
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances people may be (1) prosecuted, and (2) fined, for breaking COVID-19 regulations.  HL2094
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government what constitutes a COVID-19 (1) pilot scheme, (2) event research programme, (3) trial; and how many there have been of each of these in the last two years.  HL2095
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government which civil servants are exempt from COVID-19 rules related to (1) travelling, and (2) mixing with groups of other people; and for what reasons they are exempt.  HL2096
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the quality of NHS COVID-19 PCR tests, (2) the reasons why airlines do not accept the results of NHS tests in order to travel, (3) the additional cost for travellers of paying for privately-provided tests, and (4) which private sector companies are benefitting from these business practices.  HL… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the vehicle emissions produced by ministers travelling short distances in Range Rovers; and what plans they have to reduce such emissions by reducing the number of (1) short car journeys taken by ministers, and (2) Range Rovers used by ministers.  HL2098
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government whether clergy are no longer permitted to register marriages conducted in their churches; if so, why not; and what consultations they undertook with the Church of England prior to the introduction of the electronic register for marriages.  HL2099
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with (1) Amazon, and (2) other suppliers, about the fall in volume of goods being delivered from Great Britain to Northern Ireland since the agreement of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in December 2020.  HL2100
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with (1) road hauliers, and (2) the devolved administrations, about the recruitment of additional HGV drivers across the UK.  HL2101
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to preserve the right of familial reunification for asylum seekers regardless of the route of entry into the UK as part of the New Plan for Immigration, published on 24 March.  HL2102
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of safe routes into the country for those seeking asylum.  HL2103
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the New Plan for Immigration, published on 24 March, what assessment they have made of the risk of unaccompanied minors travelling to the UK via unauthorised routes for the purposes of reunification with relatives who previously entered through unauthorised routes.  HL2104
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of OpenRAN (1) as part of their gigabit capable broad rollout, (2) in increasing connectivity to rural communities, and (3) in extending connectivity to rural ‘notspots’.  HL2105
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to their consultation on the New Plan for Immigration, published on 24 March; and what assessment they have made of their compliance with paragraph J of their Consultation Principles, published on 17 July 2012, in respect of their response to this consultation.  HL2106
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government why they are relying on telephone assessments to determine a claimant’s level of disability rather than using a video service.  HL2107
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Lord Wharton of Yarm to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrest of activists and staff from the human rights organisation Viasna on 14 July in Minsk, Belarus; and what representations they plan to make to the government of Belarus about the release of those detained.  HL2108
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to be the total number of unreleased Imprisonment for Public Protection prisoners broken down by (1) gender, and (2) ethnicity; and how many years are left on their tariff in each case.  HL2109
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to be the total number of recalled Imprisonment for Public Protection prisoners broken down by (1) gender, and (2) ethnicity; and how many years are left on their tariff in each case.  HL2110
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of unreleased Imprisonment for Public Protection prisoners in (1) Category A, (2) Category B, (3) Category C, and (4) Category D; and how many years are left on their tariff in each case.  HL2111
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received by the Court of Protection where the only asset is a Child Trust Fund.  HL2112
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications that have been received by the Court of Protection in respect of Child Trust Funds have resulted in a Deputy being appointed.  HL2113
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many associated Fee Waivers the Court of Protection has received in respect of Child Trust Fund applications; and how many have been granted.  HL2114
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