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Questions for Written Answer for 22 July 2021

Tabled on 21 July and due for answer by 4 August.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 8 June (HL Deb, col 1312), what assessment they have made of the report by Z2K #PeopleBeforeProcess, published on 25 May; and what steps they plan to take as a result.  HL2249
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in assessing applications to their Levelling Up Fund, they plan to take into account (1) the principles contained in their consultation Reforming Competition and Consumer Policy: Driving growth and delivering competitive markets that work for consumers, published on 20 July, in particular those about (a) levels of consumer har… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of COVID-19 infections transmitted via (1) the air, and (2) surfaces.  HL2251
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their acquisition of a share of OneWeb on 3 July 2020, what loss was made by OneWeb at the time of purchase; how many directors are on the board of OneWeb; how many of those board members they have appointed; who they have appointed to the board of OneWeb; and whether they have a veto in relation to OneWeb’s (1) company poli… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their acquisition of a share of OneWeb on 3 July 2020, how many satellites OneWeb have launched since that date; where were those satellites manufactured; what launch vehicles were used; and from where they were launched.  HL2253
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans OneWeb has to manufacture satellites in the UK; when they expect any such manufacture to begin; what specific applications of OneWeb satellites they expect to benefit the UK; when they expect the development of second generation OneWeb satellites to be completed; and whether they expect the second generation OneWeb satellites… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 7 December 2018 (HL11885), whether the UK Space Agency has yet developed options for a UK Navigation Satellite System; if so, (1) what those options are, and (2) whether their costs are within the £92 million set aside for the Engineering and Design studies.  HL2255
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 20 October 2020 (HL8804), whether the Space-Based Positioning Navigation and Timing Programme has completed its exploration of new and alternative ways to deliver satellite navigation services to the UK; if so, what the result of that exploration is; and whether OneWeb has a role in any… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding (1) Lockheed Martin, and (2) Virgin Orbit, received from the UK Space Flight Programme, and for what purpose.  HL2257
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children educated at home in each of the last two years.  HL2258
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of educational underachievement in Britain; and whether they feel a one-size-fits-all approach is the answer.  HL2259
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children left school with no (1) GCSEs, or (2) equivalent qualifications, in each of the last three years.  HL2260
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Baroness Cumberlege to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review First do No Harm, published on 8 July 2020, what negotiations have taken place between the Department of Health and Social Care and Her Majesty’s Treasury about redress for those who have suffered harm from (1) Primodos, (2) sodium valproate, an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 20 October 2020 (HL9219) and 25 June (HL1299), why they have not yet published the outcome of their consultation on gamete and embryo storage limits.  HL2262
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the terms of reference for the Ulster Defence Regiment and Royal Irish Aftercare Service review; when the review is due to conclude; and which stakeholders have been consulted so far as part of the review.  HL2263
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to bring the delivery of veterans’ aftercare within the remit of Veterans UK.  HL2264
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their agreement New Decade, New Approach, published on 8 January 2020, what funding related to the armed forces has been provided under that agreement; over what period each funding stream will be delivered; and what terms and conditions apply to each funding stream.  HL2265
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK veterans are currently resident in Northern Ireland; and how that number is identified.  HL2266
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had about the Armed Forces Bill with (1) the Northern Ireland Executive, and (2) individual Ministers within the Northern Ireland Executive; when this engagement took place; and what the outcome was of any such engagement.  HL2267
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs facilitated by the Kickstart Scheme have (1) been approved, (2) been advertised, and (3) started, in each region of Great Britain.  HL2268
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Lord Grocott to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  following the recent hereditary peers by-election after the retirement of Lord Elton, how many peers (1) were entitled to vote, (2) voted; how many ballot papers were spoilt; and what the percentage turnout was.  HL2269
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on UK citizens who wish to travel overseas of any new (1) travel, (2) entry, and (3) quarantine, limitations introduced as a result of the relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions on 19 July.  HL2270
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 16 July (HL1706), whether the Environment Agency takes any legal account of CO2 emissions when issuing permits; and whether any local authority has "supported the transition to a low carbon future" by requiring carbon capture technology as part of planning permission.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 April (HL15173) and 20 July (HL1825), whether they have assessed any mosques in the UK for evidence of the promotion of violence towards non-Muslims, including the dissemination of literature which encourages such violence; and if not, why not.  HL2272
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Christians Against Poverty Shipshape or sinking ship?, published on 21 July, what plans they have to remove insolvency fees for individuals with insufficient surplus income.  HL2273
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Christians Against Poverty Shipshape or sinking ship?, published on 21 July, what plans they have to annually assess levels of financial wellbeing across the UK.  HL2274
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Christians Against Poverty Shipshape or sinking ship?, published on 21 July, what plans they have to review whether social security meets (1) the basic cost of living, and (2) the Eatwell Guide.  HL2275
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow local planning authorities in rural communities to (1) set the threshold for affordable housing, and (2) decide the tenure for affordable housing.  HL2276
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support a defibrillator education programme at all professional sports teams.  HL2277
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of funding cuts to the high cost subsidy for creative arts courses at universities on the viability of these courses; and what steps they are taking to ensure equal access to creative arts courses in all educational settings.  HL2278
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage with professional and statutory regulatory bodies to determine how degree apprenticeship proposals are implemented.  HL2279
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Resolve Taking back our communities - working together to make communities safe, published on 19 July; and what plans they have to develop and deliver effective victim centred strategies to tackle anti-social behaviour.  HL2280
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans the Department for Work and Pensions has to contact all disability claimants who were appealing their decisions and were persuaded to accept a lower offer, to inform them of their right to continue with their appeal.  HL2281
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Lord Woolley of Woodford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the (1) guidance, and (2) duty being placed on colleges, to review local skills provision, to include an explicit reference to ethnicity.  HL2282
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Lord Woolley of Woodford to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the (1) guidance, and (2) duty being placed on colleges, to review local skills provision includes guidance on advancing race equality in further education.  HL2283
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Lord Woolley of Woodford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reference race equality in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.  HL2284
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in compensation to beneficiaries of Disability Living Allowance because of financial abuse by their appointees, for the latest year for which figures are available.  HL2285
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