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Questions for Written Answer for 13 September 2021

Tabled on 10 September and due for answer by 24 September.

Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many of the people who (1) have contracted COVID-19 after being admitted to hospital, and (2) died from COVID-19 contracted after admission to hospital, were infected by non-vaccinated NHS staff.  HL2607
Tabled
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to remove funding from General Practitioners who do not offer face-to-face appointments, and (2) to amend the funding formula for General Practitioners so that it is based on the number of patients seen rather than the number of patients registered with the practice.  HL2608
Tabled
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are taken when NHS staff (1) deliberately infect a patient, or (2) carelessly or recklessly infect a patient with COVID-19; and what sanctions apply in such cases.  HL2609
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Minsk Agreement; and whether they have investigated possible alternatives to support a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  HL2610
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance for the peace process of the government of Armenia releasing Azerbaijani prisoners of war; and what conversations they have had with the government of the United States of America on this issue.  HL2611
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the HALO Trust's humanitarian work in Afghanistan, including financial support for landmine clearing equipment.  HL2612
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of their diplomats possess advanced language qualifications in Mandarin Chinese.  HL2613
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what representation they sent to the Crimea Platform summit hosted by President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in Kyiv on 23 August.  HL2614
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many arms export licences to Afghanistan they approved in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021; and what was their total financial value.  HL2615
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how often the taskforce set up with the United States of America to discuss the establishment of a travel corridor has met; and what progress has been made on agreeing a date to open such a corridor.  HL2616
Answered
The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political and security situation in South Sudan and, in particular, the impact on the peace process of the reported attempt to oust Vice President Riek Machar.  HL2617
Answered
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare for the requirement for mandatory veterinary health certificates for imports from the EU, that come into force on 1 October.  HL2618
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many migrants are known to have crossed the English Channel by unauthorised or irregular sea transport and landed in England in each week during 2021.  HL2619
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the annual cost of each illegal migrant that is picked up by Border Force having crossed the English Channel by boat.  HL2620
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to show by nationality the number of illegal immigrants who have been taken into custody upon arrival in the UK in the 12 months from September 2020.  HL2621
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants have been deported from the UK in each of the last 12 months.  HL2622
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons claiming asylum have been granted either (1) asylum, or (2) permanent leave to remain, in the UK in each of the last 12 months.  HL2623
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Royal Air Force Regiment was not deployed to support the evacuation operation in Kabul, Afghanistan.  HL2624
Answered
Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable full (1) participation, and (2) attendance, by representatives of each of the UK Overseas Territories at COP26.  HL2625
Answered
Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's exit from the EU on funding for conservation and biodiversity projects in the British Virgin Islands.  HL2626
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the Competition and Markets Authority Electric Vehicle Charging market study, published on 23 July; and what steps they intend to take in response to the issues raised.  HL2627
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what speed restrictions apply to cyclists in 20 mile per hour zones; and what is their policy on ensuring all road users observe speed limits, whatever their mode of transport.  HL2628
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to former Afghan interpreters who have been granted asylum in the UK to seek employment.  HL2629
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are prioritising Afghan asylum seekers who are (1) women, (2) children, and (3) deemed to be especially vulnerable; and if so, what processes they are using to identify these people.  HL2630
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding their policy to end illegal crossings of the English Channel by migrant vessels.  HL2631
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are recruiting extra staff to help process increased numbers of asylum seekers in the UK.  HL2632
Answered
Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what work they are currently undertaking to prepare for the voter ID provisions in the Elections Bill (HC Bill 138).  HL2633
Tabled
Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what funding (1) they have provided, or (2) intend to provide, for (a) staff, and (b) resources, to (i) the Electoral Commission, and (ii) local authorities, to implement the voter ID provisions in the Elections Bill (HC Bill 138).  HL2634
Tabled
Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the (1) costs, and (2) resource requirements, that will be needed to implement the voter ID provisions in the Elections Bill (HC Bill 138).  HL2635
Tabled
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