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Questions for Written Answer for 14 September 2021

Tabled on 13 September and due for answer by 27 September.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who apply to the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy scheme receive a receipt or acknowledgment of their application; and what is the timeframe for processing applications following the completion of security checks.  HL2636
Answered
Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy scheme helps those funded by the UK Government to work with UK universities on Overseas Development Assistance programmes focused on gender and women's rights.  HL2637
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the incidence of cases of COVID-19 in the UK on 1 September compared to the average incidence rate across Europe on that day, and (2) the reasons why the UK rate was higher than the European average.  HL2638
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to the consultation on accessibility for new homes in England completed in December 2020.  HL2639
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to combat the parking of motor vehicles on pavements; and what assessment have they made of the effect of such parking on those with sight or mobility impairments.  HL2640
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what they are doing to combat the problem of pavement parking, which especially causes issues for those with sight or mobility impairments.  HL2641
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the shortfall of HGV drivers in Great Britain is addressed in the short term.  HL2642
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding achieving net zero by 2050.  HL2643
Answered
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 9 September (HL2410), what topics were covered in the 11 letters (attached to emails) that the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland received from Scottish Ministers in relation to reserved matters; and what plans they have to publish these letters.  HL26… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in setting up the task force on housing with care; and what is its remit.  HL2645
Answered
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to increase the provision of (1) extra-care housing, and (2) retirement villages for older people.  HL2646
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar on 20 July (HL1761), what is their policy on whether prisoners whose sex assigned at birth was female should use female pronouns to refer to prisoners who identify as female but were assigned male at birth if such prisoners (1) have, or (2) do not have, a Gender Reco… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Build Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, published on 7 September, what plans they have to make changes to the formula used for eligibility funding in adult social care financial assessments.  HL2648
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England received the Carer's Allowance in (1) April 2019, and (2) April 2021.  HL2649
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what tariff income formula they will use to calculate personal care funding entitlement for those with assets between £20,000 and £100,000 under the plans for England set out in Build Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, published on 7 September.  HL2650
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a strategy for the (1) prevention, and (2) treatment, of brain tumours in children and young adults, and (3) aftercare for such people.  HL2651
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 29 July (HL2215), how many of the 34 clinical negligence claims taken to trial in 2020/21 went to (1) the High Court, or (2) the County Courts.  HL2652
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to improve awareness of restorative justice throughout the criminal justice system, and (2) to increase the capacity of (a) professional, and (b) volunteer, restorative justice practitioners.  HL2653
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the number of Palestinians killed or injured by live fire from Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank so far this year.  HL2654
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.  HL2655
Answered
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli authorities demolished a Palestinian kindergarten in Beit Safafa on 17 August under pretext of illegal building; and what steps they plan to take, if any, to prevent the future demolition of Palestinian homes and other buildings in Jerusalem.  HL2656
Answered
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to protect Palestinians in the West Bank from attack by Israeli settlers and forces.  HL2657
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the Crypto Climate Accord initiative ahead of COP26; and what steps they plan to take to build support among the UK (1) crypto, and (2) fintech, industries for the cryptocurrency sector to be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources.  HL2658
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require UK (1) crypto, and (2) fintech, industries, to account for energy use in the production of digital currencies.  HL2659
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions that cryptocurrencies were responsible for in (1) the UK, and (2) the world, over the last 12 months.  HL2660
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether managing the high energy impact of cryptocurrencies will be on the agenda at COP26.  HL2661
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to account for the blockchain impact of cryptocurrency use in national emissions calculations; and how this relates to the UK's commitments under the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  HL2662
Answered
Baroness Morgan of Huyton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differences between the COVID-19 self isolation rules applying to domestic and international students who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for use in this country; and what is the scientific or clinical basis for these differences.  HL2663 [I]
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Baroness Morgan of Huyton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to resolve the differences between the COVID-19 self isolation rules applying to domestic and international students who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved for use in this country in order to avoid (1) reputational damage to English universities and the UK Government, and (2) negatively… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that the NHS spent £400 million per month on private sector healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, why only one third of private sector capacity was utilised.  HL2665
Answered
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of UK-affiliated academics and researchers in Afghanistan who (1) are in hiding, or (2) have applications to leave; and what steps they are taking to expedite and assist with their departure.  HL2666
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli forces (1) shot and killed four Palestinian men during raids on the Jenin refugee camp on 16 August, and (2) prevented Palestinian ambulances from reaching the men before detaining their bodies.  HL2667
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Palestinian children in the West Bank are facing increased violence from Israeli settlers.  HL2668
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to protect journalistic freedom in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  HL2669
Answered
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take, if any, to protect Palestinian homes and agricultural structures in Area C of the West Bank from destruction by Israeli forces.  HL2670
Answered
Lord Storey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker why House of Commons staff are able to bring guests into House of Lords facilities while Members of the House of Lords are currently not allowed to do so.  HL2671
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make the Financial Conduct Authority responsible for tracking whether businesses accept cash money across the economy.  HL2672
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the green recovery programmes for rapid job creation; and how they intend to scale investment in line with G7 peers.  HL2673
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the regulation of insurer investment to encourage pension funds and insurers to back capital projects.  HL2674
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include racism in football as a priority in the Hate Crime Unit; and what resources they will provide to that Unit.  HL2675
Answered
Viscount Trenchard to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an updated National Policy Statement for nuclear power to reflect the range of applications envisaged for nuclear technology set out in the Energy White Paper published on 14 December 2020.  HL2676
Answered
Viscount Trenchard to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a planning framework to facilitate the adoption of new potential sites for nuclear reactors, including (1) small modular reactors, and (2) advanced modular reactors.  HL2677
Answered
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions from the Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation (MaRINav) study.  HL2678
Answered
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