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Questions for Written Answer for 16 September 2021

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent events in Kaduna State, Nigeria, including (1) the reported killing of Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali and at least 11 others, (2) the reported kidnap of Reverend Benson Yakusak, and (3) the role of Jihadist ideology in violence in the area.  HL2730
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the process for appointing the Commissioner for Public Appointments.  HL2731
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the impact assessment for removing the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.  HL2732
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals of the new government to Israel for the reconstruction of Gaza while isolating Hamas.  HL2733
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Lord Blencathra to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what discussions he has had with the Clerk of the Parliaments regarding the attire of the Table Clerks in the Chamber of the House of Lords, particularly the resumption of wearing horsehair wigs.  HL2734
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The Lord Bishop of Chichester to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Cameroon about ensuring the legal protection of (1) human rights defenders, and (2) civil society activists, in that country.  HL2735
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The Lord Bishop of Chichester to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Cameroon's non-governmental organisation registration directive on the ability of international and local humanitarian and civil society groups to operate in that country.  HL2736
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The Lord Bishop of Chichester to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in Cameroon.  HL2737
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the Subsidy Control Bill and its implications for Northern Ireland under the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL2738
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that ending the grace period for border checks and controls between Great Britain and Northern Ireland would have on the supply of medicines to Northern Ireland.  HL2739
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) support for, and (2) framing of the debate around, terrorists involved in the Troubles in Northern Ireland; and what steps they are taking to work with (a) communities in Northern Ireland, (b) the political representatives of those communities, and (c) representatives of victims of the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 17 December 2020 calling on the government of Iran to investigate past and current human rights violations in the country.  HL2741
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what was their response to the letter from Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, about Ofsted's monitoring of inspectorates for independent schools, sent to the Secretary of State for Education on 6 November 2018.  HL2742
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to produce a strategy for the transition to adult care of children with autism who have brain tumours, and (2) to review the age classification for when people with autism are considered to be young adults.  HL2743
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the finding by the Competition and Markets Authority that drug companies had over-charged the National Health Service, what plans they have to reduce the price that the National Health Service pays for liothyronine.  HL2744
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of competition in keeping the price of generic medicine down; and what plans they have to ensure the National Health Service does not pay inflated prices for such medicine.  HL2745
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the National Health Service supply chain's record in adopting innovative medical devices.  HL2746
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist local authority waste and recycling departments with driver shortages.  HL2747
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons for the reported delays in this year's flu vaccination programme.  HL2748
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quantity of (1) brassicas, (2) salad foodstuffs, (3) fruit, and (4) vegetables, that remain unpicked due to a shortage of workers; and what impact they expect this to have on (a) food prices, and (b) the Consumer Price Index.  HL2749
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take the Consumer Price Index into account when calculating the state pension for 2022–23.  HL2750
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Afghan women at risk, including judges, lawyers, MPs, journalists and human rights defenders, were resettled to the UK in August and September.  HL2751
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government what practical assistance they are providing to Afghan women, particularly judges, lawyers, MPs, journalists, human rights defenders and others at particular risk.  HL2752
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to provide visas to Afghan women at risk, especially judges, lawyers, MPs, journalists and human rights defenders, and (2) to work with domestic and international partners on identifying such women.  HL2753
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to public funds of their proposed cap on social care costs to be in (1) 2023–24, (2) 2024–25, and (3) 2029–30.  HL2754
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their revised means test proposed in the new social care policy will contribute to hotel costs, or only to care costs.  HL2755
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government from what date the spending on care will count towards the £86,000 proposed cap.  HL2756
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding the UK’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.  HL2757
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to complete their review of special educational needs.  HL2758
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) affordability, and (2) availability, of childcare.  HL2759
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Black history is a mandatory part of the curriculum in all schools, including those which are not required to teach the National Curriculum.  HL2760
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children are in unregistered residential accommodation.  HL2761
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure ethnicity pay gap reporting is mandatory for all large employers by 2023.  HL2762
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to grant new regulatory powers to councils to combat non-transport related pollution.  HL2763
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support for businesses whose checks and paperwork were delayed as a result of preparing for import control deadlines.  HL2764
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce loan schemes at libraries for electronic devices to encourage citizens to become more digitally capable.  HL2765
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the direct cost of an at-home PCR test conducted by NHS Test and Trace.  HL2766
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total number of PCR tests conducted for the purposes of facilitating international travel in each month of 2021; and of these, how many were conducted by NHS Test and Trace.  HL2767
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