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Questions for Written Answer for 14 October 2021

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

Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government which villages they have identified as suitable for whole village trials of hydrogen heating; and when they will announce which villages will be taking part in the trials.  HL3044
Tabled
Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many grants have been awarded through the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation to (1) owner occupiers, and (2) tenants in rented accommodation.  HL3045
Tabled
Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many grants have been awarded through the Local Authority Flex scheme to (1) owner occupiers, and (2) tenants in rented accommodation.  HL3046
Tabled
Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the increase in energy prices on the UK's manufacturing base; and what plans they have, if any, to assist industries to meet these additional costs.  HL3047
Tabled
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Science and International Security Analysis of IAEA Iran Verification and Monitoring Report, published on 13 September, and in particular the finding that Iran is only one month away from producing weapons-grade uranium for an atomic bomb.  HL3048
Tabled
Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many HGV licences are currently suspended pending a decision by the relevant Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency medical board.  HL3049
Tabled
Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have given advice and direction to GPs on their mandatory working hours; and what assessment they have made of whether GPs working their mandatory hours would lead to a reduction in the number of patients referred to Accident and Emergency departments without first being seen by their GP.  HL3050
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the shortage of HGV drivers on the gritting of roads during the forthcoming winter.  HL3051
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) protect, and (2) promote, the UK fishing industry.  HL3052
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what loans they have made available to (1) local authorities, and (2) mayoral authorities, through the UK Infrastructure Bank.  HL3053
Tabled
Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 2015 Paris climate talks commitment to provide $100 billion to developing countries; and whether they intend to make any such assessment publicly available during COP26.  HL3054
Tabled
Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made with General Dynamics to recover taxpayer money from that company if the Ajax programme is terminated.  HL3055
Tabled
Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement the Ministry of Defence has in securing and protecting the UK’s energy supplies; and what is their strategy for that role.  HL3056
Tabled
Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Ministry of Defence will publish its artificial intelligence strategy.  HL3057
Tabled
Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government when David Marsh will produce recommendations on the Ajax programme; and when these recommendations will be published.  HL3058
Tabled
Lord Grocott to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many Private Members’ Bills in each of the last five sessions were introduced in the House of Lords; and, for each session, how many of them received Royal Assent.  HL3059
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 12 October (HL2433), how they assess the impact on global climate of converting existing (1) high forest, or (2) rain forest, to palm oil plantations, in particular if this is done over large acreages; and, in any such assessments, whether they have found a significant… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Environment Agency has had with water companies regarding the ending of sewage dumping in the Lake District; and when they expect to meet the target of high quality water in that area, in accordance with the Water Framework Directive.  HL3061
Tabled
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the promised £100 million of funding for the UK Seafood Fund they have allocated.  HL3062
Tabled
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the promised £100 million of the UK Seafood Fund they will spend supporting (1) the UK fishing industry, and (2) the communities around the industry.  HL3063
Tabled
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the latest cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on (1) the UK fishing industry, and (2) coastal communities.  HL3064
Tabled
Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the release of sewage at beaches in south-east England by Southern Water on 2 and 3 October; and what steps they will take to reduce the incidence of such releases in future.  HL3065
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to make the flu vaccination programme permanent for the over 50s age group.  HL3066
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve building safety.  HL3067
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support people at risk of homelessness.  HL3068
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the energy efficiency of homes through retrofitting.  HL3069
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the supply of affordable housing.  HL3070
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support public participation in the planning process.  HL3071
Tabled
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many new homes were provided for social rent by (1) councils, and (2) housing associations, in each of the last three financial years.  HL3072
Tabled
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in housing benefit to (1) tenants of private landlords, (2) tenants of housing associations, (3) councils, in each of the last three financial years.  HL3073
Tabled
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average level of housing benefit paid to people renting (1) one bedroom, (2) two bedroom, (3) three bedroom, and (4) four bedroom, accommodation in the (a) private, (b) housing association, and (c) council, sector.  HL3074
Tabled
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths caused by mesothelioma were recorded for (1) teachers, and (2) teaching support staff, in England in each year between 2017 and 2020.  HL3075
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate the issue of transparency in police misconduct hearings during the public inquiry into issues raised by the murder of Sarah Everard.  HL3076
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund permanent surge capacity in the NHS to manage significant increases in demand.  HL3077
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to create a comprehensive UK-wide electric vehicle charging network by 2028.    HL3078
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the 12.5 per cent rate of VAT on hospitality until 2024 to help rebuild the nightlife sector.  HL3079
Tabled
Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty's Government when the UK armed forces families' strategy will be published.  HL3080
Answered
Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact, if any, rising tensions between China and Taiwan have had on the route for the carrier strike group.  HL3081
Answered
Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty's Government following the appointment of David Marsh as Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) of the Ajax programme, which Minister is responsible for considering his recommendations on the programme.  HL3082
Tabled
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 October (HL2766), how many suppliers they list as providing PCR tests for travel on the Gov.uk website; what information they require from suppliers who appear on that list; what checks they undertake of firms on that list; and what is the (1) lowest, (2) highest, (3) mean, and (4) media… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential shortage of gritter drivers in winter 2021–22; and what plans they have to address any such shortage.  HL3084
Tabled
Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights implications of the exclusion of Baháʼí students from universities in Iran as a consequence of policies set by the Iranian Education Monitoring and Evaluation Organization; and what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Iran in relation to such exclusions.  H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Resolution C15/2021 of the Universal Postal Union that stamps from the Chagos Islands must be issued by the government of Mauritius to be valid, what assessment they have made of the continued sale of British Indian Ocean Territory postage stamps.  HL3086
Tabled
Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold discussions with the government of Mauritius in relation to a settlement concerning the future of the Chagos Islands which will (1) allow Chagossians to return to the islands, and (2) safeguard the future of the UK military base on Diego Garcia.  HL3087
Tabled
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