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Questions for Written Answer for 2 November 2021

Tabled on 1 November and due for answer by 15 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 9,000 Eritrean refugees living in refugee camps in Tigray have been forcibly returned to Eritrea; what discussions they have had with the government of Ethiopia about its obligations under the Refugee Convention; and when those discussions took place.  HL3547
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported military attacks on Chin civilians and churches in Myanmar; and what discussions they have had with the government of Myanmar about such reports.  HL3548
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) deaths and (2) injuries can be attributed to e-scooters in England, broken down by whether the accident was caused by (a) the users of e-scooters, (b) pedestrians, and (c) others.  HL3549
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of e-scooters being used illegally have been recorded in England; how many e-scooters have been confiscated by the police; and what plans they have to regulate the purchase of e-scooters.  HL3550
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many biological men self-identifying as female have been recorded as women by (1) government departments, and (2) arms-length bodies, in their staff statistics, broken down by the relevant government department and arms-length body; and what assessment they have made of the consequences of this for pay gap reporting.  HL3551
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reduce, and (2) to eliminate, sea bottom trawling in UK waters.  HL3552
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial commitment towards the £100 billion climate fund target for COP26 has been made by the Vatican City State.  HL3553
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the calculation for the increased passenger duty on long-haul flights will be made on the shortest distance between the UK and the intended destination, or the route to be taken by the airline concerned.  HL3554
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the wearing of face masks in crowded locations, particularly indoors.  HL3555
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Barran on 19 July (HL1998) and Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 27 October (HL3096), what plans they have to protect consumers under the Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019; and what discussions, if any, they are having with Ofcom on the imposition of roaming charges on customers travell… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to monitor the delivery of the national curriculum requirement that a foreign language be taught at Key Stage 2.  HL3557
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government how many primary schools in England are not teaching a foreign language at Key Stage 2.  HL3558
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare for the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in January 2022; what steps they are taking to ensure a successful outcome; and what discussions they are having with other nuclear weapon states on the prevention of nuclear conflict.  … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking ahead of the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1) to clarify their nuclear defence posture, and (2) to offer unconditional assurances to states without nuclear weapons that there are no circumstances under which they would be subject to a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage as an observer in the first Meeting of the State Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in March 2022.  HL3561
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament and its stepping stones approach; and what plans they have, if any, to join this initiative.  HL3562
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last review of the total cost of the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; what were the findings of that review; what is the most recent total cost estimate to (1) build, and (2) open, the Centre; and what are the reasons for the changes, if any, in those costs.  HL3563
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent to date on the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.  HL3564
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the annual running costs of the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.  HL3565
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been raised so far in private funding for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and what is the source, if any, of any commitments to raise private funding.  HL3566
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the estimate of £25 million private funding required to support the delivery of the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre remains an accurate estimate of what is required; and whether the requisite amount of private funding will be available before construction commences.  HL3567
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) deaths, (2) serious injuries, and (3) other injuries, were suffered by (a) pedestrians, and (b) cyclists in England in each year since 2016, broken down by the speed limit on the road on which the accident occurred.  HL3568
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require registration plates on all (1) bicycles, and (2) adult-sized electric scooters  HL3569
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a default 20mph speed limit in England around all (1) schools, (2) university entrances, and (3) hospitals.  HL3570
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of the administrative team supporting (1) the office of the Lord Speaker, and (2) the office of the Senior Deputy Speaker, for each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.  HL3571
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what arrangements are available to help backbench Peers deal with correspondence.  HL3572
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many members of the House attended proceedings of the House each sitting day in (1) September, and (2) October; and how many voted in each division in (a) September, and (b) October.  HL3573
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Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Russia about the future of the NATO–Russia Council.  HL3574
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Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have if any, to amend the Licensing Act 2003 to add public health as a licensing objective.  HL3575
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many convicted foreign offenders were deported after completing their prison sentences in each quarter since 1 January 2020.  HL3576
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of removing air passenger duty on the UK's carbon emissions.  HL3577
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what tendering process was followed when steel work for the HS2 Little Missenden ventilation shaft was ordered from Sendin; and whether that company was UK-certified.  HL3578
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding an independent, impartial and prompt investigation of allegations of (1) forced conversion, and (2) forced marriage, of girls belonging to minority communities.  HL3579
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) funding, and (2) other support, they are providing to protect girls from minority communities in Pakistan from the practice of forced conversion and forced marriage.  HL3580
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) forced conversion, and (2) forced marriage, of girls from minority communities in Pakistan.  HL3581
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion or belief in Pakistan; and what consideration they will give to this assessment when negotiating a trade deal with that country.  HL3582
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the (1) capacity, and (2) capability, of Local Enterprise Partnerships are not undermined before a view has been formed on their future role; and what plans they have to ensure that their accumulated (a) expertise, and (b) relationships, contribute to the levelling up agenda.  HL3583
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring Integrated Care Systems to record the number of catheter associated urinary tract infections acquired by patients while in (1) hospital, and (2) community care facilities.  HL3584
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of catheter associated urinary tract infections acquired by patients while in hospital.  HL3585
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replace the NHS Safety Thermometer with an equivalent system to track patient safety in NHS hospitals and community care facilities.  HL3586
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the management of urinary catheters in (1) NHS hospitals, and (2) community care facilities.  HL3587
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those who have been moved to a new energy supplier due to their own supplier ceasing to trade were previously on a green tariff and have now been transferred to a non-green tariff.  HL3588
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the use of renewable energy in Northern Ireland.  HL3589
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the impact of the Barnett formula on the cost of living in Northern Ireland.  HL3590
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of allergy services at primary care level in England.  HL3591
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 26 October (HL2999), when they last communicated with the government of Norway regarding the gas supply from that country to the UK; and when the next discussion at ministerial level is planned.  HL3592
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 October (HL2877), what information they have received from the 15 companies who have submitted a proposal to the Antivirals Taskforce.  HL3593
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Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 29 October (HL3408), what assessment they have made of the number of children being home educated.  HL3594
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle drink spiking.  HL3595
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a support package for the farming and agriculture sector if a mass farm animal cull is required.  HL3596
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce compulsory teaching for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) once per week in schools.  HL3597
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the small business employment allowance to support smaller employers seeking to expand.  HL3598
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Crown Dependencies last made financial contributions to the UK; and what were the amounts transferred.  HL3599
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the sum of all the contributions made by the Crown Dependencies to the UK since April 2015.  HL3600
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times (1) personnel, and (2) equipment, of the Jersey Territorial Army have been mobilised in support of UK military operations since 1991.  HL3601
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Guernsey still declares its contribution to the maintenance of the Alderney breakwater as their contribution to UK defence; and whether Guernsey makes other contributions to UK defence.  HL3602
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish a consultation paper on reforming the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to facilitate small payments by people who lack capacity.  HL3603
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