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Questions for Written Answer for 19 November 2021

Tabled on 18 November and due for answer by 2 December.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove any barriers to employment by the NHS of health care professionals arriving from Hong Kong under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme.  HL4179
Tabled
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the (1) Chief Medical, (2) Chief Dental, and (3) Chief Nursing, Officers are taking to identify barriers to employment by the NHS in England of health care professionals arriving from Hong Kong under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme.  HL4180
Tabled
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Phase One HS2 enabling works covering (1) gas, (2) water, (3) telecommunications, and (4) electricity, have been (a) approved in principle, (b) approved in full, and (c) completed.  HL4181
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of cases of depression during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they intend to take in response to any such assessment.  HL4182
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage those who are eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccinations to take up their offer.  HL4183
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) governments in Europe, and (2) governments in other countries, regarding the compatibility of COVID-19 vaccination records for the purposes of travel.  HL4184
Tabled
Lord Brabazon of Tara to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, asylum appeals were successful due to the absence of a Home Office legal representative at the appeals tribunal.  HL4185
Tabled
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government to ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been successfully recruited to the (1) British Army Reserve, (2) RAF Reserve, and (3) Royal Naval Reserve, in each of the last five years.  HL4186
Tabled
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total area of any Ministry of Defence (1) land, and (2) buildings, sold off in each of the last five years; and what was the value of each sale.  HL4187
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of On The Run letters of assurance; and what plans they have, if any, (1) to withdraw such letters, and (2) to declare them ineffective.  HL4188
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Pardons have been issued to those convicted of terrorism in the last 30 years.  HL4189
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government why there has been a decrease in the number of foreign national offenders deported from the UK since 2016; and what plans, if any, they have to reverse this trend.  HL4190
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey to secure the immediate release of Selahattin Dermitas.  HL4191
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to send an observer to attend the trial in Turkey of 108 Kurdish politicians over the 2014 Kobani protests.  HL4192
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to impose sanctions on those undermining the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  HL4193
Tabled
Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent violence on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, what steps they are taking to secure agreement between the governments of those two countries on (1) the demarcation of their shared border, and (2) a lasting peace agreement.  HL4194
Tabled
Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the outstanding loan principal due by the Republic of Ireland has been fully repaid; and what were the total interest payments received from the Republic of Ireland.  HL4195
Tabled
Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent two separate Winter Fuel Allowances being offered to a cohabiting couple who own two properties.  HL4196
Tabled
Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government when the NHS app will include information about a British national’s COVID-19 vaccination status where the vaccinations were administered outside the UK.  HL4197
Tabled
Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government when the NHS app will include information about booster vaccinations for COVID-19.  HL4198
Tabled
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of individuals holding an expired British passport.  HL4199
Tabled
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 18–19 year olds, (2) 20–29 year olds, (3) 30–39 year olds, (4) 40–49 year olds, (5) 50–59 year olds, (6) 60–69 year olds, (7) 70–79 year olds, (8) 80–89 year olds, and (9) 90+ year olds, they estimate to hold an expired British passport.  HL4200
Tabled
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 18–19 year olds, (2) 20–29 year olds, (3) 30–39 year olds, (4) 40–49 year olds, (5) 50–59 year olds, (6) 60–69 year olds, (7) 70–79 year olds, (8) 80–89 year olds, and (9) 90+ year olds, hold a valid driving licence issued by the DVLA.  HL4201
Answered
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals the DVLA estimate hold an expired driving licence.  HL4202
Answered
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 18–19 year olds, (2) 20–29 year olds, (3) 30–39 year olds, (4) 40–49 year olds, (5) 50–59 year olds, (6) 60–69 year olds, (7) 70–79 year olds, (8) 80–89 year olds, and (9) 90+ year olds, they estimate to hold an expired driving licence.  HL4203
Answered
Baroness Mobarik to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any countries, other than Iran, to which the UK owes money for contracts agreed, and for which money was received, but for which goods were not delivered; and if so, (1) which countries are involved, and (2) what reasons are there for the decision to withhold delivery of the goods in each case.  HL4204
Tabled
Baroness Noakes to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to remarks by Lord True on 25 February (HL Deb, col. 961) that they would review their approach to drafting legislation following concerns expressed during the passage of the Ministerial and Other Maternity Allowances Act 2021, when they expect (1) to complete, and (2) to publish, their review.  HL4205
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any potential child protection issues as a result of primary school age children being put in unregistered schools.  HL4206
Answered
Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of offering the right to work to asylum seekers who have spent six months awaiting a decision on their asylum claim.  HL4207
Tabled
Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers have spent at least six months awaiting a decision on their asylum claim in the UK.  HL4208
Tabled
Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government how much tax revenue has been generated by those granted asylum in the UK for the financial year 2019–20.  HL4209
Tabled
Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the net contribution to the economy generated by those granted asylum in the UK over the financial year 2019–20.  HL4210
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many English state school students who applied for undergraduate studies at UK universities for the academic year 2020–21 did not have any (1) Maths GCSEs, (2) English GCSEs, or (3) both Maths and English GCSEs, at Grade 4 or above.  HL4211
Tabled
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