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Questions for Written Answer for 24 November 2021

Tabled on 23 November and due for answer by 7 December.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue grant in aid funding beyond the World 2020 programme for the BBC World Service, which ends in March 2022.  HL4323
Tabled
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what settlement they have reached with the BBC World Service for grant in aid funding after March 2022; and what impact they expect this will have on services, including (1) cuts, and (2) staff reductions.  HL4324
Tabled
Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) for which trades in the Regular British Army, and (2) at what level, is the holding of a group C HGV licence a mandatory requirement.  HL4325
Tabled
Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) for which trades in the Regular British Army, and (2) at what level, is the holding of a group C+E HGV licence a mandatory requirement.  HL4326
Tabled
Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) for which trades in the British Army Reserve, and (2) at what level, is the holding of a group C HGV licence a mandatory requirement.  HL4327
Tabled
Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) for which trades in the British Army Reserve, and (2) at what level, is the holding of a group C +E HGV licence a mandatory requirement.  HL4328
Tabled
Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to remarks by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 15 November (HL Deb, col 16), what assessment they have made of the international arbitration tribunal’s rulings on the £400 million payment to be made to Iran; whether they intend to pay it; if so, when they will do so; and what assessment they have made of the example this case m… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total annual investment at Higher Education level in the pure mathematical sciences; and how, as a share of GDP, this compares with that of countries with the best mathematics results at that level.  HL4330
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the governments of European allies, and (2) NATO allies, regarding the (a) political, and (b) security, situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  HL4331 [I]
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to renew British troop presence in EUFOR in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  HL4332 [I]
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and what discussions they plan to have with the High Representative on his forthcoming visit to London.  HL4333 [I]
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government whether BN(O) citizens who have arrived from Hong Kong are required to become British citizens before they can register to vote in a UK general election.  HL4334
Tabled
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of reports regarding (1) Israeli settlement activity at holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, (2) the displacement of Palestinians from their homes in the area, and (3) the restriction of Palestinian cultural activities.  HL4335
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding reports that Palestinian land in the West Bank has been confiscated by Israeli settlers and Palestinians expelled from it.  HL4336
Tabled
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Israel concerning reports that Israel is holding 482 Palestinians in administrative detention, including 4 minors, without charge or trial.  HL4337
Tabled
Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make representations to the government of Israel concerning (1) the actions taken by Israeli forces and settler communities which have prevented Palestinian farmers from tending to their land in at-Tabaga village, Hebron and (2) the sealing off of agricultural roads by the Israeli Civil Authority preve… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government which schools in England had more than 40 per cent of pupils who (1) identified as White British, and (2) were in receipt of Free School Meals, in the summer of 2019.  HL4339
Tabled
Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government which 50 schools had the highest average Progress 8 scores for (1) boys, and (2) girls, in the summer of 2019; and for those schools, what were the percentage of White British (a) boys, and (b) girls, who received Free School Meals; and for each of these groups, what was their average Progress 8 score.  HL4340
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they owe to Iran; and when they expect to pay it.  HL4341
Tabled
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the average processing times of applications for the renewal of driving licences made online; and what steps they are taking to reduce average processing times.  HL4342
Tabled
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government how many General Practitioners are registered with the NHS in England; and how many of them are on part-time contracts.  HL4343
Tabled
Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they owe to Iran; when they expect to pay it; and why they have not yet paid it.  HL4344
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in ensuring that (1) large, and (2) small to medium sized, businesses adhere to human rights due diligence requirements across their supply chains.  HL4345
Tabled
Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent announcement regarding the electrification of the Midland Main Line and the TransPennine route, what plans they have to ensure that electric haulage is used whenever possible on both (1) passenger, and (2) freight, trains.  HL4346
Tabled
Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that Avanti West Coast Trains Ltd stop using diesel trains on lines which have been fully electrified.  HL4347
Tabled
Lord Snape to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Freightliner UK Ltd regarding its plans to replace electric locomotives with diesels on its services.  HL4348
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a legal duty for large food businesses to provide annual data on their sales of High in Fat, Salt or Sugar (HFSS) products, to be collated and published by the Food Standards Agency.  HL4349
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce new regulations to limit the use of promotional techniques on unhealthy food and drink product packaging.  HL4350
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to freeze the current rate of VAT to (1) encourage investment, and (2) create jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector.  HL4351
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a voucher subsidy scheme alongside maintenance grants to enable students to upgrade their devices if they are becoming outdated.  HL4352
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the triggering of Article 16 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, they would provide an opportunity for that action to be debated in Parliament; and whether any such debate would be on a divisible motion.  HL4353
Tabled
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