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Questions for Written Answer for 29 November 2021

Tabled on 25 November 2021 and due for answer by 9 December 2021.

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HL3768), why the procurement of legal advice by Katherine Coates is a matter for the unincorporated UK Endorsement Board given that the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 22 November (HL3859) states that the UK Endorsement Board does not have autonomy for… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 22 November (HL3771), what is the (1) relevance of, and (2) the need for, the IRFS Foundation producing IFRS 17 "in order to make insurers’ financial statements more useful for users of financial statements”, when no such objective or endorsement criteria is contained… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan  on 22 November (HL3771), what assessment they have made of the critiques by the Penrose Inquiry into Equitable Life summarised in points (a) – (e) of Appendix IV paragraph 1.6 of FRS 27 of December 2004; and for each point, how they have addressed it with the IFRS Founda… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 22 November (HL3771), what assessment they have made of the reasons why the IFRS Foundation has taken 17 years to develop and publish IFRS 17.  HL4416
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 22 November (HL3771), and Lord Henley on 30 January 2019 (HL12948 and HL12949) and 27 February 2019 (HL13690), what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the objectives in IFRS17 with (1) the need for capital maintenance, creditor and shareholder protectio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 22 November (HL3771) and (HL3859), what assessment they have made of the risk of the (1) UK Endorsement Board, and (2) Financial Reporting Council, wasting public money by following the wrong objectives in undertaking endorsement activities; and what safeguards they h… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish details of the Private Candidate Support Grant for approved examination centres, including when the online claims service will go live.  HL4419
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government whether claims for the Private Candidate Support Grant may be made retrospectively.  HL4420
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to publish the minutes of the most recent cross-departmental meeting of Disability Champions.  HL4421
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the main objectives of the cross departmental meeting of Disability Champions.  HL4422
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government whether attendees of the cross departmental meeting of Disability Champions need to report the number of disabled people employed in each department.  HL4423
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government how many disabled people are employed by each department.  HL4424
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of referring to proposed Home Affairs legislation by the name of individual victims of crime; and if they have made any such assessment, whether they plan to cease this practice.  HL4425
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what new evidence they used to inform their decision to list Hamas as a terrorist organisation.  HL4426
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefit of village halls and community centres in rural areas having broadband access.  HL4427
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Benson Village Hall in Wiltshire will benefit from their Project Gigabit.  HL4428
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that ambulance services in the south-west of England are working at full capacity; and what steps they are taking in that region (1) to increase (a) ambulances, and (b) crews, and (2) to reduce waiting times for ambulances arriving at hospitals.  HL4429
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Benyon on 17 November (HL Deb, col 282), what plans they have to make arrangements for the long-term provision of free school meals to children in families with no recourse to public funds; and when they intend to publish any such plans.  HL4430
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security situation in Nagorno-Karabakh one year after the ceasefire took effect on 10 November 2020; and when they last discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh with the government of Russia.  HL4431
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the Summit for Democracy in December; and who will be attending on behalf of the UK.  HL4432
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of disagreements between Libya’s political factions over the legal framework adopted by the House of Representatives to allow for presidential and parliamentary elections to take place on 24 December, what assessment they have made of (1) the current political situation in Libya, and (2) the impact the rec… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel in advance of new talks, announced for 29 November, between the UK, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, on reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), including the prospect of the possible return of the United States to the JCPOA.  HL4434
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to publicise the Global Talent Visa programme to potential applicants, particularly to scientists; and how they plan to measure their progress towards securing the UK’s status as a Science and Tech Superpower by 2030, as promised in Global Britain in a competitive age: The Integrated Review of Sec… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the present number of farm veterinary job vacancies; and what steps they plan to take (1) to increase the number of farm vets, and (2) to encourage a new generation to enter the profession.  HL4436
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish data on (1) the number of offenders subject to indeterminate sentences for public protection who became eligible for licence review over the past year, and (2) the number of those who applied for a licence review over the same period.  HL4437
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government how many offenders subject to indeterminate sentences for public protection will be eligible for a licence review each year for the next five years.  HL4438
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government which private providers in each region of England have contracts to provide (1) accommodation, (2) welfare, or (3) financial support, for asylum seekers.  HL4439
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Financial Times article Bus operators say £5bn funding gap threatens England’s transport plan, published on 25 November, how much additional funding they plan to allocate to the National Bus Strategy, and over what timescale, to address any shortfall.  HL4440
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons why unregistered and illegal schools continue to operate in England.  HL4441
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Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Foreign Secretary on 16 November that funding will be restored for women and girls to its former level before the Overseas Development Assistance cuts, what year they plan to use as a benchmark for reinstating former funding levels; when they estimate that this commitment will be fulfilled; and wheth… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar (HL3924) on 24 November, what plans they have, if any, to introduce an ethnic group for those in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in statistics related to people in prisons.  HL4443
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