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Questions for Written Answer for 6 December 2021

Tabled on 3 December 2021 and due for answer by 17 December 2021.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens who travelled to (1) Iraq, or (2) Syria, to join Islamic State have since returned to the UK; how many such individuals are being monitored by the security services; how often are their social media posts monitored; and how many have been prosecuted.  HL4668
Answered
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to finalise business models for hydrogen; and when any such business models will be published.  HL4669
Answered
Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate the development of a hydrogen export market in the UK.  HL4670
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the role of hydrogen technology in the UK’s export strategy.  HL4671
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to create a Minister for Hydrogen.  HL4672
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have of the decision by the government of Switzerland to pass their contracted doses of the Moderna vaccine to the COVAX scheme; and what plans they have, if any, to do the same.  HL4673
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the UK’s vaccines they intend to donate to developing countries; and through what mechanism they will make such donations.  HL4674
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to withdraw vaccines promised to the COVAX scheme to supply the UK’s vaccine booster programme; and what assessment they have made of the effect of such a step on the COVAX scheme.  HL4675
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the COVAX scheme; and whether they plan to propose any reforms to the scheme.  HL4676
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU citizens have been granted settled status since the introduction of the EU Settlement Scheme; how many who have been granted pre-settled status will qualify to apply for settled status in each calendar year from 2022 to 2026; and what proportion of applications for settled status from pre-settled status have been… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Haworth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support trials of manufacturing steel with hydrogen.  HL4678
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Lord Haworth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reform the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to stimulate investment in hydrogen production.  HL4679
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Lord Haworth to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to make a decision on whether to extend the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to cover hydrogen produced from nuclear energy.  HL4680
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what countries North Sea oil and gas are exported to; and what quantity is exported to each country.  HL4681
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Callanan on 2 December (HL Deb, col 1458), how much oil from the proposed development at Cambo is predicted to be exported; and whether future exports will be considered when deciding on planning consent for the Cambo oil field.  HL4682
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what quantity of oil and gas is (1) exported from, and (2) imported to, the UK annually, for each different classification of those substances.  HL4683
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ask participants at the 26th conference of State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to investigate reports of Turkish Forces using (1) tabun, and (2) other poisonous gases, in the Behdinan region of Iraq.  HL4684
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of comments by President Masisi of Botswana on 2 December that (1) the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may have been brought into Botswana by European diplomats, (2) that travel bans on Botswana are “unacceptable, inhumane and demeaning”, and (3) that no one is safe until everyone has access to vac… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not introduce COVID-19 testing at UK ports of entry in March 2020.  HL4686
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Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government how many grants of discretionary leave to remain have been made to victims of (1) human trafficking, and (2) modern slavery, with a positive conclusive grounds decision from the National Referral Mechanism in the last three financial years.  HL4687
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for claiming compensation for losses from power outages caused by Storm Arwen for (1) households, and (2) businesses.  HL4688
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the resilience of overhead power cables and the case for moving these wires underground.  HL4689
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect people who have lost power due to Storm Arwen to be reconnected; and whether a review has been undertaken of communication between (1) Government, (2) power distribution companies, and (3) members of the public about energy supply issues.  HL4690
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the link between sewage spills and the disposal of wet wipes containing plastic; and what advice they plan to give to companies to reduce the use of plastic wipes.  HL4691
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to announce a new seasonal agricultural workers scheme for 2022; and what plans they have to include the ornamental horticulture production industry in that scheme.  HL4692
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported shortage of seasonal labour in the ornamental horticulture production industry; and whether they will publish the findings of any such assessment.  HL4693
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion and belief for Coptic Christians in Egypt; and whether they have discussed the situation with the government of Egypt.  HL4694
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the relationship between labour shortages in the UK and levels of economic productivity.  HL4695
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