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Questions for Written Answer for 5 January 2022

Tabled on 16 December 2021 and due for answer by 4 January.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to (1) repeal section 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 relating to procurement of medical supplies during emergencies such as pandemics, and (2) amend the Health and Care Bill to make provision for new public procurement policies during times of emergency or pandemics based on transparen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Germany about cooperation in pursuit of joint obligations under the Genocide Convention in relation to China.  HL5038
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with OFCOM regarding guidance for (1) the BBC, and (2) other media organisations, concerning the (a) accuracy, and (b) sensitivity, of reporting of issues relating to hate crime.  HL5039
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports of intimidation of a group of Jewish youths on Oxford Street, London, on 29 November, what assessment they have made of antisemitism in the UK; and what steps they are taking to address this.  HL5040
Answered
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage UK media organisations to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism.  HL5041
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Atomic Weapons Establishment.  HL5042
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the costs that will be incurred as a result of the decision to renew and expand nuclear warhead production.  HL5043
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish contact points for the Afghan Resettlement Scheme in neighbouring countries.  HL5044
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss with the relevant authorities the banning of British citizens who have worked in North-East Syria from entering the Schengen Zone by means of notices under the Schengen Information System.  HL5045
Answered
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected budget for the global summit to promote freedom of religion or belief in London on 5–6 July 2022; and how many staff are expected to work on it.  HL5046
Answered
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected budget for the Safe To Be Me: a Global Equality Conference to be held in London on 27–28 June 2022; and how many staff are expected to work on it.  HL5047
Answered
Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that only two vaccination centres in England offer services to add overseas vaccines to the NHS COVID Pass.  HL5048
Answered
Lord McColl of Dulwich to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients do not have access to a vaccination centre within 20 miles; and what assessment they have made of the impact of proximity to a vaccination centre on vaccine uptake.  HL5049
Answered
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government why they stopped funding workplace testing for COVID-19; and whether that decision will be kept under review.  HL5050
Tabled
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government what independent information resource is available to consumers to check that representative APRs are fairly stated; and what action the Financial Conduct Authority advises customers to take where they are concerned they have been mis-sold under a representative APR that was not fairly stated.  HL5051
Answered
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government how many skilled persons reports under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 section 166 the Financial Conduct Authority has commissioned where the issue of representative APR has been the matter concerned, in each of the last six years.  HL5052
Answered
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Financial Conduct Authority has decided not to make independent periodic checks on the compliance of Financial Conduct Authority regulations by authorised firms, particularly the accuracy of key consumer protection information such as representative APR.  HL5053
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has requested a firm to outline how it calculates its APR in the last six years, other than at the point granting authorisation; in any cases of representative APR breaches discovered, how many times the FCA has required changes to the firm’s website and product liter… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an action plan on cancer (1) diagnosis, and (2) treatment; and if they have such plans, when they will be introduced.  HL5055
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Baroness Barran on 15 December (HL Deb col 297), what estimate they have made of (1) the number of madrassas in England, and (2) the number of children that attend them; whether they have made an assessment of whether radical Islamist views are being taught in those madrassas; and if so, what were th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Baroness Barran on 15 December (HL Deb, col 297), what plans they have to encourage Ofsted to inspect all madrassas in England, regardless of whether they provide teaching for fewer than 18 hours per week.  HL5057
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Transnational Resettlement Project UK and Ireland.  HL5058
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government who are the support providers for the Gateway Protection Programme.  HL5059
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government why Northern Ireland was not considered for the resettlement of refugees as part of the Transnational Resettlement Project UK and Ireland.  HL5060
Answered
Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to share UK expertise in green technology with partners in (1) the Middle East, and (2) North Africa region, following the water-for-energy deal agreed by Israel and Jordan, and brokered by the United Arab Emirates.  HL5061
Answered
Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the Equalities Impact Assessment relating to the reduction in Official Development Assistance in March.  HL5062
Answered
Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government what year they will use as a benchmark for the restoration of spending for women and girls to the level it was at before the reduction in Official Development Assistance announced this year.  HL5063
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by Lord West of Spithead on 29 November (HL Deb, col 1130) that "the greatest risk to the survival of mankind is not global warming, it is an accidental thermonuclear war".  HL5064
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Goldie on 29 November (HL Deb, col 1130), what are their reasons for believing that a thermonuclear war with Russia would be an "unwelcome outcome".  HL5065
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Goldie on 29 November (HL Deb, col 1128), what are their reasons for believing that an accidental war with Russia "would obviously be a very negative and unwelcome outcome".  HL5066
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they are lending to the government of Ukraine to buy UK military equipment; and what assessment have they made of the likelihood of British taxpayers being repaid that loan.  HL5067
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic effort they are making to revive the Minsk Agreements.  HL5068
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they made of the number of PCR tests for travel that would be required between the date of the announcement of their reintroduction of the requirement on 7 December and (1) 5 January 2022, or (2) a date for which an estimate may have been made covering the Christmas and New Year period.  HL5069
Tabled
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the comparative costs of a PCR test for travel in (1) Germany, (2) France, (3) Italy, and (4) Spain.  HL5070
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask the Leader of the House,  further to the statistics in House of Lords Business on Thursday 16 December which show that the Department of Health and Social Care had 56 written parliamentary questions that had not been answered in 10 working days, more than any other department, what discussions she has had with the department about improving their responsiveness t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions they have given to Regional Schools Commissioners to ensure that all schools within multi-academy trusts track the outcomes of their permanently excluded children by working with alternative education settings.  HL5072
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 13 December (HL4660), how many students are currently enrolled on a T level; and what has been the additional cost of funding more teaching hours for T level students.  HL5073
Answered
Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new hourly rate of £4.61 per child in private early years settings amounts to an increase of 7.21 per cent; and whether this increase takes into account the rise in minimum wage which takes effect in April 2022.  HL5074
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the relationship with the government of Uzbekistan given the unfolding humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.  HL5075
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