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Questions for Written Answer for 6 January 2022

Tabled on 5 January and due for answer by 19 January.

Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were deprived of their citizenship under section 40(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 for each year from 2010 to 2018, broken down by (1) the grounds upon which those deprivation orders were made, (2) whether or not the individual had previously been granted refugee status, discretionary leave or humanit… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government when information relating to the use of deprivation of citizenship orders under section 40(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021, will be published.  HL5077
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 October 2020 (HL8400), how many orders have been made under section 40(4A) of the British Nationality Act 1981, depriving a person of citizenship in circumstances where that person is rendered stateless; and when the next review of that power under section… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government how many appeals against deprivation of citizenship orders under section 40(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981 have been made in each of the last five years; and how many of those appeals were upheld.  HL5079
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people in each of the last five years who would have been deprived of their citizenship if there had been no requirement to give prior notification.  HL5080
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Home Office on 27 January 2021 (UIN 139991), what assessment they have made of the protected characteristics of those deprived of citizenship; and what plans they have, if any, to collect and publish the data on this.  HL5081
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many bottles of wine were purchased for hospitality, entertainment, and related purposes, for consumption at No 10 Downing Street for the period from March 2020 and December 2021.  HL5082
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the monthly expenditure for hospitality, entertainment, and related purposes, at No 10 Downing Street for the period from March 2020 to December 2021.  HL5083
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 December 2021 (HL4820), how many arrests were made of people identified using CCTV footage and other sources following the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy on 11 July 2021; and what assessment they have made of the report by Baroness Casey of Black… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate the human health impacts of microplastics in (1) food, and (2) the environment.  HL5085
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen warnings on breast implants in light of reports of increasing numbers of cases of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).  HL5086
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regard captive-reared pheasants released into the environment as livestock or wildlife.  HL5087
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 31 December 2021 (HL4983), whether they considered reactivating section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 for England in light of the Omicron variant; and if so, what were their reasons for not doing so.  HL5088
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Court of Appeal ruling that the College of Policing guidance on non-crime hate incidents was unlawful, what plans they have to suspend any guidance issued by the College of Policing.  HL5089
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the 110,000 people who have been recorded as having committed non-crime hate incidents; and what plans they have, if any, to assist such individuals in bringing legal action against the College of Policing.  HL5090
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to suspend guidance produced by the College of Policing until such guidance can be laid before Parliament as regulations.  HL5091
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to remove the people recorded as having committed non-crimes hate incidents from police records.  HL5092
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to investigate, and (2) to dismiss, those in the College of Policing who approved the non-crime hate incidents guidance.  HL5093
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many honours, by each award level, were received in each region or nation of the UK in the New Year Honours 2022; and what percentage of the population of each such region or nation that number represents.  HL5094
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many honours above OBE level were awarded to people who were (1) living in, or (2) working or providing service to, the South Yorkshire area at the time of their nomination for an honour in the New Year Honours 2022 list.  HL5095
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many honours above OBE level were awarded to people who were (1) living in, or (2) working or providing service to, the Sheffield City Region at the time of their nomination for an honour in the New Year Honours 2022 list.  HL5096
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Baroness Buscombe to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the overall figure for benefit fraud to reduce back to the levels seen prior to March 2020.  HL5097
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of health of the (1) study of, and (2) research into, pure mathematics in Higher Education.  HL5098
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support research into mathematics that is not defined as affecting the physical and material universe.  HL5099
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 March 2021 (HL13954), what plans they have (1) to allocate Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the Middle Belt in Nigeria, and (2) to target any such ODA to those displaced by farmer-herder conflict.  HL5100
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government which humanitarian organisations currently benefit from UK assistance in Nigeria’s Middle Belt.  HL5101
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about (1) the protection of freedom of speech and the press in that country, and (2) the imprisonment of journalist Luka Binniyat on 4 November 2021.  HL5102
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government in what ways the UK–Nigeria Security and Defence Partnership protects civilians in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, including communities vulnerable to Islamist attacks.  HL5103
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the petition submitted by MyRight2Vote, Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation, and Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe to the Prime Minister on 2 December 2021, what assessment they have made of the disallowance of Zimbabweans to vote in elections from outside of the country; and what representations they plan to make to the g… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to close the loopholes that enable unregistered but de facto full-time educational settings to avoid registration.  HL5105
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the Children not in school consultation, which ran from 2 April 2019 to 24 June 2019; and whether they plan to introduce the register of children educated otherwise than at mainstream schools outlined in that consultation.  HL5106
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the Regulating independent educational institutions consultation, which ran from 14 February 2020 to 27 November 2020.  HL5107
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children that have left unregistered religious schools lacking (1) basic skills, or (2) qualifications, since 2013.  HL5108
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who have been subjected to (1) serious abuse, or (2) corporal punishment, in (a) unregistered, or (b) illegal, religious schools since 2013.  HL5109
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many royal pardons were granted to people with terrorism-related convictions between 1991 and 2003.  HL5110
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the introduction of updated COVID-19 test validation approval processes (CTDA), what guidance is available to testing manufacturers regarding submitting applications (1) for new tests and (2) for an updated approved product; and what is the expected timescale from application to decision for such applications. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new COVID-19 test device validation approval process (CTDA) on COVID-19 multiplex tests for influenza and other diseases; and, further to clinical demand, what plans they have to change these processes to speed up approvals.  HL5112
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison aged (1) 18–24, or (2) 25 years or older, have been (a) in receipt of mental health care, or (b) referred to mental health support, whilst in custody.  HL5113
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison aged (1) 18–24, or (2) 25 years or older, experienced physical restraint by one or more members of staff in each of the last 10 years.  HL5114
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many adjudications were received by women in prison aged (1) 18–24, or (2) 25 years or older, for each of the last 10 years.  HL5115
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many adjudications were received by men in prison aged (1) 18–24, or (2) 25 years or older, for each of the last 10 years.  HL5116
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government which Minister has responsibility for inclusive societies.  HL5117
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Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 20 December 2021 (HL5014), whether they will now (1) answer the questions put, and (2) publish the level of funding they have provided for cycle lanes to each local authority in each of the last five years.  HL5118
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the South African Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, published on 5 January, in particular its finding that Bain & Company acted "unlawfully"; and what plans they have to suspend the contracts of Bain & Company with government departments in light of this finding.  HL5119
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a "labour consultative or advisory body, or similar mechanism, for members of the public, including representatives of labour and business organisations, to provide views on" matters in the UK–Australia Trade Agreement, as provided for in Article 21.15 of that Agreement.  HL5120
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Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 30 November (HL Deb, col 1265), what new solutions to support citizens who use its services the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is exploring; whether the DWP is running any proof of concepts on digital payments; what “alternative technologies” they are considering;… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that irreversible electroporation for the treatment of prostate cancer is made available more widely in the NHS, following the pilot by University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  HL5122
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what meaning they ascribe to the word 'gender' in the context of the Education (Information about Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.  HL5123
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consistency of the guidance issued for completion of the School Census 2021/22 in relation to the recording of gender with the Education (Information about Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.  HL5124
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the government of Iran about (1) Nasser Navard Gol-Tapeh, held in Evin Prison and denied parole, and (2) members of house-churches and non-recognized churches held in prison in that country.  HL5125
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether those who arrived as (1) refugees, and (2) migrants, in the UK in the past year are receiving priority for COVID-19 vaccinations.  HL5126
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Lord Inglewood to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce standard tests for safeguarding for organisations in order to provide evidence of nationally recognised levels of attainment.  HL5127
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) cashflow difficulties, and (2) compliance costs, faced by (a) small, and (b) medium, sized UK businesses from recent changes to the VAT regime when trading with EU countries.  HL5128
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the loss of national insurance contributions in regards to exemptions enjoyed by Limited Liability Partnerships.  HL5129
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those not registered with a GP are able to access COVID-19 vaccinations.  HL5130
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of hidden homelessness among women leaving prison; and how, if at all, this is recorded in accommodation outcomes.  HL5131
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are available to the Community Accommodation Service to account for the needs of women leaving prison.  HL5132
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the link between homelessness and reoffending for women leaving prison.  HL5133
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, in response to the petition highlighting the disenfranchisement of around five million Zimbabweans in the diaspora, which was presented at 10 Downing Street by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Organisation on 2 December 2021.  HL5134
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 December 2021 (HL4899), what assessment they have made of how the creation of an Immigration Enforcement Competent Authority will streamline decision making with regard to the identification of victims of trafficking through the National Referral Mech… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for livestock producers in the UK in 2022.  HL5136
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many e-scooters have been seized for illegal use, and (2) how many fines have been imposed, in each of the last three months in England.  HL5137
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) motoring organisations, and (2) other road users, regarding the imminent changes to the Highway Code.  HL5138
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of independent information resources for consumers to check that representative annual percentage rates (APRs) are fairly and accurately stated; and what action the Financial Conduct Authority advises customers to take where they are concerned they have been mis-sold un… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last six years, (1) how many times the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has asked a firm to outline how it calculates its annual percentage rates (APRs) except at the point of granting of authorisation; (2) where the FCA has discovered representative APR breaches, how many times it has required changes… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last six years, how many Skilled Persons Reports the Financial Conduct Authority has commissioned where the issue of representative annual percentage rates (APRs), including the formulation or deployment of representative APR in the market, has been the “matter concerned”.  HL5141
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has decided as part of its supervision strategy to make no independent periodic checks on the compliance of FCA regulations by authorised firms, in particular the accuracy of key consumer protection information such as representative annual percentage rates.  HL5142
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of the target to install 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028.  HL5143
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many annual extra heat pump installations the introduction of the Future Homes Standard from 2025 will incentivise.  HL5144
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many annual extra heat pump installations the introduction of the interim uplift to building energy efficiency requirements from June 2022 will incentivise.  HL5145
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their plans to implement the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme.  HL5146
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they provide to homeowners offering accommodation to refugees.  HL5147
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many rooms have been offered to house refugees in each nation of the UK; and how many rooms have been taken up by refugees in each nation of the UK.  HL5148
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibility the devolved administrations have for supervising the allocation of temporary homes for refugees within their respective nation.  HL5149
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to NatWest Markets PLC's guilty pleas to fraud schemes on 21 December 2021 in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, what plans they have, if any, to investigate NatWest’s practices in the UK.  HL5150
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of private equity on the social care sector.  HL5151
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, following Southwark Crown Court’s judgment on 13 December 2021 in the case of Regina (The Financial Conduct Authority) v National Westminster Bank PLC, what plans they have to bring forward proposals to tackle such money laundering offences.  HL5152
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Lord Stevens of Birmingham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it remains their policy, set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, that funding for mental health services should annually grow as a share of overall NHS revenue expenditure.  HL5153
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Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of excluding NHS staff who have acquired natural immunity following COVID-19 infection from mandatory vaccination requirements.  HL5154
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Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the CO2 emissions resulting from the mandatory incineration of fallen livestock; and what plans, if any, they have to allow livestock to be buried rather than incinerated.  HL5155
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the draft secondary legislation consequent to enactment of the Elections Bill, requested by the House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, before the Bill receives its second reading in the House of Lords.  HL5156
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new national flagship (1) will be crewed by Royal Naval personnel, and (2) will fly the White Ensign.  HL5157
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a senior UK official attached to the US Submarine Advisory Committee; and what relationship the Advisory Committee has to US Defence's Nuclear-Powered Submarine Task Force currently working with UK to identify the best way for Australia to acquire a nuclear submarine fleet.  HL5158
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Russia to lessen the risk of miscalculation leading to use of nuclear weapons.  HL5159
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