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Questions for Written Answer for 10 January 2022

Tabled on 6 January and due for answer by 20 January.

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Category (1) C, and (2) C+E, HGV drivers held a Driver’s Certificate of Professional Competence during the week commencing 3 January; and what was the equivalent figure for each of the last five years.  HL5160
Answered
Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that the Home Secretary will seek to change how non-crime hate incidents are recorded, what plans they have to compensate people who have been recorded as having committed such incidents; and how any such compensation would be calculated.  HL5161
Tabled
Lord Borwick to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 21 December 2021 (HL4995), what was the total amount of import tariffs collected on tuna imported from the Maldives in (1) financial year 2020–21, and (2) each of the preceding four years.  HL5162
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any potential impact on electricity supply to the UK of the plans by the government of France to decarbonise that country's energy production.  HL5163
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in order to guard against misleading health information being made available online.  HL5164
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that schools in England can remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5165
Tabled
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help support the (1) police, and (2) security, forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina given separatist threats.  HL5166 [I]
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government which legacy-related matters were discussed at the meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on 2 December 2021.  HL5167
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set out a timetable to address legacy issues in relation to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.  HL5168
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reconsider their decision not to publish The Shawcross Report: Compensation for Victims, completed in May 2020.  HL5169
Tabled
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of (1) money, (2) explosives, and (3) other weaponry, provided by the government of Libya to the Provisional Irish Republican Army.  HL5170
Tabled
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the government of Ireland regarding whether investigations should be undertaken into alleged crimes perpetrated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army before April 1998 at the meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference on 2 December 2021; what decision the government of Ireland had made on t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for giving the COVID-19 booster vaccination to housebound patients; and what is their mechanism for delivery if their GPs have opted out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.  HL5172
Tabled
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make illegal the baiting of electric fences with honey and other substances designed to attract wildlife.  HL5173
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) objectives, and (2) timeline, of the strategy being developed by the MedTech Directorate in relation to innovation, resilience, effectiveness and value for money in the medical devices sector.  HL5174
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government when the MedTech Directorate will publish their strategy on the medical devices market; when the strategy will be opened up for public consultation; and in what form the consultation will take place.  HL5175
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the MedTech Directorate is taking to ensure effective engagement during the development of strategy for the medical devices market with (1) patient associations, (2) clinician nurse specialist groups, and (3) manufacturers and suppliers of relevant medical devices.  HL5176
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any refugees are present on the territory of the British sovereign bases in Cyprus; if so, how many; and what plans they have for the resettlement of any such persons.  HL5177
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 39,000 Refugee Family Reunion visas issued since 2015 have been used to enable holders to reach the UK.  HL5178
Tabled
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future viability of England’s regional ports.  HL5179
Tabled
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of household debt in England.  HL5180
Tabled
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a potential increase in energy prices in 2022.  HL5181
Tabled
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in cases involving the extradition of a UK citizen to the United States where there is an outstanding judgment in the UK High Court, the Home Secretary is entitled to await such judgment before making a decision on extradition.  HL5182
Tabled
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects, if any, of the dumping of (1) disused vehicles, and (2) scrap metal, on Sites of Special Scientific Interest within the (a) Blackmore Vale Commons, and (b) Moors area, of Somerset.  HL5183
Tabled
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of India regarding its decision to block overseas funding for the Missionaries of Charity.  HL5184
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the remit of the Airfield Advisory Team within the Department for Transport; how many staff work as part of that team; and what budget has been allocated to their work.  HL5185
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why they decided not to place tetraethyllead on a list of substances “of very high concern”; on what grounds that decision was taken; whether the transition period has been extended for the use of this substance in the fuel for small aircraft; and if so, when that transition period will end.  HL5186
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why they used the mechanism of a Special Development Order to grant temporary planning permission for the Dover Inland Border Facility; why this development has been considered to be a response to a national emergency; and why the responses to previous consultations are not being taken into account.  HL5187
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what the findings were of the Environmental Impact Assessment undertaken as part of the Special Development Order establishing the Dover Inland Border Facility.  HL5188
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what green initiatives are being undertaken as part of the Dover Inland Border Facility; and how the initiatives will enable Dover District Council to reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral.  HL5189
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, for the use of the remainder of the Government-controlled site adjacent to the Dover Inland Border Facility.  HL5190
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms they have in place, if any, to check that results from COVID-19 PCR tests provided by private companies for those entering England from abroad meet the public health requirement to return test results within two days.  HL5191
Tabled
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many private companies offering COVID-19 PCR tests for those returning to England from abroad have been reported for failing to meet the two-day test result return requirement from November 2021 to date; and how many of these companies have since been removed from the Government website.  HL5192
Tabled
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, against the directors of Tempus Court Developments Limited concerning the accuracy of annual accounts filed at Companies House on 18 March 2021 and 9 November 2021 for the financial years ending 31 July 2020 and 31 July 2021.  HL5193
Tabled
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, against the directors and partners of Mortar Tempus Court LLP concerning the accuracy of annual accounts filed at Companies House on 18 March 2021 and 9 November 2021 for the financial years ending 31 March 2020 and 31 March 2021.  HL5194
Tabled
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, against the directors of Tempus Court Developments Limited concerning claiming dormant company exemptions in their filings at Companies House on 18 March 2021 and 9 November 2021 for the financial years ending 31 July 2020 and 31 July 2021.  HL5195
Tabled
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide a list of (1) UK offshore wind farms, (2) and UK offshore wind farms which are controlled by entities registered outside the UK.  HL5196
Tabled
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 December 2021 (HL4745), whether they have monitored the progress made by the National Economic Crime Centre and the Financial Conduct Authority in their investigation of allegations of forgeries of customer signatures by banks.  HL5197
Tabled
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of administering the £10 Christmas bonus paid to individuals receiving the state pension and other benefits.  HL5198
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report Defeating Minority Exclusion and Unlocking Potential: Christianity in the Holy Land, published in October 2021.  HL5199
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the socio-economic (1) exclusion, and (2) marginalisation, experienced by Christians in Israel.  HL5200
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the incidents of (1) harassments of priests, (2) intimidation of local Christians, and (3) attacks on churches, by radical fringe groups in Israel.  HL5201
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 'Statement on the Current Threats to the Christian Presence in the Holy Land by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem', published on 13 December 2021; in particular, the recommendation that a special Christian cultural heritage zone be created in the Christian Quarter in… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase Universal Credit payments in the event that energy bills increase.  HL5203
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide parents with catch-up vouchers for each day their child is absent from school due to COVID-19 in order to help pay for the costs of remote learning.  HL5204
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the BBC licence fee with a grant where viewers pay a voluntary subscription for entertainment and sport.  HL5205
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their assessment of section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.  HL5206
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to grant leave to remain to all confirmed victims of trafficking.  HL5207
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to shorten the period for which a care home restricts movements in and out of premises after it experiences a COVID-19 outbreak.  HL5208
Tabled
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the city of Bath has had no COVID-19 lateral flow tests available for over two weeks; and what steps, if any, they are taking to rectify this situation.  HL5209
Tabled
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