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Questions for Written Answer for 13 January 2022

Tabled on 12 January and due for answer by 26 January.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total public expenditure on faulty PPE products made by Zhende and Inivos which cannot be used by the NHS; and what steps they are taking to recoup this expenditure.  HL5352
Tabled
Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received regarding the circumstances of Mr Paulin Makaya, a dual British-Congolese national, who has been prevented by the authorities in Congo-Brazzaville from leaving that country to seek medical treatment; and what consular assistance, if any, they have provided to him.  HL5353
Tabled
Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of access to human rights in Congo-Brazzaville; and what representations they have made to the government of that country on human rights issues.  HL5354
Tabled
Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people (1) joined, or (2) transferred internally to take up a role, as a band three to five prison officer in each of the last 10 years by ethnicity.  HL5355 [I]
Tabled
Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many band three to five prison officers left the prison service in each of the last 10 years by ethnicity.  HL5356 [I]
Tabled
Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they will adopt to allocate the funds available for the Bus Service Improvement Plans, as outlined in the report by the National Bus Strategy for England Bus Back Better, published on 15 March 2021; and whether further funds will be allocated as a result of adjustments to the Department for Transport's budget.  HL5357
Tabled
Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Ofsted Chief Inspector's call for (1) a register of children being home educated, and (2) stronger legislation to enable the closing down of illegal schools.  HL5358
Tabled
Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring in a public register of foreign owned properties; and if so, when.  HL5359
Tabled
Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 10 January (HL5119), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what plans they have to suspend the contracts of Bain & Company with government departments in light of the finding that Bain & Company acted "unlawfully".  HL5360
Tabled
Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact on religious gatherings of the provisions relating to public order offences in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.  HL5361
Tabled
Lord Howard of Rising to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative harms caused by (1) smoking, and (2) vaping.  HL5362
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how the £160 million that the UK has contributed to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is being spent; and whether any of that money is able to assist NGOs in conflict areas.  HL5363
Tabled
Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are aware of any instances where leaseholders are being denied reimbursement of completed cladding works due to the failure of the freeholder to apply for remediation; and if so, how many such situations are believed to exist.  HL5364
Tabled
Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take in situations where a building owner refuses to apply for government remediation for building safety issues for a qualifying high-rise building.  HL5365
Tabled
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of antimicrobial resistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5366
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the claim by the Trades Union Congress that thousands of key workers are earning less in real terms than they were a decade earlier.  HL5367
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of India over its refusal to allow Oxfam and the Missionaries of Charity operating in that country to receive money from abroad.  HL5368
Tabled
The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Bishop of Truro’s independent review for the Foreign Secretary on the persecution of Christians, what discussions they have had with the government of India following attacks over the Christmas period in various Indian states on churches, Christian schools, and mission facilities, including the vandalism… 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 to introduce an energy price cap for small businesses.  HL5370
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require social media platforms to appoint a senior manager liable for the safety of their users.  HL5371
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to relax the rules on adult dependent relative visas to benefit non-British NHS staff whose parents are overseas.  HL5372
Tabled
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a register for children who are being home educated.  HL5373
Tabled
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of (1) a refugee, and (2) a migrant; and what are the practical consequences of the distinction between them.  HL5374
Tabled
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