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Questions for Written Answer for 24 January 2022

Tabled on 20 January 2022 and due for answer by 3 February 2022.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford  on 19 January (HL Deb, col 1653) what plans they have to undertake an inquiry into the wider implications of this case for the conduct of parliamentary business and the protection of the integrity of the legislative system.  HL5570
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether witnesses to House of Lords select committee inquiries will be required to declare whether (1) they, or (2) institutions and companies in which they are involved, receive (a) remuneration, (b) endowments, or (c) financial support, from counties identified in the Integrated Review as representing a threat to UK intere… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the additional electric power that will be needed by 2030 if their targets for (1) electric vehicles, and (2) heat pumps, are met.  HL5572
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government how many new donors who identify as MSM (men who have sex with men) have (1) registered to donate, or (2) donated, blood since the introduction of the current individualised risk-based policy of blood donation.  HL5573
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 19 January (HL5520), whether they intend to (1) sell, or (2) retain, the former station master's house at Penrith North Lakes Railway Station; and if they intend to retain the house (a) whether it will be used for (i) residential accommodation, or (ii) a commercial purpos… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the application of sanctions to political leaders in Republika Srpska by the government of the United Stations of America; and what plans they have, if any, to apply similar sanctions.  HL5575 [I]
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other states about the application of sanctions of political leaders in Republika Srpska, in light of the political unrest occurring there.  HL5576 [I]
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with donating safe vaccines to help with the international efforts to vaccinate the world, in line with the Communique of the G7 Summit in Cornwall.  HL5577
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Benyon on 27 July 2021 (HL1956), what progress has been made by officials in reviewing the deferral of the cut-off date for the registration of historic rights of way.  HL5578
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will set a date for the commencement of the provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015 which relate to public rights of way.  HL5579
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the negative consequences for the existing public rights of way network arising from ending the cross-compliance requirement that recipients of Direct Payments keep paths open and accessible.  HL5580
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of the neonicotinoid insecticide thiamethoxam able to be readily purchased online; and what plans do they have, if any, to ban its import from China.  HL5581
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by The Wildlife Trusts on 18 December 2021 to ban peat imports; and what plans they have, if any, to introduce measures to prevent offshoring of peatland damage to countries with less stringent legislation.  HL5582
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the stability of the food supply chain; and what plans they have to ensure that (1) food, and (2) other perishable items, are not blocked in warehouses due to a shortage of lorry drivers.  HL5583
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans (1) unilaterally, or (2) in conjunction with the government of Azerbaijan, to commemorate or mark on 26 February the 30th anniversary of the killings in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly; and whether they have (a) held bilateral discussions, or (b) supported action, to ensure that such hostilities to do not… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support Angola to become landmine free under the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.  HL5585
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of UK aid funding for mine action.  HL5586
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Barran on 18 January (HL5056 and HL5057), what steps they take to ensure that radical Islamism is not being taught in madrassas in the UK; whether they have any evidence that radical Islamism is being taught in those settings; and if so, what further steps they intend to take.  HL55… 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 Written Answers by Baroness Barran on 18 January (HL5056 and HL5057), what steps they take to ensure that radical Islamism is not being promoted in mosques in the UK; whether they have any evidence that radical Islamism is being promoted in mosques; and if not, what further steps they intend to take.  HL5588
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, alongside sporting bodies and associations, to combat sexism in sport.  HL5589
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take, alongside sporting bodies and associations, to tackle racism in cricket.  HL5590
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to British athletes exercising their freedom of speech while attending the Winter Olympics in China, following reported comments from a Chinese official about "punishment" for those who act or speak "against the Olympic spirit"; and what steps they are taking, if any, to protect British athletes… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about the future of Derby County Football Club; what assessment they have made, if any, of allegations of financial mismanagement at that club; and what assessment they have made of the impact, if any, on the (1) players, (2) coaches, and (3) fans.  HL5592
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent survey by the Tourism Alliance which found 41 per cent of tourism businesses think they are “quite likely to fail”; and what steps they are taking in response to protect the travel industry.  HL5593
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what prior notice they gave to (1) Leeds City Council, its (2) councillors, and (3) officials, of their decision that HS2 would not run through the city as originally planned, before the public announcement of their decision.  HL5594
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Viscount Stansgate to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in respect of the concerns raised by the aviation industry about the potentially dangerous effects of 5G networks on certain categories of aircraft.  HL5595
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the percentage reduction of school improvement funding to schools in the financial year 2022–23, compared to the financial year 2021–22.  HL5596
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how often children have dental checks in school; and what percentage of schoolchildren in England and Wales had these checks in the last academic year.  HL5597
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Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the welfare implications of ther baiting of electrified fences used to keep animals in or out of defined areas.  HL5598
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) BA Systems, or (2) Babcock, regarding the build rate of the (a) Type 26 frigates, or (b) Type 31 frigates.  HL5599
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