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Questions for Written Answer for 25 January 2022

Tabled on 24 January 2022 and due for answer by 7 February 2022.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend paragraphs (1) HK 26.2, (2) HK 26.3, (3) HK 31.1, and (4) HK 31.2, of the Appendix to the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) Immigration Rules, to allow Hong Kong citizens born on or after 1997 with British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) parents to register for the UK BN(O) Visa Scheme independen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make it a criminal offence for foreign governments to channel funds in excess of a limit of £5,000 into the (1) personal, or (2) business, accounts of individual parliamentarians.  HL5601
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to (1) the remarks by the Minister for Asia on 20 January (HC Deb, col 563), and (2) the judgment of the International Court of Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro in 2007, when they last reviewed the lawfulness of their policy on genocide.  HL5602
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what team within the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is responsible for identifying early warning signs of atrocity crimes; and whether they will publish the criteria they use to make such an assessment.  HL5603
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) France, and (2) Sweden, about the new joint investigation team to assist in the prosecution of former Daesh soldiers; and whether they plan to join the initiative.  HL5604
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 19 January (HL4883), why they are unable to identify losses on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  HL5605
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) doctors, or (2) other medical staff, are able to impose a do not resuscitate notice without the consent of (1) a patient, or (2) the patient's family.  HL5606
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) doctors, or (2) other hospital staff, are able to impose a do not resuscitate notice when a patient and their family have said they do not agree to such an order.  HL5607
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to accelerate progress to deliver on the UN 2021 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.  HL5608
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS Jeopardising Progress: Impact of the UK Government's aid cuts on HIV/AIDS worldwide, published on 21 September 2021; and what steps they are taking to mitigate the impact of the Overseas Development Assistance target spending reduction on ef… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government whether continued close partnership with UNAIDS will play a role in their planned international development and global health strategies; and if so, how such a partnership would operate.  HL5610
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals sentenced to Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) since 2005 died whilst (1) serving their sentence, or (2) whilst out on licence in the community; and what were the causes of death in each case.  HL5611
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals sentenced to Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) since 2005 died whilst serving their sentence in a secure hospital; and what were the causes of death in each case.  HL5612
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the use of all pesticides in the UK is not detrimental to bees.  HL5613
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of alcoholism during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they are taking as a result of any findings made.  HL5614
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of speed cameras since 2019 with regard to (1) operability, (2) placement, and (3) any other relevant factors; and what steps they are taking as a result of any findings.  HL5615
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government how much the UK will spend on mine clearance in Angola this year.  HL5616
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of reductions to mine clearance funding.  HL5617
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their proposed timescale for the consultation on requiring calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks.  HL5618
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed alcohol duty system will impact on their ability to cover the costs of alcohol to (1) the NHS, and (2) on society.  HL5619
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their proposals to reform the regulation of the actuarial profession.  HL5620
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with stakeholders to ensure the future governance of the proposed model for the Auditing, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA) takes account of the distinctness of the actuarial professional from the audit and accountancy profession.  HL5621
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a separate assessment has been made of the (1) proportionality, and (2) cost, of proposed reforms to actuarial regulation, distinct from the audit profession, in the transition from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to the Auditing, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA).  HL5622
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the (1) definition, and (2) scope, of actuarial activities to be subject to proposed statutory regulation by the Auditing, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA) does not lead to regulatory duplication and regulatory arbitrage.  HL5623
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making special provision for visas to the UK for Afghan doctors and nurses who wish to be evacuated, to help address the NHS staffing gap in the UK.  HL5624
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 April 2021 (HL14507), what plans they have to address recent reports concerning the violent eviction of a Palestinian family and the demolition of their home on 19 January; and what plans they have to provide protection for remaining families under threat.  HL5625
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect Palestinians in territories occupied by Israel from damage to olive groves and crops by Israeli settlers.  HL5626
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose sanctions on Israel for continued breaches of international law.  HL5627
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for the administration of monies under the Levelling Up Funds.  HL5628
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent on the (1) upgrading, and (2) improvement, of (a) primary, and (b) secondary, state school buildings for the years (i) 2015, and (ii) 2000.  HL5629
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) primary, and (2) secondary, academy schools there are at present.  HL5630
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of annual remittances sent abroad for the years (1) 2015, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021.  HL5631
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money is earmarked for Levelling Up Funds for (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland.  HL5632
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Financial Conduct Authority has made of the reasons for the high levels of personal debt in the UK; and what independent evidential basis informs that assessment.  HL5633
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report School Recovery Strategies: Year 1 findings, published on 11 January, when they plan to re-introduce sports and physical education at the daily recommended activity levels of at least 60 minutes.  HL5634
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had at ministerial level with Southern African Development Community (SADC) members states concerning the prospect for free and fair elections with respect to the 26 March (1) parliamentary, and (2) municipal, by-elections in Zimbabwe.  HL5635
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recommendations set out in the National Food Strategy published on 15 July 2021, what plans they have to commission a dedicated strategy that (1) tackles food waste and its climate impact, and (2) includes mandatory food waste reporting.  HL5636
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend Cabinet Office Public Procurement Note (PPN) 6/21 reporting so that (1) public sector suppliers report on their food waste, and (2) they encourage the private sector to adopt this approach.  HL5637
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for a public information campaign to increase public understanding of the impact of food waste on (1) UK, and (2) global, emissions.  HL5638
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects, if any, of the current reduction in rail services on those wishing to return to work in person.  HL5639
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what fiscal steps they will take to reduce the impact on households of the rise in the cost of living.  HL5640
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help ensure value for money in public spending.  HL5641
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the strength of the UK economy.  HL5642
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the strength of the economy in Northern Ireland.  HL5643
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact of their taxation policy on living standards.  HL5644
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the impact of inflation on living standards.  HL5645
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect (1) Palestinians in territory occupied by Israel, and (2) human rights activists, from violent attacks by Israeli settlers.  HL5646
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Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the article by Dr Richard Norrie and Hardeep Singh 'Meet the SAGE of hate crime', published in The Critic on 13 January, and (2) the transparency and impartiality of their Independent Advisory Group on hate crime.  HL5647
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Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the full details and minutes of the meetings of the Independent Advisory Group on hate crime held on (1) 17 September 2019, and (2) 17 January 2020, including the details already disclosed in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  HL5648
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to convene a multi-nation conference to respond (1) practically, and (2) financially, to the humanitarian issue in Afghanistan.  HL5649
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to postpone the health and social care levy to help with the expected increase to the cost of living in spring this year.  HL5650
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to close the attainment gap between white students and ethnic minority students who pass the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.  HL5651
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce measures in the Online Safety Bill that grant Ofcom powers to scrutinise social media companies' algorithms.  HL5652
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether members of the Merchant Navy other than those in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary service will be eligible for the Platinum Jubilee Medal.  HL5653
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Baroness Young of Hornsey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the then Secretary of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 12 January 2021 (HC Deb, col 160) that they will "introduce fines for businesses that do not comply" with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, when they plan to bring forward these changes.  HL5654
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