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Questions for Written Answer for 26 January 2022

Tabled on 25 January 2022 and due for answer by 8 February 2022.

Lord Allan of Hallam to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 29 December 2020 (HL11381), when HM Land Registry will add Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) identifiers to its public datasets of property transactions and titles in corporate ownership.  HL5655
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Lord Allan of Hallam to ask Her Majesty's Government what metrics they are using to monitor and evaluate progress towards achieving their goal for the adoption of Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) identifiers, following the Cabinet Office guidance Identifying property and street information, published on 4 December 2020.  HL5656
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what factors affected their decision to authorise an application for a Transport and Works Act Order to extend Bromford Tunnel as part of Part 1 of HS2, given they have denied a similar request to build a tunnel in place of a viaduct at Wendover on the same route; and whether an independent process is in place to determine if such an a… 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 whether Distribution Network Operators’ plans to upgrade local systems will meet additional power needs should their electric vehicle and domestic heat pump targets be met by 2030.  HL5658
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the annual spend of local authorities in England is devoted to funding social care.  HL5659
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Baroness Buscombe to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 19 January (HL5097), why they are unable to provide an answer as to when they expect to see the overall figure for benefit fraud reduce back to levels seen prior to March 2020.  HL5660
Answered
Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest available data on youth deaths by stabbing in (1) London, (2) Birmingham, (3) Coventry, (4) Liverpool, (5) Manchester, and (6) Newcastle, for each of the last five years.  HL5661
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the proposed alcohol duty system will have on the trend of increasing alcohol deaths; and whether their impact assessment has modelled the potential cost savings to the NHS.  HL5662
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates during the past five years they held meetings with the Government of Wales to discuss the (1) safety, and (2) management, of National Coal Board coal tips; and who was present at those meetings.  HL5663
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 January (HL5259), what immigration controls will be put in place under the proposed ETA system at (1) sea crossings between the Republic of Ireland and the UK and (2) sea crossings between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.  HL5664
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Benyon on 19 January (HL Deb, col 1650), whether Ofwat has powers to insist that the remuneration and bonuses of individual water company executives should be limited in cases where raw sewage is allowed to persistently pollute rivers and waterways.  HL5665
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with Ofwat about the powers it has to take action against individual water company executives in the event of illegal sewage discharges; and whether those discussions identified (1) any request from Ofwat for greater powers to fine water company executives, and (2) any lacunae in its… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are carried out by the Environment Agency to ensure that water companies report all sewage discharges into rivers and waterways.  HL5667
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the disparity in broadband connectivity between urban and rural areas.  HL5668
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rollout of the mobile phone Shared Rural Network will be fully delivered by 2025  HL5669
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of (1) the amount of red diesel used in the UK, and (2) the duty derived from red diesel.  HL5670
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of duty lost because of the fraudulent use of red diesel in the UK.  HL5671
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have taken place for the fraudulent use of red diesel in the UK in each of the last 10 years.  HL5672
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential increase in revenue should members of limited liability partnerships become subject to an increase in national insurance contributions from April 2022 at the same rate of increase as employees.  HL5673
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Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of income tax receipts is accounted for by income tax on property income.  HL5674
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Lord Pendry to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether there are sufficient CCTV cameras on the Parliamentary Estate to record all interactions involving Members of the House of Lords which might be considered contrary to the Code of Conduct.  HL5675
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the number of foreign-owned companies that are involved in money laundering in the UK's financial services sector.  HL5676
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help ensure that local bank branches remain open to enable vulnerable people to have access to cash.  HL5677
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help support the Scottish economy.  HL5678
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help support Scotland's recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.  HL5679
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to help support Northern Ireland's recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak.  HL5680
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparative cost of living between Scotland and England.  HL5681
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, advice have they received from the Chief Scientific Adviser about the implications of increases in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on a warming planet, in light of the highest recorded concentration of 419 parts per million at the Mauna Loa Observatory in 2021.  HL5682
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to close the acceptance gap between white students and ethnic minority students who join the Civil Service Fast Stream.  HL5683
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Green Alliance Closing the UK's green skills gap, published on 11 January; and what plans they have to develop a national framework for green jobs which (1) is regularly updated, and (2) outlines the skills required for the transition.  HL5684
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set up a national oversight mechanism for the Grenfell Inquiry to monitor the implementation of recommendations from (1) inquests, and (2) inquiries.  HL5685
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage councils to implement Local Development Orders to allow for the redevelopment of land near existing public transport for house building.  HL5686
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Lord Wills to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Stamp Duty returns to determine the number of house purchases in the last five recorded years by (1) first-time buyers, (2) home owners who are not first-time buyers, and (3) landlords, second home owners and other investors in residential property.  HL5687
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