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Questions for Written Answer for 3 February 2022

Tabled on 2 February and due for answer by 16 February.

Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Commonwealth countries sending competitors to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games have asked for assistance with vaccinating their (1) competitors, and (2) officials, against COVID-19.  HL5865
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government what facility has been created to assist any competing country at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games to ensure that their (1) athletes, (2) potential athletes, and (3) support staff, are vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the games.  HL5866
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Lord Addington to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any campaign encouraging COVID-19 vaccination has been linked to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.  HL5867
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Lord Sumption following his comments reported in The Times on 2 February that he would be willing to preside over a National Security Law case in Hong Kong.  HL5868
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Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Kamall (HL5606 and HL5607), whether, in the case of a do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) notice being issued against the expressed wish of a patient or their family, (1) the patient, (2) their family, or (3) both, will be notified of the decision in good time for a second opinion… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reply to the letter from Lord Balfe to the Department for Health and Social Care of 14 December 2021, regarding their reply of 13 December 2021 on do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) notices.  HL5870
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require rail operators to acquire hydrogen-powered trains to replace diesel trains on routes where electrification is not economic, in order to meet their objectives of (1) removing diesel trains by 2040, and (2) achieving net zero by 2050.  HL5871
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to make causing death by dangerous cycling a criminal offence.  HL5872
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government how many pedestrians have been killed by dangerous riding by cyclists in each of the last five years for which figures are available.  HL5873
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the extent to which all staff within the NHS have access to occupational health services, and (2) the benefits of occupational health services to staff within the NHS.  HL5874
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government when the priorities for the Office for Health Improvements and Disparities will be published; and what prioritisation will be given to work-related health.  HL5875
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish offshore asylum processing centres in Rwanda.  HL5876
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK donations of COVID-19 vaccinations to other countries ever have conditions attached to the donation; and if so, what conditions have been placed on donations.  HL5877
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Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current (1) waiting times for treatment, and (2) staffing shortages, for neurological patients.  HL5878
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Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a National Clinical Director for Neurology.  HL5879
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to mandatory number plates for cyclists.  HL5880
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits of introducing a Digital Deposit Return Scheme, through which consumers could recycle drinks containers via kerbside collections using unique barcodes to reclaim deposits, and (2) the potential for incorporating a digital element into their existing proposals for a deposit return scheme. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the South Bank Employers Group in relation to convoys of supercharged vehicles with modified exhaust systems driving through residential areas of central London; what assessment they have made of any such representations; and what steps they intend to take in response to these representation… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to uplift the maximum property allowance for Lifetime ISAs from the current cap of £450,000, set in April 2017.  HL5883
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to restore sick note procedure to seven days rather than allowing workers to stay off work for 28 days without a sick note from their General Practitioner.  HL5884
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Derby County Football Club and other football clubs, and (2) whether the implementation of the recommendations of the Fan-Led Review of Football Governance, published on 24 November 2021, could have helped to mitigate the financial difficulties experie… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of Derby County Football Club’s financial situation, what plans they have to increase fan involvement in football governance; and what discussions have they had with the English Football League on (1) whether alleged financial mismanagement at Derby County Football Club could have been avoided, and (2) what the implications of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the discrepancy between the public charging VAT rate of 20 per cent for electric vehicles and the five per cent domestic VAT rate for electricity.  HL5887
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why they renamed Highways England to National Highways; and what costs they have incurred to implement the name change.  HL5888
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what increase in fare-only income they have assessed will result from the rail fare increase of 3.8 per cent to be implemented on 1 March 2022.  HL5889
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the National Highways website to provide further information to users wishing to find information on the management of trunk roads in Wales and Scotland.  HL5890
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 25 January (HL5336), why the "robust plans in place" failed following Storm Arwen, with many areas left for extended periods without broadband services.  HL5891
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure continuity of communication in adverse weather conditions once the Public Switched Telephone Network is turned off in 2025.  HL5892
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will make full data available to enable measurement against the aim to improve oral health outcomes included within national dental contract reform; and what plans they have to support this aim by encouraging all English schools to become sugar free.  HL5893
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) energy, and (2) food, prices in (a) the financial years from 2016 to 2021, and (b) from the period covering 1 April 2021 to 31 January 2022.  HL5894
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to mitigate against fuel poverty.  HL5895
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Department of Health and Social Care Annual Report and Accounts 2020–21, published on 31 January, (1) what outcomes they have identified, and (2) what steps they intend to take in response.  HL5896
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to Government Ministers on wearing face coverings in crowded places with people they do not usually meet every day.  HL5897
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) delays in processing applications for the granting or renewal of shotgun and firearms licences and certificates in each constabulary, and (2) the reasons for any such delays.  HL5898
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a Temporary Shotgun Licence, issued as a result of delays in processing shotgun licence renewal applications, permits the holder to purchase shotgun ammunition.  HL5899
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require parents to register if they are home educating children.  HL5900
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of school students being taught particular subjects wholly by supply teachers ahead of their summer examinations; and what measures they will introduce to take any negative effect into account.  HL5901
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have registered complaints about their university with the Office for Students; and how many complaints were upheld in the 2021 academic year.  HL5902
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination programme for children in order to prevent school absences.  HL5903
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require social media companies to reimburse users who are victims of online fraud.   HL5904
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set up a task force to improve co-ordination between different departments on housing care and support policy.  HL5905
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow small businesses who took part in the Small Business Leadership programme to participate in the Help to Grow: Management scheme.  HL5906
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the differences between (1) the Education Investment Areas announced in the Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper, and (2) the Opportunity Areas that were announced by the Department for Education in October 2017.  HL5907
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of freezing the TV Licence fee until 2024 on the BBC’s educational output.  HL5908
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