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Questions for Written Answer for 7 February 2022

Tabled on 4 February and due for answer by 18 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to supply COVID-19 vaccines into Myanmar through civil society organisations based near the borders of that country.  HL5959
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall of 26 January (HL5352), what is the outcome of the technical review of Inivos gowns, which are currently under investigation through the technical regulatory assurance process.  HL5960
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what extra controls they have placed on the (1) import, and (2) release, of pheasants in light of the high levels of avian flu in Europe; and what assessment they have made of the impact on pheasant releases on the (a) prevalence, and (b) spread, of the disease in the UK.  HL5961
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the Space Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Programme to identify a replacement for the EGNOS navigation system; and when they expect a replacement to be operational.  HL5962
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook on the economic and safety impact of the cancellation of EGNOS; how they assessed these impacts; and whether they will place in the Library of the House any reports and conclusions relating to this cancellation.  HL5963
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the most recent statistics available for hate crime, broken down by category; and what were the statistics for the previous three periods for which figures are available.  HL5964
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to investigate means of providing (1) in-country, and (2) cross-border, humanitarian assistance to Myanmar's border states.  HL5965
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide (1) financial assistance, and (2) other support, to nurses and midwives in Myanmar.  HL5966
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reinstate the Nursing Now programme to deliver nursing and midwifery training in developing countries.  HL5967
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total prison population in England and Wales.  HL5968
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many disabled people are (1) in prison, and (2) on probation, in England and Wales broken down by type of disability.  HL5969
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government what records are kept by the Parole Board in respect of prisoners’ disabilities when they are attending open hearings.  HL5970
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance, if any, is provided by the Parole Board on the importance of prisoners with disabilities attending live sporting events as part of the rehabilitation and parole processes; and how many prisoners with disabilities participate in football as a player or spectator in (a) prison-based, and (b) external football… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent involvement as a spectator at sporting events is considered an appropriate part of the rehabilitation process for ex-offenders.  HL5972
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of bombings carried out on 1 February in (1) Iraq, and (2) Northern Syria, which targeted refugee and Internally Displaced People camps, resulting in (a) multiple casualties, and (b) destruction.  HL5973
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate who is responsible for reported attacks against refugee and Internally Displaced Persons camps in (1) Northern Syria, and (2) Iraq; and what steps they will take to ensure that the perpetrators do not undertake such attacks in future.  HL5974
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Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty's Government why relations with Latin America is not listed on the printed list of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office ministerial responsibilities; and why relations with Latin America is not the responsibility of a Minister of State.  HL5975
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the process for managing asylum applications in Germany before the conclusion of the passage of the Nationality and Borders Bill.  HL5976
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) brothels, (2) nail bars, (3) car washes, and (4) cannabis farms, closed following (a) arrests, and (b) convictions, arising from modern slavery in 2020; and how many convictions have been obtained since then.  HL5977
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether compensation has been paid to victims of (1) exploitation, and (2) abuse, following recent convictions connected with modern slavery; and if so, whether any such payments came from (a) the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, or (b) from assets seized.  HL5978
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether recent convictions for offences connected with modern forms of slavery in the UK have produced information for the prevention of such wrong-doing both (1) at home, and (2) overseas.  HL5979
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s conclusion that the Elections Bill will make it more difficult for blind and partially sighted people to cast their votes independently and in secret.  HL5980
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reinstate a 24-hour accident and emergency department at Cheltenham General Hospital.  HL5981
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how many dental practices there are in England.  HL5982
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of different owners of dental practices in England.  HL5983
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy regarding the ownership of dental practices.  HL5984
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the average cost of the purchase of a dental practice.  HL5985
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people working in dental practices.  HL5986
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy concerning the third party sale of rail tickets.  HL5987
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stop using real animal fur in items of military clothing.  HL5988
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) rapes, and (2) serious sexual assaults, for which charges are unable to be brought due to the one year time limit from the commission of the offence in the Sexual Offences Act 1956.  HL5989
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government when the data from the 2021 Census will be published.  HL5990
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deal with the problems caused by waste plastic silage wrap.  HL5991
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Countryside Code.  HL5992
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps the House of Lords catering services are taking to support British farmers and growers by buying British produce.  HL5993
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 February (HL Deb col 898), what actions the Independent Office for Police Conduct have taken in response to remarks made by the Home Secretary on 15 June 2021 (HC Deb col 128), where she stated that "profound concerns exist about the handling of the IOPC’s investigation into O… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of China is providing assistance to the government of Saudi Arabia in building a ballistic missile programme; and what steps they are taking, including with international partners, to prevent an escalating arms race in the Middle East.  HL5995
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the spokespersons of the Foreign Ministries of France, Germany, Italy and Spain on 19 January, which urged the Israeli authorities to reverse the decision to build hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem, on the basis that such construction would “further disconnect t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office employees have some level of Russian language ability; how many of those have reached C1 Operational level as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR C1) or above; and how have these numbers changed since December 2017.  HL5997
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political and security situation in Burkina Faso, following the military coup which ousted President Kaboré in January.  HL5998
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what communications the Prime Minister had with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey after the Prime Minister’s visit to Kyiv on 1 February and before President Erdogan’s meeting with President Volodymry Zelenskiy of Ukraine on 3 February.  HL5999
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce their decision on the future policy for paving parking enforcement, following the Department of Transport’s consultation Pavement Parking: Options For Change which closed on 22 November 2020; and where the summary of responses, due to be published within three months of the consultation closing, can be… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on pig production of the shortage of butchers; what assessment they have made of the implications of the shortage on animal welfare; and what steps they intend to take to alleviate this situation.  HL6001
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support those who are clinically extremely vulnerable who have been shielding during the COVID-19 pandemic and are now suffering with their mental health.  HL6002
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many clinically extremely vulnerable people have received their fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  HL6003
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) immunocompromised, or (2) immunosuppressed, people have received their fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  HL6004
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many courses of (1) antiviral, and (2) monoclonal, antibody treatments for COVID-19 are (a) currently held by NHS England, and (b) secured via new contracts.  HL6005
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) immunocompromised, or (2) immunosuppressed, people have received (a) antiviral, or (b) monoclonal, antibody treatments for COVID-19.  HL6006
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to their consultation on toilet provision for men and women, which ran from 31 October 2020 to 26 February 2021.  HL6007
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Lord Truscott to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 23 November (HL4170), what plans, if any, the Conduct Committee has to review the rules about Members of the House of Lords working for lobbying firms.  HL6008
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 26 January (HL5599), whether the first Type 26 (1) passed Main Gate in 2015, (2) was ordered July 2017, (3) will enter operational service 2027; and whether they expect the last of the eight ships in that class will enter service in 2041.  HL6009
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 18 November 2021 (HL3743) in which she said that the Refresh to the National Shipbuilding Strategy would be published "later this year", when they now expect to publish that Strategy.  HL6010
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Power Improvement Project for HMS Dauntless has taken 21 months so far, instead of the planned six to eight months.  HL6011
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Power Improvement Project conversion work has commenced on HMS Daring.  HL6012
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