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Questions for Written Answer for 21 February 2022

Tabled on 10 February and due for answer by 24 February.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with BBC World about the employment of staff evacuated from Afghanistan from Persian, Afghan, Uzbek, Media Action, and BBC Monitoring services; and what steps they will take to encourage BBC World to retain the services of those staff.  HL6166
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 31 January (HL5607), how they ensure that there is a consistent approach at different hospitals and by different clinicians in cases where do not resuscitate notices are issued when a patient and their family have said they do not agree to such an order.  HL6167
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 31 January (HL5607), what measures are in place to ensure patients and their families are informed of their right to ask for a second opinion and a review of decisions to impose do not resuscitate notices with which they do not agree  HL6168
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 31 January (HL5607), how many do not resuscitate notices have been issued when a patient and their family have said they do not agree to such an order.  HL6169
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 31 January (HL5607), how many do not resuscitate notices have been issued at each hospital when a patient and their family have said they do not agree to such an order  HL6170
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 31 January (HL5607), how many do not resuscitate notices proposed by clinicians have not been subsequently imposed as a result of consulting a patient or their family who said they do not agree to such an order.  HL6171
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 31 January (HL5607), whether they collect comparative data showing the proportion of do not resuscitate notices that have been issued when a patient and their family have said they do not agree to such an order in comparison to the number of patients the hospital has admitted  HL… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government which passenger train operators have prohibited the carriage of e-bikes; when such prohibitions came into effect; and for what reasons.  HL6173
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that the (1) noise, (2) dust, and (3) other emissions, from the proposed slurry treatment plant using lime and ferric chloride to process the spoil from the extended HS2 Bromford tunnel, currently the subject of a Transport And Works Act Order application, are (a) fully monitored, and (b) comply with relevant stand… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed HS2 Bromford tunnel extension, currently the subject of a Transport And Works Act Order, in the Library of the House.  HL6175
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government why Fampridine is being banned for new patients but is permitted to continue being prescribed for existing patients.  HL6176
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government why Fampridine is authorised for general NHS use in (1) Scotland, and (2) Wales, but is not permitted for new patients in England.  HL6177
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent findings by scientists at Eotvos Lorand University and the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hungary that the COVID-19 outbreak may have originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.  HL6178
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the reduction of bureaucracy in international trade.  HL6179
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for specific legislation to protect Gypsies, Roma and Travellers from hate crimes.  HL6180
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in their review of single-sex wards, NHS England will consult women’s groups.  HL6181
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS England, in its guidance to the NHS on the appointment of members to Integrated Care Boards, will ask for a rerun of local authority appointments so that local authority members will have an opportunity for appointment.  HL6182
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS England will consider local authority members for appointment to the Chairs of Integrated Care Boards.  HL6183
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Prison Reform Trust report Safe Homes for Women Leaving Prison, published in October 2020, particularly the recommendation that official data should account for women falling into "hidden homelessness" after leaving prison.  HL6184
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the research report, The Uses of Health and Disability Benefit, commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions now that it has been published by the Work and Pensions Committee on the 3 February 2022; and, if so, when they plan to do this.  HL6185
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on kept farm animals; and what steps they intend to take to assist livestock production.  HL6186
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have carried out of the (1) distances travelled by, and (2) purpose of travel of, users of e-scooters as part of the pilot projects.  HL6187
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Penn on 8 February (HL5672), whether HMRC intends to start recording the fraudulent use of red diesel in the UK as a specific offence when the law for the use rebated fuel changes on 1 April; and if not, why not.  HL6188
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to introduce a commissioner to "enhance and develop the language, arts and literature associated with the Ulster Scots/Ulster British tradition" in Northern Ireland, as set out in the New Decade, New Approach agreement, published on 9 January 2020.  HL6189
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the impact of the increase in the energy price cap announced by Ofgem 3 February 2022 on levels of fuel poverty.  HL6190
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Bank of England regarding the reversal of its quantitative easing programme  HL6191
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement published by the US Department of Justice on 21 December 2021 after the guilty plea by NatWest for various fraud schemes in the markets for US Treasury securities and futures contracts, what plans they have to commission an independent inquiry into the bank’s operations.  HL6192
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the US Department of Justice’s fine of $35 million on NatWest Markets Plc for “spoofing” on 21 December 2021, what plans they have to investigate the prevalence of similar practices in the UK.  HL6193
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the third fine levied upon private equity group Cinven by the Competition and Markets Authority on 3 February for NHS price gouging, what plans they have to set up an independent inquiry into the company’s operations.  HL6194
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government further to the court judgment in R (The Financial Conduct Authority) V National Westminster Bank Plc on 13 December 2021, what plans they have to introduce legislation to enable clawback of remuneration from directors of entities found guilty of money laundering.  HL6195
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Viscount Stansgate to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Regency Act 1937.  HL6196
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) NHS dentists, and (2) NHS dental practices, for each of the last five years.  HL6197
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the criteria for schools accessing the COVID-19 workforce fund; how many schools applied; and of those schools, what was the average amount of funding received.  HL6198
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many bicycle (1) accidents, and (2) deaths, were recorded for each of the last five years.  HL6199
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Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost that they will be reporting to the OECD Development Assistance Committee for COVID-19 vaccine donations to developing countries in 2021.  HL6200
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Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average purchase price for the 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses donated to developing countries in 2021.  HL6201
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who received a court fine in England and Wales were in receipt of Child Tax Credit at the time of being fined for (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.  HL6202
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who received a court fine in England and Wales were in receipt of Housing Benefit at the time of being fined for (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.  HL6203
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who received a court fine in England and Wales were in receipt of Income Support at the time of being fined for (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.  HL6204
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who received a court fine in England and Wales were in receipt of Working Tax Credit at the time of being fined for (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.  HL6205
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who received a court fine in England and Wales were in receipt of Pension Credit at the time of being fined for (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020.  HL6206
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Let Us Learn Too and Disabled Children's Partnership's The SEND Money Survey, published on 7 February; and what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) finance, (2) mental health, (3) physical wellbeing, and (4) families with disabled children, from having to pay for specialist support private… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Wigley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help disabled children and their families to access (1) therapies, (2) assessments, (3) medical interventions and (4) specialist equipment, in circumstances where they cannot afford them and do not receive adequate support from community services.  HL6208
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