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Questions for Written Answer for 23 February 2022

Tabled on 22 February and due for answer by 8 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they declined an offer to give evidence to the UK Tribunal on the treatment of Uyghur individuals in China; and if so, what were the reasons for this decision.  HL6333
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 February (HL5871), whether the existing diesel rail fleet will be replaced with new diesel trains when it is retired.  HL6334
Answered
Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to request access to the classified version of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Assessment, dated 25 June 2021, from the Office of the Direction of National Intelligence in the United States of America.  HL6335
Answered
Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the risk posed to national security by using products supplied by the Russian cyber security business Kaspersky.  HL6336
Answered
Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the response by Safe Passage, the Hummingbird Project, and Kent Refugee Action Network to their proposed new plan for immigration; and what provision they intend to make for the specific needs of refugees and asylum seekers for (a) accommodation, (b) education, and (c) employment.  HL6337
Answered
Lord Cunningham of Felling to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided financial support to (1) Moy Park, or (2) Pilgrim's Pride, for their operations in the UK.  HL6338
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with the Department of the Economy in Northern Ireland about the negotiations surrounding the UK’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.  HL6339
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their plans to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, what assessment they have made of whether that Agreement would apply equally across the UK, given the requirements of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL6340
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to revisit the sanctions imposed on Burundi after the lifting of sanctions by the EU and United States of America.  HL6341
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the current level of human rights protection in Burundi.  HL6342
Answered
Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made, if any, of the decision by Air Traffic Controllers at Luton Airport to continue flights into the airport during a red storm warning across London and the South-East and (2) what plans they have, if any, to issue new guidance to Air Traffic Controllers to ensure the safety of passeng… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the appointments process for non-executives on the Board of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that applicants are not excluded from consideration based on their views of gender.  HL6344
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to issue advice to NHS Foundation Trusts on the appointment process of Chairs and non-executives to ensure that applicants’ views on gender are not used to exclude them from consideration.  HL6345
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to ensure that it is not discriminating against people with protected beliefs within its employment process.  HL6346
Answered
Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Office for Students is taking to improve survey response rates to questions relating to the destinations of international students graduating from higher education institutions in England.  HL6347
Answered
Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the additional cost to the Office for Students of collecting information on the progression of international students to (1) graduate employment, or (2) further study, by telephone, when responses have not been received by email.  HL6348
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of hydrogen-powered ships in the UK.  HL6349
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of intimidation and violence perpetrated by (1) ZANU-PF activists, and (2) the Zimbabwe Republic Police, during the current election campaigns; and what representations they have made to the government of that country regarding video footage of violence against protestors by police o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend sick pay regulations to match those in Germany to encourage employees who display symptoms of COVID-19 to remain at home.  HL6351
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the devolved nations regarding introducing Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) on all UK fishing fleets.  HL6352
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a ban on the import of foie gras as part of their proposed animal welfare legislation.  HL6353
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a ban of the import of animal fur as part of their proposed animal welfare legislation.  HL6354
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what work they are undertaking under their Official History Programme; and when they intend to publish it.  HL6355
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislation to provide for the rescinding of the peerage held by Lord Ahmed.  HL6356
Answered
Baroness Pitkeathley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the recourse available through the family courts where a child has been abducted from the UK to an EU Member State which is not a party to the 1980 Hague Convention, now that the Brussels II Regulation no longer applies.  HL6357
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 February (HL6047), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what discussions they have had with Muslim charities who are able to reach those in need in Afghanistan about the provision of aid.  HL6358
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Consortium for Research in Deaf Education report Education provision for deaf children in England 2020/21, published in 2021; and what plans they have to encourage teaching staff to hold a Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language.  HL6359
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require companies to publish action plans on how they aim to increase the number of women in FTSE 100 boardroom roles.  HL6360
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a cultural VAT rate of five per cent on ticket sales.  HL6361
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require private water companies to link executive pay to performance.  HL6362
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether British organisations will be able to participate in the procurement process for infrastructure projects that will be funded by the EU in its €150 billion investment in infrastructure in Africa under the Global Gateway programme.  HL6363
Answered
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