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Questions for Written Answer for 24 February 2022

Tabled on 23 February and due for answer by 9 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the integrity of elections in Nigeria; and what discussions they have held, if any, with the President of Nigeria about the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022.  HL6364
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, during her visit to the country on 21 February, the Minister for Africa (1) visited the Middle Belt region of Nigeria, and (2) met victims of violence there.  HL6365
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security situation in Nigeria following the attack on the Galkogo community in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State on 21 February.  HL6366
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Irigwe Development Association that 24,000 voters from 16 communities in Plateau state, Nigeria, may not be able to vote in upcoming elections in the Bassa Local Government Area after being displaced by violence.  HL6367
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security situation in southern Kaduna, Nigeria, following the reported abductions of at least 26 people in three separate attacks between 14 and 15 February.  HL6368
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government which Cabinet committees are responsible for (1) the recovery of public services following the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) co-ordinating the delivery of public services across Government; and which Ministers chair these committees.  HL6369
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of rising energy prices on (1) nurseries, (2) primary schools, (3) secondary schools, and (4) colleges; and what plans they have to assist in covering these costs.  HL6370
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the findings of their consultation on Key Route Networks, which ran from 30 July 2021 to 24 September 2021.  HL6371
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they make of the (1) risks, (2) benefits, and (3) timing, when a private sector contribution to a funding bid is offered under the Levelling Up Fund for large transport projects; whether they require the project for which Fund finance is being sought to be delivered through competitive tendering; and where tendering is… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what asssessment they have made of the levels of the availability of lateral flow tests from 1 April either (1) through the NHS, or (2) commercially.  HL6373
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have along with the private sector to ensure that lateral flow tests will be available throughout the country at a reasonable price from 1 April.  HL6374
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) security, and (2) cost, of energy, in light of the hostilities in Ukraine.  HL6375
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to increase the number of ammonia-powered ships in the UK.  HL6376
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Tier 1 (Investor) visas have been issued to Russian citizens.  HL6377
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Russian citizens who have been granted Tier 1 (Investor) visas are subject to sanctions following Russia's invasion of parts of Ukraine.  HL6378
Answered
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last undertook a review of critical infrastructure, including electricity substations and their resilience to the threat of flooding; and how frequently such reviews are undertaken.  HL6379
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the resilience of overhead line transmission of electricity to storm outages; and what steps they intend to take to achieve greater resilience.  HL6380
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban the (1) installation, (2) sale, and (3) use, of wood-burning stoves in private dwellings, in either (a) rural, or (b) urban, areas.  HL6381
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the area of land that has been used in England for the installation of solar panels in each of the last five years.  HL6382
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government when data on how many (1) immunocompromised, or (2) immunosuppressed, people have received a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be available.  HL6383
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government who is producing the data on how many (1) immunocompromised, or (2) immunosuppressed, people have received their fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; and where it will be published.  HL6384
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have benchmarked the way that that the list of those selected for enhanced security checks by US Homeland Security at UK sites is compiled; and whether they have compared this with any other countries in which US Homeland Security has the right to require such checks in their sovereign territory.  HL6385
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the (1) arrangements granted, and (2) facilities given, to the United States Department of Homeland Security to conduct security checks at airports on UK sovereign territory.  HL6386
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received complaints about how the United States Department of Homeland Security conducts the selection of travellers for additional security checks by and on behalf of United States authorities; and if so, how many complaints they have received.  HL6387
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they will give to the (1) political, and (2) human rights, situation in Zimbabwe when determining whether to go ahead with the planned deportation of Zimbabwe nationals on 2 March.  HL6388
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all of the Zimbabwean nationals they intend to remove from the UK on 2 March have been convicted of a criminal offence; and whether any of them have been convicted only of an immigration offence.  HL6389
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of those facing deportation to Zimbabwe on 2 March were British citizens whose citizenship has subsequently been revoked; and if so, what were the reasons in each case.  HL6390
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported national shortage of bus drivers; and what plans they have to address any such shortage.  HL6391
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase capacity at testing facilities for bus drivers.  HL6392
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 9 February (HL6141), whether pharmacists are able to (1) stock, and (2) sell, the antiviral medications (a) molnupiravir, and (b) Paxlovid.  HL6393
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of using breast density measurement software to identify women with dense breast tissue, in order to prioritise those women for breast cancer screening.  HL6394
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing Tomosynthesis to digital mammography in order to improve the accuracy of breast screening.  HL6395
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing Artificial Intelligence led mammography (1) to increase capacity in breast screening programmes, and (2) to support the work of radiologists.  HL6396
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Non-Disclosure Agreements the Cabinet Office has agreed for each of the last three years.  HL6397
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults and children have arrived in the UK seeking asylum from Afghanistan since August 2021; and of these, (1) how many are still waiting to be housed, and (2) how many children are still waiting to be enrolled at a school.  HL6398
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of summer camps for young people; and what support they currently give to summer camps, particularly those helping children and young people from deprived communities.  HL6399
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to sanction Russia by excluding them from the SWIFT international payments system.  HL6400
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to further strengthen the role of the Regulator of Social Housing to help regulate the exempt accommodation sector.   HL6401
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of results of a recent YouGov survey which found that only 12 per cent of teachers feel empowered to teach diversity issues; and what steps they are taking to increase this number.  HL6402
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history in the school curriculum to combat bullying in schools.  HL6403
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the Exchequer of the Bank of England raising interest rates by one per cent, in order to meet the Government’s commitment under the Asset Purchase Facility’s deed of indemnity.  HL6404
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the Asset Purchase Facility's deed of indemnity.  HL6405
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