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Questions for Written Answer for 25 February 2022

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Nigeria regarding the student abducted from Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna state in July 2021.  HL6406
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many surveillance technology cameras in government departments have facial recognition software; and whether they have made any assessment of the cost of removing Hikivision and other Chinese-made surveillance technology cameras from government buildings.  HL6407
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how much corporation tax Hikvision paid to the Exchequer in (1) 2021, (2) 2020, (3) 2019, and (4) 2018.  HL6408
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States regarding any link between Hikvision and internment camps in Xinjiang.  HL6409
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Penn on 21 February (HL6023 and HL6024), what impact analysis was undertaken by HM Treasury on the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on income tax and national insurance receipts prior to the enactment of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.  HL6410
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Penn on 21 February (HL6024 and HL6025), what impact analysis was undertaken by the Home Office on likely labour shortages arising from policies designed to treat EU citizens on the same basis as migrants from other parts of the world.  HL6411
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of vaccinating children aged three and above against COVID-19; and what steps they have taken as a result of that assessment.  HL6412
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Baroness Brady to ask Her Majesty's Government further to their publication Our Vision for the Women’s Health Strategy for England, published on 23 December 2021, what engagement the Department for Health and Social Care has had with (1) survivors of domestic abuse, (2) support groups for victims of domestic abuse, and (3) representatives of organisations campaigning to end violen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine, whether they will review the amount of national resources devoted to defence spending.  HL6414
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, what plans they have to accelerate the Propulsion Improvement Programme for the Type 45 Destroyers to ensure that the fleet is fully operational before 2028 as currently scheduled.  HL6415
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long term security implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine; and what amendments they assess are required to the UK's defence posture and capabilities as a consequence.  HL6416
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 22 February (HL6027), how much was spent on the 24.1 billion items of Personal Protective Equipment where China is recorded as the country of origin.  HL6417
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what accommodation support they provide for women on release from prison who have been held on remand.  HL6418
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reliability of their data on whether women leaving prison have (1) safe, and (2) sustainable, accommodation.  HL6419
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that meetings of (1) Integrated Care Boards, (2) Integrated Care Partnerships, and (3) Health and Well-Being Boards, are held in public.  HL6420
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that members of the public are given a direct opportunity to raise concerns about matters relating to (1) health, and (2) care, at the meetings of (a) Integrated Care Boards, (b) Integrated Care Partnerships, and (c) Health and Well-Being Boards.  HL6421
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the recruitment of more magistrates to the bench.  HL6422
Answered
Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how many practising female judges there are in England and Wales.  HL6423
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that (1) schools, and (2) colleges, are fully (a) engaged, and (b) committed, to the T-Level programme in their areas.  HL6424
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how many tutors there are currently in the National Tutoring Programme.  HL6425
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget earmarked for the National Tutoring Programme.  HL6426
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) help, and (2) refuge, that can be given by the UK to those fleeing the Ukraine, following the Russian invasion of that country.  HL6427
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to recall the UK Ambassador from Moscow.  HL6428
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional passport control staff they plan to deploy at (1) ports, (2) airports, and (3) the Channel Tunnel terminus, to handle the increasing number of international travellers following the removal of COVID-19 restrictions; and what assessment they have made of (a) the current waiting times for passport control clearan… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what records they have, if any, of the total numbers of local authority (1) owned, and (2) operated, vehicles; what percentage of those are (a) electric, or (b) hydrogen, powered; what targets have they set, if any, for local authorities to increase the percentage of their fleets which are zero carbon; and when they forecast any s… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support local authorities require to transfer widespread adoption of (1) electric, and (2) hydrogen, vehicles; and what financial assistance they have allocated to local authorities specifically to support this.  HL6431
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of not storing information centrally on Non-Disclosure Agreements agreed across Government; and what plans they have, if any, to make such information centrally available.  HL6432
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of (1) bullying, (2) harassment, and (3) discrimination, in Government departments were reported in each of the last three years; and how many of these cases warranted action being taken.  HL6433
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 23 February (HL6197), why they do not centrally hold information on the number of dental practices providing National Health Service dentistry.  HL6434
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