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Questions for Written Answer for 10 March 2022

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the criteria used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to assess applicants for the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme (1) gives priority to religious minorities, in particular Hazara Shias, and (2) meets the priorities identified by the Home Office for the scheme.  HL6782
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Tigray.  HL6783
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of (1) rape, and (2) the sterilisation, of Tigrayan women, in Tigray; and what evidence, if any, they have collected of such crimes.  HL6784
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported deliberate denial of (1) food, and (2) medicines, to the people of Tigray; and what steps they are taking to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted.  HL6785
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the situation in Tigray in (1) the UN Security Council, (2) the UN General Assembly, and (3) the UN Human Rights Council; and what action, if any, is being taken as a result.  HL6786
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the press release by the RSPB RSPB records peatland fires on grouse moors in supposedly protected areas, published on 9 March; and in particular the finding that 82 per cent of reported fires on what is believed to be peatland were on supposedly protected landscapes.  HL6787
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government which measures announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Statement in October 2021 are not applicable to Northern Ireland because of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL6788
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the full implementation of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland on the supply of medicines to Northern Ireland from Great Britain.  HL6789
Answered
Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the change in UK GDP since December 2019; and what assessment they have made of how this compares to (1) the US, (2) France, and (3) Canada, in the same period.  HL6790
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK GDP was lower at the end of 2021 than at the end of December 2019.  HL6791
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of (1) North Sea (a) oil, and (b) gas, and (2) shale gas, in the UK; and under what circumstances they would exploit such resources.  HL6792
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential of shale gas as a domestic energy source.  HL6793
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what long-term support they are providing for (1) people with, and (2) carers of people with, dementia; and what steps they are taking to ensure those with dementia are diagnosed quickly.  HL6794
Answered
Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) level, and (2) quality, of (a) Alzheimer’s, and (b) dementia, clinical research in England.  HL6795
Answered
Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to end geographical disparities in (1) Alzheimer's, and (2) dementia, care.  HL6796
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the article by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation New measures won't protect poorest families from new energy price cap, published on 3 February; and in particular, the finding that "single adult households on low incomes will spend a shocking 43 per cent on average of their income after housing cos… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek to progress legislation to make provision about the welfare of certain kept animals that are in, imported into, or exported from Great Britain, in (1) the current, and (2) the next, parliamentary session.  HL6798
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 March (HL6483), when they expect Hammersmith Bridge to re-open.  HL6799
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that those citizens who offer to share their homes with Ukrainian refugees as guests will continue to receive full cover from their home insurance policies, including any public liability claims which may arise; and what discussions they have held with insurance companies to implement any such plan… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Insolvency Service takes to promote the existence of its official receiver compensation scheme to creditors in insolvency procedures, where the official receiver has been appointed as the office holder.  HL6801
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Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many payments the Insolvency Service has made under its official receiver compensation scheme in each year for which this information is available; and what is the total value of these payments in each year.  HL6802
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ukrainians entering the country through the proposed Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine will (1) be protected by existing refugee safeguarding policies, (2) have the right to seek employment, and (3) be eligible to claim free healthcare, dentistry and social security benefits.  HL6803
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow (1) medical, and (2) veterinary, students who are refugees from Ukraine to (a) complete their studies, and (b) work, in the UK.  HL6804
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect recruitment of Zimbabwean health care staff in the UK has on the health services in that country.  HL6805
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the shortage of health care workers in Zimbabwe, what discussions, if any, they have had with the (1) government of Zimbabwe, and (2) World Health Organisation, about Zimbabwe remaining on the World Health Organisation Health Workforce Support and Safeguard Green List.  HL6806
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect that the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Health Workforce Support and Safeguard List will be updated; and what discussions, if any, they have had with the WHO about this.  HL6807
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Zimbabwe about entering a partnership agreement concerning the recruitment of health care workers from that country.  HL6808
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the state of relations between the UK and Tunisia.  HL6809
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the freedom of democratic (1) expression, and (2) practice, in Tunisia.  HL6810
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role, if any, of Tunisia in resisting terrorism along the North African Mediterranean littoral.  HL6811
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reduce fees for (1) university students whose courses will be predominantly online, and (2) former university students whose courses were moved online, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL6812
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why their Levelling Up the United Kingdom white paper, published on 2 February, includes the creation of three “innovation accelerators” in England and Scotland, but none in Wales; and what assessment they made of levels of past spending on research and development in the nations of the UK when they made this decision.  HL6813
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the effect of rising fuel costs on public transport to ensure that such services are not reduced.  HL6814
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that planning reforms are implemented with due regard for (1) the needs of employers, local economies and the skills system; and (2) the levelling up agenda.  HL6815
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support local authorities who are not included in the initial 22 authorities receiving £67m in the first phase of the Home Upgrade Grant.  HL6816
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of rising global gas prices on achieving their Net Zero targets; and what steps they will take to mitigate this impact.  HL6817
Answered
Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement in 2023.  HL6818
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 March (HL6312), what assessment they have made as to whether the process of Albanization is occurring in relation to (1) churches, and (2) monasteries, in (a) Nagorno-Karabakh, and (b) the surrounding regions, retaken by Azerbaijan.  HL6819
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 March (HL6312), what assessment they have made of the disappearance of Armenian Khachkars from the Nakhichevan.  HL6820
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 March (HL6312), what attempts they have made to document the destruction of Armenian historical sites in Nakhichevan.  HL6821
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 March (HL6312), what assessment they have made of the (1) future, and (2) safety, of Armenian historical sites in Azerbaijan.  HL6822
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide short-term accommodation for non-vulnerable Ukrainian adults who have been granted leave to remain but have no access to public funds.  HL6823
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, of the (1) WhatsApp, and (2) text, messages that Lord Bethell (a) received, and (b) sent, in relation to Abingdon Health from his private mobile telephone while a Minister, how many did officials from the Department of Health and Social Care (i) see, and (ii) record.  HL6824
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of (1) children, and (2) young people, who have been diagnosed as having myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  HL6825
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to (1) children, and (2) young people, in full-time education who have myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  HL6826
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) due to having myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).  HL6827
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of plans under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill to require Russian oligarchs to declare their identity details upon (1) sale, or (2) transfer, of any UK assets.  HL6828
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce the Feed-In Tariff for homeowners investing in solar panels.  HL6829
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the UK's reliance on Russian gas.  HL6830
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme to increase the uptake of electric vehicles.  HL6831
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to permit anyone with a Ukrainian passport to take refuge in the UK.  HL6832
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