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Questions for Written Answer for 16 March 2022

Tabled on 15 March and due for answer by 29 March.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the fees paid to Accident Vehicle Recovery Operators; when the next such review will take place; and what assessment they have made of the proportion of the fee that is received by the recovery operator rather than management companies.  HL6961
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether research undertaken by the US Department of Veterans Affairs could help shape policy in relation to veterans’ affairs in the UK.  HL6962
Answered
Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the projected impact of the UK–New Zealand Free Trade Agreement on the UK economy.  HL6963
Answered
Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of departmental civil servants work (1) wholly, and (2) primarily, from home; and how these figures compare to those prior to March 2020.  HL6964
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Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty's Government what support and assistance they will give to pig farmers in England who are in financial difficulty; and what assessment they have made of the support given by the Scottish Government and Northern Ireland Executive to pig farmers in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  HL6965
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost to date of the Movement Assistance Scheme for each year since its creation.  HL6966
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed (1) directly, and (2) indirectly, in the operation of the Movement Assistance Scheme.  HL6967
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the projected costs of the Movement Assistance Scheme for the next financial year.  HL6968
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Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to spend the £1.5 billion of funding allocated under the Global Forest Finance pledge, including the (1) £350 million for tropical forests in Indonesia, (2) £200 million for the LEAF Coalition, and (3) up to £300 million intended for the Amazon rainforest.  HL6969
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their position on the granting of pre-charge bail to terror suspects.  HL6970
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the rise in National Insurance contributions from April, what financial support they will provide to support employees of umbrella companies.  HL6971
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the role of the Care Quality Commission in addressing (1) residential care home visits being blocked following a complaint being raised, and (2) evictions from residential care homes following a complaint being raised.  HL6972
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to grant the Care Quality Commission the authority to investigate individual complaints.  HL6973
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the complaints system for people raising concerns about care or a care setting.  HL6974
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of removing free lateral flow testing for care home visitors on unpaid carers.  HL6975
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Penn on 28 February (HL6497), what assessment they have made of whether giving grandparents with written parental approval the ability to open a junior ISA on behalf of a grandchild would significantly increase the number of such ISAs taken out, in line with their policy objective.  HL6… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Office of Tax Simplification OTS evaluation note: Update on OTS work on the High Income Child Benefit Charge and its wider implications, published on 1 March; and in particular, (1) the criticisms of the progress on recommendations made to improve the working of the hi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to use statutory instruments under the (1) affirmative, or (2) negative, procedure to introduce the full move to the Universal Credit programme, following the pilot scheme.  HL6978
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to undertake the review of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, announced in December 2021; and why that review has been delayed.  HL6979
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government which industry stakeholders they are engaging with to inform the scope and focus of the review of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954; and whether that review will give tenants equal consideration to landlords.  HL6980
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they plan to make available for Fracture Liaison Services through (1) the Elective Recovery Fund, and (2) the Best MSK health programme.  HL6981
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of waiting times for access to a DXA bone density scan.  HL6982
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce health inequalities for people with osteoporosis.  HL6983
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the £40 million transformation programme to digitise existing paper-based processes and to create a single customer portal for the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.  HL6984
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to implement an online application to enhance customer experience and reduce processing times for applications for pay-outs from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.  HL6985
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the level of the current cap on pay-outs from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme compared to that for civilian claims, in cases where the NHS could meet all the medical rehabilitation needs, and (2) whether all medical rehabilitation needs under the Scheme can be met by the NHS.  HL6986
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of whether future income prospects are adequately covered when claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme are considered.  HL6987
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the absence of a “no fault” tariff in the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme disadvantages the level of payment made under the Scheme in contrast to negligence cases for personal injury; and whether they have considered this in determining future pay-outs from the scheme.  HL6988
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding FlyPop Ltd has received from the Future Fund; what due diligence they undertook, prior to awarding this funding, to ensure that the company complies with the requirement for the majority of its business to be based in the UK; whether the company has yet applied for the necessary UK AOC Licence; and if so, whether… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether uncertainty over the future of OneWeb will affect plans to develop a UK alternative to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.  HL6990
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 15 March (HL6625), why antiviral treatments for COVID-19 can only be prescribed by a clinician within a COVID Medicine Delivery Unit and are not available for general practice prescribing and purchase directly from pharmacies.  HL6991
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed Online Safety Bill will address the availability of (1) violent, or (2) abusive, pornography online.  HL6992
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of UK children who have accessed online pornography since their decision not to bring Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 into force in October 2019.  HL6993
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what powers the proposed Online Safety Bill will give Ofcom (1) to investigate adult services' implementation of robust age verification, and (2) to take enforcement action where necessary.  HL6994
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding the diagnosis arrangements for (1) dementia, and (2) Alzheimer’s, across the UK.  HL6995
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to reduce the delays in undertaking diagnosis arrangements for patients with (1) dementia, and (2) Alzheimer’s, in England.  HL6996
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative’s ability to meet the ecosystem objective in the Fisheries Act 2020, to ensure that sensitive species bycatch is (1) minimised, and (2) eliminated.  HL6997
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Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the estimated energy savings that could be made by moving the UK to the GMT+2 hour time zone during the summer months, and to GMT+1 hour time zone for the rest of the year.  HL6998
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to removing Russian diplomats from the UK.  HL6999
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fast-track planning processes for clean energy projects.  HL7000
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to introduce measures to encourage universities to take action against university academics who promote pro-Putin propaganda.  HL7001
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allocate social workers to support households that become foster carers to Ukrainian refugee children.  HL7002
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support school-age Ukrainian children who have gaps in their education.  HL7003
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what help and advice, if any, they are giving to sponsors of Ukrainian refugees regarding the possible impact on sponsors' mortgages, tenancy agreements, equity release, building insurance, and other related issues.  HL7004
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the amount payable to sponsors of Ukrainian refugees above £350 per calendar month, especially in the case of larger families or those with special needs.  HL7005
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