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Questions for Written Answer for 17 March 2022

Tabled on 16 March and due for answer by 30 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 15 March (HL6519), why no minute was kept of the meeting between a Minister and the China General Nuclear Power Group.  HL7006
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require internet retailers to declare countries of origin of items to purchasers in advance of their sale.  HL7007
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that people smugglers and traffickers will take advantage of the Homes for Ukraine scheme; and what plans they have to introduce measures to deter such activity.  HL7008
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what conversations they have held with the government of Myanmar in relation to the continuing presence of the former Ambassador of Myanmar, Kyaw Zwar Minn, in his official London residence; what correspondence they have had with Kyaw Zwar Minn on this matter; and what plans they have to publish any such correspondence.  HL70… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund the cost of air or rail travel for refugees from Ukraine who are allowed to enter the UK.  HL7010
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to offer transport to the UK for Ukrainians seeking refuge in this country.  HL7011
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage employers to provide employment for refugees from Ukraine.  HL7012
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Office for National Statistics' COVID-19 infection survey, and of its continuing utility.  HL7013
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Lord Desai to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of extending legal recognition to humanist marriages in premises approved for civil marriages and civil partnerships in advance of the outcome of the Law Commission review of marriage law; and, if any such assessment concluded that such an extension was not possible, why not.  HL7014
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the next operator of the National Lottery will be permitted to offer online instant win games.  HL7015
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what links there are (1) legally, (2) administratively, and (3) financially, between the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and pharmaceutical companies.  HL7016
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England offered Citizenship as a standalone subject in 2019; and how many students were entered into (1) GCSE, and (2) A Level, examinations for Citizenship in that year.  HL7017
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England offered Citizenship as a standalone subject in 2009; and how many students were entered into (1) GCSE, and (2) A Level, examinations for Citizenship in that year.  HL7018
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of Government-backed COVID-19 insurance schemes for the creative industries.  HL7019
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they have for foreign bodies (1) owning, and (2) investing in, football teams in England; and what measures they have in place to safeguard the interests of fans.  HL7020
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the savings to universities of delivering courses online and re-using digital teaching materials; and what plans they have, if any, to require universities to pass these savings on to students.  HL7021
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the ongoing safe standing trial in English football, what consideration they have given to alternative crowd safety systems such as those that involve pressure monitoring.  HL7022
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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 cannot be prescribed by private physicians.  HL7023
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what specific measures they will implement to address sensitive species bycatch in English waters.  HL7024
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 March (HL6553), whether the referral to the International Criminal Court (1) names President Putin, and (2) includes orders given by President Putin.  HL7025
Answered
Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of President Putin's role in Russian military decisions to attack (1) civilian targets, and (2) nuclear facilities, in Ukraine.  HL7026
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose sanctions on Gazprombank.  HL7027
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a new cap on energy prices.  HL7028
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement (1) air raid sirens, or (2) civil defence systems, in the UK to provide an early warning signal for a nuclear attack.  HL7029
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement a windfall tax on oil producers.  HL7030
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Lord Vinson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers from Lord Greenhalgh on 23 February (HL6158 and HL 6159), what assessment they have made of the risk of damage to the Victoria Tower from (1) the excavations, and  (2) the vibrations from heavy piling work, required for the development of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre at Victoria Tower Gardens… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Vinson to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the risk of damage to the Victoria Tower from (1) the excavations, and (2) the vibrations from heavy piling work, required for the development of the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre at Victoria Tower Gardens.  HL7032
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what their definition is of a school that is 'stuck'; and how many of the 415 schools designated by Ofsted as stuck in 2019 remain in that category.  HL7033
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many summary evaluations of multi-academy trusts have been carried out by Ofsted since new guidance was issued in September 2021.  HL7034
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to change the current system of Ofsted school inspections to make it less adversarial.  HL7035
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce a school teacher development programme to enable all leaders and teachers to access continuing professional development.  HL7036
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that greater focus within the school curriculum is placed on the teaching of creative and practical subjects.  HL7037
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of proposed changes to student loan repayments on sectors of the economy experiencing staffing shortages, such as (1) nursing, and (2) teaching.  HL7038
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend legal recognition to humanist weddings; and why they did not do so at the same time as extending legal recognition to outdoor weddings.  HL7039
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