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Questions for Written Answer for 25 May 2022

Tabled on 24 May 2022 and due for answer by 9 June 2022.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated value of Russian assets frozen to date; what further consideration are they giving to other assets that should be subjected to freezing orders; and what is the estimated value of those assets.  HL468
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to utilising frozen Russian assets; and whether they could be repurposed (1) to provide victims with reparations, or (2) to help to rebuild Ukraine.  HL469
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the estimated cost of the HS2 Phase 2b Western leg in (1) January, and (2) May; and if the estimate has increased, why.  HL470
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the take-up of a third or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine lagging behind the take-up of first and second doses.  HL471
Answered
Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 20 May (HL131), whether they asked Pauline Wallace for information when preparing their response; and if not, whether they will now do so.  HL472
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 20 May (HL31), what assessment they have made of the judgment given in the Caparo V Dickman case; and whether their reply was based on that assessment.  HL473
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Baroness Buscombe to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid out to Bounce Back Loan Scheme lending banks under the government-backed guarantee between 1 January 2022 and 30 April; and what percentage of this figure was attributed to fraud.  HL474
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what form of risk assessment was carried out by (1) Public Health England, and (2) other NHS bodies, before (a) implementing a system of recording patients by their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex, and (b) deciding to create a new stand-alone NHS record for those patients who choose to change their recorded… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what systems are in place to avoid confusion about the biological sex of a patient when NHS bodies change that patient’s gender as recorded on medical records; and where responsibility lies for any adverse clinical outcomes that follow from any such confusion.  HL476
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what form of risk assessment was carried out before allowing doctors to register under a new name and gender without any link between their new and old registered identities on the General Medical Council medical register.  HL477
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the NHS made of the implications for the right of a patient to request treatment from a doctor of the same sex when allowing doctors to register under a new name and gender on the General Medical Council medical register.  HL478
Answered
Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed Economic Crime Bill will include a legal definition of Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPPs).  HL479
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Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed Economic Crime Bill will establish an (1) earlier, and (2) low-cost, procedure to (a) identify, and (b) dismiss, Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPPs).  HL480
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Lord Cromwell to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed Economic Crime Bill will make it an offence to (1) undertake, or (2) knowingly participate in, Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPPs).  HL481
Answered
Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) number, and (2) percentage, of (a) children, and (b) adults, with cystic fibrosis saw a clinical psychologist within the past 12 months, for each year since 2015.  HL482
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the article ‘Libya’s Central Bank says no assets have been frozen in Britain’, published in the Libya Observer on 22 May, what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the statement made by the management of the Central Bank of Libya that no Libyan assets have been frozen in Britain.  HL483
Answered
Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that (1) older people, and (2) people with disabilities, can live in suitable housing.  HL484
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) whether capital funding is an effective way to incentivise the supply of housing for older people, and (2) how capital funding interacts with other factors such as planning legislation in this context.  HL485
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking through the Food and Agriculture Organization (1) to expedite the export of foodstuffs from the Ukraine, and (2) to mobilise the release of emergency stocks of food to the poorest countries and arrange the necessary shipping.  HL486
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 8 April (HL7358), what is the source for their figure of “less than 1% of total generation capacity”; and whether the economic constraints referred to have changed as a result of price rises over the last year.  HL487
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 8 April (HL7358), whether hydro power companies are eligible for the Smart Export Guarantee; and if so, what the mechanism is for them to approach electricity suppliers.  HL488
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 8 April (HL7358), what the process is for renewable energy generators and storage providers to apply for the exemption from business rates.  HL489
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government in which countries members of the UK defence forces serve as part of a United Nations presence.  HL490
Answered
Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the level of support for (1) disabled children, and (2) families, of the proposed policy change in the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) review to decide the services disabled young people receive on the basis of a new national banding system.  HL491
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what events they are planning in Northern Ireland to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  HL492
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help householders facing increasing energy bills.  HL493
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that disabled people entering employment are not financially disadvantaged.  HL494
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have had with the devolved administrations to secure equal GP provision across the UK.  HL495
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they are taking to encourage other countries to provide urgent military equipment to Ukraine.  HL496
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to transport grain out of Ukrainian silos and into countries on the verge of famine.  HL497
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what data outcomes are being collected by the COVID-19 Medicines Delivery Unit following the administration of (1) anti-virals, and (2) Sotrovimab, to COVID-positive patients; and when this data will be published.  HL498
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether clinical guidelines have been produced about the prescription of longer courses of anti-virals for refractory infections in immunocompromised individuals; if not, what assessment they have made of the impact of a lack of guidelines on doctors’ ability to issue appropriate prescriptions; and what assessment they have made of t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Kamall on 18 May (HL158 and HL159) and 20 May (HL160), what steps they are taking to improve the data they need to ensure that they can (1) make informed decisions regarding policies to protect the immunocompromised, and (2) deliver treatments where needed.  HL500
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to the 5.7 million children in the Horn of Africa who are expected to suffer acute malnourishment this year as a result of the ongoing drought.  HL501
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to lead an international response to prevent widespread famine in (1) East Africa, and (2) the Horn of Africa.  HL502
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not seek advice from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission regarding the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill.  HL503
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill does not refer to investigations in addition to reviews.  HL504
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government which crimes are eligible for the immunity process under the proposed provisions in the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill.  HL505
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government why they have set the bar for immunity in the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill as only requiring a perpetrator to provide an account which is true to the best of their knowledge and belief.  HL506
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce tax incentives for farmers that redistribute food.  HL507
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a Food Poverty Minister.  HL508
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a new Food Strategy.  HL509
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an immediate 25 per cent increase in legal aid fees.   HL510
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the conflict in Ukraine on the cost of living in the UK.  HL511
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