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Questions for Written Answer for 27 June 2022

Tabled on 23 June 2022 and due for answer by 7 July 2022.

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to LGBT+ communities in (1) low, and (2) middle, income countries to empower them to reform laws that discriminate against them.  HL1228
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 June (HL408), whether they will include victim compensation in any agreement about the appropriate use of funds.  HL1229
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 June (HL408), what steps they will take to ensure that the total sum of the Abacha loot will not end up in the hands of criminals.  HL1230
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 June (HL408), why they are transferring funds to the US Department of Justice given that the United Nations Convention states that returns should be made to the victim country.  HL1231
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Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 8 March (HL Deb col 1370) that "the Government remain committed to implementing a solution to the issue of British Hong Kong veterans before the end of this calendar year", whether they will still "update Parliament by the end of June".  HL1232
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance in each of the four countries of the UK in the last year; and how many of those recipients in each country used it to cover the cost of a Motability Scheme lease agreement.  HL1233
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 22 June (HL620), why the decision was made to remove central funding of the local clinical excellence awards scheme from 31 March; what assessment they have made of the impact this change will have on clinical academies; and why the planned amendment of Schedule 30 to inclu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make representations to the World Health Organisation to (1) collect, and (2) publish, health statistics for Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank; and for Palestinians living in camps outside of these areas.  HL1235
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister has spoken to the President-elect of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, since his victory in the Colombian presidential election on 19 June.  HL1236
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many former Locally Employed Staff have made applications for relocation or other assistance under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy; how many of these applications have (1) been processed, and (2) are waiting to be processed; what is the average length of time for an application to be processed; and how long t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugees have been resettled under the UK Resettlement Scheme  which was announced by the Home Secretary in June 2019; and how many refugees they expect to be resettled in the UK under its provisions (1) this year, and (2) for each of the next five years.  HL1238
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they are offering to those affected by the  earthquake in Khost and Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan on 22 June.  HL1239
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the global food security crisis of reduced exports of grain, fertiliser and other agricultural products as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine  HL1240
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of mandatory safety measures, such as (1) helmets, and (2) an enforced speed limit, for the use of e-scooters.  HL1241
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether COVID-19 is a notifiable disease; if so, (1) who is under a duty to make such notifications, and (2) to whom such notifications are made; whether the public are (a) under a duty, or (b) advised, to notify if they have COVID-19; and if so, who the public should notify.  HL1242
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Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the article in the Guardian ‘Court support service under threat as Ministry of Justice pulls funding’, published on 19 June, and the comments of a Ministry of Justice spokesperson that “charities will soon be able to bid for new grant funding”, whether there will be a gap in the provision for Litigants in Perso… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £30,000 figure they provided for the cost of removing infill material at Great Musgrave Bridge remains accurate; whether this represents the total cost of the (1) removal, and (2) reinstatement; and if not, what is the total amount allocated to that project by National Highways.  HL1244
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to limit the ability of private creditors to sue low-income countries indebted to them in the English Courts.  HL1245
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what work they are doing to ascertain the needs of vulnerable claimants who will be moving from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit; and what additional safeguards they will introduce to protect claimants who transfer from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit.  HL1246
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Baroness Sater to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the provision of financial education for pupils eligible for free school meals.  HL1247
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of people seeking asylum in the UK must be sent to Rwanda for them to consider the policy a successful deterrent against small boat crossings of the English Channel.  HL1248
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to introduce legislation to Parliament as part of the second phase of their leasehold and commonhold reforms.  HL1249
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 20 June (HL692), whether the RAF Tempest jet will be a carrier-capable aircraft.  HL1250
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of the AUKUS agreement, what decisions they have made regarding the provision of nuclear-trained submariners to the Royal Australian Navy.  HL1251
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 20 June (HL693), when the UK will be able to deploy a carrier with its full load of 36 F-35B UK aircraft, should the operational requirement demand it.  HL1252
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 20 June (HL691), whether there has been a change to the agreement that two squadrons would have Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm designation.  HL1253
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to train Australian naval officers in the Royal Navy nuclear programme in a similar way to the US Navy with their Australia–U.S. Submarine Officer Pipeline Act.  HL1254
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 20 June (HL695), what representations they have made, if any, to the government of the United States regarding the (1) manufacture, and (2) delivery profile, of F-35 combat aircraft, given the changes to the orders made for that aircraft by other governments.  HL1255
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