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Questions for Written Answer for 29 June 2022

Tabled on 28 June 2022 and due for answer by 12 July 2022.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the total number of Health and Care Worker visas issued in Q1 2022 were issued to people due to work in (1) the health sector, and (2) the social care sector.  HL1300
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Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government how many social care workers earning more than £20,480 they estimate will be recruited from overseas as a result of the new immigration visa rules; and what proportion of staff vacancies are expected to be filled further to those rules.  HL1301
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the involvement of the Wagner Group in gold mining in Sudan.  HL1302
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the involvement of Russian companies in misinformation campaigns in Sudan.  HL1303
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Penn on 28 June (HL1076), whether (1) His Royal Highness the Duke of York, (2) His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, and (3) the Duchess of Sussex, are members of the Royal Family for the purpose of receiving Sovereign Grant funding when conducting official duties on behalf of Her Majesty.  H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what representation they have made to the government of the United States of America to close the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay.  HL1305
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 22 June (HL772), what proportion of responses to freedom of information requests made to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities were completed and communicated to the requester within 20 working days during the first quarter of 2022.  HL1306
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent estimate they have made of the number of children in England who are eligible for income-related free school meals but are not registered for the scheme.  HL1307
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had regarding the adequacy of regulations governing the costs paid by off-grid households for (1) oil, and (2) liquified petroleum gas.  HL1308
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in the UK rely on (1) oil, and (2) liquified petroleum gas, as their sole source of energy.  HL1309
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to teach cookery skills at (a) primary, and (b) secondary, schools in England, and (2) to introduce a model curriculum which covers a basic range of cookery skills.  HL1310
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Lord Hannan of Kingsclere to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they still recognise Juan Guaidó as the legitimate interim president of Venezuela; and if so, whether they consider the current occupants of the Venezuelan embassy and consulate in London to be legitimate.  HL1311
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the execution of prisoners held in Ilam, Kirmanshah and Urmia; and what assessment they have made of (1) the murders in 2018 and 2021 of Qadir Qadiri and Mousa Babakhani, and (2) the car-bombing of Akbar Sinjabi in Erbil, all members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 28 June (HL885), what assessment they have made of results obtained from humanitarian expenditure of £45 million in Venezuela and Colombia over the past two years.  HL1313
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that children have been treated as adults and issued 'notices of intent' for removal to Rwanda, how many asylum seekers claiming to be children have been assessed to be adults by the Home Office on the basis that their physical appearance and demeanour very strongly suggested that they were significa… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reach those who are (1) less engaged in current affairs, (2) vulnerable, or (3) have accessibility considerations, to help them tackle misinformation and disinformation; and how they will ensure that such groups have the necessary media literacy skills to identify misinformation or disinformation.  HL131… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement additional policies (1) to adapt to, and (2) to mitigate the effects of climate change, in the light of global extreme weather events.  HL1316
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation programme for the UK Prosperity Fund.  HL1317
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government when the UK Prosperity Fund will be implemented.  HL1318
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have allocated to the UK Prosperity Fund in each of the financial years from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024.  HL1319
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the UK Prosperity Fund will be allocated to (1) England, and (2) the devolved administrations.  HL1320
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 27 June (HL1046), what plans they have to record data on the number of health care professionals who were hired from countries graded as red by the World Health Organisation.  HL1321
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 23 June (HL835), what assessment they have made of the severity of the food shortages in East Africa; and what plans they have to provide additional UK emergency aid to assist in alleviating famine conditions in that region.  HL1322
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 23 June (HL835) and recent findings from Christian Aid which found that only 23 per cent of the British public are aware of the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, what plans they have to increase public awareness of the ongoing famine… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to include active members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry with five years of service to the list of groups awarded the commemorative Platinum Jubilee Medal.  HL1324
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a COVID-19 booster programme for the general population in light of new Omicron variants.  HL1325
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Lord Strathcarron to ask Her Majesty's Government which government departments have banned the use of (1) Hikvision, and (2) Dahua Technology, surveillance equipment from their offices; and what plans they have for that equipment to be banned in all other government departments.  HL1326
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure continued peace amid plans to discard parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol.  HL1327
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure factory-made modular homes maintain standards of high quality  HL1328
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow all employers to use their apprenticeship levy funds to tackle labour shortages.  HL1329
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to cut approval times for new offshore wind farms from four years to one year.  HL1330
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