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See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

Questions for Written Answer for 30 June 2022

Tabled on 29 June 2022 and due for answer by 13 July 2022.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the report, Manchester Piccadilly High Speed Station: Design of an Alternative Underground Station in the Library of the House.  HL1331
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government whether membership of the Commonwealth is open to any country; and what is the eligibility criteria.  HL1332
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives they are providing to the fishing industry in order to reduce discards.  HL1333
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the effectiveness of the fishing catch recording service.  HL1334
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that NHS Trusts are equipped with the resources needed to (1) diagnose, and (2) treat, hemochromatosis.  HL1335
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what programmes are currently in place to increase the number of people with learning difficulties taking part in apprenticeships.  HL1336
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current career support available for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.  HL1337
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Baroness Buscombe to ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement (1) the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and (2) the Gambling Commission, has had with (a) the Ministry of Defence, (b) the Home Office, and (c) the security services, ahead of the announcement on 15 March that Allwyn Entertainment UK was the Preferred Applicant for the fourth National Lotter… 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 steps they are taking to support the humanitarian resettlement of Guantanamo Bay detainees, including by signalling support for countries willing to receive those detainees cleared for transfer.  HL1339
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require motor manufacturers to add a noise component to electric cars to help visually impaired people to hear approaching vehicles.  HL1340
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Baroness Crawley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require television broadcasters improve accessibility for visually impaired people.  HL1341
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 28 June  (HL985), which community diagnostic centres have already been identified in Suffolk and which are under consideration.  HL1342
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 28 June (HL985), whether Hartismere hospital in Suffolk is under consideration as a community diagnostic centre.  HL1343
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out an impact assessment of increasing the numbers of face-to-face advice services covering (1) household finances, and (2) benefit entitlement, in community centres that provide food to households on low incomes.  HL1344
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the potential merits of introducing an automatic registration process for the Healthy Start scheme.  HL1345
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out an impact assessment of revising the income-based eligibility threshold for the (1) 15-hour childcare offer for two year olds, (2) the Healthy Start Scheme, and (3) free school meals.  HL1346
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the conviction of Mohammad El Halabi, a former head of World Vision's Gaza office, by an Israeli court of financing terrorism; and whether they share the concerns of the UN Human Rights Office about the court's reliance on secret evidence for their verdict.  HL… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports that several family members in Jenin were used as human shields by Israeli forces on 13 May.  HL1348
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government, what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of Israeli authorities not intervening when Mr Ali Hasan Harb was attacked in the West Bank by an Israeli settler.  HL1349
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the NHS is taking to administer a COVID-19 booster vaccine, together with the annual flu vaccine, this autumn.  HL1350 [I]
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Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) how levels of satisfaction with the armed forces’ pastoral support services are measured, (2) whether they will publish the results, and (3) whether armed forces personnel are asked if they wish to receive non-religious pastoral care.  HL1351
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to instigate an inquiry into (1) the arrest of Miss Hatun Tash at Speakers' Corner on 26 June and her subsequent detention and questioning at 04.30 am on 27 June, and (2) the actions of the police towards other individuals present at Speakers' Corner before and during Miss Tash's arrest.  HL1352
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove VAT from school uniforms.  HL1353
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Arriva concerning restoring bus services run by Arriva in parts of West Yorkshire where bus drivers have been on strike.  HL1354
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend the criteria for disqualification to stand as a candidate for Parliament to include disqualification if named on the Sex Offenders Register; and if so, when.  HL1355
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how they define the term “green” in their guidance to local authorities and e-scooter rental companies.  HL1356
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the trials of rental e-scooters, they gather information on car ownership and car usage from those hiring e-scooters; and if so (1) whether they do so from all individuals hiring e-scooters, and (2) whether individuals hiring e-scooters are asked whether they would otherwise have made their journeys by car.  HL… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, following their decision to remove Southeastern’s railway franchise, what process was followed to ascertain the problems concerned; and what investigations they have conducted to ensure other rail franchises have not experienced similar financial irregularities.  HL1358
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) what assessment they have made of the number of UK-based scientists who may have grant offers from the European Research Council withdrawn if there are no UK–EU agreements on Horizon Europe, Copernicus and Euratom, and (2) how many UK-based scientists have already relocated to the EU.  HL1359
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement of funding for the East Coast Digital Programme, what is the (1) timescale for completion, and (2) cost analysis, of that project.  HL1360
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish estimates of train delays caused by (1) infrastructure, (2) operators, and (3) any other causes, since 2017.  HL1361
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the work of the UK–EU Joint Consultative Working Group.  HL1362
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the UK–EU Joint Consultative Working Group has met; and when it will next meet.  HL1363
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of The UK government’s strategy for international development, what assessment they have made of the UK’s bilateral programmes to tackle malaria.  HL1364
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the publication of The UK government’s strategy for international development, what assessment they have made of the case for additional investment in surveillance for malaria and other diseases.  HL1365
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take, alongside sporting bodies and associations, to address racism in motorsport.  HL1366
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to grant the automotive sector energy-intensive status.  HL1367
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a new tax and investment regime for the hospitality sector.  HL1368
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include a statutory watchdog to advocate for children as users of online services, funded by a levy on the tech industry, in the Online Safety Bill.  HL1369
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