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Questions for Written Answer for 6 July 2022

Tabled on 5 July 2022 and due for answer by 19 July 2022.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff are expected to be located in the selected Great British Railways headquarters; and how many of the present Network Rail staff based in Milton Keynes working on (1) signalling, (2) timetabling, (3) maintenance and renewal, and (4) other areas, will be asked to move to the selected Great British Rail headquarters.  HL1475
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 21 June (HL Deb col 55GC), what steps they will take to ensure that all sports and clubs fulfil their legal obligation under the Equality Act 2010 to make "reasonable adjustments" to accommodate disabled spectators.  HL1476
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 21 June (HL Deb col 56GC), when they plan to consult on the feasibility of a pilot scheme testing the (1) advantages, and (2) disadvantages, of extending cost protection to disability claims.  HL1477
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 21 June (HL Deb col 56GC), when they plan to implement the findings of the research they have carried out on Part M of the building regulations.  HL1478
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of jobs in the Republic of Ireland dependent on trade with the UK in June.  HL1479
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the UK’s energy security.  HL1480
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the affordability of energy for elderly people during the winter; and what steps they plan to take to make energy bills more affordable for elderly people.  HL1481
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of shale gas extraction and a short-term lifting of the moratorium on shale gas extraction.  HL1482
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to date to attract inward investment into Northern Ireland in 2022.  HL1483
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of funding delivered to community mental health projects in the last two years.  HL1484
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Baroness Hayman of Ullock to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Department for Work and Pensions on 21 April (151226), what is the timetable for the review on the stewardship regime for professional use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides, including Brodifacoum.  HL1485
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the extent to which learners have progressed into school sixth forms at a greater rate than in prior years in 2021 due to the increases in the (1) number, and (2) proportion, of 16–17 year old learners meeting minimum academic requirements for sixth form entry.  HL1486
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on Further Education providers' funding of reduced Level 2 learner enrolments.  HL1487
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the financial impact of reduced Level 2 enrolments on Further Education providers.  HL1488
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of changes in enrolments at all levels of study in further education by people aged 16 to 17 between 2019 and 2021.  HL1489
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any connection between the increase in the GCSE pass rate in Maths and English between 2019 and 2021 and the reduction in the number of 16–17 year olds enrolling into Level 2 study with further education providers.  HL1490
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Lord Johnson of Marylebone to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reduction in the (1) number, and (2) proportion, of 16–17 year old learners re-sitting Maths and English GCSE in further education colleges between 2019 and 2021.  HL1491
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the updated business case for the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme has been presented to the Investment, Portfolio and Delivery Committee (IPDC); and if so, (1) when, (2) what is the date of the report containing the updated business case, and (3) what conclusions the IPDC has made on the report… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme’s value for money assessment has been revisited by the Investment, Portfolio and Delivery Committee (IPDC) since the road scheme’s value for money was originally assessed as ‘low’, with a cost benefit ratio of 1.15.  HL1493
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the findings by the Examining Authority and the Secretary of State for Transport that the Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme would cause "significant harm" to the World Heritage Site, and the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's opinion that the scheme would adversely impact on the outstanding value of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by National Highways that the Amesbury to Berwick Down Improvement Scheme would "protect and enhance" the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, in light of the findings by the Examining Authority and the Secretary of State for Transport that the scheme would cause "significant h… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the most senior post in the Department of Health and Social Care that is occupied by a qualified social worker with experience of working in local government.  HL1496
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Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement that defence spending will rise to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2030, whether they plan to provide a breakdown of estimated defence spending for each financial year from 2022 to 2030 in terms of (1) percentage of GDP, and (2) pounds sterling.  HL1497
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the non-disclosure of the details of a meeting between Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row and Oliver Dowden on the grounds that releasing the information would not be in the public interest, what are the criteria for deciding whether or not something meets the public interest test; who is responsible for that decision; an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.  HL1499
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS trusts have set up food banks in England.  HL1500
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons why NHS trusts have set up food banks.  HL1501
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with NHS trusts that have set up food banks; and whether those trusts have set them up to provide food and support for (1) staff, or (2) others.  HL1502
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for replacement funding for organisations that had received support through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.  HL1503
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what percentage, of asylum seekers are housed in private accommodation; and what the costs were for housing them in private accommodation for each month in (a) 2021, and (b) 2022 so far.  HL1504
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total annual surplus arising from the revenue raised by citizenship applications in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021.  HL1505
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that 'Life in the UK' citizenship test centres (1) correctly inform applicants of their results, and (2) receive unannounced inspections.  HL1506
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the long-term effect of the 'Life in the UK' test on promoting (1) British values, or (2) integration; and if they have not carried out such an assessment, what is their reason for not doing so.  HL1507
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints they have received about the 'Life in the UK' test; and how much compensation has been paid out in each month since 1 July 2020 connected to that test.  HL1508
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 June (HL454), whether they have raised the specific case of Mohammed Ghassan Ahmad Mansour with the government of Israel.  HL1509
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce fuel duty in response to rising prices.  HL1510
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent environmental protests that endanger the lives of others.  HL1511
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a relative price cap on energy bills.  HL1512
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the investment allowance to support lower-carbon technologies.  HL1513
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 4 July (HL1126), whether there are existing arrangements in place to train foreign officers in operating Royal Navy submarine nuclear power plants.  HL1514
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to support the multi-purpose Chagos Islands Marine Protected Area proposed by Mauritius at the 2022 UN Oceans Conference.  HL1515
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, following bilateral discussions at the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), what plans they have, if any, to negotiate a diplomatic settlement with Mauritius concerning (1) the sovereignty of the Chagos Islands, and (2) resettlement of those Chagossians who wish to return to the islands.  HL1516
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