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Questions for Written Answer for 7 July 2022

Tabled on 6 July 2022 and due for answer by 20 July 2022.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether all UK football fans, regardless of their sexuality, can safely attend the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.  HL1517
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the levels of repatriation of European citizens, in particular women and children, who were held in closed camps in north-east Syria; and what representations they have received from (1) Save the Children, and (2) others, on this issue.  HL1518
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the rejection of the bids from 28 of England’s most deprived areas in the first round of levelling up funding; and what plans they have to ensure that such funding reaches the most deprived areas in England.  HL1519 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to encourage those over the age of 75 who have not come forward for their Spring booster vaccination to do so.  HL1520
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the applications of Ukrainian refugees through the Homes for Ukraine scheme are processed as quickly and thoroughly as possible.  HL1521
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL1084), what is the maximum acceptable cost of transporting asylum claimants from the UK to Rwanda under the terms of the UK–Rwanda Migration and Economic Development Partnership; and whether asylum seekers will be liable personally to fund any part… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what price petrol and diesel would need to reach in order to prompt them to further cut fuel duty.  HL1523
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the five pence per litre cut to fuel duty is passed on to consumers.  HL1524
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships in the farming industry were (1) started, and (2) completed, in each year between 2018 and 2021.  HL1525
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the rates of young people in the UK forging careers in the farming industry.  HL1526
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to teach school children about the countryside and British farming.  HL1527
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the shortage of seasonal workers in the first six months of this year, and (2) the extent of the impact to crops of fruit and vegetables; and what plans they have to address this in 2023.  HL1528
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to safeguard the role of the ticket office across the rail network.  HL1529
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the government of Sri Lanka to help meet that country's emergency needs for (1) life saving drugs, and (2) other medical equipment.  HL1530
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Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty's Government what controls are placed on the use of additional capital funding given to local authorities for special programmes for meeting the needs of (1) ethnic minority groups, and (2) social deprivation, after the programmes have closed; and in particular, whether any remaining unspent funds are expected to be transferred to their general budge… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Parekh to ask Her Majesty's Government whether citizens of Commonwealth countries may be deported after serving custodial sentences for criminal offences in the UK; and if so, what assessment they have made of the effect of this policy on UK residents who arrived from Commonwealth countries before 1973 and may therefore be without documentation of their residential status.  H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the vulnerability of mobile internet systems in the UK to hostile actions; and what steps they plan to take to ensure that all homes and businesses have access to landline connections.  HL1533
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of conducting 'Life in the UK' tests in (1) Welsh, and (2) Scots Gaelic, with only a handbook in English; and what plans they have to produce handbooks in those languages.  HL1534
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for including Cornish (1) culture, (2) history, and (3) language, in the 'Life in the UK' test.  HL1535
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they hold on the route of travel of people illegally trafficked into the UK.  HL1536
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how many charter deportation flights took place in 2021; and how many deportees were on each of those flights.  HL1537
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the hourly rate of pay for detainees in immigration removal centres; and how many hours have been worked by detainees in each year since 2015.  HL1538
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Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of (1) paediatric cystic fibrosis centres, and (2) adult cystic fibrosis centres, in England employed (a) a social worker, and (b) a clinical psychologist, as part of their multi-disciplinary team, for each year since 2015.  HL1539
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase sports funding for schools.  HL1540
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to keep fertiliser plants open amidst rising gas prices.  HL1541
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide advance notice for the 2023 allocation of seasonal worker visas.  HL1542
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a Help to Grow Scheme for the third sector.  HL1543
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings included in Adoption UK’s Barometer Report, published in June, which found that 85 per cent of the adopters surveyed said their adoption agency does not regularly review their child’s contact arrangements with birth relatives; and what plans they have to make such reviews mand… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings included in Adoption UK’s Barometer Report, published in June, which showed that only (1) 12 per cent of adopters surveyed were offered advice and training on establishing contact with birth family relatives of their adopted child, and (2) 17 per cent of adopted adults surveye… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Adoption UK’s Barometer Report, published in June, what steps they are taking to measure the impact of a lack of support for adopted people and their families when establishing birth family contact.  HL1546
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