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Questions for Written Answer for 11 July 2022

Tabled on 8 July 2022 and due for answer by 22 July 2022.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Peru about the threats from illegal loggers to (1) leaders, and (2) members, of the Wampis community; and what plans, if any, they have to press for them to be protected.  HL1590
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increased releases of raw sewage into waterways on animal farming, in light of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci being found in more than 10 per cent of supermarket pork products.  HL1591
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of recipients of universal credit discouraged from taking employment by the low level of net financial benefit from being employed due to associated costs, such as transport and childcare, known as the "benefit trap".  HL1592
Answered
Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prescriptions for cannabis have been issued each year since 2018 in England  HL1593
Answered
Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were serving a determinate sentence of 20 years or more in each year since 2012; and of those, how many were aged (1) under 18, (2) 18 to 20, (3) 21 to 24, (4) 25 to 29, (5) 30 to 34, (6) 35 to 39, (7) 40 to 49, (8) 50 to 59, (9) 60 to 69, and (10) 70 or over.  HL1594
Answered
Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were serving a determinate sentence of 20 years or more in each year since 2012, broken down by ethnicity.  HL1595
Answered
Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged 60 to 69 received an extended determinate sentence with a custodial period of 20 years or more in each year since 2012.  HL1596
Answered
Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged 70 or over received an extended determinate sentence with a custodial period of 10 years or more in each year since 2012.  HL1597
Answered
Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged 70 to 79 received a determinate custodial sentence of 20 years or more in each year since 2012.  HL1598
Answered
Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged 80 or over received a determinate custodial sentence of (1) 10 years to less than 15 years, (2) 15 years to less than 20 years, and (3) 20 years or more, in each year since 2012.  HL1599
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken an impact assessment on the decision to end the provision of the BTEC qualification in Health and Social Care with regard to (1) NHS workforce numbers, (2) social care workforce numbers, and (3) patient safety.  HL1600
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide an update on the procurement of Palantir as the preferred supplier of NHS England's Federated Data Platform.  HL1601
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the complete list of 'Purposes' currently active in the COVID-19 Data Store's National Data Platform, as defined by the 'Purpose-Based Access Control' feature in Palantir’s Foundry software.  HL1602
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to expand the terms of reference of the UK Resettlement Scheme; whether the Scheme is available to (1) British nationals, and (2) the children of British nationals, in detention camps in North-East Syria; and if so, what plans they have to communicate this to such individuals.  HL1603
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis, if any, of storm water from (1) the roofs of houses, and (2) highways, they have undertaken to establish whether such water can be discharged safely into (a) water courses, and (b) the sea.  HL1604
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they (1) are taking, and (2) plan to take, to encourage households to (a) store, and (b) provide soakaways for, rainwater; and what assessment they have made of incentivising the adoption of such practices through reductions in (i) council tax, or (ii) water and drainage fixed rates.  HL1605
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan will be ready by 1 September 2022; and when it will be published.  HL1606
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase VAT on wet wipes.  HL1607
Answered
Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will allocate funding to deliver the commitments made in their response to the 'Health is everyone’s business' consultation, published on 4 October 2021; and whether this will include funding for the establishment of a Centre for Work and Health.  HL1608
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to investigate the data from the monitoring reports by the RSPB and Unearthed which suggest that over 50 burns in protected areas have taken place that may be in breach of the Heather and Grass Etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021.  HL1609
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the effectiveness of the Heather and Grass etc. Burning (England) Regulations 2021 given evidence from the RSPB and Unearthed suggesting widespread breaches.  HL1610
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the data released by Skills for Care on 10 June that showed that (1) care home companies, and (2) local authorities, have high vacancy rates and are struggling with staff shortages within care homes.  HL1611
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate e-scooters in the same ways as other road vehicles, including through the use of (1) speed limits, (2) number plates, and (3) mandatory insurance.  HL1612
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the negotiations between the Department of Health and Social Care and the Home Office regarding the approximately 1,000 foreign GPs working for the NHS who are threatened with deportation because they do not meet the requirements of the skilled worker scheme.  HL1613
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of additional individuals who (1) have become, or (2) are likely to become, liable to pay income tax in 2022/23 because of the freezing of (a) tax-free personal allowance, and (b) income tax thresholds.  HL1614
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation requiring energy supply companies to ring-fence credit balances owed to customers.  HL1615
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK adults are not liable to pay income tax because their total income is less than the tax-free personal allowance.  HL1616
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of fiscal drag on the tax revenues for the year 2022–23.  HL1617
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of funding, if any, police forces have received from banks in the last 10 years.  HL1618
Answered
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