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Questions for Written Answer for 12 July 2022

Tabled on 11 July 2022 and due for answer by 25 July 2022.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they collect on the compliance of relevant secondary schools with the Requirements for School Food Regulations 2014.  HL1619
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many households are currently affected by the under-occupancy charge with deductions for (1) one extra bedroom, or (2) more than one extra bedroom; and what assessment they have made of the impact of these deductions given the increased cost of living.  HL1620
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the (1) work, and (2) membership, of the Food Data Transparency Panel; and whether they will invite the Consortium for Labelling for the Environment, Animal Welfare and Regenerative Farming (CLEAR) to join that panel.  HL1621
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the existing institutional framework in England for waymarking (1) long distance trails, and (2) local footpaths.  HL1622
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) civil servants, and (2) special advisers, in 10 Downing Street are restricted from commenting on the process to elect a new leader of the Conservative Party.  HL1623
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Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people received an extended determinate sentence with a custodial period of 10 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, at the time of sentencing.  HL1… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the establishment of a joint Lebanon, Syria, and UN Committee to oversee the return of refugees to Syria; and what plans they have to call on the Committee to ensure that all returns are voluntary.  HL1625
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to have discussions with the government of the United States of America about the situation of the more than 40 former Afghan officials, held at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo, who are reportedly not allowed to leave that camp.  HL1626
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to President Erdogan of Turkey threatening to launch a new military operation in Syria, what plans they have to suspend military cooperation with Turkey until the operation is renounced.  HL1627
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases; and what plans they have (1) to re-introduce free testing, and (2) to update their advice on the wearing of face masks.  HL1628
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in negotiations with the EU regarding a carnet waiver for creative artists.  HL1629
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the governments of (1) the United States of America, (2) Saudi Arabia, (3) China, and (4) Malawi, regarding abolishing the death penalty in those countries.  HL1630
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what payments will be made to each of the ministers who recently resigned from the Government; and whether they have plans to introduce legislation to make employers liable for similar payments to those who voluntarily resign from the (1) public, and (2) private, sector.  HL1631
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the change in the level of collaborative scientific funding for UK organisations if the UK does not participate in the Horizon Europe programme, and (2) reports that the UK is losing out on £100 million as a result of not participating; and what assessment they have made of the reasons f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education broke the Ministerial Code by raising her middle finger to a crowd outside Downing Street on 7 July.  HL1633
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Yazidi Justice Committee State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis, published on 6 July; and what steps they plan to take in response.  HL1634
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Yazidi Justice Committee State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis, published on 6 July, what plans they have to prevent any acts in contravention of the Genocide Convention from being carried out against the Yazidis.  HL1635
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Yazidi Justice Committee State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis, published on 6 July, what plans they have to use dispute resolution mechanisms such as the International Court of Justice to ensure that (1) Syria, (2) Iraq, and (3) Turkey, adhere to their responsibilities under… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Yazidi Justice Committee State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis, published on 6 July; and in particular, the conclusion that Syria failed in its obligation to (1) prevent, and (2) punish, genocides against the Yazidis; and what steps they are taking to ho… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Yazidi Justice Committee State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis, published on 6 July, what steps they will take if Syria does not punish the perpetrators of genocide resident in that country; and what plans they have, if any, to urge the UN Security Council to refer Syria to t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Yazidi Justice Committee State Responsibility and the Genocide of the Yazidis, published on 6 July, what steps they are taking to urge Syria to enact domestic legislation to ensure that the Genocide Convention is upheld in that country.  HL1639
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Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Cabinet Secretary has issued any new guidelines to special advisers in 10 Downing Street relating to their role during the period in which the new leader of the Conservative Party is being elected.  HL1640
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to complete the Home Office review of the ‘compliant environment’.  HL1641
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to respond to the Wendy William's report Windrush Lessons Learned Review: progress update, published on 31 March; and what mechanisms they plan to put in place to monitor future progress in implementing the findings of the Lessons Learned Review.  HL1642
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to the Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee on 3 February, when they intend to complete their evaluation of the Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Work Search and Work Availability Requirements – limitations)  (Amendment) Regula… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that GP surgeries with low performing Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) data are provided with additional support for (1) diagnosing, and (2) treating, heart failure.  HL1644
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those most at risk of heart failure have immediate access to primary care services for the (1) diagnosis, and (2) monitoring, of their condition.  HL1645
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of the benefits and entitlements provided to successful immigration applicants; and how this is factored into setting fees for immigration and nationality services.  HL1646
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money the Immigration Health surcharge raised in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021; and how much of that money was distributed (a) solely to the National Health Service, and (b) to other departments and public bodies.  HL1647
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the Immigration Health Surcharge has reduced the impact of non-British citizens using the National Health Service; and how they have made this assessment.  HL1648
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the integration of immigrants in UK society; and what plans they have to improve this integration.  HL1649
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of the financial benefits that are available from a successful UK citizenship application.  HL1650
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Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how many confirmed victims of modern day slavery have been issued with an overseas domestic worker visa; and what percentage this represents of the total number of confirmed victims of modern day slavery.  HL1651
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of microplastics in food production.  HL1652
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare for bus workers going on strike this month.  HL1653
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to stop cyber criminals.  HL1654
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer incentives for companies to invest in a nationwide system of public electric vehicle charging stations.  HL1655
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage universities to advertise (1) subject drop-out, and (2) employment, rates for courses.  HL1656
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Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) destroyers, and (2) frigates, are presently available for service with the Royal Navy.  HL1657
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Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, over the age of 70 are serving custodial sentences in England and Wales.  HL1658
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Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Georgian nationals resident in the UK are subject to government sanctions.  HL1659
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government when the review of the effectiveness of the Tenants’ Associations (Provisions Relating to Recognition and Provision of Information) (England) Regulations 2018 will be carried out.  HL1660
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