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Questions for Written Answer for 14 July 2022

Tabled on 13 July and due for answer by 27 July.

Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on the UK news media sector of the decision to expand the text and data mining copyright exception.  HL1719 [I]
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on the UK professional publishing industry of the decision to expand the text and data mining copyright exception.  HL1720 [I]
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on the UK professional photography sector of the decision to expand the text and data mining copyright exception.  HL1721 [I]
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people died in England from an AIDS-related illness in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.  HL1722
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they collate on ethnicity in small and medium sized enterprises; and if they collate any such statistics, what are the numbers by ethnicity of (1) staff, and (2) owners, of small and medium sized enterprises, by sector, according to the most recent figures.  HL1723
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Lord Bradley 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, by ethnicity.  HL1724 [I]
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how many respondents to the Intellectual Property Office consultation Artificial Intelligence and IP: Copyright and Patents gave a first preference to Option 4 regarding expanding the text and data mining exception.  HL1725
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conformity of their proposed expansion of the text and data mining copyright exception with their wider policies on the UK copyright framework; and what plans they have, if any, to amend these wider policies to reflect this decision.  HL1726
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their decision to expand the text and data mining exception on future trade negotiations; and in particular, with regard to upholding the UK intellectual property framework internationally.  HL1727
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success rate of schools applying to participate in the Turing Scheme.  HL1728
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success rate of applications to the Turing Scheme by disadvantaged pupils and students from each (1) sector of the education system, and (2) region.  HL1729
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the regional breakdown of successful applications to the Turing Scheme from (1) schools, (2) further education, and (3) universities.  HL1730
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure sufficient funding for arts and humanities subjects in higher education in the (1) short, and (2) long, term; and what assessment they have made of (a) the potential shortfall in funding after the cessation of funding from the European Research Council ceases, and (b) general pressures… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success rate of schools applying to the Turing Scheme.  HL1732
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of disadvantaged participants by sector in the Turing Scheme.  HL1733
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to simplifying the application forms for the Turing Scheme.  HL1734
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people received a life sentence with a tariff of 25 years or more and were (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 (19) 70 and older, at the time of sentencing, in each year since 2002.  HL1735
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) mean, and (2) median, tariff length for people receiving a life sentence aged (a) under 18, (b) 18 to 20, (c) 21 to 24, (d) 25 to 29, (e) 30 to 34, (f) 35 to 39, (g) 40 to 49, (h) 50 to 59, (i) 60 to 69, and (j) 70 and older, at the time of sentencing, in each year since 2002.  HL1736
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were serving an imprisonment for public protection sentence with a tariff of 10 years or more in each year since 2002; and of those, how many were aged (1) 18 to 20, (2) 21to 24, (3) 25 to 29, (4) 30 to 34, (5) 35 to 39, (6) 40 to 49, (7) 50 to 59, (8) 60 to 69, (9) 70 and older, at the time of sentencin… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of farm businesses in England have received the advance payment of their Basic Payment Scheme from the Rural Payments Agency.  HL1738
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The Earl of Leicester to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have paid out to farm businesses in England in advanced payment of the Basic Payment scheme.  HL1739
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The Lord Bishop of Manchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding the cases of (1) Qaisar Ayub, and (2) Amoon Ayub, who have been imprisoned and sentenced to death for blasphemy.  HL1740
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The Lord Bishop of Manchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcomes of the International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief on 5 to 6 July; and what steps they are taking, if any, to review their strategy on freedom of religion or belief following that Conference.  HL1741
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The Lord Bishop of Manchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure an (1) adequate, and (2) diverse, supply of food for those of (a) Orthodox Jewish faith, and (b) other faiths, in Northern Ireland.  HL1742
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government which minister from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will be making the decision as to whether Sizewell C will be granted a Development Consent Order.  HL1743
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Baroness Massey of Darwen to ask Her Majesty's Government which professional qualifications relating to non-religious world views such as humanism are undertaken by the Armed Forces Chaplaincy; and which body accredits any such qualifications.  HL1744
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 July (HL1352), whether they will now answer the question put; namely, 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, strip search and questioning at 4… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their decision to terminate the BTEC qualification in Health and Social Care on the numbers of students applying for courses to qualify as nurses; and what percentage of students starting nursing courses in each of the last three years have achieved this qualification.  HL1746
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the origin of the steel procured for the HS2 project which is produced outside the UK.  HL1747
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will provide to pharmacies taking on more responsibilities, including referrals of cancer patients to specialists.  HL1748
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 July (HL1116), what steps they will take, together with international partners, to seek restitution from the government of Russia for civilian populations in Ukraine which has resulted in (1) extensive loss of life, and (2) damage to buildings in that country.  HL… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been spent to date from the up to £6 million committed for Armed Forces Champions in 2019.  HL1750
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Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of (1) the social security system, and (2) the Department for Work and Pensions' services, in supporting armed forces veterans in making the transition to civilian life.  HL1751
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Baroness Stowell of Beeston to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will lay regulations to update the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to give regulators such as Ofgem, the Financial Conduct Authority, and Ofcom, the power to fine firms who do not answer the telephone to customers within 10 minutes.  HL1752
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replace the reference of the “recognised stock exchange” with "multilateral trading facility" in section 99A(5) of the Finance Act 1986.  HL1753
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove stamp duty on purchases of (1) shares in investment trusts, (2) real estate investment trusts, and (3) venture capital trusts.  HL1754
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require salaries to be published on job advertisements.  HL1755
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend corporate income tax for a limited period of time.  HL1756
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Lord Trees to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their progress in meeting the commitment in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement to "ensure that … sanitary and phytosanitary measures do not create unnecessary barriers to trade".  HL1757
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Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government what formal legal qualifications are required for any person seeking election as a Police and Crime Commissioner.  HL1758
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