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Questions for Written Answer for 15 July 2022

Tabled on 14 July and due for answer by 28 July.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instigate an assessment of the signs of atrocities in Darfur; and what plans they have to commission a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability strategic assessment to investigate (1) whether crimes against humanity are being committed, and (2) whether these crimes could develop into genocide.  HL1759
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) an increase in sexual and gender-based violence in the states of Darfur, and (2) the intentional destruction of medical and educational infrastructure in the region between January and May.  HL1760
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Hong Kong regarding the jailing of (1) Alexandra Wong, and (2) Koo Sze-yiu, for participating in pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019; and what assessment they have made of the (a) rule of law, and (b) freedom of speech, in that territory.  HL1761
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Sudan regarding the death sentence by stoning given to Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab for adultery.  HL1762
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent evidence, presented by the Hudson Institute at the International Religious Freedom Summit 2022, concerning ongoing organ harvesting in China and the facilitation of the practice by medical institutions in the West.  HL1763
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the observations on Hong Kong made by the United Nations Human Rights Committee during the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and what plans they have to ensure that the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the situation in Hong Kong are delivered… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Harrington of Watford on 13 July (HL1433), why the response given in that answer does not also appear on the gov.uk page 'Afghan citizens resettlement scheme'.  HL1765
Answered
Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty's Government how many posts in the Department of Health and Social Care are filled by qualified (1) doctors, and (2) social workers.  HL1766
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government which minister made the decision (1) to reduce the size of the Accession Council, and (2) to hold a ballot of Privy Councillors to attend the Council.  HL1767
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision to reduce the size of the Accession Council and to hold a ballot also applies to Privy Councillors from (1) Commonwealth, or (2) other countries.  HL1768
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Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Accession Council on the death of the Sovereign could be held in Westminster Hall; and if not, why not.  HL1769
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations were undertaken by the Privy Council with Privy Councillors prior to the decision to reduce the size of the Accession Council.  HL1770
Answered
Lord Lamont of Lerwick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the decision to reduce the size of the Accession Council and to hold an annual ballot of Privy Councillors only applies to the next meeting of the Accession Council or whether annual ballots will continue thereafter.  HL1771
Answered
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the current level of water supply given the heatwave in parts of the UK; and what plans they have to deal with any shortage of supply.  HL1772
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make a decision on (1) whether to grant Sizewell C a Development Consent Order, or (2) any commitment of public investment in Sizewell C, before the appointment of a new Prime Minister; and what assessment they have made of the conformity of any such decisions with the Prime Minister’s statement to Cabinet on… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the delay to the progress of the Online Safety Bill until the autumn, what steps they are taking in the interim to protect children from online harm and abuse.  HL1774
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the requirement following UK's departure from the EU that passports must be stamped on a fresh page upon each entry and exit to the EU, what consideration have they given to increasing the number of pages in passports, particularly for airline flight crew; and what steps the Passport Office is taking to ensure that ess… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been informed by any (1) airports and (2) airlines, of any cases where staff shortages have been exacerbated by slow response times for replacing passports that have already been exhausted because they no longer have space for additional stamps.  HL1776
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their review of Tier 1 (Investor) visas granted between June 2008 and April 2015.  HL1777
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Digital Services at the Border programme will be completed; and how much that programme has cost.  HL1778
Answered
Lord Rosser to ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens who were children were deported in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021.  HL1779
Answered
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