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Questions for Written Answer for 18 July 2022

Tabled on 15 July 2022 and due for answer by 29 July 2022.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the view of experts from the United Nations Human Rights Committee that Hong Kong's national security law (1) undermines the right to a fair trial, and (2) expands the power of law to law enforcement; and what steps they intend to take in response.  HL1780
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the remarks by the United Nations Human Rights Committee during the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights review on Hong Kong that the national security law has hindered the fundamental rights in Hong Kong, what plans they have to implement individual sanctions against Hong Kong officials.  HL1781
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opinion of Carlos Gomez Martinez, of the United Nations Human Rights Committee that the national security law undermines Hong Kong's judicial independence and the right to a fair trial; and what discussions they plan to have with British judges who serve in Hong Kong.  HL1782
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for gas from the Kurdistan region to diversify the supply of gas to the UK.  HL1783
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential for cooperation on education between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and the UK.  HL1784
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a second Voluntary National Review at the UN High-Level Political Forum on the sustainable development goals.  HL1785
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase monitoring of wild bird populations in light of the influx of H5N1 avian flu infections; and what steps they are taking to protect (1) vulnerable, and (2) threatened, populations.  HL1786
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they (1) are implementing, or (2) plan to implement, to use (a) Official Development Assistance, or (b) other policies, to address the issues of (i) child and maternal mortality and ill health, (ii) low levels of girls' education, and (iii) other gender issues, in Balochistan.  HL1787
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take in response to human rights abuses in Pakistan, particularly against the people of Balochistan; and whether those plans will include the use of Magnitsky-style sanctions.  HL1788
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects of total global debt reaching 352 per cent of Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of this year; and what steps they will take in response.  HL1789
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of dissatisfaction with the parliamentary phone system expressed in the House of Lords Members Survey; and whether that will lead to a procurement review.  HL1790
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Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what military exercises they have conducted with allies so far this year; and how many British participants were deployed.  HL1791
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Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what military exercises they plan to conduct with allies during the rest of this year; and how many British participants will be in each exercise.  HL1792
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Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessment they have carried out on the proposals to extend the Right to Buy of housing association properties on the availability of associations' (1) stock, and (2) homes to rent.  HL1793
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Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessment they have carried out on proposals to strengthen tenants' rights on the stock of private homes available to rent.  HL1794
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Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the stock of private homes available to rent following changes to regulations regarding buy-to-let accommodation.  HL1795
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Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future demand for homes to rent.  HL1796
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing the recommendations of the expert from the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative deployed to Ethiopia in June 2021.  HL1797
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to (1) the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, and (2) the UN Human Rights Council's International Commission of Experts, to investigate conflict-related sexual violence in Ethiopia, following the publication of the joint report by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and the Office of the United Nation… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government how much Official Development Assistance funding originally earmarked for other countries has been reallocated to Ukraine.  HL1799
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK Official Development Assistance funding is allocated on a multi-year basis.  HL1800
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Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time for (1) all visa applications, and (2) visa applications from (a) Albania, (b) Bosnia and Herzegovina, (c) Kosovo, (d) Montenegro, (e) North Macedonia, and (f) Serbia.  HL1801
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made (1) to inform their plans for two-month eviction periods to be set out in the upcoming Renters Reform Bill, and (2) of whether this is sufficient notice for a family with children in school to find a new home in their local area.  HL1802
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made (1) to inform their plans for a no-let period of three months, after an eviction for sale, and (2) of whether this is long enough to deter unscrupulous landlords from abusing the grounds for sale.  HL1803
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what kind of proof a landlord will be obliged to provide to prove that they intend to sell or move themselves or families back into a property, under plans to be set out in the Renters Reform Bill.  HL1804
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government, how many children have moved schools in each year for the past five years in England; and how many school moves were due to families being forced to move due to no fault evictions.  HL1805
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been brought under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 for (1) harassment, and (2) unlawful eviction, by each police force in England and Wales in 2020 and 2021.  HL1806 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many diagnoses the NHS has made of (1) anxiety, and (2) depression, in each of the past five years; and whether this information can be broken down by the type of accommodation of the patient.  HL1807 [I]
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will direct (1) the Home Office, and (2) other government departments, to stop using the terms "Asian men" and "men of Pakistani origin" to describe the members of the child sexual exploitation gangs in Rotherham and Telford.  HL1808
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will initiate an inquiry into the factors that inspired the members of the child sexual exploitation gangs in Rotherham and Telford; and in particular, the extent to which Islamic teachings were a determining factor.  HL1809
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that prosecutions are brought against (1) the members of the child sexual exploitation gangs in Rotherham and Telford, and (2) the responsible authorities that failed to prevent the abuse from taking place.  HL1810
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many deportation flights have flown from the UK to Rwanda; and when those flights took place.  HL1811
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of asylum seekers who have been deported to Rwanda to date.  HL1812
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government which other countries in addition to Rwanda they are considering as destinations to deport refugees from the UK.  HL1813
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Baroness Stowell of Beeston to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of law enforcement against illegal use of private e-scooters on public (1) roads, and (2) pavements, before extending the trial for local authority-authorised rental e-scooter schemes until May 2024.  HL1814
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Baroness Stowell of Beeston to ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with police forces across (1) England, and (2) Wales, to establish a uniform approach to enforcement of illegal e-scooter use; and what engagement they plan to have following their decision to extend the trial period.  HL1815
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Baroness Stowell of Beeston to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current public understanding regarding the law on e-scooters.  HL1816
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) procedure, and (2) protocol, for the temporary export of classic cars to (a) Hungary, and (b) the rest of the EU, for (i) repair, and (ii) return, to the UK.  HL1817
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