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Questions for Written Answer for 21 July 2022

Tabled on 20 July 2022 and due for answer by 3 August 2022.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 2022 Elie Wiesel Act report to Congress by the US State Department on the situation in Abyei, an area contested between Sudan and South Sudan, published on 15 July.  HL1958
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of increases to the cost of living on problem debt; and what steps that are taking to reduce problem debt.  HL1959
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of increases to the cost of living on problem debt for those in the bottom 40 per cent of equivalised household incomes; and what steps they are taking to protect such households from problem debt.  HL1960
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of government debt deductions on Universal Credit recipients’ ability to afford essential items; and what steps they are taking to prevent debt deductions contributing to destitution as the cost of living increases.  HL1961
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Money and Pensions Service is taking to help those in need of debt advice know where to seek it.  HL1962
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to Universal Credit claimants who are in debt to become debt free.  HL1963
Answered
Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government which departmental budget funds the purchases of military equipment from third (1) nations, or (2) parties, for onward supply to Ukraine; and what is the current anticipated spend in 2022–23.  HL1964
Answered
Lord Goddard of Stockport to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) proportion, and (2) absolute value, of Ministry of Defence spend on procurement of goods and services that were denominated in dollars for 2021–22; and what is anticipated for 2022–23.  HL1965
Answered
Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Prison Reform Trust Prison: the facts, published on 15 July; and what steps they will take in response.  HL1966
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 July (HL Deb col 1756), what is the maximum period beyond which the start of a misconduct hearing cannot be postponed.  HL1967
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government who is the legally qualified chair in charge of the misconduct hearing that is to be convened for Mike Veale, former Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.  HL1968
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what legal requirements exist to ensure that Police and Crime Commissioners answer enquiries made to them.  HL1969
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Police and Crime Commissioners are obligated to meet delegations of members of the House of Lords upon request.  HL1970
Answered
Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to raise awareness of common eye conditions that affect elderly people, such as geographic atrophy, among clinicians and patients.  HL1971
Answered
Lord Low of Dalston to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase NHS capacity to deliver intravitreal injections to accommodate the prospective, novel treatment of geographic atrophy.  HL1972
Answered
Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish performance data from the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project.  HL1973
Answered
Baroness Meacher to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) cost, and (2) feasibility, of electricity network reinforcement to support heat pump roll out plans by (a) 2028, (b) 2040, and (c) 2050; and whether they will publish that assessment.  HL1974
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deliver traffic reduction schemes that (1) incentivise people to switch to cleaner modes of transport, and (2) support those who might struggle to get around without a car, to access (a) newer, and (b) less polluting, vehicles.  HL1975
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution which is generated from vehicle tyres and breaks is controlled in towns and cities.  HL1976
Answered
Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) monitoring network in order to monitor the progress made towards achieving the air pollution targets set under the Environment Act 2021.  HL1977
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the size of the private rented housing sector; and whether their policy is to decrease that size.  HL1978
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the demand for homes for private rent.  HL1979
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to make the provision of long-term homes for private rent more appealing than supplying holiday lets.  HL1980
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total (1) number, and (2) proportion, of households in England in the private rented sector in each year since 2017.  HL1981
Answered
Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Ministry of Defence intends to respond to the letter sent by Lord Rogan on 17 May.  HL1982
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent further wildfires.  HL1983
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to slow inflation in the short-term.  HL1984
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure airports are resilient to rising temperatures in the UK.  HL1985
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss an approach to crypto-asset regulation with other countries and international bodies.  HL1986
Answered
Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of removing references to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” and “bodily autonomy” from the Statement on freedom of religion or belief and gender equality, following the International Ministerial Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief on 5 and 6 July.  HL1987
Answered
Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the removal of references to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” and “bodily autonomy” from the Statement on freedom of religion or belief and gender equality, whether the original statement can be reinstated.  HL1988
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government why all references to ”sexual and reproductive health and rights” and ”bodily autonomy” were removed from the Statement on freedom of religion or belief and gender equality, published on 7 July.  HL1989
Answered
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