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Questions for Written Answer for 8 September 2022

Tabled on 7 September 2022 and due for answer by 21 September 2022.

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional Family Hubs over and above the funding already announced.  HL2263
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, for further COVID-19 vaccination programmes during the autumn of 2022.  HL2264
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote energy efficiency in (1) private housing, (2) private rented accommodation, and (3) social housing.  HL2265
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of Family Hubs and their efficacy.  HL2266
Answered
Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to their review of the Gambling Act 2005, which ran from 8 December 2020 to 31 March 2021.  HL2267 [I]
Answered
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government when HS2 Ltd will cease to be financially liable for public water sources in the Colne Valley and for the replacement of public water supplies.  HL2268
Answered
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the Mitigation Strategy for the impact of HS2 on the natural water resources.  HL2269
Answered
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish regular water quality data from the public water abstraction points being affected by HS2.  HL2270
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure the availability of fertiliser and carbon dioxide to the farming and food sectors following the announcement by CF Fertilisers that they are halting production in the UK.  HL2271
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure access to full fibre broadband for all properties and businesses in rural communities.  HL2272
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the CPRE report Building on our Food Security, published on 22 July, which identified a hundredfold increase in house and infrastructure construction on prime agricultural land since 2010.  HL2273
Answered
Lord Jopling to ask the Leader of the House what plans he has to seek explanations from (1) the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and (2) the Home Office, concerning their failure to respond to Questions for Written Answer tabled in June and July, contrary to the convention that answers should be provided within 10 working days.  HL2274
Answered
Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) shortages of UK Border Force staff in Calais, and (2) the impact of any such shortages on delays to entry to the UK; and what (a) plans they have, and (b) timescale they have established, to address any such shortages.  HL2275
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given, if any, to the approach of France to highways maintenance and waste clearance by comparison with the UK; what lessons they have drawn from any such consideration; and what plans they have, if any, to apply any such lessons in future policy on highways maintenance and waste clearance.  HL2276
Answered
Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the reputational impact on England of poor highways maintenance and waste clearance when experienced by visitors arriving from abroad.  HL2277
Answered
Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what capacity of gas storage is likely to be achieved at the Rough gas site off the coast of Yorkshire for this coming winter.  HL2278
Answered
Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the challenges of the transition from Clinical Care Commissioning Groups to Integrated Care Boards, and (2) the risk of established ways of working being recreated within the new structures.  HL2279
Answered
Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint working of Ofwat and the Environment Agency in regulating water companies; and what assessment they have made of (1) the effectiveness of such working, and (2) whether the division of responsibilities has led to weaker sanctions being applied.  HL2280
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to South Sudan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.  HL2281
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Somalia in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.  HL2282
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding was allocated at the start of this financial year for NHS diagnostic centres; and how much of this funding has since been diverted to other NHS services.  HL2283
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability and reliability of Wi-Fi connectivity on East Midlands Railway Services.  HL2284
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to lift the ban on fracking.  HL2285
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare for electricity blackouts this winter.  HL2286
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an emergency financial support package for the hospitality sector.  HL2287
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to temporarily reverse national insurance contributions for small and medium sized enterprises.  HL2288
Answered
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