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Questions for Written Answer for 9 September 2022

Tabled on 8 September 2022 and due for answer by 22 September 2022.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings in the United Nations report OHCHR Assessment of human rights concerns in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, published on 31 August; and what discussions they intend to have with the government of China in response.  HL2289
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to table motions for consideration at (1) the UN Human Rights Council, (2) the General Assembly, and (3) the Security Council, following the United Nations report OHCHR Assessment of human rights concerns in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, published on 31 August.  HL2290
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government whether they are supporting the pharmaceutical company Bayer in seeking to strike down an attempt by victims of Primodos to have their case heard; if so, why; and whether they will seek to establish an independent mediation process to ascertain whether there is a causal link between Primodos and birth defects.  HL2291
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government whether they will publish all the documents they hold relating to victims of Primodos.  HL2292
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government, further to their issuing of an apology to Primodos victims in 2017, what plans they have to support those victims to seek justice through the courts.  HL2293
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask His Majesty's Government what was the result of the Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) assessment for Ethiopia; and within that assessment, what was the risk of (1) identity-based violence, and (2) mass atrocities.  HL2294
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask His Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the Common Framework document that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will agree with the Office for Environmental Protection.  HL2295
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Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the implementation of the duty of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to have regard to the need to protect the independence of the Office for Environmental Protection as set out in Schedule 1 of the Environment Act 2022.  HL2296
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask His Majesty's Government when they will respond to the consultation on Reforming aviation consumer policy: protecting air passenger rights, which closed on 27 March.  HL2297
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Lord Norton of Louth to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Harrington of Watford on 28 July (HL952), what research they have undertaken on the availability and cost of alternative sites to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre for hosting the House of Lords during any potential decant of Parliament; and what was the cost of this research.  HL229… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rogan to ask His Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister has spoken to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan following her appointment; and if not, what plans she has to do so.  HL2299
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Lord Rogan to ask His Majesty's Government who is responsible for the final decision on successful bids from Northern Ireland to the Levelling Up Fund.  HL2300
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Kenya in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.  HL2301
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Sudan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.  HL2302
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government how much UK overseas aid they provided to Afghanistan in (1) 2017, (2) 2018, (3) 2019, (4) 2020, and (5) 2021.  HL2303
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of crimes being committed against (1) Uyghurs, (2) Kazakhs, and (3) other Turkish Muslim minorities, in Xinjiang in China; and what discussions they have had with international partners about taking steps to investigate, and if necessary prosecute, any such crimes.  HL2304
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask His Majesty's Government how many (1) church buildings, and (2) other historical buildings, in the UK are adversely affected by the presence of bat roosts.  HL2305
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask His Majesty's Government whether they will (1) carry out, and (2) publish, an assessment of the causes of the floods in (a) Pakistan, and (b) elsewhere on the India sub-continent, to assist them in their longer term response.  HL2306
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of a potential link between recent flooding in areas of South Asia to (1) illegal logging, and (2) deforestation.  HL2307
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask His Majesty's Government whether they will match funds for Pakistan raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee members; and how they will avoid duplication with that committee's members' current support for Pakistani charities.  HL2308
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask His Majesty's Government what progress they have made with negotiations with the government of Egypt regarding the release of Alaa Abd el-Fattah, who has been in prison in that country on hunger strike since April.  HL2309
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Lord Scriven to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Department for Education issuing advice that “live facial recognition technology is not appropriate in schools or colleges”, what assessment they have made of Smestow Academy in Wolverhampton using live face and body scanning in classrooms; and what discussions they have had with the Academy about it.  HL2310
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Lord Scriven to ask His Majesty's Government, following the pause on the use of biometric facial recognition systems in schools in North Ayrshire Council to allow the Information Commissioner’s Office to investigate their legality, what discussions they have had with the Information Commissioner’s Office about when they will publish their findings; and why such technology is being… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord West of Spithead to ask His Majesty's Government how much the Royal Navy will increase in tonnage between 2020 and 2030.  HL2312
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Lord West of Spithead to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 28 April (HL7898), whether the Government Property Agency has received the list of works needed on the Royal Naval Division war memorial from Heritage England; if not, why not; and whether they have been hastened.  HL2313
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Lord West of Spithead to ask His Majesty's Government when the order for the five remaining Type 26 frigates will be placed.  HL2314
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Lord West of Spithead to ask His Majesty's Government when 809 Squadron will be formed.  HL2315
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Lord West of Spithead to ask His Majesty's Government whether all UK F35 jets deployed for UK carrier operations off the Eastern seaboard of the USA will be embarked in the ship with their maintainers and aircrew.  HL2316
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Lord West of Spithead to ask His Majesty's Government whether the M20 three lane carriageway speed limit will be raised from 50 miles per hour given the suspension of Operation Brock and the removal of motorway barriers; and if not, why not.  HL2317
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