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Questions for Written Answer for 25 January 2024

Tabled on 24 January and due for answer by 7 February.

The Lord Bishop of Bristol to ask His Majesty's Government how many people who have arrived into the UK illegally since 1 January 2022 and who would therefore be eligible for removal to Rwanda have been referred to the National Referral Mechanism for modern slavery.  HL1885
Answered
Baroness Browning to ask His Majesty's Government why social service departments are discharging hospital patients to residential care for the first time when they are self-funding, while encouraging those patients (1) to contract with, (2) to be charged by, and (3) to be added to, social services’ admissions to private care, instead of contracting directly with the residential ho… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Chelmsford to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that residents on the Bibby Stockholm can access outside space and the surrounding community without requiring inspection by staff or the use of scanners each time.  HL1887
Answered
Baroness Coussins to ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 24 January (HL1408 and HL1409), how many visas for relocation to the United Kingdom have been issued since 8 November 2023 to Afghans eligible under (1) the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy, and (2) the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.  HL1888
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask His Majesty's Government what criteria NHS England will use to establish robust governance of the operation and management of the Advisory Group for Data, and the periodic audit of its business.  HL1889
Withdrawn
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish all performance management reviews and audits undertaken by NHS England into the work and performance of the Advisory Group for Data.  HL1890
Withdrawn
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask His Majesty's Government to what extent they have evaluated in the NHS-Galleri research trial the possibility that patients with small tumours will not be readily detected when circulating tumour DNA is used for diagnosis, leading to poor utility for cancer screening.  HL1891
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask His Majesty's Government why, of the G7 nations, only the UK is represented by a charity and not a government agency in the G7 Cancer initiative.  HL1892
Answered
Lord Jackson of Peterborough to ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia regarding the recent executions in 2022 and 2023 in that country which were allegedly based on political background or affiliation to the Shia sect.  HL1893
Answered
The Earl of Sandwich to ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the proposal from the International Agreements Committee, set out in its letter to the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, published on 23 March 2023, that the Department for Business and Trade should publish a trade policy framework, setting out strategic policies and objectives for… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask His Majesty's Government what contingency plans are in place to address the potential increase in demand for services such as food banks in the event of the discontinuation of the Household Support Fund after March 2024.  HL1895
Answered
Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask His Majesty's Government whether there have been any consultations with local authorities, charities, and community organisations regarding the impact of terminating the Household Support Fund; and if so, whether they intend to publish the responses.  HL1896
Answered
Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask His Majesty's Government whether they have carried out an analysis of the geographic distribution of Household Support Fund recipients.  HL1897
Answered
Lord Sedwill to ask His Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the government of India about the delay in the issue of a visa to the England cricketer, Shoaib Bashir.  HL1898
Answered
Lord Sedwill to ask His Majesty's Government how many Afghans who were employees of NATO and the UN during 2001–21 have been admitted to the UK under the various Afghan resettlement programmes.  HL1899
Answered
Lord Sedwill to ask His Majesty's Government how many members of Afghanistan’s Commando Force 333 have been admitted to the UK under the various Afghan resettlement schemes (1) in 2021–22, and (2) since July 2022.  HL1900
Answered
Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask His Majesty's Government, further to their response to the report from the House of Commons Justice Select Committee, Private prosecutions: safeguards (9th Report, Session 2019–21), in which they confirmed that a registry of private prosecutions would be made available, why this has not yet been made available; when this is expected to be m… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of cutting taxes in the upcoming budget, further to the report, Public sector finances, UK: December 2023, published by the Office for National Statistics on 23 January, and having regard to the overall stability of the economy.  HL1902
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to determine which European Union laws will be retained, reformed, or revoked under the plans set out in the Retained EU Law Parliamentary Report June 2023–December 2023, published on 22 January.  HL1903
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to mitigate the potential negative impact of the United Kingdom’s current inflation rates on the economy.  HL1904
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of those issued student visas in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, (3) 2020, (4) 2021, (5) 2022, and (6) 2023, who (a) remain in the UK today, and (b) are expected to remain in the UK five years after their visa was first issued.  HL1905
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of those issued a visa as a dependent of a student in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, (3) 2020, (4) 2021, (5) 2022, and (6) 2023, who (a) remain in the UK today, and (b) are expected to remain in the UK five years after their visa was first issued.  HL1906
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask His Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last visited Senedd Cymru, and on how many occasions during 2023 he had discussions in person with the First Minister of Wales.  HL1907
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask His Majesty's Government how much finance, other than that provided under the Barnett formula, was made available to (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, and (3) Northern Ireland, in each of the past three financial years.  HL1908
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask His Majesty's Government in how many (1) primary, and (2) secondary, schools in England is the Welsh language taught as an optional subject.  HL1909
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the tonnage of coil and sheet steel (1) manufactured in, and (2) imported into, the UK in each of the past five years.  HL1910
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Welsh Government with regard to the transfer of additional quantities of water from the reservoirs in Wales, or from rivers running from Wales to England, to meet increased water demand in South East England.  HL1911
Answered
Lord Wigley to ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Argentina on the future security of the Falkland Islands.  HL1912
Answered
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