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Balloted Questions for Short Debate for 24 February 2021

Time limit 1 hour.
Baroness Tyler of Enfield to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the incidence of children and young people experiencing mental health issues. (Department for Health and Social Care)
Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 in South America. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to declare a biodiversity emergency. (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government what structural changes they plan to make to the machinery of Her Majesty’s Government to strengthen (1) the governance, and (2) the delivery, of the United Kingdom’s Net Zero strategy and roadmap. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of building major new housing developments on functional flood plains on the prevalence of flooding in England. (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Lord Heseltine to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to devolve further powers to local government in England. (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Commission on Alcohol Harm 2020 ‘It’s everywhere’ – alcohol’s public face and private harm, published on 14 September 2020. (Department of Health and Social Care)
Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the United Kingdom–European Union Trade and Cooperation Agreement on musicians who want to work in the European Union. (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the paper by the Welsh Government Reforming our Union—Shared Governance in the UK, published on 10 October 2019. (Cabinet Office)
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Child Poverty Action Group and the Church of England Poverty in the pandemic: an update on the impact of coronavirus on low-income families and children, published on 14 December 2020. (Department for Work and Pensions)
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future of driven grouse shooting in England. (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the designation of Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern by the government of the United States. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the progress made by the World Health Organization in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Department of Health and Social Care)
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the operation of the United Kingdom–European Union Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the Northern Ireland Protocol since 1 January 2021. (Cabinet Office)
Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the agri-food sector of disruption to supply lines between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Lord Bates to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use the forthcoming G7 and COP26 summits to advance access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the least developed countries. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent restrictions on (1) democracy, (2) the rule of law, (3) human rights, and (4) free speech, in Hong Kong. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of free trade agreements with countries other than the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. (Department for International Trade)
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the establishment of a Global Ministerial Adolescent Summit to address adolescent health issues. (Department for Health and Social Care)
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen the Union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Cabinet Office)
Lord McNally to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the growth of the space industry in the United Kingdom. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future of Newton Rigg College. (Department for Education)
Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce standards for all new homes relating to (1) safety, (2) space, (3) insulation, and (4) other aspects of design and construction quality. (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the hospitality sector in the United Kingdom; and how they plan to help that sector to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of cultural and educational exchanges for (1) students, and (2) others, who may benefit from such exchanges. (Department for Education)
Lord Holmes of Richmond to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage the use of technology related to (1) artificial intelligence, (2) distributed ledger technology, and (3) the Internet of Things, in the development, and deployment, of public policy. (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to further relations with the government of China. (Foreign and Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenges being faced by businesses in the United Kingdom in exporting to the European Union since 1 January. (Cabinet Office)
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of the United States to designate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Child Maintenance Service. (Department for Work and Pensions)
Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what outcomes they expect from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, due to take place on 21 June. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Balfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations-led settlement talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders; and what role they plan to have in facilitating such talks. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to conduct a public consultation on the legislative framework relating to voluntary euthanasia. (Department for Health and Social Care)
Lord Haselhurst to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commemorate Commonwealth Day on 8 March 2021. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Centre for Cities Cities Outlook 2021, published on 25 January; and what action they plan to take in response to the recommendations of that report, in particular to address unemployment in the north of England. (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the quality, and (2) the contribution to biodiversity, of freshwater (a) rivers, and (b) streams in England; and what plans they have to improve such biodiversity. (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Baroness D'Souza to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other Commonwealth countries to encourage support for young people who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to respond to the recommendations set out in the document by Our Beautiful Game Saving the Beautiful Game: Manifesto for Change, published in October 2020. (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government how the G7 summit will address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality; and what progress they have made on the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what gender policies will be taken forward as part of the G7 development and foreign policy Ministerial Tracks. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Shields to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to investigate the potential for gender bias in algorithmic decision-making, and (2) to prevent artificial intelligence technology from exacerbating existing inequalities. (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
Baroness Fox of Buckley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the guidance published by the College of Policing Responding to non-crime hate incidents, published on 20 October 2020, and (2) the concerns raised by the Don’t Divide Us campaign that the recording of non-crime hate incidents on police databases intended for criminal offences means such… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Baroness Morgan of Cotes to ask Her Majesty's Government what are their trade priorities for their 2021 presidency of the G7. (Department for International Trade)
Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen to ask Her Majesty's Government what role their ‘Global Britain’ agenda has in helping to ensure that developing countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Leigh of Hurley to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what fiscal support they have provided, and (2) what fiscal support they plan to provide, to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Sharpe of Epsom to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage inward investment into the United Kingdom. (Department of International Trade)
Lord Vaizey of Didcot to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to roll out gigabit- capable broadband across the United Kingdom. (Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport)
Lord Knight of Weymouth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve teacher training in England. (Department for Education)
Baroness Pidding to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the supply of new homes. (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Baroness Mobarik to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to consult businesses in their preparations for COP26. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Sarfraz to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to prioritise support in their COP26 commitments for (1) climate vulnerable countries, and (2) those most affected by the impact of climate change. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Taylor of Holbeach to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support hauliers transporting goods internationally. (Balloted Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
Baroness Young of Old Scone to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, published on 11 January 2018. (Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs)
Lord Willetts to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the United Kingdom space industry. (Balloted Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy ships were in commission on (1) 1 March 2009, (2) 1 March 2015, and (3) 1 March 2021. (Ministry of Defence)
Lord Mackay of Clashfern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on their commitment to ensure that all girls across the world receive twelve years of quality education by 2030. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Baroness Boycott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of (1) meat, and (2) dairy, products, in relation to (a) the environment, and (b) climate change. (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards ending financial support for fossil fuel projects overseas before COP26. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) homeowners, and (2) the construction industry, have confidence in the operation of the Green Homes Grant scheme. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential of rail freight to reduce fossil fuel consumption in the transport sector in the next 10 years. (Department for Transport)
Lord Hussain to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Kashmir. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Hendy to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the United Kingdom and European Union Trade and Cooperation Agreement, what plans they have to “protect and promote social dialogue on labour matters among workers and employers, and their respective organisations, and with relevant government authorities”. (Cabinet Office)
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that their campaign to increase agricultural exports will have on their (1) biodiversity, and (2) climate change, targets. (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Lord Clark of Windermere to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the number of National Health Service staff after the COVID-19 pandemic. (Balloted Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
Baroness Kidron to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the equipment and systems used by schools to facilitate remote learning cannot be used (1) to view, and (2) to share, pornographic and violent imagery. (Department for Education)
Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of calls for an apology from Her Majesty’s Government for the Amritsar massacre. (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to demonstrate any progress they have made towards net zero carbon emissions in the transport sector ahead of COP26. (Department for Transport)
Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote anti-slavery projects throughout the Commonwealth. (Balloted Question for Short Debate, 1 hour)
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