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Asked by Lord Birt
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the governance of English football.
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Asked by Lord Birt
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments are responsible for considering the implications of the Race Disparity Audit; and which is the lead department for co-ordinating action on its findings.
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Asked by Lord Birt
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the consumer and systematic risk arising from high-cost credit products.
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Asked by Lord Birt
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to change the regulatory regime governing London's water infrastructure.
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Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take further to the publication of the Race Disparity Audit commissioned by the Prime Minister.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that patients, carers and clinicians are fully consulted during the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decrease in inpatient psychiatric beds and any relationship this may have to the increase in the use of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure mental health issues are addressed before patients reach a state where they need to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the link between good community mental health services and lower rates of detention under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current level of protection for consumers purchasing a funeral plan, including protection from inappropriate sales and marketing practices.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to strengthen the regulation of the funeral plan market in order to improve consumer protection.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether infrastructure upgrades at RAF Marham to facilitate the arrival of the Lightning 2 jet aircraft are on schedule.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is being offered in incentive payments for early delivery of infrastructure to facilitate the accommodation of Lightning 2 jet aircraft at RAF Marham.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors have caused revision of the delivery programme for the Lightning 2 jet aircraft from amber to amber–red; and what are the implications of that change.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have completed their studies in the UK over the last 20 years at (1) undergraduate, (2) taught masters courses, and (3) doctorate level in the following disciplines: (a) health economics, and (b) medical data analytics or related disciplines.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the report Locked out of learning published by Refugee Action in March; and in what ways they have responded to its recommendations.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what orders for new passenger trains are currently being processed, and in each case (1) how many train sets of how many vehicles are included; (2) which company is building them and where, and which operators they are for; (3) which body will own them; and (4) what is the cost of each order.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by China for stricter controls on imports of waste materials; and whether they intend (1) to propose changes to rules for recycling collections or treatment; (2) to take action to seek new markets for UK waste; (3) to initiate or encourage investment in new or improved facilities for recycling or otherwise disposing of waste materials in the UK; (4) to seek changes to the composition and use of packing materials, plastics, and other materials that contribute to non-food waste.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to consider the proposal for a prevention precept on council tax at district council level to match the social care precept available to county councils in two-tier shire counties.
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Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 19 October, what further information is available regarding (1) the options available to foreign national survivors of the Grenfell disaster to gain permanent residences; (2) who might benefit from any arrangements; (3) how such arrangements will operate; (4) what support and assistance will be provided to those who may avail themselves of such arrangements; and (5) how information about such arrangements is being made available to those who might benefit.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the EU Emissions Trading System.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on UK operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System if the UK were to exit the EU Emissions Trading System before the end of phase 3 of the system in 2020.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to avoid penalties for non-compliance being levied against UK operators in the event that the UK exits the EU Emissions Trading System before the end of phase 3 of the system in 2020.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide UK operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System with certainty on the future of the UK’s participation in the System, both for the remainder of the current phase and the upcoming phase 4, as well as on domestic carbon pricing and carbon trading policy.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of increases in the number of rough sleepers and people placed in temporary accommodation, they plan to assess the impact of reforms to the welfare system on homelessness, and, in addition, the effect of such reforms on the extent of food and fuel poverty.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the effectiveness of local homelessness strategies and monitor their progress in reducing homelessness.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of glyphosate and neonicotinoids in crop production.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Red Tractor scheme.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of UK eggs not produced within the Red Lion scheme.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of pumpkins produced in England.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to deal with the hazard posed by sky lanterns.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of legislation to protect the countryside from fly-tipping.
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Asked by Lord Laird
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what was the cost of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in Great Britain in each of the last four years; (2) what is the budget for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme subsidy payments for the next six years; (3) why a cap was introduced in 2016; and (4) at what cost level it is pegged.
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Asked by Lord Laird
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the food welfare standards for hens and sows reared in Brazil, Thailand, Canada and the United States; and (2) whether future tariffs on imported poultry and pork products from those countries could be linked to higher animal welfare standards.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Leader of the House of Lords
Lords
To ask the Leader of the House what are the reasons for the delay in establishing the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.
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Asked by Lord Lexden
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 October (HL1670), whether they have plans to ensure improvements to police training in order to improve the manner in which allegations of child sexual abuse are investigated.
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Asked by Lord Lexden
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 October (HL1668), whether they have made representations to the Metropolitan Police and the Wiltshire Constabulary about public disquiet regarding the handling of well-publicised allegations of child sexual abuse; and if so, what replies have been received.
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Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have in place to ensure that adverse reactions to drugs and vaccines are reported and acknowledged, and that appropriate medical treatment is subsequently provided to the individuals concerned.
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Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the families of children believed to have suffered serious adverse reactions to human papilloma virus vaccinations are treated with the same levels of dignity and respect accorded to families whose children have other medical conditions.
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Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action to encourage manufacturers of over-the-counter consumer goods such as soaps, toothpastes, and cosmetics to eliminate triclosan and triclocarbon from their products.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what calculations they have made to substantiate the view, expressed by the Secretary of State for International Trade on BBC News on 17 October, that a negotiated Brexit deal would allow for slightly more economic growth than departure from the EU without such a deal, and (2) as a result of such calculations, what assessment they have made of the growth differential between a negotiated Brexit and leaving the EU without such a deal.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) whether they are able to oblige Greybull to contribute towards the cost of repatriating passengers stranded outside the UK due to the failure of Monarch Airlines; (2) whether Greybull ranks as a senior creditor of Monarch in receivership; and (3) how many Monarch passengers were stranded in the UK and not repatriated with government assistance.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they received any request to lend money to, or invest in, Monarch Airlines, Greybull or any affiliated entity ahead of the collapse of Monarch Airlines.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to the taxpayer of repatriating the UK customers of Monarch Airlines.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost to the Exchequer of the recently announced changes to student loan repayments.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what the cost would be of removing the payment of employee national insurance by people under 26.
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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of road accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians has increased by almost 50 per cent between 2009 and 2015; what assessment they have made of the difficulty of identifying the cyclists who infringe the rules for cyclists; and what consideration they are giving to introducing measures to improve the identification of cyclists.
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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of China's ambition to double its GDP in 2010 by 2020; and whether they plan to encourage more schools to introduce Chinese Mandarin into their curriculum and accelerate the increase in student entries for Chinese Mandarin GCSE.
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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what change there will be in the number of people aged 65 and above by 2030; and what assessment they have made of the demand for an increase in the number of care workers and the need for measures to be introduced to aid recruitment and retention.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of reducing the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals from £100 to £2.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government why the practice of up-skirting is treated as a public nuisance behaviour; and what consideration they have given to the case for characterising it as a sexual offence.
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Asked by Lord Rooker
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the scale of the lifetime direct medical costs associated with births affected by neural tube defects compared to those unaffected.
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Asked by Lord Rooker
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest estimate of the percentage of women of child-bearing age who are deficient in folic acid.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Home Office has spent on facial biometric recognition technology to date, and which companies have been paid to build facial biometric recognition systems.
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make provisions in order to ensure that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights applies in the UK after Brexit; and if so, what provisions they intend to make.
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Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children were receiving home education in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what arrangements are in place to ensure that this education enables children to experience a broad and balanced curriculum as required by legislation.
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Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the number of unregistered schools that serve (1) the strictly orthodox Charedi Jewish community; (2) Christian sects outside the established churches; and (3) those with Islamic beliefs.
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Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders in the past 12 months about the issue of unregistered schools.
Q
Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have of whether unregistered schools are failing to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum as provided for in legislation.
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Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the past 12 months with the Children's Commissioner, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Local Government Association and Chief Constables about unregistered schools; and what suggestions, if any, these parties have made for tackling the issues raised by unregistered schools.
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Asked by Lord Warner
Asked on: 19 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children aged five to 16 years old who attend an unregistered state or independent school.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Home Office
Islamic State: Refugees
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in paragraph 6.2.4. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017).
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Islamic State: War Crimes
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are planning to take under paragraph 6.2.5. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017) to support the collection and preservation of evidence of Daesh’s crimes.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Islamic State: War Crimes
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Investigative Team investigates cases of individuals forcibly displaced by Daesh in Iraq, including of Iraqi Christians from Nineveh Plains and of Yazidis from Sinjar.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Transport
Cycling: Accidents
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pedestrian deaths involving a cyclist were recorded in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Transport
Cycling: Dangerous Driving
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the law concerning dangerous driving to include dangerous driving by cyclists.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Home Office
Madeleine McCann
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when funding for Operation Grange, investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, is due to end.
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Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current state of negotiations regarding Convention 108 of the Council of Europe and when they anticipate agreement to this Convention from all countries of the Council of Europe.
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Asked on: 18 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Islamic State
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that British citizens who have fought for ISIL in Syria, and who have surrendered or been captured after the fall of Raqqa, will face justice in Syria and will not be repatriated to the UK.
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Asked on: 18 October 2017
HM Treasury
Economic Surveys
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the content of the OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2017 before agreeing to the same report being launched in the buildings of HM Treasury.
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Asked on: 18 October 2017
HM Treasury
Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of predictions made by the OECD, in the light of the statement made by OECD Director General, Jose Angel Gurria on 27 April 2016, which suggested that a UK exit from the EU would immediately hit confidence and would result in UK GDP being reduced by 3 per cent by 2020.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Civil Disorder
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents in prisons have required (1) the use of the National Tactical Response Group, (2) the deployment of Tornado teams, and (3) the opening of Gold Command, in each month in 2016 and 2017; and what were the reasons for the action taken in each case.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children suffered injuries during the use of restraint in each custodial institution in each of the last five years.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Smoking
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisons in England and Wales have implemented a smoking ban.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Smoking
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for a roll-out of a smoking ban in prisons.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Smoking
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been issued to prisons ahead of introducing a smoking ban; what support is available to prisoners in preparation for a smoking ban; and what on-going support will be available to prisoners once the smoking ban has come into effect.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Mental Illness: Research
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a programme and timetable to increase funding for mental health research from its current level of six per cent of health research so that it can achieve parity with funding for physical health research.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Mental Illness: Research
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate that mental health research funding will achieve parity with funding for physical health research.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Mental Illness: Research
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been invested in UK mental health research over the past five years and how much of this has come each year from the EU.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Mental Illness: Research
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain the current levels of total funding for UK mental health research after the UK leaves the EU.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Mental Illness: Research
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU nationals engaged in mental health research have left the UK since 23 June 2016, and how this number compares with the same time period before 23 June 2016.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Home Office
Alcoholic Drinks
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to produce an alcohol strategy.
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Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity: Fees and Charges
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to electricity costs, what they estimate the percentage increase will be for Balancing Services Use of System charges between (1) now and 2020, and (2) now and 2030; and what proportion of these increases will be attributable to efforts to connect renewable energy sources to the national grid.
Q
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity: Fees and Charges
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to electricity costs, what they estimate the percentage increase will be for Distribution Services Use of System charges between (1) now and 2020, and (2) now and 2030; and what proportion of these increases will be attributable to efforts to connect renewable energy sources to the national grid.
Q
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity: Fees and Charges
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to electricity costs, what they estimate the percentage increase will be for Transmission Network Use of System charges between (1) now and 2020, and (2) now and 2030; and what proportion of these increases will be attributable to efforts to connect renewable energy sources to the national grid.
Q
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Cabinet Office
Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU negotiations did not meet between February 2017 and October 2017.
Q
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by Baroness Goldie on 17 October (HL Deb, col 511), what undertakings they have provided to the devolved administrations to seek to negotiate with the EU in such a way as to serve the interests of the devolved administrations and the people they represent.
Q
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit: Wales
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement made by Baroness Goldie on 17 October (HL Deb, col 511), (1) how many times the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU has spoken to Welsh government ministers since the 2017 General Election; (2) which ministers were spoken to; (3) when such discussions took place; (4) whether agendas or minutes for such discussions were produced; and (5) whether, in such meetings, consideration was given to raising issues which were subsequently discussed in the October meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU negotiations.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Northern Ireland Office
Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland regarding the cancelling of its schools outreach programme.
Q
Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Northern Ireland Office
Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland regarding the closing of its telephone helpline.
Q
Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Northern Ireland Office
Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland regarding the number of staff working overtime to cover vacant positions, and the annual costs involved.
Q
Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Northern Ireland Office
Electoral Register: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland regarding whether plans to introduce online registration are (1) on time and (2) within budget.
Q
Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Northern Ireland Office
Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made recent representations to the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland concerning their budget allocation for the current and subsequent financial years; and how the current budget compares with the budget for 2015–16.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Clinical Audit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many National Clinical Audits and Patient Outcome Audits there are currently in NHS England under the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership; (2) what percentage of care costs and English disability adjusted life years these audits cover; and (3) which diseases currently have patient reported outcomes, and which will have by next year.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Cancer: Health Services
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing the recommendations of the National Cancer Taskforce in the report Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: A strategy for England 2015–2020, and in particular (1) whether the “patient experience on par with clinical effectiveness and safety” workstreams have been established; (2) if established, when their implementation plans will be published; and (3) when the first pilots of patient reported outcomes are due to report.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Prostate Cancer: Surgery
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government where prostate cancer patients may find clear and easily accessible information regarding the variation in rates of incontinence and impotence after radical prostatectomy across the various providers in NHS England; and what are the lowest and highest rates of post-operative incontinence across NHS centres providing that procedure.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department of Health
Medicine: Research
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to allowing the routine and pseudonymised linking of existing care audit clinical outcome data to NHS activity data in order to make the UK a more attractive destination for medical research and innovation.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Education
Science: Graduates
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have completed their studies in the UK over the last 20 years at (1) undergraduate, (2) taught masters, and (3) doctorate level, in (a) molecular biology,  biochemistry and related disciplines, and (b) medicinal chemistry and other areas of drug development.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Education
Science: Graduates
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have completed their studies in the UK over the last 20 years at (1) undergraduate, (2) taught masters, and (3) doctorate level, in (a) biostatistics and medical statistics, and (b) regulatory science.
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Department for Education
Nurses: Training
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of maintenance support awarded to nursing students who study on a full-time basis via distance learning.
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