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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Education
Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to carry out exploratory assessments into whether those children classed as vulnerable who did not physically attend schools during the COVID-19 lockdown had a recognised category of special educational needs and particularly those of the neuro-diverse types including (1) dyslexia, (2) autism, (3) dyspraxia, and (4) Attention Deficit Disorder.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Education
Physical Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to provide structured physical education for any children returning to school before the 2020 summer break.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Home Office
Immigrants: Health Services
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the net financial benefit to the NHS from the immigration health surcharge in each year since the surcharge was introduced; and what proportion of total annual income from the immigration health surcharge comes from foreign nationals working in the health and care sector.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Fruit and Vegetables: Production
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the availability of a diverse range of UK-grown vegetables and fruit in areas local to their production.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Home Office
Refugees: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) maintain the extension of housing provision for newly recognised refugees to three months, introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a permanent measure, and (2) ensure financial support for such refugees whilst they wait for receipt of Universal Credit payments.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore the policy of publishing standalone Sustainable MOD annual reports to ensure that the records of all military greenhouse gas emissions each year are easily accessible.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Arms Trade: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) future UK arms sales, and (2) existing arms contracts.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce saliva rather than swab testing for COVID-19 for (1) the general population, and (2) vulnerable groups that might find the swab test particularly difficult including (a) children, and (b) patients with dementia or other cognitive impairments.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 May (HL3589), what criteria they used to determine the type of testing to offer at each Regional Test Site; on average, what percentage of people choose the self-test option at sites which operate a hybrid model; what is the average waiting time at (1) assisted, (2) self-administration, and (3) hybrid, testing sites; and whether there is a maximum waiting time embedded in contractual agreements with test providers.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Organs: Donors
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the policy that deemed consent should not apply to transplants used to create Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of COVID-19 for operational capacity within the (1) male, and (2) female, prison estates.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the number of releases from prison over the next 12 months of the Parole Board’s decision to postpone face-to-face hearings due to COVID-19.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Carbon Emissions and Renewable Energy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what statutory targets have been set for (1) renewable energy, and (2) carbon dioxide reduction; and why any such targets were set.
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Asked by Lord German
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been tested for COVID-19 (1) in each of the last five weeks, and (2) in total up to 20 May.
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Asked by Lord German
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Wales Office
UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK Shared Prosperity Fund matches the (1) money currently received by Wales from EU funding programmes, and (2) level of discretion the Welsh Government has over the use of such funds.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Transport
Tunnels: West Yorkshire
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 20 May (HL4128), whether the work by Highways England on planned safety work on the Queensbury Tunnel will protect the tunnel for possible future use as a cycleway.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the daily figures for the numbers of people tested for the COVID-19 include the 100,000 people who are being tested by post in a random survey led by Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and carried out by Ipsos MORI.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the COVID-19 testing kits that have been so far sent out in the post have been returned; and of those, what proportion have been (1) positive, (2) negative, (3) not indicative either way, (4) not able to be processed, (5) returned unused, and (6) not returned within the time period allotted.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Air Pollution: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the short- and long-term improvements to health resultant from the reduction in air pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans they have to prevent levels of traffic and air pollution returning to pre-COVID-19 levels, particularly in cities, towns and other urban areas, and along major transport routes.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Disclosure of Information
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the protocols in relation to whistle-blowing in the NHS; and what plans they have to issue new guidance to prevent the victimisation of employees in the health and care sectors, including those employed by private companies, who highlight any unsafe, inadequate, inefficient or potentially corrupt practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Transport
Public Transport: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 20 May (HL4129), whether their plans include the return of public transport services, following the eventual ending of restrictions on movement, broadly to levels that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Public Lavatories: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that public toilets reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Home Office
Refugees: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to participate in discussions with UNHCR about the relocation of unaccompanied refugee children now in Europe, in particular those in Greece; and if not, why not.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Home Office
Immigrants: Health Services
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of exempting (1) NHS and care workers, and (2) all workers, from overseas and their families from the immigration health surcharge; and what plans they have to review their policy on that surcharge.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
High Rise Flats: Insulation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the private sector to remediate the use of unsafe aluminium composite materials on high rise buildings.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Buildings: Fire Prevention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the total cost of remediating all buildings within the scope of the Building Safety Fund.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Buildings: Fire Prevention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total number of buildings that are eligible for funding from the Building Safety Fund.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
High Rise Flats: Insulation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to deal with buildings with cladding made from unsafe non-aluminium composite materials which are less than 18 metres in height.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of high-rise buildings both in the private and public sector with serious fire safety defects relating to compartmentation and fire stopping failures.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Regulations
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for setting and changing building regulations.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any new claimants of Universal Credit who are also claiming an ‘exempt benefit’ are not subject to the benefit cap because of the current three month pause in the assessment of entitlement to some exempt benefits.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rationale for applying the benefit cap to Universal Credit claimants who have been furloughed, or whose working hours have reduced, but who do not qualify for the grace period when those in a similar situation but claiming working tax credit are still able to receive their full entitlement.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit claimants have been subject to increased repayments from their weekly benefit following the increase in the Universal Credit standard allowance announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer; and what proportion of all claimants making repayments that represents.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Vitamin D: Health Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Public Health England's advice on year-round Vitamin D supplementation for care home residents and people from BAME communities is promoted widely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Cabinet Office
Office for Tackling Injustices
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to establish the Office for Tackling Injustices, created in July 2019; and what are that Office’s priorities.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Services: Immigrants
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current expected annual revenue from the immigration health surcharge; of that, how much is collected from (1) NHS workers, and (2) care workers; and in each case what proportion of the total NHS budget this represents. [T]
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Bees: Conservation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, following World Bee Day on 20 May, to raise awareness of the (1) importance of bees in the survival of ecosystems, and (2) role they play in the process of pollination; and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the beekeeping sector.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Reading Prison: Change of Use
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their decision to reject Reading Council’s bid to convert HM Prison Reading into an art centre; and what consideration they gave to the preservation of the building as an arts venue.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Burundi: Politics and Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current political situation in Burundi, following the presidential elections on 20 May, and (2) how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Burundi.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Armed Conflict
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International Syria: 'Nowhere Is Safe For Us’: Unlawful Attacks And Mass Displacement In North-West Syria, published on 11 May, which states that Russia and Syria have deliberately hit hospitals on the UN ‘do not target’ list and that there is “strong evidence of Russia’s direct involvement in unlawful air strike”.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for International Development
Africa: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the COVID-19 pandemic is progressing in Africa at a slower rate than they expected; and if so, what assessment they have made of why that is the case.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tunisia: Armed Forces
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are currently providing any security assistance and advice to the military in Tunisia.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Treasury
Public Sector Debt
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) department, (2) executive agency, (3) board, (4) court, or (5) other body, is responsible for ensuring that the Bank of England’s independence is not compromised through the financing of UK Government debt.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Women and Equalities
Government Departments: Equality
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place in (1) Government departments, and (2) Government-funded institutions, to ensure that no person is discriminated against on the grounds of (a) age, (b) disability, (c) marriage and civil partnership, (d) pregnancy and maternity, (e) race, (f) religion or belief, (g) sex, and (h) sexual orientation.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Women and Equalities
Government Departments: Gender Recognition
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to (1) Government departments, and (2) Government-funded institutions, about providing services for those who (1) self-identify their gender, and (2) are protected under the characteristics outlined in the Equality Act 2010 that are not related to gender transition.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Women and Equalities
Public Sector: Gender Recognition
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of public sector workers who have lost their jobs due to their views on the rights of people to self-identify their gender.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Women and Equalities
Gender Recognition: Discrimination
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) amend the Equality Act 2010, and (2) introduce new legislation, to ensure that there is a clear legal definition of transgender discrimination.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Women and Equalities
Gender Recognition
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the clarity of the language relating to transgender issues in their publications and guidance; and what plans they have to take steps to clarify that language where issues have been identified.
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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tourism: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Tourism Society about establishing an inquiry into the support needed to protect jobs in the tourism industry in England from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans they have to consult with the Tourism Society on this issue.
Q
Asked by Lord Pickles
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Rents: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a pre-action protocol for councils which would encourage the negotiation of affordable rent payment plans with tenants before seeking bailiff enforcement action following the end of the current moratorium on new evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will implement their strategy for individual contact tracing in respect of COVID-19.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Vaccination
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Cabinet Office
Ministers of State: Conduct
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that the results of the investigation into the conduct of the Home Secretary will be published.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Protective Clothing
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they took part in EU joint procurement programmes for personal protection equipment; and if not, why not.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Cabinet Office
Civil Service and Public Sector: Disease Control
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the preparedness of the Civil Service and public services to respond to a pandemic prior to the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Kashmir: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Q
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Kashmir: Internet
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the role of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan should be strengthened in response to the suspension of 2G mobile internet in Jammu and Kashmir on 6 May.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Computer Software
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 13 May (HL4448), whether they will publish the data sharing agreements held with all entities (1) working on, or (2) which will have access to data generated by, (a) the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app, and (b) human contact tracers; and if so, when.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Screening
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 5 May (HL3910), what was the (1) number, and (2) percentage, of returned home COVID-19 test kits that were void due to an inadequate self-swabbed sample.
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Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospitals: Admissions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish finer-resolution data on hospital admissions statistics, to assist with understanding the optimal admission, treatment, and resource allocation strategies.
Q
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Death
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that COVID-19 related fatalities of (1) NHS staff, (2) social workers, and (3) care workers, are accurately reported.
Q
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Disease Control
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the R number, the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus, for each region of the UK. [T]
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Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Veterans
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the issue of Commonwealth-born UK Armed Forces veterans facing financial difficulties and deportation due to a lack of awareness about how to regularise their immigration status following discharge.
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Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces: Commonwealth
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Commonwealth citizens are currently serving in the UK Armed Forces.
Q
Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Renewable Energy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what change there has been in the proportion of energy used by the Ministry of Defence that is drawn from renewable sources since 2010.
Q
Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that low or zero carbon technologies are included in the (1) commissioning, and (2) construction, of Ministry of Defence buildings.
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Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence: Procurement
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote sustainability in the supply chain during Ministry of Defence procurement.
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Asked by Lord Touhig
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Business: Procurement
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative environmental impact of awarding procurement contracts to British businesses compared to foreign businesses.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
USA: START Treaty
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the possible renewal of the New START Treaty next year.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: START Treaty
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to whether the government of China should be party to any future New START Treaty.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Confidence Building Measures
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to try and establish confidence building measures between nuclear powers since the termination of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Cabinet Office
UK Relations With EU: Galileo System
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU on access to Galileo as part of negotiations on the future UK–EU relationship.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Ministry of Defence
Defence: Expenditure
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain present planned levels of defence spending, as part of their commitment to NATO’s deterrence and defence capability.
Asked on: 21 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UN Security Council
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s responsibilities as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, in particular with regard to the military enforcement of UN resolutions; and what assessment, if any, they have made of the military capability required by a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Hong Kong: Politics and Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the next edition of the six-monthly report on Hong Kong relating to the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong; and why that edition has not yet been published.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Care Homes: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the deaths of 20 residents at the Paisley Care Home in Liverpool from suspected COVID-19; and what measures are in place (1) to prevent the spread of that virus, and (2) to ensure the safety of residents and staff, in care homes.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Horizon Europe
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the negotiations regarding future participation by the UK in the Horizon Europe research programme; and what preparations are being made to address any shortfall in UK research capacity should the UK cease to participate in Horizon Europe.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Erasmus+ Programme: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a replacement for the Erasmus+ student exchange programme; and whether this has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Beavers
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when a national beaver strategy for England is expected to be delivered; and what plans they have to increase beaver numbers in the UK.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Wildlife
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore the condition of Sites of Special Scientific Interest to ensure that all such sites are favourable to wildlife.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Transport
Leeds-Bradford Airport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposed expansion of Leeds–Bradford airport in the light of the reduction in air travel caused by (1) the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) changes in consumer behaviour due to environmental concerns.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment: Mental Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what elements of Thriving at Work: The Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers, published in October 2017, have been implemented.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Employment: Mental Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce regulations to amend the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 to include provision for mental health first aid.
Q
Asked by Lord Blunkett
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Higher Education: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on funding for (1) medical faculties, and (2) the teaching of STEM subjects, at higher education institutions of any fall in the amount of funding received by cross-subsidisation from students of arts and humanities subjects due to a decrease in the numbers of any such students. [T]
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Organs: Donors
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made to publicise the change of law on deemed consent for organ donation.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Organ Transplants
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made with the devolved administrations to facilitate cooperation and collaboration regarding organ transplants.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Speech and Language Therapy: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken to ensure that personal protection equipment is available to all speech and language therapists treating patients with swallowing difficulties as a result of COVID-19.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners' Release
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been refused (1) a Home Detention Curfew, and (2) an End of Custody Temporary Release, because they do not have suitable accommodation to be released to.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their projection for the prison population for the next 12 months for (1) men, and (2) women, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prison Accommodation: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of certified normal accommodation required within the prison estate over the next 12 months as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prison Accommodation: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, what assessment they have made of the number of people within the prison estate that they expect to be held in double accommodation over the next 12 months.
Q
Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners' Transfers: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of inter-prison transfers in the next 12 months as a result of COVID-19.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Treasury
Business: Insurance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with businesses, including banks and risk insurance companies, about business disruption insurance.
Q
Asked by Lord Cashman
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all schools in England will begin to teach compulsory relationships education or relationships and sex education from September 2020.
Q
Asked by Lord Cashman
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action will be taken against schools in England that do not begin to teach compulsory relationships education or relationships and sex education from September 2020.
Q
Asked by Lord Cashman
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources and support they are providing to schools in England to help them (1) consult parents about the provision of, and (2) teach, compulsory relationships education and relationships and sex education.
Q
Asked by Lord Cashman
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how far in advance parents of pupils in schools in England must be consulted before the teaching of relationships education or relationships and sex education starts.
Q
Asked by Lord Cashman
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Education
Sex and Relationship Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the preparedness of schools in England to begin teaching compulsory relationships education or relationships and sex education from September.
Q
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Peru: Coronavirus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the compliance of British mining companies operating in Peru with the health and safety regulations set up by the government of Peru to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 to their workers, families and the wider community.
Q
Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Immigration Controls: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government where they intend to establish border control posts in Northern Ireland.
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