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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new aviation strategy will include a policy on the scale of safeguarded land for English airports.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their role in assessing the scale of safeguarded land to allow for the future expansion at English airports.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the scale of safeguarded land at (1) Heathrow, (2) Gatwick, (3) Stansted, (4) Luton, (5) Southend, (6) Birmingham, (6) Manchester, (7) Bristol, and (8) Newcastle, airports.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the expansion of airports in view of their commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050; and what changes will be needed to surface and air traffic to achieve that target.
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to mandating the display of food hygiene ratings on online food delivery services.
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the use of plastic by businesses in the tourism industry.
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in partnership with relevant businesses, to reduce the use of plastic bottles by tourists.
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce free drinking water fountains at (1) airports, (2) railway and bus stations, and (3) major tourist attractions.
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to address the decline in inbound tourists' spending in 2018.
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Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to improve the tourism and hospitality industry's productivity.
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Asked by Lord Grocott
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for International Trade
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie (HL16983), whether they will include the list of Trade Envoys and appointment dates in the text of the Written Answer for inclusion in Hansard.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to review their policies to address poverty, and (2) to ensure sufficient services for and assistance to those at risk of destitution.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Universal Credit payments begin within a week of a person registering for that benefit.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase family benefits and tax credits in line with the cost of living; and if so, when.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a national fuel fund to support those unable to meet gas and electricity bills.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of people who need to use food banks.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK has ratified the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs; and if not, when they expect this will happen.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risk posed by drilling near the contaminated land site at Newyears Green Bourne, including any associated risks such as the potential closure of the Blackford pumping station.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk management measures have been put in place to control the spread of contaminants into the mid-Chiltern aquifer since 2011.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the Ickenham water pumping station to be reopened.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the construction of HS2 is likely to require drilling near, or in, the outer remediation and monitoring zone of the contaminated land site at Newyears Green Bourne.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Home Office has received from local authorities about (1) the need for nationality advice for children in local authority care, and (2) problems in identifying children in local authority care and care leavers who need to use the EU Settlement Scheme.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) looked after children, and (2) care leavers, who are from the European Economic Area or Switzerland are currently supported in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, and (d) Northern Ireland.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) looked after children, and (2) care leavers, who are from the European Economic Area or Switzerland are currently supported in England, broken down by region.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the new burdens assessment produced in relation to the need for local authorities to identify and support eligible children in care from the European Economic Area and their family members to regularise their immigration status through the EU Settlement Scheme.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend (1) to monitor, and (2) to ensure that (a) looked after children, and (b) care leavers, applying through the EU Settlement Scheme are getting the correct status, in particular that they are not assigned pre-settled status because they lack the necessary documents.
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Asked by Lord Luce
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on resolving the crisis in Libya; and what assessment they have made of whether that policy is consistent with the EU's approach towards that country.
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Asked by Lord Luce
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt concerning access to medical services in prison for Dr Aboul Fotouh and other political prisoners.
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Asked by Lord Luce
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in deciding what number of occupational health staff are needed by the NHS in England to implement their proposals to facilitate the retention or return to work of those employees with long-term health conditions.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that Iran intends to use its “committed forces” to respond to the seizure of the Iranian tanker Grace 1 by the Royal Navy near Gibraltar on 4 July.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 19 June (HL16113), what discussions they have had with the Financial Conduct Authority about the case for that body to conduct an investigation into its decision to authorise Lendy when it had concerns about that firm’s compliance with minimum regulatory standards and the adequacy of disclosure to lenders; and what assessment they have made of the case for any such investigation to include whether any investors in Lendy (1) suffered losses as a result of that authorisation, and (2) are entitled to compensation from the FCA or another institution.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the grant-in-aid in support of English Heritage, as set out in the consultation document published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport English Heritage New Model on 6 December 2013, is due to expire; what share of the £80 million has been spent so far; and how much of that has been spent on the upkeep of Kenwood House and its gardens.
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Asked by Lord Rosser
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have in the decision making process for determining which of the proposed routes for the new Oxford to Cambridge Arc railway line should be the final route; and whether they will have a role in determining if the final route will pass through the Wimpole Hall Estate.
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Asked by Lord Shipley
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to preventing the demolition of the Doxford Gate, Pallion Quay, at Sunderland and preserving it as a monument to Sunderland's ship building heritage.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to regulate AI technology which can be implanted within the human body.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address any economic downturn that may be caused by a no-deal Brexit.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the UK in the EU’s investigation into possible data misuse by Amazon.
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Commission's position on renegotiating the Irish backstop.
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Asked by Lord Tebbit
Asked on: 17 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the legal provisions governing the balance between (1) the freedom of passage along public highways, and (2) the right to hold public demonstrations on public highways.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that British investors hold shares in Chinese surveillance companies accused of contributing to human rights abuses.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that UK investors hold shares totalling £800 million in companies that supply CCTV and facial-recognition technology used to track Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they intend for the Office for Students to have in the provision of support to universities that have experienced difficulties in implementing policies to protect students from sexual harassment, bullying and threats of violence.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when ministers last met representatives of the Office for Students to discuss the protection of students from sexual harassment, bullying and threats of violence at universities.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an updated cost benefit analysis of HS2 Phase 2A before the second reading of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill in the House of Lords.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the Aggregates Levy for primary aggregates to encourage the use of secondary aggregates including that obtained from china clay.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make phone calls free of charge for applicants seeking advice from the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centres.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 8 July (HL16975), what process Her Majesty’s Prison Service uses to (1) record, (2) classify, and (3) centrally collect information about, any deaths of those imprisoned in women’s prisons.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 10 July (HL16975), how many deaths occurred in (1) HMP Styal, and (2) HMP Peterborough, in (a) March, (b) April, and (c) May 2019; what was the cause of death in each case; and what steps they took to ensure that the earlier Written Answer was accurate.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation's compliance with Articles 10 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights following its cancellation of a planned conference in Israel allegedly due to fear of pressure from anti-Israel activists.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation's compliance with the Principle of Universality of Science and Academic Freedom following its cancellation of a planned conference in Israel alledgedly due to fear of pressure from anti-Israel activists.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 July (HL18796), whether their objectives include seeking assurances about the measures being taken by the government of Pakistan to protect Christian minorities in that country.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to collate data in order to assess the amount of apprenticeship levy money that was (1) paid, and (2) spent on apprenticeships, by creative industry companies in the 2018/19 financial year.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what instances of the importation of oak processionary moth on oak trees have occurred in the last 12 months.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many locations, and on what dates, oak processionary moths have been identified in the UK.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to an immediate and total ban on the import of (1) oak, and (2) olive, trees.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the current public spending on research and development they intend to spend on health in (1) 2019, and (2) each of the next five years.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of research and development funding required by organisations involved in (1) health research, and (2) data-driven health research, in the UK.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, what proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, they expect to spend on health each year.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, they expect to come from private sources each year.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, intended for health research and development they expect to come from private sources each year.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of uncertainties relating to the UK leaving the EU and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on the Erasmus+ programme; and which organisations which participate in the Erasmus+ programme in (1) the UK, and (2) other countries, have withdrawn from that scheme for 2019–20 for people coming (a) to, and (b) from, the UK.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people (1) from, and (2) outside of the, UK have participated in the Erasmus+ programme at participating organisations in (a) the UK, and (b) other countries, in each of the last five academic years; and how many such people are expected to participate in 2019–20.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the (1) funding, and (2) operation, of the Erasmus+ programme; and what guidance they have provided to UK organisations which participate in that programme about preparation for a possible no-deal Brexit.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions of brothel owners or managers are (1) pending, and (2) completed, following the removal of women from their premises to Yarl's Wood and other detention centres.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who are subject to immigration removal are currently held in prisons in England and Wales; and what are the (1) maximum, and (2) mean, periods for which they have been so held.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all detention centres are fully informed of the Adults at Risk policy; and in particular that staff responsible for receiving new arrivals are fully briefed.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to report to Parliament annually, or more often, on the progress of the (1) Alternatives to Immigration Detention, and (2) the 2-month auto-bail referral, pilot.
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Asked by Lord Jopling
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Goldie on 2 July (HL Deb, col 1344), what representations they have made to the government of China with regard to the statement by the Hong Kong Final Court of Appeal that “it replaced the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London in the highest appellate court in Hong Kong after 30 June 1997”.
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Asked by Lord Jopling
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16754), what assessment they have made of the extent to which police forces are prosecuting anyone found illegally using an electric scooter on public highways in cases where driving licences, insurance policies or number plates are not in use.
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Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 10 July (HL16834), what steps the Ministry of Defence has taken to address the concerns of the European Medicines Agency Pharmacovigilance Assessment Committee 2014 report on the toxicity of mefloquine (Lariam); and if they have not taken any such steps, why not.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 4 July (HL16559), what proportion of the prison population of HMP Belmarsh identifies as Muslim; and how this compares to the average of the proportion of prisoners who identify as Muslim in other prisons in England and Wales.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners there are in HMP Belmarsh; and how many of those are serving sentences for civil offences.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the process for reaching the decision that Stephen Yaxley-Lennon should be imprisoned in HMP Belmarsh; whether a Minister was responsible for that decision; and if so, who.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministers attended the commemoration of 50 years of Continuous At Sea Deterrence held at HM Naval Base Clyde (Faslane) on Friday 5 July.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of China on the treatment and living conditions of the Uighur people in Szechuan province; and how they intend to resume their national dialogue on human rights.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what influence they estimate the Sudan Troika countries will have on the possible recurrence of human rights violations by the military council in Khartoum if the latest peace agreement fails.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 12 July (HL16845), what assessment they have made of the legal implications of Pacer trains remaining in use on the Northern Rail network after 31 December; and what plans they have in place to ensure that any trains still in use after that date comply with regulations concerning accessibility and the discharge of toilet waste onto tracks.
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Asked by Lord Storey
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include (1) the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup, and (2) women’s world cup sporting events in the list of listed sporting events.
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Asked by Lord Storey
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of local welfare assistance schemes.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing virtual reality learning to (1) aid surgical training, and (2) practice pioneering operations.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to block applications which publish content that may be harmful to children with eating disorders.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to create more job opportunities for school leavers after Brexit.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of digital technology in the UK education sector.
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Asked by Lord Vinson
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 8 July (HL16623), whether the requirement for business to “take a proportionate approach” and create “their own policies based on their assessment of risk” means that customer due diligence checks by businesses and banks for existing customers who have not given any cause for concern are optional.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the United States authorities about the re-allocation of F35 aircraft work should that work currently planned for Turkey be done elsewhere.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the action information system in the Type 31e frigates will be compatible with that in the Type 26 frigates in terms of operations room training and cross-operating of personnel.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether contingency work has occurred with BAE Systems to ascertain whether the T26 programme could be accelerated in a time of national emergency or for any other reason; and if not, why not.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Negligence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals made by the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers to the Civil Justice Council in relation to the clinical negligence fixed costs; and what consideration they have given to the recommendations on fixed recovery costs in clinical negligence cases from Action Against Medical Accidents and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Bombings
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of who is responsible for the recent car bombing near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in North East Syria.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: Crimes against Humanity
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with those countries which favour the creation of an ad hoc international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in Iraq and Syria.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: Crimes against Humanity
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in response to evidence that has been collected of crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq and Syria.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Leasehold: Reform
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to respond to the Law Commission's consultation and report on leasehold enfranchisement reform; and what assessment they have made of the case for removing exemptions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 in respect of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance: Audit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the National Audit Office and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd in protecting the interests of council tax payers and improving value for money in local authorities.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of public funding provided to the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Accident and Emergency Departments
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of late licensing on the workload of accident and emergency departments in hospitals.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Veterans: Mental Health Services
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what mental health support armed service personnel currently receive when leaving Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Treasury
Taxation: Young People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of (1) income tax, and (2) National Insurance contributions, paid to the public purse by people under the age of 18 in each of the last three years.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Standards
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England and Wales are currently under special measures; and how long each of those schools have been subject to such measures.
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Asked by Lord Colgrain
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Treasury
Taxation: Electronic Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Making Tax Digital service and improve the current (1) process of, and (2) software used by, that service.
Q
Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Islamic State
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the detonation of a car bomb outside of a church in Qamishli on 11 July, what steps are being taken to coordinate security for the people of the region from Daesh between the Global Coalition Against Daesh and the government of Syria.
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