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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Cabinet Office
Customs: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which customs regulations will be enforced at border control posts in Northern Ireland after 1 January 2021.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Cabinet Office
Customs: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions they will apply to persons who breach customs regulations at border control posts in Northern Ireland after 1 January 2021.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Ministry of Justice
Borders: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which court would determine the outcome of a dispute between Customs Officers and a person moving goods via a Border Control Post in Northern Ireland.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Transport
Cycling and Walking: North West
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how much money, and (2) what proportion of COVID-19 related funding for local transport schemes to promote cycling and walking, has been allocated to (a) the North West, and (b) Lancashire, Blackburn and Blackpool; and for which schemes.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Cabinet Office
House of Lords: Membership
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to ensure that future appointments of members to the House of Lords help to improve representation (1) of the four nations of the UK, and (2) of each of the regions of England, in the membership of the House.
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Asked by Lord Hendy
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department for Work and Pensions
Industrial Health and Safety: EU Law
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation that would result in a reduction in the level of protections for workers contained in health and safety regulations from those provided for in current regulations which implement EU Directives, such as the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Palantir: Data Protection
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that all personal data provided to Palantir Technologies UK (1) is, and (2) continues to be, anonymised; and what assessment they have made of research by Imperial College London and others that suggests that such data cannot be effectively anonymised.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Cabinet Office
Exercise Cygnus: Sick Leave
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus to ensure that the potential for staff absences to reach 50 per cent was built into business continuity planning in the event of a pandemic.
Asked on: 20 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Exercise Cygnus: Voluntary Work
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took following the conclusion of Exercise Cygnus to ensure that the contribution of the voluntary sector was more apparent in pandemic plans and communications activities.
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