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Unique Identifying Number – Every written question in the House of Commons has a UIN per Parliament. In the House of Lords each written questions has a UIN per parliamentary session.
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Asked on: 18 October 2017
Home Office
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
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
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
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
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
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
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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
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
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
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 on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
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
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.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisons in England and Wales have implemented a smoking ban.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for a roll-out of a smoking ban in prisons.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 18 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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