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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: 13 December 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in improving English language provision for refugees since the meeting between Home Office Ministers and Lord Alton of Liverpool on 21 November; and whether they have any plans to provide more fast track English language training to enable Syrian refugees, and other suitably qualified doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, who are refugees, to take up work in the NHS.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to change rules that impact the ability of refugees who are health professionals to access full time English language lessons while being in receipt of jobseeker's allowance.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the out-turn cost, in cost per single track kilometre, for completing the electrification of the Great Western Main Line.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the projected cost, in cost per single track kilometre, for electrification of the Midland Main Line railway from Bedford to Corby.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the difference in availability for service of bi-mode and electric Intercity Express Programme trains.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the estimated additional track wear maintenance costs that might occur on the Midland Main Line as a result of the use of bi-mode Intercity Express Programme trains rather than electric trains.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of differing levels of performance and reliability between bi-mode Intercity Express Programme trains and electric trains when in traffic.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 27 November (HL3070), whether each of the three NHS-approved framework operators for the provision of agency staff to the NHS is publicly owned.
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Asked by Lord Colwyn
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the main causes of clinical negligence in NHS dental care in England.
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Asked by Lord Colwyn
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with dental stakeholders regarding the cost of professional indemnity insurance in relation to clinical negligence.
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Asked by Lord Colwyn
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase the small claims track threshold for clinical negligence cases in medical and dental practice.
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Asked on: 13 December 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the International Committee of the Red Cross regarding reports that a Red Crescent ambulance was used to transport Palestinians, disguised as wounded, to join a riot in Ramallah.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish (1) the results of the national fostering stocktake, and (2) their response to the stocktake.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the draft regulations placing (1) personal, social, health, and economic education, and (2) sex and relationship education, on a statutory footing, to be laid before Parliament.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which stakeholders they are consulting in respect of the placing of (1) personal, social, health and economic education, and (2) sex and relationship education, on a statutory footing.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any LGBT interest groups are being consulted as part of the stakeholder engagement relating to the placing of (1) personal, social, health and economic education, and (2) sex and relationship education, on a statutory footing.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the the placing of sex and relationship education on a statutory footing will be LGBT inclusive, as stated by the Prime Minister at the PinkNews awards in October; and what content they envisage will be included within the school curriculum.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to assist society in tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to reduce the rate of hate crime against the LGBT community.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 13 December 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call for donations and other measures from the diaspora community in order to assist the reconstruction of Syria.
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