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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 by Lord Colwyn
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 20 December 2017 (HL3994), what was the total number of fines issued for incorrectly claiming an exemption on NHS dental fees in the first six months of the financial year 2017–18.
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Asked by Lord Colwyn
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of (1) primary care courses of treatment that contained tooth extractions, and (2) teeth extracted in primary care, in each year from 2010–11 to 2016–17, for children aged 0–17.
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Asked by Lord Colwyn
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of (1) primary care courses of treatment that contained tooth extractions, and (2) teeth extracted in primary care, in each year from 2010–11 to 2016–17, for adults aged 18 and over.
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Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report in the Sunday Times on 14 January that the Ministry of Defence had stated that respected health bodies continued to recommend Lariam "as a safe and effective form of malaria prevention", which bodies provide such a recommendation.
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Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, in a report published by bacta on 10 January, that if the maximum stake of fixed odds betting terminals were reduced from £100 to £2 the reduction in annual Gross Gambling Yield to high street betting shops would be £335 million; and how they reached the conclusion in their consultation on proposals to reduce such stakes that that reduction would be £639 million.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation review into shared space; if so, when; and whether they will take steps to implement the recommendations of the review.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to address the alleged use of trail hunting as a cover to conduct illegal fox hunting.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of in-year Government cuts to flood defence budgets.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the effectiveness of the expansion of the badger cull across parts of England.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the high levels of campylobacter infection which are resistant to antibiotics in UK chickens.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 20 December 2017 (HL4048), what have been the annual funding levels per capita per universal credit claimant for delivery of universal support for each year since 2013–14 at constant prices.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Henley on 9 January (HL Deb, cols 109–110), when they expect to complete the evaluation of shared parental leave; and whether they will invite stakeholders, including interested voluntary organisations, to submit evidence to the evaluation.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 December 2017 (HL4321), what level of support they will provide for reconstruction in Dominica following the hurricane damage.
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Asked by Lord Lisvane
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the timing of their consultation on means to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic straws; and when policy proposals are expected to follow.
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Asked by Lord Luce
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Education will be representing HM Government at the meeting in Fiji of Commonwealth Education Ministers in mid February in preparation for the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018 in London; and whether the purpose of that meeting is to strengthen Commonwealth cooperation between universities and schools for the benefit of young people.
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Asked by Lord Luce
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Lord Lieutenants are being encouraged to help promote the Commonwealth in schools in their counties ahead of the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018 in London.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of the term “public sector contracts” which they are using in connection with employees of Carillion; and whether that definition includes (1) Private Finance Initiative contracts, (2) other types of public-private partnerships, and (3) work for non-departmental public bodies.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 13 November 2017 (HL2729), whether Greybull Capital made a profit from its investment in Monarch airlines.
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Asked by Lord Myners
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 5 December 2017 (HL3455), whether they have now established a more refined figure for the costs of repatriation to the UK of customers of Monarch airlines.
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, what plans they have to increase funding for promoting campaigns to encourage students in overseas countries to study in the UK.
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