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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: 16 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish their analysis of the cost of achieving the NHS's performance targets and patient access standards.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner has the power to instruct the Chief Constable to suspend, or scale back, the policing operation at the Cuadrilla site until such time as additional funding is provided by the Home Office.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a detailed breakdown of the request for an additional £3.1 million from Lancashire Police for policing the Cuadrilla site.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether chief police officers can apply for additional funding to cover the opportunity costs of officers being present at an anti-fracking protest, rather than doing regular community policing duties, or whether such additional funding only covers costs such as unusual overtime and mutual aid.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister’s proposal for a two-year post-Article 50 implementation period includes continued participation in the Common Agricultural Policy.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the UK's future relationship with the EU, they will seek preferential access to the EU Single Market for agricultural products.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the UK's future relationship with the EU, they will seek preferential access to the EU Single Market for fisheries products.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of the UK's future relationship with the EU, they will seek to continue participating in the North Sea multiannual plan.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 March (HL Deb, col 466), when they expect to legislate to introduce compulsory client money protection for landlords and tenants.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to legislate to ban letting agents fees.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of new funding announced for housing in each year since June 2010 has been targeted towards (1) social housing,  (2) affordable housing, and (3) Help to Buy, Rent to Buy and other similar schemes.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of local authority private sector landlord licensing schemes.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures provided for in or under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 have been formally dropped.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making on extending Right to Buy to housing association tenants.
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Asked by Lord Kinnock
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any sectoral advice papers which they commissioned in relation to Brexit will be released in 2017 in order to assist public and business assessments of the economic and social implications of the UK's departure from the EU without the conclusion of arrangements on Northern Ireland, financial arrangements with the EU, the status of UK and EU citizens, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, and a comprehensive trade framework.
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Asked by Lord Kinnock
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have changed the rules which prevent non-governmental bodies from using government premises for non-governmental purposes; and if no change in the rules has been made, why the launch of the non-governmental Initiative for Free Trade was allowed to take place in the Map Room of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in early October.
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Asked by Lord Kinnock
Asked on: 16 October 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the October International Monetary Fund half-yearly fiscal monitor report view that tax systems should have become more progressive to reduce inequality and that there is now "scope for increasing the progressivity of income taxation without significantly hurting growth".
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Asked by Lord Kinnock
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what date has been agreed for the next meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee on EU negotiations; and what is the frequency of meetings intended for the future.
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Asked by Lord Laming
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of children and young people in custody on the prison estate.
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Asked by Lord Laming
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent children in the care of local authorities from going missing.
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