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Written questions allow Members of Parliament to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments.

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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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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 23 June 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost has been to date to his Department and the Green Investment Bank (GIB) of privatising that bank; and what the projected cost to his Department and the GIB is of privatising that bank up until the point at which the sale is finalised.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 23 June 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which local authorities in England charge an empty homes premium; what the percentage premium charged for each council tax band is in each authority area; what the number of empty properties is in each such band in each such area; how many empty properties there are in each such area; and what revenue has been raised in each such area in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 23 June 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will list the current number of homes that have been empty for one year in each local authority in England.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 22 June 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 7 February 2017 to Question 62846, if he will provide updated figures on the number of staff departures from the UK Green Investment Bank up to 12 June 2017.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 22 June 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the cost-benefit analysis conducted for the sale of the Green Investment Bank.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 21 June 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate the Government has made of the average cost per flat of retrofitting sprinkler systems for fire safety in tower blocks.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 21 June 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that information provided by survivors of Grenfell Tower about residency or immigration status will not be used for criminal investigation or affect rehousing rights.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 21 June 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's report on foreign funding of extremism and radicalisation in the UK.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 21 June 2017
Department for Transport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 24 April 2017 to Question 71377, on Southern: standards, on what date the Government plans to publish the report by Chris Gibb on performance of the Southern rail franchise; for what reasons the Government did not publish that report before the General Election; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 21 June 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make it a requirement that all schools are fitted with sprinkler systems for fire safety; and if he will make a statement.
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