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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 Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 05 January 2018
Prime Minister
Prime Minister: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, who attended each meeting of (a) the European Union Exit and Trade Cabinet Committee, (b) the European Union Exit and Trade (Strategy and Negotiations) Cabinet sub-Committee, (c) the European Union Exit and Trade (International Trade) Cabinet sub-Committee, (d) the European Union Exit and Trade (Domestic Preparedness, Legislation and Devolution) Cabinet sub-Committee and (e) the European Union Exit and Trade (European Affairs) Cabinet sub-Committee.
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Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 15 January 2018

As has been the practice under successive Governments, information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees is not disclosed.

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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 09 January 2018
Prime Minister
Ministers: Pay
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, what the average salary is of (a) men and (b) women attending the Cabinet since the reshuffle on 8 January 2017.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 15 January 2018

Ministerial salaries are published online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-salary-data

Across each level of responsibility, male and female Ministers are paid the same.

Grouped Questions: 121814
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 09 January 2018
Prime Minister
Ministers: Pay
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, what the average salary is for (a) men and (b) women in the Government following the reshuffle of 8 and 9 January 2017.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 15 January 2018

Ministerial salaries are published online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministerial-salary-data

Across each level of responsibility, male and female Ministers are paid the same.

Grouped Questions: 121813
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 09 January 2018
Prime Minister
Ministers: Pay
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, how many unpaid members of her Government are (a) men and (b) women.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 15 January 2018

I refer the hon. Member to the press release issued on 9 January following the reshuffle and which is available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministerial-appointments-january-2018

Grouped Questions: 121819
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 09 January 2018
Prime Minister
Department for Exiting the European Union: Junior Ministers
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, for what reasons she appointed an additional Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union on 9 January 2017.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 15 January 2018

I refer the hon. Member to the press release issued on 9 January following the reshuffle and which is available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ministerial-appointments-january-2018

Grouped Questions: 121817
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
British Irish Council
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, what reports the Prime Minister receives from the delegate who attends a British-Irish Council on behalf of the Government following each meeting.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 21 December 2017

Conclusions of the meetings are published on the British-Irish Council website.

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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
British Irish Council
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, if she will make it her policy to attend a meeting of the British-Irish Council when other heads of Government of the UK and the Republic of Ireland are in attendance.
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Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 21 December 2017

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 1 December 2017, UIN 115271.

Grouped Questions: 119822
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
British Irish Council
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, for what reasons a Prime Minister has not attended a meeting of the British-Irish Council since 2007.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 21 December 2017

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 1 December 2017, UIN 115271.

Grouped Questions: 119821
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
Disability: Employment
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her oral contribution of 14 December 2017, Official Report, column 398, in what format she was briefed on the content of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s oral evidence to the Treasury Committee of 6 December 2017.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 21 December 2017

I have nothing further to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member.

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Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
Asked on: 19 December 2017
Prime Minister
Prime Ministers: Written Questions
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, how many and what proportion of her Office's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information requested not being (a) collected or (b) collated centrally.
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Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 21 December 2017

My answers to Written Parliamentary Questions can be found in the Official Report.

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(Hornsey and Wood Green)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 14 December 2017
Prime Minister
European Parliament
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to her oral answer to the Right Honourable Member for Cynon Valley of 9 October 2017, Official Report, column 59, what progress she has made on setting a date to address a plenary session of the European Parliament.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 19 December 2017

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Mrs Clwyd) on 18 December 2017, Official Report, column 758.

Grouped Questions: 119615
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(Hornsey and Wood Green)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 14 December 2017
Prime Minister
European Parliament
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the oral answer to the Right Honourable Member for Cynon Valley on 9 October 2017, Official Report, column 59, whether it remains her policy to address a plenary session at the European Parliament.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 19 December 2017

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Cynon Valley (Mrs Clwyd) on 18 December 2017, Official Report, column 758.

Grouped Questions: 119613
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Asked by Vernon Coaker
(Gedling)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 13 December 2017
Prime Minister
Prime Minister: Northern Ireland
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, how many times she has visited Northern Ireland since she became Prime Minister; and when she next plans to visit Northern Ireland.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 18 December 2017

I visit all parts of the United Kingdom regularly. Details of my visits within the United Kingdom are published on the gov.uk website.

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(Brighton, Kemptown)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 07 December 2017
Prime Minister
State Visits: Saudi Arabia
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, whether she was accompanied on her recent visit to Saudi Arabia by any staff from the Defence and Security Organisation; and whether she raised (a) the sale of Eurofighter Typhoons and (b) any other arms sales to Saudi Arabia during that visit.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 14 December 2017

I discussed a number of defence and security matters of mutual interest during my recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

I was not accompanied by staff from the Defence and Security Organisation.

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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 04 December 2017
Prime Minister
British Irish Council
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115272, for what reason the date when a Prime Minister last attended a meeting of the British-Irish Council was not given in that Answer.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 12 December 2017

A list of Ministerial delegates at each Summit are included in the official communiques published following a Summit meeting. These can be found on the British-Irish Council website https://www.britishirishcouncil.org/publications.

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Asked by Anna Turley
(Redcar)
Asked on: 04 December 2017
Prime Minister
Twitter
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, whether the @Number10gov twitter account has (a) received from and (b) sent any direct messages to the (i) @realDonaldTrump twitter account and (ii) any other account that might be reasonably assumed to have been under the control of the current President of the United States of America.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 12 December 2017

None.

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Asked by Dan Carden
(Liverpool, Walton)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 06 December 2017
Prime Minister
Israel: USA
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with US President Donald Trump on (a) his proposal to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and (b) US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; and if she will make a statement.
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Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 11 December 2017

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw) on 6 December 2017, Official Report, column 1031.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 07 December 2017
Prime Minister
City of London Corporation
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions her Office has had with the City of London Corporation since July 2016.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 11 December 2017

Details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations and individuals are published quarterly and made available on the gov.uk website.

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Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 07 December 2017
Prime Minister
Brexit
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish the transcripts of her discussions with the Democratic Unionist Party leader, Arlene Foster on the UK's negotiations with the EU.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 11 December 2017

Our discussions were constructive.

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(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
[N]
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Named Day

'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: 29 November 2017
Prime Minister
Members: Correspondence
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans to respond the letter of 8 November 2017 from the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston on the Ministerial and Other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991.
A
Answered by: Mrs Theresa May
Answered on: 04 December 2017

A reply will be sent shortly.

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