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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: 24 November 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any UK personnel, intelligence, or assets including British bases were used in any US lethal action in (a) Yemen, (b) Pakistan, (c) Somalia and (d) Libya since January 2017.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Defence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2017 to Question 106342, which policy or policies govern UK sharing of intelligence with the US for use in US drone strikes outside of areas of armed conflict.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 23 November 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK will retain access to the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) after the UK has withdrawn from the EU, whether his Department has carried out any analysis of the potential effect of losing access to TRACES on future trade in animal and plant materials; and what the planned timetable is for creating an alternative domestic system to manage such trade.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 23 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to suspend the full-rollout of universal credit planned for 29 November 2017 in (a) Brighton and Hove, (b) other areas where the six week wait falls over the Christmas period and (c) other areas where roll-out is planned prior to implementation of the changes recently announced in the House; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 22 November 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether, as part of consideration of the application by Third Energy for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8 wellsite in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, he assessed the volume of (a) Glycol, (b) Methanol, (c) corrosion inhibitor and (d) bleach used at the KM3 well at Ryedale in each year of that well’s operational life; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 22 November 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether, as part of consideration of the application by Third Energy for hydraulic fracturing consent for the KM8 wellsite in Ryedale, North Yorkshire, he assessed the procedure for cleaning the lines and taking the odour out of the gas over the lifetime of the KM3 well at Ryedale; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 22 November 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the KM3 well at Ryedale, North Yorkshire, if he will conduct an urgent investigation into (a) the type and volume of chemicals which have been put down that well and (b) whether fractures have been caused by those chemicals; and if he will suspend any decision on fracking at KM8 Ryedale until the completion of that investigation.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
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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: 16 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Fracking: Ryedale
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many visits to Third Energy's KMA well site in North Yorkshire at which the integrity of the KM8 well was inspected have been conducted by the Health and Safety Executive since 6 June 2013.
 
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 16 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Fracking: Ryedale
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether well notification has been given by Third Energy for its KM8 proposed hydraulic fracturing well in Ryedale, North Yorkshire under regulation 6 of the Boreholes, Sites and Operations regulations 1995.
 
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[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: 16 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his assessment is of the information provided by Third Energy relating to their hydraulic fracturing site in Ryedale, North Yorkshire as required by regulation 19 of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction) Regulations 1996.
 
Withdrawn
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