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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: 14 September 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Energy Performance Certificates
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2017 to Question 7880, what steps his Department takes to assess what proportion of prospective tenants receive information as to (a) whether an energy certificate has been acquired and (b) what rating the property they are considering renting or leasing has been given; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Cabinet Office
Syria: Military Intervention
Commons
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to review the Government's redactions of the Intelligence and Security Committee's April 2017 UK Lethal Drone Strikes in Syria report; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Home Office
Deportation: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU nationals living in the UK were incorrectly sent notifications after 26 June 2017 that they would be deported; what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of reimbursing costs incurred by those people in response to such letters; and whether there is an upper limit for compensation claims for people affected by those notifications.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to publish previously unpublished reviews, studies and reports into the effects of EU migration on UK wages and the UK economy.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Department for International Trade
Arms Trade: Trade Fairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government is taking steps to monitor the (a) sale and (b) promotion by companies at the Defence and Security Equipment International of (i) electric stun guns, baton type, (ii) electric stun guns, hand type, (iii) leg irons and (iv) thumb cuffs to countries to which (A) the UK and (B) international obligations prohibit the sale of (1) such and (2) military equipment.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Non-domestic Rates
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department made an assessment of the effect on the timescale for local authorities to grant business rate reliefs detailed in Budget 2017 of the readiness of software used by local authorities in advance of making that commitment; and if he will make a statement.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Ministry of Defence
Trident
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions (a) he and (b) his predecessors have had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the relevance of UK civil nuclear industry skills and supply chains to the maintaining of UK nuclear submarine and wider nuclear weapons capabilities in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Department of Health
Health Services: Contracts
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reason the consultation on the new Accountable Care Organisation contract will not take place until an unspecified date in 2018.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Department of Health
Health Services: Contracts
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps publish as soon as possible in draft form the draft Directions relating to contracts for accountable care referred to in paragraph 3 of Explanatory notes to the Contract published by NHS England in August 2017.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Department of Health
Health Services: Contracts
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether safeguards are in place to ensure that the new model Accountable Care Organisation contract, published by NHS England in August 2017, will not result in fewer NHS services being provided than under the traditional NHS standard contract; and if he will make a statement.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Leader of the House
Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland
Commons
To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of establishing a separate procedure for the House's scrutiny of and agreement to the funding on the £1billion of additional financial support for Northern Ireland referred to in the agreement between the Government and the DUP, published on 26 June 2017; and if she will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 14 September 2017
Department for International Trade
Arms Trade: Trade Fairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will take steps to monitor whether (a) C-RICH Co. Ltd and (b) other stall holders at the DSEI Arms Fair 2017 are (i) selling or (ii) promoting (A) electric stun guns baton type, (B) electric stun guns hand type, (C) leg irons and (D) thumb cuffs to countries which (1) the UK and (2) international obligations prohibit the sale of (aa) such equipment and (bb) military equipment; and if he will make a statement.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 13 September 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Israel: Intelligence Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on intelligence-gathering targeting pro-Palestinian activists; whether he has requested any information from Israel about UK nationals; and whether he holds any information on the number of UK citizens affected by such intelligence gathering.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 13 September 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Israel: Entry Clearances
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK citizens of the Israeli laws which preclude entry to that country for pro-Palestinian activists, supporters of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign and people who call for a ban on trade with illegal Israeli settlements.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 13 September 2017
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what administrative errors occurred that led to letters being sent to EU nationals incorrectly notifying them that they would be deported.
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