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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: 20 July 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 4993, whether he has (a) requested and (b) been provided with evidence from the Saudi authorities establishing where the helicopter that fired on a boat carrying Somali civilians off the coast of Yemen on 16 March 2017 was made; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what definition her Department used for Islamist extremism for the purposes of its report on the funding of Islamist extremism in the UK.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
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Registered Interest

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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: 20 July 2017
Department for Transport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68148, if he will take steps to safeguard for transport purposes critical land in the central Croydon area for the Brighton Mainline upgrade; what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail about that land; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
[R]
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Registered Interest

Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

[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: 20 July 2017
Department for Transport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 25 July 2016 to Question 43366, for what reasons the requirements for services to be Driver Only Operation were (a) not redacted in the Invitation to Tender for the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) Franchise and (b) redacted on the GTR Franchise Agreement; if he will remove the redactions on the requirements for services to be Driver Only Operation on the GTR Franchise Agreement; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 July 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's freedom of information response 1740 of 15 May 2017, what factors his Department took into consideration in setting the 80 per cent of the original decisions are to be upheld measure for monitoring mandatory reconsideration; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 July 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 replace the 20 metre walking distance for personal independence payment mobility criterion with the 50 metre walking distance used for disability living allowance; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 July 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Written Statement HCWS603 of 20 April 2017, if individuals subject to an appeal lodged before that statement will have their mobility vehicles returned.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 July 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment claimants had the original decision on their application overturned as a result of (a) mandatory reconsideration, (b) the lodging of an appeal, without that appeal being heard and (c) an appeal hearing in each month for which data is available.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 July 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2017 to Question 3012, on the Red Tape Initiative, how many (a) items of correspondence and (b) other forms of contact his Department has exchanged with the Red Tape Initiative project since 20 April 2017.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 18 July 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Pressure Groups: Environment
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the rights of land and environmental activists operational in other countries; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 18 July 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Universal Credit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2017 to Question 1063, if he will make it his policy to record the data necessary to calculate the average time between universal credit applicants making their initial application and receiving their first payment; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 18 July 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Overseas Companies
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government takes to ensure that British businesses abroad uphold (a) international law on free, prior and informed consent, (b) the International Labour Organisation Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and (c) the rights of land and environmental activists operational in other countries.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 13 July 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Housing: Construction
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment report, entitled More homes, fewer complaints, published in July 2016; and what assessment has been made of the implications for his policies of section 4.1 of that report on improving workmanship and inspection.
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