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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: 19 February 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the statement in his Department’s press release of 7 February 2018 on the Government recovering £11 million in minimum wage arrears for 98,000 workers, how much of that sum was then paid to those workers; and how many of those workers received in full the minimum wage arrears owed to them.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 113185 on funerals: fees and charges, if she will place in the Library a copy of the criteria for judging applications for the first element of The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of wells projected to be drilled by the shale gas industry in (a)2025 and (b) 2030; whether those estimates have changed since (i) 2012 and (ii) 2015; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
House of Commons Commission
Commons
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will introduce a charge of 25p for disposable cups on the parliamentary estate; what assessment the Commission has made of the potential merits of the recommendations made in the reports of of the Environmental Audit Committee on plastic bottles and coffee cups, HC339 and HC 657, published on 22 December 2017 and 5 January 2018 respectively; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
HM Treasury
Capital Gains Tax: Tax Avoidance
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent UK residents from registering the ownership of UK land overseas in order to avoid capital gains tax.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Education
Capita
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has contingency plans for the event of Capita being unable to fulfil its contractual obligations with schools in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) other areas; what assessment he has made of the total value of contracts between schools and Capita; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fracking
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial benchmarks his Department plans to use to inform its consideration, based on an assessment by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, of the financial resilience of (a) Third Energy UK Gas Limited and (b) other companies proposing to carry out hydraulic fracturing operations.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Mortgages: Interest Payments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has undertaken an equality impact assessment of the planned changes to Support for Mortgage Interest; how many SMI claimants are (a) pensioners and (b) disabled people; and if she will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Mortgages: Interest Payments
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2018 to Question 125704, on Mortgages: Interest Payments, by what date her Department plans to have contacted all claimants of support for mortgage interest to offer the new support for mortgage interest loan.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Transport
Taxis
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to take urgent steps in primary legislation to create a statutory definition of cross border hiring whereby a journey must begin or end in the licensing authority area for which the vehicle, driver and operator are licensed; and if he will support this by the introduction of statutory England-wide guidance setting out minimum licensing standards; and if he will make a statement.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Transport
Taxis
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for a definition of plying for hire.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Transport
Taxis
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2018 to Question 108783 on Taxis, on what date in the New Year the working group plans to report.
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(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 08 February 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Environment Protection: Enforcement
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation is planned to engage businesses and other stakeholders on the development of proposals for a new environmental enforcement agency to ensure good governance after the UK leaves the EU.
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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: 23 January 2018
Home Office
Members: Correspondence
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion of 27 July 2017, Home Office reference J267471, on an immigration case within Brighton, Pavilion.
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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: 23 January 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavillion of 25 October 2017, Home Office ref: GWF034277488, on an urgent immigration case within Brighton, Pavilion.
 
Withdrawn
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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 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.
 
Withdrawn
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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.
 
Withdrawn
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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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