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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 on: 16 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost to dyslexic students who received their diagnosis before they were 18 of the assessment required to allow them to be eligible for Disabled Students' Allowance.
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Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken or commissioned any study on the impact on those students applying for higher education of requiring dyslexic students to pay for a second assessment and to make a £200 contribution to the cost of computing equipment necessary to carry supportive software.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what understanding they have reached with the EU on sharing out the EU allowance for providing domestic support to agriculture, known as the Aggregate Measurement of Support.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their evaluation of the effectiveness of sanctions imposed on North Korea.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took, prior to tabling UN Security Council Resolution 2379, to assess the capacity of Iraqi national courts to conduct the recommended prosecutions of Daesh fighters.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to implement the recommendation in paragraph 6.2.1. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017)  to investigate and prosecute any suspected Daesh members who come within the UK’s jurisdiction or control.
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to implement the recommendation in paragraph 6.2.2. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017) to prosecute all offences committed within the UK’s jurisdiction relating to Daesh’s activities abroad, and to ratify and fully implement the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196) and its 2015 Additional Protocol (CETS No. 217).
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in paragraph 6.2.4. of Council of Europe Resolution 2190 (2017).
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for International Trade
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of levels of trade in oil and coal between North Korea and other countries, in particular (1) China, and (2) Russia.
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Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 12 October (HL1633), whether they have considered the potential discriminatory effects of the remedial order against infertile single women, particularly those who use surrogacy to have a child if their eggs or embryos have been rendered infertile, or who have had their uterus removed as a result of cancer or other illness, or have been born with functioning ovaries but not a uterus.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last ten years, how many people were killed or seriously injured in (1) the UK, and (2) the Greater London area (a) as passengers in a bus or coach; (b) as passengers in a train; (c) in accidents involving a bus or coach as pedestrians, cyclists or in another vehicle; and (d) in accidents involving a train as pedestrians, cyclists or in another vehicle.
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Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in view of the requirement from NHS England for health and social care organisations to collect information on patients' sexual orientation in order to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, whether they intend to introduce a requirement to ask patients whether they consider themselves disabled; and if not, why not.
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Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which governors of British Overseas Territories have their governors' dress uniforms funded by the FCO.
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Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their position on the redrafting of Convention 108 of the Council of Europe.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the proposed remodelling at Derby station and at Market Harborough station on train journey times between London and Sheffield.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on journey times of the introduction of Intercity Express Programme trains between London and Sheffield.
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Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they have identified regarding the protection of human rights in Sudan, in the light of their support for the decision taken by the government of the United States to lift sanctions on Sudan.
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Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to guarantee humanitarian access to civilian populations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
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Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the government of Sudan upholds its ceasefire agreements in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
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Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 16 October 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are giving any assistance in relation to cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in Sudan.
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