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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 by Lord Bird
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the use of libraries, including libraries' online and digital content, with new library users.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Education
Lords
Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to promote the benefits of horticulture and gardening-based social activities (1) nationally, and (2) in schools and colleges, including as part of any reforms to the national curriculum; and if so, how.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage, promote and support businesses, including social enterprises, to increase their trade with other businesses at a local level.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to measure the progress of the UK's development other than by the measurement of GDP per capita, as set out in the Social Progress Imperative report, Social Progress Index 2017; and what assessment they have made of the UK's ranking in that report.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
Her Majesty's Government how they define, monitor and assess (1) poverty, and (2) the root causes of poverty, in the UK.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Education
Lords
Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor the performance of Ofsted in relation to that agency's responses to family members who raise concerns relating to (1) children's services, and (2) children's homes; and what steps, if any, they are taking to improve that performance.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 20 July 2017
HM Treasury
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to explain and promote (1) the factors that are taken into account by firms carrying out credit-related regulated activities when assessing borrowers' creditworthiness, and (2) the steps that borrowers may take to increase their creditworthiness.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Education
Lords
Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the methodology by which the performance of the Chair of Ofsted is monitored.
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Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department of Health
Lords
Her Majesty's Government, what data are collected regarding the number of BME patients in locked wards in England; and what plans they have to impose new requirements for the collection of such data.
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Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department of Health
Lords
Her Majesty's Government how many patients from BME backgrounds spent a period of their care in locked wards in England during each of the last three years for which figures are available.
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Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department of Health
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the Care Quality Commission review The state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017, published on 20 July, as to the numbers and experience of BME patients in locked wards across England.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the ability of the creative industries to recruit highly-skilled workers, including freelance workers.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have held with representatives of the creative industries in the last six months to address issues relating to the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the free movement of workers in those industries.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the free movement of elite athletes.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the free movement of musicians and performers.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the ability of musicians who are resident in the EU to work and tour in the UK.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lords
The Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 19 July (HL599), what was the full breakdown of the (1) £118,000 resource, and (2) £465,000 capital, costs of the Parliamentary Broadcasting ICT Programme.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been convicted of rape in each of the last five years.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Ministry of Justice
Lords
Her Majesty's Government how many persons have been convicted of a sexual offence other than rape in each of the last five years.
Asked on: 20 July 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 19 July (HL Deb, cols 1616–17), whether humanitarian assistance to (1) the 700,000 in need of food aid, and (2) the three million in need of humanitarian aid, in Burundi will continue to be made available through organisations such as Tearfund, Christian Aid and Oxfam.
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