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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 Hylton
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action is being taken to provide education for the children of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether arrangements are being made for the employment of qualified Syrian teachers who are based in camps or cities in Jordan.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will (1) permit, and (2) encourage, persons resident in the UK to sponsor close relations with refugee status to enter the UK for family reunion.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress there has been in increasing the levels of educational attainment or education services in Lebanon, following the agreement in 2016 of a loan by the World Bank for the funding of refugee schooling.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) Jordanians, and (2) Syrians, are employed in the King Hussein Development Zone in Jordan, following the agreement with the World Bank, the EU and others.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to require that all internet domain registries that are recognised by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority follow the policies adopted by Nominet, the registry for the .uk domain.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any British Overseas Territories, other than the British Indian Ocean Territory, that have their own domain name; and what part they played in approving the identity of the registry operator for any such domain.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent from the Access for All programme to improve the accessibility of railway stations in London.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of new trains on delays on franchised routes.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to seek support from other EU member states for the UK's position on Gibraltar.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to strengthen diplomatic relations with China.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last made representations to the government of China regarding democracy in Hong Kong.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to support the provision by children's services of short breaks for families with disabled children.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the obligations set out in the Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 are currently being met by local authorities; and if not, what action they plan to take.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities are transparent when setting and implementing eligibility criteria for providing short breaks for families with disabled children.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to ratify (1) the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, and (2) the Protocols to that Convention of 1954 and 1999, as enabled by the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017.
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Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the most recent Ofsted publications setting out the various issues to be taught in (1) personal, social and health education, and (2) sex and relationship education, in secondary schools make no reference to preparing pupils for future responsibilities as parents.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills on 19 April (HC Deb, col 713), how they calculated the figure of £200 million per annum, by 2020–21, as the extra cost of enabling parents of apprentices aged under 20 to continue to be eligible for child benefit.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect prosecution of those alleged to be responsible for genocide and war crimes in Iraq and Syria will begin.
Asked on: 25 April 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about reports of the aerial bombardment on 25 April in Derek in Northern Syria and Shingal in Iraq, which may have affected Yazidi people located in those areas.
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