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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 Jared O'Mara
(Sheffield, Hallam)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department for Transport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what legislation regulates the operation of private car parks.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
[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: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer on 15 January 2018 to Question 121912, if she will publish the template grant agreement that is to be the basis for the agreements for the local authority asylum support liaison officers between the UK government and successful applicant local authorities.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
[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: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer on 29 January 2018 to Question 123998 on asylum: housing, how many proposals for additionally funded service provision have been received; what the total financial value of those proposals is; whether those proposals and funds were used for any purposes deemed appropriate by the provider; and whether they adhered to the stipulations outlined in the Written Statement of 8 December 2016, HCWS335 on asylum accommodation.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
[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: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123997 on Home Office: Compass, if she will publish information or a summary report of the analysis to identify trends, good practises and areas for improvement.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
[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: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the information provided in the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 123995 on Compass was not provided in the same detail as the information provided in the Answer of 2 March 2016 to Question 28212.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to require companies delivering public services through outsourced public contracts to pay all staff delivering such services (a) the national living wage irrespective of age or (b) the real living wage for 2018 as formulated by the Living Wage Foundation, of £8.75 UK rate and £10.20 London rate.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to require open book accounting clauses in respect of outsourced contracts; if she will publish any such clauses in contracts held by her Department; and how many of her Department's outsourced contracts contained such clauses in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 by (i) Home office policy area and (ii) contract value.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to require in respect of her Department's outsourced public contracts (a) to publish the profit margin or (b) the permissible (if any) profit margin range that is agreed with the companies for such contracts.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to publish the key performance indicators used for contract and performance management purposes in respect of her Department's outsourced public contracts.
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(Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list (a) what outsourced public contracts she has awarded over a total contract value of £5 million and (b) to which company; and if she will publish each contract pursuant to those awards.
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Asked by Gareth Snell
(Stoke-on-Trent Central)
[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: 19 February 2018
Department for International Trade
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he had with his counterpart in the Government of China during the recent trade mission on the dumping of ceramic products by that country.
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(Southend West)
[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: 19 February 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to minimise the waiting time for cervical screening test results.
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Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to list all meetings Ministers of his Department held with external stakeholders in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) between 1 January and 30 June 2017 in which fire safety standards in public housing were discussed.
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(Washington and Sunderland West)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation, Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit, which closed on 11 January 2018, if he will provide the total number and proportion of all 8,981 responses, including those left out of the data analysis, who were in favour of the Government’s proposals.
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(Canterbury)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Units of Dental Activity were delivered through NHS General Dental Services contracts in (a) Canterbury, (b) Kent and (c) England in each of the last five years.
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(Canterbury)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracted Units of Dental Activity were not delivered through NHS General Dental Services contracts in each of the last five years in (a) Canterbury, (b) Kent and (c) the South East.
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(Canterbury)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value was of contracted Units of Dental Activity which were not delivered through NHS General Dental Services contracts in each of the last five years in (a) Canterbury, (b) Kent and (c) the South East.
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(Argyll and Bute)
Asked on: 19 February 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, the (a) number and (b) location of new mobile sites under the Emergency Services Network contract which will be located in Argyll and Bute constituency; how many sites in that same area have gained planning approval; how many sites in that same area have entered the build phase; how many sites in that same area were live as of 1 January 2018; how many sites in that same area are being built with the capacity for multi-occupancy; and how many sites in that same area have a confirmed second tenant.
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(Livingston)
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 assessment his Department has made of the merits of distributed energy solutions in reducing the long-term energy costs of the Government and public bodies estates.
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(Livingston)
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, whether the Government has deployed distributed energy solutions across its estate and that of its public bodies.
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