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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 July (HL9124), whether they will now provide an estimate of the number of working families with two children or more currently using foodbanks following reductions in benefit entitlement or delays in benefit payments.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the impact of the changes to free school meals entitlement following the Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/148) coming into force.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have carried out any research into the number of potential beneficiaries of a relaxation of the current restrictions on the use of medicinal cannabis.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that research into the use of medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment will be shared following the UK exiting the EU.
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Asked by Lord Birt
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many houses, premises and plots of land have been requisitioned so far to enable the construction of HS2; and in how many instances the due proportion of the compulsory purchase price was not paid upfront.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Ministry of Defence is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Ministry of Justice is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Northern Ireland Office is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Scotland Office is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Wales Office is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place between HM Treasury and gambling companies, or their representatives, in the past year.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that gambling operators minimise the addictive nature of gambling products.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people with prison sentences in connection with gambling-related harm.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the the level of support and care available to problem gamblers in prisons.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that gambling operators protect young people from gambling-related harm.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has referred so few Christians, Yazidis and other Syrian religious minorities for resettlement in the UK; whether any members of those minorities were resettled in the UK in the first quarter of 2018; and if not, why not.
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Asked by Lord Goodlad
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the pension arrears owed to former members of Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service are paid.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to lay regulations under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 to enable the provisions of that Act to be implemented.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether visas have been issued to members of families of Grenfell Tower fire victims attending the Grenfell Tower Inquiry that are limited to a period shorter than the expected length of that Inquiry; and, if so why.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how long it takes for an asylum seeker to receive a decision on their application for section 4 support under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; if successful in their application, how soon they should receive that support; and what is the average time taken (1) to decide an application for section 4 support, and (2) for payment to be made.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to tackle rural crimes such as hare coursing and fly-tipping.
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the Better Broadband Subsidy voucher scheme beyond 31 December for the provision of broadband in the hardest to reach rural areas.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process by which commercial suppliers can claim statutory interest on overdue invoices owed by public authorities, as provided for by the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998; and what guidance is available to such suppliers regarding their right to claim interest on overdue invoices.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much statutory interest was (1) liable to be paid and (2) paid, by public sector bodies to commercial suppliers as a result of invoices paid later than 30 days in each year since 2010.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many commercial suppliers (1) claimed, and (2) received, statutory interest from public sector bodies due to late payment of commercial debts in each year since 2010.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public authorities have published their performance online in relation to their duty to pay invoices from suppliers within 30 days as required by section 113(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102).
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions are used in the event of a public authority not complying with the obligation to publish information regarding their late payment performance online as set out in section 113(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102).
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Asked by Lord Ouseley
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the numbers of apprenticeship starts have decreased since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy; what factors have contributed to any such decrease; and what steps they are taking to increase the number of apprenticeship starts.
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Asked by Lord Ouseley
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that school funding per pupil in England has fallen by 8 per cent since 2009–10; and what are the implications for children's education of such a reduction.
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Asked by Lord Ouseley
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the Education and Skills Agency considering bids with minimum contract award limits for the training of apprenticeships for small and medium-sized employers who are non-levy payers; and how they are responding to such representations.
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Asked by Lord Ouseley
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent children being groomed for criminal gang activities when they have been excluded from school and left unsupervised.
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Asked by Lord Ouseley
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they plan to put in place to prevent vulnerable children being taken into local authority care for their own safety due to underfunded local safeguarding services.
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Asked by Baroness Quin
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Commercial Broadcasters Association to ensure that international broadcasters and TV channels based in the UK will be able to continue to broadcast after Brexit as at present.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the feasibility of reinstating direct TransPennine Express services from Sunderland to Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the merits of running direct services from Sunderland to destinations such as Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter and Penzance, as part of the Cross Country franchise.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the redevelopment of buildings at Sunderland Railway Station.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 July (HL8938), when they expect to discuss with the government of Israel the bill currently before the Knesset that would impose a five-year prison term for anyone filming or distributing footage on social media that documents confrontations between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) representations they are making, and (2) action they will take following the tightening of the blockade on Gaza by Israel despite the pre-existing humanitarian crisis within the Strip.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of the United States regarding refugees crossing the Texas border into the United States.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the damage being done to crops in Gaza by herbicide sprays being used by Israel close to the border.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the missile attack by Israel on al-Kateeba in western Gaza.
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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Prime Minister had with President Trump about his Middle East peace plan during his recent visit.
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Asked by Lord Watts
Asked on: 16 July 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent reviews the Department for Work and Pensions has commissioned into its policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Islamic State: Prosecutions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 March (HL5931, HL5932 and HL5933), what progress has been made in assessing the capacity of the Iraqi courts to prosecute Daesh in pursuance of UN Security Council Resolution 2379.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Religious Freedom
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the complaint recently filed by Alessandro Amicarelli to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention against China for its use of arbitrary detention against unregistered religious believers.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they give to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Home Office
Airwave Service
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 25 June (HL8482), what provisions are in place to ensure that the electric relays of the fibre networks to which Airwave sites are connected would continue to work during a prolonged power outage.
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Asked by Lord Balfe
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Turkey: Detainees
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 July (HL9056), how many cases of detention in Turkey they have made representations about so far this year; and to give the details for each such instance.
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Asked by Lord Beecham
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Prison Officers
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers were in post on 1 January 2017 in (1) prisons managed by HM Prison Service, and (2) prisons managed by contractors; and how many of those in each category are still in post.
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Asked by Lord Beecham
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Prison Officers: Termination of Employment
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers have left HM Prison Service in each of the last three years for reasons other than reaching retirement age.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Department for Transport: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Department for Transport is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Department for Work and Pensions is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Department of Health and Social Care is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Treasury: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning HM Treasury is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Home Office: Brexit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning the Home Office is undertaking to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement; whether they will publish or place in the Library of the House any such plans; and what further preparations, if any, for leaving without an agreement that department is undertaking.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Treasury
Social Security Benefits: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children published on 28 June by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, of the 70,620 households affected, and not in receipt of an exception, what are the number of households with (1) 3 dependent children, (2) 4 dependent children, and (3) 5 or more dependent children.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Treasury
Social Security Benefits: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children published on 28 June by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, what was the total number of children affected over the period covered by these statistics, excluding households in receipt of an exception.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Treasury
Social Security Benefits: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statistics related to the policy to provide support for a maximum of two children published on 28 June by HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, what was the average reduction in awards for households affected during the period covered by these statistics, excluding households in receipt of an exception.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Home Office
Pornography: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the response of the National Crime Agency to the evidence submitted to it by The Times in April 2017 concerning Facebook hosting illegal non-photographic child sex abuse images.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Pornography: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) prosecutions, and (2) convictions have been made under section 62 of the Coroner and Justice Act 2009 in the last five financial years.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Home Office
Pornography: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many websites containing non-photographic child sex abuse images accessible in the UK but hosted overseas the National Crime Agency's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre have taken action against in conjunction with international partners in the last five financial years.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Education
Apprentices: Construction
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reverse the decline in new apprenticeships for the construction industry, in particular in small and medium-sized firms; and what steps they are taking to ensure that the Building Crafts College and other smaller providers of training are able to contribute as fully as possible in the training of apprenticeships.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Records: Databases
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that individual independent healthcare providers are engaged in the design and delivery of the Acute Data Alignment Programme.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Records: Databases
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the launch of the Acute Data Alignment Programme, what measures they plan to introduce to ensure that independent healthcare providers can collect and submit data in the same way as NHS providers.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Records: Databases
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the launch of the Acute Data Alignment Programme, what measures they plan to introduce to ensure that GPs are able to view full patient journeys within both the NHS and the independent healthcare sector.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Berries and Soft Fruit: Nanotechnology
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of nanomaterials to extend the life of soft fruit.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Treasury
Cryptocurrencies: Cybercrime
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to those using cryptocurrency exchanges of being targeted by cybercriminals.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Justice
Prisons and Young Offender Institutions: Inspections
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help prisons and young offender institutions implement the recommendations of inspection reports.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government: Leicestershire
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by Leicestershire County Council to create a single unitary authority in the county presently served by a two-tier structure; and whether it is their policy to only agree to the reorganisation of local government structures where agreement is reached with all the local authorities affected.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Social Rented Housing: Construction
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homes designated for social rent were built each year from 2010 until the last year records are available; and how this compares to homes designated for other purposes.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments by the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy who said that there was a "heightened risk of more councils over the next four years falling into special financial measures as a result of the unrelenting pressure on budgets".
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Urban Areas
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the second review by Bill Grimsey on the British high street.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Monitoring Officers
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen the role of monitoring officers in local authorities.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
District Heating: Regulation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate the heat network industry.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for International Development
Syria: Humanitarian Aid
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations and reports they have received about the current humanitarian situation in Idlib.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan: Military Aid
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Prime Minister's statement on 11 July, how the additional 440 UK military personnel to be deployed to the NATO mission in Afghanistan will "bring the stability and security that the Afghan people deserve".
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Illness: Young People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address the rise in mental health issues in teenagers and young people; and what assessment they have made of the use of social media in contributing to this rise.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Self-harm: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) boys, and (2) girls aged 17 years old or under have been admitted to hospital in England because of (a) self-harm, and (b) self-poisoning in the last ten years compared to the previous ten years.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Motorway Service Areas
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the price of fuel at motoring service areas; and what steps they will take to ensure motorists are aware of differences in prices.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Middle East
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of China’s (1) offer of 100 million yuan in aid to the Palestinians reported on 10 July, and (2) proposal to form a strategic partnership with the Arab League to become the keeper of peace and stability in the Middle East.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Clinical Reference Groups
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 26 June (HL8565), whether they will publish a list of meeting dates and participants for each Clinical Reference Group since 2016.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Treatments
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 26 June (HL8564), whether they will publish details of NHS England's process for developing treatment criteria.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Haematological Cancer
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 26 June (HL8563), whether they will consider conducting an analysis of the number of Individual Funding Requests submitted to the NHS for the treatment of blood cancer.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Treatments
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they review treatment criteria; and in how many cases treatment criteria have been amended since their implementation.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Treasury
Government Departments: Loans
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which Government organisations, other than the Student Loans Company, charge borrowers more than four per cent for loans.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Education
Students: Loans
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what the Student Loans Company pays for capital to lend to students; and how any profits it makes are used.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Railways: Concessions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they issued formal instructions to the Rail Delivery Group to deliver the 26–30 railcard trial; and if so, whether they will publish those instructions.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Railways: Concessions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 June (HL8450), what role the Department for Transport had, if any, in the conception and delivery of the 26–30 railcard trial.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Railways: Concessions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 21 June (HL8450), why the 26–30 railcard was announced in the Autumn Budget 2017 when the costs and delivery were being borne by the Rail Delivery Group.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Railways: Concessions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the 26–30 railcard trial on rail fare revenues.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Crossrail 2 Line
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to safeguard Network Rail land while the final route for Crossrail 2 is being considered.
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Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government why the network rail electrification works on the Gospel Oak to Barking line have taken longer than expected, following the original revised completion date.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Home Office
Asylum: LGBT People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have claimed asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity in the last 24 months; and of those, how many have been granted (1) refugee status, and (2) right to remain.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Home Office
Asylum: LGBT People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who claimed asylum on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity have been subject to enforced removal from the UK in the last 24 months; and of those removed, which countries they were returned to; and how many were returned to each country.
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Asked by Lord Snape
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Bus Services: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact of cuts to local authority funding on the provision of supported bus services.
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Asked by Lord Snape
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Transport
Bus Services: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place between the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government about cuts to local authority funding and their impact on supported local bus services.
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Construction: Digital Technology
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage more digitalisation in the construction sector.
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Asked by Lord Tebbit
Asked on: 12 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Brexit: White Papers
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government at what time the White Paper The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Cm 9593) was made available to (1) Members of the House of Lords, (2) Members of the House of Commons, (3) the BBC, (4) the EU, and (5) heads of other governments.
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