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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: 19 April 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what internal guidance, if any, was issued by Departments to give effect to the policy of creating a hostile environment for illegal migrants in the United Kingdom; and what evidence formed the basis of that policy.
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Asked by Lord Bowness
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost to the UK in hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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Asked by Lord Bowness
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of security and policing for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
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Asked by Lord Bowness
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether private contractors provided personnel to augment the number of Metropolitan Police Service officers policing the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting; and if so, how much was paid for those services.
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Asked by Lord Bowness
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, after the UK leaves the EU, UK citizens entering a Schengen country on a 90 day visa will, after their return to the UK upon its expiry, have to wait a further three months before they are able to enter another Schengen country without becoming an illegal migrant in that country; and if so, what action they propose to avoid that outcome.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to announce the reduced stake for category B2 gaming machines, known as fixed odds betting terminals.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the key responses to the gambling consultation which was launched on 31 October 2017.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to increase the provision of services for gambling addiction, in particular in connection with mental health services.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the lifting in 2014 of the Schengen visa requirement for visitors from Peru and of the introduction by Peru in 2016 of biometric passports which comply with international security and control standards, whether the forthcoming Home Office review of visa requirements will restore the pre-1996 visa exemption for visitors to the UK from Peru.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of benefits to the UK from Israeli advances in medicine, science and technology.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ensure full transparency of local authority funding allocations so that councils can see why their funding allocations are what they are, as they seek to set new funding baselines as part of the local authority Fair Funding Review.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) annual budget, and (2) spend, for section 7A public health monies for the years (a) 2014–15, (b) 2015–16, and (c) 2016–17; and what is the budget and projected spend for 2017–18.
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Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of undelivered contracted units of dental activity in NHS dental contracts in England in each year from 2012–13 to 2016–17.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that the Royal Navy has the capability to launch cruise missiles from surface ships.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds allocated to the Northern Ireland Executive for specific purposes, outwith the Block Grant, remained unspent at the end of the financial year 2017–18.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 16 April, whether they will now answer the question asked, namely whether in response to the representations made to them, they, or somebody acting on their behalf, has given a written or verbal undertaking to Sinn Fein not to include a statute of limitations in the forthcoming consultation into legacy issues in Northern Ireland.
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue guidance to the Financial Conduct Authority when it takes over responsibility for the regulation of claims management companies from the Ministry of Justice.
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government from when a national data opt-out expressed directly to NHS Digital will apply to data shared for secondary uses by a GP practice and be visible to GP practices.
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which stakeholders were asked, prior to 16 April, to comment on the content of a draft of any letter to patients for the national data opt-out programme.
Asked on: 19 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK not remaining part of the European Medicines Agency after Brexit on (1) the safety of new drugs, and (2) the safety of drugs targeted at rare diseases.
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