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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: 13 September 2018
Home Office
Harassment: Social Media
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address threats of physical violence made through social networking sites.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Immigrants
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what research, if any, they have commissioned into the effect of immigration on housing demand.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan: Military Aid
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British troops are currently serving at military training academies in Afghanistan.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Foreign Nationals
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many current prisoners in England and Wales are (1) citizens of other EU member states, and (2) non-EU citizens.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Home Office
Passports: Biometrics
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the collection of additional biometric data for inclusion in the provision of passports.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Home Office
Passports: Fraud
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of UK passports (1) in circulation, and (2) potential circulation that are the subject of fraudulent production.
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Asked on: 13 September 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Gambling
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children who are living with parents who have problems with gambling.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Home Office
British Nationality: Hong Kong
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 6 July (HL9019), what decision they have reached following their active consideration of the request of 301 former British Hong Kong servicemen to be granted British citizenship.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Holiday Accommodation: Waste Disposal
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of short-term holidays lets on the capacity of local authorities to provide sufficient domestic and business rubbish collections.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Holiday Accommodation: Waste Disposal
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether local authorities require any additional support or powers to address any increases in the amount and frequency of waste to be disposed of as a result of short-term holiday lets.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Department for Education
Schools: Cricket
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to encourage the playing of cricket in schools by both boys and girls.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Home Office
Harassment: Public Service
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether measures to protect the partners and children of people in public life from harassment outside their homes by demonstrators are adequate.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Department for Education
Cooperative Trust Schools
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role played by co-operative schools in England; and whether they plan to support further expansion of the sector.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Cooperatives
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of Brexit on co-operative institutions and companies that have members in a number of EU member states including the UK; and whether this issue is being considered as part of the Brexit negotiations.
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Asked on: 13 September 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Christopher Allen
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 September (HL9993, HL9994, and HL9995), what steps they have taken to support any requests from the government of the United States to the government of South Sudan to undertake an investigation into the killing of dual British American citizen Christopher Allen in South Sudan in August 2017; and what steps they have taken independently of the government of the United States to ensure that a fair and rigorous investigation into the killing takes place.
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Asked on: 13 September 2018
Home Office
Unexplained Wealth Orders
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 August (HL8713, HL9714, HL9715, and HL9716), what are the nationalities of those who have been subject to Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) since January; whether any further UWOs have been granted since 2 August; and if so, what are the nationalities of those who have been subject to such Orders.
Asked on: 13 September 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Chemical Weapons
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of jihadist groups in Idlib filming and preparing statements to prove a chemical attack on the inhabitants of the city has taken place.
Asked on: 12 September 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sudan: Politics and Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by Field Marshal Bashir, President of Sudan, that he intends to seek changes to the constitution to enable him to remain in office.
Asked on: 12 September 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sudan: Foreign Relations
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what benchmarks they have set for their forthcoming strategic dialogue with the Republic of Sudan.
Asked on: 12 September 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sudan: Human Rights
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports from Sudan they have received over the past 12 months about (1) the arrest of opposition politicians, (2) violations of religious freedom, (3) the arrest of journalists and bloggers, (4) the suppression of publications, (5) the lashing of women for failing to wear acceptable clothing, and (6) statements by Field Marshal Bashir calling for the reintroduction of amputations and executions.
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