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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: 18 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of countries which are exempt from needing to obtain a Direct Airside Transit Visa.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to improve the accessibility of tourist sites to wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to assist with the growth and viability of independent museums.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 April (HL14646), whether they will assess how a tax levied on hotel stays on a per night basis might affect cities and their tourism sectors; and if not, why not.
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Asked by Lord Hain
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 July (HL16912), what assessment Her Majesty's High Commissioner to South Africa has made of Bain and Company's consultancy work for the South African Revenue Service; and what recommendations, if any, he has made about its work for Her Majesty's Government.
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Asked by Lord Hain
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 15 July (HL16911), whether they will cease using Bain and Company for consultancy work.
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Asked by Lord Hain
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 15 July (HL16909), whether they will now (1) cancel existing future contracts, and (2) commit to not taking out any future contracts, with Bain and Company in the light of its consultancy work for the South African Revenue Service.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to require evidence of the consent of an organ donor before any transplant can take place.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Care Quality Commission has published a specific inspection framework for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Tier 4 inpatient services; what is the maximum time allowed between inspections of CAMHS inpatient services; and in what ways the views and experiences of child patients and their parents are elicited.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates each of the registered Child and Adolescent Mental Health Tier 4 inpatient services were last inspected; and what is the schedule for future inspections for each service.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for International Trade
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of leaving the EU with (1) no-deal, and (2) an agreed deal, on the tariffs levied and price competitiveness of products produced in St Helena.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of warnings from the National Farmers’ Union that leaving the EU without a deal could lead to sheep farmers going out of business and slaughtering their flocks; and what steps they intend to take in response.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government why they postponed this week’s announcement on schools funding; and when they will make such an announcement in order that schools can plan their budgets in good time for the new academic year.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported increase in diagnosed cases of skin cancer and their possible relationship to cheap package flight holidays; what was the cost to the NHS of treating patients with skin cancer in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what plans they have, if any, for an educational campaign to inform travellers on the correct use of sun screening products.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect highway improvements to the Air Balloon roundabout in Gloucestershire will be completed.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect victims of abuse from being stalked through applications placed on their phones.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total (1) number, and (2) amount, of fines that have been imposed on banks and other companies in the financial sector since 2015; and what the money collected has been used for.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many units of accommodation for British Armed Forces personnel in the UK do not have en suite facilities.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unexplained wealth orders have been issued since those orders were introduced.
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much foreign owned property is currently subject to asset freezing orders in the UK.
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