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Asked on: 03 September 2019
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Parliamentary Estate: Sanitation
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether appropriate disposal bins are provided in the male toilets on the Parliamentary Estate for the disposal of stoma and other continence and personal care products.
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Home Office
Police Advisory Board
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will nominate representatives of the Police Superintendents' Association to the Police Advisory Board of England and Wales; and if not, why not.
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Home Office
Police Advisory Board
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Police Advisory Board of England and Wales; what is the remit of that Board; and how that board is constituted.
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Borders: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the EU on technical alternatives to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Northern Ireland Office
Business: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Northern Ireland's business community.
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Home Office
Immigration
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence and recommendations in the report by Let Us Learn! 'Normality is a luxury’: how 'limited leave to remain' is blighting young lives?, published in July.
Asked on: 03 September 2019
Home Office
Right of Abode: British National (Overseas)
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent calls to restore the right of abode in the UK to holders of British National (Overseas) passports living in Hong Kong; and what action, if any, they intend to take as a result.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 23 May 2019
Department for Transport
Passenger Ships: Standards
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Marine and Coastguard Agency’s Consultation on the Proposed Revised Technical Requirements and Associated Impact Assessment Resulting from the Review of Standards for Older UK Passenger Ships, published on 6 November 2018, what are the reasons behind the proposed departure from the 60/40 lifeboat carrying capacity.
 
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Asked by Lord Hain
Asked on: 07 March 2019
Cabinet Office
Economic Situation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) children’s centres, (2) Sure Start centres, (3) libraries, (4) Citizens Advice Bureaux, and (5) care homes have closed in England since 2010.
 
Withdrawn
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Asked by Lord Pendry
Asked on: 07 February 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Football: Clubs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits to local communities of local football clubs; whether they intend to provide funding to such clubs; and what discussions, if any, they have had, or intend to have, with the Football Association and others about the provision of such funding.
 
Withdrawn
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Asked on: 07 February 2019
The Senior Deputy Speaker
House of Lords: Disability
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the present arrangements in the Chamber and Committee Rooms meet the needs of those with hearing or visual impairment.
 
Withdrawn
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Asked on: 07 January 2019
Leader of the House of Lords
Trade Bill
Lords
To ask the Leader of the House when she will table the committee stage of the Trade Bill in House of Lords Business.
 
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Asked by Lord Stunell
Asked on: 18 December 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Dame Judith Hackett to speed up the start of the next phase of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
 
Withdrawn
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Asked on: 11 December 2018
Department for Education
Universities: Freedom of Expression
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 in upholding freedom of speech on university campuses.
 
Withdrawn
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Asked by Lord Lexden
Asked on: 28 November 2018
Ministry of Justice
Civil Partnerships
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will carry out a consultation on the planned reforms to civil partnerships announced in September; and if so, when.
 
Withdrawn
Asked on: 12 November 2018
Department for Energy and Climate Change
Electric Vehicles
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have estimated the additional electricity capacity needed to meet their target for diesel and petrol engine vehicles to be phased out by 2040; whether they will publish any such estimates; and what plans they have to ensure any additional electricity demand is met.
 
Withdrawn
Asked on: 05 November 2018
Department for Energy and Climate Change
Energy: Conservation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives they are providing to encourage home owners to retrofit energy saving installations in their homes to lower carbon emissions.
 
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Asked on: 23 July 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
British Nationals Abroad
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether current Brexit negotiations will necessitate some UK citizens who do not reside in the UK, without property in the UK but in the European Union, to relocate to the UK after Brexit; and if so, whether they have plans to recompense those citizens.
 
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Asked on: 28 June 2018
Home Office
Refugees: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied children have been admitted to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 26 June 2018
Home Office
Police: Codes of Practice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Code C 2018, is the definition of (1) a mental health condition, and (2) a mental disorder.
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