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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: 04 June 2020
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what long-term support they plan to offer to community transport providers to help them adapt vehicles to improve safety for passengers while COVID-19 remains a threat.
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Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have fully to implement Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 to enable councils to manage traffic offences including the obstruction of cycle routes.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with hotels and guest houses about the accommodation of asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which hotels have accommodated asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic; and how many asylum seekers are in each such hotel.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lords
The Senior Deputy Speaker what consideration has been given to implementing arrangements for Members of the House of Lords to vote in person in divisions in line with the method used by the House of Commons on 2 June.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review trading arrangements with the EU.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that financial support to fossil fuel-intensive and high carbon producing industries is in line with (1) their Paris Agreement obligations, (2) their target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; and (3) their commitment to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035.
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Asked by Lord Storey
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on academic performance in those countries who have banned contract cheating services; and what plans they have, if any, to adopt similar policies.
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Asked by Lord Storey
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current requirements for commercial radio stations to be awarded a radio broadcast licence.
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Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS England or NHSX is liaising with the Intellectual Property Office and, if so, whether those discussions will result in publication of patent applications which flow from access to the COVID-19 datastore under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015.
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Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the time it takes for charities to access government support provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of encouraging exercise to improve national resistance against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make a range of physical activities, including dance and sport, available for all age groups in society.
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Asked on: 04 June 2020
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage access to outdoor recreational space through (1) improved accessibility and (2) better public transport links.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 May (HL4160), whether a (1) breakfast of one slice of white bread with a small serving of butter and jam, and (2) dinner of chips, a slice of pizza without vegetables and a small serving of lettuce and half a tomato, reportedly served at Urban House Initial Accommodation Centre in Wakefield, meets the NHS Eatwell guidelines; and if so, what plans they have to review those guidelines.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of meals for those with specific diet requirements, in particular for those who (1) are pregnant, (2) have diabetes, and (3) have coeliac disease, at Urban House Initial Accommodation Centre in Wakefield; and what discussions they intend to have with that Centre about the provision of such meals.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a programme to educate people about (1) the risks posed by, and (2) ways in which to prevent, wildfires, particularly those associated with barbecues.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that commercial loans are covered in COVID-19-related debt-relief schemes for the 75 lowest-income nations.
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they (1) have undertaken, and (2) plan to undertake, in regard to the Victims Payments Scheme in Northern Ireland with (a) political parties that are not represented in the Northern Ireland Executive, and (b) civil society representatives in Northern Ireland.
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Asked by Lord Garnier
Asked on: 04 June 2020
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to make the provision of secure video calls in prisons subject to a competitive procurement following the current pilot.
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