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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: 22 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement a national infrastructure strategy to increase business growth after Brexit.
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Asked on: 22 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 (HL16851) that continuing Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank makes the two-state solution more difficult to achieve, when they intend to recognise Palestine as an independent state.
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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported use of collective punishment by the government of Israel, and in particular, the impact of that policy on the level of fuel poverty in Gaza.
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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Prime Minister of Israel that the government of Israel will never dismantle any settlements in the West Bank.
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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the reported (1) destruction of crops, and (2) long-term damage to farmland, in Gaza caused by the use of herbicides by Israel.
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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is any difference between the treatment of Palestinians and Israelis who have committed a crime by Israeli authorities.
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Asked on: 22 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the demolition of homes and buildings in the Palestinian Authority-controlled area of Wadi Hummus; and what assessment they have made of any future implications of any such demolition for other properties in Palestinian Authority areas.
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government for each Government department, from January to June, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons; and in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (a) both Houses, (b) the House of Lords, and (c) the House of Commons.
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Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 July (HL16789), what assessment they have made of reports that attacks on unarmed Syrian barges occurred; and whether any British Armed Forces personnel participated in the chain of command involved in authorising and executing any such attacks.
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to make progress on the UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement to demilitarise the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, in order to enable the start of lasting peace talks.
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the overall cohesion and effectiveness of NATO of the decision by the government of the United States, announced by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment on 17 July, to remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme.
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or intend to take, to work with international partners to develop an effective legal environment to regulate activity in space, in view of the rapid expansion in space innovation, exploration and investment.
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to work with international partners to re-open confidence-building dialogue between Somalia and Somaliland.
Asked on: 19 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the plans, outlined by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9 July, to create a multinational military coalition to safeguard the waters around Iran and Yemen; and what assessment they have made of the practicality of those proposals.
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Asked by Lord Adonis
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Northern Ireland Office
Education: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the absence of the Northern Ireland Executive on the provision of (1) higher, (2) further, and (3) secondary, education in Northern Ireland; and in particular, variation of such provision between Belfast and Londonderry.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 18 July 2019
Treasury
UK Trade with EU
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cross-Channel transport companies have (1) applied for, and (2) received, Economic Operator Registration and Identification numbers to enable cross-Channel transport after Brexit; and what percentage of cross-Channel unitised transport those companies represent.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Air Force: Gender Recognition
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their report, Wigston Review into inappropriate behaviours, published on 15 July, what plans they have to increase the number of transgender officers in the Royal Air Force from the rank Air Commodore and above.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Department for Transport
Electric Scooters
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the municipal authorities in Paris about problems caused by motorised two wheel scooters, in particular dangers to pedestrians as a result of (1) scooters left on pavements, and (2) the speed at which scooters travel, in order to learn lessons applicable in the UK.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Home Office
Companies: Ownership
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many other countries have indicated that they will implement public registers of beneficial ownership apart from the UK and the Overseas Territories.
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Asked on: 18 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Overseas Territories: Companies
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any loss of financial business to UK Overseas Territories if they are the only financial centres of excellence in the world which will have publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership.
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