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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: 08 July 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to pursue organised criminal gangs who exploit (1) property guardians, and (2) all those living in a property under a licensing arrangement.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the effective prosecution of those who commit crimes related to modern slavery.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to bring forward measures to safeguard against predatory marriages, particularly those involving older people.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have set a date by which prohibited aluminium composite material cladding is to be removed from buildings; and if so, what is that date.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to those living in residential blocks with prohibited aluminium composite material cladding who wish to sell their property.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England and Wales: 2 March to 15 May 2020, published by the Office for National Statistics on 19 June, what plans they have to hold an inquiry to determine (1) the reasons for the deaths of a large number of disabled people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the lessons which might be learned for the future.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any future review of social care they commission will (1) treat social care in parity with the National Health Service, and (2) explore how personalised and community-based social care may be provided to enable recipients to lead socially-connected and fulfilling lives.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the value of each contract awarded to Trimble Manhattan Space Scheduling by the House of Lords administration in each of the last four years.
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Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a requirement for the same protections that exist for content in cinemas and on DVDs to be present for online content; and whether they are working with the film industry to seek the voluntary adoption of British Board of Film Classification age ratings for online content.
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Asked by Lord Farmer
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have conducted on children’s access to pornographic content online; what plans they have to conduct research on such access; and whether they have monitored whether there has been any increased access to such material by children during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the government of the United States that foreign students will not be able to stay in that country if universities have moved classes fully online, what steps they are taking (1) to protect, and (2) to support, British students planning on studying in the United States in the autumn.
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Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to businesses to facilitate an improved gender balance in the workplace since February.
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Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have worked with businesses to increase female representation in senior leadership positions, including executive roles on boards, since February.
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Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken to reduce the gender pay gap since February.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provisional dates for the return of (1) socially distanced, and (2) non-socially distanced, indoor live performances.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward sector-specific support for the commercial live music sector.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of jobs that will be lost in the live commercial music sector without further Government support.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what feedback stakeholders have given on the economic viability for live music venues to operate under social distancing guidelines.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of international examples of sector-specific support for live music during the COVID-19 pandemic; and, if so, whether they intend to provide similar support.
Asked on: 08 July 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of granting (1) free parking, and (2) free public transport, to (a) NHS, and (b) care, workers.
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