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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 by Lord Judd
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking action (1) bilaterally, and (2) multilaterally, to seek to ensure that Joseph Kabila does not stand as a candidate in the next presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for International Development
Democratic Republic of Congo: Humanitarian Aid
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by the International Crisis Group, Electoral Poker in DR Congo, published on 4 April, in respect of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Radioactive Waste
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking as part of their consultation on geological disposal infrastructure for nuclear waste to screen out those areas of the UK that are geologically unsuitable for the disposal of nuclear waste.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Radioactive Waste
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to assess (1) which areas of the UK are most geologically suitable for the disposal of nuclear waste, and (2) which areas are less geologically suitable; and what priority they will give to the outcome of that process in consulting local communities prior to designating a site.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Radioactive Waste
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to evaluate the suitability of offshore sites at (1) 5km, (2) 20km, and (3) other distances from the shoreline for the disposal of nuclear waste.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Radioactive Waste
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will make public their findings of the relative geological suitability of all parts of the UK, including potential offshore sites, for the disposal of nuclear waste.
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Asked by Lord Laming
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Home Office
Police and Crime Commissioners
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 17 April (HL Deb, col 1070) concerning Operation Conifer, whether they have any responsibilities relating to the performance of police and crime commissioners; if so, what those responsibilities are; and if not, to whom police and crime commissioners are accountable.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following the Foreign Secretary's visit to Iran in December 2017.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Arms Trade Treaty
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that countries that have signed but not ratified the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty comply fully with end-user certificate requirements in international arms sales.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for International Development
Yemen: Humanitarian Aid
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of extreme humanitarian distress requiring immediate relief on a large scale in Yemen; and what action they are taking to save lives and to relieve human suffering in that country.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Armed Conflict: White Phosphorus
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the state use of white phosphorus in conflict situations so as to cause humanitarian suffering constitutes an illegal chemical weapons attack requiring international action.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Egypt: Torture
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised concerns with the government of Egypt over the use of torture by security officials in Egypt.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Trade
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the UK–China 9th Economic and Financial Dialogue in December 2017, what cooperation with the government of China on the Belt and Road Initiative is currently taking place; and what future cooperation is planned.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Home Office
Refugees: Syria
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the military action in Syria, they have given any consideration to taking more than the 20,000 refugees to which they have already committed.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Home Office
Immigration: Caribbean
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Windrush generation immigrants may be too afraid of deportation to contact the Home Office to regularise their status in the UK.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Home Office
Immigration: Interviews
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that two decision makers are involved in each Home Office immigration interview.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Politics and Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their long-term objectives for Syria.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
EU Common Foreign and Security Policy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for UK representations in European foreign affairs decisions after Brexit.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Email
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to safeguard the use by UK citizens of .eu email addresses after the UK's departure from the EU.
Asked on: 18 April 2018
Treasury
Enterprise Management Incentives
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to apply for an extension of the EU State Aid Exemption for the Enterprise Management Incentives scheme which expired on 6 April.
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