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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: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian nature reserve, wells, and trees, have been destroyed by Israeli forces near Yatta in the West Bank.
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Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to prevent the Bedouin village of Um Al-Kheir in the South Hebron Hills being demolished by Israeli forces.
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Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that it has not released the body of Mohammed Samir Obeid who was killed by Israeli forces.
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Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about reports that a 10 year old Palestinian child was shot in the head during a peaceful procession in Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank.
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Asked on: 15 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to change the pension arrangements for senior public servants, especially doctors in the NHS, as they approach retirement.
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Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to pedestrians on pavements of the wing mirrors on buses and other large vehicles; and what steps they will take to ensure that pedestrians are not at risk of being struck by the wing mirrors of such vehicles.
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Asked by Lord Adonis
Asked on: 11 July 2019
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Parliamentary Estate
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the current total value of the Parliamentary Estate, excluding the Palace of Westminster, broken down by each building.
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Asked by Lord Adonis
Asked on: 11 July 2019
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what detailed evaluation was carried out into the option of building a new Parliament outside of London as part of the Restoration and Renewal preparation work; and whether they will publish any such evaluation.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Prescribing
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing a National Academy for Social Prescribing.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Prescribing: Yoga
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how yoga practitioners will be represented in the National Academy for Social Prescribing.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Yoga
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have had with yoga practitioners, or representatives of yoga practitioners; and what action they are taking as a result of those meetings.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Obesity: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of obesity amongst children with special needs.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Obesity: Children
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they are taking to reduce rates of obesity amongst 12–16 year olds with special needs.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Treasury
VAT: Databases
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek continued access to the VAT Information Exchange System after the UK leaves the EU.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Army Reserve: Recruitment
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between January 2018 and May 2019.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Home Office
Crime: Taxis
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many crimes have been recorded as committed by drivers of private hire vehicles in each year since 2013.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homelessness: Veterans
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ex-armed services personnel have been classified as (1) homeless, and (2) rough sleepers, in each year since 2013.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department for Education
Financial Services: Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to support (1) the introduction of financial education, and (2) the understanding of consumer products, in secondary schools.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Health Professions: Apprentices
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the development of degree apprenticeships in healthcare, including nursing and pharmacy.
Asked on: 11 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Shingles: Vaccination
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require GP surgeries in England to put in place a call and recall procedure to require them to follow up patients in the shingles vaccination cohort who have not yet availed themselves of the vaccine.
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