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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: 16 July 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to block applications which publish content that may be harmful to children with eating disorders.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to create more job opportunities for school leavers after Brexit.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of digital technology in the UK education sector.
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Asked by Lord Vinson
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 8 July (HL16623), whether the requirement for business to “take a proportionate approach” and create “their own policies based on their assessment of risk” means that customer due diligence checks by businesses and banks for existing customers who have not given any cause for concern are optional.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the United States authorities about the re-allocation of F35 aircraft work should that work currently planned for Turkey be done elsewhere.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the action information system in the Type 31e frigates will be compatible with that in the Type 26 frigates in terms of operations room training and cross-operating of personnel.
Asked on: 16 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether contingency work has occurred with BAE Systems to ascertain whether the T26 programme could be accelerated in a time of national emergency or for any other reason; and if not, why not.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
NHS: Negligence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals made by the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers to the Civil Justice Council in relation to the clinical negligence fixed costs; and what consideration they have given to the recommendations on fixed recovery costs in clinical negligence cases from Action Against Medical Accidents and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Bombings
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of who is responsible for the recent car bombing near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in North East Syria.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: Crimes against Humanity
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with those countries which favour the creation of an ad hoc international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in Iraq and Syria.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East: Crimes against Humanity
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in response to evidence that has been collected of crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq and Syria.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Leasehold: Reform
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to respond to the Law Commission's consultation and report on leasehold enfranchisement reform; and what assessment they have made of the case for removing exemptions under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 in respect of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Local Government Finance: Audit
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the National Audit Office and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd in protecting the interests of council tax payers and improving value for money in local authorities.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of public funding provided to the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Accident and Emergency Departments
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of late licensing on the workload of accident and emergency departments in hospitals.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Ministry of Defence
Veterans: Mental Health Services
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what mental health support armed service personnel currently receive when leaving Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Treasury
Taxation: Young People
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of (1) income tax, and (2) National Insurance contributions, paid to the public purse by people under the age of 18 in each of the last three years.
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department for Education
Schools: Standards
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools in England and Wales are currently under special measures; and how long each of those schools have been subject to such measures.
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Asked by Lord Colgrain
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Treasury
Taxation: Electronic Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Making Tax Digital service and improve the current (1) process of, and (2) software used by, that service.
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Asked by Baroness Cox
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Syria: Islamic State
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the detonation of a car bomb outside of a church in Qamishli on 11 July, what steps are being taken to coordinate security for the people of the region from Daesh between the Global Coalition Against Daesh and the government of Syria.
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