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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Food Banks
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met with food bank organisers; what was the outcome of that meeting; and whether they plan to hold further such meetings.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Pakistan: Primary Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the government of Pakistan made a commitment at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to provide universal primary education.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Women and Equalities
Commonwealth: Discrimination
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have received from other Commonwealth countries that those governments will work to prevent persecution of individuals and groups; what assessment they have made of those assurances; how the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, will be implemented; and over what period of time that implementation will take place.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Radioactive Waste
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which existing nuclear waste facilities are foolproof against (1) all possible types of security threat from land, sea and air, and (2) the consequences of climate change.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nuclear Weapons
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to Leading by Example: Reforming UK Nuclear Declaratory Policy, the briefing by the British American Security Information Council, and, in particular, its recommendation that the UK should maintain its lead role in multilateral disarmament by (1) explicitly declaring that UK nuclear weapons are only there to deter nuclear use or blackmail when the survival of the UK is in question, (2) strengthening the UK's negative security assurances to non-nuclear states, (3) committing never to use nuclear weapons first, and (4) clarifying that the UK's nuclear weapons are weapons of last resort, and what is meant by that.
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Financial Services: Insolvency
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the legal basis that allows administrators of failed stockbroking firms to levy charges on clients' assets held by those firms.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Medical Treatments
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government why the NHS Choices website includes an article on the Lightning Process when this treatment is not available on the NHS.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Cabinet Office
Scientific Advisers: Allowances
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when allowances for members of Scientific Advisory Committees were last reviewed; and what are the differential rates of allowances for every relevant department’s committees in the 2017–18 financial year.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Environment Agency: Motor Vehicles
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vehicles the Environment Agency holds at present; how many new vehicles have been purchased in the last year; and at what cost.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Directors: Pay
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of corporate governance regulations covering (1) annual bonus awards, (2) remuneration committees, and (3) companies employed to advise remuneration committees.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Carillion: Pay
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on corporate governance of annual bonus award arrangements such as Carillion’s, which in 2016 gave greater weighting to the Chief Financial Officer’s performance for technology (8 per cent) and risk management (8 per cent) than for net debt (6 per cent) and pre-tax profit (6 per cent).
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Cybercrime
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to have been the cost to the UK economy of data breaches and malware attacks in each year since 2010; and how many UK customers were affected.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Cybercrime
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure UK companies and customers are protected from data breaches and malware attacks, including point of sale breaches.
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Asked by Lord Naseby
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Transport
Aviation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the number of safeguarded aerodromes.
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Asked by Lord Naseby
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Transport
Aviation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the number of safeguarded aerodromes.
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
High Rise Flats: Insulation
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Grenfell Tower Fire, what assessment they have made of the potential contingent liabilities held by those energy companies, and their subsidiaries, who installed external wall insulation on social high rise tower blocks under the Energy Efficiency Commitment, the Community Energy Saving Programme, the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, Energy Efficiency Standards of Performance, and the Energy Company Obligation.
Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Gaming Machines
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic and social costs of providing welfare and support services as a result of the high stakes being gambled on fixed-odds betting terminals.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Transport
Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a copy of the letter to the EU Transport Commissioner from Aircraft Engineers International, alleging that safety procedures instituted by European Aviation Safety Agency have been infringed in the UK because senior engineers are no longer required personally to inspect completed maintenance and repair work; and what is their response to that allegation.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Department for Transport
Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Civil Aviation Authority about what constitutes “verification” of repair and maintenance work on commercial aircraft, as set out in European Aviation Safety Agency rules and procedures.
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Asked on: 24 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Overseas Territories Blue Belt programme funding was spent with (1) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (2) the Marine Management Organisation, and (3) UK Overseas Territory governments, in the financial years (a) 2016–17, and (b) 2017–18.
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