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Written questions allow Members of Parliament to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments.

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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 Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for replacement biometric cards to be issued in each of the last 24 months.
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Asked by Angela Rayner
(Ashton-under-Lyne)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time, published on 21 June 2018, what additional funds have been provided from HM Treasury to fund widening the range of childcare available from the Government.
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Asked by Angela Rayner
(Ashton-under-Lyne)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time, published on 21 June 2018, what estimate has he made of the additional cost to the public purse of providing 30 hours of free childcare to foster parents.
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Asked by Angela Rayner
(Ashton-under-Lyne)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s press release entitled Free childcare to be extended to foster carers for the first time, published on 21 June 2018, whether he has made a revised estimate of the total forecast expenditure on the provision of 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds in each of the next three financial years.
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Asked by Gareth Snell
(Stoke-on-Trent Central)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last met the Chair of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sustainability and Transformation Partnership; and when he is next scheduled to meet that chair.
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Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into antisemitism of 2015, what discussions he has had to date with the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education on renewing its government grant at the end of the current funding period.
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Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report of the the All-Party Parliamentary Group on antisemitism of 2015, what (a) guidance his Department has produced and (b) resources it is offering in support of teachers handling difficult conversations in the classroom setting.
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Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of conferring statutory status on personal, social, health and economic education on tackling discrimination in schools.
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Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing publisher liability for social media companies.
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Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of Hope Not Hate's report of February 2018 on Cloudflare and the hosting of illegal content on edge servers in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
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Asked by Tulip Siddiq
(Hampstead and Kilburn)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether has made any representations to social media companies on the standard of contracted-out services they have employed to moderate abusive and illegal content; an if he will make a statement.
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(Motherwell and Wishaw)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what co-ordination his Department has had with similar Scottish Government (a) agencies, (b) programmes, (c) strategies and (d) advisory boards on the UK Government's Industrial Strategy.
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(Motherwell and Wishaw)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what co-ordination his Department has had with similar Scottish Government (a) agencies, (b) programmes, (c) strategies and (d) advisory boards on the UK Government's Industrial Strategy to prevent duplication.
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(Motherwell and Wishaw)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate (a) a partnership and (b) cooperation with the Scottish Government on (a) the UK Government's Industrial Strategy and (b) the Industrial Strategy's sector deals.
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(Ribble Valley)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to suspend extraditions under the European Arrest Warrant until Irish case of Minister for Justice v Celmer is resolved.
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(Orkney and Shetland)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has developed to continue the UK’s participation in the European Reference Networks after the UK leaves the EU.
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(Ribble Valley)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has conducted of the ability of British citizens to receive a fair trial in (a) Poland, (b) Hungary, (c) Spain and (d) Italy.
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(Ribble Valley)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department for Exiting the European Union
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether it remains his policy for the UK to seek to remain a member of the European Arrest Warrant system following Michel Barnier’s speech of 19 June 2018.
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(Ribble Valley)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of the UK reverting to the Council of Europe convention on extraditions after the UK leaves the EU.
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Asked by Karen Lee
(Lincoln)
Asked on: 22 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to fund patient access to Ibrutinib.
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