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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 Beecham
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those affected by the Home Office's wrongful detention of Windrush immigrants who have received compensation have been required to sign non-disclosure agreements; and if so, why.
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Asked by Lord Beecham
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Windrush immigrants have received compensation; and how many of them, if any, have been required to sign non-disclosure agreements.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of gambling, especially in regard to online gambling; and whether they have received any representations about such a ban.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are working to promote social enterprise.
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Asked by Lord Bird
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to end the poverty premium.
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been diagnosed with amyloidosis in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to engage directly with obese children and their parents to raise their awareness of obesity, offer encouragement, and support them to lose weight.
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the role of the designated senior lead on mental health in schools will cover child obesity.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland regarding the implications of the current budget allocation for its activities.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local councils in Northern Ireland about the transfer of some of the functions of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to local authorities.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness and uptake of the new system of online registration of voters in Northern Ireland.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any change in immigration numbers from non-EU countries between the last two years for which figures are available.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to modify the rules that apply to potential non-EU immigrants to the UK.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-EU immigrants entered the UK in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by country of origin.
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Asked by Lord Freyberg
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the level of identity verification required to sign up to Universal Credit is adequate; what reviews, if any, they have undertaken to ensure that online applications do not require a higher standard of identity assurance than is applied elsewhere; and how they are trying to clear the current backlog of face-to-face interview appointments.
Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial arrangements the Careers and Enterprise Company have made for the expansion of Enterprise Adviser Networks.
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Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people who work for UK museums and galleries that are public bodies who are on the payroll and taxed at source but inaccurately described as freelance, following the Supreme Court ruling in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith.
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Asked on: 19 July 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to those UK museums and galleries that are public bodies regarding the employment status of workers who have been employed for 10 years or more.
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Asked by Lord Grocott
Asked on: 19 July 2018
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether on the day on which the result of a hereditary peers by-election is due to be announced in the Chamber notice can be given on the House of Lords annunciator.
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Asked by Lord Grocott
Asked on: 19 July 2018
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether notice can be given on the Order Paper of the announcement of any hereditary peers by-election.
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