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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: 19 June 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers’ proposed alternative to the Clinical Negligence Fixed Costs Working Group; and which Ministers are responsible for considering the issue of fixed costs in clinical negligence claims.
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children of working parents who qualify for free school meals.
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate, if any, they have made of the number of deaths in England and Wales involving personnel deployed to provide roadside assistance and repairs services on A-roads and motorways in each year since 2010.
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide further hazard warning and safety assurance for personnel providing roadside assistance and repair services.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those eligible for Pension Credit are taking up that benefit.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those in receipt of state pensions also receive other means-tested benefits.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase the take-up of Pension Credit.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the target times for (1) approving, and (2) completing, applications for Release on Temporary Licence for each prison in England and Wales.
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Asked by Lord Bradley
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the number of people being released homeless from prisons in England
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of what constitutes persecution of groups of people.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of air pollution on public health; and whether they will legislate to introduce World Health Organisation air quality standards for fine particulate matter to protect the health of vulnerable people in the UK.
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to legislate to reform the regulations governing the taxi and private hire trades; and if so, when.
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to restricting cross border hiring to put an end to out-of-town taxi drivers operating in areas in which they (1) do not have a licence, and (2) threaten the safety of the public.
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider introducing a statutory definition of (1) plying for hire, and (2) pre-booked, as recommended by the Task and Finish Group on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing.
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Asked by Lord Judd
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about the imprisonment and treatment of former President Morsi before his death in court; and what is their current assessment of the state of human rights in Egypt.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) has sufficient (1) resources, and (2) judges, to cope with the number of cases before it; and what plans they have to (a) provide more resources, and (b) increase the number of judges, where they have found these to be insufficient.
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Asked by Lord Lipsey
Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated value of motorists' time lost due to the 50mph speed limit in place as part of the works to create a digital M6 motorway.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent assessment they have made of (1) the impact of Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers on (a) the regional economy, (b) the national economy, (c) regional GDP, and (d) national GDP.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent estimate they have made of the number of job losses that will result from (1) Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers.
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Asked on: 19 June 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 20 May (HL15847), what recent assessment they have made of the impact of (1) Honda's decision to close its Swindon plant in 2021, and (2) other recent announcements by car manufacturers, on the wider supply chain.
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