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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: 15 October 2018
Women and Equalities
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for including specific provisions for (1) dyslexia, and (2) other long-term difficulties with literacy, in the Equality Act 2010 in order to improve the provision of assistance for people with such conditions.
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Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities as to when individuals with dyslexia or other long-term difficulties with literacy should qualify for appropriate assistance under the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 October, whether it is their assessment that rape; abduction; the burning alive of Christian parents, while their children were forced to watch; forced conversion; abduction leading to child marriage; and the imposition of capital punishment in the case of alleged blasphemy constitute persecution or discrimination.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK aid has been received by Pakistan in the past 12 months and in total over the past 20 years; whether any other country receives more bilateral aid than Pakistan; and what indicators are used to establish the effectiveness of this aid in reaching the country’s religious minorities.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of claimants in receipt of Universal Credit who will be affected by managed migration they estimate will lose income as a result of the roll out of that scheme in 2019.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those whose income may be reduced as a result of the roll out of Universal Credit through the managed migration process they estimate will be claimants in employment.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families in receipt of Universal Credit affected by any reductions in income caused by the managed migration roll out they estimate have children of school age.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Transport in February that he had instructed Great Western Railway "to prepare plans to introduce regular train services to Okehampton", what progress has been made on such plans; and when they expect the service to start.
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Asked by Lord Berkeley
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government on which occasions the rail services between Exeter and Newton Abbott have been disrupted by weather; and what progress has been made on making this stretch of line more resilient.
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Asked by Lord Bradshaw
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations about lowering the projected costs of electrifying the Midland Main Line.
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Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce entrance charges for overseas visitors to visit national museums and art galleries.
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Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of superfast broadband coverage in North Yorkshire.
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Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of dwellings in North Yorkshire have access to superfast broadband.
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Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of North Yorkshire has geographic mobile network coverage.
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Asked on: 15 October 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will give to Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani humanist and human rights activist who was arrested in Islamabad on 12 October before being released on bail with her passport confiscated.
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Asked by Lord Hain
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of benefit is paid to prisoners upon release; and for how many weeks.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers were (1) issued, and (2) deleted in each of the last three years for which records are available.
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department for Work and Pensions
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers were issued in each of the (1) countries of the UK, and (2) regions of England in each of the last three years for which records are available.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS rules and guidelines for psychotropic medicines apply equally to general practitioners, specialists, and consultants.
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Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a recommended time after a person has been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 at which there must be a comprehensive review of all the available medical evidence in that case.
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