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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 Bach
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for Education
Children in Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to require a placing local authority to introduce a procedure for when young people are placed in another local authority area for that local authority to be informed of the young person’s circumstances and needs and to jointly assess the suitability of the placement and the risk exposure of the young person; and whether they have any plans to introduce such a requirement.
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Asked by Lord Bach
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for Education
Children in Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to evaluate the impact of the passing on of costs by local authorities to other local authorities when placing a young person in another local authority; and what consideration they have given to asking the National Policing Chief’s Council and the Association of Directors of Children’s Services to undertake such work.
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Asked by Lord Bach
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Detainees
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of “detainee dignity” in the context of people who are deprived of their liberty.
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Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for International Development
Syria: British Nationals Abroad
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what attempts they have made directly, or through, the UN or relief agencies, to assess the conditions in which British children are living in internally displaced persons’ camps in Syria.
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Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for International Development
Syria: British Nationals Abroad
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the internally displaced persons' camps in Syria in which British children reside are under the control of the government of Syria or the Kurdish authorities.
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Asked on: 11 April 2019
Home Office
British Nationality
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the “best interests of the children test” pursuant to section 55 of the Borders, Citizens and Immigration Act 2009 was applied in the cases where those having their citizenship revoked had British children in their care.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in ensuring that musicians directly affected by restrictions on the trade and movement of products covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora can continue to travel between the UK and the EU post-Brexit.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in increasing the number of ports designated as points of entry for goods covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for Education
Music: Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timeline for the review of the National Plan for Music Education, which currently runs until 2020.
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Asked by Lord Blunkett
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Courts: Greater London
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the week beginning 8 April 2019, how many court buildings in the Greater London area were inaccessible to (1) defendants and witnesses with disabilities, (2) members of the public and court staff with disabilities, and (3) court staff with disabilities;  how many of those buildings were only temporarily inaccessible in that week because of broken lifts; and how many courts were inaccessible to at least one of these groups for (1) more than one week, and (2) more than one month.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Lasers: Weapons
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the development of high energy laser weapons systems.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when it is anticipated that HMS Queen Elizabeth will undergo its first dry dock maintenance at Rosyth Dockyard.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Turkey: Arms Trade
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the advice of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe that if Turkey proceeds to purchase the Russian S-400 air defence system it should receive no delivery of F-35 aircraft.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Military Aircraft: Procurement
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to purchase and deploy optionally manned aircraft for the armed services.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Military Bases: South West
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors influenced the decision to delay and scale back the proposals to concentrate military units in Devon and Somerset in a single large-scale garrison.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Military Bases
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing the Better Defence Estate Strategy, published in 2016.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Skin Cancer: Health Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to raise awareness of the risks of skin cancer and methods of prevention
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Skin Cancer: Health Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include skin cancers in the Be Clear on Cancer campaign resources.
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Sunbeds
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review sunbed regulations.
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Asked by Lord Empey
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Department for Exiting the European Union
Borders: Northern Ireland
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have allocated funds for work to find an alternative to the Withdrawal Agreement Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland; and if so, what level of funds have been allocated.
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