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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: 18 January 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what accounting framework is (1) applicable, and (2) suitable to deliver the requirements relating to (a) auditors, and (b) accounts set out in sections 92, 498(1) and (2), 519, 714(4), 836, and 837 of the Companies Act 2006.
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the requirements relating to (1) auditors, and (2) accounts set out in sections 92, 498(1) and (2), 519, 714(4), 836, and 837 of the Companies Act 2006 are intended (a) for the protection of creditors and shareholders, or (b) to be useful to users of accounts.
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in the definition of a liability in Part 18 and Part 23 of the Companies Act 2006 compared to that used in the International Accounting Standards; and what assessment they have made of whether any such difference would affect the delivery by auditors of sections 92, 498(1) and (2), 519, 714(4), 836, and 837 of the Companies Act 2006.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how long on average it takes for an application to prove settled status or for citizenship under the Windrush scheme to be dealt with.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL Deb, col 218) that citizens of EU countries who have been resident in the UK since before the UK joined the European Economic Community “can if they want make a free application to the Windrush scheme for documentation to confirm that status”, what are the consequences of those citizens not making such an application, in particular for those who do not have documentary evidence of their status.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are taking to ensure that members of the Roma community who are citizens of EU countries and living in the UK are able to establish their right to remain in the UK after Brexit.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) guidance, and (2) assistance they provide to citizens of EU countries who have been resident in the UK since before the UK joined the European Economic Community, who have indefinite leave to remain but are not in possession of documentary evidence confirming their status; whether such support is being provided by the Windrush Task Force and its Vulnerable Persons Team; and if so, what support they offer.
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Asked by Lord Greaves
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the nationalities of those who have applied for citizenship or to prove their settled status under the Windrush Scheme since 30 May 2018; and of those, how many (1) have had their immigration status confirmed, (2) have been rejected, (3) are subject to an appeal, and (4) are still being considered, broken down by nationality.
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that every child has access to a broad array of arts experiences at primary school.
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Fabian Society Primary Colours, published on 11 January.
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Department for Transport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists have been prosecuted for (1) failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing, and (2) cycling on a pavement in each of the last three years.
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Asked on: 18 January 2019
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what processes are in place to monitor compliance with regulation 113 paragraphs (7) and (8) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which require contracting bodies to publish data online regarding their late payment of invoices; and what assessment they have made of compliance with those Regulations by public authorities since 2015.
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Asked on: 18 January 2019
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government which public authorities have (1) complied, and (2) not complied with regulation 113 paragraphs (7) and (8) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which require public authorities to publish data online regarding their late payment of invoices.
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Asked by Lord Rogan
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have, and with whom, about the release of £36.2 million of funding to develop regional football grounds in Northern Ireland which was previously approved by the Northern Ireland Executive.
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Asked by Lord Rogan
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Northern Ireland Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what future discussions are planned with the political parties in Northern Ireland to restore the Northern Ireland Executive.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement made by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on 9 December 2018 that it would be a breach of international human rights law for the Thai authorities to extradite Hakeem Ali Alaraibi to Bahrain.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 14 November 2018 (199906), what assessment they have made of the extent to which the proposed extradition of Hakeem Ali Alaraibi by Thailand to Bahrain would be consistent with international human rights law; and whether officials at the British Embassy in Bangkok have made any representations to the government of Thailand about this case.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about reports of (1) the suspension of access to phone calls, and (2) other punitive measures in place to deter inmates from interacting with female political prisoners Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Yusuf at Isa Town Prison in Bahrain.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain about the detention of Hassan Mushaima, and his access to (1) the results of his cancer scans taken in August 2018, and (2) family visits; and, further to those discussions, what progress they understand has been made on those issues.
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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 18 January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about reports of reprisals against Hajer Mansoor and Sayed Nizar Alwadaei following the call for their immediate and unconditional release by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in January.
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