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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: 21 June 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many children of the Windrush generation who had been in local authority care now have an uncertain legal residency status; and what steps they are taking to clarify the status of such people.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in determining the compensation scheme for victims of the hostile environment policy towards the Windrush generation; and whether the scheme will cover any losses in connection with (1) employment opportunities, (2) housing, (3) physical, psychological and mental ill health problems, and (4) meeting Home Office immigration status requirements.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people complained about ill treatment by the Home Office since 2010; how many of those complaints are still outstanding; and what is the estimated time it will take to resolve those outstanding cases.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Home Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of individuals and families affected by the impact of the hostile environment policy.
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Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last called in the High Commissioner for the Cameroon to discuss the crisis in English speaking Cameroon.
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Asked by Lord Boateng
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments of the United States Ambassador to the Cameroon that there have been "targeted killings" in its English speaking regions.
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Asked by Baroness Fall
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Ministry of Justice
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of women who have been in prison over the last two decades.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities are aware which properties in their areas are being offered for short-term or holiday lets.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to require local authorities to verify that properties for short-term or holiday lets have a legal right to do so under freehold or leasehold agreements or any other legal restrictions on the use of their properties.
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Asked by Lord Grocott
Asked on: 21 June 2018
The Senior Deputy Speaker
Lords
To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what hereditary peer by-elections have taken place under the terms of the House of Lords Act 1999; and in each of those by-elections, how many (1) candidates, and (2) electors, there were.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make an announcement on the progress they have made towards aligning the Quality in Careers Standard national accreditation for careers education, information, advice and guidance with the Gatsby Career Benchmarks; and if so, when.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department for Education
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce a premium grant to all local authority funded schools to support careers education and guidance on the condition that they work towards the Quality in Careers Standard; and if so, when.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that NHS England requires that Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees put into the public domain papers that are presented to those committees.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that NHS England requires that Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees put into the public domain draft minutes of previous meetings of those committees within a fortnight of meetings taking place.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request that NHS England requires that Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees consult patient groups before issuing advice to the NHS.
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) lay, (2) patient group, and (3) professional, members have been appointed to the Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee (South).
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held discussions with NHS England about why NHS bodies in Wessex are developing guidelines on the use of liothyronine which are at variance with national guidelines issued by NHS England.
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Asked by Lord Jones
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the size of the dairy herd in England.
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Asked by Lord Jones
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the size of the sheep flock in England.
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Asked by Lord Jones
Asked on: 21 June 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with representatives of the livestock industry regarding the future of that industry after Brexit.
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