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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: 02 February 2016
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of students at university who are prescribed medical treatment for mental health issues.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the costs to the NHS of providing treatment to students who cannot afford to pay for prescriptions and subsequently experience a deterioration in their health.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of changes to maintenance grants on low-income students' ability to afford prescription charges.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health status of low-income university students in comparison to other university students.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prescriptions, per year, are (1) made for students aged 19–25, and (2) not collected by students aged 19–25.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prescriptions, per year, are (1) made for adults aged 70–76, and (2) not collected by adults aged 70–76.
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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Military Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.
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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Military Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.
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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Navy Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.
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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Navy Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.
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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reserve police officers of the Royal Air Force Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.
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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Defence
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers of the Royal Air Force Police they estimate will be deployed in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, (3) 2017–18, (4) 2018–19, and (5) 2019–20.
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Asked by Lord Lexden
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Cabinet Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many newspaper journalists and publishers received awards in honours lists published between December 2011 and December 2015, broken down by individual list.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how and when they intend to introduce and implement a comprehensive plan in relation to the Zika virus to (1) inform fully the British public about that virus, (2) advise on travel to Central and South America in the light of that virus' prevalence in that region, and (3) clarify all known means of transmission of that virus.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had, or intend to have, talks with the British Athletic Association about the case for Team GB considering withdrawing from the 2016 Olympic Games due to the risk posed by the Zika virus to pregnant mothers and unborn children.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department of Health has begun to carry out a survey of pregnant women where either partner has been to Brazil or other neighbouring countries where there has been a significant outbreak of the Zika virus.
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Asked by Baroness Quin
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department for International Development
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government in what ways they are currently supporting the education and advancement of women in Afghanistan.
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Asked by Lord Rooker
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department of Health
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 22 July 2014 (HL939), what was the ranking of the UK in the Health at a Glance 2015: OECD Indicators report for (1) infant mortality, (2) numbers of MRI and CT Scanners, (3) low birth weight infants, (4) overweight and obesity amongst adults, (5) overweight and obesity amongst children, (6) mortality from cardiovascular disease, and (7) mortality from cancer; how these rankings compared to those for 2013; and what plans they have to improve the UK rankings.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
Department for Communities and Local Government
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to better inform all landlords of the new rules that oblige them to check new tenants’ immigration status.
Asked on: 02 February 2016
HM Treasury
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by Credit Suisse that Britain leaving the EU could cause a snap recession and reduce GDP by up to two per cent.
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