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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all automatic replies acknowledging receipt of emails sent to government and ministerial accounts provide that a full response will be supplied; and if not, why not.
To ask Her Majesty's Government who decides whether a substantive response to an email to a Minister or Government department from a member of the House of Lords should be provided; and whether such a decision is made by the relevant Secretary of State or a departmental official.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the closure of bank accounts belonging to the Core Issues Trust by Barclays Bank; and what steps they are taking to ensure that bank accounts are not closed as a result of any unfair bias or unlawful discrimination against Christian organisations.
Independent Ulster Unionist Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 24 October 2001
Previously MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone until 14 May 2001 — General election
Positions held at time of appointment: Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, 1983-2001 (resigned seat in 1985 and re-elected in 1986). Spokesman for: defence and home office, 1997-2000; defence, trade and industry, 2000-2001. (from Number 10 press release)
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Party was UUP until 7 Oct 2002; Crossbench until 30 Sep 2009; UUP until 30 Oct 2012; Non-affiliated until 11 Jul 2013
Also represented Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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