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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 19 April (HC135976), what assessment they have made of the ability of an organisation that investigates complaints made regarding its own conduct to be accountable, independent and transparent. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL7868 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
star this property answer text We will judge any proposal for an investigation on its merits. We urge that any investigation be independent and transparent, its findings be made public and, if wrongdoing is found, that those responsible be held to account. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-05-25T12:17:58.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T12:17:58.15Z
star this property answering member 4210
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Gaza more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the policy of Israel to create a variable buffer zone within the Gaza strip limiting the land available to those living there. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL8388 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-18more like thismore than 2018-06-18
star this property answer text We have not made any assessment on this issue as there is not any official policy on the matter. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-06-18T16:09:00.443Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T16:09:00.443Z
star this property answering member 4210
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
845479
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why VAT is payable on the provision of British Sign Language interpreters for deaf people and people with hearing loss in full-time employment. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL5679 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text VAT is a broad-based tax on consumption and the standard rate of twenty percent applies to most goods and services, including the supply of sign language interpreters and palantypists by VAT-registered suppliers. Exceptions to the standard rate are strictly limited under domestic and international law. However, VAT-registered employers are able to deduct VAT incurred on such services to the extent that they relate to VAT-able supplies. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5680 more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T12:48:39.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T12:48:39.217Z
star this property answering member 1091
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
845480
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why VAT is payable on the provision of palantypists for deaf people and people with hearing loss in full time employment. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL5680 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text VAT is a broad-based tax on consumption and the standard rate of twenty percent applies to most goods and services, including the supply of sign language interpreters and palantypists by VAT-registered suppliers. Exceptions to the standard rate are strictly limited under domestic and international law. However, VAT-registered employers are able to deduct VAT incurred on such services to the extent that they relate to VAT-able supplies. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5679 more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T12:48:39.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T12:48:39.31Z
star this property answering member 1091
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3785
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
803024
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star this property date less than 2017-12-08more like thismore than 2017-12-08
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK-based freight forwarding companies have Authorised Economic Operator status; and what support HMRC are providing to help such companies secure that status. more like this
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Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
star this property uin HL3989 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text There are currently 623 businesses in the UK who hold a valid Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) authorisation. HMRC does not capture data on the role of the authorisation holder in the supply chain so cannot provide the number of AEO status traders who are freight forwarding companies. The AEO programme is currently only available to businesses involved in the international supply chain; these businesses may also be involved in EU trade. HMRC offers substantial guidance on AEO on the Gov.uk website, additional guidance and learning modules are available on the EU web pages. HMRC also offers a helpdesk via email and telephone. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T13:59:15.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T13:59:15.177Z
star this property answering member 1091
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell-Savours more like this
872500
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star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Anguilla: Foreign Relations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the strength of the relationship between the UK and Anguilla. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL6674 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-09more like thismore than 2018-04-09
star this property answer text The relationship between the UK Government and the Government of Anguilla is one based on partnership with each responsible for delivering their duties under Anguilla's constitution; always acting in the best interests of the people of Anguilla. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-04-09T13:38:17.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-09T13:38:17.9Z
star this property answering member 4210
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1104674
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Debts more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve measures to support those with problem debt. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL14799 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text The government is taking a proactive approach to support those in problem debt. First, the government has increased funding for publicly-funded debt advice to over £56 million in this financial year, enough to provide support to over 530,000 people. This advice helps vulnerable consumers to seek expert help with their debts and get their finances back on track.<p> </p><p>Second, the government is also implementing its manifesto commitment to introduce a breathing space and statutory debt repayment plan. The polices aim to give people in problem debt the opportunity to take control of their finances and put them on a sustainable footing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T15:24:56.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:24:56.677Z
star this property answering member 1091
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Credit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support, promote and increase the ethical personal lending market as an alternative to high-cost credit providers. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL6605 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text The government is committed to delivering a well-functioning and sustainable consumer credit market which is able to meet the needs of all consumers.<p> </p>In March, the government hosted the first meeting of the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum, a new key initiative bringing together government, regulators, industry and the third sector to coordinate action and provide leadership in tackling these challenges. The Forum’s mission is to ensure that individuals, regardless of their background or income, have access to useful and affordable financial products and services, including affordable credit.<p> </p><p>The government also supports credit unions, which provide an affordable alternative to high-cost credit. In the Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced its intention to help the sector expand by increasing the number of potential members of credit unions from two million to three million. In addition, from this year a greater proportion of funds recovered from illegal money lenders will be allocated to incentivise vulnerable people to join, save, and borrow with a credit union instead of turning to loan sharks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-03-29T14:42:59.503Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T14:42:59.503Z
star this property answering member 1091
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Gaza more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the UK abstained from the vote for an investigation by the UN Human Rights Council into recent killings in Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL8328 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
star this property answer text The UK's Representative made clear in our statement that the UK fully supports and recognises the need for an independent and transparent investigation, which includes the extent to which Israeli security forces' rules of engagement are in line with international law, and the role Hamas played in events. The UK abstained on the resolution at the Human Rights Council because it was not impartial, and was unhelpfully unbalanced. We could not support an international investigation that is mandated to look at Israel's actions alone. This would not provide a comprehensive assessment of accountability. It would risk hardening positions on both sides and move us further away from a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The UK has called directly on Israel to carry out a transparent inquiry into the Israeli Defence Forces’ conduct at the border fence and to demonstrate how this will achieve a sufficient level of independence. This investigation should include international members and the findings of such an investigation should be made public.
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-06-14T14:05:14.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-14T14:05:14.847Z
star this property answering member 4210
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes against Humanity: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reviews they have conducted in relation to the existing legislation on genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and their effective use by UK courts. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL6856 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
star this property answer text The UK believes it is vitally important to achieve justice for victims of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. It is essential that perpetrators of the most serious crimes do not enjoy impunity. The UK is a party to the International Criminal Court and the Geneva Conventions. Our international obligations are enacted in UK domestic legislation. There have been no recent reviews conducted in relation to the existing legislation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-05-16T12:15:54.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T12:15:54.337Z
star this property answering member 4210
star this property tabling member 738