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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Defence 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 over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
533035
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Brexit 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 fees estate agents are able to include within administration charges when letting homes. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Letting agents can set their own administration charges when letting homes, but they must publicise a full tariff of their fees prominently in their offices and on their website. Agents that fail to do so can be fined up to £5,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T15:05:31.39Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:05:31.39Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
77265
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease 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 whether, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit to the Trinity Biotech immunoblot kit to be used for testing human cerebrospinal fluid. more like this
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The Countess of Mar 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit (HPA LBU) was accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation who had access to, and was able to review, all the standard operating procedures of the unit.</p><p> </p><p>The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is a qualitative in vitro assay for the detection of Immunoglobulin (IgG or IgM) antibodies in human samples against specific antigens/proteins of <em>Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii and Borrelia burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is intended as a confirmatory assay for use in testing human samples which have been previously found to be positive or equivocal using an Enzyme Immunoassay and Immunofluroescent Assay or other appropriate screening method. Positive second-tier results are supportive evidence of infection with <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The diagnosis of Lyme disease should be made based on history and symptoms (such as erythema migrans), and other laboratory data, in addition to the presence of antibodies to <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former HPA’s LBU for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. This technique has also been in use widely across Europe during this period as a diagnostic test using CSF as a sample to support the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
386889
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iraq: Armed Conflict 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 assessment they have made of whether driving Daesh out of Iraq would be a final military victory. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead 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 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>ISIL must be defeated both in Iraq and Syria. This will take time and patience but it is a fight we must win. We are also clear that it cannot be achieved by military action alone which is why the UK supports inclusive governance in Iraq and political transition in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
77264
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease 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 when the testing of the cerebrospinal fluid of patients suspected of having Lyme disease using the Trinity Biotech kit at the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit began; how many patients' samples were tested in that way; and how many patients were recorded as being positive over that period of time. more like this
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The Countess of Mar 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. It has also been used in this way by other laboratories in Europe. However, CSF antibodies will not be present if there is no evidence of any other antibodies in the serum. Data is not collected centrally on specific samples from patients as the final diagnosis is made by the clinician on the basis of the test results and the clinical presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1861
star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
386888
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Amyloidosis 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 which of the four phase 2 or 3 clinical trials for systemic amyloidosis approved since 2004 are still ongoing; and whether any of the trials have produced sufficient positive outcomes to encourage commercial development. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>There are four trials for systemic amyloidosis that are designated as ‘ongoing’ in the United Kingdom. These are being conducted by two commercial sponsors, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc and A.T. Development Switzerland Sarl (two studies), and one non-commercial sponsor, European Myeloma Network.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical trial sponsors are required to publish a summary of their trial results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of their trial completing. At that point, these results will become publically available on the EU Clinical Trials Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health, which funds the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All CSGs interact with clinical research networks, funders (including NIHR) and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients. The Haematological Oncology CSG has a Myeloma Subgroup and its 2013-14 annual report that includes an assessment of progress in these areas is attached and available on the NCRI website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We cannot comment on commercial considerations. When the results are known, the commercial potential of these trial’s products will be a matter for the respective trial sponsors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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HL995 more like this
HL996 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf more like this
unstar this property title 2013-14 Annual Report more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
533033
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EP Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion 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 assessment they have made of the impact of administrative and immigration check fees on those on low incomes seeking to rent a home. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Not all letting agents charge fees for right to rent checks and when right to rent was rolled out in the West Midlands, it was found that the majority of letting agents were not charging a fee for conducting the right to rent immigration checks. Letting agents are required to be fully transparent about their fees and publicise a complete tariff of fees in their offices and on their website. The Government believes that full transparency gives consumers the information they need. We intend to carry out a review later this year into how well this approach is working.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:42:31.19Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:42:31.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
77263
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre 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 whether, following the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2013, they have initiated changes at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to ensure that detainees claiming to be under 18 are assessed by social services in the community rather than in the centre. more like this
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Baroness Stern 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 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Harmondsworth published its 2013 report on 30 June. An action plan to address the recommendations in the report will be agreed by 11 August. Plans to make changes to the configuration of the healthcare unit to address the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems are under discussion with the new healthcare provider at Harmondsworth. This is in advance of the transfer of healthcare commissioning to NHS England on 1 September. Individuals who claim to be under the age of 18 following their detention are managed in accordance with Detention Services Order 14/2012 for the care and management of age dispute cases. This sets out the policy and procedures to follow in individual cases where there is a lack of physical or definitive documentary evidence to prove the person is under the age of 18. This also details the circumstances in which release by case owners is appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T13:10:51.946498Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T13:10:51.946498Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2475
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
386887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Amyloidosis 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 whether there are currently any trials for systemic amyloidosis in humans being conducted by the National Institute of Health Research charities or the commercial sector. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL996 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>There are four trials for systemic amyloidosis that are designated as ‘ongoing’ in the United Kingdom. These are being conducted by two commercial sponsors, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc and A.T. Development Switzerland Sarl (two studies), and one non-commercial sponsor, European Myeloma Network.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical trial sponsors are required to publish a summary of their trial results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of their trial completing. At that point, these results will become publically available on the EU Clinical Trials Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health, which funds the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All CSGs interact with clinical research networks, funders (including NIHR) and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients. The Haematological Oncology CSG has a Myeloma Subgroup and its 2013-14 annual report that includes an assessment of progress in these areas is attached and available on the NCRI website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We cannot comment on commercial considerations. When the results are known, the commercial potential of these trial’s products will be a matter for the respective trial sponsors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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HL995 more like this
HL997 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf more like this
unstar this property title 2013-14 Annual Report more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
533032
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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 Public Sector Debt 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 encourage Gulf States to accept Syrian asylum seekers. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text We recognise and welcome the substantial and continued contribution made by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to the humanitarian aid response for Syria and the large numbers of Syrians already in the Gulf. The Gulf states are now home to almost one million Syrians, and Gulf states have pledged more than $3 billion in humanitarian assistance. Kuwait co-hosted the London Donor Conference in February 2016 where Gulf states pledged $739 million. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:15:45.427Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:15:45.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this