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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Yemen: Arms Trade 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 March (HL14604), whether third parties have provided information specifically about weapons made or sold by British companies and then used in Yemen; and if so, whether they will publish (1) that information, and (2) their assessment of it. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL15082 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 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that some UK licensed weapons have been used by Saudi Arabia in the conflict in Yemen. We examine every export licence application rigorously on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, including an assessment of whether there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law (IHL). We regularly raise the importance of compliance with IHL with the Saudi Arabian Government and other members of the Coalition and draw on a range of sources in making assessments, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations and continue to monitor the situation closely, seeking further information where appropriate. We welcome any further information NGOs and international organisations can provide. The Department for International Trade publish export licensing statistics quarterly, which can be found on the gov.uk website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-04-18T14:37:30.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-18T14:37:30.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1061380
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 advice and guidance is available to ministers about answering written parliamentary questions. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL13760 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 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Guidance on responding to Parliamentary Questions, and details of ministerial responsibilities, can be found on Gov.uk. This guidance states that Ministers must:</p><ol><li>Adhere to the Ministerial Code</li><li>Give relevant information fully, as concisely as possible and in accordance with guidance on disproportionate cost.</li><li>Not omit information sought merely because disclosure could lead to political embarrassment or administrative inconvenience.</li><li>Provide an explanation if it is concluded that information should be withheld.</li><li>Take care to avoid answers which are literally true but likely to give rise to misleading inferences.</li><li>Provide responses to answers as follows:</li></ol><ul><li>Named Day – on the day specified</li><li>Ordinary Written – within 5 working days</li><li>House of Lords Written – within 10 working days</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T14:32:12.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T14:32:12.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
675213
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions 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, where one department has provided information in the response to a Question for Written Answer, whether they would expect other departments to answer a similar question in a similar manner. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL4778 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 2017-01-24more like thismore than 2017-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The content of each answer is a matter for the Minister concerned, and each Minister is responsible to the House for the answers they provide. Answers to similar questions asked of different Departments can vary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-01-24T15:55:31.44Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-24T15:55:31.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
872991
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star this property date less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Written Questions 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 structures are in place to ensure consistency of quality across departments in responding to Questions for Written Answer in line with constitutional norms, especially regarding the need to be "as open as possible" in answering (LJ (1996–97) 404). more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL6676 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 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>It is for individual Departments to ensure that written Parliamentary Questions (PQs) are answered in line with the Ministerial Code.</p><p>The Ministerial Code sets out that Ministers must give accurate and truthful information to Parliament. It also states that Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament. The Cabinet Office produces guidance to officials on drafting answers to PQs. This is available on GOV.UK;</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/drafting-answers-to-parliamentary-questions-guidance. A Minister may refuse to answer a question on the grounds of unreasonable or disproportionate cost of researching an answer.</p><p>The Leader of the House of Lords’ Office oversees Departments’ performance and the quality of answers in response to Peers questions. Internal committees of both Houses conduct similar scrutiny of Departmental performance in responding to PQs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T13:51:35.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T13:51:35.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
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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 World War I: 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, following the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 2014 that they were planning to pay off some debts from World War One, how much has been paid off to date, and how much is still outstanding. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL2303 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 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 3 December 2014 that the government would adopt a strategy to remove the remaining undated gilts in the government’s debt portfolio, thus repaying all the nation’s First World War debt.</p><p> </p><p>Three of the eight undated gilts that remained in the government’s portfolio in 2014 were issued to fund the First World War: the 4% Consolidated Loan, 3½% War Loan and 3½% Conversion Loan. These were redeemed in 2015, on 1 February, 9 March and 1 April respectively.</p><p> </p><p>Almost 99% of the amount due has been repaid to date. Due to the age of the records relating to undated gilts, the registrar has not been able to contact all holders. However, the government has thus repaid the vast majority of the nation’s First World War debt.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2016-10-25T12:35:02.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-25T12:35:02.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-25more like thismore than 2016-10-25
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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 World War I: 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 October (HL2303), what proportion of the redemptions were made to the US, and when. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL2640 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 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
star this property answer text <p>The War Bonds referenced in HL2303 were largely held by British citizens, and originally sold by the government as a way to support the war effort. One of these, the 3½ War Loan, was the most widely held gilt, with more than 120,000 holders at the time of redemption, of which 97,000 held less than £1,000 nominal. The Treasury does not hold detailed information on the identity of underlying individuals or organisations who own gilts. In any case, information relating to who may have received payment in respect of the redemption of these gilts is not reflective of who may have originally contributed to the war effort as the bonds have been freely traded in the intervening period. However, I can confirm that £2.3 million was repaid to registered holders with an address in the United States (0.09% of the total amount outstanding at the time of redemption).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2016-11-08T15:56:41.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-08T15:56:41.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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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 World War I: 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 whether they owe any money to the government of the United States as a result of purchase of armaments and other equipment during the First World War; and if so, how much they owe and what are the arrangements for repayment. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL3095 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 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom owed around £850 million to the United States for activities in the First World War. However, in 1931 the United States proposed a temporary moratorium on all War debts, to allow for negotiations on debt repayment. Following negotiations, no satisfactory agreement was reached and as such, repayments were cancelled between the United Kingdom and United States. The last repayment from the United Kingdom to the United States for debt from the First World War was made in the financial year 1932-33.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2016-11-22T15:57:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-22T15:57:15.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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2479
star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 World Economy 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 assessment they have made of a recent International Monetary Fund forecast regarding the impact of a no-deal Brexit as a risk to global economic growth. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15168 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The government has not assessed the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook April 2019 publication. The IMF is an independent organisation. Their analysis of the UK and global economy represents their own views.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T10:52:11.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:52:11.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1137959
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Whitehall History Publishing 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 whether Whitehall History Publishing still exists; if so, (1) what is its role, and (2) how is it managed and by whom; and if not, who is responsible for the publication of material it previously produced. more like this
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Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank more like this
star this property uin HL17058 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Whitehall History Publishing, comprised of several historical branches of government departments and led by the Cabinet Office, produces material on historical matters and themes to meet individual departmental requirements. The next publication is due out in autumn 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:55:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:55:07.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Weather 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 plans they have to review the preparedness of the UK to deal with severe cold weather conditions. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL6223 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 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government constantly reviews preparedness for the risks facing the UK, drawing on the National Risk Assessment (NRA) and Resilience Capabilities Programme (RCP). This includes preparedness to respond to and recover from severe cold weather. In addition, following any major event, debriefs are undertaken by relevant Departments and agencies to identify any lessons learned and improve future responses. This is the case with respect to the recent period of cold weather, where the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) is considering the recent water supply issue, identifying the causes of the problems and reviewing the response of the water companies. The results will be published by 15 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T15:55:50.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T15:55:50.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this