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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 how much of the £3 million of emergency aid to Iraq will be allocated to United Kingdom charities, and in particular to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, operated by Canon Andrew White. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK has allocated £2m to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with UK operations who were already operating in Iraq.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has not received a request for funding in response to the current situation in Iraq from the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East. For the financial year 2014/15 they will receive £8,070 from the MENA Conflict Pool. This is a project which has been running for a number of years and is not connected to our emergency response.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:13:38.7412153Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:13:38.7412153Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
76560
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 funds they have allocated for reconciliation work in Iraq in the current financial year. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL904 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The joint DFID/FCO/MOD Conflict Pool is used for reconciliation work, amongst other themes. The total Conflict Pool budget for Iraq in this financial year is £2.5 million and £0.3m of this is supporting reconciliation projects.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:14:07.6576023Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:14:07.6576023Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4218
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
76640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan 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 the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom will have the right to work without restriction. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL982 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL983 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:00.2658376Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:00.2658376Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
76641
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan 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 who will be responsible for providing the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom with information on and assistance with access to any social, welfare or housing benefits and services to which they are entitled. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL983 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL982 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
76567
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children 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 United Kingdom nationals have been arrested outside the United Kingdom for the sexual abuse of children in the last five years; and how many of those individuals were working or volunteering in children's homes and schools. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL911 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Between 27 April 2012 and 31 May 2014 the ACPO Criminal Records Office received 24 notifications concerning convictions for the rape of a minor; 15 concerning sexual exploitation of children; 39 concerning sexual assault of a minor and 40 relating to child pornography. These statistics are only for notifications from the 19 EU countries with which the UK exchanges criminal records electronically. <br><br>Between 1 January 2010 and 26 April 2012 the ACPO Criminal Records received 56 notifications concerning convictions for sexual offences against children and 23 notifications concerning child pornography. These figures are for notifications from all EU Member States. <br><br>Between 1 June 2012 and 31 May 2014 the ACPO Criminal Records Office received 34 notifications concerning convictions for sexual offences against children and 8 concerning child pornography. These notifications are from countries outside the European Union. Information in this form was not available prior to 1 June 2012. <br><br>Separate records from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) show that there were 51 new cases of child sex offences in 2013 and, so far this year, 31 new cases of child pornography. These will involve people seeking consular assistance from the FCO and so will include individuals in custody, not just those who have been convicted. There may also be some overlap between the FCO statistics and those from the ACPO Criminal Records Office. <br><br>Information is not held centrally on the number of these people who were working or volunteering in children’s homes and schools, whether inside or outside the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:28:28.0373877Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:28:28.0373877Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
76572
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma 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 reports that Burmese army officers from 88 Division have arrested and tortured the following villagers: Ta Agok, Kun Aik Hsay, Aung Than, Aiklon Kyan Aye, Aik Nyan Kar, Aik Ngay, Aik Naing Aung, Aik Yaing Ton; and whether they have plans to raise the matter with the government of Burma. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL916 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by reports of ongoing conflict and allegations of human rights violations in northern Shan State between the Burmese army and armed ethnic groups. We continue to closely monitor the situation and to raise our concerns about human rights abuses in conflict areas with the Burmese government and military.</p><p>The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), met members of the Shan community during his visit to Burma in January. Diplomats in Rangoon, including the British Ambassador, are in regular contact with ethnic representatives, including those based in Thailand. We have consistently called for a nationwide ceasefire, which will move to political dialogue.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:47:58.9647722Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:47:58.9647722Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
76573
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma 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 government of Burma's record of compliance with the agreement of the United Nations to end the use and recruitment of child soldiers. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL917 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We welcome the Burmese government’s extension of the UN Action Plan to end the recruitment of child soldiers and the progress that has been made, which has seen the release of over 600 child soldiers and a nationwide public awareness campaign.</p><p>But we are clear that more needs to be done. Access to military units and non-state armed groups continues to be restricted, release of child soldiers has been limited, and while recruitment of children has slowed, it has not ceased entirely. We call on the Burmese government to address these issues, and to agree to an extension of the Action Plan to ensure this practice is eradicated. We will continue to raise this issue with the Burmese government at every appropriate opportunity.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:49:16.2188479Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:49:16.2188479Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
65934
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma 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 reports of sexual violence in conflict in Burma. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL861 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by reports of sexual violence and other human rights violations in Burma. While there are signs that incidents of sexual violence have decreased since the Burmese government signed ceasefire agreements with a number of non-state armed groups, it remains a serious problem. The UK remain one of the most vocal and active members of the international community in supporting those calling for the respect of human rights in Burma. We raise our strong concerns with senior members of the Burmese government and military regularly. We have made clear to the Burmese government that allegations of human rights abuses must be dealt with through clear, independent and transparent investigative and prosecutorial processes which meet international standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:27:37.0028514Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:27:37.0028514Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
77291
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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
star this property hansard heading NHS 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 costs and benefits of the internal market in the National Health Service over the last 20 years. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL1025 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Retaining the purchaser provider separation has been the policy of successive governments. In line with its predecessors, this Government considers it the most effective means of developing efficient high quality care while providing value for money for the public purse. More specifically, it created a means of managing the health service in which providers of care were accountable to the public through contracts which specified the quality of care, and its cost in a much more transparent way than had previously been the case. In doing so, it also drove improvement in both the quantity and quality of what the health service was providing.</p><p> </p><p>However, there are two distinct reasons why it has often been difficult to quantify the relative costs and benefits of the internal market. First, it is difficult to estimate the cost of what would have happened without it – in other words what would have been the case had such accountability not been in place. Second, there have been differing models for implementing the internal market over at least two decades (total purchasing pilots, general practitioner fundholding and practice-based commissioning).</p><p> </p><p>The impact assessment for the Health and Social Care Act 2012<sup>1</sup> looked at the broad cost and benefits of continuing a separate commissioning function as an advocate for patients and the taxpayer, separate from the more autonomous provider side.</p><p> </p><p><em>Notes:</em></p><p><sup>1</sup>www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/215819/dh_129916.pdf</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:22:38.4899837Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:22:38.4899837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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4289
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
77271
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Middle East 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 representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the damage to water facilities and a pumping station in Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1005 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>On 11 July our Ambassador in Tel Aviv met with Major General Amos Gilad, Political-Military Director at the Israeli Ministry of Defence, and raised the need to avoid civilian casualties, including from air strikes. We have not specifically raised with Israel damage to the Gazan pumping station, but we continue to work to de-escalate the conflict and ensure that humanitarian aid reaches Gaza. <br><br>I refer the noble Baroness to the Statement on Gaza made by the then Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (York) (Mr Hague), which I repeated in the House of Lords on 14 July, Official Report Column 434.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:44:27.0142905Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:44:27.0142905Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this