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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government when they expect a regular air service will begin to and from St Helena. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL992 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The St Helena Government are undertaking a tender process for a regular commercial air service to and from St Helena. On 9 June, the St Helena Government announced that SA Airlink had been chosen as the preferred bidder for the provision of the scheduled service. A formal announcement on details of the service will be made once contract negotiations are complete.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:50:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:50:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
753303
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many seats are available for civilians on Falklands Airbridge flights. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL991 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>​The Minister of Defence provides 31 seats per flight on the South Atlantic Airbridge to the Falkland Island Government for onward sale to the public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:19:59.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:19:59.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
753302
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union 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 Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they intend to negotiate for the border between Gibraltar and Spain. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL990 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring a well-functioning Gibraltar-Spain border is a key objective for the UK Government. A well-functioning border is also in the interests of the surrounding Spanish region, including the thousands of Spanish workers who cross the border every day. As the Prime Minister said in her statement to the House of Commons on 29 March, we are absolutely steadfast in our support of Gibraltar, its people and its economy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T11:17:03.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T11:17:03.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
753301
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the US regarding bringing forward repairs to the Wideawake airfield runway on Ascension. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL989 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence, the lead Government Department for the refurbishment of the Wideawake runway, continues to liaise closely and regularly with the US Department of Defense and State Department regarding their plans for the interim repair work and a full resurfacing programme. The UK Government continues to work with the US to scope options to bring forward the refurbishment, but due to the remote nature of Ascension Island options are limited by logistical constraints.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T14:05:47.097Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T14:05:47.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
753300
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union 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 Her Majesty's Government what safeguards for the United Kingdom Overseas Territories are intended to be included in the negotiations to leave the European Union. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL988 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that our exit negotiations cover the Overseas Territories.</p><p>We continue to engage closely with the Overseas Territories including through the Joint Ministerial Council [Overseas Territories EU Negotiations] which has met twice, including most recently on Wednesday 12 July, to ensure their priorities and interests are understood.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T15:35:04.393Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T15:35:04.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47809
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 are taking steps to encourage the governments of China and Vietnam to cease the trade in ivory. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Governments of both China and Vietnam participated at Ministerial level in the London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 12 and 13 February 2014. They joined the other participating countries in agreeing to the London Conference Declaration. In this, Governments have committed to support the existing CITES commercial prohibition on international trade in elephant ivory until the survival of elephants in the wild is no longer threatened by poaching. They have also committed to taking a wide range of actions to reduce the demand for wildlife products, including ivory, and to agreeing for the first time to renounce the use of any products from species threatened with extinction. We very much welcome this strong signal by China and Vietnam of their commitment to join the rest of the international community in tackling the scourge of the illegal trade in ivory and other wildlife products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the margins of the Conference I had constructive meetings with both Forestry Vice Minister Jianlong Zhang of China and Deputy Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Ha Cong Tuan of Vietnam to discuss the impacts of the illegal wildlife trade and the action needed to tackle the problem. I hope to visit Vietnam in the near future to continue this constructive dialogue.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We will also fund two projects in Vietnam which applied through the 2013-2014 Darwin Initiative Funding Round, at a total cost of just over £0.5m. These will be supported from the £10m of new funding for tackling the illegal wildlife trade, announced on 23 December 2013 by the Secretaries of State for Environment and International Development. One project is focused on combating wildlife trafficking by cutting out the ‘middle man'. The other will support action to reduce demand for rhino horn.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47808
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 effect they expect that the recently announced Elephant Protection Initiative will have on the illegal wildlife trade; and what support they are giving to the Initiative. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL6756 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government warmly welcomes the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), launched at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in February 2014 by the Presidents of Botswana, Chad, Gabon and Tanzania, and the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Through the EPI, these Governments are committing to:</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· observing an extended moratorium on consideration of future international ivory trade</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· closing domestic ivory markets</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>· putting all ivory stockpiles (both seized ‘illegal' and ‘legal' ivory accrued from elephant mortality) beyond economic use.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>In response to these bold commitments, the EPI is intended to provide participating Governments with access to a fund to support the implementation of the measures contained in the Africa Elephant Action Plan. The UK Government has committed to supporting this fund, in the first instance by matching the first tranche of private sector funding amounting to around £1m.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The text of the Elephant Protection Initiative can be accessed through the following link: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/news/decisive-action-agreed-on-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/news/decisive-action-agreed-on-illegal-wildlife-trade</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47807
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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, following the recent conference in London, what support they are providing to the government of Botswana in preparing for the follow-up conference in early 2015 on the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-22more like thismore than 2014-04-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government welcomes the announcement made by the Government of Botswana that it will host a follow up conference on the illegal wildlife trade in early 2015. This meeting will be vital in helping to ensure that the commitments made at the London Conference in February 2014 are fully implemented.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has offered its full support to Botswana in preparing the meeting. This may include continuing to convene the group of senior officials that prepared the London Conference, offering the support of the UK's diplomatic network in maintaining high level political engagement on the issue with existing and new partner countries and a possible contribution to the cost of the conference.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-22T12:00:00.00Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
47806
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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 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 effect they expect that the recently announced St Helena hotel investment initiative by a British consortium will have on the Tourism Economic Development Plan of the St Helena Government. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL6754 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government expects tourism to be a driver of growth on St Helena once the airport opens in 2016. Any hotel investment which improves the quality and quantity of visitor accommodation is expected to have a positive impact on tourism and, over time, on St Helena's economic development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what investigations are taking place with a view to reviewing the effects of the suspended aquifers on the lives of residents on Tristan Da Cunha. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham remove filter
star this property uin HL168 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>​The Tristan da Cunha Administration is undertaking investigations of the suspended aquifers and the possible impact on the Tristan community. It is considering whether external technical assistance is necessary to assess the situation further. The Administration does not believe there is presently a threat to the Tristan residents.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T16:42:36.67Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T16:42:36.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this