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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect Local Welfare Assistance schemes in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 278615 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:17:57.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:17:57.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1139769
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that families and young people have access to the help they need when faced with a financial crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 278493 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Luke Hall more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:17:20.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:17:20.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1139900
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275665 on universal credit: fraud, what steps her Department is taking to close a loophole in the online application process which enables people to make an application and claim an advance using another person’s information. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 278345 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes the prevention of fraud extremely seriously. Part of its strategy includes ensuring Universal Credit transactions are secure, including tackling loopholes fraudsters may seek to exploit, which sadly can target some of our most vulnerable claimants.</p><p>It is, however, important to recognise that the vast majority of advances on Universal Credit are legitimate and ensure those in need of financial support get the help they need during their transition to Universal Credit.</p><p>All claims where fraud may have been committed are investigated. We are committed to the use of penalties such as prosecutions and tough financial penalties, where appropriate, to discourage this fraudulent behaviour. The Department considers all cases on their own merits and decisions are made on the strength of the evidence provided.</p><p>Additionally, we have a dedicated team of investigators to address this issue, and are working with Social Media sites to shut down posts which promote this fraud. The Department also operates a policy of explicit consent to help reduce the risk of fraud by ensuring that our claimants’ data is kept safe from unscrupulous organisations and individuals.</p><p>The Department is also raising awareness of this issue through a campaign being run on social media to remind people of the importance of safeguarding their identity. We have also been working to further improve knowledge and awareness of advances fraud amongst Jobcentre and Service Centre staff and guidance has been issued to ensure that staff are aware how to refer cases of suspected fraud to the Department’s Counter-fraud team.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T10:48:17.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:48:17.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1140016
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar 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 ensure that Universal Credit payments begin within a week of a person registering for that benefit. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17251 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit payments are available on the first day of a claim in the form of an advance payment of benefit. Advances of up to 100 per cent of a claimant’s expected Universal Credit award are available from day one of their claim, if required. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants during their first assessment period, such as removing waiting days and paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto Universal Credit a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T15:49:10.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T15:49:10.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1139894
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275662, what provision her Department makes for claimants who do not have access to the internet and are unable to check how their award is calculated and a breakdown of what deductions are being made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 278343 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Our Universal Credit Claimant Survey, found that 98 per cent of claimants have internet access and did claim online, and the majority of those said they found the claim process overall to be straightforward. This can be accessed at:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-full-service-claimant-survey" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-full-service-claimant-survey</a></p><p>All Jobcentre Plus offices across the country have Wi-Fi and computers available for claimants to access the internet. For those that are still unable to access or use digital services, or are not able to travel, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. In exceptional circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim.</p><p>The Work Coach or Case Manager supporting the claimant can inform them of how their award is calculated and the breakdown of their deductions and, where needed, can provide this in writing.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T14:45:47.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T14:45:47.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1139709
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading World Cup: Football more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to include the Women’s World Cup Football Finals in the Listed Events category for free to air sports viewing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
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John Grogan more like this
star this property uin 278362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Coverage of women’s professional sport on free to air television has improved significantly in the last ten years, with the FIFA Women’s World Cup and Euro Championships, Women’s Rugby World Cup, cycling and tennis being regular fixtures on the BBC and ITV.</p><p> </p><p>We know that more can be done to improve equality in sports broadcasting. That is why we have just announced our proposal to add the Paralympic Games to the list and we have started the statutory consultation process to do that. We are also considering the addition of women’s only sporting events where the equivalent men’s only tournaments are currently listed, which we plan to consult on later in the year. This is to give equal recognition to disabled and women’s sports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T09:32:52.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T09:32:52.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
1139745
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Working Hours more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 278367 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>The department has made no assessment of the amount of time off in lieu taken by staff in the last 5 years, and to do so would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS has a commitment to ensure that employees maintain a healthy work-life balance, and that the working hours of our staff are compliant with the requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998. All employees have the opportunity to request to work ‘flexi hours’, meaning that (with line manager agreement) they can build up a certain amount of working hours as credit which can then be taken as time off. This is something that is arranged locally with an individual’s line manager, meaning that we do not hold a central record of the total amount of time off in lieu taken by the department’s employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T09:30:40.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T09:30:40.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1139722
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Packaging: Innovation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what R&D support his Department provides to small- and medium-sized enterprises for innovation in packaging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 278602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-21more like thismore than 2019-08-21
star this property answer text <p>This Government is building a globally competitive sustainable packaging industry through research and innovation. As confirmed on Monday 22 July 2019, the Department will provide up to £60 million, bolstered by an expected £149m investment from the private sector, to establish the UK as the world’s leading innovator in smart sustainable plastic packaging.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-08-21T14:31:36.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-21T14:31:36.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1140014
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie (HL16983), whether they will include the list of Trade Envoys and appointment dates in the text of the Written Answer for inclusion in Hansard. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17249 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Noble Lord to the Written Ministerial Statement given by my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade on 18 July 2019, HCWS1760.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2Clords&amp;uin=HCWS1760" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statements/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2Clords&amp;uin=HCWS1760</a></p><p> </p><p>On the 18 July 2019 my Noble Friend Lord Risby was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Lebanon which is in addition to his current role as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria. Also on the 18 July 2019 the Hon. Member for Dudley North, Ian Austin MP, was appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Israel. These two new appointments take the total number of Trade Envoys to 27 parliamentarians covering 58 markets.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Full List of Prime Minister’s Trade Envoys, their Markets and date of appointment</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Trade Envoy Name</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Designated Markets</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date of PM Appointment</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Risby</p></td><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Lebanon</p></td><td><p>July 2019</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Morris</p></td><td><p>Jordan, Kuwait, Palestinian Territories</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Bonham Carter</p></td><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Richard Graham MP</p></td><td><p>Indonesia</p></td><td><p>November 2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community</p></td><td><p>July 2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Philippines, Malaysia</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Nicholson</p></td><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>January 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan</p></td><td><p>April 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Kazakhstan</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Janvrin</p></td><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>January 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Prisk MP</p></td><td><p>(Investment Envoy) Nordic and Baltic Region</p></td><td><p>April 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Brazil</p></td><td><p>March 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP</p></td><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>November 2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Adam Afriyie MP</p></td><td><p>Ghana</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Guinea</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Popat</p></td><td><p>Uganda, Rwanda</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>John Howell MP</p></td><td><p>Nigeria</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rushanara Ali MP</p></td><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>March 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Astor of Hever</p></td><td><p>Oman</p></td><td><p>November 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Faulkner</p></td><td><p>Taiwan</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lord Lamont</p></td><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Baroness Northover</p></td><td><p>Angola</p></td><td><p>January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Zambia</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Paul Scully MP</p></td><td><p>Myanmar, Brunei, Thailand</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jeremy Lefroy MP</p></td><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Andrew Selous MP</p></td><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>July 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Pritchard MP</p></td><td><p>Georgia, Armenia</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mark Menzies MP</p></td><td><p>Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Simon Hart MP</p></td><td><p>Panama, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ed Vaizey MP</p></td><td><p>Vietnam, Laos,Cambodia</p></td><td><p>September 2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sir Henry Bellingham MP</p></td><td><p>Libya</p></td><td><p>June 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pauline Latham MP</p></td><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>August 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Andrew Rosindell MP</p></td><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>September 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ian Austin MP</p></td><td><p>Israel</p></td><td><p>July 2019</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:22:59.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:22:59.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
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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 Iran: Tankers more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that Iran intends to use its “committed forces” to respond to the seizure of the Iranian tanker Grace 1 by the Royal Navy near Gibraltar on 4 July. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL17268 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by Iranian threats to disrupt shipping and are working hard to ensure ships are able to move freely and safely. The UK is focused on de-escalation and we continue to urge the Iranian authorities to reduce tensions. The former Foreign Secretary spoke to Foreign Minister Zarif on 13 July to discuss the importance of finding a resolution to the current situation. We have been clear that Gibraltar’s action, with UK assistance, to detain the Grace 1 tanker was to enforce EU Syria sanctions in Gibraltar’s territorial waters on the basis that the oil was being transported to a sanctioned Syrian entity. The investigations being conducted around the Grace 1 remain a matter for the Government of Gibraltar.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:52:42.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:52:42.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this