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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Zimbabwe: Violence 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 representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe following the recent violence and deaths associated with the protests in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL13028 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Africa, Minister Baldwin, spoke to Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister on 29 January. The Minister also summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January to express our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe. Minister Baldwin urged Zimbabwe to stop disproportionate use of force by the security forces and investigate any cases of alleged human rights abuses. On 21 January the Foreign Secretary, in a public message to President Mnangagwa, urged him not to turn back the clock and to work with all Zimbabweans in dialogue for a better future.</p><p>We will continue to raise our serious concerns and push for a thorough investigation with the Government of Zimbabwe, through our Embassy in Harare and Ministerial interventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:21:19.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:21:19.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4345
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
1047579
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 will introduce proposals to support economic renewal in Zimbabwe that are conditional on reforms in that country to (1) end political intimidation and violence, (2) guarantee a fair playing field for all political parties, (3) ensure the rule of law, (4) provide for the independence of the judiciary, and (5) require the security forces to respect the human rights of all citizens of that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL13072 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>The UK continues to call for the Government of Zimbabwe to uphold the rule of law and human rights and promote free and fair elections, under the protection of the 2013 Constitution and international human rights law. We have made clear to the Government of Zimbabwe that the UK stands ready to support Zimbabwe’s economic recovery but only on the basis of fundamental economic and political reform.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:32:29.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:32:29.51Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1046321
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Zimbabwe: Economic Situation 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 discussions they have had with international partners about the current economic situation in Zimbabwe and the impact of that situation on the citizens of that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL13029 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have regular discussions with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, UN agencies and other international partners on the economic situation in Zimbabwe and the impact on the Zimbabwean people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:20:49.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:20:49.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4345
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
1046322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Unemployment 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 how many young people of education age in England are not in full-time education. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL13030 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>Following the Raising Participation Age legislation introduced in 2013-14 in England, young people are now required to stay in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.</p><p>The attached table shows the latest official participation figures for 16 and 17 year olds who are not in full-time education in England. Many 16 and 17 year olds are enrolled in other forms of education that are not classified as full-time. The number of 16 and 17 year olds who are not in education or training is also included and this shows those not in any education and training (those not in full or part-time education, on an apprenticeship or in employer-funded training).</p>1.0.0.20 more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T17:08:57.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:08:57.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL13030 table showing the number of 16 and 17 year olds not in full-time education.doc more like this
star this property title HL13030_table_children_not_in_full_time_education more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1050779
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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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 hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 steps they are taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL13204 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>Combatting the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is a priority for the UK Government and the UK plays a leading role globally. We are investing over £36 million from 2014 to 2021 on action to counter IWT, including work to reduce demand, strengthen enforcement, ensure effective legal frameworks and develop sustainable livelihoods.</p><p> </p><p>The UK initiated and supported a series of international conferences, starting with the first conference in London in 2014, to drive the fight to eliminate IWT and in October last year brought together global leaders at the latest and most ambitious of these. The conference brought a new focus and determination to tackle IWT as a serious organised crime, to build coalitions and to close markets for illegally traded wildlife products. Sixty-five countries, including the UK, have reaffirmed their commitment to counter the illegal trade and have declared what further action they will be taking. Full details of all the commitments made at the conference have been published in the 2018 London IWT conference declaration.</p><p> </p><p>New UK pledges made at the conference which complement our existing initiatives in this area include the following commitments:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>an additional £6 million for the UK’s IWT Challenge Fund;</p></li><li><p>£900,000 of new funding to develop a British military counter-poaching taskforce;</p></li><li><p>£2.1 million for public-private partnerships in Indonesia, to secure and extend critical habitats for species including the Sumatran tiger and Asian elephant;</p></li><li><p>£50,000 to support a new WILDLABS Tech Hub, which has since partnered with the Open Data Institute to reduce the level of illegal trade of wildlife by sharing data to develop innovative technologies;</p></li><li><p>up to £40,000 to create education packs for children in multiple languages which will teach them about key conservation and IWT issues, in partnership with Tale2Tail, a citizen ivory action group, and the WWF;</p></li><li><p>to establish a new global consortium made up of specialists in demand reduction and behaviour change, to make sure that our future work on IWT is as binding and effective as possible.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>At home we have passed tough new legislation to close our domestic ivory market. The Ivory Act 2018 effects a total ban on commercial dealing in elephant ivory that could directly or indirectly fuel poaching, with five narrow exemptions. When the ban comes into force it will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world, with some of the strongest enforcement provisions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:43:49.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:43:49.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1046294
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Agreements 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 have agreed free trade agreements for when the UK leaves the EU with (1) Norway, (2) Switzerland, (3) South Korea, and (4) Turkey; and if not, when they expect to do so. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL13005 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK and Swiss governments have agreed the text of a trade agreement which the Government expects to sign shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU agreed to notify its treaty partners that the UK is treated as a Member State for the purposes of EU international agreements during the Implementation Period (IP). This includes trade agreements.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will be updating businesses and Parliament on the progress of this programme of work shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T14:34:51.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T14:34:51.43Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1046296
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Agreements 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 how many of the current EU free trade agreements they have agreed to replicate with the countries concerned so that the UK will be able to continue to trade with those countries on existing terms after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL13006 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Discussions with all partner countries have demonstrated a commitment to finding a pragmatic way to ensure continuity of our existing international agreements. Alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU agreed to notify its treaty partners that the UK is treated as a Member State for the purposes of EU international agreements during the Implementation Period (IP). This includes trade agreements.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to prepare for all eventualities, including a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, in the event of which we will seek to bring into force bilateral agreements from exit day (29 March 2019) or as soon as possible thereafter. We are making good progress and have signed agreements with Chile, the Faroe Islands, and Eastern and Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement states, with others soon to follow, such as Switzerland, which the Government expects to sign shortly. We have also signed Mutual Recognition Agreements with Australia and New Zealand. When we reach agreement with other countries will depend on the progress of ongoing discussions, taking into account: their assessment of the possibility of a no deal; their own political or parliamentary situation; resource constraints; and other factors. The Government will continue to inform Parliament and the public when agreements are signed.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T17:45:02.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:45:02.903Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1046307
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Agreements 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 their plan to replicate 40 existing EU free trade agreements before the UK leaves the EU is on schedule. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL13016 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>The Government is committed to working to provide continuity across all our existing trade agreements. In a no-deal scenario we will work to achieve this for as many agreements as possible, just as we are now.</p><p> </p><p>We are making good progress and have signed agreements with Chile, the Faroe Islands, and Eastern and Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement states with others soon to follow, such as Switzerland, which the Government expects to sign shortly. We have also signed Mutual Recognition Agreements with Australia and New Zealand. When we reach agreement with other countries will depend on the progress of ongoing discussions, taking into account: their assessment of the possibility of a no deal; their own political or parliamentary situation; resource constraints; and other factors. The Government will continue to inform Parliament and the public when agreements are signed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T17:49:36.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:49:36.107Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1046317
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 they have commissioned advice from any company, organisation or individual about the proposed changes to tobacco product packaging in the event of a no-deal Brexit; if so, which company, organisation or individual they commissioned such advice from; what was the cost of any such advice; and whether they will place a copy of any such advice in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL13025 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>Over the last year, and at no cost, the Department has consulted with a range of experts in tobacco control, none of whom have any connections with the tobacco industry. The Department has also consulted with the Health Ministries of other countries that have world leading tobacco control programmes.</p><p>The external advice provided to the Department has been part of the formulation of Government policy and therefore, we have no plans to publish the advice at this current time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:42:51.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:42:51.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
1046314
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Social Security Benefits: Refugees 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 they will publish guidance that sets out the additional help that is available through the Department for Work and Pensions' vulnerable person’s pathway for refugees who accept assistance through the Post Grant Appointment Service. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL13022 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Refugees who accept assistance through the Post Grant Appointment Service will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and so require additional support to ensure that their customer journey is equal in quality and outcome to that of someone who does not have complex needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T15:14:39.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T15:14:39.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this