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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 many people they expect to find jobs as a result of the Disability Confident campaign. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL724 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Disability Confident campaign makes the business case for recruiting and retaining more disabled people and aims to increase the number of employers taking positive action to be more disability confident. We are not able to measure the number of disabled people moving into employment as a direct result of it, but the campaign is an important contributor towards our commitment to halve the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
384514
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 the recent High Court ruling regarding delays in Personal Independence Payments. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL725 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 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Court rejected two of the three legal grounds brought by the claimants, finding that their human rights had not been breached and not awarding damages.</p><p> </p><p>Where the Court found that the historic delay for the two claimants was unlawful, they also ruled that they are not “test cases” and it would be inappropriate to make wider findings.</p><p> </p><p>The Court accepted that the Government had made significant improvements to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process and there are now no inherent failings in the system.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of these improvements, the average time taken for a claimant to be assessed by an assessment provider has fallen by more than three quarters since June 2014. In April 2015, the average new claimant was waiting 5 weeks for their PIP assessment – well within the 16 week target set by the Secretary of State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
381615
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya 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 is their assessment of the latest situation in Libya. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by the continuing violence and political polarisation in Libya, and its impact on the Libyan people and the stability of the wider region. The Libyan people have suffered gravely from human rights violations by all sides in the conflict, and over 400,000 Libyans have been internally displaced. Infrastructure has been seriously damaged while the depletion of state resources threatens the Libyan economy. Terrorist groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have established themselves, and threaten the security of both Libya and the wider region. Criminal gangs are exploiting the security void to smuggle and traffic increasing numbers of refugees and migrants through Libya, leading to continuing loss of lives at sea.</p><p>A united Libyan government is urgently needed in order to address these challenges. That is why the UK welcomed the latest round of talks in Morocco and Berlin on 8 and 10 June respectively on the fourth draft Libyan political agreement, led by UN Special Representative of the Secretary General Leon. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), and our diplomatic network have intensively lobbied Libyan negotiators and regional governments in support of the agreement. We welcome regional efforts and those of the African Union and others in support of the process. We urge all parties in the dialogue to sign an agreement and establish a representative Government of National Accord (GNA) that can deal with the political and security challenges that Libya faces.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-25T14:37:47.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-25T14:37:47.007Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
381616
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Belarus 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 Belarus regarding Ihar Tsikhanyuk. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL532 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has made no direct representation specifically on behalf of Mr Tsikhanyuk. We are careful not to do so in such sensitive cases unless we have the consent of those concerned. Our Embassy in Minsk supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Belarus where possible. Our Embassy in Minsk also support events to raise awareness of LGBT issues. The UK raises Belarus’s human rights record in meetings with Belarusian ministers and officials.</p><p>The UK raised the issue of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in the UK advanced questions to the Belarus Universal Periodic Review this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:16:10.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:16:10.207Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
381617
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star this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Eritrea 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 Eritrea regarding Aster Fissehatsion. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL533 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 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
unstar this property answer text We remain concerned about the case of Aster Fissehatsion who is one of a group of prominent public figures in Eritrea who were arrested after calling for democratic reforms. We have directly, and through the EU, called on the Eritrean authorities to unconditionally release all political prisoners, including Aster Fissehatsion. The UK remains concerned about the human rights situation in Eritrea, including the arrests of opposition leaders, journalists and religious figures. Eritrea featured as a country of concern in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s annual human rights report. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-24T14:59:51.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-24T14:59:51.893Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Azerbaijan: Human Rights 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 is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL631 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is concerned about the shrinking space for civil society and freedom of expression in Azerbaijan, including the selective application of the rule of law. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued a number of statements expressing concern, most recently on 17 and 23 April 2015, following the sentencing of human rights defender, Rasul Jafarov, and human rights lawyer, Intigam Aliyev. We consistently raise our concerns both bilaterally and in international organisations such as the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe and the UN. Our Ambassador in Baku raised concerns about freedom of the media in a statement on 17 June about the opening ceremony of the European Games in Baku.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:17:58.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:17:58.013Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran 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 Iran concerning the case of Atena Farghadani. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL632 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 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the continuing detention of Ms Farghadani, apparently for drawing satirical cartoons and describing her ill-treatment in prison. Our non-resident Chargé d’affaires discussed freedom of expression in Iran when he met the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Director General for Human Rights in May 2015. We have not raised the detention of Ms Farghadani specifically.</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 2015-06-24T15:53:45.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-24T15:53:45.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the Department for International Development plays in monitoring how international aid is spent by other government departments. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL1985 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Departments are responsible for ensuring their Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget offers high value for money.</p><p>DFID is committed to supporting other government departments to help them ensure that all their ODA spend is value for money for the UK tax payer. We provide advice and training to other departments on the international definition of ODA, we co-chair a cross-government senior officials’ group with HM Treasury, whose role is to ensure value for money of all UK ODA, and we work with other government departments to support them in setting up their systems of programme management.</p><p> </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 2016-09-27T13:51:27.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T13:51:27.213Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL2315 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Since the election of President Sirisena in January 2015 the Sri Lankan Government has taken a number of positive steps to improve the human rights situation in the country. Although much remains to be done, it is clear that Sri Lanka is moving in the right direction.</p><p>We welcomed the historic co-sponsorship by Sri Lanka of Resolution 30/1 at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on 1 October 2015 committing it to reconciliation, accountability and the protection of human rights. Since then, the Sri Lankan Government has made encouraging progress against its commitments including the return of some military-held civilian land, the passing of legislation to establish an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances.</p><p>We will continue to work with the UN, Sri Lanka and our other international partners to ensure full implementation of the UNHRC resolution, while recognising the scale of the challenge this represents and allowing time for credible, well thought out transitional justice mechanisms to be developed and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-24T14:17:24.59Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-24T14:17:24.59Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley remove filter
star this property uin HL6472 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-11more like thismore than 2017-04-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain very concerned about the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. The Government continues to uphold its manifesto commitment to &quot;stand up for human rights and the rule of law in Zimbabwe&quot;. We regularly urge the Government of Zimbabwe to honour its obligations; we monitor reports of human rights violations, including attending trials of activists; and invest in a wide range of programmes designed to improve access to justice and provide practical support for human rights defenders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-11T14:50:43.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-11T14:50:43.377Z
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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 Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this