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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which UN agencies have operated impartially and neutrally in responding to the needs of religious minorities facing persecution and genocide in Northern Iraq and Syria; and on what evidence they base that assessment. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL854 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL852 more like this
HL855 more like this
HL856 remove filter
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752409
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the freedom of information response issued by the Department for International Development (DfID) on 13 March which stated that “the vast majority of Syrian refugees across the Middle East, as well as internally displaced persons in Iraq and Syria, live in host communities rather than in camps” and that DfID is active in providing them with support, what funds have been made available to Yazidis and Christians living outside the camps; how much will be provided for (1) urgent humanitarian assistance, and (2) the rebuilding of those communities; and how much DfID funding is provided through the Bishops Emergency Committee. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL855 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL856 remove filter
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.31Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.31Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752406
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the freedom of information response issued by the Department for International Development (DfID) on 13 March which stated that “whoever needs our help the most gets it first”, what assessment they have made of the needs of religious minorities in Northern Iraq and Syria; whether those minorities fall within the definition of humanitarian assistance applied by UN agencies; what assessment they have made of claims by NGOs that religious identity is the basis for human rights abuses including abduction and murder; what data DfID collect about the ethnic and religious diversity of those receiving its aid in those regions; and if such data is not collected, why not. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL852 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
HL856 remove filter
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.187Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.187Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
385734
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges 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 the proposed review into employment tribunal fees will evaluate the impact of the scheme on weak and unmeritorious claims. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL858 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>This review will be carried out internally by the Government. There are no plans either to appoint an independent expert or to review the terms of reference. The review will consider all relevant factors and we intend to announce the outcome later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL856 remove filter
HL857 more like this
HL859 more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T13:01:43.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T13:01:43.24Z
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4183
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2037
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
529931
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Immigration more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that at least 85,000 refugees have escaped from Fallujah, and of the adequacy of the camps that have been established by the UNHCR for those refugees. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL860 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>According to the UN, 85,000 people have been displaced from Fallujah and the surrounding area since May. The UK is concerned by the humanitarian situation in the Fallujah area, including overcrowded camps and the risks posed by the extreme heat of the Iraqi summer.</p><p>The UK is working closely with UN, government and other partners to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches people who have fled Fallujah. We call on all sides to the conflict to respect International Humanitarian Law and to ensure free, unimpeded access for humanitarian agencies.</p><p>Since June 2014, the UK has committed £79.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the crisis in Iraq. The UK is the largest contributor to the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund, through which we are funding projects to support those leaving Fallujah.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL856 remove filter
HL857 more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T16:33:39.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T16:33:39.917Z
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3790
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
529928
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Overseas Aid 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 representations they have made to the government of Iraq and the UNHCR about contingency plans for the assistance of refugees fleeing Fallujah, in particular for the provision of water, food, medicine, sanitation, and shelter. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL857 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>According to the UN, 85,000 people have been displaced from Fallujah and the surrounding area since May. The UK is concerned by the humanitarian situation in the Fallujah area, including overcrowded camps and the risks posed by the extreme heat of the Iraqi summer.</p><p>The UK is working closely with UN, government and other partners to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches people who have fled Fallujah. We call on all sides to the conflict to respect International Humanitarian Law and to ensure free, unimpeded access for humanitarian agencies.</p><p>Since June 2014, the UK has committed £79.5 million in humanitarian assistance to the crisis in Iraq. The UK is the largest contributor to the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund, through which we are funding projects to support those leaving Fallujah.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL856 remove filter
HL860 more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T16:33:40.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T16:33:40.04Z
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3790
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
385735
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges 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 the proposed review into employment tribunal fees will evaluate the impact of the scheme on strong and meritorious claims. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL859 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>This review will be carried out internally by the Government. There are no plans either to appoint an independent expert or to review the terms of reference. The review will consider all relevant factors and we intend to announce the outcome later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL856 remove filter
HL857 more like this
HL858 more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T13:01:43.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T13:01:43.343Z
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4183
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2037
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
385733
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges 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 plan to review the terms of reference of the proposed review into employment tribunal fees with regard to avoiding any appearance of bias. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL857 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>This review will be carried out internally by the Government. There are no plans either to appoint an independent expert or to review the terms of reference. The review will consider all relevant factors and we intend to announce the outcome later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL856 remove filter
HL858 more like this
HL859 more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T13:01:43.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T13:01:43.017Z
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4183
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2037
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this