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star this property date less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
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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: Pensions 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 estimate they have made of the cost of making the necessary financial arrangements to enable the government of Zimbabwe to pay the pension arrears owing to those former members of HM Overseas Service who responded to the British Government's request that they remain in their posts after Southern Rhodesia became independent. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL6228 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-03T16:10:24.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T16:10:24.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
718238
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star this property date less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
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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: Pensions 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 assessment they have made of the cost of proposals submitted by the Overseas Service Pension Association in December 2016 for assisting the government of Zimbabwe in meeting its obligations to Zimbabwe public service pensions. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL6737 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 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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670
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
448816
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading World Health Organisation: Treaties 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 December 2015 (HL3862), what legal basis the World Health Organization's treaties have in English law. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL5596 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Where the United Kingdom is party to a treaty which is in force, the United Kingdom government must comply, as a matter of international law, with its obligations under the treaty in good faith. This is required by the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.</p><p> </p><p>Where a particular obligation under a treaty has not been implemented in domestic legislation it does not directly form part of English law and the English courts do not have jurisdiction to apply it. However, there is also a strong presumption in the common law that all domestic legislation will, where possible, be interpreted so as to ensure that the United Kingdom is acting compatibly with its treaty obligations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T15:07:00.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T15:07:00.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
520553
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star this property date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power: Scottish Islands 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 consideration they are giving to simplifying the Governance for Railway Investment Projects process. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL191 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 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government has no plans to simplify the Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP) process.</p><p> </p><p>GRIP underwent a full review and subsequent update by Network Rail in 2015, and has been designed in alignment with PRINCE2 which is recognised as best practice framework for project management globally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-06-07T14:39:15.55Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-07T14:39:15.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 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 legal basis the WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has in English law. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3862 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 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is an international treaty establishing general guidelines and principles for international governance on tobacco control. The United Kingdom ratified the Treaty in 2004 and takes its obligations under the Convention very seriously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:44:22.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:44:22.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432090
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 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 the Department of Health has sought independent legal advice in respect of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and if so, whether they will place a copy of that advice in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3863 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 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Any legal advice the Department may have obtained in respect of this, or any other issue, is subject to the usual provisions relating to legal professional privilege and as such will not be disclosed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:44:39.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:44:39.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
432091
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 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 which contracts awarded by the Department of Health have conditions within them relating to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and in each case, whether legal advice was taken before the issuing of that tender. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3864 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 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes its obligations as a Party to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) very seriously, including the obligation to protect public health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry.</p><br /><p>The Department considers the detail of Invitation to Tender (ITT) and contract documentation, including the legal aspects, on a case by case basis. The standard documentation includes a requirement to declare actual or potential conflicts of interest and some ITTs make specific reference to FCTC obligations.</p><br /><p>This issue is considered as part of the evaluation process and through the contract monitoring process as appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T12:45:19.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T12:45:19.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
646602
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star this property date less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 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 actions they intend to take following publication of the decisions from the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention of Tobacco Control. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3620 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 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom is a world leader in tobacco control and is well advanced in the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). In the Autumn Statement, the Government announced legislation to require the licensing of tobacco manufacturing equipment which also takes the UK a further step forward towards ratifying the FCTC’s Illicit Trade Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>In November, the seventh Conference of the Parties considered a report on e-cigarettes by the World Health Organisation and concluded that further monitoring of market developments, emerging research, development of emission testing methodology and regulatory response is required, but that Parties should be invited to regulate these products “as appropriate to their national laws and public health objectives.” The Government has already introduced a regulatory framework for these products in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and The Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015. The implementation and effect of these regulations will be monitored and the Government will examine all opportunities to maximise the health benefits of these products for smokers whilst minimising their uptake by children and non-smokers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will also shortly publish a new Plan which will set out a framework for future action on tobacco control.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3621 more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T15:49:27.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T15:49:27.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
646603
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star this property date less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 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 assessment they have made of the decisions of the seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in regard to non-nicotine delivery systems. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL3621 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom is a world leader in tobacco control and is well advanced in the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). In the Autumn Statement, the Government announced legislation to require the licensing of tobacco manufacturing equipment which also takes the UK a further step forward towards ratifying the FCTC’s Illicit Trade Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>In November, the seventh Conference of the Parties considered a report on e-cigarettes by the World Health Organisation and concluded that further monitoring of market developments, emerging research, development of emission testing methodology and regulatory response is required, but that Parties should be invited to regulate these products “as appropriate to their national laws and public health objectives.” The Government has already introduced a regulatory framework for these products in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and The Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015. The implementation and effect of these regulations will be monitored and the Government will examine all opportunities to maximise the health benefits of these products for smokers whilst minimising their uptake by children and non-smokers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will also shortly publish a new Plan which will set out a framework for future action on tobacco control.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3620 more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T15:49:27.687Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T15:49:27.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Voting Rights: Females 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 steps they plan to take to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, and the commencement of women’s suffrage in the UK. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL5472 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-28more like thismore than 2017-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Parliament has developed plans to celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 through events organised by the Vote 100 Project, and the Government fully supports this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-02-28T13:06:13.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-28T13:06:13.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this