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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Birds: Pest Control more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will establish an independent inquiry on the reasons his Department and Natural England decided on the proposal to revoke General Licences 04/05/06. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 248559 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The decision to revoke the licences was made by Natural England (NE) as the licensing authority, not the government. We have not yet decided on a review of the recent situation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T12:44:51.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:44:51.747Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1123671
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Social Security Benefits: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Social Security and Child Support Tribunal appeals have taken longer than 52 weeks for a determination, in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 248645 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the table below:</p><p>SOCIAL SECURITY &amp; CHILD SUPPORT CLEARANCES 1<br>Period Number of clearances that exceeded 52 weeks from receipt<br>1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014 16,161<br>1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015 12,350<br>1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016 3,100<br>1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 4,084<br>1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 7,330<br>1 April 2018 - 31 December 2018 2 13,162</p><p>1. Data include hearings cleared with and without a Tribunal hearing</p><p>2. The latest period for which data are available. Provisional data and subject to further change</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available.</p><p> </p><p><br>It is important that appeals are heard as quickly as possible. Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) recognises there are delays in the system and it is in the process of recruiting more judicial office holders in order to increase capacity and help to reduce waiting times for appellants. This includes 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 125 disability qualified members and up to 230 medical members.</p><p>In addition, we have recently launched a new digital service with a view to enabling speedier processing of appeals. Information on the new digital service can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/appeal-benefit-decision/submit-appeal</p><p>We are also working with the Department for Work and Pensions to understand what could be done to reduce the number of appeals being submitted to the Tribunal, through their focus on improving decision-making and the mandatory reconsideration process.</p><p>These measures will increase the capacity of the Tribunal. As a result, the number of appeals outstanding in the Tribunal is starting to fall as the number of cases heard by the Tribunal outweigh those sent to the Tribunal. If this continues, over time, we expect the time it takes for the Tribunal to hear, and the age of, appeals to reduce.</p><p>The time taken for the Tribunal to hear an appeal is mainly driven by the number of appeals sent to the Tribunal and the capacity of the Tribunal to deal with them. The number of appeals sent to the Tribunal is directly affected by changes in welfare policy.</p><p>The time it takes the Tribunal to hear an appeal is calculated from the time it is sent to the Tribunal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing has been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier for its final disposal.</p><p>HMCTS is very sensitive to the needs of people who may be affected by waiting times for Tribunal hearings. Tribunal staff and judicial office-holders, are trained accordingly, with HMCTS’s reasonable adjustments policy and practice applied where appropriate. Guidance on the policy is published on GOV.UK. If an expedited hearing is sought, or where the Tribunal identifies a case which might benefit from an expedited hearing, a judge or caseworker will make a decision on the issue, taking all the circumstances of the case into account.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:26:11.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:26:11.38Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1124399
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading National Lottery Heritage Fund: Public Records 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, further to the reply by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 24 April (HL Deb, cols 600–602) on records held by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that the fund took legal advice and that even if it had retained the records, “it would not have been able to make them available”, what was the nature of the legal advice taken; and on what grounds it was argued that such records could not be made available. more like this
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Lord Aberdare more like this
star this property uin HL15448 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The National Lottery Heritage Fund (the Fund) took advice from its professional legal advisors as to the legal status of the Conservation Management Plans, which included advice on copyright and on the implications to the Fund if they were to make the CMPs available to third parties. The advice concluded that if the Fund disclosed the Conservation Management Plans it would risk being in breach of copyright</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:40:15.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:40:15.013Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Aberdare more like this
1124400
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading National Lottery Heritage Fund: Public Records 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, further to the reply by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 24 April (HL Deb, cols 600–602), what specific steps the National Lottery Heritage Fund will take to “strengthen the emphasis on creating a legacy record for funded projects and on making this publicly accessible wherever possible”. more like this
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Lord Aberdare more like this
star this property uin HL15449 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The National Lottery Heritage Fund (the Fund) is in discussions with various representatives from the archives sector, including The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association. The aim of these discussions is to find ways to ensure that grant recipients make application material more widely accessible in future, partly by removing practical obstacles to doing so.</p><p> </p><p>The Fund is also expediting the compilation of a list of 1300 park and garden projects for which Conservation Management Plans may have been produced, which they will make available to interested parties upon request.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T12:27:00.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:27:00.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Aberdare more like this
1124401
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading National Lottery Heritage Fund: Public Records 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, further to the reply by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 24 April (HL Deb, cols 600–602), whether records held by the National Lottery Heritage Fund were digitally recorded before the physical copies were de-stroyed; if so, what form this digitisation took; what facilities the digital version offers; who holds the digitised version; and what access there is for the public and other users. more like this
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Lord Aberdare more like this
star this property uin HL15450 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The National Lottery Heritage Fund (the Fund) digitally recorded documents critical to its grant contracts, and securely destroyed records no longer required for retention. The documents that were retained were scanned in PDF format. The retained records are held by the Fund, and are not accessible to the public because they contain confidential commercial information. Data regarding the Fund’s grant decisions has recently been released as part of its commitment to Open Data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T12:28:16.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:28:16.44Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3898
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Aberdare more like this
1124402
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 intend to publish an up-to-date cost estimate and business case for HS2 Phase 1; and whether they will table a motion for approval of each in both Houses of Parliament before permanent works begin. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Full Business Case for Phase One will be published later in 2019 and will include an assessment of the latest estimates of cost, schedule and benefits. Publication of the Full Business Case will support authorisation of Notice to Proceed for Phase One which is when HS2 Ltd instructs its main works civil contractors to commence construction of the railway.</p><p> </p><p>The Government already has the statutory powers to build HS2 Phase One. Authorisation of Notice to Proceed is a commercial and administrative process conducted between the Government, HS2 Ltd and its main works civil contractors, and does not therefore require a motion of parliamentary approval.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:14:42.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:14:42.653Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1124403
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 intend to publish an up-to-date cost estimate and business case for HS2 Phase 2A at least two weeks before the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Bill has its second reading in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15452 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport will periodically update the phase 2a cost estimate and business cases in line with the Government’s protocol for developing major projects. The HS2 Phase 2a Outline Business Case was published alongside the deposit of the Phase 2a hybrid Bill in July 2017. The Department intends to update the Phase 2a Business Case and cost estimate to inform the Full Business Case after the Phase 2a hybrid Bill achieves Royal Assent.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:39:52.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:39:52.7Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1124405
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Commonwealth: Midwives and Nurses 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 be raising the proposal that 2020 be designated the Year of the Nurse and Midwife at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting on 19 May. more like this
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Lord Crisp more like this
star this property uin HL15454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK recognises the vital work conducted by nurses and midwives across the Commonwealth and supports the WHO Executive Board's proposal for 2020 to be recognised as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. We look forward to discussing important topics such as this at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting later this month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:12:46.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:12:46.99Z
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unstar 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 Crisp more like this
1124409
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease 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 how many cattle have been tested positive for bovine tuberculosis and then following slaughter have been negative on post-mortem testing; and what progress has been made in producing an accurate test before cattle are slaughtered. more like this
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Baroness Golding more like this
star this property uin HL15458 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The early detection and removal of tuberculosis (TB)-infected cattle before they develop advanced pathology and/or clinical signs of the disease (and thus become highly infectious) is a key element of bovine TB eradication programmes, including England’s 25 Year Bovine TB Strategy. To that effect, we use ante-mortem tests that measure the animals’ immune response to infection with the bovine TB bacterium (<em>Mycobacterium bovis – M. bovis</em>), rather than rely on direct detection methods.</p><p> </p><p>The single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test, commonly known as the ‘skin test’, together with the interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), is the legal standard approved in the EU legislation for the diagnosis of TB in live cattle in the UK. As with cases of TB in humans, only a proportion of those animals infected with <em>M. bovis</em> and reacting to a tuberculin skin test or IGRA display gross lesions of TB when subjected to post-mortem meat inspection in the slaughterhouse.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017 (the last year for which an analysis of post-mortem findings is available), approximately 60% of the 32,000 cattle compulsorily removed for bovine TB control reasons in England as skin test reactors or IGRA positives did not have visible lesions of TB on post-mortem and were also negative for <em>M. bovis</em> on bacteriological culture (where performed).</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) are constantly striving for new ways to maximise the effectiveness of TB testing of cattle to achieve the objectives of the Strategy. APHA may exceptionally authorise the private use of non-validated diagnostic tests for bovine TB in herds where the disease is persistent, in order to help detect additional infected animals that may have been missed by the approved official tests (rather than to negate a positive result to such tests). A policy position paper on non-validated diagnostics for TB in cattle is now available on the APHA Vet Gateway (<a href="http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/index.htm" target="_blank">http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/index.htm</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Over £4 million was allocated to TB research and development in 2018/19, with the anticipation of a similar spend this financial year. The majority of these finds are being invested in improving diagnostic tests alongside vaccine development. However, validation for a new test to World Organisation for Animal Health standards would only lead to official adoption if it demonstrated proven advantages in the detection of disease alongside the current test portfolio.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:25:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:25:10.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Golding more like this
1124410
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 Israeli Settlements: Water 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 are making to the government of Israel about the plans of Mekorot Water to build a water pipeline through the West Bank (Area C) province of Qalqilya and Salfit in order to supply nearby Israeli settlements. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>​We have repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our concerns about the damage to water sources and the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land that has been caused by settlement-related activity. We will continue to call on the Israeli authorities to cease such activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:13:16.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:13:16.673Z
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unstar 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 Hylton more like this