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1012161
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits to the UK of holding gold reserves for the central bank of Venezuela, and (2) the value of gold held by the Bank of England for the central bank of Venezuela; and whether they have a role in intervening if a request is made to repatriate any such gold. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11688 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for the Central Bank of Venezuela as that is a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the benefits to the UK of the Bank of England holding gold reserves for other central banks. Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-05T16:54:39.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:54:39.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves 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 (1) the benefits to the UK of holding gold reserves for other central banks, and (2) the value of gold held by the Bank of England for other central banks. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11689 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for other central banks as that is a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the benefits to the UK of the Bank of England holding gold reserves for other central banks. Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-05T16:48:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:48:15.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012163
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a role in deciding for which foreign governments and central banks the Bank of England should hold gold reserves; and if so, for which foreign governments and central banks the Bank of England holds gold reserves, and in what quantities. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11690 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury does not have a role in deciding whether the Bank of England holds gold for foreign governments and central banks. HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for particular foreign governments and central banks as that is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which foreign governments and central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-05T16:55:10.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:55:10.373Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012545
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela 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 consider a moratorium on any repatriation of gold held by the Bank of England to the government or Central Bank of Venezuela until such time as they are satisfied that any repatriation meets the best interests of the people of that country. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11737 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 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations. Repatriation of any gold held at the Bank of England is ultimately a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury only has direct control over Government holdings of gold within its official reserves, which are held at the Bank of England.</p><p>The UK fully implements UN, EU and UK domestic sanctions law. The EU sanctions regime on Venezuela, introduced in November 2017, includes targeted asset freezes applied to a number of senior Government officials in the Maduro regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-12-06T17:43:17.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:43:17.017Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
733214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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 whether they would support future regionalisation of the Pillars of the Cotonou Agreement. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL205 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has supported calls for a differentiated and more regionalised approach during EU discussions on the successor to the Cotonou agreement. While the future agreement will come into force after our exit from the EU, we remain interested in what will be a major element of the global development architecture and will continue to participate in the discussions while we remain an EU Member State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-03T12:17:56.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T12:17:56.487Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
870281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Barriers 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 they intend to protect the economy from the effects of any trade war, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL6615 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 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a global advocate for free trade and continues to work with global partners and as part of multilateral discussions at the WTO to tackle protectionism and protectionist measures.</p><p> </p><p>When the UK leaves the EU, we will play a full part in promoting compliance with the rules-based trading system and, if necessary, make use of the WTO’s dispute resolution procedures in defence of our national interests.</p><p> </p><p>As part of preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU, we are also committed to creating a trade remedies framework which is able to react efficiently and effectively to tackle unfair trade where necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-03-29T14:57:07.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T14:57:07.113Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
906033
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Domicil 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 continue to adhere to the OECD residency criteria for tax purposes post-Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL7957 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 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to adhere to the OECD’s tax standards after Brexit. These include the provisions relating to residence in the OECD model treaty that the UK uses as the basis for bilateral double taxation agreements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-05-24T14:08:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T14:08:56.953Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
909661
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Markets: Corruption 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 use of the UK’s financial markets for corrupt transactions by overseas investors; and what steps they are taking to combat such practices. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL8156 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 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s openness and status as a global financial centre exposes it to the risk of illicit financial flows.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s National Risk Assessment 2017 assessed that retail banking, wholesale banking, capital markets and wealth management are all exposed to high money laundering risks. This assessment can be viewed online.</p><p> </p><p>This government is committed to ensuring the UK’s financial system is hostile to illicit finance, and is taking action to protect the integrity of the UK financial system.</p><p> </p><p>This includes introducing the Criminal Finances Act 2017 to enhance law enforcement’s powers to investigate and tackle financial crime, and comprehensively updating the Money Laundering Regulations to bring them in line with the latest international standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which supervises financial institutions conducts regular, detailed AML inspections of the major retail and investment banks operating in the UK. Where financial institutions fall short of their legal and regulatory obligations, the FCA has taken tough action.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-06-06T16:03:05.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T16:03:05.657Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
940115
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 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 involvement the UK has with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL9530 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 2018-07-25more like thismore than 2018-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK became a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015, with a 3.18% shareholding, representing a capital contribution of $3.05 billion (of which 20% will be paid-in over five years, and 80% is callable).</p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor of the Exchequer represents the UK at the AIIB Board of Governors. The UK also holds one of the 12 seats on the AIIB Board of Directors, representing the Wider Europe Constituency (Denmark, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK).</p><p> </p><p>The UK is an active and committed shareholder of the Bank, in pursuit of the UK’s objectives of supporting economic growth in Asia, deepening economic ties globally, supporting the development of international financial institutions, and creating opportunities for British businesses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-07-25T13:23:58.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-25T13:23:58.073Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
947642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to advance the UK’s position as an international financial centre. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL9898 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 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is home to the world’s preeminent financial centre and the government is committed to maintaining and enhancing this position. In addition to our natural advantages, such as a central time zone and the English language, we have strengths across all the major sectors – banking, asset management, and insurance – alongside a globally respected regulatory system, and world-class legal and professional services.</p><p> </p><p>As the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out in his Mansion House speech in June, the government has a long-term vision for the future of UK financial services, based on ensuring the continued innovation, resilience, and openness of the sector. This includes strengthening the UK’s already world-leading positions in the markets of the future, whether in Fintech, green and sustainable finance, or rupee and renminbi products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-08-02T12:10:45.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:10:45.843Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
999770
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation 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 anticipate that current Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development rules relating to tax residency will be adhered to following Brexit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11215 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to adhere to the OECD’s tax standards after Brexit. These include the provisions relating to residence in the OECD model treaty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-11-15T17:22:05.517Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:22:05.517Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
924190
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Standards 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 impact of those recommendations of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards that were put into law through the provisions of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013. more like this
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Viscount Thurso more like this
star this property uin HL8669 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text The Government has made significant steps to reform the financial services sector following the financial crisis, including by implementing the major recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on Banking Standards (PCBS). The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 implemented several of the PCBS’s recommendations. This includes the introduction of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, which takes action on individual accountability and misconduct, the establishment of the Payment Systems Regulator, and giving the Prudential Regulation Authority a secondary competition objective. The Government continues to monitor the impact of these reforms. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-06-28T14:01:15.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T14:01:15.253Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1399
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
924191
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-14more like thismore than 2018-06-14
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Bank Services 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, if any, they have made of the availability of bank accounts to small community groups, charities and societies. more like this
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Viscount Thurso more like this
star this property uin HL8670 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury has not made such an assessment. The RBS alternative remedies package will see a £775m investment in business banking facilities, enabling challenger banks to provide a larger range of business bank accounts.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises the enormous contribution that small and local charities make to society, and is working to enable smaller charities to become more independent, resilient and sustainable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-06-28T13:57:50.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:57:50.617Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
943411
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Data Protection 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 whether HMRC is able to access UK citizens' bank accounts and other personal data without their permission and without judicial oversight. more like this
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Viscount Thurso more like this
star this property uin HL9622 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-31more like thismore than 2018-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Under longstanding powers HMRC can require banks and building societies to provide data on interest paid to, or collected on behalf of, their customers, without the customer’s permission or judicial approval.</p><p> </p><p>With the approval of the taxpayer or the First Tier Tribunal, HMRC can require additional information from banks about a specific taxpayer that is reasonably required to check the taxpayer’s tax position. These data and information gathering powers, some of which have been in continual use since their introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, are regularly reviewed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-07-31T11:58:02.923Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-31T11:58:02.923Z
unstar this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
1002250
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Droughts 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 studies they have commissioned to predict the effect that future global water shortages and drought in the southern hemisphere will have on migration patterns, particularly to northern Europe. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11271 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has not directly commissioned studies on the impact of water shortages on migration patterns from the southern hemisphere to northern Europe.</p><p>We recognise climate change and increasing water shortages can combine with other factors to influence migration decisions and therefore fund analytical work to improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change in developing countries. Examples include our work with the Natural Environment Research Council on the Future Climate for Africa Programme and our support to the World Bank’s Water Global Practice, which has produced analyses on the effects of water shortages, including migration. We are also building the evidence base to better understand why people migrate as part of our efforts set out in the 2015 UK Aid Strategy to tackle the root causes of migration.</p><p>In 2011, the Government Office for Science commissioned the Foresight Report on <em>Migration and Global Environmental Change</em> which analysed how human population movements across the world could be affected by global environmental changes.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T16:55:47.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:55:47.96Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1005619
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Burma: Rohingya more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are concerned by the non-voluntary terms of the repatriation agreement for the Rohingya refugees between Bangladesh and Myanmar and the plans to implement the agreement on 15 November; whether they consider Rakhine state now to be safe for the Rohingya; and what assurances they have sought from both countries to ensure that the Rohingya will be able to return to their homes voluntarily. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned that Bangladesh and Burma have announced that they plan to begin repatriation of the Rohingya to Burma on November 15. We have stated publicly that we agree with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns do not yet exist. The access required for necessary independent monitoring by UN agencies is also not in place.</p><p> </p><p>Minister Field has raised our concerns with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister and Burmese Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin on 1 November. He stressed the UK's assessment that conditions in Rakhine State were not currently conducive to refugee returns. We will continue to make representations to the governments of both Bangladesh and Burma not to commence returns while conditions in northern Rakhine remain as they are.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Jordan: Floods more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have offered to the Jordanian authorities following the recent flash floods in southern Jordan; and whether they have offered any practical assistance in the protection of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is monitoring the flash flooding in Jordan closely, and our thoughts are with those affected. The Jordanian Government is currently leading the response in providing assistance.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has provided £18.9m to support UNESCO initiatives in 2018. This includes the UNESCO World Heritage International Assistance Fund from which Petra has received aid in the past. The Jordanian Government has not requested support in relation to the recent flooding, and we are not aware of any requests for assistance from UNESCO.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T14:49:48.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T14:49:48.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 World Bank: Public Appointments more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make any representations to the government of the United States about the appointment of a new President of the World Bank, following the resignation of the current President, Jim Yong Kim, three years before the end of his term, in view of calls for an open, transparent and merit-based process. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL12711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly supports an open, transparent and merit-based process for selection of the next President of the World Bank Group. We will engage with all World Bank Group shareholders, including the United States, during this process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2019-01-21T17:38:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:38:35.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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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 Syria: Reconstruction 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 progress they have made in assisting the rebuilding of Raqqa; and what role they are playing in those rebuilding efforts, particularly in regard to de-mining and counter-improvised explosive device efforts. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL12893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>In Al-Raqqa, DFID has stepped up its role in meeting the needs of those affected by Daesh occupation since its liberation in 2017. This assistance includes support to demining activity, assisting survivors of Gender-Based Violence and providing emergency supplies such as food and cash. Further activity by our partners has provided child immunisation in areas neglected during Daesh occupation, nutritional supplements for children and pregnant women, and supporting primary health centres, trauma care and mental health work.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T11:34:45.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T11:34:45.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 Syria: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is full access for humanitarian aid providers in southern Syria; and whether they anticipate that conditions will improve sufficiently to enable refugees to return safely. more like this
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star this property uin HL14000 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to closely track the challenges faced there and is pushing hard to improve humanitarian access to this region. We continue to press the regime and its backers to allow unfettered access to reach those in desperate need. Where access allows, DFID funded partners are providing essential support including medical consultations, monthly food rations and relief packages in the South.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to ensuring that any refugee returns to Syria must take place voluntarily, in safety and dignity, in line with international law. The UN has been clear that conditions in Syria are not conducive for refugee returns and we fully support this position.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2019-03-04T14:54:13.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T14:54:13.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Iraq: Yazidis more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) establish what has happened to the estimated 3,000 missing Yazidis displaced by IS, and (2) to help the Yazidi population, in particularly Yazidi women and children, to rebuild their communities. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL14578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting women and girls who have been victims of sexual violence and that those responsible are brought to justice. We are pushing for justice and accountability for all victims of Daesh. This includes leadership in ensuring the UNSC unanimously adopted Resolution 2379 on Daesh Accountability, and contributing £1m to support the establishment of a UN investigative team (UNITAD) that will collect evidence of Daesh crimes in Iraq.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid has enabled the UN Trust Fund to support the Free Yezidi Foundation, a women’s and children’s centre that provides safety and support for women who have suffered at the hands of Daesh. Furthermore, the UK has contributed over £23 million to the UNDP Funding Facility for Stabilisation (FFS), to help the Iraqi Government stabilise areas of return and re-establish security, basic services and inclusive local governance. UNDP and partners of the FFS regularly consult religious and community leaders in areas in which it is operating, to understand return trends and develop strategies to address the barriers that impact on the decision of families to return and rebuild their communities. In addition to this, in January, DFID announced the allocation of a further £5 million to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This funding is to support six explosive clearance teams across the country's Sinjar Province to clear explosives from critical areas such as schools, hospitals and roads, which will improve the conditions for communities to return home safely.</p>
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less than 2019-03-25T16:13:43.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:13:43.01Z
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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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 Southern Africa: Storms more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to provide urgent assistance to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following Cyclone Idai. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL14697 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the largest donor to the Cyclone Idai response, having contributed up to £22 million - £4m of which has been used to match the UK public’s generous contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal. We have sent life-saving relief supplies: tents and thousands of shelter kits are being distributed to those who have lost everything. UK aid is supporting the World Food Programme to feed 400,000 people in Mozambique, and cash transfers for food purchases in Malawi. In Zimbabwe, we are providing essential health, hygiene and child protection support. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely, and the UK stands ready to provide further support if needed.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:47:57.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:47:57.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Syria 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 is their latest estimate of how many Syrian refugees are displaced from their homes, both internally and abroad; and how many have been resettled in the United Kingdom since the establishment of the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme for Syrian nationals. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL109 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>As of 30 March 2015, 187 people were relocated to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme for Syrian nationals. This is the latest publicly available figure as numbers are released as part of the Home Office statistics each quarter.</p><p>The Department for International Development hold information on estimates on the number of Syrians displaced internally and abroad.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T15:24:30.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:24:30.267Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian 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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Deportation more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy of returning migrants to their countries of origin excludes for humanitarian reasons certain countries of origin; and if so, which countries. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL626 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government believes that the right approach is to consider the protection needs of individuals on an individual basis, and does not adopt a blanket approach to any one country.</p><p>Each asylum and human rights claim is considered on its individual merits in accordance with our international obligations and taking full account of conditions in the country concerned as they impact on the individual. Those found to be in need of international protection are provided with it. Those who have been found by the Home Office and the appeals process not to be in need of international protection and have no legal basis of stay in the UK are expected to return to their country of origin and may have their removal enforced.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T10:51:28.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T10:51:28.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian 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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum 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 United Kingdom accepts a responsibility to grant asylum to refugees fleeing countries where in the last 10 years British military forces have been involved; and if not, why not. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom has a proud tradition of providing protection to those who need it and we fulfil our responsibilities to all who claim asylum in the UK, irrespective of whether British military forces have previously been engaged in the country of origin.</p> more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T10:56:23.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T10:56:23.587Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this