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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 thisremove minimum value filter
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 thisremove minimum value filter
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 thisremove minimum value filter
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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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
1038744
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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
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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1042902
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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
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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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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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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1077080
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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
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 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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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL14000 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 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
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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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
1088873
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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
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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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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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1091
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1092441
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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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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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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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
1089522
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star this property date less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 access to humanitarian aid (1) entering, and (2) being distributed in Yemen. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL14603 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The vital Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remain operational. Over the past three months, the average total commercial and humanitarian imports into Yemen met 90% of the country’s food needs and almost 80% of fuel needs.</p><p> </p><p>We are acutely aware of the restrictions humanitarian actors face delivering aid across Yemen, particularly in Houthi-controlled areas. This includes bureaucratic obstacles such as long waits for visas and permits to start aid projects, as well as multiple permissions required to travel through checkpoints.</p><p> </p><p>In response to these challenges, former Minister of State, Alistair Burt recently hosted a telephone conference call with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, and the key UN agencies operating in Yemen where he discussed the steps needed from donors to lobby for better access as well as the work needed from the UN to ensure the humanitarian response prioritises those most in need.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to raise humanitarian concerns calling on both parties to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2451 by facilitating safe, rapid, and unhindered access for both the humanitarian response and commercial supplies.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2019-03-28T17:12:38.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:12:38.1Z
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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 Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this