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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Counter-terrorism 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 plans they have to implement the Prevent Strategy within the NHS as a safeguarding measure to protect those with care and support needs. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL11484 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring that the National Health Service fully embeds the Prevent Statutory Duty of 2015 within its safeguarding responsibilities.</p><p>Great strides have been taken to embed Prevent within the health sector to date. For example, since the Prevent Duty made training mandatory over 830,000 NHS staff have received Basic Prevent Awareness training and over 470,000 have attended advanced training.</p><p>The Department is committed to engaging with relevant professional bodies and ensure that further opportunities to develop bespoke training for health professionals are undertaken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T14:50:55.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:50:55.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 Domestic Abuse 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 their planned domestic abuse legislation will consider and provide for domestic abuse in communities where men assume that abuse is sanctioned by their faith. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL11538 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that domestic abuse is a crime irrespective of whether that abuse is claimed to be sanctioned by faith.</p><p><br>We will be publishing a response to our public consultation on domestic abuse, together with a draft Domestic Abuse Bill, later this Parliamentary session.</p><p>The draft Bill will clearly define the types of behaviours that comprise domestic abuse be they controlling, coercive, threatening or violent and recognise that abuse can encompass psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional harms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:37:32.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 British Nationals Abroad: Repatriation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs in each of the last three years of repatriating to the UK British nationals who are convicted of criminal offences overseas; and whether they intend to pay the same costs for British nationals forced into marriage overseas; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL12640 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>Costs associated with the deportation/return of British citizens to the UK at the end of a criminal sentence abroad are borne by the country seeking to deport/return them.</p><p>Victims of forced marriage who are helped to return to the UK by the Forced Marriage Unit will no longer be asked to take out a loan for their repatriation costs. From now on, no one who is assisted by the Forced Marriage Unit - and would previously have been offered a loan - will have to cover the costs of their repatriation. Where possible, the Government will continue to seek to ensure the costs fall on the perpetrators by means of Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs). The Government has also agreed to ensure that those victims who have outstanding loans will have no further costs fall to them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:21:00.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:21:00.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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 Council Tax: Unpaid Taxes 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 how many (1) men, and (2) women, were imprisoned for non-payment of council tax in (a) 2012, (b) 2013, and (c) 2014. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL3234 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-16more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Data showing how many people were imprisoned for non-payment of council tax in 2012, 2013 and 2014 are presented in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>Not Specified</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>62</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It should be noted that there are a few cases where the gender of the defendant has not been specified and these have been shown separately in the table above.</p><p>These data are sourced from the Libra Management Information System (MIS). As such this data set is not subject to the same levels of quality assurance as national statistics</p><p>In extracting this data only offences of complaint for council tax committal application have been included where the court hearing date occurred within each year reported (i.e. between 1 January and 31 December).</p><p>It should also be noted that, although committals to prison are reported as occurring within a particular financial year, the non-payment of council tax itself may relate to a previous financial year or even a period covering more than one financial year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T15:31:25.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T15:31:25.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-11more like thismore than 2015-11-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts and Humanities: Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the claim by the Secretary of State for Education that those studying solely arts and humanities subjects will be "held back" on students who are, or are considering, studying those subjects. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL3536 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The government wants all young people to benefit from a broad and balanced education that equips them with the knowledge, skills and character they need to thrive in modern Britain and realise their full potential. Arts and humanities subjects form part of a broad and balanced curriculum. Our expectation is that every child should experience a high quality arts and humanities education. That is why the national curriculum sets the expectation that pupils study these subjects in key stages 1 to 3.</p><p>At key stage 4, the government wants to increase the number of pupils who take GCSEs in the EBacc subjects of English, maths, science, history or geography and a language. These are the subjects that give young people the most options in their futures and will help to secure a place at university or in employment.</p><p>As the EBacc is a specific, limited measure consisting of five subject pillars and up to eight GCSEs, there is time in the curriculum for most pupils to study other valuable subjects. The proportion of pupils in state-funded schools taking at least one GCSE in an arts subject has increased since the EBacc was first introduced, rising from 46% in 2011 to 50% in 2015.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T13:51:49.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T13:51:49.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Higher Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cutting the funding at higher education level of arts subjects on (1) the choice available to students, and (2) the creative industries. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL3575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>As with other degrees, since 2012, Higher Education Institutions with an Access Agreement approved by the Office for Fair Access have been able to charge up to £9,000 a year for an arts degree. This funding comes via student loans and universities compete on quality and their offer to students. The Government also supports specialist institutions such as art and music colleges through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Institution-specific Funding.</p><br /><p>We value the creative industries which is why we support them through these and other policies. We are working with industry to take forward the recommendations in <em>*CreateUK</em>, the strategy for the sector developed by industry members of the Creative Industries Council.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T12:48:05.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T12:48:05.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Islam more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim communities in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL4092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Everyone in Britain has the right to feel safe and at ease in the place where they live. There is no place for hatred against people because of their race, gender, ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation, age or disability.</p><p>Anti-Muslim attacks rose 30-40% in the first two weeks after the Paris attacks. These attacks are unacceptable in Britain. The Government funds Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) to encourage reporting of these crimes and to support victims. We have also set up the first cross Government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group to raise awareness of Islamaphobic attacks. In addition, the Prime Minister announced that the police will disaggregate hate crime by religion beginning in April 2016. This will help the police to build community trust, target their resources and enable the public to hold them to account.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T15:09:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T15:09:33.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-03more like thismore than 2016-05-03
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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 Crime: Prosecutions 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 how many prosecutions there have been in the past three years for (1) theft where the sum of money or the value of the goods alleged to have been taken is £10 or less, (2) begging, and (3) rough sleeping. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8107 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
star this property answer text <p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates’ courts for theft offences, and begging and sleeping out, in England and Wales, from 2012 to 2014 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts for selected offence categories, England and Wales, 2012 to 2014 <sup>(1)(2)</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Offence category</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Theft offences</p></td><td><p>144,972</p></td><td><p>142,011</p></td><td><p>135,401</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Begging</p></td><td><p>1,229</p></td><td><p>2,097</p></td><td><p>2,219</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sleeping out</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(1) The figures given in the table relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ref: PQ HL 8107</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information on the value of the items involved in each individual theft offence is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The figures in the table can also be found in the Outcomes by Offence tables in the annual publication on the Government website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2016-05-11T12:57:03.08Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T12:57:03.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3847
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
517597
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star this property date less than 2016-05-04more like thismore than 2016-05-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading National Curriculum Tests more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term impact of the introduction of SAT exams on vulnerable children. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL8190 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>SATs, now called national curriculum tests, were first introduced in 1991. In determining primary assessment policy, the Department considers the impact of testing on all children as a matter of course, which includes drawing on evidence from this country’s past national tests.</p><p>As part of our Public Sector Equality Duty, we also consider the impact of Government policy on different groups of pupils, including – but not limited to – those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Vulnerable children, such as those from disadvantaged backgrounds who qualify for free school meals, looked-after children who attract pupil premium plus funding, or those with special educational needs.</p><p>The Government believes that rigorous and appropriate assessment is in all pupils’ interests. National curriculum tests help teachers to understand how pupils are doing in relation to national expectations and identify where additional support is needed. They also hold schools to account for how well they support their pupils, which the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development concludes is particularly important for the least advantaged. The tests should not put undue pressure on any pupil and we trust teachers to approach them in a proportionate manner. Schools are also required to provide continuous and appropriate support for the wellbeing and resilience of all pupils.</p><p>For this year, we have introduced updated tests to align with the new National Curriculum which was introduced in 2014. In developing the curriculum we have been mindful of the possible impact on equalities and based on a wide range of evidence we have conducted a full equalities impact assessment. This paper has been attached to this answer.</p><p>The new tests will assess pupils’ attainment against the National Curriculum. In developing these tests, the Department has considered carefully their impact upon all pupils and we will continue to do so as they are introduced in schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T11:29:53.053Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T11:29:53.053Z
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star this property file name HL8190 Attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title Reform_of_the_national_curriculum_England more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-13more like thismore than 2016-06-13
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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 European Network and Information Security Agency 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 representations they have made to the government of Iran about the protection of the human rights of Iranian women and scholars. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL630 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-22more like thismore than 2016-06-22
star this property answer text <p>As mentioned in the 2015 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Human Rights report, women do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as men in Iran and continue to face discrimination. There are continued restrictions on freedom of expression and belief. We repeatedly call on the Iranian government to guarantee the human rights of all Iranians and will continue to do so. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), most recently raised the issue of human rights with Foreign Minister Zarif when they met on the 17 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-06-22T13:36:24.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-22T13:36:24.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this