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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
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 (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
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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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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1744
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
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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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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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
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
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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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
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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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
1013203
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Budget: Contributions 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 any final financial settlement with the EU resulting from Brexit will represent the UK's accumulated obligations; and if so, how much the accumulated obligations represent; and whether they will publish a breakdown of those obligations. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11763 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><strong></strong>We have agreed a fair financial settlement with the EU as part of the draft Withdrawal Agreement which reflects the UK paying its share of the outstanding EU commitments made during the period of our membership. Our estimate, based on reasonable assumptions and publically available data, falls within the range of £35bn-£39bn, and the National Audit Office confirmed in April 2018 that these assumptions were reasonable.</p><p>Details of the basis on which that figure was reached can be found in the draft Withdrawal Agreement, published on November 14th, 2018. The Chancellor of the Exchequer also provided details to the Treasury Select Committee in January 2018, including a breakdown of the components of the settlement.</p><p> </p><p><strong><strong></strong><br></strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T16:53:30.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T16:53:30.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1020076
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Cameroon: Armed Conflict 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 who may be responsible for killings and burning down of villages in southern Cameroon during the current conflict. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12049 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the Anglophone regions, which continue to suffer from high levels of violence and human rights abuses and violations perpetrated by both security forces and armed separatists. The British Government is equally concerned by the razing of villages. We have raised our concerns with the Cameroonian authorities and we continue to call for restraint and an end to violence from all sides. We are working closely with the wider international community, including the UN, to build as full and accurate a picture as possible. The complex and deep-rooted historical nature of the situation reinforces the urgent and imperative need to tackle the underlying issues in the Anglophone regions. This is why we continue to encourage efforts to pursue an inclusive dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis - the only means through which long-term stability in the region can be achieved.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:50:39.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:50:39.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1020077
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Cameroon: Armed Conflict 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 genocide is being perpetrated in southern Cameroon; and if so what action, if any, they plan to take in response. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12050 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 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Government policy is that any judgment on whether war crimes or crimes against humanity or genocide has occurred is a matter for judicial decision, rather than for governments or non-judicial bodies. The UK is deeply concerned about the situation in Cameroon and the deteriorating security situation in the Anglophone regions of the country. We continue to call for all parties in Cameroon to engage in a peaceful and structured process leading to constitutional reforms, as previously set out by the President, and to avoid excessive use of force. The UK will continue to work alongside the international community to encourage and support efforts to resolve the worsening Anglophone crisis.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T16:00:00.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T16:00:00.91Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1020079
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Cameroon: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Cameroon and France in relation to the violence being perpetrated in southern Cameroon. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12051 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned about the situation in Cameroon and the deteriorating security situation in the Anglophone regions of the country. Minister Baldwin visited Cameroon in February 2018 when she met the Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers and reinforced the importance of respecting human rights in a challenging security environment. In her statement following elections in Cameroon, Minister Baldwin called for all parties to engage in a peaceful and structured process leading to constitutional reforms, as previously set out by the President, and to avoid excessive use of force. Minister Baldwin has discussed the violence in the Anglophone regions with French Minister Lemoyne, who shares UK concerns. The Minister for Africa pressed these points again when she met the Secretary General of the Presidency on Thursday 3 May. The UK will continue to work alongside the international community to encourage and support efforts to resolve the Anglophone crisis.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:52:28.067Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:52:28.067Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1020080
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Cameroon: Armed Conflict 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 discussions, if any, they have conducted with the Commonwealth Heads of Government about the conflict in southern Cameroon; what response they received; and whether Commonwealth Heads of Government have considered deploying their conflict resolution team to southern Cameroon. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12052 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>During the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London in April the then Foreign Secretary and Minister for Africa met Cameroonian counterparts, reminding them of the obligations placed upon Cameroon by the Commonwealth Charter. There have not been recent discussions with Commonwealth counterparts. The Commonwealth is one of a number of multilateral organisations who are placed to support the Government of Cameroon to initiate a meaningful and inclusive dialogue and in December 2017 the Commonwealth secretariat Baroness Scotland visited Cameroon to discuss the Anglophone crisis.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:53:09.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:53:09.217Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1020081
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Cameroon: Armed Conflict 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 the government of Rwanda could play a role in negotiating a sustainable resolution to the conflict in southern Cameroon as the next host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and a francophone member. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL12053 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 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to work alongside the international community, including a range of African partners to encourage urgent efforts to resolve the Anglophone crisis. Given Cameroon’s status as a Commonwealth member, the Commonwealth is one of a number of organisations who could be well placed to support the Government of Cameroon to initiate a meaningful and inclusive dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:54:59.5Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:54:59.5Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this