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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence 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 over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
386491
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme 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 ensure the availability of Access to Work grants for those who especially need them to start working. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL986 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Access to Work grants are available for those who meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme including those who are about to start working. Access to Work has specialist teams to ensure more complicated cases are processed as quickly as possible and fast track applications for those who know their circumstances or have a prior assessment enabling support to be put in place quickly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:37:14.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:37:14.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
386487
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 latest statistics from the National Road Maintenance Condition Survey with regard to the maintenance state of (1) the motorway network, (2) the strategic road network under the care of the Highways Agency, and (3) the main road network maintained by local authorities. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL982 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer my noble Lord to my answer of 6 July (HL794) in the assessment made by Highways Agency, now Highways England, in relation to motorways and trunk roads.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport published road condition statistics in March 2015 based upon data reported by local highway authorities. These suggest that principal ‘A’ roads in England under the responsibility of local highway authorities are starting to show an improvement in condition. It is noteworthy that funding allocated to local highway authorities for local highways maintenance in the 2010-2015 Parliament was £1billion more than in the 2005 to 2010 Parliament. The Department for Transport also set out in December 2014 how it is allocating funding of just under £6 billion to local authorities in England, outside London, for highways maintenance between 2015 and 2021. This represents an increase of around 5% compared to the previous six year period.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:41:10.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:41:10.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
386486
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities have banned the use of heavy goods vehicles during peak hours in city centres; and what assessment they have made of whether there is evidence that doing so enhances the safety of cyclists. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL981 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally. No assessment regarding the number of authorities which have banned these vehicles or of the effect of such policies has been made by the Department for Transport. Decisions on all aspects of traffic management policy and the promotion of road safety for cyclists are the responsibility of local traffic authorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:39:19.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:39:19.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
386471
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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 Mohamed Nasheed 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 any United Kingdom funding or other resources are being used for the benefit of the former President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
star this property uin HL966 more like this
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star this property answer text We are not providing any funding or resources for the benefit of former President Nasheed. Officials from our High Commission in Colombo continue to raise his case with the Maldivian government, as has the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), who both met Mr Nasheed’s wife and representatives of his legal team on 24 June. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:49:40.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:49:40.753Z
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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 Lord Naseby more like this
386466
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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 Syria: Armed Conflict 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 measures the United Kingdom is taking in the UN Security Council to give effect to the statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 25 June that "There can be no impunity; we must hunt these people down, and Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court" (HL Deb, col 1663). more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL961 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Last year the UK co-sponsored a UN Security Council resolution to refer all those responsible for war-crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria, regardless of affiliation, to the International Criminal Court. This was an opportunity for the world to stand up for justice for the Syrian people. Russia and China chose to veto this resolution. <br><br>We have a long-standing commitment to accountability for human rights violations and abuses - this will not alter. We continue to support the UN Commission of Inquiry’s investigations into human rights violations and abuses in Syria. In partnership with other donor countries, we have funded the collection of documentary evidence so that in the future those responsible for heinous acts will be held to account. <br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:23:09.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:23:09.803Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386465
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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: Refugees 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 countries neighbouring Syria to ensure that borders remain open to refugees fleeing conflict and persecution; how many refugees are currently living in those countries; and what further assistance they plan to give those countries to help them deal with refugees. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL960 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Syria’s neighbours have been generous in welcoming huge numbers of refugees, but tighter border restrictions are making it increasingly difficult for people to leave Syria. We hold regular discussions with host governments on this issue, and support UN refugee agencies UNHCR and UNRWA in their advocacy. There are over 3.9 million Syrian refugees in the region, including over 1.7 million in Turkey, over 1.1 million in Lebanon, and over 629,000 in Jordan. There are also 560,000 Palestinian refugees registered in Syria and thousands more in neighbouring countries, including many who have fled Syria. Whilst addressing the immediate needs of refugees and vulnerable members of host communities, UK aid is also supporting their longer term resilience and stability through funding to Lebanese and Jordanian municipalities for the running of essential public services, such as education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:28:42.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:28:42.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386464
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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: International Assistance 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 the UN acts to deliver securely aid to Syria for longer periods of time, and to ensure that such aid reaches more civilians in need, in accordance with UN Security Council Regulations 2165 and 2191. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK co-sponsored Security Council Resolutions 2165 and 2191, enabling the UN to deliver cross-border aid without the consent of the Syrian regime. We continue to call on all sides to the conflict to ensure free, unimpeded access for neutral and impartial humanitarian agencies to provide vital assistance to those in need. We worked hard to mobilise funding from other donors ahead of the third Kuwait Pledging Conference in March, which raised $3.6 billion, and we work alongside the UN to maintain momentum on fundraising longer-term. We also provide long term funding to our partners so they can plan ahead, and encourage on other donors to do the same.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:28:44.787Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:28:44.787Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386461
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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 United Arab Emirates: Political Prisoners 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 have raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates about allegations by Amnesty International of the torture of political prisoners in the United Arab Emirates. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL956 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the allegations made by Amnesty International. The British Government’s policy is clear – we do not participate in, solicit, encourage or condone the use of torture or mistreatment for any purpose. Our bilateral relationship with the United Arab Emirates allows us to discuss a broad range of issues, including human rights. Where we have concerns we make these clear to Emirati authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:03:09.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:03:09.893Z
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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 Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
386449
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Officers more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 June (HL436), what is the average age of an Army Reserve commissioned officer. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL944 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2015, the average age of an Army Reserve commissioned officer is 44.</p><p>More information about the age profile of the Reserve Force may be found in the annual National Statistics publication 'UK Reserve Forces and Cadets', located at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strength-of-the-uk, which is attached for ease of reference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:42:32.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:42:32.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name 20150615_TSP7Apr15-O.pdf more like this
star this property title TSP 7 UK Reserve Forces and Cadets more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this