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790412
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Visits Abroad 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 timing, and the possible impact of, a Ministerial visit to Zimbabwe and its neighbouring states to discuss UK support for political and economic stability in Zimbabwe; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3322 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Africa visited Zimbabwe on 23 and 24 November. He met with actors from across the political spectrum, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru. The UK is clear that the only way for Zimbabwe to achieve a legitimate government is through free and fair elections. We welcome President Mnangagwa's commitment to hold free and fair elections next year and we will do all we can to support a legitimate government rebuild the country, working with international and regional partners. The visit was an early opportunity to deliver these messages. Both the Foreign Secretary and the Minister for Africa are engaging with the region and other international partners on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:29:28.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:29:28.017Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
790396
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Sanctions 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, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 November (HL Deb, col 2028) that Robert Mugabe’s “followers were looting and plundering that richly endowed country”, and in the light of sanctions having previously been imposed on Robert and Grace Mugabe, why financial sanctions have not been imposed on other persons involved or connected with the Mugabe regime. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL3306 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>EU sanctions were imposed on others in the Mugabe regime in the past, but successively lifted over the years, except for Mugabe, his wife and Zimbabwe Defence Industries. There are suspended sanctions on five security chiefs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:19:41.713Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
790409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Commonwealth 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 possibility of Zimbabwe's return to the Commonwealth, and of the steps necessary to secure this. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3319 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe will need to demonstrate commitment to free and fair elections, the rule of law and independence of the judiciary, as per the Commonwealth's admission criteria. Their eventual readmittance to the Commonwealth will be a matter for all Commonwealth members to decide following a formal approach by Zimbabwe to the Commonwealth Secretariat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:21:20.85Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:21:20.85Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
790411
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Commonwealth 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 made representations to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth to support the Commonwealth's re-engagement with Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3321 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty's Government officials have clarified the process that would need to be followed for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth with the Commonwealth Secretary General on Monday 20 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:22:35.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:22:35.817Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
790410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: African Union 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 support they have offered to the African Union for its activities in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3320 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The African response to the situation in Zimbabwe is being led by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The UK supports its efforts. The Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart MP (Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border) discussed Zimbabwe with AU Chairperson Faqi on Wednesday 22 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:21:53.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:21:53.737Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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147
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng more like this
788857
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 government of Saudi Arabia in relation to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen; and to what effect. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL3166 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Addressing the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a priority for the UK and we continue to raise the issue with our regional and international partners. The Foreign Secretary has raised his concerns about the impact of the access restrictions on the humanitarian situation with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, most recently on 23 November. The Minister for the Middle East did the same with the UAE Deputy Foreign Minister on 13 November and the Saudi Foreign Minister on 21 November. The Foreign Secretary has also discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with the UN Secretary General.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:11:18.63Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:11:18.63Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3470
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
790395
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU: Referendums 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 reports of interference by Russian sources with the referendum in the UK on 23 June 2016. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL3305 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister made clear in her Mansion House speech, Russia makes aggressive use of cyber capability to mount sustained campaigns of espionage and disruption.</p><p>To date, we have not seen evidence of successful interference in UK elections or referendums. We take any allegations of interference in UK democratic processes by a foreign government extremely seriously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2017-12-04T17:13:13.327Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T17:13:13.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
790403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Student Loans Company 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 (1) performance, (2) management, and (3) governance, of the Student Loans Company; and what plans they have to review the Student Loans Company’s performance and governance structures. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL3313 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Student Loans Company’s (SLC) performance remains strong, with customer satisfaction rates for applicants currently stable at around 85%, and for borrowers in repayment at around 72%. In this academic year, SLC has processed over 1.4 million applications for student funding, and has paid out approximately £2.5 billion in maintenance funding and £2 billion in tuition fee payments to providers.</p><p> </p><p>SLC services around 1.8 million applications per year, responds to 4.5 million phone calls from borrowers and has over 6 million repaying or due to repay customers with loans totalling more than £100 billion. In addition, it has delivered a range of new products on time and successfully. This includes Post Graduate Loans and simplified Advanced Learner Loans. SLC has demonstrated significant improvements in its operational performance over the last 6 years, and last year the Company received complaints about its service from fewer than 0.1% of its customers.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the performance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is reviewed regularly by the chairman, and annually by the responsible minister. Following the recent termination of the CEO’s contract, the SLC Board, in consultation with its shareholders, has acted swiftly to appoint Peter Lauener, currently Chief Executive of the Education and Standards Funding Agency, and Institute for Apprenticeships, as Interim CEO from Monday 27 November.</p><p> </p><p>SLC’s governance performance and management is kept continually under review to ensure learners and their sponsors receive the high quality service they expect.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T17:09:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T17:09:00.937Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
790404
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Student Loans Company 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 reviews or audits of the Student Loans Company have been undertaken in the past five years; and what companies or individuals were employed to carry out those activities. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL3314 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Student Loans Company (SLC) is subject to a rigorous programme of internal and external audits through the Government Internal Audit Agency, its external auditor KPMG, and the National Audit Office (NAO). In addition, the NAO have undertaken a number of specific reviews pertaining to SLC, such as the report into Student Loan Repayments published in November 2013 and Alternative Higher Education Providers in October 2017 (see attached reports). The SLC is also within the scope of a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Education Select Committee and the Public Accounts Committee.</p><p> </p><p>The reports are published at the following addresses:</p><p><a href="https://www.nao.org.uk/press-release/student-loan-repayments/" target="_blank">https://www.nao.org.uk/press-release/student-loan-repayments/</a>.</p><p><a href="https://www.nao.org.uk/report/follow-up-on-alternative-higher-education-providers/" target="_blank">https://www.nao.org.uk/report/follow-up-on-alternative-higher-education-providers/</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL3314 - Student Loan Repayments - 201117.pdf more like this
star this property title Student Loan Repayments more like this
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star this property file name HL3314 - Follow up on alternative Higher Education Providers - 201117.pdf more like this
star this property title Follow up on alternative Higher Education Provider more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:51:30.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:51:30.447Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
790405
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Steve Lamey 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 formal complaints they received about Steve Lamey while he was Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company; how many of those complaints were upheld; and what investigations were carried out into Steve Lamey's performance as Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL3315 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Two whistleblowers raised separate allegations about Steve Lamey whilst he was Chief Executive of the Student Loans Company (SLC). Two separate independent investigations were put in place to investigate these allegations.</p><p> </p><p>The allegations raised against Steve Lamey were fully considered by SLC as his employer, in line with established SLC processes. For reasons of confidentiality there are no plans to make public the investigation reports or the detailed findings they contain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:34:30.013Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:34:30.013Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this