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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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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Iraq: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether driving Daesh out of Iraq would be a final military victory. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property answer text <p>ISIL must be defeated both in Iraq and Syria. This will take time and patience but it is a fight we must win. We are also clear that it cannot be achieved by military action alone which is why the UK supports inclusive governance in Iraq and political transition in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
386883
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of their 2020 carbon emissions reduction target they intend to achieve through the development of thermal heating capacity in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Climate Change Act (2008) requires the Government to set legally binding ‘carbon budgets’ to meet the objective of reducing emissions by at least 80% in 2050 from 1990 levels. The Act requires that the UK’s emissions in the third carbon budget period, which covers 2020, are at least 34% below the 1990 baseline for emissions.</p><p>The Government has not set specific targets for how much of the emissions reductions required for each carbon budget should come from different emissions sources, for example heat, electricity or transport. This is to provide sufficient flexibility to ensure carbon savings are delivered across the economy in the most cost effective way.</p><p>However, DECC does produce projections of UK emissions that account for the impact of Government policies. The last projections published in September 2014 [1] showed that the UK was on track to meet the second (2013-17) and third (2018-22) budgets having already met the first carbon budget (2008-12).</p><p>In 2020, policies [2] which drive improvements in energy efficiency (across all sectors) are projected to contribute 61% of the total reduction in emissions and policies influencing the uptake of low-carbon heat technologies are projected to contribute 5%. Other policies such as Building Regulations also support the reduction of heat emissions from buildings for example through the requirement to install a condensing boiler in most cases when a boiler needs to be replaced.</p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> Updated Energy and Emissions Projections: 2014 (DECC)</em></p><p><strong><em> [</em></strong><strong><em>2]</em></strong><em> Source: Annex D of the Updated Energy and Emissions Projections (EEP): 2014 (DECC). Based on all policies listed in EEP, including those introduced before as well as after the publication of the Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP) 2009</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL991 more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:31:57.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:31:57.56Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386882
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of their 2020 carbon emissions reduction target they intend to achieve through energy efficiency measures. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL991 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Climate Change Act (2008) requires the Government to set legally binding ‘carbon budgets’ to meet the objective of reducing emissions by at least 80% in 2050 from 1990 levels. The Act requires that the UK’s emissions in the third carbon budget period, which covers 2020, are at least 34% below the 1990 baseline for emissions.</p><p>The Government has not set specific targets for how much of the emissions reductions required for each carbon budget should come from different emissions sources, for example heat, electricity or transport. This is to provide sufficient flexibility to ensure carbon savings are delivered across the economy in the most cost effective way.</p><p>However, DECC does produce projections of UK emissions that account for the impact of Government policies. The last projections published in September 2014 [1] showed that the UK was on track to meet the second (2013-17) and third (2018-22) budgets having already met the first carbon budget (2008-12).</p><p>In 2020, policies [2] which drive improvements in energy efficiency (across all sectors) are projected to contribute 61% of the total reduction in emissions and policies influencing the uptake of low-carbon heat technologies are projected to contribute 5%. Other policies such as Building Regulations also support the reduction of heat emissions from buildings for example through the requirement to install a condensing boiler in most cases when a boiler needs to be replaced.</p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> Updated Energy and Emissions Projections: 2014 (DECC)</em></p><p><strong><em> [</em></strong><strong><em>2]</em></strong><em> Source: Annex D of the Updated Energy and Emissions Projections (EEP): 2014 (DECC). Based on all policies listed in EEP, including those introduced before as well as after the publication of the Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP) 2009</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL992 more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:31:57.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:31:57.44Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
386878
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Turkey: LGBT People more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Turkey about the use of water cannons and tear gas on participants at the gay pride celebrations in Istanbul. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL987 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise human rights issues and the need to allow freedom of expression as part of our ongoing dialogue with the Turkish government. As part of this dialogue, we continue to urge the Turkish authorities to exercise restraint and respond proportionately to public demonstrations. <br><br>We strongly encourage Turkey to continue work towards the full protection of fundamental rights, especially in the areas of minority rights and freedom of expression. Further sustained work is needed to meet EU standards on the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. But we do welcome progress made, including the ruling of Turkey’s Constitutional Court finding hate speech on the grounds of sexual orientation to constitute a criminal offence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:59:50.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:59:50.677Z
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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 Scriven more like this
386485
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Radicalism: Social Media more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to prevent online social media platforms such as Twitter being used by terrorist organisations such as ISIS to spread propaganda and to radicalise and recruit vulnerable Europeans. more like this
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Lord Balfe more like this
star this property uin HL980 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are working with responsible social media companies to take robust action against terrorist material from groups like ISIL. Since 2010, over 95,000 pieces of terrorist-related material have been removed at the request of the dedicated Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit.</p><p>We are also working with Europol and other EU member states to set up an EU-Internet Referral Unit, based on the British model – this is now up and running in pilot form and will assist with the volumes of terrorist and extremist content online, in a number of European languages.</p><p>We want industry to go further and see them employ a zero tolerance approach to terrorist activity on their networks. We will continue encouraging companies to produce industry standards for the identification, removal and referral of terrorist activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:01:29.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:01:29.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4302
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Balfe more like this
386125
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Veterans more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on meeting obligations to veterans in accordance with the Military Covenant. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL924 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The majority of service-leavers make a successful transition into civilian life, due in no small part to the ethos and skills they develop during their Service careers. For those who struggle, the Government is committed to ensuring they receive the support they need and are treated with the dignity they deserve.</p><p> </p><p>One of the key tenets of the Covenant is that the Armed Forces community should, in some cases, be afforded special consideration. That is why, subject to clinical need, veterans receive priority care from NHS England and in the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>Over the past five years we have allocated £40 million to support veterans with accommodation needs. In addition, the Chancellor announced in March that a new £25 million fund would be set up, to which charities can apply to assist our elderly veterans. These are the people to whom our nation turned at the most perilous moments in our history, and it is absolutely right that we recognise their needs now.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:10:02.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:10:02.26Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
386119
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Shipping: Exhaust Emissions 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
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which agencies are responsible for monitoring and enforcing regulations on the levels of sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide or ozone concentrations in emissions of ships in United Kingdom waters. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible for monitoring and enforcing regulations on atmospheric emissions from ships.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no regulations in place, or in preparation, relating to emissions of ozone from ships.</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 2015-07-07T10:39:39.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T10:39:39.033Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
386106
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Syria more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken to prevent states or other agents sending funds and arms to the parties to the conflict in Syria, in particular those who are guilty or suspected of war crimes and grave human rights abuses; and what further action they plan to take. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK does not supply weapons to anyone in Syria, and we have played a major role in trying to prevent both the regime and extremists in Syria from acquiring weapons. <br><br>UN sanctions require that no states, groups or individuals may make available arms or funds to designated groups or individuals. In February 2015 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2199, which the British Government co-sponsored. UNSCR 2199 specifically targets the fund raising methods used by Al-Qaida and its affiliates operating in Syria and Iraq. <br><br>The UK is also at the forefront of efforts to broaden the EU Syria sanctions regime, which limits the regime's access to funding. This year the EU has listed 24 new Syrian regime ministers who are jointly responsible for the regime’s reprehensible policies. There are several EU-Syria trade embargoes currently in place, including prohibiting exportation of chemical weapons (and precursors) and luxury goods to Syria, importation of oil from Syria and access to EU financial institutions. <br><br>We will work hard to sustain these efforts.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:56:25.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:56:25.127Z
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3474
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
386083
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Gaza more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed the recent UN report on Operation Protective Edge with the government of Israel; and if not, whether they intend to do so. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL882 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv had meetings on 29 and 30 June with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry Gaza report was discussed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:56:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:56:55.02Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
386081
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Gaza: Ports more like this
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25277
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European partners concerning the case for mediating an agreement on international supervision of the Port of Gaza; and what assessment they have made of the difficulties that stand in the way of such an agreement. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The EU, with UK encouragement, has looked at a number of options for how it can encourage an easing of movement and access into and out of Gaza. This includes the possibility of EU assistance in establishing a sea-link from Gaza to another international port, currently envisaged in Cyprus. The difficulty that stands in the way is the remaining need for all parties to reach an agreement that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict in Gaza. This should ensure that Hamas and other militant groups permanently end rocket fire and other attacks against Israel; the Palestinian Authority resumes control of Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and Israel eases movement and access restrictions to allow the Gazan economy to grow.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:58:22Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:58:22Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this