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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Shizam Riasat more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights and freedom of religion or belief implications of the case of the 16 year old Pakistani Christian girl Sheeza Riasat who was abducted from her parents’ home near Gujranwala, Pakistan on 12 February and forcibly converted and married; and what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about that case. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is concerned about the case of Sheeza Riasat. The Government strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>We welcome the recent decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill was recently introduced to the National Assembly.</p><p>The UK regularly raises concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including religious minorities, women and children, with the Pakistani Government. Officials at the British High Commission in Islamabad have raised the issue of forced marriage with the National Commission for Human Rights.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February, I met faith leaders to discuss issues faced by religious minorities, including the issue of forced marriage. I also raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during the same visit.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15821 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.72Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about kidnappings and forced conversions of under-age girls who are members of a religious minority; and what were the outcomes of any such representations. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15821 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is concerned about the case of Sheeza Riasat. The Government strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>We welcome the recent decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill was recently introduced to the National Assembly.</p><p>The UK regularly raises concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including religious minorities, women and children, with the Pakistani Government. Officials at the British High Commission in Islamabad have raised the issue of forced marriage with the National Commission for Human Rights.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February, I met faith leaders to discuss issues faced by religious minorities, including the issue of forced marriage. I also raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during the same visit.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15820 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.767Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127411
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 impact of Pakistani girls, who are members of a religious minority, being removed from schools by their parents as a result of the number of abductions and forced conversions on the literacy rate of girls in Pakistan; and what steps they intend to take to help resolve this problem. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15822 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>​Education is an integral part of the UK's approach to improving human rights. The education of girls continues to be a priority for UK development assistance in Pakistan. Under the Punjab Education Sector Programme, we are working with a local partner organisation to reintegrate young and adolescent girls who have left school prematurely back into mainstream schools or vocational education. Within less than a year, over 4000 girls have benefitted from this intervention so far.</p><p>The British Government supports other programmes designed to improve human rights and opportunities for women, religious minorities and marginalised groups. For example, the Department for International Development's AAWAZ II programme works with communities to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, and prevent discrimination and intolerance. It also funds interventions in support of ending child marriage.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan in February, I raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127412
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Sudan: Politics and Government 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 they have had with Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, interim Vice President of Sudan; what assessment they have made of his role in Darfur’s Janjaweed militias; and whether they have discussed his role in the Darfur genocide with officials of the International Criminal Court. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15823 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK continues to engage with a range of opposition, Transitional Military Council and members of the protest movement. As part of these interactions the British Ambassador to Khartoum met the Deputy Head of the Transitional Military Committee, Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo (&quot;Hametti&quot;), on April 15 2019 to call for: 1) steps to improve the situation in Sudan; 2) a swift move to a civilian transitional government; and 3) the release of all political detainees. The Ambassador also expressed concerns at the past role of the Rapid Support Forces. We have been consistent in public and in private that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T12:18:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:18:12.317Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127413
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Nigeria: Churches 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 that 900 churches in Nigeria have been destroyed by Boko Haram; and what assessment they have made of whether such activity is part of a campaign to eradicate Christianity in the north of that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15824 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of the statement by the Christian Association of Nigeria in January 2017 which claimed that 900 churches have been destroyed by Boko Haram since 2009. We are unable to substantiate these numbers given the challenges of obtaining precise data in north east Nigeria. Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation with a vile ideology and history of attacking civilians, both Christian and Muslim. The majority of Boko Haram's victims have been Muslims. The UK condemns attacks on civilians, including on the basis of their religious belief. The Foreign Secretary discussed the issue of freedom of religious belief and UK support to combat extremists with the Nigerian Vice President during his visit to Nigeria in April. He also met with a wide range of religious leaders to discuss how the UK can support their work to promote interfaith dialogue and long-term peace, and visited North East Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127414
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 North Korea: Food Supply more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN World Food Programme's food security anylsis, published on 3 May, which states that North Korea’s food situation is critical and is set to worsen and that South Pyongan Province faces a severe food security crisis. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15825 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Limited availability of official data from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) makes comprehensive analysis of the situation difficult. DFID is currently the fourth largest donor to the World Food Programme (WFP). DFID provides both multi-year core funding (£40 million a year) and non-core funding. WFP can use these resources to respond rapidly to food insecurity where needs are greatest. DFID continues to track and monitor humanitarian risks around the globe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:55:16.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:55:16.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127415
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Birds of Prey: Conservation 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 Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 January (HL12536), what steps they will take in response to the report Patterns of satellite tagged hen harrier disappearances suggest widespread illegal killing on British grouse moors, published in Nature Communications on 19 May, which found that hen harriers are ten times as likely to disappear over grouse moors than elsewhere and that this is the primary cause of their decline; and whether this finding will be reflected in an update to the 2016 Hen Harrier Action Plan. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL15826 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Defra and Natural England will continue working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including moorland communities, conservation organisations, police and landowners to implement the Hen Harrier Action Plan, which is kept under regular review.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is also working with the Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group on a new action plan to tackle raptor persecution, led by a senior police officer and drawing together representatives from a range of stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T11:01:46.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T11:01:46.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1127419
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading POST 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in each of the last five financial years for which data are available. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL15830 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The cost of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is shared by the House of Commons and the House of Lords on a 70:30 ratio. The cost to the House of Lords in each of the last five financial years is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£151,910</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£172,934</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£176,145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£170,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£189,342</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T15:15:05.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T15:15:05.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1127420
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 Royal Commissions 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 Royal Commissions have been established since 1989; what was the topic of each; and what recommendations of each they adopted. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL15831 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Three Royal Commissions have been established since 1989:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Royal Commission on Criminal Justice</p></li><li><p>Royal Commission on Long-term Care of the Elderly</p></li><li><p>Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Government departments will have responded to the relevant Royal Commission reports, and those responses are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:24:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:24:30.063Z
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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 Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1127421
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Bacterial Diseases 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 Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 14 May (HL15384), what assessment they have made of the number of people, with or without resistant blood stream infections, who have Carbapenem resistant E. coli-like bacteria present in their bodies; and what (1) proposed, and (2) current, initiatives there are to control the transmission of such bacteria. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL15832 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The 2018 English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance report contains information on carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) causing bloodstream infections in England. In 2017 there were 18 cases. The number of people with other infections and carriage of E. coli resistant to carbapenems is harder to ascertain as surveillance is not as uniform.</p><p>Public Health England (PHE) publishes guidance on the prevention and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (including E. coli); guidance is available for both acute and non-acute settings, copies of the <em>Toolkit for managing carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in non-acute and community settings</em> and <em>Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae</em> are attached. PHE is supporting actions outlined in the United Kingdom’s Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plan that aim to prevent and control the transmission of carbapenem-resistant bacteria, which includes reducing the number of specific drug-resistant infections in people by 10% by 2025; reducing UK antimicrobial use in humans by 15% by 2024; and adding carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative infections to the list of notifiable diseases in existing laboratory reporting systems.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name Acute_trust_toolkit_for_the_early_detection.pdf more like this
star this property title Acute trust toolkit more like this
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star this property file name CPE-Non-AcuteToolkit_CORE.pdf more like this
star this property title CPE Non Acute toolkit more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:45:10.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:45:10.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this