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1141948
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Tigers: Hunting 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 plans they have, if any, to ban the importation of tiger trophies to the UK. more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL17492 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the conservation of endangered species seriously, with imports of hunting trophies into the UK subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has adopted stricter national measures for three species, including tigers, than those set out in CITES and in European legislation. The import and export of live wild taken specimens and tiger parts and derivatives, including hunting trophies, is banned.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also continuing to work hard on the international stage to agree tough, transparent, global standards on trophy hunting to make sure hunting safeguards are of the highest standard and there is no impact on the sustainability of the species concerned. We will continue to discuss this with other countries.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hosted a stakeholder roundtable in May to hear views from all sides of the debate surrounding trophy hunting. Those discussions continue and we are actively reviewing our position on this important issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17493 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:40:37.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:40:37.673Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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802
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1141949
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Hunting 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 plans they have to ban the importation of big-game trophies to the UK; and if they have any such plans, when they intend to publish their proposals to implement such a ban. more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL17493 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the conservation of endangered species seriously, with imports of hunting trophies into the UK subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has adopted stricter national measures for three species, including tigers, than those set out in CITES and in European legislation. The import and export of live wild taken specimens and tiger parts and derivatives, including hunting trophies, is banned.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is also continuing to work hard on the international stage to agree tough, transparent, global standards on trophy hunting to make sure hunting safeguards are of the highest standard and there is no impact on the sustainability of the species concerned. We will continue to discuss this with other countries.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hosted a stakeholder roundtable in May to hear views from all sides of the debate surrounding trophy hunting. Those discussions continue and we are actively reviewing our position on this important issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17492 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:40:37.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:40:37.627Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
unstar this property tabling member
802
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1144063
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation 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 plans they have to ensure that employers use at least half of their apprenticeship levy spend on new starters. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17551 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17552 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.167Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144064
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation 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 plans they have to ensure that employers use at least half of their apprenticeship levy spend on apprentices who are under 30 years of age. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17552 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17551 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.217Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144065
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the effectiveness, and (2) the fairness of the current system of business rates; and what plans they have to change the current system. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17553 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Business rates currently raise £25 billion per year in England, and are an important source of funding for key local services such as adult social care and children’s services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government concluded a fundamental review of business rates in 2016, and respondents agreed that property based taxes were easy to collect, difficult to avoid, relatively stable and clearly linked with local authority spending.</p><p> </p><p>In line with stakeholder responses, the Government therefore decided to keep business rates as a property tax.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:38:36.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:38:36.067Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144066
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates: Retail Trade 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 plans they have to reduce the 25 per cent contribution that the retail sector currently makes to business rates receipts. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17554 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken repeated action to reduce the burden of business rates for all ratepayers including retailers. The Government’s Plan for the High Street announced at Budget 2018 provides £1 billion of upfront support through a new retail discount, cutting retailers’ business rates bills by a third for two years from 1 April 2019 subject to eligibility.</p><p> </p><p>Reforms and reliefs announced since Budget 2016 are reducing business rates by more than £13 billion over the next five years. This includes switching from RPI to CPI indexation, increasing the threshold for the standard multiplier to £51,000 and doubling the threshold for Small Business Rate Relief, meaning 675,000 of the smallest businesses pay no business rates at all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:40:28.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:40:28.663Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144067
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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 Earl Howe on 1 November 2018 (HL10924), how the strength of the UK Armed Forces has changed since that answer; and what action they plan to take to meet the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2020 targets. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Since Earl Howe’s Written Answer on 1 November 2018, the Trained Strength of the Armed Forces has dropped from 139,788 on 1 July 2018 to 137,409 on 1 July 2019.</p><p> </p><p>It remains a priority for each Service to meet the target for Armed Forces personnel strength in 2020, and there are a range of measures both already in progress and in the pipeline to improve the position. These include the introduction of the Armed Forces People Programme to modernise aspects of the employment offer, including scope for flexible working and the Future Accommodation Model.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in Table 3a of the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:57.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:57.097Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144068
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Origin Marking 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 current (1) protected designation of origin, (2) protected geographical indication, and (3) traditional specialities guaranteed, schemes for products will be enforceable after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL17556 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:32:29.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:32:29.283Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144071
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Eritrea: Politics and Government 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 recent representations they have made to the government of Eritrea about (1) ending indefinite conscription, and (2) parliamentarians who have been detained since 2001; and what additional aid, if any, was allocated to Eritrea as a result of international sanctions being lifted. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17559 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:22.097Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1144072
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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 action they are taking to secure the support of Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode should China resile on its commitment to one country, two systems. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17560 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.943Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this