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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Syrian refugees are being refused entry to Jordan; whether they have any information about the situation of any such people; and whether they will make the necessary representations to enhance their well-being. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2221 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government has raised the reports of Syrian refugees stranded at their border with the Jordanian authorities. While we respect the rights of the Jordanians to control their border and protect entry against extremists and terrorists, we have stressed the humanitarian imperative that vulnerable people are protected and given refuge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100034
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the formulation of United Nations guidance on the application of human rights law to drone use. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL2240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that international law on the use of military force is absolutely clear. There must be a lawful basis for such force to be used and activities must be conducted in accordance with the law of war or international humanitarian law. This is as true when considering the possible use of remotely piloted aircraft systems as it is with any other military asset or weapon. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are a relatively new military asset, and their use, whether armed or unarmed, will continue to evolve. However, the existing international legal framework is clear and robust; and, as with any other weapons system, it is fully capable of governing their use. We do not need to rewrite the laws of war in order to be confident that, when used in such lawful circumstances, remotely piloted aircraft systems operate in the same legal environment as other military means. We have set this position out previously including at the UN Human Rights Council in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
100070
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 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 discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan concerning the relationship between blasphemy laws there and that country's human rights commitments, particularly in the light of the Lahore High Court’s decision to uphold the death penalty passed against Asia Bibi. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2276 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise at the highest levels Pakistan’s human rights commitments including the misuse of blasphemy laws both against Muslims and against religious minorities. We are concerned to hear about the case of Asia Bibi and reports that a court has upheld the imposition of the death penalty. We have consistently pressed the Government of Pakistan on the issue of the death penalty and expressed our principled opposition to it in all cases and we will ensure that we continue to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:42:19.6906255Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:42:19.6906255Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
92416
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star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading RFA Argus 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 is the state of readiness of RFA Argus; how many patients she can carry; and whether there are plans to deploy her to the Mediterranean for humanitarian tasks or for rescuing endangered boat-people. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1978 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>We do not release information on the readiness levels of our units, on grounds of safeguarding national security. As an integral component of the Government's response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, RFA Argus was recently deployed to Sierra Leone as an aviation support ship with three Merlin helicopters embarked. RFA Argus also has the capacity for a 100 bed medical facility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:46:01.936298Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:46:01.936298Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
93418
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Ministers: Conduct 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 Northover on 18 August (HL1666), which section of the Ministerial Code deals with the expression of personal views which are not Government policy whilst answering questions at the despatch box. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL2084 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble peer to the answer I gave on 26 September, <em>Official Report</em>, Column WA514.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:52.8213072Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:52.8213072Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
93426
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Foreign Nationals 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 has been the total annual cost of imprisoning foreign national offenders in United Kingdom prisons in each of the last four calendar years. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2092 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not calculate separately the annual cost of imprisoning foreign nationals in England and Wales. NOMS does not analyse cost by prisoner nationality, as costs recorded on the NOMS central accounting system do not allow identification of costs attributable to holding individual prisoners.</p><p>All prison costs for Scotland and Northern Ireland are a devolved matter and the responsibility of the relevant Minister.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:19:53.2722585Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:19:53.2722585Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
93690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Meat 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 much meat from animals killed by the halal method was purchased for the United Kingdom military whilst serving in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2119 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence (MOD) personnel in the UK and permanent bases overseas are served through a number of catering, retail, leisure and other multi-activity contracts. Halal meat is purchased under these arrangements but information on the volume procured is not held by the MOD.</p><p> </p><p>Armed Forces personnel serving on operations, exercises and HM ships and submarines, are catered for under a single food supply contract with Purple Foodservice Solutions Ltd (PFS). The PFS contract includes the provision of Operational Ration Packs (ORPs). Individual 24 hour ORPs are available in 60 different menus, of which 10 are halal.</p><p> </p><p>All food procured for MOD personnel must comply with MOD food quality standards. These standards comply with all UK and EU production standards, Farm Assurance or equivalent. This includes the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which covers Halal slaughter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2120 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:04:19.4556998Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:04:19.4556998Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
93691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Meat 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 United Kingdom military ration packs contain meat from animals killed by the halal method. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2120 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence (MOD) personnel in the UK and permanent bases overseas are served through a number of catering, retail, leisure and other multi-activity contracts. Halal meat is purchased under these arrangements but information on the volume procured is not held by the MOD.</p><p> </p><p>Armed Forces personnel serving on operations, exercises and HM ships and submarines, are catered for under a single food supply contract with Purple Foodservice Solutions Ltd (PFS). The PFS contract includes the provision of Operational Ration Packs (ORPs). Individual 24 hour ORPs are available in 60 different menus, of which 10 are halal.</p><p> </p><p>All food procured for MOD personnel must comply with MOD food quality standards. These standards comply with all UK and EU production standards, Farm Assurance or equivalent. This includes the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which covers Halal slaughter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2119 more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:04:20.5787994Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:04:20.5787994Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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497
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
99965
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Iraq 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 is their assessment of Amnesty International's report <i>Absolute Impunity: Militia Rule in Iraq</i> and its account of retaliatory attacks against IS by Shi’a militias in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text We have received reports from Amnesty International and others that Shia Militias have committed human rights abuses against Sunni Muslims in Iraq. The UK strongly condemns the persecution of communities on the basis of their religion, belief or ethnicity. We welcome the commitments made by Prime Minister al-Abadi to reorganising the Iraqi Security Forces, integrating volunteer civilian fighters and dissolving militia groups. He has stressed the importance of bringing arms under State supervision in order to prevent abuses by armed civilians. The UK fully supports the Iraqi government in this as well as its efforts to uphold the rule of law and bring those responsible for all violations and abuses of human rights to justice. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:41:06.9924932Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:41:06.9924932Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
99974
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 Bahrain more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call on the government of Bahrain to drop charges against Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al Khawaja for the expression of political views. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2189 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text Our Ambassador to Bahrain has raised both cases with the Government of Bahrain and emphasised the importance of ensuring that due legal process is respected and international norms of justice adhered to. We will continue to monitor both cases closely. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:58:58.6630034Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:58:58.6630034Z
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3474
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 Avebury more like this