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registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Marriage more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce a measure enabling civil partners to marry. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
uin HL7 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
answer text <p> </p><p>Section 9 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 provides that civil partners may convert their civil partnership into marriage under regulations to be made by my Right Honourable friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Her Majesty's Government is working hard to ensure that couples wanting to convert their civil partnerships into marriages are able to do so as soon as possible. The aim is to do this before the end of 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-06-17T13:18:19.8348924Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T13:18:19.8348924Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
2037
label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
57579
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Central African Republic more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of refugees in the Central African Republic. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
uin HL52 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL53 more like this
HL54 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.3503534Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.3503534Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
3895
label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57580
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Central African Republic more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the long-term impact of the conflict in the Central African Republic on education there, particularly of girls, on higher education, and on the use of schools for military purposes. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
uin HL53 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL52 more like this
HL54 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.4315562Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.4315562Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
3895
label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57581
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Central African Republic more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with the African Union on efforts to address the situation in the Central African Republic. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
uin HL54 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Northover remove filter
grouped question UIN
HL52 more like this
HL53 more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-16T15:49:29.8362268Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:29.8362268Z
answering member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
tabling member
3895
label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this