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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of the average claim for tax credit made by people who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 198956 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The following table is based on finalised tax credits administrative data for each financial year. The latest data available are 2012-13.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Tax Year</p></td><td> </td><td colspan="3"><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'in work'</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Average tax credit award for households who are classified as 'out of work'</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as self employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as employed only</p></td><td><p>Households who are classified as both employed and self employed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£4,700</p></td><td><p>£6,500</p></td><td><p>£3,300</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£5,000</p></td><td><p>£6,800</p></td><td><p>£3,700</p></td><td><p>£4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£5,200</p></td><td><p>£6,900</p></td><td><p>£3,900</p></td><td><p>£4,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£5,600</p></td><td><p>£7,200</p></td><td><p>£4,500</p></td><td><p>£4,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£6,000</p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">7,600</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>7,500</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">6,300</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>6,200</ins></ins></p></td><td><p>£<del class="ministerial">6,400</del> <ins class="ministerial"><ins>6,000</ins></ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures have been rounded to the nearest £100.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The increase in average tax credit awards in 2012-13 can largely be explained by the removal of the ‘Second Income Threshold’ in April 2012. This policy removed a number of higher income households from the tax credit population. As higher income households generally have lower tax credits awards, the effect of removing these households increases the average award.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T09:38:55.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T09:38:55.88Z
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less than 2015-03-24T12:39:18.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T12:39:18.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Morgan of Cotes more like this
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4031
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
57536
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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 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 proportion of the resources for projects under the Human Rights and Democracy Programme were allocated to the area of freedom of religion and belief in 2013. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL9 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>In the 2013-14 financial year the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) received 218 proposals for funding. Seventeen of these proposals were for work associated with Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB), representing 7.8% of proposals received. Six projects were ultimately funded, to the value of £214,029. This represents 3.3% of the total resource available.</p><p>The programme is keen to see more good quality project bids on this theme in future bidding rounds, and have actively encouraged more quality bids for the 2014-15 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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HL10 more like this
HL11 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.0448765Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.0448765Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
57537
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Religious Freedom more like this
unstar 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 applications they received for funding under the Human Rights and Democracy Programme in 2013 for work associated with freedom of religion or belief. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL10 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>In the 2013-14 financial year the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) received 218 proposals for funding. Seventeen of these proposals were for work associated with Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB), representing 7.8% of proposals received. Six projects were ultimately funded, to the value of £214,029. This represents 3.3% of the total resource available.</p><p>The programme is keen to see more good quality project bids on this theme in future bidding rounds, and have actively encouraged more quality bids for the 2014-15 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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HL11 more like this
HL9 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.1411847Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:30:45.1411847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
57538
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Religious Freedom more like this
unstar 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 for how many projects they provided funding under the Human Rights and Democracy Programme in 2013 for work associated with freedom of religion and belief. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL11 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>In the 2013-14 financial year the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) received 218 proposals for funding. Seventeen of these proposals were for work associated with Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB), representing 7.8% of proposals received. Six projects were ultimately funded, to the value of £214,029. This represents 3.3% of the total resource available.</p><p>The programme is keen to see more good quality project bids on this theme in future bidding rounds, and have actively encouraged more quality bids for the 2014-15 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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HL10 more like this
HL9 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:30:44.2917692Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:30:44.2917692Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4266
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
57543
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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 Sri Lanka 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 assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka; and what recent discussions they have had with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka of 27 March. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the human rights situation in Sri Lanka especially in the North. Our concerns include the continued intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists, attacks on religious minorities, and the protection of the right to freedom of expression and opinion.</p><p>Through our Mission in Geneva, we maintain regular contact with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Following the adoption of the resolution, we are engaging with international partners to ensure the implementation of the resolution's international investigation into violations of international law by both sides during Sri Lanka's conflict. We believe that progress on accountability, human rights and reconciliation is important in establishing enduring peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. Such progress will ensure Sri Lanka can reach its full potential as a strong and prosperous nation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T15:55:38.2453193Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T15:55:38.2453193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
57551
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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 Diplomatic Service 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 proportion of Muslims in senior positions in British diplomatic missions abroad. more like this
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Lord Patel of Blackburn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its employees. The FCO's management information system shows that, out of the 246 Senior Management positions overseas, 80 members of staff have declared their religion. Of these, three are Muslim, which corresponds to 3.75% of those who declared and 1.22% of the overall total.</p><p> </p><p>All FCO UK based staff are asked to provide diversity information about their ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation and religion or belief. Supplying this data is voluntary. The FCO is working to improve diversity declaration rates by staff, including for religion and belief, and as part of this effort a three month campaign titled “Why Should I Tell You” was run between November 2013 and January 2014 to encourage staff to provide their diversity information. Over this period declaration rates for religion and belief increased from 31 to 35%.</p><p> </p><p>The FCO launched the Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) Campaign in Summer 2013 aimed at the recruitment, progression and development of BME staff. The campaign aims to improve young people's understanding of the organisation and to encourage more applications to our fast stream, particularly from BME communities. It also includes a leadership programme for high performing BME staff to prepare them for senior management and other targeted career development courses, mentoring and coaching. The initial results have been very encouraging.</p><p> </p><p>The FCO publishes an annual Equality Report which provides information about the diversity and makeup of our staff, as required by the Equality Act 2010. The 2014 report can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/diversity-and-equality-report-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/diversity-and-equality-report-2014</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:33:34.5617992Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:33:34.5617992Z
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2526
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patel of Blackburn more like this
57574
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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
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent stonings in Pakistan; and what steps they will take to ensure that the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter are being upheld in that country. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL47 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), made a statement on 29 May urging the Government of Pakistan to do all in its power to eradicate honour killings and calling on the Pakistani authorities to investigate fully the murder of Farzana Parveen. We continue to urge the Pakistan government to bring the perpetrators to justice. I am pleased that Prime Minister Sharif condemned the murder and immediately demanded action.</p><p> </p><p>Pakistan is included as a “country of concern” in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Human Rights Report and we regularly raise the subject of human rights for all Pakistan's citizens with the Pakistani government. We continue to encourage Pakistan and all Commonwealth countries to uphold the values as set out in the Commonwealth Charter signed in 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T13:35:50.8015007Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T13:35:50.8015007Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
57575
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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 India 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 recent hangings in India; and what steps they will take to ensure that the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter are being upheld in that country. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL48 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), expressed his concern about the recent gang rape and death of the two girls in Budaun on 28 May.</p><p>We are committed to working with the Government of India and international partners to address the problem of gender-based violence, human trafficking and child exploitation in India. Through the Department for International Development (DFID) programme, the UK supports measures in India's 120 poorest districts to promote the empowerment and access to benefits and services of excluded groups. DFID India also provides support to national and state governments in India which includes helping girls to complete basic education and further tackling violence against women and girls. We will continue with work with the government of India on this important issue, and continue to encourage all Commonwealth countries to uphold the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T15:54:55.7035169Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T15:54:55.7035169Z
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3839
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
57582
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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 South Sudan 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 efforts are being made to ensure that in South Sudan there is full co-operation with investigations into violations of human rights and humanitarian law. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL55 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the scale of human rights violations and abuses in South Sudan since the start of the conflict in December. We have consistently stressed to all parties in the conflict the importance of thorough investigation into atrocities and the key role that accountability will play in the reconciliation and peace building process. We welcome the timely reporting of the South Sudan Human Rights Commission and the UN Human Rights division and support the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan in their investigations into the events of the last six months. My Hon Friend, the Member for Boston and Skegness (Mark Simmonds MP), the Minister for Africa, along with senior officials, has emphasised to South Sudanese Ministers the importance of full cooperation with these investigations. We will also pursue, during the 26th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) this month, the creation of a formal HRC mandate to strengthen and enhance efforts in this area.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T11:05:53.7549277Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T11:05:53.7549277Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57584
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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 Lord's Resistance Army 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 the reports that Joseph Kony and senior members of the Lords Resistance Army are hiding in a Sudanese-controlled area of a disputed enclave bordering the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL57 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>We have not been able to assess the veracity of reports that Joseph Kony and senior members of the Lords Resistance Army are hiding in a Sudanese-controlled area of a disputed enclave bordering the Central African Republic. However, we are aware of reports that local authorities in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) have been in contact with a contingent of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who have expressed an interest in surrendering.</p><p>The British Government condemns in the strongest possible terms the atrocities carried out by the LRA. Although much reduced in numbers, the LRA remains an unprincipled, violent threat to civilians in the heart of Africa. The UK has consistently promoted a co-ordinated regional and international approach to defeating the LRA. We continue to encourage the UN and African Union to implement their counter-LRA strategies in full and bring Kony to justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T11:05:14.9683278Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T11:05:14.9683278Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this