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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 Financial Services: Islam more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of using sukuk to finance infrastructure projects; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 277781 more like this
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star this property answer text The proceeds from the Sukuk, like the proceeds from the wider gilt programme, flow into the consolidated fund. This is used for general expenditure, including expenditure on infrastructure. The government considers the core gilt program rather than the Sukuk to be the most cost-effective way of raising money for expenditure, including that of infrastructure projects. The main purpose behind the decision to issue a second Sukuk is to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the UK being the Western hub for Islamic finance, whilst also providing high-quality liquid assets to UK-based Islamic banks. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277616 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1139321
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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 Financial Services: Islam 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of using Islamic financial certificates, sukuk to finance infrastructure projects without adding to Government debt on the public sector balance sheet; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 277616 more like this
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star this property answer text The proceeds from the Sukuk, like the proceeds from the wider gilt programme, flow into the consolidated fund. This is used for general expenditure, including expenditure on infrastructure. The government considers the core gilt program rather than the Sukuk to be the most cost-effective way of raising money for expenditure, including that of infrastructure projects. The main purpose behind the decision to issue a second Sukuk is to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the UK being the Western hub for Islamic finance, whilst also providing high-quality liquid assets to UK-based Islamic banks. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 277781 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:01:35.697Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1139905
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme 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 the Secretary of State for Justice, what total Government expenditure on legal aid has been since 1989 in (a) nominal and (b) real terms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 278557 more like this
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star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The tables below show total Government expenditure on legal aid between 2005-6 and 2018-19 in nominal and real terms The information requested is not available for the period prior to 2005-6 as each series is presented as far back in time as it can be produced on a basis that is comparable with the most recent figures. Beyond this, measures of overall expenditure may not be directly comparable because the way legal aid is administered and public money is managed and accounted for have changed. In February, the government published the Legal Support Action Plan which committed to a number of changes to legal aid, including improving the Exceptional Case Funding scheme, expanding the scope of legal aid to all special guardianship orders in private family law, and removing the means test for those with parental responsibility who wish to oppose adoption and placement orders. In addition, we are reviewing the legal aid means testing framework to ensure that those who need legal aid are able to access it into the future. The Ministry of Justice, aims to complete the review by Summer 2020. <strong>RDEL - nominal terms (£m)</strong> <table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial<br> Year</strong></p></td><td><p>Criminal legal aid</p></td><td><p>Civil <br> legal aid</p></td><td><p>Central Funds</p></td><td><p><strong>Total <br> legal aid</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>843</p></td><td><p>69</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,112 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>1,190</p></td><td><p>777</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,020 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>1,203</p></td><td><p>824</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,092 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>1,172</p></td><td><p>903</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,148 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>1,101</p></td><td><p>961</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,150 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>1,175</p></td><td><p>1,026</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,279 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1,115</p></td><td><p>966</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,182 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>995</p></td><td><p>946</p></td><td><p>98</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,039 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>967</p></td><td><p>825</p></td><td><p>81</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,873 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>889</p></td><td><p>685</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,637 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>861</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,511 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>863</p></td><td><p>646</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,554 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>891</p></td><td><p>678</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,619 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>879</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,657 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><strong>RDEL - real terms (2018-19 prices) (£m)</strong><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial<br> Year</strong></p></td><td><p>Criminal legal aid</p></td><td><p>Civil <br> legal aid</p></td><td><p>Central <br> Funds</p></td><td><p><strong>Total <br> legal aid</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1,534</p></td><td><p>1,077</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,699 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>1,478</p></td><td><p>965</p></td><td><p>65</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,508 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>1,458</p></td><td><p>998</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,535 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>1,382</p></td><td><p>1,065</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,534 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>1,280</p></td><td><p>1,117</p></td><td><p>103</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,500 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>1,342</p></td><td><p>1,171</p></td><td><p>89</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,602 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>1,257</p></td><td><p>1,088</p></td><td><p>113</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,458 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,045</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,252 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>1,048</p></td><td><p>895</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p><strong> 2,031 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>952</p></td><td><p>734</p></td><td><p>67</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,753 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>915</p></td><td><p>638</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,605 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>897</p></td><td><p>671</p></td><td><p>47</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,614 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>908</p></td><td><p>691</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,649 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>879</p></td><td><p>731</p></td><td><p>48</p></td><td><p><strong> 1,657 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>Note: 2018 - 19 prices are based on the deflator series published by the ONS on 28 June 2019. RDEL (Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit) is current expenditure from within the annual Departmental Expenditure Limits that are set by the Treasury for each government department, and is used in the MoJ and LAA Annual Report &amp; Accounts. It aims to measure the value of all work carried out in each period, regardless of whether it is on cases that have finished. RDEL excludes AME (hence so do the budgeting measures shown in the table). AME (Annually-Managed Expenditure) broadly covers unpredictable or uncontrollable expenditure. In legal aid terms this is work in progress where the payment date is unknown. It can be negative for individual years. In 2013-14, responsibility for Central Funds spending transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Legal Aid Agency. From October 2014 a new administrative system has enabled these statistics to be based on the general ledger prior to accounting adjustments, and therefore from 2015-16 they are no longer identical to the RDEL figures.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:34:52.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:34:52.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1137970
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Israel: Palestinians more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following reports that Israel’s High Court of Justice refused to hear an Israeli human rights organisation's petition that Palestinian minors held in Israeli prisons should be allowed to call their parents. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17069 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​While we have not raised the specific issue, we continue to have strong concerns about continued reports of ill-treatment of Palestinian minors in Israeli military detention. We continue to make representations to the Israeli authorities on this issue and we remain committed to working with Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding Palestinian children in detention in Israel. I discussed this issue in Parliament on 8 July, and officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv last raised our concerns with the Israeli Ministry of Justice on 6 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:48:59.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:48:59.953Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
1137971
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that it allowed a settler organisation to acquire the home of a Palestinian family in Silwan, East Jerusalem, following their eviction. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17070 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​While we have not made any representations on this specific issue, we continue to be gravely concerned by the impact of demolitions and evictions on ordinary Palestinians and the impact this has on the viability of a future Palestinian state. Demolitions and evictions of Palestinians from their homes cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians; call into question Israel's commitment to a viable two-state solution; and, in all but the most exceptional of cases, are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. On 26 April the EU issued a statement, on behalf of the UK and other EU Member States, requesting that Israel reconsider the pending demolition orders in Silwan. We fund a number of projects to monitor and report on settlement expansion in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and to protect vulnerable Palestinian communities from the effects of settlement expansion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:53:07.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:53:07.053Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
1138290
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Israel: Palestinians 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 extent to which the United States-led Peace to Prosperity workshop, held in Bahrain on 25 to 26 June, has advanced efforts to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL17087 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We welcome US efforts to support the development of the Palestinian economy. It is important that economic discussions complement a political process, which is ultimately required to unlock lasting and sustainable economic growth for Palestinians and overdue peace in the region. A peace deal and the lifting of access and movement restrictions would generate the ultimate economic dividend not only for the Occupied Palestinian Territories but also for Israel, Jordan, Egypt and the wider region. The UK's longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process remains that we support a negotiated settlement leading to a two-state solution based on 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:21:35.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:21:35.193Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1137363
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Health Centres 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 July (HL16637), whether they can now provide an assessment of the impact of the government of Eritrea's enforced closure of Church-run health centres; whether staff in Eritrea have been able to visit and gather evidence of the impact of such closures on the local community; what assessment they have made of the reported deaths resulting from the closure of those facilities; and when they intend to raise this matter with (1) the government of Eritrea, and (2) the Eritrean Ambassador to the UK. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16970 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We understand that the majority of the Catholic Church managed health centres recently closed by the Eritrean Government have reopened under Ministry of Health management. Due to restrictions on travel, and with no independent media in Eritrea, it is difficult for UK Embassy staff to verify these reports themselves or the consequences of the original closures. The Eritrean Government has stated that the closures are part of a long-term plan to bring all healthcare provisions under the Government. We have raised with the Eritrean Ambassador in London and our Ambassador in Asmara has requested a meeting with the Eritrean Foreign Minister.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:53:08.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:53:08.247Z
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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
1137382
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 USA: Detention Centres more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of the United States about the case for independent inspections of detention centres for refugees and migrants held near the frontier with Mexico. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16989 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We share concerns over recent reports on the conditions faced in US detention facilities. The President signed a Bill on 1 July providing emergency funding, including humanitarian support, in part to help address those conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation, but immigration policy in the US, including the conduct and manner of independent inspections, is a matter for the US Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:56:48.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:56:48.777Z
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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 Hylton more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Iraq: Reconstruction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his Iraqi counterpart and (b) his counterpart in the Kurdistan Regional Government on security and reconstruction in Batnaya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 278548 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We regularly engage with both the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the need for security and reconstruction throughout the territories liberated from Daesh. The Prime Minister and other Ministers discussed these issues with the President of Iraq, Barham Salih, during his visit to the UK on 25-27 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:39:38.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:39:38.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Israel: Palestinians 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 reports that Israeli authorities are withholding the bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces until certain conditions have been met, including the payment of 25,000 shekels. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17067 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We have not made an assessment of this issue. We urge all sides to treat casualties and the dead with respect and urge Israel to return any bodies they are holding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:58:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:58:08.787Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this