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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Birds of Prey: Conservation 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 plans they have to counter the unlawful killing of hen harriers. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL12536 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is very concerned about hen harrier populations, which is why we took the lead on the Hen Harrier Action Plan. This sets out what will be done to increase hen harrier populations in England and includes measures to stop illegal persecution. A copy of the plan is available on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, with strong penalties for committing offences against birds of prey and other wildlife. The Government takes wildlife crime very seriously and has identified raptor persecution as a national wildlife crime priority, focusing on hen harrier, golden eagle, goshawk, peregrine, red kite and white tailed eagle.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:42:13.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:42:13.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1036895
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Hares: Conservation 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 what plans they have to ban the shooting of hares in the breeding season. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL12537 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the Noble Lord to the written response I gave to question HL12295 on 28 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Please find the response below:</p><p> </p><p>Wildlife conservation is a devolved matter so this answer is for England only.</p><p> </p><p>The population of brown hares in England is believed to be stable. The majority of hare shooting occurs in regions where brown hares are locally abundant and leads to no long-term impact on hare populations. There is no evidence to suggest that a closed season would significantly benefit the conservation status of brown hares.</p><p> </p><p>An industry-led initiative resulted in the publication of a code of practice to protect hares in England. This provides for a voluntary close season covering the main breeding season, while allowing farmers to protect their crops from serious damage by hares.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:40:33.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:40:33.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1036906
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Shipping: Arctic 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 to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the grounding of trawler Northguider between Spitsbergen and Nordaustlandet; and what lessons they have drawn for (1) the safety of large passenger cruise ships operating in areas of poor communications and sub-zero temperatures, and (2) the rescuing of people in such conditions. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL12548 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The search and rescue and salvage response to the grounding of the Norwegian registered fishing vessel, Northguider, was coordinated by the Norwegian authorities; the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency was not involved in the response.</p><p> </p><p>The grounding occurred on 28 December 2018, and the Norwegian authorities have not provided information from any investigation of the incident. As such it would be premature to attempt to draw any conclusions on potential lessons to be learned.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:42:39.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:42:39.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1036919
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Commerce: Unfair Practices 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 will take to tackle unfair market practices by e-commerce companies that run online marketplaces; and whether they will ban such companies from selling products in which they have an equity interest. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL12561 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Consumer protection legislation prohibits traders from engaging in unfair commercial practices. The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs) prohibit traders from engaging in unfair commercial practices such as misleading actions.</p><p> </p><p>There is also legislation in place that protects consumers when buying tickets from secondary ticketing facilities which have an equity interest in the tickets being sold. For example, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 requires that, where the ticket seller is the operator of a secondary ticketing facility or a person who is employed or engaged by them, they must make this matter known to a prospective buyer.</p><p> </p><p>In April 2018, the European Commission published a draft Directive to modernise and improve the enforcement of EU consumer law. This included a proposal to require online marketplaces to provide more information to help consumers understand their rights when shopping through an online marketplace. The proposal is still being negotiated.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T17:01:21.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:01:21.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1036925
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Fish: Conservation 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, which three species of fish caught for commercial purposes in British waters are in shortest supply. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL12567 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2017 www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-sea-fisheries-annual-statistics-report-2017 - provides information on the UK fishing industry and about the exploitation of fish stocks.</p><p> </p><p>The three key commercially targeted sea fisheries species which would be considered to be in shortest supply determined by scientific advice are:</p><p> </p><p>- North Sea cod</p><p>- Mackerel in the North East Atlantic</p><p>- West Coast horse mackerel</p><p> </p><p>Some bycatch stocks of lower direct commercial importance which are taken in mixed fisheries, such as Celtic Sea cod and Irish Sea whiting, could also be considered as being in short supply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:57:37.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:57:37.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1036926
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading London-Exeter Railway Line 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 the impact of the stretches of single track railway between Waterloo and Exeter on the movement of passengers and freight on that line. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL12568 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Network Rail’s 2015 Wessex Route Study identified the single track sections on the route between Salisbury and Exeter and platform capacity at Salisbury as some of the factors constraining journey times, increasing the number of services and overall line resilience between Exeter and Waterloo.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Route Study concluded that the forecast levels of growth between Salisbury and Exeter did not warrant inclusion of additional sections of double track as a priority in the next Control Period (CP6).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:41:45.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:41:45.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1036943
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 South Sudan: Conflict Resolution 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 impact of the harassment and abuse of monitors from the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mission, reported to have been carried out by the South Sudanese National Security Service, near Juba in December 2018. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL12585 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We strongly condemn the unacceptable harassment and abuse of monitors from the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mission (CTSAMVM) on 18 December 2018. This incident not only constitutes a breach of the 12 September peace agreement, but is also an appalling violation of the human rights of the individuals targeted who are doing an important job in the interests of peace in South Sudan.</p><p>Through our bilateral engagement, and as part of the Troika (with the USA and Norway), we have joined the UN, EU and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in publicly condemning this incident in the strongest terms. We urge the Government of South Sudan to conduct a full investigation and hold to account those found responsible. CTSAMVM is a vital monitoring mechanism under the peace agreement and any hindrance in their ability to conduct their operations safely and effectively is a hindrance to the peace process itself.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:37:03.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:37:03.623Z
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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 Anelay of St Johns more like this
1036944
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Singapore: Capital Punishment more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations were made by the Foreign Secretary to the government of Singapore during his visit in January 2019 to press for the abolition of the death penalty there. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL12586 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary visited Singapore on 2-4 January 2019. He held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister Balakrishnan. The main focus was on post-Brexit trade, regional security, the rules-based international system and long-term UK/Singapore cooperation. He also raised judicial corporal punishment. The Singapore government is fully aware of our position on corporal punishment and the death penalty. We continue to raise these issues at the highest levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:37:30.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:37:30.297Z
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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 Anelay of St Johns more like this
1036948
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Saudi Arabia: Detainees 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 Saudi Arabia about the treatment of Samar Badawi, Shadan al-Onezi, Eman al-Nafjan, Loujain al-Hathloul and Aziza al-Yousef, social activists who have been held in detention since May 2018 and who have allegedly been subject to torture, solitary confinement, sexual harassment and abusive interrogation; and what action they have taken to assist in securing access to those women by those concerned about their predicament including British parliamentarians. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL12590 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The British Government is very concerned about the allegations that women's rights activists have been subject to torture during pre-trial detention in Saudi Arabia. We have raised concerns a number of times about these cases at Ministerial level with the Saudi authorities and will do so again. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. We raise our concerns wherever and whenever it occurs.</p><p>The UK is aware of the request made by the Detention Review Panel. The UK welcomes visits by Parliamentarians to enable greater bilateral understanding. We encourage Saudi Arabia to respond to the request.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T15:38:19.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T15:38:19.927Z
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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 Judd more like this
1036949
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Iraq more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any adverse impact of current immigration policies (1) on Government supported projects designed to meet the challenges of the aftermath of the war in Iraq, and (2) the availability of visas for Iraqi civil servants wishing to participate in such projects at British universities. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL12591 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Immigration Rules, the permitted activities for visitors cover a broad range of tourist and business activities. The Immigration Rules support this Government’s agendas and efforts, and ensures the UK is open for business.</p><p>All UK visa applications are considered on their individual merits, on the basis of the evidence available and in line with UK Immigration Rules, regardless of the applicant’s nationality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:09:34.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:09:34.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this