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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Absent Voting: Northern Ireland 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 registered voters applied for proxy votes in each local government district in Northern Ireland elections on 2 May; and what percentage of the (1) total electorate, and (2) votes cast, that represents in each of those districts. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information below has been provided by the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland. The table shows how many proxy votes were applied for in each local government district for the local elections in Northern Ireland on 2 May and what this represents as a percentage of (a) the total electorate and (b) the votes polled in each of those districts.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Local Council</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Proxy</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Eligible Electorate*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Eligible Electorate</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Votes Polled*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% Votes Polled</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Antrim and Newtownabbey</strong></p></td><td><p>205</p></td><td><p>98,899</p></td><td><p>0.21%</p></td><td><p>48,526</p></td><td><p>0.42%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Ards and North Down</strong></p></td><td><p>150</p></td><td><p>116,536</p></td><td><p>0.13%</p></td><td><p>50,866</p></td><td><p>0.29%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon</strong></p></td><td><p>414</p></td><td><p>147,977</p></td><td><p>0.28%</p></td><td><p>79,309</p></td><td><p>0.52%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belfast</strong></p></td><td><p>1533</p></td><td><p>224,628</p></td><td><p>0.68%</p></td><td><p>114,664</p></td><td><p>1.34%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Causeway Coast and Glens</strong></p></td><td><p>575</p></td><td><p>98,930</p></td><td><p>0.58%</p></td><td><p>51,212</p></td><td><p>1.12%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Derry and Strabane</strong></p></td><td><p>1174</p></td><td><p>107,975</p></td><td><p>1.09%</p></td><td><p>61,798</p></td><td><p>1.90%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Fermanagh and Omagh</strong></p></td><td><p>1601</p></td><td><p>84,313</p></td><td><p>1.90%</p></td><td><p>52,620</p></td><td><p>3.04%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lisburn and Castlereagh</strong></p></td><td><p>127</p></td><td><p>102,151</p></td><td><p>0.12%</p></td><td><p>50,747</p></td><td><p>0.25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid and East Antrim</strong></p></td><td><p>227</p></td><td><p>98,410</p></td><td><p>0.23%</p></td><td><p>47,383</p></td><td><p>0.48%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mid Ulster</strong></p></td><td><p>1090</p></td><td><p>100,238</p></td><td><p>1.09%</p></td><td><p>60,180</p></td><td><p>1.81%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Newry Mourne and Down</strong></p></td><td><p>986</p></td><td><p>125,496</p></td><td><p>0.79%</p></td><td><p>70,428</p></td><td><p>1.40%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Totals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>8082</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,305,553</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>687,733</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>-</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*Source: <a href="https://www.eoni.org.uk/getmedia/8b059a6e-c7bc-4644-ae35-9dbf293d0665/Local-Council-Elections-2019-Turnout-final" target="_blank">https://www.eoni.org.uk/getmedia/8b059a6e-c7bc-4644-ae35-9dbf293d0665/Local-Council-Elections-2019-Turnout-final</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:28:39.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:28:39.307Z
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4686
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1124863
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G: Rural Areas 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 benefits of a dynamic model of spectrum allocation for 5G network coverage in rural communities. more like this
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Lord Griffiths of Burry Port more like this
star this property uin HL15538 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government has regular discussions with Ofcom on a range of subjects, including 5G spectrum bands (including 3.6-3.8 GHz band). Government supports Ofcom's recent consultation document on ‘Enabling Opportunities for Innovation’ and is continuing to engage with stakeholders on the potential impact of a dynamic, flexible spectrum sharing model.</p><p> </p><p>In February the Government published a consultation on its Statement of Strategic Priorities which reaffirms our support for flexible shared spectrum models and the release of additional public sector spectrum are some of Government’s strategic priorities. This is key to helping unlock new 5G use cases and enabling innovative solutions to connectivity challenges, including improving connectivity in rural areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL15536 more like this
HL15537 more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:25:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:25:25.477Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3707
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Griffiths of Burry Port more like this
1124861
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G 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 benefits of facilitating flexible use of the 5G spectrum by community and independent networks in areas where it is allocated to mobile operators but remains unused. more like this
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Lord Griffiths of Burry Port more like this
star this property uin HL15536 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government has regular discussions with Ofcom on a range of subjects, including 5G spectrum bands (including 3.6-3.8 GHz band). Government supports Ofcom's recent consultation document on ‘Enabling Opportunities for Innovation’ and is continuing to engage with stakeholders on the potential impact of a dynamic, flexible spectrum sharing model.</p><p> </p><p>In February the Government published a consultation on its Statement of Strategic Priorities which reaffirms our support for flexible shared spectrum models and the release of additional public sector spectrum are some of Government’s strategic priorities. This is key to helping unlock new 5G use cases and enabling innovative solutions to connectivity challenges, including improving connectivity in rural areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL15537 more like this
HL15538 more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:25:25.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:25:25.367Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3707
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Griffiths of Burry Port more like this
1124635
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Beavers 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 introduction of beavers in the UK; and of the risk of flooding as a result of their introduction. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL15503 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is engaged with a number of projects to further our understanding of the impact of beavers on the environment and flooding. We also maintain contact with the Scottish Government to learn from its experience on the River Tay.</p><p> </p><p>The trial reintroduction of beavers on the River Otter in Devon, which started in 2015, will conclude in 2020. The latest annual report from this trial, undertaken by the Devon Wildlife Trust, highlights assessments made on water flows and flood risks. Defra will assess the River Otter trial in 2020 and will seek advice from Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission is currently undertaking two enclosed trial releases which will contribute to our understanding of the impacts of beavers on water flow and surrounding ecology.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency is working with a number of projects that are gathering evidence from beaver trial sites to improve our understanding of the opportunities and implications for flood risk management. Natural England and the Environment Agency are working with the University of Exeter to understand how beavers affect water flow in rivers. The results of these trials will inform decisions on future reintroductions of beavers in England</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:26:25.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:26:25.56Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4303
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1124850
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Minority Groups 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 letter sent by 50 members of the European Parliament to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 30 April warning that continued violation of the UN Treaty on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in respect of the treatment of Pakistan’s minorities may compel the EU Parliament to call on the European Commission to suspend all subsidies and trade preferences to Pakistan; and whether they are considering taking similar action. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15525 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of the open letter to Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in which EU Parliamentarians express concerns about the persecution of minorities and highlight the link to the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+).</p><p>The British Government urges Pakistan to make human rights reforms in line with the relevant UN conventions, and to fully cooperate with the EU in the GSP+ process. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister and Human Rights Minister during my visit to Pakistan in February 2019. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities and to explain the steps being taken to tackle the abuse of the blasphemy laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:03:37.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:03:37.157Z
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4210
unstar 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
1124866
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia 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 assurances they have (1) sought, and (2) received from the government of Malta that they will establish an independent public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL15541 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Maltese Government has provided reassurances both in public and private that all efforts are being made to ensure justice will be served in this case. The Maltese Government have made clear that they will not consider a public enquiry while judicial processes are ongoing. The British Government respects this decision and awaits the outcome of investigations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:51:45.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:51:45.087Z
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4210
unstar 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 Helic more like this
1124901
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Nusinersen 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 (1) NICE, (2) NHS England, and (3) Biogen, on a Managed Access Agreement for Spinal Muscular Atrophy treatment, Spinraza. more like this
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Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
star this property uin HL15576 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Departmental officials are in regular contact with colleagues in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and NHS England about a range of issues, including progress in discussions about a potential managed access agreement for Spinraza (nusinersen). Ministers have also held meetings with Biogen, NICE and NHS England on a number of occasions, at which the availability of Spinraza was discussed.</p><p>NHS England and NICE have made stakeholders and the public aware of the outcome of its appraisal committee meeting and NICE is now able to recommend the use of Spinraza for National Health Service patients in England, subject to a managed access agreement agreed between NHS England and Biogen. The final appraisal document will be published in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15577 more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:07:46.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:07:46.62Z
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4019
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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3785
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Thomas of Winchester more like this
1124862
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G 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 Ofcom about the allocation of the 3.6–3.8GHz 5G spectrum band; and what steps they have taken to ensure the band is accessible in areas outside the mobile operators’ rollout plans. more like this
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Lord Griffiths of Burry Port more like this
star this property uin HL15537 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Government has regular discussions with Ofcom on a range of subjects, including 5G spectrum bands (including 3.6-3.8 GHz band). Government supports Ofcom's recent consultation document on ‘Enabling Opportunities for Innovation’ and is continuing to engage with stakeholders on the potential impact of a dynamic, flexible spectrum sharing model.</p><p> </p><p>In February the Government published a consultation on its Statement of Strategic Priorities which reaffirms our support for flexible shared spectrum models and the release of additional public sector spectrum are some of Government’s strategic priorities. This is key to helping unlock new 5G use cases and enabling innovative solutions to connectivity challenges, including improving connectivity in rural areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL15536 more like this
HL15538 more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:25:25.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:25:25.427Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3707
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Griffiths of Burry Port more like this
1125842
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Indonesia: Arms Trade 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 Indonesia to ensure that British-supplied arms are not used for internal repression in West Papua. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL15632 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK takes its arms export responsibilities seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. We do not export equipment where we assess there is a clear risk that it might be used for internal repression.</p><p>We follow the situation in Papua closely. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific set out our concerns about violence in Papua and reports of alleged human rights violations by the security forces at a Westminster Hall debate on 8 May. The Minister raised concerns about the situation in Papua with the Indonesian Ambassador earlier this year. We will continue to press the Indonesian authorities to strengthen their human rights protections.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:05:40.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:05:40.557Z
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unstar 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 Lexden more like this
1124640
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance 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 plans they have to provide further funding to local authorities to tackle potholes in England. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL15508 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is allocating £6.6 billion between 2015/16 and 2020/21 to local highway authorities for local highway maintenance funding, including £296 million from the Pothole Action Fund, for the repair of potholes or to stop them forming. Further funding will be subject to the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:08:01.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:08:01.99Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this