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1124854
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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
star 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: Marriage more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they welcome the decision of the Pakistan Senate to pass a bill to amend the Child Marriage Restraint Bill 1929 to set the minimum marriage age at 18 years in Pakistan; and whether they will consider ways in which UK aid to Pakistan could be used to facilitate the effective enforcement of that legislation. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15529 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019.</p><p>The UK provided £282 million to Pakistan for the financial year 2018-19 under the AAWAZ I: Voice and Accountability Programme to promote the rights of children, youth and women. Of this, around £400,000 was spent on preventing forced and early marriages. The Department For International Development (DFID) is considering ways in which UK aid could be used to facilitate the effective implementation of the legislation once the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill is passed by the National Assembly, working with government institutions and communities to help end child marriage. DFID has set aside funding for interventions in support of ending child marriage under its AAWAZ II programme.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:09:16.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:09:16.637Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124865
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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
star 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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Government ministers have met the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia to offer support to efforts to achieve justice in her case. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL15540 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​No British Government ministers have met with the family but we have made clear, both in public and with the Maltese Government, our support for justice to be served. We would consider any written request for a meeting if received.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:16:38.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:16:38.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4331
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1124869
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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 Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks: Somerset more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer Valley foodbank, Somerset; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such increase. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15544 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks, therefore has not made such assessments.</p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124872
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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
star 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 Israel: Bedouin more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure the permanent protection and improvement of Bedouin villages in Israel and the West Bank, in particular Khan al-Ahmar. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15547 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is gravely concerned by Israeli proposals to relocate the Bedouin population from the E1 area, which the UN has said could constitute forcible transfer. We have also expressed our strong opposition to the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. We regularly raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:02.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:02.897Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124878
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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 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Water Companies: Competition more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions there have been between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the need to ensure that small business customers benefit from the non-household retail water market in England. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15553 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>Ofwat are the economic regulator for the water industry, and it regulates and monitors the operation of the retail business market. Ofwat published their first annual report on the market, Open for Business<em>,</em> in July 2018. It identified that small and medium sized business customers are not yet experiencing the same benefits that larger customers receive from the retail market, and raised a number of issues that could be affecting this.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat and Mosl, the market operator, have been taking a number of actions to investigate further and address these issues, including for SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat is currently undertaking a further assessment of the market with a view to publishing their second annual report in July.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has ongoing discussions with Ofwat and Mosl about these issues and will discuss the outcomes of the second annual report with Ofwat in due course.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Minister Coffey, the Minister responsible for this policy area, requested that the then Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Margot James MP, use her channels to advertise and promote to small business customers that they can benefit from the non-household retail water market in England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1124880
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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
star 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 Cyprus: Military Alliances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 implications of the recent Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Cyprus for the Government’s role as a guarantor power under 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, and for the rights of the Turkish Cypriot community to be fairly represented on the island. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL15555 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Defence and Security Co-operation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Cyprus builds on the existing Bilateral Defence and Co-operation Programme and strengthens our cooperation. The MoU has no implications for the UK's role as a Guarantor Power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee or for how the Turkish Cypriot community is represented on the island.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:20:13.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:20:13.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1124893
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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 International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading China: USA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 trade dispute between the United States and China; and of the effect of that dispute on global markets. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15568 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the current trade tensions between the US and China which could adversely affect global growth.</p><p>The UK shares some of the US’s concerns with China’s trade practices and believes they should be addressed through structural opening in China and through multilateral cooperation, including ambitious reform of the WTO. The UK supports ongoing dialogue between the US and China to resolve these issues with an outcome that is WTO-compliant. We continue to raise our concerns with partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124896
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Equity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 decline in private equity investments in UK companies due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15571 more like this
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star this property answer text The government is confident that the UK will continue to represent an attractive place to do business, and be a world-leading, global financial centre for asset management, including Private Equity.<p> </p><p>Investment is crucial for the economic future of this country, and the government is committed to ensuring that businesses can access to the finance they need as we leave the EU. In April 2019, the government provided the British Business Bank with an additional £200m to invest in venture and growth capital in 2019/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124904
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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
star 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 Israeli Settlements more like this
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25277
unstar 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 the government of Israel intends to seize 95 acres of Palestinian-owned agricultural lands in order to build new roads for Israeli settlers; and what steps they intend to take to protect Palestinians who own and farm such land. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15579 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We oppose any steps taken by the Israeli Government towards the expansion of settlements. We consistently call for an immediate end to all actions that undermine the viability of the two-state solution, including the UK’s statement at the UN Security Council on 29 April, and we continue to raise with our Israeli counterparts our concerns about the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land that has been caused by settlement-related activity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:20:42.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:20:42.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1124905
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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
star 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 Israel: West Bank more like this
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25277
unstar 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 the government of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has made monetary grants available for the construction of hotels in Area C of the West Bank. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15580 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We oppose any steps taken by the Israeli Government towards the expansion of settlements. Such settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution. We reiterated this in the UK’s statement at the UN Security Council on 29 April. We continue to urge the Government of Israel to develop improved mechanisms for zoning, planning and permitting in Area C for the benefit of the Palestinian population, including by facilitating local Palestinian participation in such processes.</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 2019-05-21T13:25:35.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:25:35.313Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this