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1125521
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Jerusalem: Demolition 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 action they will take in response to the call by UN officials on 3 May for an immediate halt to demolitions in East Jerusalem and respect for international law. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15616 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have repeatedly urged the Government of Israel to end demolitions of Palestinian properties in East Jerusalem given the impact on ordinary Palestinians and on the viability of a future Palestinian state. The EU issued a statement on 26 April noting recent demolitions with grave concern and requesting that Israel reconsider pending demolition orders in East Jerusalem.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:07.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:07.473Z
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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
1124874
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 action they will take to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by Israel. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15549 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>We understand 203 Palestinian children were in Israeli military detention at the end of December 2018. It remains our assessment that the transfer of Palestinian child and adult detainees to prisons inside Israel is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. We continue to make representations on this important issue to the Israeli authorities as well as to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15548 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.267Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1126998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Gambia 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 actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4163
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1125515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Financial Services 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 remarks by the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority about the impact of a post-Brexit customs union on the UK financial services sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15610 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>A customs union would eliminate tariff and rules of origin barriers on trade in goods only, as they do not concern trade in services.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government’s ambition is to preserve the economic benefits of the most important financial services traded between the UK and the EU, and ensure stable institutional processes for governing the relationship in financial services. This is the best way to protect financial stability and open markets, and is in the interests of businesses and consumers on both sides. This ambition is reflected in the Political Declaration agreed by the UK and the EU in November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to preserving our competitive position in financial services after the UK has left the European Union. Our industry continues to innovate and to move with the times – we have world-leading positions in the markets of the future, including green and sustainable finance, FinTech, and renminbi and rupee products.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:01:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:01:00.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124869
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star 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
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 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 is ministerial correction false 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
unstar 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
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1126303
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq: Children 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 reports that some 45,000 children in Iraqi displacement camps are without civil ID documentation; and what representations they intend to make to the government of Iraq to ensure that those children are not excluded from Iraqi citizenship and society in the future. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL15663 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of the media reports regarding children without documentation in Iraqi displacement camps, although we cannot verify the numbers cited. We recognise the vulnerability of these children and the risks of them being excluded from Iraqi citizenship and society in the future. We continue to raise these concerns with the Iraqi authorities including the importance of formal recognition of all children. We were pleased to hear of the Government of Iraq's initiative to address the status of children born of rape to Yezidi women and hope this will soon be reflected across the country.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:00:03.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:00:03.5Z
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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 Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
1124904
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements 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 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 is ministerial correction false 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
unstar 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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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1124905
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: West Bank 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 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
unstar 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1126296
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burkina Faso: Churches 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 deaths of six people during a church service in Burkino Faso on 12 May, and other recent attacks on churches; what ideology they believe motivated those attacks; and who they believe was responsible. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15656 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is appalled by the murder of six people in Burkina Faso during a Sunday Church service on 12 May and other recent attacks on civilians peacefully practicing their faith. We are deeply concerned at the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso, which is spreading from the north to the east of the country, and the increasing instability in the wider Sahel region.</p><p>The identity of the attackers is not confirmed and there have been no claims of responsibility. The UK is committed to work with Burkina Faso and international partners to help tackle instability and protect freedom of religion or belief for all.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:47:11.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:47:11.637Z
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4210
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
1126311
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate 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 effects of using glyphosate on wildlife, including birds and insects; and what research, if any, they are undertaking into the impact of using glyphosate. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL15671 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The effects of glyphosate on wildlife have been carefully assessed as part of the regulatory process for pesticides. The effects of glyphosate itself were considered by the EU when deciding whether to approve the substance. UK regulatory scientists participated in the assessment made by the European Food Safety Authority and agreed with its conclusions. The Government therefore supported the decision at the end of 2017 to continue the approval of glyphosate.</p><p> </p><p>All products containing glyphosate are individually authorised and the Government will not authorise products for which the scientific assessment suggests that there may be unacceptable effects on wildlife.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on glyphosate are based on regulatory studies which companies are required to commission to support their applications. Relevant published data is also considered. The Government is not carrying out its own research on the environmental impact of glyphosate use because a comprehensive evidence base is already available.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15672 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:08:28.6Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this