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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Yemen: Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish information held by is Department on the incidents of violence in each region of Yemen in each year since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254127 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 do not have access to reliable data on incidences of violence at sub-national level. We do follow closely the situation in Yemen and are concerned about the level of violence in general across the country. We believe a political solution is the only way to end the conflict and urge all parties to refrain from violence and work constructively with the UN to establish a peace process.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:16:37.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:16:37.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Imports more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254123 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 UK continues to encourage the Government of Yemen to reduce the risk of inflation by not printing new money and has worked with the Central Bank of Yemen to release over $500 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food staples. Although the Riyal has since stabilised, the price of food and other basic goods remains high.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with the Government of Yemen and international partners to consider how we can continue to have a good level of imports of food, fuel and medicine into Yemen which helps to alleviate pressure on prices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Economic Situation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the Stockholm peace agreements were signed in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254122 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 IMF estimates that Yemen’s economy has contracted by around 50% since the conflict began in 2015, with GDP per capita down from $1,570 in 2014 to $873 in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Both the formal and informal economies have collapsed as a result of conflict lines preventing the movements of goods and people, infrastructure damage including to factories and roads, lack of electricity and clean water and a population beset by lack of food and disease.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any data this year on the loss of economic activity as a result of aerial bombing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1124878
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 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 Water Companies: Competition 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 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>
unstar 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
1127075
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Thusiyan Nandakumar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on threats made against Dr Thusiyan Nandakumar arising from an interview broadcast by the BBC on 21 April 2019 on terror attacks in Sri Lanka. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 255304 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of threats made against Dr Thusiyan Nandakumar following an interview broadcast on 21 April. The appropriate avenue to pursue the issue of threats is through the UK police. The UK is committed to supporting freedom of speech and supports those who seek to exercise their right to freedom of expression.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:27.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:27.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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1500
star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1125502
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 Tax Evasion 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 estimate they have made of the cost to HM Treasury of "cum-ex" tax fraud since 2012; and whether there have been any related prosecutions. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15597 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>“Cum-ex” tax fraud exploits rules which impose withholding tax (WHT) on dividend payments. The UK does not apply WHT to dividend payments; there is no direct UK tax impact on banks, other taxpayers or HM Treasury.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL15598 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.433Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1125503
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 Tax Evasion 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 "cum-ex" tax fraud on (1) banks, (2) taxpayers, and (3) HM Treasury. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15598 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>“Cum-ex” tax fraud exploits rules which impose withholding tax (WHT) on dividend payments. The UK does not apply WHT to dividend payments; there is no direct UK tax impact on banks, other taxpayers or HM Treasury.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL15597 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.37Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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384
star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1126298
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 Sudan: Politics and Government 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 request of the former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi that the UK help Sudan to create a modern democracy and support the handing over of Field Marshall Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15658 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has received no official request from Mr al-Mahdi, although we are aware of reports of the request in the media. Since Bashir's removal on 11 April, the UK has made clear public statements calling for all sides to engage in an inclusive dialogue that leads to a swift and peaceful transition to civilian rule. The UK has called for a transition to a political system that is inclusive, supported by a sound constitutional basis that is respectful of human rights and the rule of law and that ensures accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed. We continue to engage with national and international actors, articulating the UK's readiness to work with Sudan's people in order to make the political transition a success.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:59:21.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:59:21.773Z
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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
1126023
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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 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 Social Security Benefits: Wrexham more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average wait is for mandatory reconsideration of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance claims in each of the last three years in Wrexham constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian C. Lucas more like this
star this property uin 253531 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 requested information can be found below:</p><p>A) Personal Independence Payment (PIP)</p><p>Statistics on Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) clearance times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claims by parliamentary constituency are planned to be published on 11th June 2019 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The figures requested will be included within the PIP Official Statistics publication.</p><p>It should be noted that the Department’s decision makers are, in relation to PIP, now proactively engaging with claimants at the MR stage to ensure that they have all material evidence before they make their decision. Early indications are that this is helping decision makers.</p><p>B) Employment Support Allowance (ESA)</p><p>The available information on the average waiting time for MRs of ESA work capability assessments is published and can be found in table 16 here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-work-capability-assessments-including-mandatory-reconsiderations-and-appeals-march-2019</a></p><p>It is the intention to produce further geographical breakdowns of these statistics in the future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:41:04.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:04.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
1125855
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 Sayed Alwadaei 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 why they did not refer to reprisals against family members of human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights and Democracy Report 2017; and whether they intend to refer to such reprisals in the Human Rights and Democracy Report 2018. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15645 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>While the case of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family was not specifically mentioned in the 2017 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights and Democracy Report, the British Government has raised his case with the Bahraini Government. The noble Lord will be aware from previous answers in this House that we have received categorical assurances from the Bahraini authorities that legal cases against Mr Alwadaei’s family members are not related to Mr Alwadaei’s activities.</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 2019-05-21T13:43:04.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:43:04.563Z
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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 Scriven more like this