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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
unstar 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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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 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 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
star 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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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick 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 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
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
star this property tabling member
2018
star 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
unstar 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
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 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
star 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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4266
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry 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
unstar 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
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 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 is ministerial correction false 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
star 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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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126311
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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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 Glyphosate 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 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 is ministerial correction false 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>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
unstar 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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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1125503
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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
unstar 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
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 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 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
star 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
1125860
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Airline Insolvency Review 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 response from representatives of the aviation industry to the proposals outlined in the Airline Insolvency Review. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15650 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 has not made any assessment of the immediate response from the aviation industry to the Final Report from the independent Airline Insolvency Review, which was published on 9 May 2019.</p><p> </p><p>In the Written Ministerial Statement (HCWS 1546) on the 9 May 2019, the Secretary of State for Transport noted that Government is considering the range of options put forward by the review and will work swiftly to introduce the reforms that are needed to ensure a strong level of consumer protection and value for money for the taxpayer. In doing so the Secretary of State also acknowledged a need to consider the challenges faced by the aviation sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State also indicated in the Written Ministerial Statement (HCWS 1546) on the 9 May 2019, that he would welcome views on the independent Airline Insolvency Review recommendations, including those from the aviation industry, as part of the ongoing consultation on Aviation 2050 and is encouraging stakeholders to respond by the 20 June 2019 when the consultation closes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:13:16.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:13:16.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick 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
unstar 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
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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 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
star 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
1124871
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Golan Heights 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 they have had with the government of Israel about the extension of Israeli laws, jurisdiction and administration to the Golan Heights; what were the outcomes of any such discussions; and what assessment they have made of whether that extension prejudices the possibility of peace in Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15546 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have been clear to our Israeli counterparts that the UK views the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel. Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter. The UK did not recognise Israel's annexation in 1981 and we have no plans to change our position. On 26 March we reiterated our firm position on this matter at a meeting of the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Z
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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
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125502
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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
unstar 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
unstar 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 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
star 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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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