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unstar 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 of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Retail Trade 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 is their assessment of the paper Impact of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in retail outlets on never smoking youth in the UK: findings from a repeat cross-sectional survey before, during and after implementation, published in the British Medical Journal in May; and whether they will consider the implications of those findings for other unhealthy commodity industries, including gambling. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL15775 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government keeps all such evidence on the impact of its policies under review, including the possible wider application of individual policies to other areas. The Government intends to conduct a formal post-implementation review of this legislation with a report due in spring 2020 and evidence of this nature will be looked at to assess the overall impact of legislation. There are no plans to extend the current ban on open display of tobacco products in retail outlets to other products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:48:27.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:48:27.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1126736
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Football 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 whether, following the UK's departure from the EU, there will be any limit on the right of association football clubs in the UK to hire overseas nationals to work for them in circumstances where there is an adequate number of UK nationals seeking such employment. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL15753 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Government set out in the Home Office White Paper, published on 19 December 2018, our future immigration system will continue to make provision for international quality sportspersons.</p><p>As now, we will continue to work with our sports governing bodies to ensure we strike the right balance between enabling top level international sportspeople to come to the UK and protecting opportunities for resident sportspeople.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:32:44.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:32:44.197Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
1126331
unstar 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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Biometrics 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 accuracy of facial recognition technology. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15691 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Facial recognition is a fast evolving area of technology with the potential to streamline identity verification and authentication processes across Government and the private sector. When used in the appropriate setting and context, it has proved to be a very reliable and accurate tool.</p><p>Its performance is dependent on a number of variables, from the quality of the images, environmental factors, the specific algorithm used, the thresholds or risk profile applied and many other factors. Possible matches produced by LFR systems are always checked by a human operator before deciding what, if any, action to take.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:18:24.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:18:24.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126328
unstar 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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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 April (HL14709), what assessment they have made of the impact of the ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh on the current UK terrorist threat level. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
star this property uin HL15688 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As indicated prior, the threat level to the UK from international terrorism is kept under constant review by the independent Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, whose judgements about the threat level are made on the basis of the very latest reporting and intelligence. This can change at any time as different information becomes available.</p><p>The current threat level from international terrorism is judged to be SEVERE, meaning an attack is highly likely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:01:15.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:01:15.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
1127017
unstar 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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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to bring the law on abortion in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK while there is no functioning Assembly in Northern Ireland. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL15778 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the sensitivities of this issue and the strongly held views on all sides of the debate in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>As abortion is devolved, the best way forward is for locally accountable politicians in Northern Ireland to make decisions. We want to see devolved government restored at the earliest opportunity through the current political talks process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:43:58.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:43:58.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
1126724
unstar 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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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 Nigeria: Minority Groups 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, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 May (HL Deb, cols 1299–1300), what representations they intend to make to the government of Nigeria to call for urgent and effective action to be taken to protect ethnic and religious minorities in that country. more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL15741 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world, as well as being a strong voice internationally in defence of this fundamental right. In Nigeria, the right to freedom of religion is protected by the Constitution. The Foreign Secretary, during his recent visit to Nigeria, raised the issue of freedom of religious belief with the Vice President and had discussions with religious leaders to discuss how the UK can further support their work to promote interfaith relationships and long-term peacebuilding.</p><p>We are committed to working with Nigeria to help tackle threats to Nigeria's security and to address the underlying causes of instability which exist within Nigeria. We echo President Buhari's calls for calm and reconciliation between the many ethnic groups and communities that make up and contribute to the strength and diversity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:44:48.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:44:48.767Z
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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 Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1126717
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Deportation: China 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 on what grounds Wen Li (Jaiwen Li), who is reported to be held at Brook House immigration removal centre, is being deported to China; and what assessment they have made of any potential risks to him in China. more like this
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Lord Morrow more like this
star this property uin HL15734 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not routinely comment on individual cases. The UK has a proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection and each case is assessed on its merits and individuals have the right to appeal to an independent immigration court.</p><p>Where a decision has been made that a person does not require international protection, removal is only enforced when we and the courts conclude that it is safe to do so, with a safe route of return. We monitor the situation in countries of origin and update our positions regularly and make decisions on returns on a case by case.</p><p>Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions on asylum and human rights applications is published and can be found on gov.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:27:32.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:27:32.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morrow more like this
1126708
unstar 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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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 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 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 progress has been made in implementing the decisions made at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting held in London in April 2018. more like this
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Lord Luce more like this
star this property uin HL15725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs wrote to the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) on 15 May 2019 enclosing an update on progress against commitments made at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. I refer the Noble Lord to this report, which the FAC has now published on their website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:04.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:04.807Z
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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 Lord Luce more like this
1127004
unstar 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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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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, if any, they will take should the evidence of the torture of political detainees in Saudi Arabia continue. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15765 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15766 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Z
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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 Lord Judd more like this
1127005
unstar 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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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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, if any, they will take to secure the release of political detainees in Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15765 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this