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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 If he will allocate additional funding to improve roads outside the major road network and the strategic road network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 912043 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to providing over £6.7 billion to local highway authorities in England, outside London, from 2015 to 2021 to help improve the condition of roads and reduce congestion. The funding includes a £296 million Pothole Action Fund and £420 million for highways maintenance and a congestion busting fund as announced in Budget 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:03:28.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:03:28.223Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1137087
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 UN General Assembly more like this
unstar 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 how many times they have not complied with decisions of the United Nations General Assembly. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16951 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the United Nations Charter, the UN General Assembly passes resolutions that make recommendations to Member States. These resolutions are not legally binding. While resolutions express the view of the General Assembly as a whole, those Member States which vote against or abstain on individual resolutions are not legally committed to implement their respective contents. Of the 313 resolutions adopted during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (2017-18), 234 were adopted by consensus (i.e. without a vote). Of the remaining 79 which were adopted by vote, the UK voted in favour of 44, against 25 and abstained on 10 occasions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:47:09.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:47:09.19Z
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unstar 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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1138559
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar 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 implications of recent changes to the Lifetime Allowance for pension benefits for those in (1) the legal profession, (2) the medical profession, and (3) other professions; and of the case for reviewing those changes. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL17117 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2017/18 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers. As confirmed at Autumn Budget 2017, from April 2018 the lifetime allowance will increase in line with CPI, in order that the value of this benefit is able to keep pace with inflation. This means from April 2019 the lifetime allowance has risen to £1,055,000.</p><p> </p><p>The same tax rules must apply identically to everyone in the same situation, regardless of their employer.</p><p> </p><p>However, across all public service workforces the Government looks at remuneration in the round and takes action when required to ensure delivery of world class public services. Where there is evidence that the delivery of services is being impacted, the Government takes appropriate action to address this, in line with our principles for pay and pensions policy. This is why we have introduced a temporary, taxable, Recruitment and Retention allowance for a small section of the judiciary, and will shortly bring forward a consultation on a new 50:50 pensions flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>All aspects of the tax system are kept under review and are subject to change through the annual Budget, in the context of the wider public finances. Any future changes to the tax system will be announced through this process.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T11:12:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T11:12:10.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1137078
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Devolution more like this
unstar 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 report by Lord Heseltine Empowering English Cities, published on 2 July; and whether they intend to provide a response. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL16942 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Lord Heseltine brought forward a motion in the House of Lords on the subject of this report on 17<sup>th</sup> July. It is a thought provoking report full of excellent ideas on devolution within England. I committed afterwards to share a record of the debate with every government department such is its importance. The Department is carefully considering its recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:23:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:23:24.85Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1137379
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Syria: International Assistance more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the research paper by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for International Agencies, published in July. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16986 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent Chatham House paper, and note the report’s concerns over alleged Assad regime interference in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including the risk of diverting aid for military and political purposes.</p><p> </p><p>Our aid contribution in Syria is targeted towards those most in need and distributed, impartially, in line with humanitarian principles. On this basis, our partners do work in regime-controlled areas. However, DFID does not work directly with the Assad regime, and our programmes have a range of safeguards in place to mitigate the risks of regime interference and aid diversion.</p><p> </p><p>These measures include independent third-party monitoring of programmes and tight financial controls, which include requiring our partners to record and provide detailed information and evidence about the use of funds. We have a high degree of confidence in these measures, but will continue to keep this position under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1137086
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty more like this
unstar 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 decision of the United Nations General Assembly that the decolonisation of Mauritius has not been lawfully completed because the detachment of the Chagos Archipelago was not based on the free and genuine expression of the will of the people of Mauritius; whether they accept that decision; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16950 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is disappointing that Mauritius’ claim that the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is part of Mauritius, which we strongly refute, should have been referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the UN General Assembly. It is an accepted international principle that States should not be compelled to have their bilateral disputes adjudicated upon by the ICJ without their consent. Circumventing this principle sets a dangerous precedent. BIOT has been under continuous British sovereignty since 1814. No international court or tribunal has ever found UK sovereignty to be in doubt. Mauritius agreed to the detachment of the islands in 1965, in return for certain benefits including a UK commitment, which we stand by, to cede sovereignty of the territory to Mauritius when it is no longer required for defence purposes. Mauritius affirmed that agreement numerous times following independence, and in March 2015 a United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Arbitral Tribunal ruled the agreement to be internationally binding.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:46:48.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:46:48.64Z
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unstar 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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137403
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 UNICEF: Finance more like this
unstar 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 contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of UNICEF in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17010 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Details of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) spending on international development is available online in <em>Statistics on International Development</em>. Please note that data is published by calendar year and not HMG financial year.</p><p> </p><p>The report shows that the UNICEF received the following funding:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core</p></td><td><p>£48m</p></td><td><p>£48m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-Core</p></td><td><p>£354m</p></td><td><p>£400m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> 2018 data on non-core funding will be published later this year. Core funding for 2018 remained steady at £48m.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:04:40.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:04:40.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1137405
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 UN Women: Finance 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 contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of UN Women in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17012 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Details of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) spending on international development is available online in <em>Statistics on International Development. </em>Please note that data is published by calendar year and not HMG financial year.</p><p> </p><p>The report shows that the UN Women received the following funding:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Core (£ millions)</p></td><td><p>Non-core (£ millions)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>12.5</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>12.5</p></td><td><p>6.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>2018 data on non-core funding will be published later this year. Core funding for 2018 remained steady at £12.5m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:04:55.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:04:55.437Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1137404
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Finance 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 contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17011 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The table below shows DFID’s financial contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the timeframe specified. All of DFID’s contributions are provided as core funding.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Core funding (£ millions)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>317</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:28:14.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:28:14.5Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1137402
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 UNAIDS: Finance 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 contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17009 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All funding to UNAIDS in the periods requested have been core-funding as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Core funding</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p>£15m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td><td><p>£15m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018/19</strong></p></td><td><p>£15m</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:28:03.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:28:03.177Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this