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1141515
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 Finance 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 (1) action they take, and (2) sanctions are available, to ensure that local authorities meet their responsibility for the public inspection of financial records under section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL17383 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 expect all local authorities to fulfil their legal duties for the public inspection of financial records under Section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014. Responsibility for compliance with statutory duties sits with councils.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:30:53.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:30:53.463Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4171
star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1141531
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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 Mayors: Cost Effectiveness 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 18 July (HL16984), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the comparative costs of directly elected mayoral systems and traditional systems of local government administration. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17399 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>It is for local areas to decide what governance arrangements would be of most benefit and value to their local communities. The costs of such arrangements are critically dependent on local decisions on how the arrangements are operated, including decisions about member allowances and the number and frequency of meetings. Accordingly, as indicated in answer to the Noble Lord's question of 8 July (HL 16984), assessment undertaken by Government has focused on what different models can deliver, and concludes that the mayoral model provides a single point of accountability that allows significant powers and budgets to be devolved to an area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:31:23.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:31:23.583Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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276
star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1141904
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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 Leasehold: Reform 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 24 July (HL17129), whether they will now answer the question put, in particular in respect of the Duchy of Cornwall. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL17448 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 has previously responded that the Law Commission is currently reviewing the leasehold enfranchisement process, and will consider its recommendations when they report back in the next few months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:29:39.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:29:39.933Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1141931
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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 Non-domestic Rates: Appeals 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 progress they have made in the review of the implementation of the package of reforms they undertook to carry out by 2019 in their response to Check, challenge, appeal: Reforming business rates appeals—consultation on statutory implementation, published in March 2017; and what formal procedures are being put in place to ensure that ratepayers and their representatives have an opportunity to submit representations to that review. more like this
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The Earl of Lytton more like this
star this property uin HL17475 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 will communicate the outcomes of its review into the Check Challenge Appeal reforms in due course. We expect that the review will draw upon the formal evaluation of the new system which is being led by the Valuation Office Agency and which is currently underway. This evaluation includes engagement with ratepayers and their representatives. MHCLG and the Valuation Office Agency also work closely together to engage with ratepayers and their representatives on the new appeals system and other issues on an ongoing basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:30:02.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:30:02.95Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1864
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Lytton more like this
1142447
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar 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 Racial Discrimination 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 plans they have to review legislation on racism; and what action they intend to take to eliminate racist attacks in the UK. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17521 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 United Kingdom has one of the strongest legislative frameworks in the world to protect communities from hostility, violence and bigotry. We believe that no-one’s opportunities in life should be determined by their ethnicity or religion.</p><p>The Government takes racist attacks very seriously, which is why we published the Hate Crime Action Plan in 2016. This was refreshed in 2018, when we committed up to £1.5 million for projects to tackle racially and religiously motivated hatred. We continue to work with the police and third party services such as the Community Security Trust, Tell MAMA and GATE Herts to encourage reporting and support victims of racially motivated hatred.</p><p>We have also asked the Law Commission to undertake a review of hate crime legislation and, last year, launched a national hate crime public awareness campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T13:29:23.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T13:29:23.41Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1139057
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Syria: Oil 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 whether EU restrictions on dealings with the Baniyas refinery apply (1) specifically, and (2) by implication, to a third non-EU party supplying it with oil. more like this
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Lord Green of Deddington more like this
star this property uin HL17142 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 Baniyas Refinery Company has been designated by the EU since 23 July 2014. The reasons for its designation include that &quot;it provides financial support to the Syrian regime&quot;. Article 14(2) of Council Regulation (EU) No 36/2012 provides that no funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of designated persons. All persons who are within or undertake activities within EU territory, including the territorial waters of EU Member States, must comply with EU financial sanctions that are in force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T14:44:24.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T14:44:24.833Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4346
star this property label Biography information for Lord Green of Deddington more like this
1141943
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Balkans: Unemployment 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 they have (1) commissioned, or (2) supported, any study into the causes of unemployment among skilled young people in (a) Kosovo, (b) Albania, (c) Bosnia-Herzegovina, and (d) any other states of the Western Balkans. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17487 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office commissioned a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) in 2017 (refreshed in 2019) for the Western Balkans. A JACS is a strategic assessment used to strengthen cross-government approaches to tackling conflict and instability overseas. The analysis covered youth unemployment as well as migration and &quot;brain-drain&quot;. In addition, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office has commissioned analysis on 'The Cost of Youth Emigration from Serbia' and analysis by the British Council for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).</p><p>Through the CSSF, the Government funds the following projects to help tackle unemployment in the Western Balkans:</p><ul><li><p>21st Century Schools; which will provide training to children in over 4,500 schools, to improve digital literacy and core skills across the Western Balkans.;</p></li><li><p>a project supporting employment and social services for vulnerable youths in Albania; and</p></li><li><p>in North Macedonia working jointly with the National Youth Council and IT Chamber of Commerce to support digital skills training to young people in return for community work.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL17488 more like this
HL17489 more like this
HL17490 more like this
HL17491 more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.067Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2109
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1141944
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Balkans: Emigration 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 they have (1) commissioned, or (2) supported, any analysis of migration and the brain drain of skilled young people in (a) Kosovo, (b) Albania, (c) Bosnia-Herzegovina, and (d) any other states of the Western Balkans. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17488 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 Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office commissioned a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) in 2017 (refreshed in 2019) for the Western Balkans. A JACS is a strategic assessment used to strengthen cross-government approaches to tackling conflict and instability overseas. The analysis covered youth unemployment as well as migration and &quot;brain-drain&quot;. In addition, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office has commissioned analysis on 'The Cost of Youth Emigration from Serbia' and analysis by the British Council for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).</p><p>Through the CSSF, the Government funds the following projects to help tackle unemployment in the Western Balkans:</p><ul><li><p>21st Century Schools; which will provide training to children in over 4,500 schools, to improve digital literacy and core skills across the Western Balkans.;</p></li><li><p>a project supporting employment and social services for vulnerable youths in Albania; and</p></li><li><p>in North Macedonia working jointly with the National Youth Council and IT Chamber of Commerce to support digital skills training to young people in return for community work.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL17487 more like this
HL17489 more like this
HL17490 more like this
HL17491 more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.157Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2109
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1141945
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Balkans: Overseas Aid 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 support they are providing to projects aimed at tackling unemployment and migration in the Western Balkans. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17489 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 Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office commissioned a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) in 2017 (refreshed in 2019) for the Western Balkans. A JACS is a strategic assessment used to strengthen cross-government approaches to tackling conflict and instability overseas. The analysis covered youth unemployment as well as migration and &quot;brain-drain&quot;. In addition, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office has commissioned analysis on 'The Cost of Youth Emigration from Serbia' and analysis by the British Council for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).</p><p>Through the CSSF, the Government funds the following projects to help tackle unemployment in the Western Balkans:</p><ul><li><p>21st Century Schools; which will provide training to children in over 4,500 schools, to improve digital literacy and core skills across the Western Balkans.;</p></li><li><p>a project supporting employment and social services for vulnerable youths in Albania; and</p></li><li><p>in North Macedonia working jointly with the National Youth Council and IT Chamber of Commerce to support digital skills training to young people in return for community work.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL17487 more like this
HL17488 more like this
HL17490 more like this
HL17491 more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.207Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2109
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1141946
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Balkans: Overseas Aid 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 how many aid and development projects in the Western Balkans they support; through which (1) embassies, (2) governments, and (3) local organisations, that support is provided; and how much they have spent on such support. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17490 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 Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office commissioned a Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability (JACS) in 2017 (refreshed in 2019) for the Western Balkans. A JACS is a strategic assessment used to strengthen cross-government approaches to tackling conflict and instability overseas. The analysis covered youth unemployment as well as migration and &quot;brain-drain&quot;. In addition, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office has commissioned analysis on 'The Cost of Youth Emigration from Serbia' and analysis by the British Council for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).</p><p>Through the CSSF, the Government funds the following projects to help tackle unemployment in the Western Balkans:</p><ul><li><p>21st Century Schools; which will provide training to children in over 4,500 schools, to improve digital literacy and core skills across the Western Balkans.;</p></li><li><p>a project supporting employment and social services for vulnerable youths in Albania; and</p></li><li><p>in North Macedonia working jointly with the National Youth Council and IT Chamber of Commerce to support digital skills training to young people in return for community work.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL17487 more like this
HL17488 more like this
HL17489 more like this
HL17491 more like this
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less than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-07T14:56:10.253Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2109
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this