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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Southern Africa: Education 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 how many education projects have been supported by the British Council in (1) Swaziland, (2) Botswana and (3) Lesotho, in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL4591 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Council have advised that in each of the last five years the number of education projects the British Council has supported in each country is:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Country</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2013</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2014</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2015</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2016</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2017</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Swaziland</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Botswana</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><ins class="ministerial">Lesotho</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">2</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td><td><p><ins class="ministerial">1</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Country</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2013</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2014</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2015</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2016</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2017</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Swaziland</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Botswana</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><del class="ministerial">Lesotho</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">1</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2</del></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-01-24T16:25:50.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T16:25:50.87Z
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less than 2018-02-01T11:55:41.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T11:55:41.76Z
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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 answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Disarmament: Conferences 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 how they will vote on the proposals currently before the UN General Assembly concerning the dates and mandate for the 2018 UN international high-level conference for nuclear disarmament; who will represent them at the conference; what will be their objectives for the conference; and whether they accept the Tbilisi Declaration about the conference calling on all OSCE states "to participate in the 2018 UN international conference on nuclear disarmament at the highest level". more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL2517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>We will vote against the draft resolution at the UN in December on the holding of a UN high level conference in May 2018 to review progress on nuclear disarmament. We do not believe that a Conference mandated by this resolution will lead to effective progress on nuclear disarmament. It will not address the serious threats to international peace and security posed by nuclear <del class="ministerial">non</del> proliferation nor will it take account of the international security environment. The Tbilisi Declaration was adopted by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and not by the Government. If the Conference is held, we will consider our approach closer to the time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T17:49:30.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T17:49:30.227Z
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less than 2017-11-16T12:37:53.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T12:37:53.32Z
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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 answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Communications Centre 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 management of HM Government Communications Centre, in particular of whether (1) clear management guidelines and objectives are issued, (2) employees are enabled to work towards those objectives without undue bureaucracy, (3) financial management is adequate and ensures minimal waste of public money, and (4) resources are fully utilised. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4537 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">We welcome the recent announcement by the Ethiopian Prime Minister on reforms to open up political dialogue, including the planned release of some imprisoned politicians. The British Government is in close contact with the Ethiopian authorities to seek more information on what this will mean in practice, including for British nationals currently imprisoned in Ethiopia. The UK has repeatedly raised human rights concerns with the Ethiopian government, including around the arrest and imprisonment of people for their political views.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) follows government best practice in working to clear and strong management guidelines and performance objectives, and in the allocation of resources with an organisational strategic plan.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In line with its strategic plan, individual members of staff agree their objectives on an annual basis, and their performance is assessed regularly against a range of standard and professional competencies. Managers are given appropriate training and have full access to internal guidance and external best practice.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">HMGCC ensures that it maintains rigorous financial management and that resources are used fully in a timely and appropriate manner. HMGCC adheres to HMT's fees and charges guidance, Managing Public Money, relevant accounting and audit standards and other appropriate HMT guidance. HMGCC has for the last five years followed a programme of LEAN & Continuous Improvement, using best commercial practice to examine internal processes, derive improvements and measure effectiveness.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">HMGCC's use of resource has been approved by both internal and external audits.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-01-17T16:03:40.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-17T16:03:40.337Z
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less than 2018-01-18T17:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T17:00:00.00Z
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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 answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Human Rights 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 plan to raise the issue of human rights at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL1707 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>We are engaging with the Commonwealth Secretariat, other member states and organisations from across the Commonwealth to agree an agenda for next year's Heads of Government meeting. In this respect papers have been circulated on <del class="ministerial">five</del> <ins class="ministerial">four</ins> key pillars on which the agenda may be progressed. These are prosperity (trade), sustainability, security and fairness. The final pillar of fairness<del class="ministerial"> is</del> <ins class="ministerial">(</ins>subject to agreement with member states and the secretariat<ins class="ministerial">)</ins> provides substan​tial scope for the important issue of human rights to be raised.</p><p>The Government believes that the Commonwealth is a force for good around the world, through its promotion of freedom, democracy, and human rights as enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter. The UK-hosted 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will encourage all Commonwealth members to uphold these values.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T14:58:11.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T14:58:11.11Z
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less than 2017-10-26T16:19:30.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T16:19:30.543Z
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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 answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European General Court 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 whether they will be publishing a response to proposals from the European Court of Justice for new rules of procedure that would permit the General Court to take into account, in actions for annulment, confidential information that has not been shown to some of the parties to the proceedings. more like this
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Lord Pannick more like this
star this property uin HL291 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government issued an Explanatory Memorandum on the 25 <del class="ministerial">May</del> <ins class="ministerial">April</ins> in which it highlighted these proposals as a matter of particular interest. This is a complex and sensitive issue which Governments across the EU are very carefully considering. We are aware of parliamentary interest in this issue and will continue to update on developments. Under the Treaty on European Union national security remains the sole responsibility of each Member State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T11:56:31.333Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T11:56:31.333Z
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less than 2014-07-23T14:51:10.3290154Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T14:51:10.3290154Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pannick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality 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 whether ministers plan to meet Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa prior to the decision of the International Monetary Fund on whether Zimbabwe should be re-admitted to the global financial system. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1014 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>British Ministers and officials have met <ins class="ministerial">Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick </ins>Chinamasa in recent months, including the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, my Hon Friend the Member for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner (Nick Hurd), in May and the Minister for Africa, my Hon Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge), in July. In these meetings, Ministers emphasised to <ins class="ministerial">Minister </ins>Chinamasa the importance of urgent economic and political reforms in Zimbabwe if there is to be further progress on re-engagement with the International Financial Institutions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T14:58:05.62Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T14:58:05.62Z
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less than 2016-07-22T13:04:35.787Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:04:35.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Crimes against Humanity 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 remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 20 April (HC Deb, col 996) concerning the gathering and preservation of evidence that could in future be used in a court to hold Daesh to account for its crimes against Shi’a and Sunni Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Kurds and other groups, what steps they are taking to ensure that genocide committed against Christians is included in their proposals for the prosecution of Daesh. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4319 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-05more like thismore than 2017-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring there is no impunity for these heinous crimes committed by Daesh, as shown by the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson)'s launching of the global campaign Bringing Daesh to Justice. As a first step in this campaign, we are working with the government of Iraq to bring a proposal before the UN on evidence gathering and preservation in Iraq. It is vital that this is done now, before evidence is lost or destroyed. This campaign is about justice for all Daesh victims and we expect it to cover all violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of international human rights law by Daesh including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-01-05T16:47:09.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-05T16:47:09.383Z
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less than 2017-01-06T13:56:42.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-06T13:56:42.707Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Council of Ministers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many formal and informal meetings of the Council of Ministers of the EU, and its committees, ministers attended in 2016. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL1057 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>​Given the frequency of meetings and recent Ministerial changes, we would not be able to collate the attendance for 2016 in a way that would able us to answer your request without exceeding the appropriate cost and time limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:24:45.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:24:45.853Z
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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 Adonis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many refugees from North Africa have been rescued and taken to Italian ports by UK vessels so far this year; and what assessment they have made of reports that the Italian Government is considering blocking humanitarian ships flying foreign flags from returning to Italian ports. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL277 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Since May 2015, UK naval and Border Force assets have rescued over 15,000 people in the Central Mediterranean region. They are taken to ports in Italy where the Italian authorities are responsible for assessing who are eligible for refugee status. Along with other EU Member States, we await further details from the Italian government about any reported changes to this arrangement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T11:28:30.307Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T11:28:30.307Z
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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 The Earl of Sandwich more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many seats are available for civilians on Falklands Airbridge flights. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL991 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-01more like thismore than 2017-08-01
star this property answer text <p>​The Minister of Defence provides 31 seats per flight on the South Atlantic Airbridge to the Falkland Island Government for onward sale to the public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-08-01T15:19:59.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-01T15:19:59.19Z
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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