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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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 Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 10 May (HL15362), if such data on the waiting times for appeal hearings on Personal Independence Payment claims are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost, how they determine whether (1) claims are being dealt with in a timely manner, and (2) the resources allocated to deal with appeals are adequate to meet the backlog of appeal claims. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15811 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-31
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closely monitors waiting times. However, HMCTS does not keep data on waiting times within the specific and localised timeframes cited in the earlier question, answered on 10 May (HL15362), to which this question refers – namely, (1) up to six months, (2) six to 12 months, (3) 12 to 24 months, and (4) over 24 months. Information about volumes and waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals is published by the Ministry of Justice in the Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly. HMCTS receives a bi-annual forecast of expected appeals from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and that informs our resourcing plans as well as informing judicial recruitment. Additional fee-paid judicial office holders have been recruited: 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 118 disability qualified members and up to 232 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1127418
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Serbia: Politics and Government 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 representations they have made to the government of Serbia regarding the negative rhetoric against women politicians in that country and the risk of it inciting violence against them. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15829 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​While we have not made representations specifically about negative rhetoric against women in politics, we have, as part of our interactions with the Serbian government, had regular discussions on gender equality, including with the Equality Commissioner and the Gender Champion. On International Women’s Day our Embassy in Belgrade held two public debates, one on the role of women in Serbian society and the other on women in the IT sector. Our Embassy is also designing a programme with UN Women to strengthen gender responsive governance in Serbia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Z
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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 Collins of Highbury more like this
1127251
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Overseas Trade 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 the effectiveness of guidance given to UK businesses and banks against trading with illegal settlements in the West Bank; and what action they will take to strengthen that guidance where necessary. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15804 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​We routinely update our guidance to British businesses on the Overseas Business Risk website. We advise British businesses to bear in mind the Government's view on the illegality of settlements under international law when considering their investments and activities in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:56:16.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:56:16.007Z
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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
1128004
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Aras Amiri 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 further information they have on the case of Aras Amiri, the British Council worker whose sentence to 10 years in prison in Iran for spying was reported on 14 May; and what action they are taking to ensure her safety and wellbeing. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL15889 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>​We remain very concerned about reports of Aras Amiri's sentence. We are still continuing to work closely with the British Council to understand the situation further and to provide what support and advice we can, recognising that unfortunately, as a mono-Iranian national, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no formal or practical ability to request consular access. We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:56:26.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:56:26.387Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1127002
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unstar 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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan 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 documentary film and report by the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali, published on 25 March; and what conclusions, if any, they have drawn from that report and film. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15763 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​We have studied both the documentary film and report. Our position on the Kurdish issue is unchanged. Mr Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, is in our view a convicted terrorist. We hope that a peace process can be resumed in the future and have provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue.</p><p>Regarding Mr Öcalan's imprisonment, we expect Turkey to respect its international obligations with regard to prison conditions. This includes acting on the recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe concerning prisoner association, isolation and access. When raising Mr Öcalan's case with the Turkish authorities, we have encouraged them to implement the recommendations made by the CPT following their visit to the prison in 2016. In this regard, we note the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May. We also note that the CPT paid a further visit to Imrali prison in mid-May, and that the Turkish Minister of Justice has this month lifted the court restriction on lawyers' visits to Imrali prison. We welcome these positive developments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127444
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading USA: Iran 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 recent escalating diplomatic tensions between the United States and Iran. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15855 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by the risk of unintended escalation between the United States and Iran. That is why we are speaking to all parties and specifically advising Iran – using our diplomatic relationship – that escalation is not in their interest. We are also concerned by the potential of further tension as a result of the failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We are clear that maintaining this deal is important to our national security interests; the UK Government is working with our European partners to ensure it is upheld as long as Iran continues to meet its nuclear commitments in full.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:48:07.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:48:07.32Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127238
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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Homophobia 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 hold discussions at the G20 in Osaka on 28–29 June on the economic and social benefits of an inclusive and diverse society in which governments act to prevent homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL15791 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is fully committed to the promotion and protection of LGBT rights globally. In the case of the 2019 G20 Summit, there are currently no plans for formal discussions on preventing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. However, the British Government continues to work through our embassies, High Commissions and through international organisations and multilateral fora to promote tolerance and non-discrimination and to address discriminatory laws against LGBT people. The UK is clear that open, inclusive and diverse societies are key for business and economic growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:43:09.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:43:09.713Z
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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 Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
1127003
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unstar 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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey: Peace Negotiations 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 made of the remarks made by Ögmundur Jónasson, former Minister of Justice in Iceland, at the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali that serious human rights abuse in Turkey will not come to an end unless peace negotiations are resumed between Turkey and the leaders of the Kurds and other minority groups; and what steps they intend to take in response to those remarks. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15764 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty’s Government hopes that a peace process can be resumed in the future, and has provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue. We note Mr. Jónasson’s comments, and shall continue our support for legitimate and democratic Kurdish groups in Turkey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:59:32.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:59:32.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127009
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unstar 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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians: Recognition of States 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 criteria they use to judge when the recognition of the state of Palestine would be appropriate. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15770 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>We will recognise a Palestinian state at a time when it best serves the objective of peace. Bilateral recognition in itself cannot end the occupation. Without a negotiated settlement, the occupation and the problems that come with it will continue. The UK is strongly committed to a two-state solution as the best way to bring about stability and peace in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:30:50.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:30:50.187Z
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4210
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
1127015
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unstar 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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading China: Christianity 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 situation of Chinese Christians following reports that the government of China has labelled the expansion of Christianity a "grave harm to Chinese national security". more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL15776 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. Our analysis is that restrictions on freedom of religion or belief in China have recently increased, with the authorities tightening their control over how certain religions are practiced.</p><p>Accordingly, I highlighted these restrictions – including on Christians across China – at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in March 2019. I also set out the Government’s position when answering an Oral Question in the House of Lords; 4 April 2019, Oral Question, House of Lords, column 226. We further raised similar concerns during China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018.</p><p>Additionally, on 30 January 2019, the Foreign Secretary, together with the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, launched an Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) support for persecuted Christians, including Christians in China. The Foreign Secretary has asked the Bishop to make ambitious FCO structural, policy and practice recommendations, which will be published as a Command Paper at the end of June.</p><p>We are also aware of credible reports of the closure or demolition of unregistered churches in some areas of China, the removal of crosses from buildings, and that individuals are being harassed or detained for their religious beliefs across China. Senior officials raised these concerns with Chinese authorities earlier this year, and will continue to do so.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:46:15.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:46:15.11Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this