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star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1012) in which they stated that the IMF "noted Zimbabwe's good progress and encouraged further reforms", what policies or actions they classify as examples of Zimbabwe's good progress on either economic or political reform. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-29more like thismore than 2016-07-29
star this property answer text <p>Following its May 2016 Article IV Consultation with Zimbabwe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted that “despite the adverse environment, the authorities have reduced the fiscal deficit in both 2014 and 2015. They have started to rationalise public expenditures by implementing recommendations from the 2015 civil service audit. They are also amending the Public Financial Management and Procurement Acts. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has taken measures to restore confidence in the financial sector. All banks in operations now have capital buffers above the minimum requirements”. The IMF assessment did not cover political reform.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-29T13:59:20.517Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-29T13:59:20.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 consider the government of Zimbabwe would need to fulfil, in terms of demonstrating sustained adherence to the constitution of Zimbabwe and a sustained commitment to protecting the human rights of Zimbabwe citizens, before they would provide an economic support package. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-26more like thismore than 2016-09-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK has no plans at present to provide an economic support package to the government of Zimbabwe. As we have made clear, any future decision on new funding through the International Financial Institutions would require considerable further progress on a wide range of reforms –including upholding the constitution and human rights alongside urgently needed economic reforms.</p><p>The UK has made clear that the international community must continue to support the people of Zimbabwe in exercising their democratic rights and in building a free, peaceful and prosperous future. Delivering critical assistance and services to empower poor Zimbabweans is central to this support. No UK aid is channelled directly through the government of Zimbabwe. We only provide direct funding to foreign Governments when they commit to improving the management of public finances, tackling concerns about human rights and corruption and improving domestic accountability.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-09-26T15:28:52.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Zika Virus: USA 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 warnings they are giving to prospective UK visitors to the USA about the dangers of contracting Zika virus, and whether they will highlight the most dangerous areas in the USA. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1607 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) introduced a risk-based approach for countries reporting Zika infection ahead of cases reported from Florida in the United States of America. PHE and NaTHNaC issued travel guidance about Florida as soon as cases were announced. A copy of this guidance is attached. The first locally acquired cases of Zika were reported from Florida on 29 July 2016. The guidance advised pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to Florida. Links to NaTHNaC’s detailed, site-specific advice allowed clinicians to have in-depth discussions of the transmission risks in Florida with potential travellers.</p><p>A high risk alert was issued as more information became available stating: “The risk in Miami-Dade county is considered high and pregnant women are advised to postpone non-essential travel to Miami-Dade county until after their pregnancy.” Advice on reducing the risk of sexual transmission of Zika infection was also issued, which is included within the attached guidance.</p><p>The situation is constantly under review and assessment, and travel and sexual transmission guidance is updated regularly as new information emerges from Florida.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T11:05:48.677Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:05:48.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name PQ Zika Virus advice on NaTHNaC website HL1607.pdf more like this
star this property title Zika advice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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, in the light of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics' Labour Force Survey showing that there has been a 20 per cent increase in the past year of workers on zero-hours contracts, what action they are taking to support those workers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL1802 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The latest ONS survey shows that less than 3% of the UK workforce is on a zero hours contract with nearly 70% happy with the hours they work. These contracts have a part to play in a modern, flexible labour market.</p><p>Government made exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts unlawful in 2015, meaning individuals have more control over their lives and can work more hours with another employer if they wish. Government also created a route of redress for individuals whose employer mistreats them if they look for, or work elsewhere.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-09-19T09:45:51.833Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T09:45:51.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
576315
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Services 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 youth service staff posts have been removed since 2010 and what assessment have they made of the affect of the reduced provision for young people. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL1555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of local authorities to decide how to allocate funding for youth services and as part of this, youth service staff posts, according to local need. There is an existing statutory duty on local authorities through Education Act 2006 (Section 507B) to secure, as far as is practicable, sufficient services and activities to improve the wellbeing of young people. Individual local authorities would be best placed to advise on any changes there have been to the number of youth service staff posts in their local area.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T11:01:40.13Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:01:40.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Centres: Closures 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 youth centres have been closed since 2010 and what assessment they have made of the impact of those closures on young people. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL1554 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-16more like thismore than 2016-09-16
star this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of local authorities to decide how to allocate funding for youth services, according to local need. Individual local authorities would be best placed to advise on any changes there have been to the number of youth centres in their local area.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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less than 2016-09-16T11:01:14.177Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-16T11:01:14.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
576321
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Young Offender Institutions: 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 2 December 2014 (HL2982) about young offender institutions, what progress has been made in providing more than 12 hours a week of purposeful activity since new education contracts came into operation in spring 2015. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL1561 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-21more like thismore than 2016-09-21
star this property answer text <p>Since the new education contracts came into operation in public sector under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs) in August 2015, young people have accessed an average of more than 12 hours education per week.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to continually improving the youth custodial system in England and Wales. We are considering the recommendations of Charlie Taylor’s Review of the Youth Justice System and will publish his review and our response later this year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Mobarik more like this
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less than 2016-09-21T15:33:31.513Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-21T15:33:31.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Mobarik more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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 representations they have made to the Saudi-led coalition regarding attacks on medical facilities in Yemen, and what their policy is on that issue. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL1494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of alleged airstrikes on medical facilities in Yemen. It is important that the Saudi-led Coalition conducts thorough and conclusive investigations into incidents where it is alleged that International Humanitarian Law has been breached. They have the best insight into their own military procedures and will be able to conduct the most thorough and conclusive investigations. This is the standard we set ourselves and our allies. The Saudi led Coalition Joint Investigations Assessment Team announced the outcome of 8 investigations on 4 August.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T11:18:03.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:18:03.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 West Anglia Railway Line 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 plans they have to take forward the recommendations of the West Anglia Taskforce to examine timetable improvements to reduce rail journey times on the West Anglia Main Line between London, Stansted and Cambridge. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL1857 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is carefully considering the recommendations of the draft report of the West Anglia Taskforce, particularly the interactions with the commitments made as part of the new East Anglia franchise. However, the recommendation to establish an “action group” has already been taken forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T15:13:20.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T15:13:20.347Z
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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 Randerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Assistance Schemes 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 much of England is covered by Local Welfare Assistance Schemes; and what assessment they have made of whether those schemes have the necessary resources to make known the emergency financial support that is available to benefit claimants suffering from delays or other problems connected with Universal Credit. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1318 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-02more like thismore than 2016-08-02
star this property answer text <p>From April 2013, non-ring fenced funding was passed to local authorities in England and to the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales, who all now administer Welfare Assistance Schemes on a devolved and localised basis. How those local authorities administer this support is for them to decide and outside of my Department’s remit.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 the Department undertook a review of this change and confirmed that local authorities were delivering targeted support more effectively than was the case with the previous provision under the Social Fund. This confirmed the Government’s wider view that local authorities are best placed to deliver help and support at a local level, ensuring effective provision for those who need it most, and coherent links with wider social care.</p><p> </p><p>Further support is available from Universal Credit and Universal Support for claimants who are in financial difficulty or who are awaiting a Universal Credit payment. This includes advance payments, Alternative Payment Arrangements (more frequent payments, split payments within a household and the payment of rent direct to landlords) and Personal Budgeting support.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-08-02T13:16:55.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-02T13:16:55.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this