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star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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: Police 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 impact on (1) freedom of the press, and (2) the impact on freedom of expression, of proposals to empower police to intercept communications and seize electronic equipment in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL3398 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 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the proposed Social Media Bill in Zimbabwe. The British Ambassador raised this with the Minister for Information, Media and Broadcasting on 19 September highlighting the importance of protecting freedom of media and expression, as guaranteed by Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution. The Ambassador also emphasised the importance of urgent implementation in law of the provisions of the constitution.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-12-01T14:08:44.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T14:08:44.783Z
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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 Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Speech 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, in the light of the attempt by protesters to disrupt a talk by an Israeli speaker at University College London on 27 October, what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of speech. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL2972 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 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Open and robust debate is how students should challenge those they disagree with. There is no place for students that use intimidation or violence to attempt to shut down the free and open exchange of ideas.</p><p>Universities have a legal duty to secure freedom of speech for their members, students, employees and visiting speakers, and must have clearly set out policies for how they will ensure that this can happen. Universities also have a clear responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive environment and no staff or student should ever feel threatened or intimidated. It is also essential that they have clear policies and procedures to ensure that all students and staff can live and work without discrimination, intimidation or harassment. We expect universities to demonstrate how they will act swiftly to investigate and address hate crime, including anti-Semitic related incidents, reported to them.</p><p>We have asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), in their role as regulator, to engage with University College London (UCL) to ensure that their policies and procedures for events with external speakers are fit for purpose and were implemented appropriately in this instance. UCL have issued a statement on 11 November 2016 regarding the incident, which sets out that they have launched an immediate investigation.</p><p>In September 2015 we asked Universities UK (UUK) to set up a Harassment Taskforce. The Taskforce has recently published a report which sets out that universities should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and hate crime. The report has been attached to this answer. We must now ensure that the work of the Taskforce goes on to make a real difference to students across the country. The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has asked UUK to survey progress in six months and make sure universities are doing all they can to protect the safety and security of their students. We hope that the new guidelines for universities issued alongside the UUK Taskforce report will help universities in effectively tackling incidents such as these.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Changing-the-Culture.pdf more like this
star this property title UUK_Changing_The_Culture more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
598130
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Human Rights Council 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 criteria set by the UN General Assembly for election to the UN Human Rights Council in Resolution 60/251 in relation to the candidacies of China, Saudi Arabia and Russia. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL2159 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 2016-10-20more like thismore than 2016-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK carefully considers its votes against the criteria set out by the UN General Assembly; that members uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights and fully cooperate with the Council. It is the UK's longstanding policy not to publicise how it votes.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-10-20T14:14:34.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-20T14:14:34.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
631002
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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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 Turkey: Human Rights 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 1 November (HL2451), what was the outcome of the representations made to the government of Turkey concerning the ongoing breaches of human rights and rights of press freedom. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL3021 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 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK has an ongoing dialogue with the Turkish Government on human rights and press freedoms. We will continue to underline the importance of fundamental rights and the protection of freedom of expression, and to monitor the situation closely.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T14:12:10.867Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T14:12:10.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
670031
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism 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 developments in European intelligence sharing since the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and the 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL4393 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 2017-01-17more like thismore than 2017-01-17
star this property answer text <p>We do not comment on intelligence matters.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-01-17T16:54:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-17T16:54:54.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Oxford University: Antisemitism 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 Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 November (HL2972), whether they will ask the Higher Education Funding Council for England, in its role as regulator, to engage with the University of Oxford to ensure that their policies and procedures were implemented appropriately following reports of anti-Semitic incidents involving students which led to the resignation of a student club chairman in February. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL3397 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 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government condemns antisemitism wherever it occurs, including on university campuses. Universities and student societies need to be robust in tackling these kinds of issues. Universities are autonomous and have processes for dealing with concerns and complaints where they are raised, unless there are regulatory issues to be addressed.</p><p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) holds ongoing discussions (both formal and informal) with institutions, including the University of Oxford, on a regular basis. As the regulator, HEFCE has established procedures for following on up concerns raised about universities. No concerns have been raised with HEFCE about the implementation by the University of Oxford of its policies and procedures on this issue.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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 effectiveness of methods of recovery of student loans from overseas students. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL6303 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 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
star this property answer text <p>The Student Loans Company publishes an annual statistical first release on student loans in England that provides statistics on loan outlays, repayment of loans and borrower activity. The latest release is attached.</p><p>In addition to this, in February 2016 the Department published a Joint Repayment Strategy which includes an assessment of actions to trace borrowers and to recover loans where avoidance or evasion is identified. This publication isalso attached.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Debt_and_repayment_statistics_England_2016.xlsx more like this
star this property title Debt_and_repayment_statistics_England_2016 more like this
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star this property file name Student-loan-repayment-for-sustainable-higher-education-strategy-February-2016.pdf more like this
star this property title Student-loan-repayment-sustainable-higher-educatio more like this
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less than 2017-03-30T17:01:30.577Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-30T17:01:30.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Out-of-school 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 comment by Lord Nash on 11 January (HL Deb, col 1953), when they will publish their response to the 2015 Department for Education consultation <i>Out of School Education Settings: Call for Evidence</i>. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL4658 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to regulating out-of-school education settings. We received over 18,000 responses to the call for evidence and are taking great care in analysing them in order to ensure that the regulation we introduce to this diverse sector meets our aim. We want to ensure that action can be taken against settings which put children at risk, whilst not placing disproportionate burdens on the large number of settings that are providing a valuable service to their communities. We will respond to the call for evidence and set out next steps in due course.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T16:09:03.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T16:09:03.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
670032
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-09more like thismore than 2017-01-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Counter Terrorism Centre more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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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, in the light of the Berlin Christmas market attack, what assessment they have made of the European Counter Terrorism Centre. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL4394 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports Europol’s efforts to assist Member States in addressing the key security threats emanating from firearms, finance, the internet, and serious and organised crime.</p><p>As part of this, the UK welcomes the role of the European Counter-Terrorism Centre (ECTC) in disrupting terrorist activities, particularly in detection of international flows of terrorist financing and illegal firearms, and enhanced internet referrals. The ECTC can and does play an important complementary role in supporting Member States in important areas such as, terrorist financing (Europol Financial Intelligence Unit), foreign fighters (Europol Focal Point Travellers), and the removal of online terrorism related material (Europol Internet Referral Unit).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T16:09:54.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T16:09:54.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 house id 2 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the finding by the Equality and Human Rights Commission review published on 3 April, Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal, that across the UK 18.4 per cent of disabled people aged 16 to 64 were considered to be in food poverty in 2014 compared with 7.5 per cent of non-disabled people. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL22 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 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>It is widely acknowledged that the reasons why people are in food poverty are complex and overlapping, and therefore would be misleading to link this to any particular cause. The Government’s approach has been about recognising the value and importance of work, to make work pay and to support people into work whilst protecting the most vulnerable in society. We are committed to ensuring that those in work are paid a fair wage; have opportunities to progress and achieve their potential. We are getting disabled people into employment and working to change attitudes, introducing reforms to make sure that work always pays and that we support people into work. Since June 2016 over 750,000 of people who were receiving incapacity benefits are now either preparing for or looking for work.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T12:20:20.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T12:20:20.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this