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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Electric Vehicles more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans UK regulators are implementing to ensure continuity of electricity supplies from national and local grids to supply electric cars during rush hour journeys. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL17099 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure consumers have secure, affordable and clean energy now and in the future.</p><p>The Capacity Market secures the capacity required to meet peak demand, including demand for electric vehicles, in a range of scenarios through auctions held four- and one-year ahead of delivery. Although currently in a standstill period, the Capacity Market has already procured the bulk of the electricity capacity we need up to 2022.</p><p>In addition, the Government has taken powers in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 to mandate that charge points sold or installed in the UK must be smart enabled – allowing demand for charging of electric vehicles to be shifted, where appropriate, to off-peak times.</p><p>Finally, Ofgem regulates network companies to ensure that they deliver a safe, reliable network whilst investing for the future and providing value for money for consumers. This includes ensuring that networks can reliably deliver the energy that consumers need, including for charging electric vehicles.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:24:05.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:24:05.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1137408
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Fairhead on 23 January (HL12726) and Viscount Younger of Leckie on 4 July (HL16484), whether the Department for International Trade's Regional Trade Plans include recommendations for implementation which reflect the views of the private sector; whether equal consideration is given to the recommendations of small and medium-sized enterprises in addition to those of large organisations; and why they do not currently intend to publish Regional Trade Plans in full. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL17015 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>To achieve a forward-looking Global Britain the Department for International Trade works with both UK and overseas businesses of all sizes to drive an increase in trade. Regional Trade Plans are strategic documents which drive the delivery of our Departmental objectives overseas and have been developed by teams who work regularly with businesses in their regions and in the UK. These views are reflected in regional priorities in the Plans.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to publish a summary of Regional Trade Plans, which will consolidate more detailed internal plans.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:06:51.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:06:51.073Z
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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 label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135763
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Embassies: Surveillance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recording of events surrounding the death of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, what assessment they have made of the adequacy of security measures to prevent surveillance of UK embassies and consulates. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16856 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>​It is our policy not to comment publicly on the security measures that protect our people, properties and information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:54:29.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:54:29.99Z
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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 Viscount Waverley more like this
1135448
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to making full use of the capabilities of blockchain-based smart contracts to protect the supply chain and ensure that major international aid and development projects are fully transparent, and that funding is secure. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16769 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16770 more like this
HL16771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.297Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to help fund the further assessment and development of blockchain technologies for major infrastructure and international development projects, and (2) to ensure that the UK remains a centre of excellence and is a preferred jurisdiction for such contracts. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16770 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16769 more like this
HL16771 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.34Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135450
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading International Assistance: Blockchain more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support UK companies that are developing blockchain technology for the delivery of major international development contracts. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16771 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>DFID is committed to best practice in the use of new digital technologies and we have set a vision for doing development in a digital world in our Digital Strategy. We have commissioned several reports to understand the effectiveness and potential of emerging blockchain technologies for international development. DFID also has several proof of concept pilots in design and implementation to test the potential of blockchain in, for example, humanitarian supply chains, tracking of UK aid funds, and to incentivise and reward environmentally sustainable farming practices. DFID is learning from these pilots and other projects to ensure that the UK remains at the cutting edge of delivering aid.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s contracts are tendered in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directive and the UK Public Procurement Regulations 2015, the focus of which is to ensure open and fair competition between bidders. This means our contracts are competitively tendered following a set of standard processes set out in the regulations. This competitive approach helps ensure value for money in the delivery of UK aid. British companies have continued to be very successful in this competitive market with UK firms winning 80% of our contracts in 2018/19.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL16769 more like this
HL16770 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:59:57.373Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1744
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135451
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Billing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to use blockchain-based smart-contracts to ensure that small and medium sized enterprises are protected from late payment by larger companies in the supply chain. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16772 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the impact late payments can have on businesses, particularly small and medium sized enterprises.</p><p> </p><p>Blockchain technology is one solution of how this can be tackled.. For example, smart contracts can initiate payments based on digitally approved work or digitally tracked goods delivery. This enables businesses to be paid automatically, reducing the need for invoicing and preventing delays in payments. The technology ensures a high level of transparency for all parties involved, and helps prevent organisations from taking unilateral actions to alter original contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is supporting the development of blockchain technology in the UK and officials in the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport are exploring potential pilot projects with government departments. The Department for Business recently published the government response on the call for evidence to end late payments to small businesses. Many SMEs supply to government and, as one of the UK's largest corporate buyers, it is our responsibility to ensure suppliers are paid promptly and to examine where the use of technology can help with this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T13:58:04.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:58:04.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1135452
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Jamal Khashoggi more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Goudie on 27 June, what repercussions the UK has indicated to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would follow should international judicial norms not be followed in all matters relating to the death of Jamal Khashoggi. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16773 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The British Government condemns Jamal Khashoggi's killing in the strongest possible terms. The Government remains clear that anyone found responsible must be held fully accountable. The ongoing Saudi judicial process is an important element in the process to establish accountability. We expect it to proceed in line with internationally recognised legal standards. The UK attends the trial as part of a group of international observers. We attend all trials of international concern where host governments permit us to do so. It would not be appropriate for us to comment on an ongoing legal process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T11:32:03.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T11:32:03.747Z
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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 Viscount Waverley more like this
1134345
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 China and Iran: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the respective Nationality Acts of (1) China, and (2) Iran, on British dual nationals, in particular their impact on general safety, vulnerability to blackmail and security risks; what advice they give those dual nationals when travelling to those countries; and what protection they give to those when affected. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16630 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) produces country-specific travel advice for British nationals. The travel advice for China and Iran contains specific information for British dual nationals. The FCO advises British-Iranian dual nationals against all travel to Iran. The assistance the FCO can provide to British nationals is set out in the public guide, &quot;Support for British nationals abroad: a guide&quot;, which also contains information on how we can help dual nationals. Consular assistance is tailored to the individual circumstances of each case, though the FCO cannot normally help dual nationals when they are in the country of their other nationality. Further advice for British-Chinese dual nationals in China is also available on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T13:33:14.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:33:14.247Z
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4210
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 Viscount Waverley more like this
1134346
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 Sanctions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 June, whether they can provide examples of the evidence on which they based their answer; and what assessment they have made of whether leaders of countries targeted by UK sanctions care about the effects of such sanctions on citizens of those countries. more like this
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Viscount Waverley remove filter
star this property uin HL16631 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>​Sanctions are designed to effect a change in behaviour through coercing or constraining an individual or entity, or sending a clear political signal of international discontent at particular behaviour. Linking behaviour change to sanctions explicitly is challenging as it is difficult to judge the extent of the influence of sanctions alone as they are always deployed as part of a broader strategy, accompanied by other policy tools. The majority of sanctions implemented by the UK are EU and UN sanctions. It is difficult to assess the personal opinions of the political leadership of countries which have been sanctioned; however, sanctions are carefully targeted and not intended to be punitive in nature.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T13:33:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:33:37.8Z
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4210
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 Viscount Waverley more like this