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1151758
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their projections of sea level rises around the UK coast have been updated to reflect the findings of the Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, approved on 24 September. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
uin HL17920 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18), which was produced by the Met Office and other experts and co-funded by BEIS and Defra, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), both drew on the previous IPCC 5<sup>th</sup> Assessment Report data, plus more recent findings on topics such as the future contribution from the Antarctic ice sheet. Since publication of the IPCC SROCC report the Met Office have released on their <a href="https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/assets/metofficegovuk/pdf/weather/learn-about/climate/ocean-and-cryosphere-report/srocc_sea_level_rise.pdf" target="_blank">website</a> a comparison of the main global sea-level rise results in UKCP18 and SROCC.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T14:45:38.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T14:45:38.323Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4297
label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
1171773
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that dozens of Syrian Islamist mercenaries loyal to Turkey have recently travelled to Libya and Algeria, and that some have then successfully entered Europe. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL535 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>​We are aware of reports of foreign combatants travelling from Syria to engage in armed conflict in Libya. We are not able to confirm that any of these fighters have travelled to Algeria or Europe.</p><p>The UK continues to press all the parties in Libya to support the current ceasefire and engage in the UN-led political process, in line with the conclusions of the Berlin conference on Libya on 19 January.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2020-01-29T14:00:26.057Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T14:00:26.057Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1171777
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a mandatory phase-out of horticultural peat as part of their forthcoming England Peat Strategy; and when they intend to publish that strategy. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL539 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>The Government is committed to phasing out the use of peat in horticulture in England by 2030. In 2011, we set a voluntary target to phase out the use of horticultural peat in the amateur sector by 2020, and the professional sector by 2030. While some progress has been made, we stated in the 25 Year Environment Plan that we would consider implementing further measures if there is insufficient movement to peat alternatives by 2020. We will set out plans to speed up progress on ending the use of horticultural peat in the England Peat Strategy, which we will publish this year.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T15:27:05.113Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T15:27:05.113Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1171779
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to fund the provision of independent advice for farmers in any new agricultural support schemes. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL541 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
answer text <p>Our Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme is the cornerstone of our new agricultural policy. Founded on the principle of “public money for public goods”, ELM is intended to provide a powerful vehicle for achieving the goals of the 25 Year Environment Plan and commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, while supporting our rural economy. <br></p><p>ELM is looking into several options for sourcing advisors, considering both private and public sector options. The options we are considering allow flexibility to source experienced advisors in the short-term for the National Pilot, whilst building sufficient and high-quality advisor capacity to support the full roll out of ELM. The National Pilot provides an opportunity to co-design with stakeholders and land managers the most appropriate way to provide this capacity and whether it is provided from the public or private sector.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-28T14:50:06.517Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T14:50:06.517Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1171780
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to comply with International Maritime Organisation protocols that require ships to purify their ballast water to prevent the arrival of invasive species, including (1) Chinese mitten crabs, (2) Portuguese oysters, and (3) zebra mussels, in ships’ ballast tanks. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL542 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-28more like thismore than 2020-01-28
answer text <p>The Department for Transport is currently developing the UK legislative package to enable the UK to accede to the International Convention on the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments by Summer 2020 with implementing legislation in place by Autumn 2020.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2020-01-28T14:05:01.06Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-28T14:05:01.06Z
answering member
4580
label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1171792
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific offences are categorised as a hate crime; and what are the criteria for such categorisation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL554 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>The law responds to hate crime in four ways by:</p><ul><li>providing for additional “aggravated” offences with longer sentences in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 if an offender demonstrated hostility or was motivated by hostility based on race or religion.</li><li>prohibiting conduct that is likely to stir up hatred on grounds of race, or intended to do so on grounds of religion or sexual orientation in the Public Order Act 1986.</li><li>providing for enhanced sentencing under sections 145 and 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 if hostility is motivated by any of the five protected characteristics: disability, transgender status, race, religion or sexual orientation; and</li><li>providing Sentencing guidelines. Section 125(1) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 requires that a sentencing judge must follow any sentencing guideline which is relevant to their case. This includes, for example, consideration of whether the offence was motivated by racial or religious hostility, or if it was motivated by or demonstrated hostility towards the victim based on one or more of several of the victim’s characteristics: age, sex, gender identity (or presumed gender identity), disability (or presumed disability) or sexual orientation.</li></ul><p>The Government have invited the Law Commission to review the law relating to hate crime and to make recommendations to the Government for its reform. The review began in March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Specifically, the Law Commission have been asked to consider the current range of offences and aggravating factors in sentencing, and to make recommendations on the most appropriate models to ensure that the criminal law provides consistent and effective protection from conduct motivated by hatred towards protected groups or characteristics. The review will also take account of the existing range of protected characteristics, identifying any gaps in the scope of protection currently offered under the law and making recommendations to promote a consistent approach.</p><p> </p><p>The Law Commission plan to issue a consultation on this matter in early 2020. Further information on the review can be found on the Law Commission webpage at: <a href="https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/hate-crime/" target="_blank">https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/hate-crime/</a></p>
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T13:53:46.363Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T13:53:46.363Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1171794
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the support that is available to people with photosensitive epilepsy. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
uin HL556 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>No specific assessment has been made.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T17:10:08.467Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T17:10:08.467Z
answering member
4019
label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
tabling member
3801
label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
1171795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the activities of members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, in particular the Quds Force; and what plans they have to proscribe members of its leadership as terrorist entities. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Eaton more like this
uin HL557 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>​We have long expressed our deep concerns about the destabilising activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and IRGC Qods Force, including illicit economic activity, and support to militant and proscribed groups around the region. The IRGC as a whole remains subject to EU and UN sanctions; a large number of associated individuals and entities are also designated. We continue to review the list of proscribed groups, but do not routinely comment on consideration of specific organisations.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T14:01:50.83Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T14:01:50.83Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4184
label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
1171797
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of British nationals and diplomatic representatives in Iran. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Eaton more like this
uin HL559 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>​The safety and security of British nationals and our staff is of paramount importance and we keep our security posture under regular review. We have strengthened the travel advice to Iran and will keep it under constant review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T14:02:03.843Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T14:02:03.843Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4184
label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
1171800
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 6 August 2019 (HL17643), how much new funding they provided in 2019 for new measures to prevent the transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
uin HL562 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-29more like thismore than 2020-01-29
answer text <p>Public Health England has not received any new funding for the prevention of transmission of the carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-29T16:28:53.037Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-29T16:28:53.037Z
answering member
4019
label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
tabling member
3596
label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this