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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
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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 impact of changes in student loan repayments to freeze the £21,000 income threshold cap on students and graduates from lower and middle incomes. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL4269 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p><del class="ministerial">The budget for the Tradeshow Access Programme was £11.05M in 2014/15 and the estimated spend in 2015/16 is £10.25M.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">For 2016/17 and beyond, UKTI will be reviewing how the Tradeshow Access Programme is aligned with other Export Services as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement. It is therefore not possible to confirm the budget at this stage.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">I will respond positively to a request for a meeting with the Sponsors Alliance subject to diary commitments.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government published an Equality Analysis of the impact of freezing the student loan repayment threshold on 25th November.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All borrowers whose earnings are above the repayment threshold will pay around £6 per week more (in nominal terms) by 2020/21. Those individuals with the lowest lifetime earnings will be affected the least, because they will either never earn above the earnings threshold, or will only do so for a more limited period of the loan’s life.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The full Equality Analysis is attached, but can also be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf</a></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Z
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less than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property file name HL4269 attachment -freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf more like this
star this property title Equality Analysis more like this
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35662
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Young People more like this
star 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 more programmes or competitions for university students and recent graduates to encourage them to embrace entrepreneurship. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3090 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 2015-11-11more like thismore than 2015-11-11
star this property answer text <br /><p>This Government fully supports the promotion of entrepreneurship in higher education. In 2013/14, the Higher Education – Business and Community Interaction survey found that there were over 4,600 new graduate start-ups, up from 2,357 in 2009/10.</p><br /><p>The Government is championing closer collaboration between universities and business through the National Centre for Universities and Business which is supported by HEFCE, the Research Councils and Innovate UK. Higher Education Innovation Funding, delivered by HEFCE, also supports university collaboration with industry, the commercialisation of research, and promotes entrepreneurship, enterprise education and broader knowledge exchange.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2015-11-11T13:47:11.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-11T13:47:11.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
418792
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star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
star 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 what is their estimate of the proportion of student loans awarded to students undertaking (1) full-time, and (2) part-time, bachelor degrees that will never be repaid. more like this
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Baroness Sharp of Guildford more like this
star this property uin HL2227 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 2015-09-24more like thismore than 2015-09-24
star this property answer text <p>(1) We estimate that the proportion of the value of full time loans which will not be repaid is around 45%.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(2) Our current published estimate is that around 65% of the value of part time loans will not be repaid. We will update our estimate as we get more information on the characteristics of the students taking out these loans, and, in due course, actual repayments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department does not produce separate estimates for different levels of Higher Education qualifications. The figures mentioned above cover all higher education loans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2015-09-24T11:57:10.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-24T11:57:10.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sharp of Guildford more like this
419397
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students more like this
star 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 comparisons they have made between their current and previous schemes to encourage foreign students to prolong their studies and take up employment with United Kingdom business and industry; and whether, as a result, they plan to amend their current scheme. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL2328 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 2015-09-30more like thismore than 2015-09-30
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Prior to 2012 international students who successfully completed a degree at a UK institution could apply for permission to work in the UK for two years. This Post-Study Work route was closed from 6th April 2012 as it granted unrestricted access to the UK labour market for two years to non-EEA nationals at a time when a large number of British graduates were unable to find work. The route was also found to be heavily abused with many people taking up low-skilled work rather than the intended graduate level roles. There are no plans to reintroduce this scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has an excellent offer for overseas students graduating from UK universities wishing to remain in the UK. Those with an offer of a graduate-level job, paying a salary of at least £20,800, can take up sponsored employment for up to six years. In 2014 some 11,000 international students switched to skilled work. PhD students can stay in the UK for an extra year, under the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme, to look for work or start their own business. Graduate entrepreneurs can stay on for up to two years to develop their business in the UK. The Government has also made provisions for graduates wishing to undertake a period of professional training or a corporate internship related to their qualifications, before pursuing a career overseas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2015-09-30T13:41:29.283Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-30T13:41:29.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Dundee more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Northern Ireland 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 whether they are responsible for any aspects of the finance and operation of the two universities in Northern Ireland, and if not, who is. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL4893 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 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>Higher Education policy is devolved. The Department for Employment and Learning of the Northern Ireland Executive is the department responsible for Higher Education Institutions in Northern Ireland. This includes responsibility for providing funding to their HEIs for teaching and for recurrent research (also known as Quality Related research funding). In addition, the UK Government provides funding through the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ Science &amp; Research Budget for Research Councils, which are reserved bodies, and to the National Academies. The Research Councils provide funding for specific projects and programmes of research on a competitive basis open to universities across the United Kingdom, including those in Northern Ireland. Similarly, academics from universities across the UK can bid for funding from the National Academies.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2016-01-18T12:11:23.15Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T12:11:23.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Finance more like this
star 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 who supervises and audits public funding of universities in the UK. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL5015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>Responsibility for higher education is devolved.</p><p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has responsibility for oversight of the higher education sector in England.</p><p>For Higher Education Institute’s that receive HEFCE funding, the individual HEI’s external auditor is required to provide a statement in their audit report that public funding has been used for the purposes for which it was provided. HEFCE also seeks a range of other accountability returns from each HEI and carries out periodic ‘HEFCE Assurance Reviews’ of all HEIs.</p><p>Similar arrangements are in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. BIS is responsible for “alternative HE providers”, which includes some private universities, who are not in receipt of funding from HEFCE.</p><br /><p>Individual public bodies (such as Government Departments and Research Councils) are separately accountable for any public funding that they distribute.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2016-01-25T13:12:14.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T13:12:14.013Z
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4329
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird 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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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Written Questions 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 the Leader of the House what explanation she has received from the Ministry of Justice concerning its failure to answer by 9 September a Question for Written Answer that was asked on 20 July (HL1379). more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL1846 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 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park):</strong></p><p>I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. This process has been followed in both of the cases to which the noble Lord refers.</p><p>In the case of the Ministry of Justice question, I am informed that the delay related the process of transferring it to the right department for response. After discussion it was transferred to the Cabinet Office, who will provide a substantive answer by close of play this week. As regards the Department for Education questions, I am informed that the delay related to gathering complex data spanning a long period and the need to obtain clearance from across government. Both of the questions concerned have now been answered.</p><p>Regarding timely replies more generally, I have recently written to the three departments with the greatest proportion of late responses in the last session and I regularly set out the House’s expectations as they apply to QWAs to my frontbench team. Notwithstanding the cases referenced above, I am pleased to say that the proportion of on-time responses from the Ministry of Justice rose from 74% of questions in 2014-15 to 87% in 2015-16; while the Department for Education answered well over 90% of questions on time in both sessions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2016-09-27T15:42:54.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T15:42:54.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
582664
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what explanation she has received from the Department for Education concerning its failure to answer by 9 September two Questions for Written Answer that were asked on 19 July (HL1338) and 21 July (HL1440). more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL1847 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 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park):</strong></p><p>I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. This process has been followed in both of the cases to which the noble Lord refers.</p><p>In the case of the Ministry of Justice question, I am informed that the delay related the process of transferring it to the right department for response. After discussion it was transferred to the Cabinet Office, who will provide a substantive answer by close of play this week. As regards the Department for Education questions, I am informed that the delay related to gathering complex data spanning a long period and the need to obtain clearance from across government. Both of the questions concerned have now been answered.</p><p>Regarding timely replies more generally, I have recently written to the three departments with the greatest proportion of late responses in the last session and I regularly set out the House’s expectations as they apply to QWAs to my frontbench team. Notwithstanding the cases referenced above, I am pleased to say that the proportion of on-time responses from the Ministry of Justice rose from 74% of questions in 2014-15 to 87% in 2015-16; while the Department for Education answered well over 90% of questions on time in both sessions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2016-09-27T15:43:05.243Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T15:43:05.243Z
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4329
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
1059189
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Session more like this
star 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 the Leader of the House when she expects the current session of Parliament to end. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL13578 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 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>A date for the prorogation of the current session has not yet been set. The length of the first session was extended to give Parliament more time to consider the crucial legislation relating to Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
419181
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are supporting any peace initiatives between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL2254 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 2015-09-30more like thismore than 2015-09-30
star this property answer text <p>A sustainable and inclusive political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. The UK actively and fully supports the UN’s efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire and a mechanism for the withdrawal of forces, release of political prisoners and the resumption of an inclusive political process in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2216. We urge all sides to work together and engage in good faith in the UN process. We regularly discuss the conflict in Yemen with Saudi Arabian and Yemeni interlocutors; the Special Envoy to Yemen, Sir Alan Duncan, visited Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 16 – 21 September to demonstrate the UK’s continued support for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park remove filter
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less than 2015-09-30T15:28:40.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-30T15:28:40.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this