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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support 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 when they expect the Inter-Ministerial Group on Family support from Conception to Age Two to report. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Farmer more like this
uin HL16372 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>The Early Years Family Support Ministerial Group is considering how the Government can improve the coordination and cost-effectiveness of early years (conception to age 2) family support and identify gaps in available provision. The group will make recommendations to Secretaries of State in due course.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-20T11:26:41.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:26:41.56Z
answering member
57
label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
tabling member
4321
label Biography information for Lord Farmer more like this
1132187
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Solar Power: Faversham 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 proposed construction of a solar farm near Faversham by Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd, in particular the impact of that development on the (1) local environment, in particular Graveney Marshes, (2) wildlife, and (3) availability of farmland; and what consideration they have given to the representations by local residents made to the Planning Inspectorate about such a development, in particular the 98 per cent of such representations which objected to the development. more like this
tabling member printed
Earl Cathcart more like this
uin HL16348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>The Cleve Hill Solar Park proposal is the subject of an application for development consent under the Planning Act 2008. The application is currently being examined by The Planning Inspectorate with members of the public and other interested parties able to take part in the Examination. The Planning Inspectorate has published an Examination Timetable on its web-site. The Examination will consider a range of issues including biodiversity and nature conservation.</p><p>The Examination will last for up to six months with completion scheduled for 29 November 2019. The Planning Inspectorate then has three months to produce its report and recommendations for my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who has up to three months to consider them, and all relevant matters that are drawn to his attention, before determining whether consent should be granted or refused.</p><p>The Secretary of State’s role in the decision-making process is quasi-judicial, so it is not appropriate for him or his Ministers to comment on the merits or otherwise of the solar park proposal at this stage.</p>
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T16:40:58.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:58.19Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
2463
label Biography information for Earl Cathcart more like this
1131875
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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
hansard heading Darfur: Human Rights 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 by Amnesty International stating that forces of the government of Sudan, including the Rapid Support Forces and allied militias, have continued to commit war crimes and other serious human rights violations in Darfur, including (1) the destruction of villages, (2) unlawful killings, and (3) sexual violence, in the last year. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL16293 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>We continue to support efforts to deliver long-term peace for the people in Darfur, including through development and humanitarian assistance. We condemn the recent looting of the UN mission's West Darfur Headquarters and call for all to respect humanitarian principles. We have been consistent in public and in private that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed.</p><p>On 6 June, the Minister of State for Africa summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our grave concerns at the use of all forms of violence, including sexual violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected, the resumption of the political process leading to an agreed peaceful transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-20T12:39:38.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T12:39:38.037Z
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
1131876
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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
hansard heading Darfur: Human Rights 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, in the light of continued reported human rights abuses in Darfur, whether they will oppose (1) the withdrawal of all the remaining United Nations African Union Peacekeepers (UNAMID) from Darfur by June 2020, and (2) the closure of the remaining UNAMID team sites by December 2019, at all forthcoming meetings of the UN Security Council; and whether they will raise at those meetings the failure to hand over closed UNAMID bases for civilian purposes and their current occupation and use by Sudan's Rapid Support Forces. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL16294 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>We will continue to support a gradual, conditions-based review of the conditions for the exit of the UN/Africa Union hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and await the outcome of the UNAMID Strategic Review, which will take account of the current circumstances in Sudan.</p><p>Despite recent reports of violence in areas of Darfur since the removal of Bashir as President and the establishment of the Transitional Military Council, the security situation on the ground has evolved in much of Darfur, and therefore we supported the Security Council's decision in June 2018 to reconfigure UNAMID. However, we recognise that the security situation remains fragile. Our priority is to ensure that changes made to the Mission are sensible, with appropriate review points, and to make sure that a smaller, more flexible UNAMID is still able to fulfil the core components of its mandate.</p><p>At the UN Security Council, we have urged fellow Council members closely to monitor the impact of UNAMID's reconfiguration, and carefully consider whether the situation on the ground remains conducive to further changes. We are in regular contact with UNAMID and are monitoring the reconfiguration of the Mission closely.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20T12:41:28.237Z
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
1131888
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Navy: Housing 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 progress has been made with initiatives to (1) encourage and enable serving members of the Royal Navy to purchase homes near to bases where they are serving, and (2) provide information about financial assistance that is available to those members. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
uin HL16306 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
answer text <p>As well as access to Forces Help to Buy and Government Help to Buy schemes the Royal Navy is leading on the tri-service pilot for the Future Accommodation Model which will commence at the end of September 2019. This will offer further incentive for home-ownership for Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel.</p> more like this
answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:40:21.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:40:21.783Z
answering member
2000
label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
tabling member
1138
label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
1131900
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage 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 Lord Henley on 17 April (HL15078), when they will publish the details of the projects that have been successful as part of the Carbon Capture and Utilisation Demonstration Programme and the Call for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage Innovation. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
uin HL16318 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>We will be announcing the details of the successful projects in due course.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T16:41:06.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:06.71Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
4286
label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1131901
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Climate Change 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 Lord Henley on 17 April (HL15076), whether they will publish any advice they have received about solar radiation management (SRM) technologies having clear winners and losers; whether they will publish the reasons for their decision to cease research into SRM technologies; whether they intend to review that decision; and if so, when. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Mendelsohn more like this
uin HL16319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>Research into Solar Radiation Management (SRM) technologies was commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals; references are given in our published position statement, attached.</p><p> </p><p>We did not commission further research because the next logical step was to do similar studies with different climate models run by institutions in other countries. This has been taken forward by the World Climate Research Programme’s Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), which has served to coordinate SRM simulations across international modelling groups. Results from this project indicate that there are still large uncertainties in the effectiveness of SRM and its potential wider impacts on the environment. This work is ongoing and the Government maintains an interest in its outputs.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T16:43:18.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:43:18.137Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
attachment
1
file name SRM position statement_attachment.docx more like this
title SRM technologies statement more like this
tabling member
4286
label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1131916
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Energy: Research 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 encourage the responsible development of materials for new energy technologies. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL16334 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>We are in regular contact with the UK’s advanced materials sector, and seek to encourage regular engagement between advance material producers and potential end user sectors (including energy, transportation, construction, defence) to maximise the potential for collaboration, supporting the growth of advanced manufacturing in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T16:41:22.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:41:22.833Z
answering member
2616
label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1131923
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading EU Defence Policy 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 they are currently involved in the negotiations over the Permanent Structured Cooperation and the European Defence Fund; if so, which government department is leading on those negotiations; and (1) when, (2) where, and (3) with whom, the last meeting was held. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord West of Spithead more like this
uin HL16341 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>As a full EU Member State, the UK continues to participate in meetings and discussions regarding EU defence initiatives including Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and the European Defence Fund (EDF).</p><p> </p><p>The UK has not joined PESCO but recognises its potential to support increased defence investment in Europe and the development of capabilities that contribute to NATO. As a non-participating Member State the UK has no voting rights on PESCO matters, but we do contribute to discussions where appropriate. Any future UK participation in PESCO projects will be subject to the rules governing third country access that are still being negotiated by PESCO Participating Member States.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration provides the option for the UK to participate in capability projects through the EDF, subject to conditions in Union Law. The UK has contributed to discussions about the draft EDF Regulations. Any UK participation in EDF projects would need to be aligned with our requirements and represent value for money.</p><p> </p><p>EU Defence Ministers last discussed PESCO and the EDF at the May Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) in Brussels.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is the Government department with responsibility for EDF and PESCO matters.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T15:29:44.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:29:44.31Z
answering member
2000
label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
tabling member
3834
label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1131440
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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
hansard heading North Korea: Capital Punishment 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 report by Transitional Justice Working Group’s Mapping the Fate of the Dead: Killings and Burials in North Korea, published in June, which identified 318 public execution sites in North Korea. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL16234 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
answer text <p>The report produced by the Transitional Justice Working Group is deeply troubling. While we have no means to verify its specific claims, many North Korean defectors have told consistent stories of having witnessed summary executions and extra-judicial killings, and have described this practice as widespread. We utterly condemn the use of summary executions.</p><p>We will continue to raise with North Korea our concerns over its arbitrary use of the death penalty and the wider human rights situation in the country, in international fora and through our Embassy in Pyongyang and the North Korean Embassy in London. Our long standing policy is to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle, and we continue to be a strong supporter of the UN General Assembly Resolution for the moratorium on the use of the death penalty.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:56:44.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:56:44.733Z
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