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star this property date less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
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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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid 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, in the light of the reports of a senior World Vision official in Gaza diverting funds to Hamas, what steps they are taking to ensure that UK aid given to projects in Gaza and the West Bank is not misappropriated. more like this
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Lord Polak more like this
unstar this property uin HL1718 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The recent allegations against the senior World Vision official in Gaza are deeply concerning. DFID does not fund World Vision operations in Gaza or the Occupied Palestinian Territories more widely. DFID’s programmes are subject to stringent safeguards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:12:02.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:12:02.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Polak more like this
437014
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Eurostar 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, in the light of the building developments in Stratford, the Olympic Park, and the Lower Lea Valley, what practical steps they are taking to ensure that Eurostar stops at Stratford International in future. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
unstar this property uin HL4480 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 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <p>I recognise the international importance of the HS1 network in allowing high-speed rail services from London to reach Europe, whilst noting that no international services currently serve Stratford International station.</p><br /><p>Eurostar, in which the government recently sold its 40% stake, accesses the HS1 network on an open access basis and is not subject to the terms of a franchise agreement or a contract let by government. Government has no power to direct or specify that Eurostar stops at Stratford International station. A decision made by Eurostar not to serve Stratford International would be as a result of commercial imperatives and priorities, for example, the potential revenue derived from customers using the station or the increased journey time which a further stop would involve. It would not be appropriate for government to interfere with that decision-making process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:40:22.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:40:22.807Z
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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 Lord Mawson more like this
225795
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Ethnic Groups 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, in the light of reductions in the workforce of police forces, what steps they are taking to recruit more police officers and support staff from ethnic minority communities. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
unstar this property uin HL5555 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 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
star this property answer text <p>It is vital that the police reflect the communities they serve and I am determined to improve Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in all 43 forces in England and Wales.</p><p>A number of police forces are currently recruiting officers. Decisions on when and how to recruit individuals are for the chief officer of a police force. It is important that they use equalities legislation, including positive action provisions, to make better progress in terms of recruitment of under-represented groups.</p><p>This Government's reforms have already made improvements, for example we set up the College of Policing which has embarked on a major programme of work, BME Progression 2018, looking at recruitment, retention and progression of black and minority ethnic officers, including the development of an evidence base of successful approaches used by forces.</p><p>As part of this programme the College recently published Positive Action Practical Advice, which advises forces on the use of lawful positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of officers from under-represented groups.</p><p>Also, under this Government innovative schemes such as Direct Entry and Police Now are increasing the number of BME recruits to the police, showing that you can achieve better representation while attracting the best and the brightest into policing.</p><p>Of the nine direct entry superintendents who began their superintendent training four (44%) are women and two (22%) are from an ethnic minority background. This is significantly more representative than the current make up of the superintendent rank which is comprised of 17% women and 4% from an ethnic minority background.</p><p>Police Now, an innovative graduate scheme implemented in the Metropolitan Police, received such a high calibre of applicants that it made provisional offers to 79 individuals, up from an anticipated 50. Of these, 16% per cent are from a BME background as compared to the Metropolitan Police’s current BME officer make up of 11%, and the national police BME proportion of 5.2%.</p><p>The Metropolitan Police also introduced its London residency criteria for recruits in August 2014 since when the proportion of BME applicants has risen to approximately 40%, a percentage which now matches the BME population of London.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-03-13T14:04:20.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:04:20.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
450542
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading London Airports 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 statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 December 2015 (HL Deb, col 1885) on aviation capacity, what additional work is now being undertaken on (1) air quality, (2) noise, (3) carbon emissions, (4) surface access to airports, (5) managing the wider impacts of airports on local communities, and (6) the funding and financing of new runways; and when this work will be complete. more like this
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Baroness Valentine more like this
unstar this property uin HL5904 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 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>We are testing the Airports Commission’s work on air quality further against the Government’s new air quality plan, as recommended by the Environmental Audit Committee. This is additional work to test compliance, and build confidence that expansion can take place within legal limits. The further work on air quality is only one element of a wider package of further work.</p><p> </p><p>We are dealing with concerns about noise to get the best outcome for residents, and doing more work on carbon to address concerns on sustainability, particularly during construction. We want to make sure that communities get the best possible mitigation deal.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are doing due diligence on the plans for surface access to the airports by talking to both the promoters and the key delivery bodies.</p><p> </p><p>We are also carrying out extra assurance to assess the runways’ potential both locally and nationally so it can deliver more jobs, more growth and more apprenticeships.</p><p> </p><p>On funding and financing, the Airports Commission has provided an extensive examination of the costs, financing, and commercial viability of airport expansion. The Airports Commission and the scheme promoters have made it clear that new runway capacity will be privately delivered and financed.</p><p> </p><p>We anticipate that all this further work will conclude over the summer.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T12:04:18.33Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T12:04:18.33Z
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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 Baroness Valentine more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-10-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services 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 publication of <i>Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health</i>, whether they intend to publish a national Mental Health Strategy. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
unstar this property uin HL2508 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 2016-11-02more like thismore than 2016-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomed the independent taskforce’s recommendations for mental health and fully endorses the report. We continue to work across Government departments to progress taking the taskforce recommendations forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-11-02T16:10:37.537Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-02T16:10:37.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
514673
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star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Lobbying 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 Lord Bridges of Headley on 19 April (HL Deb, col 543) on government grant agreements, whether an academic research institution which is also a charity and is in receipt of government funding from research councils will be covered by the proposed anti-lobbying clauses expected to be introduced in grant agreements from 1 May. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
unstar this property uin HL7819 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 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>As the Minister for the Cabinet Office the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock made clear on 27 April, we are committed to protecting taxpayers' money from being wasted on government lobbying government. We are pausing the implementation of this clause into grant agreements, pending a review of the representations made.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T14:04:29.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T14:04:29.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
389131
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Finance 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 announcement that they intend to channel part of the Network Grant through passenger franchise operators, whether they intend to do the same for freight operating companies and open-access passenger companies. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
unstar this property uin HL1317 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 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We currently have no plans to re-route Government support for rail infrastructure through freight or open access operators.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T10:21:02.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T10:21:02.763Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 June (HL446) and 27 June (HL808), whether when providing those answers they were aware that the payment window had already been extended to October, and if so, why that was not reflected in those answer. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
unstar this property uin HL1157 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 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The deadline for 2015 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments remains 30 June 2016 and as stated in the response of 17 June, this is the deadline the Rural Payments Agency was working towards for the remaining top up BPS payments. On 8 June, Commissioner Hogan confirmed his intention to extend the date by which Member States may make CAP direct payments without the usual reductions in the rate of reimbursement from the EU to the Member States concerned. This does not constitute an extension to the payment window. It means that, subject to a successful request, payments can continue to be made after 30 June without the application of the usual reductions for late payments on the Member State.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently assessing the UK position in terms of the value of payments made by 30 June and the expected value of payments to be made before 15 October for each of the four UK paying agencies. Once this assessment has been completed we will be in a position to decide whether the UK needs to submit a request to the Commission for such penalties to be waived.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-07-26T13:08:40.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T13:08:40.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading World Health Organisation: Treaties 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 December 2015 (HL3862), what legal basis the World Health Organization's treaties have in English law. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL5596 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 2016-02-10more like thismore than 2016-02-10
star this property answer text <p>Where the United Kingdom is party to a treaty which is in force, the United Kingdom government must comply, as a matter of international law, with its obligations under the treaty in good faith. This is required by the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.</p><p> </p><p>Where a particular obligation under a treaty has not been implemented in domestic legislation it does not directly form part of English law and the English courts do not have jurisdiction to apply it. However, there is also a strong presumption in the common law that all domestic legislation will, where possible, be interpreted so as to ensure that the United Kingdom is acting compatibly with its treaty obligations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-02-10T15:07:00.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-10T15:07:00.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
448817
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star this property date less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Smoking more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 8 December 2015 (HL3861), what assessment they have made of why, when the UK ranks number one in tobacco control activity of 34 European countries, nine other European countries have lower levels of smoking prevalence. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
unstar this property uin HL5597 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 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Countries use different ways to assess smoking prevalence within their population and there is variation as to whether they include daily, weekly, or occasional smokers within the figures. It is therefore not always possible to compare smoking prevalence rates directly between countries. In contrast, Joossens and Raws’s Tobacco Control Scale in Europe, which ranks the United Kingdom as number one in tobacco control activity of 34 European countries, uses a set criteria to assess the implementation of tobacco control policies across European countries, enabling a direct comparison to be made between the countries of tobacco control measures.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T14:37:20.98Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T14:37:20.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this