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1041187
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Pakistan: Ahmadiyya more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the exclusion of Ahmadi Muslims from the right to vote in Pakistan’s elections. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL12769 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answer text <p>We are deeply concerned about restrictions on the freedom of religion or belief in Pakistan. The Government strongly condemns the discrimination of all minorities, including legislation which acts as a barrier to Ahmadiyya Muslims taking part in the democratic process fully.</p><p>We regularly raise with the Government of Pakistan at senior levels the importance of religious tolerance and its duty to uphold the rights of all Pakistan’s citizens regardless of religious identity. The Prime Minister emphasised the importance of advancing the rights of minorities during her telephone call with Imran Khan in August following his election as Prime Minister of Pakistan. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister in September 2018.</p><p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan’s human rights record in 2017, the UK urged Pakistan to strengthen protection of minorities, including by having a fully inclusive electoral roll without discrimination or religious bias, and by establishing an independent National Commission for Minorities.</p><p>We continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee fully the rights of all Pakistani citizens, including religious minorities, and to honour its international obligations.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-23T16:20:42.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T16:20:42.27Z
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
1041188
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legitimacy of the presidential election results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL12770 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>We note the provisional results announced by the electoral commission (CENI) and the decision made by the constitutional court to uphold this result. As the Foreign Secretary said on 10 January, we are very concerned about disparities in the presidential and parliamentary election results. At the UN Security Council on 11 January, we called on the National Episcopal Conference of the Congo (CENCO) and CENI to give further detail of their results data and analysis.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T15:39:09.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T15:39:09.67Z
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
1041189
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of the presidential election results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for foreign policy and aid policies. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL12771 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>We note the provisional results announced by the electoral commission (CENI) and the decision made by the constitutional court to uphold this result. We remain concerned about the disparities with the polling conducted by the National Episcopal Conference of the Congo (CENCO).</p><p>At the UN Security Council on 11 January, we called on CENCO and CENI to give further detail of their results data and analysis. We join the President of the AU Commission's call for all parties to preserve peace and urge restraint, and for all sides to respect the electoral process. It is crucial that the democratic will of the Congolese people is respected. No bilateral UK aid goes directly to the DRC Government.</p><p>The long-term policy implications of the DRC elections will be reviewed once the electoral process has completed. This is a critical moment for DRC and the wider region and we are monitoring the situation closely.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T14:23:34.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T14:23:34.243Z
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
1041190
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Pakistan: Asylum more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees about asylum seekers from Pakistani religious minorities who are living illegally in Thailand; when any such discussions were held; and what progress is being made in the resettlement of such asylum seekers. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL12772 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>Our Embassy in Bangkok closely followed the October 2018 detention in Thailand of approximately 100 people, mainly from Pakistan, whom the Thai authorities considered illegal immigrants, and has monitored other recent immigration crackdowns. On 2 November 2018 I spoke to the Thai Ambassador in London to raise our concerns over the detention of foreign nationals, including nationals of Pakistan, in Thailand. Later that month, our Embassy in Bangkok raised the issue with the Ministry of the Interior. We have also repeatedly urged Thailand to sign the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees. We believe that the actions of the Thai authorities are not aimed at any specific group or groups but apply to anyone whom they deem an illegal visa over-stayer. The UNHCR are working closely with the Royal Thai Government over asylum and resettlement issues.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T15:21:48.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:21:48.823Z
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
1041191
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading UN High Commissioner for Refugees more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has a consistent policy on resettling asylum seekers who claim that atheism or religious beliefs will lead to their persecution if returned to their countries of origin; if they have found that it is not consistent, what steps they are taking to ensure it is; how many such claimants have submitted applications to the UNHCR in Thailand; and how long, on average, it takes for such applications to be processed. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL12773 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>UNHCR is mandated to protect all refugees and other displaced persons, including those who fear persecution on the basis of religion. UNHCR’s procedures and criteria for determining refugee status include religious persecution, in line with the Refugee Convention. Where religious belief causes or heightens the risk a refugee faces, UNHCR will take this into consideration when assessing specific vulnerabilities, and determining the appropriate protection interventions (including but not limited to resettlement).</p><p> </p><p>HMG does not hold information on the number of asylum claims submitted to UNHCR in Thailand, or elsewhere; this information is held by UNHCR. Individual data is considered private and confidential and not normally shared with third parties (and never without the specific consent of the individual). Furthermore, UNHCR does not routinely identify or record beneficiaries by their religion where this has no bearing on their case. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T11:32:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T11:32:14.753Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1041192
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns raised by bishops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in response to the publication of provisional results for the recent presidential election. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL12774 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>A statement by the Committee of the National Episcopal Conference of the Congo (CENCO) on 10 January confirmed that CENCO deployed 40,000 observers for the 30 December elections, in all voting centres across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They reported that the provisional results announced by the electoral commission (CENI) were not in line with the data collected by their observation mission.</p><p>As the Foreign Secretary said on 10 January, we are very concerned about disparities in the presidential and parliamentary election results. At the UN Security Council on 11 January, we called on CENCO and CENI to give further detail of their results data and analysis. It is crucial that the democratic will of the Congolese people is respected. Peaceful, fair and credible democratic processes are vital to creating a prosperous DRC.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T14:24:23.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T14:24:23.493Z
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
1041193
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which Government department leads on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
uin HL12775 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) is a Foreign and Commonwealth Office lead. The Foreign Secretary continues to represent the PSVI at the Cabinet, while I, as the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, lead work across government, internationally with key partners including the UN, Commonwealth and civil society organisations.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T15:48:10.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T15:48:10.6Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
1041194
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
answering dept id 204 more like this
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
hansard heading Millbank House: Lighting more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how long the lights in Millbank House will be permanently switched on without any means to switch them off. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Beecham more like this
uin HL12776 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. Problems have been experienced with the lighting system installed in 1 Millbank. It appears that the controlling software has been corrupted, resulting in some users being unable to turn on or turn off particular lighting units. A solution is being urgently sought.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T16:44:43.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:44:43.927Z
answering member
2079
label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
tabling member
4181
label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1041195
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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
hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Living Wage more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Justice uses contractors that pay cleaners, security guards and receptionists less than the London living wage; and if so, why they use such contractors. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Beecham more like this
uin HL12777 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answer text <p>The cleaning, security and reception services for the Ministry of Justice’s buildings are outsourced under a facilities management contract and individuals’ pay is a matter for their employer. The Ministry of Justice requires all its contractors to meet their statutory obligations on pay and terms and conditions, including paying the National Living Wage.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-25T13:38:18.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-25T13:38:18.707Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
4181
label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
1041196
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-14
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
hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of trains, per hour and per direction, planned for the section of HS2 from London to Birmingham Interchange when Phases (1) 1, (2) 1 and 2A, (3) 1, 2A and 2B are operational. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL12778 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The HS2 Development Agreement requires that the HS2 infrastructure to be capable of operating 10 trains per hour in each direction in phase 1, 10 trains per hours in each direction at phase 2a and 18 trains per hours in each direction at phase 2b.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T16:31:18.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:31:18.733Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this