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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-10T23:19:27.680Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T23:19:27.680Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:16:54.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:16:54.687Z
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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star this property answering dept id 200 more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Security more like this
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star this property identifier HL213 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will initiate a debate in the House of Lords before any decision is taken to privatise the security arrangements of the House. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL213 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The following information about decisions on the new security contract arrangements was published in March 2014:</p><p>“In March 2015, the current contract with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide armed protection, policing and security officer functions will expire. Over the last year, the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme (SARP) Board has been working to analyse options and make a recommendation on new contract arrangements to be introduced next year. That recommendation was endorsed by the Lords House Committee and the Commons Commission.</p><p>The agreed recommendation is that the two Houses should renegotiate with the MPS to continue to provide security officer functions, armed protection and policing, whilst moving the provision of the search and screening function for the three main public entrances (Black Rod's Garden, Cromwell Green and Portcullis House) to a specialist commercial provider. The Clerk of the House and the Clerk of the Parliaments have now written to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner requesting new arrangements from 2015, and a commercial procurement for search and screening will start soon.</p><p>This is a major contract for Parliament, both in terms of its financial value and its central role in ensuring the security of parliamentarians, employees and visitors to the Parliamentary Estate. As well as continuing to benefit from the expertise and experience of the Metropolitan Police officers and staff, new search and screening arrangements at the busiest public entrances will be better able to provide the greater flexibility and scalability needed to meet Parliament's changing requirements for public access”.</p><p>Discussions with the Metropolitan Police Service on future arrangements are continuing. Security matters are not discussed on the floor of the House and the House Committee has agreed to the initial approach taken by the Security Arrangements Renewal Programme Board. That Committee will be further consulted during the process. I have no plans to initiate a debate on the floor of the House.</p>
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less than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:07:15.9211065Z
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-10T23:19:28.850Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T23:19:28.850Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:16:57.310Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:16:57.310Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
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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 Constituencies: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL215 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:20:06.1089633Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:20:06.1089633Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the event that Scottish voters opt for an independent Scotland, what plans they have in relation to the status of Scottish constituencies at the 2015 general election. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL215 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>If the people of Scotland vote to leave the UK, the UK would continue in its current form and with its existing Parliament, laws, institutions and responsibilities for governing Scotland up to the point that independence were given legal effect, unless the UK Parliament were to pass legislation to change existing arrangements. It would be for the UK Parliament to determine, in the event of a ‘yes' vote, what, if any changes should be made to existing arrangements.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:20:06.1089633Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:20:06.1089633Z
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-10T23:19:29.117Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T23:19:29.117Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:16:58.823Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:16:58.823Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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star this property hansard heading Charities more like this
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star this property identifier HL216 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:33:16.8041887Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:33:16.8041887Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 13 May (WA 467), whether the annual gross income of charities included contributions from central government; and, if so, what was their total contribution. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL216 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Central government does contribute to the total income of registered charities, but the Charity Commission does not keep figures on this. According to the 2014 UK Voluntary Sector Almanac, published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, in 2011/12 voluntary sector organisations received over £5.9 billion of central government and NHS funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:33:16.8041887Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:33:16.8041887Z
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:14.950Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:14.950Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:22:24.810Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:22:24.810Z
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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star this property hansard heading Elections: Fraud more like this
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star this property identifier HL454 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:32:46.1338451Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:32:46.1338451Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rates of (1) misuse of postal votes, and (2) voting fraud, in the light of the recent local elections and the European Parliamentary elections. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL454 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The integrity of our elections is central to our democracy. The introduction of Individual Electoral Registration will make the electoral register more accurate and secure.</p><p>The Government will carefully consider any findings by the Electoral Commission in relation to the elections held on 22 May 2014 to determine whether any further measures may be needed to support electoral integrity.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:32:46.1338451Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:32:46.1338451Z
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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950
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property date tabled less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property ddp created less than 2014-04-01T22:51:52.717Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T22:51:52.717Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:04:29.587Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL6527 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their package of sanctions towards Russia, they intend to instruct Centrica to cancel their agreement with Gazprom to supply the United Kingdom with gas; and if so, what will be the consequences for United Kingdom gas supplies and energy prices. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 HL6527 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The international community has sent a clear, strong, consistent message to Russia. The sanctions we have imposed to date are having an impact. The European Council is clear that it will respond with further wide-ranging measures if there is any further destabilisation in Ukraine by Russia.</p><p> </p><p>The contract between Gazprom and Centrica is a commercial matter. It relates to a small part of total gas supply to the UK. While the contract is with a Russian company, the gas can be sourced from anywhere in the European network. The UK is not dependent on Russian energy imports and this contract does not alter that.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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25277
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-09T22:02:41.087Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T22:02:41.087Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:15:43.890Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:15:43.890Z
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property question status Tabled 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
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star this property identifier HL161 more like this
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star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T17:09:07.6370241Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:09:07.6370241Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Newby on 6 May (WA 314), what is their estimate of the average additional weekly cost of food to United Kingdom families arising from membership of the Common Agricultural Policy. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL161 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>As stated in the previous response to WA 314, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) calculates the annual monetary value of gross transfers from EU consumers arising from policies underpinning the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The OECD estimates that EU consumers faced higher food prices equivalent to approximately €16 billion in 2012. This equates to 4% of consumption expenditure on agricultural commodities (at farm gate prices), and compares to an average 71% in the late 1980s.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Agricultural commodity prices are a key factor in determining food retail prices but other factors are also important, such as energy prices and exchange rates. Therefore the impact of CAP on consumers' weekly cost of food will be less than the 4% figure reported above.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is no agreed OECD methodology to disaggregate estimates to individual EU member states, so these figures are not available at the UK level.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-06-18T17:09:07.6370241Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T17:09:07.6370241Z
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950
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star this property answer date less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property date tabled less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
star this property ddp created less than 2014-04-01T22:51:53.200Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-01T22:51:53.200Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:04:30.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:04:30.477Z
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL6528 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 55 more like this
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the financial impact, in terms of percentage of United Kingdom food prices, of the United Kingdom's participation in the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy; and what is their assessment of the overall effect on the United Kingdom economy if the Common Agricultural Policy were abandoned. more like this
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2013/14 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2013/14 HL6528 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) cost EU consumers approximately €16 billion in 2012 as a result of higher food prices. This equates to 4% of consumption expenditure on agricultural commodities (at farm gate prices).</p><p>The Government does not have estimates of the effect of abandoning the current CAP programme. However studies are available from 2009 which estimated the impact of removing aspects of the CAP policies and budgets that were in place at the time:</p><p>1) Modelling commissioned by Defra estimated the impact of phasing out direct payments in CAP and liberalising agricultural trade. The results vary by sector, ranging from a negligible impact expected on UK cereal production and prices to around a 25% reduction in beef prices and production.</p><p>2) A European Commission study estimates the impact of eliminating direct payments and liberalising trade. The results showed a 6% reduction in land use and a 30% reduction in land prices across Europe. However the impact on agro-food production was modest and food price changes ranged from a 33% fall in beef, to just a 1% fall for milk and eggs.</p><p> </p>
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less than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-16T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-09T22:02:41.367Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T22:02:41.367Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:15:45.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:15:45.183Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 EU Enlargement more like this
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star this property identifier HL162 more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:47:20.4064997Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:47:20.4064997Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister's comments in Brussels on 27 May that Brussels was "too big and too busy" indicate that they intend to oppose any further expansion of the European Union. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL162 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my Rt. Hon Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron)'s comment was that Brussels is “too big and too bossy”. He was referring to the need for the EU to reform to become less interfering and more competitive, flexible and democratically accountable. He was not pronouncing on the EU's territorial size.</p><p>The UK continues to be a strong supporter of enlargement based on firm but fair conditionality, focussing on key concerns shared by many Member States, particularly around the rule of law. Enlargement has proved a huge driver of peace, prosperity and progress across our continent.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:47:20.4064997Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:47:20.4064997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property date tabled less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property ddp created less than 2014-06-18T21:17:14.747Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T21:17:14.747Z
star this property ddp modified less than 2015-02-06T18:22:23.500Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T18:22:23.500Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria more like this
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star this property identifier HL453 more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T12:44:26.3948815Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T12:44:26.3948815Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 17 June (WS 586–88), whether they plan to abandon their demand that President Assad step down and to urge co-operation between his government and the official opposition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham and other Islamic terrorist groups in Syria. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2014/15 HL453 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Assad regime is the primary cause of terrorism in Syria, not the solution to it. The most effective way to tackle terrorism in Syria is to support the moderate opposition in its efforts to protect the Syrian people from the twin threats of tyranny and terrorism. The only sustainable solution to the crisis in Syria is to reach a negotiated political transition by the mutual consent of both sides – this is the principle in the Geneva Communiqué as endorsed by the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T12:44:26.3948815Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T12:44:26.3948815Z
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star this property answer date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 17 June (WA 37), which third countries envisage joining the European Union; and what assessment they have made of the impact of further European Union enlargement, particularly on the financing of the European Union and migration. more like this
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2014/15 more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Six countries currently have been awarded Candidate Status by the European Union (EU). Of these, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are currently in accession negotiations. Iceland has suspended its accession negotiations. Macedonia is a candidate country but has not yet opened accession negotiations. Last month, the European Council endorsed the decision to grant Candidate Status to Albania. Two further countries are recognised as potential candidates. These are Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.</p><p>The current governments of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have all publicly expressed an interest in joining the EU.</p><p>The accession process is a lengthy one, involving detailed negotiation of 35 Chapters of the EU Acquis, with candidate countries required to adapt their administrative and institutional infrastructures and bring their national legislation into line with EU legislation in these areas. Financing of the EU and migration will be addressed at several stages in this process, notably in EU Common Positions and related impact assessments by the European Commission on Chapter 2 (Free Movement of Workers), Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) and 33 (Financial and Budgetary Provisions). We welcome the emphasis that EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fule, has placed upon economic governance in the enlargement process, which should increase economic convergence between accession countries and the EU and reduce migratory pressures.</p><p>The UK has not produced national impact assessments on EU enlargement in addition to the European Commission's own impact assessments. As part of the Government's review of the balance of competences with the European Union, however, reports are due to be published on enlargement and free movement of persons.</p>
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