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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Venezuela more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits to the UK of holding gold reserves for the central bank of Venezuela, and (2) the value of gold held by the Bank of England for the central bank of Venezuela; and whether they have a role in intervening if a request is made to repatriate any such gold. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11688 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for the Central Bank of Venezuela as that is a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the benefits to the UK of the Bank of England holding gold reserves for other central banks. Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T16:54:39.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:54:39.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits to the UK of holding gold reserves for other central banks, and (2) the value of gold held by the Bank of England for other central banks. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for other central banks as that is a matter for the Bank of England. HM Treasury has not made an assessment of the benefits to the UK of the Bank of England holding gold reserves for other central banks. Holding gold reserves on behalf of any foreign central bank is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T16:48:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:48:15.057Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012163
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a role in deciding for which foreign governments and central banks the Bank of England should hold gold reserves; and if so, for which foreign governments and central banks the Bank of England holds gold reserves, and in what quantities. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL11690 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury does not have a role in deciding whether the Bank of England holds gold for foreign governments and central banks. HM Treasury is unable to substantiate whether the Bank of England holds gold for particular foreign governments and central banks as that is a matter for the Bank of England. The Bank of England does not share information on which foreign governments and central banks it holds gold reserves on behalf of or the value of that gold as this would contradict their customer confidentiality obligations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T16:55:10.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:55:10.373Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1012126
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Jamal Khashoggi more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have seen the contents of the CIA’s assessment of the intelligence relating to the death of Jamal Khashoggi; if so, what confidence they have in that assessment; and whether it establishes what happened on 2 October. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11653 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK supports the continuation of the Turkish and Saudi investigations in order to provide a full picture of what happened on 2 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:29:25.98Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:29:25.98Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1012127
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Jamal Khashoggi more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11266), when they anticipate that Saudi Arabia will give the final explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11654 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK has stressed the importance of following due process, and has called for the continuation of the investigation, which we expect to proceed in line with internationally recognised legal standards. We cannot pre-empt the results of the investigations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:29:58.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:29:58.733Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1012128
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Jamal Khashoggi more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent their response to the death of Jamal Khashoggi is consistent with their response to the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11655 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK condemns the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the strongest terms. We continue to treat this matter very seriously.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:43:47.323Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:43:47.323Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1012129
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take further action to address relative poverty in the UK in response to the Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, published on 16 November. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11656 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government will carefully consider the findings set out in the Special Rapporteur’s interim report published on 16 November. Professor Alston’s final report will be presented to the June 2019 session of the of the Human Rights’ Council. Any formal comments made by the Government in response will be published alongside the final report on the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under this Government, income inequality has fallen and remains lower than in 2010; the number of children in workless households is at a record low; and there are 1 million fewer people in absolute poverty (before housing costs) compared with 2010, including 300,000 children.</p><p> </p><p>The Autumn Budget announced a number of changes to Universal Credit ahead of further expansion including an increase of £1,000 in work allowances from April 2019 allowing 2.4 million households to keep an extra £630 of income each year.</p><p> </p><p>Work continues to offer people the best opportunity to move out of poverty. Children living in households where all adults are working are five times less likely to be in relative poverty after housing costs than those in workless families.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T13:42:00.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T13:42:00.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1012130
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Israel: Gaza more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the ceasefire in Gaza agreed on 13 November. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11657 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We urge restraint from all parties and welcome the return to calm in recent days. We strongly support the mediation efforts of the international community led by Egypt and the UN and urge continued talks aimed at finding an enduring peace in Gaza. In order to protect civilians it is crucial that a ceasefire is agreed and maintained as part of a political process that sees the Palestinian Authority return to Gaza, and that restrictions on the Gazan people and economy are lifted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:27:45.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:27:45.577Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1012131
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Libya: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the divisions between the Libyan political factions can be bridged. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11658 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is actively engaged in efforts to support the UN-led political process in Libya, the objective of which is to facilitate agreement among Libyans on a more inclusive political settlement. We fully support the next steps in this process set out by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in his briefing to the UN Security Council on 8 November and endorsed at the Palermo conference on 12-13 November. These include the convening of a wide range of Libyan stakeholders for a National Conference early in 2019, in order to seek consensus on the way forward on a number of important questions relating to Libya’s future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:28:26.78Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:28:26.78Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1012173
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the definition of a "durable relationship, duly attested" for the purposes of article 10(4) of the draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL11700 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A “durable relationship, duly attested” for the purposes of Article 10(4) of the draft Withdrawal Agreement reflects the provision made by Article 3(2)(b) of the Free Movement Directive (Directive 2004/38/EC). Its definition is reflected in that of “durable partner” in Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules for the EU Settlement Scheme, under which resident EU citizens and their family members will be able to obtain UK immigration status in line with the agreement.</p><p>This requires that the couple have lived together in a relationship akin to a marriage or civil partnership for at least two years (unless there is other significant evidence of the durable relationship), and that the applicant provides the requisite documentary evidence of this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T17:22:20.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T17:22:20.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this