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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
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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 latest estimate of the percentage of pensioners who will receive the full amount of the flat-rate State Pension from April 2016. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Nearly 90% of people reaching State Pension age in 2016/17 would have the full rate of the new State Pension, or more, if we include the amount of additional State Pension they opted out of or were opted out of when contracted out of SERPS or State Second Pension (S2P) (additional pension).</p><p> </p><p>The percentage of pensioners reaching State Pension age in 2016/17 estimated to receive the full amount of the new State Pension directly from the state is around 37%. By 2020 this percentage will reach around 50% and by 2035 around 84%. Most people who contracted out of SERPS or S2P were required, as a condition of contracting out, to accrue an alternative private pension. This replaced the additional State Pension, which they were contracted-out of.</p><p> </p><p>This reflects the fact that when contracted out they have either paid National Insurance Contributions at a lower rate, or some of the National Insurance contributions they paid were used to contribute to a private pension instead of the additional State Pension. They paid lower National Insurance into the National Insurance system, which reflected the fact that they were contributing to a private pension instead.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:47:38.777Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:47:38.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
386066
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Mission in Darfur more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations at the UN Security Council for renewing the mandate for UNAMID to remain in Darfur, and for enhancing its capacity for civilian protection. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL865 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK led recent Security Council negotiations on the renewal of the UN–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)’s mandate. We are pleased that the mandate was renewed with a unanimous vote on 29 June. In the resolution, the Security Council emphasised that the Mission must continue to focus on its strategic priorities, including Protection of Civilians. After the vote, the UK Permanent Representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, made an Explanation of Vote statement that is attached to this answer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T15:53:54.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T15:53:54.687Z
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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 file name Lords PQ 865 Explanation of Vote.docx more like this
star this property title Explanation of Vote statement more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
386067
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what changes there will be in the United Kingdom’s relationship with the government of Sudan following elections judged by the Troika as unrepresentative of the will of the Sudanese people. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Together with troika partners, the British Government has been clear in its assessment that Sudan’s recent elections cannot be considered a credible expression of the will of the Sudanese people. We remain committed to supporting those Sudanese people who wish to peacefully advance a comprehensive and legitimate political process towards ending the conflicts and towards long-term stability in Sudan. To this end, we will continue to engage with the Government of Sudan, not least to raise our concerns around the ongoing conflicts and their impact, as well as migration and human rights, among other issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:00:26.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:00:26.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
386069
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan 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 the international community's strategy for Sudan, its coherence, and the resources for supporting it. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL868 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst there is no formally agreed international strategy on Sudan, we work closely with likeminded partners in the Troika (the US and Norway) and the EU and to pursue a coherent approach. This is reflected in public statements such as those issued by the Troika and the EU during Sudan’s recent elections. The international community, including the UK, continues to invest significant resources in supporting and protecting the people of Sudan, for example through the African Union-UN Hybrid Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur. In addition, the UK is a leading humanitarian donor in Sudan, with the majority of the Department for International Development’s £47 million programme in 2015-16 focussed on the provision of humanitarian assistance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T13:03:43.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T13:03:43.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386070
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Armed Conflict more like this
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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 the impact on women of ongoing conflict in South Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Accurate assessments are hard to come by, due to the limitations of access. However, we remain deeply concerned by the impact on women of the ongoing conflict. Figures provided by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) show that 55% of those who have fled to neighbouring countries since December 2013 have been female. In addition, according to various humanitarian Gender-Based Violence (GBV) assessments, women and girls in the conflict-affected areas have experienced multiple forms of GBV. Particularly disturbingly, the latest Human Rights Report published by the UN Mission in South Sudan on 30 June also reported extensive testimony of rape in conflict areas, particularly in Unity State, where at least 79 women are believed to have been subjected to sexual violence. I highlighted my deep concern at these reports on social media. Together with its international partners, including the UN, US, EU and Norway, the UK continues to urge the parties to negotiate a resolution to the conflict.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T15:55:48.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T15:55:48.957Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
386080
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning safe passage for the flotilla carrying medical equipment and solar panels for electricity to Gaza. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL879 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Officials at our Embassy in Tel Aviv have been in close contact with the Israeli authorities regarding the Freedom Flotilla Coalition to Gaza. However, the Government did not make any representations concerning safe passage to Gaza for the flotilla, as this is against both our own travel advice and Israeli maritime restrictions. On 29 June, the Israeli Navy intercepted and boarded the Marianne of Gothenberg, no injuries or violence was reported. The Marianne of Gothenberg has now been escorted to Ashdod port.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T13:24:34.717Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T13:24:34.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
386081
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Ports more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European partners concerning the case for mediating an agreement on international supervision of the Port of Gaza; and what assessment they have made of the difficulties that stand in the way of such an agreement. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The EU, with UK encouragement, has looked at a number of options for how it can encourage an easing of movement and access into and out of Gaza. This includes the possibility of EU assistance in establishing a sea-link from Gaza to another international port, currently envisaged in Cyprus. The difficulty that stands in the way is the remaining need for all parties to reach an agreement that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict in Gaza. This should ensure that Hamas and other militant groups permanently end rocket fire and other attacks against Israel; the Palestinian Authority resumes control of Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and Israel eases movement and access restrictions to allow the Gazan economy to grow.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:58:22Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:58:22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
386082
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel Restrictions: Israel more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with European partners on the case for banning European Union entry to Israeli settlers convicted of violence. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans for European or domestic legislation to issue a blanket ban on Israeli settlers convicted of violence from entering the European Union.</p><p>The Home Office is responsible for entry clearance into the UK. Since 2005 the Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), has excluded a number of Jewish settlers from the UK on the basis of extremism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T13:25:41.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T13:25:41.51Z
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386083
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza 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 discussed the recent UN report on Operation Protective Edge with the government of Israel; and if not, whether they intend to do so. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv had meetings on 29 and 30 June with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs where the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry Gaza report was discussed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:56:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:56:55.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel Defense Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has so far been the result of the internal processes launched by the Israeli Defence Force to investigate specific cases of military engagement. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>On 2 June, I met the Israeli Military Advocate General (MAG), Major General Dan Efrony, who is leading the Israel Defence Forces' investigations into Operation Protective Edge (OPE), and the Israeli Ambassador to London. Major General Efrony discussed the investigations into OPE. He informed me that his office had received several hundred complaints. <br><br>Our Ambassador in Tel Aviv also met the Israeli Military Advocate General on 17 June, and discussed OPE with him. Our Ambassador was informed that, to date, almost 200 complaints had been received, half of which were currently under examination or investigation. The MAG had already closed 19 cases and launched 7 criminal investigations. One case had resulted in the indictment of three soldiers for looting. The MAG currently had 13 cases on his desk, having dropped 2 as complainants refused to testify. <br><br>Tens of additional incidents are still in various different stages of examination by the Fact-Finding Assessment (FFA) Mechanism, and their findings will be submitted to the MAG in due course <br><br>In addition, the MAG has ordered the opening of 15 criminal investigations without the need for prior examination by the FFA Mechanism on the basis of allegations that indicated prima facie grounds for a reasonable suspicion of criminal misconduct. The remainder of the investigations are either still ongoing, or have been completed, with their findings having been submitted to the MAG for review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T13:20:10.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T13:20:10.803Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this