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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Children 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 are providing money through child-focused programmes in Zimbabwe to families who do not have any children; and if so, why. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4602 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>DFID is one of a number of donors who funds the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer programme, referred to in the recent ICAI report.</p><p>Of the targeted households under the scheme 83% have children to care for, but those headed by the elderly, the chronically ill or people living with disabilities are also eligible even if they are not caring for children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:06:10.307Z
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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 Lord Blencathra more like this
637294
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-15more like thismore than 2016-11-15
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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, in the light of reports by the World Food Programme and other aid agencies that millions of Yemenis are dependent on aid and half the population faces starvation, what plans they have to support the removal of the Saudi Arabian blockade of Yemen. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3219 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
star this property answer text <p>There is no blockade in Yemen, although measures are in place to prevent the flow of arms into Yemen in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2216. The Government continues to lobby all parties to facilitate rapid, safe and unhindered commercial and humanitarian access.</p><p>DFID is funding the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to speed up the clearance process for shipments of essential food and fuel to Yemen. We are also funding the World Food Programme and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to deliver food and treat severe malnutrition. In 2015/16, UK aid provided food aid, cash and vouchers to over 700,000 Yemenis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-11-28T16:15:54.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-28T16:15:54.297Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
625829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading West Bank: Water Supply 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 reports of restrictions imposed by Israel on the water supply for Palestinians in the West Bank. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2848 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-09more like thismore than 2016-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned by reports of Israeli restrictions on the water supply for Palestinians in the West Bank. UK officials are in regular dialogue with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the UN, World Bank, EU and other development actors on this issue. The UK continues to stress the urgent need for Israel to take immediate and practical measures to improve the current situation and ensure fair distribution of water in the West Bank and Gaza. The UK encourages both parties to find a swift resolution to this issue and to reconvene the Joint Water Committee to facilitate approval of projects that will improve Palestinian access to water.</p><p>The Department for International Development is funding a UNICEF programme to lead on developing and updating the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) Water Sanitation and Hygiene Sector Contingency Plan at the national level. This brings together the Palestinian Water Authority and other partners to monitor the water situation in the OPTs and ensure preparedness and effective response in case of an emergency.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-11-09T17:14:38.09Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-09T17:14:38.09Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
445320
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star this property date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review 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 which, if any, of the recommendations of the report on the welfare of immigration detainees by Stephen Shaw have been rejected, and on what grounds. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL5084 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position on the Stephen Shaw review was set out in the Written Ministerial Statement laid on 14 January 2016.</p><p>The Government accepts the broad thrust of Mr Shaw’s recommendations. In particular the Government accepts Mr Shaw’s recommendations to adopt a wider definition of those at risk, including victims of sexual violence, individuals with mental health issues, pregnant women, those with learning difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder and elderly people, and to recognise the dynamic nature of vulnerabilities. We will introduce a new “adult at risk” concept into decision-making on immigration detention with a clear presumption that people who are at risk should not be detained, building on the existing legal framework.</p><p>A more detailed mental health needs assessment in immigration removal centres, using the expertise of the Centre for Mental Health, will be carried out and is expected to report in March 2016. NHS commissioners will use that assessment to consider and revisit current provision to ensure healthcare needs are being met appropriately. The Government will also publish a joint Department of Health, NHS and Home Office mental health action plan in April 2016.</p><p>We will also be considering a number of operational recommendations made by Mr Shaw, on a case by case basis, taking account of available resources.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-02-03T11:42:24.527Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T11:42:24.527Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4181
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
446498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review 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 when they propose to respond in detail to the recommendations in the report of the Shaw review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL5270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position on the Stephen Shaw review was set out in the Written Ministerial Statement laid on 14 January 2016. Mr Shaw's recommendations, including on pregnant women, will be taken into account as we develop arrangements for the adult at risk policy referred to in the Written Ministerial Statement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL5271 more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T15:37:20.637Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T15:37:20.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
446499
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Welfare in Detention of Vulnerable Persons Review 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 accepted the recommendation in the report of the Shaw review into the welfare in detention of vulnerable persons that there should be an absolute exclusion from detention of pregnant women; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL5271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position on the Stephen Shaw review was set out in the Written Ministerial Statement laid on 14 January 2016. Mr Shaw's recommendations, including on pregnant women, will be taken into account as we develop arrangements for the adult at risk policy referred to in the Written Ministerial Statement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL5270 more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T15:37:20.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T15:37:20.7Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
459268
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-10more like thismore than 2016-03-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Visas: Turkey 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 in what circumstances the UK would be able to opt out of implementing the agreement contained in the statement of the Heads of State or Government of the EU issued on 7 March to "accelerate the implementation of the visa liberalisation roadmap with all member states with a view to lifting the visa requirements of Turkish citizens at the latest by the end of June 2016". more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL6913 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government cannot be obliged by the EU to lift visa requirements. Visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens as referred to in the Statement of 7 March is in respect of the Schengen area only. In accordance with the Schengen Protocol (No.19), the UK does not participate in the Schengen acquis concerning visas. The UK is free to request to participate in some or all of the provisions of the Schengen acquis which it does not already participate in, but is explicitly not obliged to do so. Nor is the UK bound by any Justice and Home Affairs measures in the area of EU visa policy unless the UK explicitly chooses to opt in, in accordance with the UK and Ireland’s JHA Protocol (No 21).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-03-16T13:14:22.15Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-16T13:14:22.15Z
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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 Lord Marlesford more like this
443586
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Visas: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 2 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 when they expect the Migration Advisory Committee to publish the findings of the review of the Tier 2 route of the Points Based System, including their recommendations on the application of a skills levy to businesses recruiting from outside the EEA. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL4870 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
star this property answer text <p>In June last year, the Government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise on how to restrict Tier 2 to roles where there are genuine skills shortages or which require highly-specialised experts, but with sufficient flexibility to include high value roles and key public service workers.</p><p>As part of that commission, the MAC was asked for advice on applying an immigration skills charge to businesses recruiting from outside the EEA. The MAC published its report on 19 January 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-01-25T16:54:49.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T16:54:49.843Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4196
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sharkey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Visas: Migrant Workers 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 when they will respond to the Migration Advisory Committee's review of Tier 2 migration published on 19 January. more like this
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Baroness Hamwee more like this
star this property uin HL5429 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government thanks the Migration Advisory Committee for its report. We are considering its findings carefully and will respond in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2016-02-02T15:45:34.523Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-02T15:45:34.523Z
star this property answering member
1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2652
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hamwee more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Visas: Married People more like this
star this property house id 2 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 rate of allegations against a spouse of domestic violence or rape by women who have entered the UK on a spousal visa in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL4534 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <p>Allegations of rape or domestic violence are a matter for individual police forces and not recorded in statistics relating to immigration control.</p><p>Information on grants of settlement due to domestic violence after leave to remain granted as a spouse, is given in the link below, table se_04, Immigration Statistics July-September 2015) and are available from the library of the House: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-july-to-september-2015/list-of-tables#settlement</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2015-12-23T12:03:30.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T12:03:30.137Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this