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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar 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 Philippines: Prosperity Fund more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent or invested by the UK Prosperity Fund in the Philippines in the (1) current, and (2) previous two years; and what impact this has had on increasing employment, establishing minimum wages and conditions, and reducing the need for the emigration of workers. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL9977 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 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prosperity Fund (PF) has spent the following in the Philippines over the last three years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£507,452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£58,099</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (estimated up to Aug 2018)</p></td><td><p>£83,653</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong><p><p></strong></p><p>Project activity has covered a number of areas including health, urban development and disaster protection, and includes preparatory work for larger programmes shortly to be approved. It is too early to fully assess impact.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T13:30:32.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T13:30:32.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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2018
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967484
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Turkey: Human Rights more like this
unstar 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 progress made by the Council of Europe’s project on improving the effectiveness of investigation of allegations of ill-treatment and combatting impunity in Turkey. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL9976 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 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The project was launched in January this year and will run until mid-2019. While the UK is thoroughly supportive of the project it is too early to gauge progress. We will continue to monitor the activities of the project, which include workshops, training and mentoring, and to encourage the implementers to meet their objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T15:09:39.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T15:09:39.137Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1129526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Venezuela: Refugees more like this
unstar 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 assistance they, and governments of other countries, are providing to Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16011 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has committed a package of £6.5 million in humanitarian aid to respond to the most severe needs in Venezuela and the region, including funding the International Federation of the Red Cross in Colombia. The UK has provided a further £8 million to the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) for Colombia, helping to unlock USD$750 million of concessional loans to support Colombia in continuing to host more than a million Venezuelans.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has had staff deployed in the region since last year and this package builds on our core support to the UN and Red Cross, operating since the early stages of the crisis.</p><p> </p><p>Other donors are also providing significant support through the UN, Red Cross and NGOs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:46:39.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:46:39.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1129525
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Turkey: Kurds more like this
unstar 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 the statement made by Abdullah Ocalan, through his lawyers, on 22 May and the subsequent ending of hunger strikes; and what steps they will take to help develop a democratic process within Turkey aimed at peace and national reconciliation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16010 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>​I am pleased to note that Abdullah Öcalan was granted access to lawyers on two occasions in May and I welcome the end of the hunger strikes. We hope that a peace process can be resumed in the future and have provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue. We shall maintain our support for legitimate and democratic Kurdish groups in Turkey. Nevertheless, Mr Öcalan remains in our view a convicted terrorist and we condemn the acts of violence perpetrated by the PKK as we condemn all forms of terrorism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:07:20.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:07:20.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1129524
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Libya: Detention Centres more like this
unstar 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 is their response to the United Nations Refugee Agency statement of 19 May that refugees and migrants should not be brought back to detention camps in Libya because they lack food, water and medical care. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16009 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the situation in Libya and the conditions in Libyan detention centres. The UK is clear that all parties to the conflict must commit to a ceasefire, ensure unconditional humanitarian access, and return to political talks. All parties to the conflict must do all they can to prevent any further loss of life, including by respecting their obligations under International Humanitarian Law, and engage with the UN and humanitarian community. This is essential to ensure aid can reach those in need and to allow for civilians, including refugees and migrants, to be immediately evacuated to safety.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has announced a contribution of £1 million to the UN Flash Appeal. This includes funding to the World Health Organisation to deliver life-saving medical care, and funding to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve humanitarian access for agencies on the ground. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released $2 million to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the fighting, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. The UK was the biggest donor to the CERF in 2018, providing £114.3 million.</p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for the Middle East raised the plight of people in detention centres with the Libyan Deputy Minister last week.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1129523
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Gaza: Fisheries more like this
unstar 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 representations they have made to the government of Israel about the restoration of the full 20-mile coastal fishing zone at Gaza. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16008 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>​We regularly raise with the Government of Israel the urgent need to ease all access and movement restrictions on Gaza. This includes easing fishing limits which would help to restore the fishing industry.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:32:50.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:32:50.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1129522
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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: Palestinians more like this
unstar 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 representations they have made to the government of Israel about the fears expressed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East concerning the food supply for Gaza from June onwards; and about the approval for the taking of new Palestinian land for the Hawara and Al-Aroub by-passes in the Occupied West Bank. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16007 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK remains concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza. Our Embassy in Tel Aviv has carried out demarches on the Israel authorities to go further in easing movement and access restrictions on Gaza. We would also oppose any steps to take further Palestinian land. We regularly raise our concerns on the issue of settlements with the Government of Israel and urge it to reverse its policy of settlement expansion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:49:45.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:49:45.99Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1129521
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Repatriation more like this
unstar 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, as a result of international conventions and bilateral agreements on the transfer of sentenced persons, how many people have (1) returned to the UK from any such country, and (2) been repatriated from the UK. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16006 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Any foreign national who comes to our country and abuses our hospitality by breaking the law should be in no doubt of our determination to punish and deport them. More than 48,000 foreign national offenders have been removed from the UK since 2010, and in the last financial year more than 5,000 were removed from prisons, immigration removal centres, and the community.</p><p> </p><p>Prisoner transfer is one of the mechanisms used to remove foreign national offenders. Between 1 May 2014 and 31 May 2019, 464 sentenced prisoners were transferred from England and Wales to other countries under international prisoner transfer arrangements. During the same period 233 sentenced prisoners were transferred to England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The transfer of prisoners into and out of Scotland and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:14:55.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:14:55.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
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1127999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Greece: Asylum more like this
unstar 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 reports they have received of refoulement and maltreatment contrary to the UN Convention on Refugees, by the Greek authorities against persons trying to claim asylum on the frontier between Greece and Turkey in Thrace; and whether they will make further enquiries and representations to the government of Greece about any such reported treatment. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15884 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>​We are aware of recent media reports that asylum seekers have transferred back across the land border from Greece to Turkey against their will.</p><p>The British Government recognises the importance of all countries observing their obligations under international law to uphold the principle of non-refoulement, and remains committed to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.</p><p>Our Ambassador visited the border area in November 2018, and had discussions with the Hellenic Police and representatives of the Greek Reception &amp; Identification Service about the processing of arriving migrants.</p><p>Where the UK has concerns about the conditions faced by migrants we will continue to raise them as part of our regular engagement at Ministerial and official level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:09:31.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:09:31.147Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1127998
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star 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 Syria: Internally Displaced People more like this
unstar 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 action they, with their allies and international organisations, are taking to prevent the displaced persons camps in Syria at Al-Hawl, Al Roj and Rukban from becoming permanent. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15883 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK strongly believes that displaced persons camps in Syria, including Al-Hol, Al Roj and Rukban, should not become permanent, and hope that all Syrians currently living in such camps will be able to return home in due course. We support Syrians’ right to return home voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, in line with international humanitarian law, but only when conditions are right for this to happen.</p><p> </p><p>For many, returns will not be possible without an end to the conflict in Syria. We continue to support the UN-facilitated political process for Syria, which aims to reach a lasting settlement to the conflict that protects the rights of all Syrians. Alongside this, we are also using UK Aid to support those who do wish to return home from IDP camps. For example, we are supporting education, vocational training and job creation, and contributing to the restoration of basic services. However, for the millions of Syrians who do currently remain in IDP camps across Syria, we continue to provide life-saving assistance, including providing essential food, water and sanitation, shelter and healthcare.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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