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1052513
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star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Ethnic Groups 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 role the Office for Students will play in monitoring the performance of universities in reducing ethnic inequalities in university academic staffing; and what plans they have to require universities to address such inequalities. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL13346 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The government and the Office for Students (OfS) are focused on addressing inequalities in higher education. Government consulted on the publication of data on senior staff remuneration, including in relation to gender and ethnicity. The OfS retains the power to require the disclosure of such information through its accounts direction.</p><p>Higher education institutions are independent and responsible for decisions about who they employ. Universities, like every employer, must ensure they meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010. On February 1, the government announced measures to tackle ethnic disparities in higher education including encouraging higher education providers to make use of tools such as the Race at Work Charter and the Race Equality Charter to drive forward a step-change in the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.</p><p>The government has also consulted on ethnicity pay reporting in order to inform future government policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:09:11.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:09:11.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng remove filter
1052514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Ethnic Groups 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 impact of the low numbers of university academics and staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds on the attainment of black and minority ethnic students. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL13347 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Higher education institutions are independent and responsible for decisions about who they employ. Universities, like every employer, must ensure they meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010. Through the Race Disparity Audit, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister set out her expectation that more must be done to create a workforce that is representative of British society today. On 1 February, the government launched measures to drive change in tackling inequalities between ethnic groups in higher education.</p><p>Equality and Diversity in higher education is a priority for government and the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS will use Access and Participation Plans to hold higher education providers to account for disparities in access and attainment of black and ethnic minority students.</p><p>This year, for the first time, registered higher education providers will be required to publish data on measures including attainment broken down by ethnicity, gender and socio-economic groups. This will increase transparency on attainment gaps for ethnic minority students, shining a light on those providers that are not performing well.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:09:47.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:09:47.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng remove filter
1092436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Zimbabwe: Storms 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, if any, of the impact of sanctions on Zimbabwe on the relief effort in response to Cyclone Idai. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL14692 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK’s focus in responding to Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe is on providing essential health supplies, hygiene kits and child protection support. We continue to monitor the situation closely and stand ready to provide further support as needed. The EU retains sanctions against former President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace Mugabe, and the company Zimbabwe Defence Industries. We consider that sanctions have been an appropriate response to the political violence of the last 15 years. They do no damage to the wider economy or to the people of Zimbabwe and have no impact on the UK’s relief effort.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:47:31.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:47:31.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1092774
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Southern Africa: Storms 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 in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai of the logistical needs of (1) Malawi, (2) Mozambique, and (3) Zimbabwe; and in respect of each, what has been their response. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL14725 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Cyclone Idai has devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. There have so far been over 700 fatalities and the UN estimates that up to 2.6m people may be affected. Mozambique has been the hardest-hit with almost 17,400 houses destroyed and up to 350,000 people at risk due to rising water levels. The UK Government is providing up to £22 million in support, including £4 million to match the UK public’s generous contributions to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal. In Mozambique, UKaid is supporting the World Food Programme to feed 400,000 people and we have sent life-saving relief supplies including tents and thousands of shelter kits. In Malawi, we are helping 140,000 people to feed themselves and in Zimbabwe we are providing essential health supplies, hygiene kits and child protection support. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and stand ready to provide further support if needed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:49:02.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:49:02.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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147
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1092775
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Southern Africa: Storms 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 discussions they have had with international relief agencies in order to coordinate assistance to the region affected by Cyclone Idai. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL14726 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is working closely with international partners to address immediate needs across the region. On 21<sup>st</sup> March, the Secretary of State for International Development spoke with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and called on him to ensure that the UN mobilises quickly and effectively. Ministers are in touch with other key international figures to ensure an effective response. UK staff on the ground are working closely with relief agencies to coordinate the response, and senior officials are in regular communication with their counterparts across the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:50:07.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:50:07.33Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1092776
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Southern Africa: Storms 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 consideration they have given to the deployment of the British Armed Forces to provide engineering and logistical advice and support to the region affected by Cyclone Idai; and whether they have received any requests for such assistance. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL14727 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government has deployed an RAF A400M Atlas aircraft to deliver up to 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies in support of the cyclone response in Mozambique. DFID, as the lead UK department is working closely with the Ministry of Defence and continues to keep additional options for UK assistance under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:50:32.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:50:32.707Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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147
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1064787
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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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 Cameroon: Politics and Government 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 Cameroon about the summonses used against Cameroonian opposition members on charges carrying the death penalty before a military tribunal in that country. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL13951 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned about the arrest and detention of political actors in Cameroon, including members of the Opposition party, on charges which attract the death penalty. On 13 February the Minister for Africa raised the UK's concerns publicly. She underlined that trials, including of Opposition leader Maurice Kamto, must follow due process and that freedom of speech and political expression are integral to a democratic society. It is a longstanding policy of the British Government to oppose the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle. The UK is a strong supporter of the UN General Assembly Resolution for the moratorium on the use of the death penalty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T14:34:52.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T14:34:52.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1077051
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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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 Claudia Jones and George Padmore 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 availability of archive material relating to George Padmore and Claudia Jones for use by Commonwealth historians; and what steps they have taken to prevent further destruction of any files relating to them held by government departments or other state agencies. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL13972 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
unstar this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), like other government departments, is responsible for selecting its archive records for permanent preservation in line with the requirements of the Public Records Act. Records selected for permanent preservation are transferred to The National Archives (TNA) where they are available to historians and members of the public, subject to any legal exemptions. TNA holdings can be searched using their online catalogue which is available on their website.</p><p>The FCO has identified two paper files relating to George Padmore which we are currently holding. Both of these files were created by the former Colonial Office and were selected for permanent preservation. One of these files has completed the review process under the Public Records Act and is legally retained by the FCO on grounds of sensitivity. The other file will be transferring to The National Archives later this year. We have not identified any files relating to Claudia Jones in the FCO archive.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:15:29.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:15:29.62Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boateng remove filter