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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pollinators more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) highlight the importance to the planet of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and bats, and (2) protect pollinator species. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Protecting pollinators is a priority for this Government. The Government supports two major events to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators and encourage people to take action.</p><p> </p><p>Firstly, our ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign, which we run with a number of partners. In July 2018, with the generous support of our hosts, Shaftesbury PLC, we put on a week long event in Carnaby Street (renamed ‘Carnabee’ Street for the week) to raise awareness of the steps we can all take to protect pollinators. With immense gratitude to our hosts Shaftesbury PLC, this event will be repeated this year from 8 to 14 July.</p><p> </p><p>Defra also organises, in partnership with the Green Flag Awards, an annual Bees’ Needs Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate examples of exemplary initiatives undertaken by schools, local authorities, universities, community groups and bee farmers to support pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking a range of other steps to protect pollinator species. In 2014 we published a ten year National Pollinator Strategy, setting out how the Government, conservation groups, farmers, beekeepers and researchers can work together to improve the status of the 1,500 or so pollinating insect species in England.</p><p> </p><p>We are also creating habitat for pollinators. In 2015, we introduced new and simple wildlife ‘packages’ within Countryside Stewardship to make it easier for farmers to provide flower rich margins or pollen and nectar plots on fields to support wild pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recently announced £60,000 to develop pollinator habitat mapping and is supporting largescale projects to bring landowners and conservationists together to provide habitat in Devon and Hampshire. Natural England, our statutory nature conservation adviser, continues to work with a range of landowning and NGO partners to support the recovery of threatened species such as the barberry carpet moth, shorthaired bumblebee and chequered skipper butterfly.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting monitoring work. In collaboration with research institutes and volunteer organisations, we have established a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and improve our understanding of the status of pollinators and pollination services in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking steps to reduce pressures on pollinators. We have implemented science led restrictions on neonicotinoids based on scientific evidence that they carry risks to pollinators. We continue to tackle threats from invasive species, such as the Asian hornet, and protect honey bees from pests and diseases through the National Bee Unit’s nationwide team of bee inspectors.</p><p> </p><p>We are safeguarding honey bee health. Collaboration has been a central tenet of the work by the Government and Bee Inspectors to protect honey bee health. Along with beekeeping associations, the Government has carried out a decade of work under the Healthy Bees Plan, drafted in 2009 as a means of sustaining our honey bee population. We will be reviewing this work this year and using valuable lessons from this to develop our future strategy.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1126998
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Gambia more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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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 German more like this
1126737
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
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unstar 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 Turkey in relation to the Kurdish hunger strikers who are campaigning for the end of the solitary confinement in which the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan is being held on the island of Imrali in contravention of European and international law. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL15754 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government has raised Mr Öcalan’s case with the Turkish authorities a number of times. The Minister for Europe and the Americas raised the issue most recently with the Turkish Ambassador on 13 May. While strongly condemning the ongoing violence perpetrated by the PKK, a proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK, we have encouraged the Turkish authorities to implement the recommendations made by the Committee for the Prevention of Torture following their visit to Imrali prison. In this regard, I welcome the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May. I also note the comment made by Mr Öcalan, via his lawyers, that individuals should not pursue these hunger strikes to the point of serious illness or death.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:45:21.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:45:21.087Z
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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 Wigley more like this
1126734
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 9 May (HL15351), what support they are giving to women's and girls' (1) basketball, and (2) netball. more like this
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Lord Wasserman more like this
star this property uin HL15751 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants to get more people from all backgrounds embracing sport and physical activity, including those less likely to do so such as women and girls, and help them to get active in ways that suit them.</p><p>Sport England, the government arm’s length body responsible for grassroots sport in England, are investing in a series of programmes and initiatives to increase participation amongst women and girls in basketball and netball. This includes £19.7m for the 2017-2021 funding cycle in England Netball to increase the number of women and girls participating in the sport. England Netball deliver this through programmes such as Back to Netball and Walking Netball and to support the high performance pathway. The Netball World Cup will also continue to build interest in the sport and will be supported by the This Girl Can campaign.</p><p>Sport England are also investing £6.04m for the 2017-2021 funding cycle in Basketball England to fund both the talent pathway and community participation. Funded programmes focused on increasing girl’s participation in the sport include Junior NBA (a city based schools league competition) and the recently launched Slam Jam (aimed at primary school aged children).</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:25:40.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:25:40.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wasserman more like this
1126731
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Gaza: Animals more like this
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unstar 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 loss of (1) farm, and (2) pack, animals as a result of the blockade and the escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip on (a) food supply, and (b) those in Gaza who rely on such animals for their livelihoods. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15748 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Whist we have not made any assessment on this specific issue, we continue to stress to the Israeli authorities the damage that their restrictions are doing to the living standards of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza and regularly call for them to ease restrictions further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:57:12.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:57:12.57Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
1126723
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries, in order of priority, they wish to conclude trade deals post-Brexit; and what estimate they have made, if any, of the likely timescale of concluding such deals. more like this
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Baroness Quin more like this
star this property uin HL15740 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Our priority is to be in a position to begin formal negotiations with key partners after we leave the EU, and to then make progress towards substantive agreements, so long as such agreements work for the whole of the UK. We have completed public consultations on potential future free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and on the UK’s potential accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). We plan to publish Government responses for each of the four consultations before any formal negotiations begin.</p><p>Trade agreements vary in shape, scope and form, and there is no “average” timeframe for completion. For example, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada took seven years to negotiate, the China-Switzerland FTA took two, but the USA-Jordan FTA negotiations only four months. The Government is clear that its objective is to negotiate the best possible FTAs for the whole of the UK, in the interests of business and consumers.</p><p>While we are looking to forge new agreements, the Government is also seeking continuity for our existing EU trade agreements as we leave the EU. A list of all signed trade continuity agreements is available on the GOV.UK website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:09:23.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:09:23.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1126716
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Batteries more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of electric vehicle batteries in the UK that will need to be recycled in (1) 2020, (2) 2030, (3) 2040, and (4) 2050; and what assessment they have made of the UK's capacity to meet this demand for battery recycling given that there are no lithium-ion recycling facilities in the UK. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL15733 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of electric vehicle batteries in the UK that will need to be recycled in the future. However, the Government’s Road to Zero Strategy, published last year, set out the ambition that by 2030 50%-70% of new cars sold and up to 40% of new vans sold are ultra low emission and that by 2040 those percentages rise to 100%. Presently, cars and vans have an average lifespan of around 14 years before they become end-of-life vehicles, and figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that in 2018 there were new car registrations of 2,367,147 units and for light commercial vehicles 357,325 units. Of these, 141,234 units were for plug-in and hybrid vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>Second life applications are being explored for batteries which are no longer able to perform as required in electric vehicles. An example is in energy storage solutions, which will delay the point at which the battery has to be recycled.</p><p> </p><p>Electric car batteries are classified as industrial batteries and covered under the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009. This bans the disposal to landfill of such batteries and their incineration. It also establishes take-back and recycling obligations for industrial battery producers.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s £246 million Faraday Battery Challenge is playing a leading role in promoting the reuse and recycling of battery components. One of the eight technical challenges set is to be able to recycle 95% of an electric vehicle battery pack by 2035.</p><p> </p><p>A number of live projects are exploring this area including a £10 million Faraday Institution research project. This is developing the technological, economic and policy framework that would allow high percentages of the materials in lithium-ion batteries at the end of their first life to be reused or recycled. In addition, several collaborative research and development projects are looking at reusing, remanufacturing or recycling end-of-life, automotive lithium-ion batteries.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:45:56.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:45:56.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1126702
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Guatemala: War Crimes more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Guatemala about the risks of the bill proposing to grant amnesty to those who have committed war crimes; and whether, in any such representations, they will emphasise the need to protect the justices of the Constitutional Court and other judges against threats and intimidation. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15719 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>​We welcome the fact that the proposed amendments to the National Reconciliation Law, which would have signified a worrying trend towards impunity from serious crimes, lacked sufficient backing in the Guatemalan Congress on 13 March. The UK supported a statement by the local donors' coordination group G13 on 13 March and an EU statement on 26 March condemning the proposed amendments, reiterating support for Guatemala's democratic institutions and calling on the Guatemalan government to respect the independence of the constitutional court. Through our Embassy in Guatemala City, we continue to raise our concerns about the rule of law, human rights and institutional independence with the Guatemalan government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:01:57.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:01:57.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1126700
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading Lifeboats more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 4 February (HL Deb, col 1324), what evidence they received that (1) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) decision to downgrade the New Quay lifeboat capacity was based on extensive research of incident reports and consideration of local concerns, and (2) the RNLI carries out a coastal safety review every five years; and whether they will publish the evidence they hold in relation to both issues. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL15717 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is an independent charity which declares a lifeboat service to Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) and has advised HMG of their decision to downgrade the New Quay Lifeboat based on the evidence they have collated. HMG has not been provided with copies of the RNLI’s evidence which remains their intellectual property.</p><p> </p><p>The RNLI has also advised HMG of their continuous coastal safety reviews which they carry out to evaluate their own assets on a five-yearly basis. Again, as an independent charity, the RNLI are not required to provide HMG with the written evidence of such reviews and has not done so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:51:02.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:51:02.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
1126695
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Wellington Barracks more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November 2018 (HL10938), when they expect the refurbishment and work to commence on Wellington Barracks. more like this
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Lord Brougham and Vaux more like this
star this property uin HL15712 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>I have no further update and refer my noble Friend to the answer I gave him on 1 November 2018 to Question HL10938.</p><p>Work on the assessment phase of the five-year plan to restore and refurbish Wellington Barracks continues.</p><p>Once this is completed we will be able to set out more detail about the modernisation plans for Wellington Barracks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:56:49.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:56:49.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brougham and Vaux more like this