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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Bahrain: Nationality 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 been made of the Bahraini individuals whose citizenships were reinstated in April; and what assessment they have made of whether those individuals have regained their full rights as citizens following reports that (1) applications for passports are being rejected, and (2) they are not benefitting from state benefits and services. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17545 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK has raised our concerns on the revocation of Bahraini citizenship at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain. We welcome the reinstatement of Bahrain citizenship to 643 people so far this year and will continue to monitor this issue. We encourage individuals experiencing issues with reinstatement of benefits and services to report them to the Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR). We continue to urge the NIHR to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:46:19.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:46:19.217Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142473
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Bahrain: Prisons 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 recent representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about the conditions in the Isa Town Prison, including the reported (1) repeated denial of adequate medical care for a lump in the breast of Hajer Mansoor, and (2) restrictions to unimpeded family visits without a glass barrier for Hajer Mansoor, Najah Yusuf, and Medina Ali. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17547 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to follow the cases of Ms Mansoor, Ms Yusuf and Ms Ali, and have raised the issue of access to medical care with the Government of Bahrain at a senior level. The Government of Bahrain have given categorical assurances that Ms Mansoor has had appropriate investigations and will continue to receive access to appropriate medical care, as guaranteed by the constitution of Bahrain. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report them to the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body. We continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:54:53.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:54:53.937Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142469
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Bahrain: Sentencing 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, further to the Instagram post by the British Embassy in Manama on 22 July stating that Prosecutor Ali Al Showaikh revealed that 586 individuals in Bahrain have benefited from non-custodial sentences since the new legislation on alternative sentencing was implemented in May 2018, whether they know the names of those individuals; and what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about discrimination in the implementation of that law. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17543 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Bahrain has brought in new legislation related to alternative sentencing and has already started to implement provisions under this new legal framework. We welcome this positive move in reforming the judicial system. UK expertise has supported this process. The names of the 586 individuals that have benefited from non-custodial sentences have not been published.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:46:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:46:01.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142472
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Bahrain: Technical Assistance 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 on what basis they are providing technical assistance to the government of Bahrain; and whether they intend to make representations to that government about human rights abuses, including reported cases of sexual assault and torture against female human rights defenders and activists by state officials in Bahrain. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17546 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to monitor events in Bahrain closely and we regularly raise human rights with the Government of Bahrain, at senior levels, both in private and public. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.</p><p>The UK has been providing a range of technical and practical assistance to the Government of Bahrain since 2012, in support of its reform programme. Any training provided by or on behalf of the British Government complies with our domestic and international human rights obligations.</p><p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report them to the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body. We continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such concerns or allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:53:53.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:53:53.53Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Hassan Mushaima 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 representations they intend to make to the government of Bahrain about the access of Hassan Mushaima to specialised medical care without shackles, in line with international standards. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17544 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to monitor the case of Hassan Mushaima closely. We have raised the case of Mr Mushaima at senior levels with the Bahraini Government and continue to follow the case. We have received confirmation of Mr Mushaima's recent medical appointments and assurances that he will continue to have access to all necessary healthcare and medical treatment whilst in detention, as guaranteed by the Bahraini constitution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:44:30.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:44:30.117Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142432
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Pensions 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 plans they have, if any, to compensate senior NHS staff who have inadvertently exceeded the tapered annual pensions allowance. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17506 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>For the majority of people, their pension contributions are tax-free. This makes pensions tax relief one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. The reforms to the lifetime and annual allowance made in the previous two parliaments are expected to save over £6 billion per year and are necessary to deliver a fair system and protect public finances. Less than 1% of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>While there are no plans to compensate senior National Health Service staff who exceed their tax-free pension savings allowances, the Scheme Pays facility is there to assist NHS Pension Scheme members who breach the annual allowance, and allows them to settle their lifetime and annual allowance charges without making an upfront payment. The Scheme Pays facility was recently extended to cover tax charges of any amount and those arising from the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Government has launched a full public consultation setting out proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible for clinicians, to give them more control over their pension growth and tax liabilities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T15:06:30.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T15:06:30.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1142468
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Nabeel Rajab 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, further to Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 July (HL16567), why they were not aware of Nabeel Rajab’s application, and subsequent rejection, for alternative sentencing, given (1) reports by international news outlets, and (2) their close monitoring of his case; and what mechanisms they use to assess Bahrain’s provision of alternative sentences. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL17542 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are not privy to individual applications for alternative sentencing. We assess information that is publically released through official channels. The decision making process of the application of alternative sentencing is subject to meeting qualifying conditions and remains the responsibility of the Bahraini judicial system. We are closely monitoring the trials of Mr Rajab with officials from the Embassy regularly attending court hearings. We have raised the case as part of the UK's ongoing open dialogue with Bahrain at senior levels. We continue to urge the Government of Bahrain to protect freedom of expression for all its citizens in line with its international commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:53:16.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:53:16.69Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142433
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading PAYE 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 the use of Real Time Information (RTI) to ensure low earners receive the tax relief they are due; and what plans they have to require all employers to use RTI. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17507 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Information filed by employers through RTI is applied equally to all relevant customer records. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) do not make a distinction between low and high earners when applying rules within tax calculations.</p><p> </p><p>Employers who pay all of their employees under the Lower Earnings Limit for National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and have no tax deducted are not required to register with HMRC. The employer is not required to report information to HMRC until there is a tax or NICs deduction payable to HMRC.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to mandate employers who pay small amounts of wages to all of their employees to register with HMRC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:40.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:40.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1142466
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star 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 Public Buildings: Art Works 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 procedures are in place to process any complaint about the display of images of the Royal Family in publicly funded buildings; and what steps they take to determine the level of any compensation paid as a result of such a complaint. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL17540 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No further assessment has been made of how and where portraits of the Royal Family are displayed across the UK.</p><p>Civil Servants are free to raise concerns about any issue and should follow their departmental procedures to resolve disputes and grievances. Compensation payments are not routinely paid as part of this process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17480 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:55:45.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:55:45.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1142465
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railway Signals: Digital Technology 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 plans they have to digitise railway signalling systems; and when they will publish a timetable to deliver those plans. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL17539 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In June this year, Network Rail published a Long-term Deployment Plan illustrating how the Network Rail regions will gradually migrate to digital signalling technology over a 30 year period starting from 2024.</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 2019-08-06T13:55:08.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:55:08.393Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this