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1137077
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Noise: Pollution 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 plans they have to reduce noise both in the internal environment, in particular, with regard to underground trains, and the external environment, with greater use of noise barriers. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL16941 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that it is important to minimise the noise impacts of the railway on its neighbours and on passengers. We have actively contributed to the development of the new European noise technical specification for interoperability that sets limits on noise from new and upgraded rolling stock.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government's most recent rail innovation competition, £2.75m of funding was awarded to projects aimed at reducing environmental impacts such as noise pollution. One of these projects will develop a noise barrier with an innovative design that will deflect noise upwards in order to reduce noise at a level comparable to a barrier of three times the height.</p><p> </p><p>Transport for London is responsible for the London Underground and its noise impacts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:39:22.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:39:22.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2543
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
1138300
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Exports 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 steps they are taking to decrease the UK’s trade deficit after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17097 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting UK exports. International trade is beneficial to economic growth and is important to achieving long term prosperity and welfare. The Government has a range of policies, in particular the Industrial Strategy, to enable UK firms to compete in global markets.</p><p> </p><p>The Export Strategy, launched in August 2018, sets out how the Government will enable UK businesses to take advantage of international demand for UK goods and services. This support, including impartial export advice from International Trade Advisors and our overseas network in markets across the world, has contributed to the continuing growth in UK exports which increased by 4% to a record high of £647.1 billion in the 12 months to May 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T13:39:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T13:39:41.587Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
1137086
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty 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 decision of the United Nations General Assembly that the decolonisation of Mauritius has not been lawfully completed because the detachment of the Chagos Archipelago was not based on the free and genuine expression of the will of the people of Mauritius; whether they accept that decision; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16950 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>It is disappointing that Mauritius’ claim that the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is part of Mauritius, which we strongly refute, should have been referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the UN General Assembly. It is an accepted international principle that States should not be compelled to have their bilateral disputes adjudicated upon by the ICJ without their consent. Circumventing this principle sets a dangerous precedent. BIOT has been under continuous British sovereignty since 1814. No international court or tribunal has ever found UK sovereignty to be in doubt. Mauritius agreed to the detachment of the islands in 1965, in return for certain benefits including a UK commitment, which we stand by, to cede sovereignty of the territory to Mauritius when it is no longer required for defence purposes. Mauritius affirmed that agreement numerous times following independence, and in March 2015 a United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Arbitral Tribunal ruled the agreement to be internationally binding.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:46:48.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:46:48.64Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137087
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 UN General Assembly 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 how many times they have not complied with decisions of the United Nations General Assembly. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16951 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Under the United Nations Charter, the UN General Assembly passes resolutions that make recommendations to Member States. These resolutions are not legally binding. While resolutions express the view of the General Assembly as a whole, those Member States which vote against or abstain on individual resolutions are not legally committed to implement their respective contents. Of the 313 resolutions adopted during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (2017-18), 234 were adopted by consensus (i.e. without a vote). Of the remaining 79 which were adopted by vote, the UK voted in favour of 44, against 25 and abstained on 10 occasions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:47:09.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:47:09.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137088
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 South Africa: Lions 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 South Africa about the practice of canned hunting of lions. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL16952 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey MP raised this issue with the Government of South Africa in 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T14:47:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T14:47:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1137078
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Devolution 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 report by Lord Heseltine Empowering English Cities, published on 2 July; and whether they intend to provide a response. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL16942 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Lord Heseltine brought forward a motion in the House of Lords on the subject of this report on 17<sup>th</sup> July. It is a thought provoking report full of excellent ideas on devolution within England. I committed afterwards to share a record of the debate with every government department such is its importance. The Department is carefully considering its recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:23:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:23:24.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1137377
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Mayors: Cost Effectiveness 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, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 4 July (HL Deb, col 1524), what assessment they have made of (1) the comparative costs of directly elected mayoral systems and traditional systems of local government administration, and (2) whether directly elected mayoral systems represent value for money. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL16984 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s comparative assessment of the models of local governance is that only the mayoral model provides that single point of accountability necessary if significant powers and budgets are to be devolved to an area, and it is for local areas to decide whether such an arrangement would be of benefit and value to their local communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:23:38.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:23:38.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1137403
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 UNICEF: Finance 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 contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of UNICEF in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17010 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Details of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) spending on international development is available online in <em>Statistics on International Development</em>. Please note that data is published by calendar year and not HMG financial year.</p><p> </p><p>The report shows that the UNICEF received the following funding:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Core</p></td><td><p>£48m</p></td><td><p>£48m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Non-Core</p></td><td><p>£354m</p></td><td><p>£400m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> 2018 data on non-core funding will be published later this year. Core funding for 2018 remained steady at £48m.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:04:40.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:04:40.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1137405
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 UN Women: Finance 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 contribution they made to (1) the core, and (2) non-core, funding of UN Women in (a) 2016–17, (b) 2017–18, and (c) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL17012 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Details of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) spending on international development is available online in <em>Statistics on International Development. </em>Please note that data is published by calendar year and not HMG financial year.</p><p> </p><p>The report shows that the UN Women received the following funding:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Core (£ millions)</p></td><td><p>Non-core (£ millions)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>12.5</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>12.5</p></td><td><p>6.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>2018 data on non-core funding will be published later this year. Core funding for 2018 remained steady at £12.5m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:04:55.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:04:55.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1137963
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Developing Countries: Education 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 steps they are taking, with UNESCO, to raise global education standards. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17062 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>In alignment with the Global Goal for education (SDG4), DFID is helping tackle the learning crisis: millions of children unable to read and do maths despite years at school. DFID works to strengthen the quality of education and the effectiveness of education systems so that all children have access and opportunity to learn.</p><p> </p><p>UNESCO is the UN’s specialized agency for education and UN lead on SDG4. DFID works with UNESCO towards our shared goal of ensuring quality education for all. DFID provides a voluntary contribution of £7.8m to support the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) and the UNESCO published Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report). The UIS provides comparable, publicly available data on learning outcomes. The GEM Report is an independent, policy focused monitoring report, it is a key tool for pushing progress towards the Global Goals.</p><p> </p><p>Our support to the UIS and the GEM Report is being used to create vital data, evidence and tools to assess whether children are learning, who is being left behind and whether SDG4 is being achieved. It allows the international community to report progress on SDG4 education indicators on learning and equity and enables policy makers to know whether SDG4 is on track and where to direct policy intervention.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:05:48.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:05:48.557Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this