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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 efforts they are making to raise awareness of employing people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL985 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.44Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1827
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
386490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 steps they will take to ensure that organisations in the private sector employ people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL985 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL984 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1827
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
386906
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Audit 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 data they used to estimate the savings made from enabling small businesses to decide whether their accounts need to be audited. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL1015 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Data on company size and audit fees was sourced from the “FAME” database, Bureau van Dijk. The data was used for both of the final impact assessments approved by the Regulatory Policy Committee in the last Parliament on changes to the law to enable more companies to decide whether or not their accounts need to be audited.</p><p> </p><p>The impact assessment on the audit changes (including for small businesses) in the Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (Accounts and Audit Exemptions and Change of Accounting Framework) Regulations 2012 is available at: <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2301/impacts/2014/286" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/2301/impacts/2014/286</a></p><p> </p><p>The impact assessment on all the changes in the Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2015 is available at: <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/980/impacts/2014/424" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/980/impacts/2014/424</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property file name ukia_20140286_en.pdf more like this
star this property title Audit Changes more like this
2
star this property file name ukia_20140424_en.pdf more like this
star this property title Changes in the Companies. Partnerships and groups more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T11:25:06.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T11:25:06.72Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
386459
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Life Peers: Public Appointments 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 whether they have any plans to (1) refrain from making any new recommendations for new peerages for Liberal Democrats, and (2) make recommendations for new peerages for UKIP; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL954 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to my written answer of 23 June 2015 (HL371, HL372, HL373 and HL509), which I attach for ease of reference. Appointments remain a matter for the Prime Minister, who has committed to keeping party peers under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T16:23:37.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T16:23:37.097Z
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4205
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property file name HL371, HL372, HL373, HL509.pdf more like this
star this property title HL371, HL372, HL373, HL509 more like this
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3153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
386122
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Homelessness: Children 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 are the implications for the education, health and well-being of children in homeless families; and what actions they propose to take to reduce the number of children in homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL921 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Placing families in temporary accommodation avoids a homelessness crisis and means no child will end up on the streets. However, the Government has been clear that placing families with children in bed and breakfast accommodation for longer than 6 weeks is both unacceptable and unlawful and we recognise the disruption this can have on children. Authorities must by law consider the impact any change in the location of accommodation will have on a household such as proximity to education and medical facilities. A small number of authorities (5%) account for 80% of cases where the 6 week limit is exceeded. The use of bed and breakfast accommodation for families with children is less than a third of the peak it was in 2002.</p><p>We provided funding to authorities so they could test innovative and sustainable approaches that would tackle this issue. The lessons learned have been disseminated to other authorities across the country.</p><p><br>Households leaving temporary accommodation now spend on average 7 months less than they did in 2010.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T13:28:06.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T13:28:06.977Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
388076
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fires 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 number of older people involved in house fires with an electrical source of ignition in England and Wales in the last five years for which figures are available<i>.</i> more like this
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Baroness Greengross more like this
star this property uin HL1202 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has policy responsibility for England only.</p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the number of casualties aged 65 years old and over who were involved in dwelling fires attended by fire and rescue services in England, where there was reported to have been an electrical power source involved in ignition of the fire. There was incomplete data for 2009/10 so this has not been included:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Casualties aged 65 and over</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>1,116</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>1,132</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>1,062</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>949</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Casualties include fatalities, hospital admissions, and cases where first aid was administered or precautionary checks recommended. The ages of people involved are only reported when they are casualties, and so we do not hold information on the total number of fires involving older people.</p><p> </p><p>An electrical source of ignition has been interpreted as where the power source involved in the fire was reported as being electricity, although these figures will include incidents where the cause of the fire was not necessarily a direct result of the electrical source – for example, including careless handling, placing articles too close to appliances, and cooking.</p><p> </p><p>Data are as reported on the Incident Recording System (IRS) by fire and rescue authorities. 2009/10 was the first year of the IRS and totals are slightly underreported.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:21:21.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:21:21.117Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2518
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
388451
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime 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 levels of hate crime in the United Kingdom; and what assessment they have made of the implications of such crimes for community cohesion. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL1226 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to providing robust and transparent data on hate crime. We have seen significant improvements to hate crime data including the inclusion of hate crime in National Crime Statistics and the Crime Survey of England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The Government funds the National Community Tension Team which analyses hate crime, together with a wide range of information from local police areas and international events. They produce ‘Operation Element’ reports weekly to inform targeted threat assessments which inform the decisions of local managers. At times of increased tension this analysis will be boosted to produce more regular or detailed products. This process has been enhanced by national Information Sharing Agreements which allow for the mutual transfer of anonymous hate crime data with some civil society organisations.</p><p> </p><p>As well as the need to reduce the harm caused to victims, we recognise such crimes also have an effect on broader communities and can lead to community tension if not addressed early. In order to address these issues all relevant Ministers are represented on a cross-Government Hate Crime Programme which includes criminal justice agencies and an Independent Advisory Group made up of victims, advocates and academics.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:25:04.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:25:04.697Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
387726
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain 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 how many incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters by Spanish vessels there were in June. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL1103 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In June 2015, there were 45 unlawful incursions by Spanish State vessels into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW). The Royal Navy challenges all unlawful incursions. The United Kingdom also makes diplomatic protests to Spain in respect of these unlawful incursions, which are in violation of international law. These unlawful incursions are violations of, rather than threats to, UK sovereignty over BGTW.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:22:10.287Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:22:10.287Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
387740
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Aid 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 Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 July (HL754), what marginal cost amounts will be credited to the defence budget for providing such humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone, Nepal and the Mediterranean; and, in each case, what percentage of the total cost of this assistance to the defence budget those marginal costs represent. more like this
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Lord Craig of Radley more like this
star this property uin HL1117 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence has received £28.8 million for the marginal costs associated with providing humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone. While costs are still being refined, the Ministry of Defence expects to receive up to £5 million for marginal costs incurred in support to the Nepal earthquake relief, and up to £11 million for costs associated with the deployment of HMS Bulwark and Merlin helicopters to the Mediterranean for search and rescue activities.</p><p>As there is a standing arrangement for the Ministry of Defence to recover the marginal costs associated with support to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, the total costs are not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:25:31.79Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:25:31.79Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Craig of Radley more like this
387748
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star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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 support the United Kingdom is providing to the government of Saudi Arabia in its military campaign in Yemen. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1125 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are not participating directly in Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, but we are providing technical support, precision-guided weapons and exchanging information with the Saudi Arabian armed forces through pre-existing arrangements.</p><p>In addition to the personnel who continue to provide support for equipment supplied, we have a small number of liaison personnel in Saudi and coalition air and maritime headquarters. This includes personnel in the Maritime Coalition Coordination Centre in the region supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid into Yemen.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:25:56.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:25:56.78Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this