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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading City, University of London: Freedom of Expression 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 discussions they have had with City, University of London about the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador on 21 November; and whether they have received any representations from the Office for Students about freedom of speech at that University. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12225 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>​​Both the Department for Education (DfE) and Office for Students (OfS) were made aware of the decision to defer the planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador. The DfE’s Further Education/Higher Education coordinator has been in contact with the institution.</p><p>​Freedom of speech is a crucial element of higher education and government and OfS are committed to championing it and to promoting open debate and challenge. Universities are autonomous bodies and are responsible for taking their own decisions around how to manage events and mitigate risks; handling of individual cases is not dictated by government or by the OfS. The OfS has powers to intervene if providers are not following their own free speech codes of practice</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:35:40.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:35:40.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1024227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression more like this
star 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 whether they will issue guidance to universities on the misuse of data protection law and non-cooperation with security requirements in relation to upholding free speech. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12226 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The previous Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation held a free speech summit in May, where sector leaders agreed to collectively develop a single piece of guidance. The government has worked alongside sector leaders to set out key principles for universities and student unions managing free speech. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission will be publishing guidance in 2019 on how to ensure that freedom of speech within the law is upheld effectively in higher education institutions, whilst acknowledging their other legal duties.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:42:48.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:42:48.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1024228
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Expression more like this
star 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 assessment they have made of the effectiveness of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 in upholding lawful freedom of speech on university campuses following the cancellation of a planned speech by the Israeli Ambassador at City, University of London on 21 November. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12227 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The government is deeply committed to protecting freedom of speech within the law. The freedom to express views openly, challenge ideas and engage in robust debate is crucial to the student experience and to democracy. Individuals should never be in a position where they can be stopped from expressing an opinion perfectly lawfully. Institutions are required to balance risks and legal obligations with a view to ensuring freedom of speech wherever reasonably practicable.</p><p>The Joint Committee on Human Rights held an inquiry into freedom of speech in universities earlier this year, which looked in detail and collected evidence in relation to upholding freedom of speech in universities. Drawing on information from the inquiry, which found the current regulatory landscape protecting freedom of speech to be extremely complex, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and key partners in the higher education sector have worked with the Department of Education to develop a single piece of guidance, which will set out key principles. This guidance will enable universities and student unions to understand their obligations for protecting and supporting free speech.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T17:51:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T17:51:48.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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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 National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star 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 whether the sites considered for the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre meet the specifications in the paper by the UK National Holocaust Memorial Foundation National Memorial and Learning Centre: Search for a Central London Site, published in September 2015, in particular that the site should provide (1) a place where people can pay their respects, contemplate, think and offer prayer, (2) a lecture theatre and classrooms, (3) offices for holocaust educational organisations, and (4) space for gatherings of up to 500 people for commemorative events. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12142 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 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The document, National Memorial and Learning Centre: Search for a Central London Site, was published by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation as part of extensive efforts to identify a suitable location for the Memorial and Learning Centre, which also included a thorough search of Central London by property experts CBRE.</p><p>More than 50 locations were considered; detailed information supporting the assessment of each site is commercially confidential. The Foundation identified Victoria Tower Gardens as the most fitting site in terms of its historical, emotional and political significance and its ability to offer the greatest potential impact and visibility for the project.</p><p>The Government accepted the Foundation’s advice and the Prime Minister announced in January 2016 that Victoria Tower Gardens was the chosen location, Hansard 27 January 2016 col 259. An international design competition was launched in September 2016, seeking proposals for a Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower Gardens.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T13:03:34.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T13:03:34.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1025348
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star this property date less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
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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 National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star 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 how much of the £50 million they committed to the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre project has been spent so far; and how much has been raised for this project and connected purposes from other sources. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12314 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>From 2015/16 to 17 November 2018, the Government has spent £4.35 million on the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre programme.</p><p>No additional funds have yet been raised from other sources. Plans are being progressed for a country-wide fundraising effort for the Memorial and Learning Centre. An independent charity is being set up to raise funds.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:44:13.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:44:13.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1025349
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
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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 National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service more like this
star 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 is the estimated cost of (1) building, and (2) running the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and how these costs will be met. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12315 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The estimated cost of building the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre is £102 million (including VAT). Future running costs are estimated to be around £5 - 6 million per annum.</p><p>In 2015, the Government committed £50 million to the cost of establishing the Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. It is also the intention that further contributions towards the costs will come from a national fundraising effort. Options for providing future financial support are being explored and a sustainable long-term plan will be put in place.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T12:43:15.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T12:43:15.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1015839
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid more like this
star 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 23 November (HL11378), whether they have made any assessment as to whether the non-publication of the audit reports relating to UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority is compatible with provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian National Authority and the Government signed on 7 July 2011 and extended on 22 December 2014 relating to the provision of effective public oversight of budget formulation and other key areas. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL11840 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Memorandum of Understanding included a commitment to the UK’s Partnership Principles. One of those Principles was about improving domestic accountability through oversight mechanisms for Palestinian citizens to scrutinise budget formulation and implementation. The Principle did not relate to publishing audits of UK contributions. In line with Section 27 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), we withheld the audit reports of the Palestinian Authority (PA) from 2010 – 2015.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:28:50.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:28:50.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1025350
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star this property date less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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 Imperial War Museum: 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 whether they will maintain current levels of grant-in-aid to the Imperial War Museum Holocaust Exhibition after the construction of the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12316 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 2018-12-21more like thismore than 2018-12-21
star this property answer text <p>As an Arm’s Length Body of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport, Imperial War Museums receives annual Grant-in-Aid funding to carry out a number of objectives, including securing free access to their permanent collections, of which the Holocaust Gallery forms a part. Museums themselves determine how best to allocate Grant-in-Aid across their organisations in addition to self-generated funding. The Government has committed funding in the current Spending Review period. Future funding decisions will be made at the next comprehensive spending review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-12-21T14:02:42.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-21T14:02:42.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1022872
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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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 Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation Conference: British Council 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, if any, they have made of the adequacy of the investigation carried out by the British Council when it decided to continue to sponsor the Recognition Reparation Reconciliation conference, held on 5 December at Stellenbosch University, after Israeli and Palestinian academic contributors were caused to withdraw. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12140 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any assessment of these issues. We understand the British Council, an executive non-departmental public body that is independent from the British Government, was not a sponsor of the conference and its support was to enable UK-based academics to attend the conference and share their experience of the Northern Irish Peace Process and its impact. The British Government’s position on boycotts is clear. While we do not hesitate to express disagreement with Israel whenever we feel it necessary, we are firmly opposed to boycotts. We believe that imposing sanctions on Israel or supporting anti-Israeli boycotts would not support our efforts to progress the peace process and achieve a negotiated solution.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL12141 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T14:36:22.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T14:36:22.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1022874
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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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 Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation Conference: British Council more like this
star 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 assessment, if any, they have made of the adherence of the British Council to the Equality Act 2010 and to the principle of the universality of science in its sponsorship of the Recognition Reparation Reconciliation conference, held on 5 December at Stellenbosch University, from which Israeli and Palestinian academic contributors were caused to withdraw. more like this
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Baroness Deech remove filter
star this property uin HL12141 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any assessment of these issues. We understand the British Council, an executive non-departmental public body that is independent from the British Government, was not a sponsor of the conference and its support was to enable UK-based academics to attend the conference and share their experience of the Northern Irish Peace Process and its impact. The British Government’s position on boycotts is clear. While we do not hesitate to express disagreement with Israel whenever we feel it necessary, we are firmly opposed to boycotts. We believe that imposing sanctions on Israel or supporting anti-Israeli boycotts would not support our efforts to progress the peace process and achieve a negotiated solution.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL12140 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T14:36:22.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T14:36:22.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this