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1126994
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for International Development more like this
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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 Pakistan: Human Trafficking 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 their assessment in the Department for International Development's Pakistan Report 2018 that there is a "significant modern slavery problem amongst the poor, minorities, women and children" in Pakistan and their policy to provide assistance to "target the poorest and most vulnerable", what steps they are taking to provide direct support to Christian women reportedly being trafficked to China as brides. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15755 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government’s approach to tackling modern slavery and trafficking in Pakistan is to reduce the permissive environment through community-based activities, and to strengthen the legislative framework for more effective prevention and control. Our programmes do not directly target specific sub groups of marginalised people eg; Christian women, but we do target marginalised communities from a range of disadvantaged backgrounds, including Christian women who are at risk of this terrible practice.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-29T15:41:03.74Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126996
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Pakistan: Higher Education 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 impact of the treatment of the Principal of the Edwardes College, Peshawar, and his family and the attempts to intervene in the administration of the College by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor on religious minorities and educational opportunities in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of this case. The British Government regularly raises its concerns about discrimination against minority communities with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February.</p><p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan's human rights record in November 2017, the UK called on Pakistan to strengthen protection of minorities and establish an independent National Commission for Minorities. The Government will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:40:54.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:40:54.603Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126998
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Gambia more like this
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 actions they are  taking to increase the amount of trade between the UK and The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15759 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister set out during her visit to Africa last Summer, the Government is committed to seeing a step change in our relationship with Africa in order to drive forward trade and investment. The Africa Trade Services Unit was set up to act as the single point of contact for UK companies exporting to Africa. The Unit responds to all Africa trade enquiries, including those related to Gambia, and can support UK companies through the delivery of trade services.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to ensuring developing countries can reduce poverty through trading opportunities. The Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Act 2018 enables the UK to put in place a trade preferences scheme for developing countries that maintains the same level of access as the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which will grant duty-free, quota-free access to Least Developed Countries, including The Gambia.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:48:36.933Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1127000
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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 Tourism: Gambia 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 plans they have to assist the development of the tourism sector in The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15761 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The then Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis MP, had a useful bilateral meeting with his Gambian counterpart, Minister Hamat Bah, in the margins of a meeting of Commonwealth Ministers during the Edinburgh International Culture Summit last summer. They discussed a range of matters concerning the importance of tourism to the economy and future prosperity of The Gambia, and to the wider Commonwealth. The Government remains willing to explore all avenues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including with the Commonwealth institutions and UNESCO, to support the development of sustainable tourism in The Gambia, and more widely across Africa.</p><p>I welcome the Noble Lord’s recent meeting with President Barrow, and the efforts of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to strengthen democratic institutions in The Gambia and across the Commonwealth.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:27:56.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:27:56.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4163
star this property label Biography information for Lord German more like this
1127001
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 when HS2 is (1) built to Birmingham, and (2) completed, what is their estimate of the tonnage of freight that could be diverted from the roads onto the existing south to north railways, over what period of years, and with what effect on air pollution and greenhouse gases. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15762 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>As a new rail line, HS2 will free up train paths on the existing railway which could be used to allow more freight to travel by rail. The freight operating companies will be able to apply for these additional paths in accordance with normal railway industry processes. The freight operators are independent commercial companies and the types of cargo, the tonnages and the routes will depend upon the demand that exists from their customers at that time. Any increase in the number of freight trains that results in a reduction in freight moved by road is likely to lead to a reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gases emissions.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:14:06.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:14:06.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127002
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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 Abdullah Öcalan 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 documentary film and report by the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali, published on 25 March; and what conclusions, if any, they have drawn from that report and film. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15763 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​We have studied both the documentary film and report. Our position on the Kurdish issue is unchanged. Mr Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, is in our view a convicted terrorist. We hope that a peace process can be resumed in the future and have provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue.</p><p>Regarding Mr Öcalan's imprisonment, we expect Turkey to respect its international obligations with regard to prison conditions. This includes acting on the recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe concerning prisoner association, isolation and access. When raising Mr Öcalan's case with the Turkish authorities, we have encouraged them to implement the recommendations made by the CPT following their visit to the prison in 2016. In this regard, we note the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May. We also note that the CPT paid a further visit to Imrali prison in mid-May, and that the Turkish Minister of Justice has this month lifted the court restriction on lawyers' visits to Imrali prison. We welcome these positive developments.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127003
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Turkey: Peace Negotiations 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 made of the remarks made by Ögmundur Jónasson, former Minister of Justice in Iceland, at the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali that serious human rights abuse in Turkey will not come to an end unless peace negotiations are resumed between Turkey and the leaders of the Kurds and other minority groups; and what steps they intend to take in response to those remarks. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15764 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty’s Government hopes that a peace process can be resumed in the future, and has provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue. We note Mr. Jónasson’s comments, and shall continue our support for legitimate and democratic Kurdish groups in Turkey.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:59:32.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:59:32.407Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1127004
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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 action, if any, they will take should the evidence of the torture of political detainees in Saudi Arabia continue. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15765 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15766 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1127005
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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 action, if any, they will take to secure the release of political detainees in Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15765 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
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1127006
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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 Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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 action they are taking to secure access by independent monitors to all political detainees currently held without charge in Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15767 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is very concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have raised concerns about these cases at Ministerial level a number of times with the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. Saudi Arabia maintains that the issue of detentions is an internal judicial matter. The British Government cannot intervene in independent monitoring or investigation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:29:16.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:29:16.833Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this