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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
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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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less than 2019-05-29T15:41:03.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T15:41:03.74Z
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4584
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
1126995
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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 Pakistan: Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of a rise in number of Pakistani Christian girls being targeted by traffickers for exploitation in China, what assessment they have made of how the AAWAZ II Programme is (1) working effectively to minimise this trafficking stream, especially within the Punjab region, and (2) measuring its efficacy in reducing the prevalence of such trafficking within this targeted population group. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15756 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The AAWAZ II Programme will address a range of modern slavery issues, including child labour and forced and early marriage. An assessment of the programme’s effectiveness in addressing modern slavery has not yet been carried out as a range of activities are still under design. Once all baselines have been established the programme will be tracking progress through annual reviews and its monitoring and evaluation framework.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T15:48:43.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T15:48:43.327Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126999
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Gambia: Overseas 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 how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) is spent in The Gambia; and how that ODA is spent in that country. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15760 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In 2017 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), The Gambia received £41.3 million from the UK aid budget, including £15.5 million of bilateral assistance and £25.8 million of UK attributed multilateral aid. The greatest focus of bilateral spending was on the health sector, with the largest share (£14m) spent through the Medical Research Council’s research facility in the country.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T15:49:30.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T15:49:30.623Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4163
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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to 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
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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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4247
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
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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
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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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4580
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
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
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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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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
1127007
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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 they have taken to obtain proof of life for all political detainees held in Saudi Arabia, including Prince Turki bin Abdullah. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15768 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is very concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. While we have not requested this information from the Saudi authorities, we continue to monitor the case of Prince Turki bin Abdullah.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:29:59.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:29:59.497Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127009
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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 Palestinians: Recognition of States 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 criteria they use to judge when the recognition of the state of Palestine would be appropriate. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15770 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We will recognise a Palestinian state at a time when it best serves the objective of peace. Bilateral recognition in itself cannot end the occupation. Without a negotiated settlement, the occupation and the problems that come with it will continue. The UK is strongly committed to a two-state solution as the best way to bring about stability and peace in the region.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:30:50.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:30:50.187Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
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1127016
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 applicants for Universal Credit have made their application by means other than the online application system since its introduction; and what are the available methods for doing so. more like this
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Baroness Sherlock more like this
star this property uin HL15777 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit Full Service Claimant Survey found that 98 per cent of claimants claimed online.</p><p> </p><p>For those claimants who are unable to access or use our digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helpline. Face-to-face support is also available in Jobcentres. In exceptional circumstances, a home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making and maintaining their claim.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Citizens Advice Help to Claim service offers tailored, practical support to help people make a Universal Credit claim and receive their first full correct payment on time. It is available online, over the phone and face to face through local Citizens Advice services across Great Britain.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:36:32.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:36:32.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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1127018
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Import Duties 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 impact that a 20 per cent World Trade Organization tariff could have on the UK steel industry, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15779 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There is no World Trade Organisation tariff on steel – each country sets its own tariff levels as part of being a member of the WTO. The European Union’s most favoured nation (MFN) tariffs for steel, which apply to all third country WTO members without a preferential arrangement, are either zero or very low, and will remain so. In a no deal scenario UK exports to the EU will face the same tariff situation as they currently do, as the EU’s MFN tariffs for most steel products faced by third countries are already bound at zero – meaning that there would be no tariff impact on UK steel exports to the EU. The EU currently also apply safeguard tariffs (at 25%) on steel imports from most third country trade partners, where they fall outside the current tariff rate quotas, to protect the EU steel sector from unforeseen surges in imports. It will be for the EU to decide how these safeguards should apply to the UK in the event of a no-deal exit.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:32:33.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:32:33.783Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this