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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword 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 when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
unstar this property uin HL20 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Language Services contracts commenced on 31 October 2016, with thebigword appointed as providers of spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation as well as translation and transcription services.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts is four years with up to three one-year extensions available.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts with thebigword is due to expire on 30th October 2020. The first option to extend for one-year has been agreed for translation and transcription services, and has also been approved for spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation services.</p><p> </p><p>The future of the contract, including the possibility of further extensions, is currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1139434
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading al Qaeda more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information he holds on the number of Al Qaeda (a) members and (b) supporters in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
unstar this property uin 277619 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>For reasons of national security, it would not be appropriate to disclose figures on the number of Al Qaeda affiliated individuals in the UK.</p><p>Membership and support for a proscribed terrorist organisation is an offence under sections 11 and 12 of the terrorism act 2000. The police and security services work day and night to keep the public safe, they are currently managing nearly 800 live investigations of around 3,000 individuals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:49:35.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:49:35.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1135836
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Zoos: Birds of Prey more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to extend Government guidance on the tethering of owls and vultures in zoos to all birds of prey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 271369 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice already set clear requirements for the tethering of all birds of prey used for demonstrations in zoos. The zoo standards require that tethered birds of prey should be flown at least four times a week unless tethered for medical treatment; that no bird of prey should be tethered permanently, and that all birds of prey should be given the opportunity to fly or move around freely during part of the year. Resting birds of prey should also be provided with sufficient aviary space. Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee is currently considering revisions to the zoo standards as a whole.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:17:23.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:17:23.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1129544
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 discussed with the government of Zimbabwe reports by human rights and civil society organisations in that country of a crackdown against activists, including the recent case of seven activists who were detained on treason charges in May at Harare International Airport on their return from the Maldives. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
unstar this property uin HL16029 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 2019-06-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​We continue to raise our serious concerns regarding the arrests of civil society activists in Zimbabwe. Our Ambassador in Harare raised the case of the seven activists with Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Moyo on 30 May. Embassy officials have also attended court hearings. The UK provides extensive financial and technical assistance to civil society organisations in Zimbabwe who support Zimbabwean citizens in holding the state to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:17:10.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:17:10.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1150635
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 discussions they have had with any international partners about political and economic reform in Zimbabwe, and bilateral and multilateral financing for that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
unstar this property uin HL211 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 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL209 more like this
HL210 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 is their latest assessment of the political and social situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL404 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the statement made by the Minister for Africa to the House on 3 September, Official report, volume 664, column 11. The UK is seriously concerned about the increasing numbers of abductions, arrests and assault of civil society, trade union and opposition activists and the banning of protests in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe remains one of the UK’s 30 Human Rights Priority Countries globally. The UK Ambassador met the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister on 18 October and discussed the economic crisis and political situation in Zimbabwe, reinforcing the need for comprehensive political and economic reform and the protection of the poorest.</p><p>The UK is providing £128 million of aid to Zimbabwe in 2019/20 focusing on poverty reduction, humanitarian assistance and standing up for human rights and the rule of law. No money is channelled directly through the government. After the United Nations Flash Appeal, DFID has committed £49 million through a new Zimbabwe Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (ZHARP) to support people who do not have access to the food they need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T13:50:40.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:50:40.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1137458
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the political situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 274661 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We welcome recent political reform efforts by the Government of Zimbabwe, including commitment to repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Public Order and Security Act in line with Zimbabwe's constitution.</p><p>However, Zimbabwe remains one of the UK's 30 Human Rights Priority Countries globally. We continue to call for the Government of Zimbabwe to uphold the rule of law and human rights and promote free and fair elections, under the protection of the 2013 Constitution and international human rights law. We also call on all political parties to enter into a genuine national dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:38:40.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:38:40.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1143630
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the security situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 285103 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>​As I said in the House of Commons on 3 September, we are gravely concerned by the heavy-handed response by police to protests in Harare on 16 August and the recent arrests and abductions of opposition figures. Our Ambassador raised our concerns with the Foreign Minister on 22 August and the Defence Minister on 29 August. President Mnangagwa must hold those responsible for human rights violations to account. Zimbabwe remains one of the UK’s 30 Human Rights Priority Countries globally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:44:26.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:44:26.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1143631
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with Southern African Development Community leaders on the political situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
unstar this property uin 285457 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>​We are working closely with international partners, including Southern African Development Community members, to call on the Government of Zimbabwe to investigate all allegations of human rights violations and implement promised political and economic reforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 284582 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:30:40.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:30:40.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Pensions 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 recent discussions they have had with the government of Zimbabwe about pension arrears owed to former Crown servants; and what was the outcome of those discussions. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
unstar this property uin HL17714 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We regularly press the Government of Zimbabwe on the importance of fulfilling their responsibilities to all those who are entitled to a Zimbabwe Government pension. In 2016, we secured written confirmation from the Government of Zimbabwe of their responsibility for these payments. In April 2019, we raised the issue of pensions with Finance Minister Ncube and he confirmed Zimbabwe's commitment to resume payments when the economic situation allows.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:24:36.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:24:36.29Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:43:11.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:43:11.793Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this