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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
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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 Gulf States: Overseas Aid 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 allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund for the 2019/20 financial year; and which countries will receive support from that Fund. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
unstar this property uin HL16049 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) for the 2019/20 financial year is £20m. The IAF will fund activity in all <del class="ministerial">seven</del> <ins class="ministerial">six </ins>Gulf <ins class="ministerial">Cooperation Council </ins>States including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates<del class="ministerial">,</del> <ins class="ministerial">and </ins>Oman<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">and Yemen.</del></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Z
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less than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Z
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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 Scriven more like this
1130232
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Aviation: Scotland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 3 June (HL15919), what evidence they have for the competitiveness of airfares between London and Scotland; whether they will provide the figures for the cost of such flights which informed their assessment that “Scotland is well-served by air services into London”; whether they have conducted a comparative analysis of the costs of flights from Scotland to all London airports; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
unstar this property uin HL16093 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 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer of 3 June (HL15919), which states that the aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate. It is therefore not for the Department to carry out this type of assessment, nor to comment on whether there is sufficient competition.</p><p> </p><p>I can, however, confirm that CAA data for 2018 shows that the four largest airports in Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow) have flights to two or more airports in the London system, with flights operated by multiple airlines.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the UK Government, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Dundee City Council, provide financial support for an air route from Dundee to <del class="ministerial">Stanstead,</del> <ins class="ministerial">Stansted</ins> through a public service obligation. Scotland will also benefit from an expanded Heathrow, where there will be further opportunity to enhance connections to the country’s biggest hub airport.</p><p> </p><p>This information, which is already in the public domain, shows that there is sufficient competition for air routes between London and Scotland.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T11:00:43.08Z
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less than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:22:31.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1137089
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Northern Ireland 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 reply by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 20 June (HL Deb, col 835), whether the issues relating to institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland have been resolved; and if so, when legislation will be introduced to provide compensation for the victims and their families. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
unstar this property uin HL16953 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has made it very clear that she is determined to see redress for victims of historical institutional abuse as soon as possible. That is why she asked the NI parties to assist her in critical decisions that needed to be taken with regard to the redress scheme and other matters.</p><p> </p><p>The parties addressed those outstanding issues, and the Executive Office is currently working with the Office of <ins class="ministerial">the</ins> Legislative <del class="ministerial">Council </del> <ins class="ministerial">Counsel</ins> to redraft the legislation in light of the parties’ recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>When the legislation has been revised, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will consider the best way forward and the next steps as a matter of urgency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:29:14.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:29:14.49Z
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less than 2019-07-15T15:11:28.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:11:28.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1138556
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how much has been paid to date to Naomi Ellenbogen QC in connection with the Independent Inquiry into Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
unstar this property uin HL17114 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>As at 15 July, the Inquiry costs incurred so far were <del class="ministerial">£137,045.86</del><ins class="ministerial">£143,261.49</ins>, including £122,873.50 for the work of Naomi Ellenbogen QC. Some invoices remain outstanding and so the overall cost of the Inquiry will be higher.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:16:43.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:16:43.35Z
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less than 2019-09-04T15:41:09.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T15:41:09.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1141908
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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 by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
unstar this property uin HL17452 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1144063
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Apprentices: Taxation 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 ensure that employers use at least half of their apprenticeship levy spend on new starters. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
unstar this property uin HL17551 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">The apprenticeship programme is employer-led. The department’s reforms have put employers in the driving seat, supporting them to design the high-quality apprenticeship standards that meet their skills needs. It is also for employers to decide which apprenticeships they offer, when, and to whom.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Apprenticeships provide valuable opportunities for people of all ages. While the department has no current plans to restrict the use of employer’s levy funds, all aspects of the programme will be kept under review in response to employer feedback and as preparations for a comprehensive Spending Review next year continue.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.167Z
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less than 2019-10-04T11:10:59.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:10:59.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144064
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Apprentices: Taxation 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 ensure that employers use at least half of their apprenticeship levy spend on apprentices who are under 30 years of age. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
unstar this property uin HL17552 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">The apprenticeship programme is employer-led. The department’s reforms have put employers in the driving seat, supporting them to design the high-quality apprenticeship standards that meet their skills needs. It is also for employers to decide which apprenticeships they offer, when, and to whom.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Apprenticeships provide valuable opportunities for people of all ages. While the department has no current plans to restrict the use of employer’s levy funds, all aspects of the programme will be kept under review in response to employer feedback and as preparations for a comprehensive Spending Review next year continue.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:52:41.217Z
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less than 2019-10-04T11:10:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-04T11:10:45.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1144071
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Eritrea: Politics and Government 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 representations they have made to the government of Eritrea about (1) ending indefinite conscription, and (2) parliamentarians who have been detained since 2001; and what additional aid, if any, was allocated to Eritrea as a result of international sanctions being lifted. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17559 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 continue to be concerned by reports that indefinite conscription is ongoing in Eritrea. We raise human rights in Eritrea regularly, both directly with the Government, as the former Minister for Africa did with the Eritrean President's senior adviser when she saw him in July, and when our Ambassador in Asmara saw the same advisor in August. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">In a statement at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council on 12 July the UK welcomed the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, which we co-sponsored. The UK also urged Eritrea to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur and to reform national service, implement the constitution, respect freedom of religion or belief, and release all those in arbitrary detention – including, but not exclusive to detained parliamentarians; journalists; and those observing banned religions. </ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">No additional aid has been allocated as a result of sanctions being lifted. The Department for International Development (DfID) has funded life-saving activity in Eritrea for several years, including providing £3.24m to UNICEF in 2018-19 to help treat malnutrition in under-fives and provide access to safe hygiene and sanitation services. DFID has extended this funding to UNICEF Eritrea until March 2021.</ins></ins></ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:22.097Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:53:35.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:53:35.343Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1144072
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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 action they are taking to secure the support of Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode should China resile on its commitment to one country, two systems. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17560 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 maintain that the best solution for all the people of Hong Kong, including the British national (overseas) passport holders that live there, is full respect for the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework which is set out in the Joint Declaration.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Joint Declaration remains fully valid. It is a legally binding international treaty registered with the UN. Its objectives clearly apply to both signatories – The People's Republic of China and the UK. It remains in force, and remains acutely relevant to the conduct of life in Hong Kong. We expect China to abide by its obligations and to uphold the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Whilst we will continue to raise the situation in Hong Kong with a wide range of international partners, it is for individual countries to decide their own policy on citizenship issues.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.943Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:52:47.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:52:47.177Z
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to (1) raising concerns about the erosion of democracy and human rights, and (2) encouraging Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode should China resile on its commitment to one country, two systems, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17561 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">The British Government has raised its concerns about the situation in Hong Kong with the Government of China and the Hong Kong SAR government, as we well as with a wide range of international partners, and will continue to do so, including at upcoming international gatherings and summits.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:29:13.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:13.257Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:52:10.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:52:10.113Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this