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1129485
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Slavery more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 May (HL15755), whether they are including religion as a baseline indicator of vulnerability to modern slavery and human trafficking, especially faith-targeted human trafficking; and whether their AAWAZ II programme will include religion in its monitoring and evaluation. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15970 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The AAWAZ II programme will target marginalised communities from a range of disadvantaged backgrounds, including those from religious minorities who are at risk from modern slavery and human trafficking. As part of AAWAZ II’s design, studies which assess factors of vulnerability to modern slavery have been commissioned. These studies will determine which indicators will be included in the programme’s monitoring and evaluation system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:47:24.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:47:24.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1129486
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Slavery: Females 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 the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 29 May (HL15755), how they intend to help Christian women whose religion is the cause of their trafficking and enslavement when they "do not directly target specific sub groups of marginalised people e.g. Christian women". more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15971 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to tackling modern slavery in all its forms, whatever the cause. The UK Government’s approach to tackling modern slavery in Pakistan is to reduce the permissive environment through community-based activities and to strengthen legislative and policy frameworks for more effective protection of those affected. Our programmes aim to target the most marginalised groups of people who we know are vulnerable to modern slavery. This can include religious minorities, such as Christian and Hindu women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:44:34.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:44:34.847Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1129487
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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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: Slavery 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 are the criteria used to determine which communities in Pakistan are "marginalised" and therefore vulnerable to human trafficking and modern slavery for the purposes of their foreign aid programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15972 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government ensures our development assistance targets the poorest and most marginalised people in Pakistan. DFID Pakistan’s targeting strategies are informed by context analysis and baseline assessments which seek to identify poor and marginalised communities, and target those most in need. DFID Pakistan is in the process of gathering information to determine which communities are most vulnerable to modern slavery to inform future interventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:45:48.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:48.33Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1129524
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Libya: Detention Centres 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 response to the United Nations Refugee Agency statement of 19 May that refugees and migrants should not be brought back to detention camps in Libya because they lack food, water and medical care. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16009 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the situation in Libya and the conditions in Libyan detention centres. The UK is clear that all parties to the conflict must commit to a ceasefire, ensure unconditional humanitarian access, and return to political talks. All parties to the conflict must do all they can to prevent any further loss of life, including by respecting their obligations under International Humanitarian Law, and engage with the UN and humanitarian community. This is essential to ensure aid can reach those in need and to allow for civilians, including refugees and migrants, to be immediately evacuated to safety.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has announced a contribution of £1 million to the UN Flash Appeal. This includes funding to the World Health Organisation to deliver life-saving medical care, and funding to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve humanitarian access for agencies on the ground. The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released $2 million to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the fighting, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. The UK was the biggest donor to the CERF in 2018, providing £114.3 million.</p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for the Middle East raised the plight of people in detention centres with the Libyan Deputy Minister last week.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:10.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1129526
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Venezuela: Refugees 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 assistance they, and governments of other countries, are providing to Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16011 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK has committed a package of £6.5 million in humanitarian aid to respond to the most severe needs in Venezuela and the region, including funding the International Federation of the Red Cross in Colombia. The UK has provided a further £8 million to the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) for Colombia, helping to unlock USD$750 million of concessional loans to support Colombia in continuing to host more than a million Venezuelans.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has had staff deployed in the region since last year and this package builds on our core support to the UN and Red Cross, operating since the early stages of the crisis.</p><p> </p><p>Other donors are also providing significant support through the UN, Red Cross and NGOs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:46:39.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:46:39.843Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1129527
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance 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 how the forthcoming replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria could contribute to delivering on the UK's five-year national action plan on tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024. more like this
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Baroness Jolly more like this
star this property uin HL16012 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>A successful Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund will be vital in addressing the spread of antimicrobial resistance, a growing health threat. The Global Fund works to roll out new antimicrobials and diagnostic tools, helping to treat 102,000 people for drug-resistant tuberculosis in 2017. It also reduces the need for antimicrobials by: supporting and strengthening health systems; preventing infection, for example by helping to distribute 197 million bed nets in 2017 to prevent malaria; and by supporting prompt diagnosis and treatment of disease.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:47:07.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:47:07.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jolly more like this
1129530
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Development Aid 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 the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 30 May (HL15801), what was the outcome of discussions on the Funding Compact at ECOSOC in May; and what action they are taking as a result of that discussion. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16015 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UN Secretary General set out the purpose of the Funding Compact during his address to the May 2019 ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment (OAS), welcoming it as a means “to shift away from funding practices that fragment action by UN country teams.”</p><p> </p><p>While the content of the Funding Compact was discussed at ECOSOC, the Resolution summarising agreement on the matter is expected to be finalised later this month. The UK remains committed to the Secretary General’s reform agenda, of which the Funding Compact is a key component.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:46:54.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:46:54.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1129534
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups 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 Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises, published on 9 May. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
star this property uin HL16019 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. The Wilton Park Conference brought together and found common ground between an unprecedented gathering of human rights activists, humanitarian organisations, representatives of governments and international organisations and faith groups. The statement illustrates how the different approaches can be complimentary. Whilst clearly recognising that humanitarian responses have to be guided by the principles of impartiality and assistance provided on the basis of need alone, the statement provides guidance to assist humanitarian practitioners determine whether vulnerable groups and religious minorities are most at risk and how to encourage and facilitate the participation and partnership of local and national religious communities in determining specific needs of vulnerable religious minority individuals and communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:47:42.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:47:42.327Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
1129535
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups 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 steps they are taking to implement the recommendations set out in the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises, published on 9 May. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
star this property uin HL16020 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. Policy Teams will investigate how to incorporate the recommendations into their policy plans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:47:58.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:47:58.853Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4349
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1129546
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 British Steel: Loans more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent loan of £120 million to enable British Steel to meet its emissions trading compliance costs required a Ministerial direction. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16031 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has not issued any Ministerial Directions in respect of British Steel.</p><p>This loan agreement was fully commercial and state aid compliant, valued at around £120m, under Section 7 of the Industrial Development Act 1982. Under the agreement the Government purchased emissions allowances on behalf of British Steel ensuring it met its 2018 ETS obligations. Failure to comply with its ETS obligations would have led to a fine of around £500m, on top of the costs of ETS compliance of around £120m.</p><p>In return, under a deed of forfeiture, the company’s 2019 allowances will be assigned to the Government once issued, and the proceeds from selling these is expected to cover the costs of purchasing allowances for British Steel. The Government’s view is that the 2019 allowances will still be issued to British Steel in insolvency.</p><p>The Government’s assessment is that the Deed of Forfeiture offered value for money to the taxpayer, with benefits exceeding the costs, predicated on the level of confidence around security, even in the event of insolvency.</p><p>This position was supported by the independent Industrial Development Advisory Board which assessed the proposal in their statutory role and agreed with the Government’s value for money assessment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:50:34.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:50:34.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this