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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Sexual Offences 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 how much was provided in funding for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative programmes implemented by the UK embassy in Myanmar over each of the last three years; and how much funding is projected to be provided until 2020. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5250 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Embassy in Rangoon funds a number of programmes in support of the Preventing Sexual Violence initiative. A total of £439,954 has been spent since 2014, including £204,012 in 2014-2015, £165,857 in 2015-2016 and £70,091 in 2016-2017.</p><p>Expenditure on this initiative for 2017-2018 is expected to be £325,000. In addition, a large part of the £102 million Department for International Development programme in Burma supports the women, peace and security agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T17:43:51.78Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4331
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
685347
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Balkans: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund 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 projects have been funded in the Balkans through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund over the last 24 months; what is the breakdown of the funding for each of the countries for which the funding was made available; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the funding provided. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5251 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Details of CSSF funded projects by country for FY 15/16 and 16/17 are shown below. Illustrative outcomes achieved so far include: A reduction in the impact of fiscal crime and improvements in regional law enforcement cooperation, improvement of legislation to ensure fair treatment for the survivors of wartime sexual violence, and improvements in transparency and professionalism in the public sector to help tackle corruption and patronage.</p><p>Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)</p><p><strong>Peacekeeping/Conflict Deterrence:</strong> Support to European Union Force Althea (EUFOR) in BiH</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to BiH's Armed Forces to meet NATO-required standards; improve coordination of law enforcement agencies</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Support to improve access to justice, non-discrimination and equality for survivors of wartime Sexual and Gender Based Victims</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Support to the EU Special Representative's Office; capacity building to support socio-economic reform and development of economic and employment opportunities; promote anti-corruption measures to improve transparency and effective public financial management; support political reform; build future leader network; promote good governance</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Capacity building to improve governance, transparency and judicial reform; support for criminal justice reform.</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £2,505,174 FY16/17 Funding: £8,421,421</p><p>Kosovo</p><p><strong>Peacekeeping/Conflict Deterrence:</strong> Support to NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR)</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to defence ministries to meet NATO-required standards</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Supporting cross-border dialogue, economic cooperation and normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia; promote social cohesion, political and ethnic reconciliation; support return and reintegration of minority communities and their rights; support to victims of sexual violence during conflict</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Support to EU Special Representative's Office; capacity building to promote economic development; build future leader network ; strengthen political accountability, democratic institutions, media freedom; promote civic activism</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Support to EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX); enhance capacity and transparency of legal and judicial system; support to combat illegal migration; introduce anti-corruption measures</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £3,616,953 FY16/17 Funding: £2,883,034</p><p>Macedonia</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to Macedonia's Armed Forces to meet NATO-required standards; promote intelligence reform</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Support and promote inter-ethnic community relations and activity</p><p><strong>Governance: </strong>Enhance media and civil society freedom; improve transparency and effective public financial management; strengthen democratic accountability and civic engagement; support socio-economic development</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Promote judicial reform; enhance civil society monitoring and engagement on state oversight and regulatory bodies; strengthen rule of law policies</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £835,121 FY16/17 Funding: £1,162,345</p><p>Serbia</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to Serbia's Armed Forces</p><p><strong>Rule of law:</strong> Capacity building support to Serbia's response to the migration crisis, and combating illegal migration</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Promote good governance and accountability; promote economic development and improvement to business environment; promote public administration reform</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Strengthening ability of the state to handle legacy issues</p><p>FY 15/16 Funding: £615,995 FY16/17 Funding: £4,441,000</p><p>Cross Region</p><p><strong>Countering organised crime, fiscal crime, CT/extremism and illegal migration:</strong> Technical assistance, strengthening expertise, and equipment provision to law enforcement agencies; understanding threat posed by violent extremism and radicalisation</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £599,588 FY16/17 Funding: £2,214,106</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-21T15:53:23.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T15:53:23.973Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions 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 estimate they have made of the cost of making the necessary financial arrangements to enable the government of Zimbabwe to pay the pension arrears owing to those former members of HM Overseas Service who responded to the British Government's request that they remain in their posts after Southern Rhodesia became independent. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL6228 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 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-03T16:10:24.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T16:10:24.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 assessment they have made of the cost of proposals submitted by the Overseas Service Pension Association in December 2016 for assisting the government of Zimbabwe in meeting its obligations to Zimbabwe public service pensions. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL6737 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 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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670
star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
685911
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star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of toxic waste, effluent and pollution released from Israeli industry and settlements in the West Bank onto Palestinian land and into the water supply. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL5315 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
star this property answer text <p>While we have not raised this issue with the Israeli authorities, the UK Government has made clear to the Government of Israel of our concerns about the humanitarian and environmental impact of the damage to water sources and the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land that has been caused by settlement-related building activity. We deplore the destruction of Palestinian property and have called on the Israeli Government to cease such activity.</p><p>We have also urged the Israeli Government to avoid actions that restrict Palestinian access to water for irrigation and drinking. With Department for International Development support, UNICEF works with the Palestinian Water Authority to help monitor the water situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and ensure effective response in case of an emergency.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-21T17:30:34.717Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T17:30:34.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements 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 will take with their international partners in respect of the government of Israel's decision to retrospectively legalise the previously illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL5316 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a statement on 7 February condemning the passing of the Land Regularisation Bill and expressing concern that the bill paves the way for significant growth in settlements deep in the West Bank, threatening the viability of the two-state solution. The UK also welcomes the recent statement by Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission, condemning the adoption of the bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-21T17:31:03.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T17:31:03.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
686789
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements 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 whether the Prime Minister raised with the Prime Minister of Israel during his visit to the UK on 6 February (1) the government of Israel's recent announcement of plans for new settlement building in the West Bank, and (2) the law recently passed by the Knesset to allow the retroactive expropriation of private Palestinian land in the West Bank for settlements, in the light of UK policy that continuing Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank erodes the viability of the two-state solution. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5373 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 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
star this property answer text <p>When the Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May), met the Prime Minister of Israel on 6 February they discussed the Middle East Peace Process and the UK's firm commitment to a two-state solution as the best way to bring stability and peace to the region. The Prime Minister reiterated the UK's concerns about settlement activity and our strong opposition to the land regularisation bill which paves the way for significant growth in settlements deep in the West Bank, threatening the viability of the two state solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-22T17:19:58.02Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-22T17:19:58.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ukraine: Russia 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 representations they have made to the governments of Ukraine and Russia to seek a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and an end to the violence there. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5375 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 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The second Minsk Agreement, signed in February 2015, provides for a comprehensive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, alongside a range of other steps (such as the withdrawal of foreign troops, humanitarian access and an amnesty and prisoner exchange). The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) monitors the implementation of the agreement and reports on ceasefire violations. The UK is the second largest contributor of monitors to the SMM, and we are strongly supportive of Franco/German-led diplomatic efforts under the Normandy process to secure full implementation of the Minsk Agreement, including a comprehensive ceasefire. We regularly raise this in international fora and with the governments of both Russia and Ukraine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-22T17:20:39.577Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-22T17:20:39.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
688247
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance 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 UK contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat budget they made for the years (1) 2010, (2) 2011, (3) 2012, (4) 2013, (5) 2014, (6) 2015, and (7) 2016; and, for each further year for which a budget has been set, what will be the contribution. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL5384 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 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's assessed contributions to the Commonwealth Secretariat have been as follows:</p><p>2010/2011: £4,840,936</p><p>2011/2012: £5,168,586</p><p>2012/2013: £5,262,654</p><p>2013/2014: £5,326,331</p><p>2014/2015: £5,455,484</p><p>2015/2016: £5,469,640</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-23T17:23:30.527Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-23T17:23:30.527Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
688248
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth Secretariat: Finance 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 which Government departments are responsible for setting the UK contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat; on what basis it is set; and what data are used to determine increases or decreases in that contribution. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL5385 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 2017-02-23more like thismore than 2017-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is responsible for the UK's assessed contribution to the Commonwealth. The UK remains the largest financial contributor to the Commonwealth Secretariat, providing around 32% of the total budget. Financial contributions to the Commonwealth Secretariat's general budget are based on scales agreed at the UN. Under existing Commonwealth guidelines, the budget is shared amongst the membership in accordance with three principles: capacity to pay, equitable burden sharing, and shared ownership and responsibility. This ensures that all members enjoy an equal voice within the organisation.</p><p>In addition to FCO assessed contributions, the Department for International Development also makes voluntary contributions to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation, and a number of other Commonwealth programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-23T17:24:07.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-23T17:24:07.387Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this