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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sustainable Development more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the UK's Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL12048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Work on the UK’s Voluntary National Review is under way. The Government is committed to producing an inclusive, credible, and robust report which will be presented at the UN High Level Political Forum in July 2019. We expect to publish the report shortly before then.</p><p> </p><p>We are inviting input from a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of civil society and businesses, to tell us how they are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals via our Voluntary National Review website, <a href="http://www.,ov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals</a>. It would be very helpful if Parliamentarians could help us publicise this opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to engage with interested groups, including Parliamentarians, before the report is finalised and will be holding a series of roundtable events early next year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:14:08.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:14:08.63Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1055180
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 January (HL12814), what improvements they hope to see in the conditions in Gaza in the next five years. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL13482 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Within the next five years the UK Government hopes to see an improvement in access to clean water, energy and jobs in Gaza. We would also like to see all parties ease movement and access restrictions. This would make it easier for Gazans to sell their goods to Israel and other countries in the region; and for small businesses to grow and create jobs. DFID's new economic development programme will support all these activities.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are clear that a durable agreement is needed to address the underlying causes of the conflict and to transform the situation in Gaza. This is why the UK continues to support progress towards a two-state solution that permanently ends the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such an agreement should ensure that Hamas and other terrorist groups permanently end rocket fire and attacks against Israel and accept the Quartet Principles; the Palestinian Authority resumes control in Gaza and restores effective and accountable governance; and that Israel lifts its restrictions to ease the suffering of ordinary Palestinians and allow the Gazan economy to grow.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T15:19:41.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:19:41.95Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1020317
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to adopt the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration; and if so, what assessment they have made of the impact of such an adoption, particularly in relation to whether doing so would make any criticism of immigration a criminal offence; and whether they have any plans to mitigate any such impact on freedom of speech. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL12096 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Well-managed migration is in everyone’s interests. But uncontrolled migration erodes public confidence, damages economies, and places those on the move in situations of great vulnerability. The UK is taking significant steps to tackle uncontrolled migration both in our domestic policy work and in our ODA-funded programmes by:</p><ul><li><p>Addressing the root causes of migration, through our targeted assistance for livelihoods, healthcare, education and economic development;</p></li></ul><ul><li>Tackling modern slavery and organised immigration crime</li><li>Supporting enhanced border management</li><li>Providing critical humanitarian support and protection for vulnerable migrants, as well as offering voluntary return and vital reintegration support to those wishing to return home</li><li>Supporting refugees to stay in a first safe country through our humanitarian and development work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Global Compact for Migration is one way in which we are working to ensure that UK migration priorities are embedded throughout the international system. It is a step forward in international co-operation to tackle irregular migration and helpful framework to help us deliver our commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p> </p><p>The Compact is not legally binding. It creates a framework that will allow countries to work together to make migration more beneficial for everyone. It protects every State’s right to determine its own immigration policies, including in areas such as asylum, border controls and returns of illegal migrants.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:14:53.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:14:53.02Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1807
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
1020552
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. more like this
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Lord Balfe more like this
star this property uin HL12099 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Well-managed migration is in everyone’s interests. But uncontrolled migration erodes public confidence, damages economies, and places those on the move in situations of great vulnerability. The UK is taking significant steps to tackle uncontrolled migration both in our domestic policy work and in our ODA-funded programmes by:</p><ul><li><p>Addressing the root causes of irregular migration, through our targeted assistance for livelihoods, healthcare, education and economic development;</p></li></ul><ul><li>Tackling modern slavery and organised immigration crime</li><li>Supporting enhanced border management</li><li>Providing critical humanitarian support and protection for vulnerable migrants, as well as offering voluntary return and vital reintegration support to those wishing to return home</li><li>Supporting refugees to stay in a first safe country through our humanitarian and development work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia</li></ul><p> </p><p>The UK Government is supportive of the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Compact is one way in which we are working to ensure that UK migration priorities are embedded throughout the international system. It is a step forward in international co-operation to tackle irregular migration and helpful framework to help us deliver our commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals.</p><p>The Compact is not legally binding. Instead, it creates a framework that will allow countries to work together to make migration more beneficial for everyone. It protects every State’s right to determine its own immigration policies, including in areas such as asylum, border controls and returns of illegal migrants.</p><p>My colleague, the Right Hon. Alistair Burt MP, attended the formal intergovernmental launch event in Marrakech on December 10.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:52:49.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:52:49.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Balfe more like this
1137379
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: International Assistance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research paper by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for International Agencies, published in July. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16986 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent Chatham House paper, and note the report’s concerns over alleged Assad regime interference in the delivery of humanitarian aid, including the risk of diverting aid for military and political purposes.</p><p> </p><p>Our aid contribution in Syria is targeted towards those most in need and distributed, impartially, in line with humanitarian principles. On this basis, our partners do work in regime-controlled areas. However, DFID does not work directly with the Assad regime, and our programmes have a range of safeguards in place to mitigate the risks of regime interference and aid diversion.</p><p> </p><p>These measures include independent third-party monitoring of programmes and tight financial controls, which include requiring our partners to record and provide detailed information and evidence about the use of funds. We have a high degree of confidence in these measures, but will continue to keep this position under review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:27:11.36Z
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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
1124625
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make representations for nutrition to be prioritised during discussions ahead of the replenishment of IDA19 of the International Development Association. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We use our position on the World Bank Board, as the leading contributor to the International Development Association (IDA), to push for increased, high-quality World Bank investments in nutrition. For example, we worked with the World Bank as they designed the Human Capital Project to ensure the inclusion of nutrition as one of the Human Capital Index’s key indicators. We expect the Index and Project to have a positive impact on nutrition indicators and consequent impact on economic development.</p><p> </p><p>We have been advocating for the next IDA replenishment (IDA19) to increase support to human capital, including nutrition, across its key priorities, such as gender and fragility, conflict and violence. Under the current replenishment (IDA18), IDA plans to reach 180 to 200 million people with basic nutrition services, as a result of its growing portfolio of IDA investments in nutrition.</p><p> </p><p>We also work closely with the Bank as a partner in encouraging others to invest. To this end, we co-hosted a high-level event in 2017 alongside the World Bank Group to encourage the international community to make new commitments to nutrition. We are also working with the Bank on substantive preparations for the Tokyo Global Nutrition Summit 2020 which will be a critical moment to secure new global commitments to tackling malnutrition through to 2030.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL15492 more like this
HL15494 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T15:18:22.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T15:18:22.247Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
1124626
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage investments in nutrition under the World Bank's Human Capital Project in order to (1) reduce rates of stunting, and (2) promote economic growth worldwide. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We use our position on the World Bank Board, as the leading contributor to the International Development Association (IDA), to push for increased, high-quality World Bank investments in nutrition. For example, we worked with the World Bank as they designed the Human Capital Project to ensure the inclusion of nutrition as one of the Human Capital Index’s key indicators. We expect the Index and Project to have a positive impact on nutrition indicators and consequent impact on economic development.</p><p> </p><p>We have been advocating for the next IDA replenishment (IDA19) to increase support to human capital, including nutrition, across its key priorities, such as gender and fragility, conflict and violence. Under the current replenishment (IDA18), IDA plans to reach 180 to 200 million people with basic nutrition services, as a result of its growing portfolio of IDA investments in nutrition.</p><p> </p><p>We also work closely with the Bank as a partner in encouraging others to invest. To this end, we co-hosted a high-level event in 2017 alongside the World Bank Group to encourage the international community to make new commitments to nutrition. We are also working with the Bank on substantive preparations for the Tokyo Global Nutrition Summit 2020 which will be a critical moment to secure new global commitments to tackling malnutrition through to 2030.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL15492 more like this
HL15493 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T15:18:22.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T15:18:22.277Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
1124624
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase investments made in nutrition made by the World Bank's International Development Association. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15492 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>We use our position on the World Bank Board, as the leading contributor to the International Development Association (IDA), to push for increased, high-quality World Bank investments in nutrition. For example, we worked with the World Bank as they designed the Human Capital Project to ensure the inclusion of nutrition as one of the Human Capital Index’s key indicators. We expect the Index and Project to have a positive impact on nutrition indicators and consequent impact on economic development.</p><p> </p><p>We have been advocating for the next IDA replenishment (IDA19) to increase support to human capital, including nutrition, across its key priorities, such as gender and fragility, conflict and violence. Under the current replenishment (IDA18), IDA plans to reach 180 to 200 million people with basic nutrition services, as a result of its growing portfolio of IDA investments in nutrition.</p><p> </p><p>We also work closely with the Bank as a partner in encouraging others to invest. To this end, we co-hosted a high-level event in 2017 alongside the World Bank Group to encourage the international community to make new commitments to nutrition. We are also working with the Bank on substantive preparations for the Tokyo Global Nutrition Summit 2020 which will be a critical moment to secure new global commitments to tackling malnutrition through to 2030.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL15493 more like this
HL15494 more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T15:18:22.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T15:18:22.197Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4222
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury 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 remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
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 remove filter
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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star 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>
unstar 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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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
1059612
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 12 February (HL13192), whether they will now answer the question put. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL13635 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We have regular discussions about the importance of religious freedom and inclusion in all aspects of public policy, including employment, but we have not specifically raised the issue of the advertisements.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any cases of discrimination on the grounds of religion linked with programmes supported by DFID to create employment, including in the public sector. Our Partnership Agreement with the Government of Pakistan makes clear that commitment to human rights (including minority and religious rights) is vital and discrimination in the delivery of UK aid is not acceptable. Compliance with this and other key Partnership Principles is reviewed on an annual basis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As mentioned in the previous answer, DFID Pakistan’s Skills Development Programme will provide 330,000 poor and vulnerable people, including those from minority communities, with technical and vocational training to improve their employment prospects.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T17:20:33.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:20:33.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this