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100006
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Syrian refugees are being refused entry to Jordan; whether they have any information about the situation of any such people; and whether they will make the necessary representations to enhance their well-being. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2221 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has raised the reports of Syrian refugees stranded at their border with the Jordanian authorities. While we respect the rights of the Jordanians to control their border and protect entry against extremists and terrorists, we have stressed the humanitarian imperative that vulnerable people are protected and given refuge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100007
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt 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 Egypt about recent arrests of students, and the placing of private security companies, on university campuses there. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2222 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. John Casson, our Ambassador in Cairo, discussed the recent university protests with Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 14 October. The UK believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is important in any democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100008
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100009
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Unemployed People: Travel 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 financial assistance is given to help young people on benefits with the travel costs associated with attending job interviews. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2224 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>All Jobcentre Plus District Managers have access to the Flexible Support Fund, that they can use to supplement mainstream services and to tailor support to the needs of individuals and the local area. A proportion of this fund will be spent by their Work Services Teams on discretionary awards to individual claimants, which could include helping with travel costs to attend job interviews.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100012
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: 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 how many asylum claimants are left without any state support, on reaching the age of 18. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2227 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no reason why any asylum seekers should be left without support on reaching the age of 18. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are looked after by local authorities and most will continue to be supported in this way after the age of 18 under leaving care legislation while they remain in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Any asylum seeker that does not have an entitlement to leaving care support would be eligible to support from the Home Office under the provisions of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they were destitute.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
99956
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Voluntary Work 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 estimate they have made of the number of volunteers working alongside the police in each of the last 10 years. more like this
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Baroness Smith of Basildon more like this
star this property uin HL2171 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not collect figures on the number of volunteers who work alongside the police.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Home Office does collect and publish statistics on the number of special constables in England and Wales. Figures for the last ten years can be found in table 3 of the latest ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales’ statistical release, which can be accessed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tables-for-police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tables-for-police-workforce-england-and-wales-31-march-2014</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:37:21.8545247Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:37:21.8545247Z
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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 Smith of Basildon more like this
99965
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 their assessment of Amnesty International's report <i>Absolute Impunity: Militia Rule in Iraq</i> and its account of retaliatory attacks against IS by Shi’a militias in Baghdad, Samarra and Kirkuk. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2180 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text We have received reports from Amnesty International and others that Shia Militias have committed human rights abuses against Sunni Muslims in Iraq. The UK strongly condemns the persecution of communities on the basis of their religion, belief or ethnicity. We welcome the commitments made by Prime Minister al-Abadi to reorganising the Iraqi Security Forces, integrating volunteer civilian fighters and dissolving militia groups. He has stressed the importance of bringing arms under State supervision in order to prevent abuses by armed civilians. The UK fully supports the Iraqi government in this as well as its efforts to uphold the rule of law and bring those responsible for all violations and abuses of human rights to justice. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:41:06.9924932Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:41:06.9924932Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
99969
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the procurement process operated by NHS England in relation to general practitioner practices allows for the track record of the bidders sufficiently to be taken into account in the procurement decision. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2184 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is responsible for procurement in relation to general practitioner practices, as holders of the contract for General Practice. When procuring these services, NHS England must work within the Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition Regulations 2013, and make sure that they take fair and transparent decisions on the best provider to deliver those services for National Health Service patients.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The factors used to evaluate bids, in each procurement process, including the consideration of references and track records, are determined on a case-by-case basis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2185 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:39:20.5422572Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:39:20.5422572Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
99970
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners 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 why the procurement process operated by NHS England in relation to general practitioner practices allows for references in respect of the bidders to be taken up rather than allowing for a review of their track record. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2185 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is responsible for procurement in relation to general practitioner practices, as holders of the contract for General Practice. When procuring these services, NHS England must work within the Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition Regulations 2013, and make sure that they take fair and transparent decisions on the best provider to deliver those services for National Health Service patients.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The factors used to evaluate bids, in each procurement process, including the consideration of references and track records, are determined on a case-by-case basis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2184 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:39:21.1094935Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:39:21.1094935Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
99972
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual average cost of each seat on the East Coast rail service in (1) standard class, and (2) first class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2187 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The average cost of each seat on the East Coast rail service, calculated by adding direct rolling stock costs (staff including drivers and guards, materials, leasing, operating and maintaining, fuel, retail costs net revenue, logistics) and dividing by total number of seats are as follows:</p><p> </p><p>1) Standard Class: £9,750 per annum</p><p> </p><p>2) First Class: £16,339 per annum</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:27:53.8909467Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:27:53.8909467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
99973
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have subsidised, or are considering subsidising, the costs of rail operators in converting first class carriages to standard class. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2188 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Government specifies capacity requirements at a high level and seeks input from the industry as to cost effective and timely ways in which this can be delivered. The industry is free to consider initiatives which meet the overall requirements of the Department for Transport's specification. This may include providing additional seating capacity in standard class carriages through conversion of first class carriages. In the case of the recent Virgin West Coast and First Great Western Direct Awards, the Government has contracted with the operators to provide additional capacity in this way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:28:29.69554Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:28:29.69554Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
99974
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will call on the government of Bahrain to drop charges against Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al Khawaja for the expression of political views. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2189 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text Our Ambassador to Bahrain has raised both cases with the Government of Bahrain and emphasised the importance of ensuring that due legal process is respected and international norms of justice adhered to. We will continue to monitor both cases closely. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:58:58.6630034Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:58:58.6630034Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99975
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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 they intend to specify limits in the rules on the numbers of people who can be accommodated in each of the Heathrow short-term holding facilities; and when the rules will be published. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2190 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We are currently exploring a range of measures as part of the rules governing Short Term Holding Facilities to balance the welfare of those people being held, with effective management of the facilities and immigration control. I welcome the noble Lord’s continued interest in this area and his views on the final content of these Rules.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:14:17.0517734Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:14:17.0517734Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99977
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of their reply to the letter to the Foreign Secretary from Index on Censorship and other human rights non-governmental organisations on the latest detentions of human rights activists in Bahrain. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2192 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>To date, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not received a letter from Index on Censorship on this subject.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:02:14.5076707Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:02:14.5076707Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99983
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Illegal Immigrants: France 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 their assessment of the current situation in Calais with regard to the number of people, from a number of countries, illegally seeking to enter the United Kingdom by secreting themselves in vehicles travelling to ports in Kent; and whether the situation has improved, or deteriorated, in recent months. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL2198 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>There has been a sharp rise in numbers of illegal immigrants in Calais and the surrounding area, since 2013. This stems from the fact that France, unlike the UK, is part of the border free Schengen Area. We are clear that it is for the French to maintain law and order on their soil, but it is in the UK's interest to work with France to secure the border at Calais and other key ports.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 September 2014, the Home Secretary and French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, signed a joint declaration outlining a number of joint initiatives to tackle increasing migratory flows in Europe. That includes a range of improvements to security and infrastructure in Calais, to strengthen the port and provide greater protection to hauliers and tourists.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty’s Government has long been alive to the challenges posed in Calais. Millions of pounds have already been invested in improving security and upgrading technology in Calais. The Government has increased staffing levels in the port and extended security patrols. In addition to physical searches, Border Force officers use detection dogs, heartbeat detectors and carbon dioxide probes to find those hiding clandestinely in vehicles and freight.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:19:32.5255876Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:19:32.5255876Z
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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 Lord Condon more like this
99987
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq 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 Iraq about Iraq either acceding to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court or accepting the exercise of the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction with respect to the current situation facing that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL2202 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a strong supporter of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the principle of universality. We have consistently raised Iraq’s responsibility to observe international laws and obligations in our contact with the Government of Iraq. The UK has not, to date, made representations to the current Government of Iraq regarding to accession to the Rome Statute or accepting ICC jurisdiction in relation to the current situation in the country. Any decision to involve the ICC must be made on the basis of whether the court would prove an effective means of bringing the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. We will continue to look at every available option for ensuring accountability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:56:30.8381198Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:56:30.8381198Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conversations they have had with the government of Iraq about the implementation of proposals announced by that government in January 2014 to create three new provinces, including one in the largely Christian Nineveh Plains. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>These proposals have not yet been implemented, but we support the new Government of Iraq’s commitment to decentralised governance and greater sharing of power with the provinces. This will form an important part of efforts to increase political inclusivity, which is necessary if the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are to be driven out of Iraq for the long term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:57:49.5402411Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:49.5402411Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the deaths outside Al Amari refugee camp, of Mohammed al Qatari on 8 August, and his cousin Issa al Qatari on 10 September. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>While we have not raised these specific cases with the Israel authorities, we do have regular discussions with them to encourage them to use a minimal level of force. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have also spoken on various occasions to the Israeli police and the Israel Defence Forces to urge them to avoid the use of live fire and to exercise restraint in both Gaza and the West Bank, as well as about the process for investigating such incidents.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:00:37.7841372Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:00:37.7841372Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia concerning the seven executions by beheading there in March 2013. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text We raised our concerns with the Saudi Arabian authorities when the sentences were due to be carried out, reiterating our opposition to the death penalty and requesting that leniency be shown. Government Ministers, our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and officials from our Embassy raise the issue of the death penalty with the Saudi authorities, bilaterally and through the EU. While we are fully committed to global abolition we recognise that the total abolition of the death penalty is unlikely in Saudi Arabia in the near future. For now, our focus is on the introduction of EU minimum standards for the death penalty as an important first step, and supporting access to justice and rule of law. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:43:03.2534433Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:43:03.2534433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to fund an investigation into children held in prison in Bahrain, similar to the report funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office concerning the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2211 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Bahrain has raised the rates of imprisonment of young people on several occasions with the Ministry of the Interior and senior members of the Government of Bahrain. We support the recommendation to address the management and rehabilitation of juveniles in the justice system, in the Prisoners’ and Detainees’ Rights Commission and the Ministry of Interior’s Ombudsman’s office reports earlier this year. We encourage the Government of Bahrain to implement these recommendations promptly and plan to provide UK support in the field of juvenile justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:54:28.847495Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:54:28.847495Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians 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 reports they have received from the government of Israel concerning the implementation of recommendations in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded report on the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2212 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has made repeated representations to Israel on their treatment of Palestinian prisoners, including child detainees. Since the publication of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded independent report on Children in Military Custody in June 2012, there has been some limited progress. This includes a pilot to use summons instead of night-time arrests, and steps to reduce the amount of time a child can be detained before seeing a judge. We have welcomed the steps taken to date, but we have called for further measures, including the mandatory use of audio-visual recording of interrogations, investigation into continued reports of single hand ties being used, and an end to solitary confinement for children. The Government has been working with the delegation who compiled the Children in Military Custody report to make a return visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the near future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:55:44.340814Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:55:44.340814Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration Act 2014 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to set a commencement date for section 65 of the Immigration Act 2014. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL2214 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Section 65 of the 2014 Act will insert new registration provisions into the British Nationality Act 1981 for people born to British fathers before 1 July 2006.</p><p> </p><p>The 2014 Act is being implemented in phases to ensure the provisions are brought into force in an orderly and effective manner. We have not yet set a commencement date for Section 65</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:17:01.4827124Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:17:01.4827124Z
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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 Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
100519
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: North of England more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent changes there have been to fares and rolling stock on the Northern and TransPennine franchises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stalybridge and Hyde more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jonathan Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 905607 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>Since December 2013 a £60million investment has delivered ten brand new Class 350 trains for Transpennine Express providing additional capacity. Fares set by TransPennine Express have not changed since January 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There have been no recent changes to the Northern Rail fleet.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From 8 September, Northern introduced an evening peak period for the main cities during which off-peak tickets cannot be used. This will have no impact for season ticket holders. Northern believe this may reduce crowding for peak time commuters.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T14:07:04.985756Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T14:07:04.985756Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4119
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Reynolds more like this
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Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept id 34 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading Devolution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, what progress he has made on plans for changes to the devolution settlement in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 905596 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has set out the timetable for further devolution to Scotland to be considered. Much work is also underway to ensure we have a balanced devolution settlement - fair to people in all parts of the United Kingdom.</p><p>For Scotland, we are implementing the Scotland Act 2012, we have published a Command Paper on the parties' proposals for further devolution and Lord Smith of Kelvin is overseeing the cross-party process to take forward the devolution commitments for Scotland. For Wales, the Wales Bill is progressing through Parliament and the Secretary of State has met the Welsh Leaders of the political parties in Westminster and there will be further discussions with them and with political leaders in the Assembly in the coming weeks. In England, work continues to devolve more powers from Whitehall to our cities and regions and the Government is examining the various constitutional issues that arise from further devolution, including the so-called West Lothian Question. For Northern Ireland, work continues to ensure that the devolved institutions function effectively.</p><p>The House, and others, will be kept updated and have the chance to contribute to these important discussions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:49:14.8468893Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:49:14.8468893Z
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379
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hague of Richmond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial assistance he is providing to local authorities to repair potholes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 905617 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that potholes are a menace for all road users. We are providing over £10 billion for local highways maintenance between 2010 and 2021, including £168 million through the Pothole Fund announced in the March 2014 Budget.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:43:48.1765258Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:43:48.1765258Z
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1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many requests for pre-charge decisions the Crown Prosecution Service received from the police with regard to cases of downloading indecent images of children in each of the last five years; and how many of those were prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211048 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not keep a central electronic record of the charges considered by prosecutors following a request for a pre-charge decision (PCD) by the police. To identify the number of PCDs in which a charge relating to the downloading of indecent images of children was considered would require a manual exercise to review individual PCD files which would attract a disproportionate cost. For the same reason, it is not possible to provide data related to the grounds for declining to prosecute PCD referrals involving allegations of downloaded indecent images.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211049 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.6965594Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.6965594Z
star this property answering member
4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of cases of downloaded indecent images of children the Crown Prosecution Service declined to prosecute on the grounds of (a) failure to pass the evidential threshold and (b) a prosecution was not considered in the public interest in the last financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211049 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not keep a central electronic record of the charges considered by prosecutors following a request for a pre-charge decision (PCD) by the police. To identify the number of PCDs in which a charge relating to the downloading of indecent images of children was considered would require a manual exercise to review individual PCD files which would attract a disproportionate cost. For the same reason, it is not possible to provide data related to the grounds for declining to prosecute PCD referrals involving allegations of downloaded indecent images.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211048 more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.7903525Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:52:30.7903525Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
99764
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what recent discussions there have been between the Director of Public Prosecutions and the head of the National Crime Agency about the capacity of both agencies to bring cases of downloading indecent images of children to justice; and what the conclusions of those discussions were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 211050 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Director of Public Prosecutions has regular bilateral meetings with the Director General of the National Crime Agency. There have been no recent discussions about the capacity of both agencies to bring cases of downloading indecent images of children to justice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is currently working with the police to roll out nationally the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID). The introduction of the CAID will allow the police and CPS to identify and prosecute more perpetrators.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T11:02:28.5470618Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T11:02:28.5470618Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
99765
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