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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL856 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752451
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances a Government financial guarantee to a capital investment project will lead to the definition of expenditure on that project being classified as public expenditure. more like this
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Lord Lansley more like this
star this property uin HL897 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>If a capital investment project involves both the private sector and the public sector, an assessment is required to determine the level of government intervention in a project. This will also determine whether government is bearing a majority of the risks and rewards associated with the project and therefore incurring public expenditure for the capital investment of the project. The assessment would be made by the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) using the national accounts conceptual framework, the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union (ESA10)<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup> enforceable EU Regulation No. 549/2013 and associated guidance in the Manual on Government Deficit and Debt<sup><sup>[2]</sup></sup> and a guide to the Statistical Treatment of PPPs<sup><sup>[3]</sup></sup> published by Eurostat.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/Annexes/nasa_10_f_esms_an1.pdf</p><p>[2] http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3859598/7203647/KS-GQ-16-001-EN-N.pdf/5cfae6dd-29d8-4487-80ac-37f76cd1f012</p><p>[3] http://www.eib.org/epec/resources/publications/epec_eurostat_guide_ppp</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:36:22.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:36:22.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lansley more like this
752498
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking concerning the reported confiscation and destruction of EU-funded humanitarian aid projects in the West Bank. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL944 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We have repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions and confiscations in Area C of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The European Union (EU) has not to date asked for compensation for EU-funded infrastructure. No decision has been made yet as to whether to claim compensation in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:48:35.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:48:35.297Z
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
752497
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking concerning the reported delays in ambulance response times to treat injured and sick Palestinians. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL943 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Ambulance and permit delays can lead to missed appointments and interrupted treatments, endangering the health and lives of patients. The UK has consistently called on the Israeli Government to ease movement and access restrictions that reduce access to medical care for Palestinians. The UK supports essential health services in the Occupied Palestinian Territories through funding to the Palestinian Authority and UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:51:16.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:51:16.673Z
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1091
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
752493
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support those living in Gaza who have been deprived of electricity and of phone and internet access. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL939 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working closely with the United Nations (UN) to monitor the situation in Gaza. We urge all the parties to find a sustainable solution to the current energy situation that is affecting services such as electricity and phone and internet access. In Gaza, the UK is funding basic service delivery through the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, enabling reconstruction work, and investing in job creation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T13:48:11.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T13:48:11.597Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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200
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
752408
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which UN agencies have operated impartially and neutrally in responding to the needs of religious minorities facing persecution and genocide in Northern Iraq and Syria; and on what evidence they base that assessment. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL854 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL855 more like this
HL856 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752423
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the stamp duty levy on investment in new homes available for rent. more like this
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Lord Flight more like this
star this property uin HL869 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the higher rates of stamp duty on additional properties to support home ownership and first-time buyers. It is right that people should be free to purchase a second home or invest in a buy-to-let property, but the Government is aware that this can impact on other people’s ability to get on to the property ladder.</p><p> </p><p>The latest estimate for this measure’s receipts for 2016-17 is £1.6 billion, compared to an initial forecast of £0.7 billion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T14:34:10.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T14:34:10.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Flight more like this
752425
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assumptions they made in forecasting expected revenue from the three percentage point stamp duty levy on the purchase of additional homes and homes available for rent. more like this
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Lord Flight more like this
star this property uin HL871 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text The key assumptions behind the forecast for expected revenue from the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) higher rates for additional properties are as set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 and Budget 2016 policy costings. The tax base was estimated by combining price and volumes data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Census 2011 and administrative data from SDLT and Council Tax. The tax base was projected to grow over the forecast period in line with the OBR Autumn Statement 2015 forecasts for residential SDLT, residential transactions and average house prices. The costing also accounted for a behavioural response. At Budget 2016 the size of the tax base was re-estimated by the OBR using HM Revenue and Customs administrative data from SDLT returns. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T08:54:59.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T08:54:59.177Z
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1091
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4211
star this property label Biography information for Lord Flight more like this
752460
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Banking Authority. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL906 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>As a set of single market authorities, the memberships of the European Securities and Markets Authority, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Banking Authority (EBA) consist only of EU and EEA national competent authorities. As the UK is leaving the European Union, our relationship will change.</p><p>The EU has also stated its intention to relocate the EBA. The future relationship will be a matter for negotiations. We are seeking a comprehensive trade agreement, which includes financial services and is based on a deep and special partnership between the EU and UK that goes much wider than trade.</p><p> </p><p>The financial costs of the three bodies are divided on a 60:40 ratio between national competent authorities across the EU, and a contribution from the European community. Details of the budgets and the activity conducted by the agencies are available on the respective websites.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL1001 more like this
HL1002 more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T13:39:43.087Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T13:39:43.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
752474
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve small and medium-sized enterprises’ access to redress and compensation from banks; and what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the BankingFutures initiative to expand the remit of the Financial Ombudsman to widen support for SMEs. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL920 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the issue of small and medium-sized enterprises’ access to redress and compensation from banks when the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) publishes its feedback statement on its discussion paper on SMEs as users of financial services. The remit of the Financial Ombudsman Service is a matter for the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>In April, the FCA published feedback to the consultation on their Mission Statement. In this they committed to consult on widening the remit of the Financial Ombudsman Service. They will do so shortly, using a formal consultation alongside its feedback on its SME discussion paper.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:29:11.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:29:11.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this