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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 February (HL13171), what was the outcome of their discussions with Turkish officials in mid-January about the prison conditions of Abdullah Öcalan. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL13868 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​Turkish officials took note of the Embassy's interest in Abdullah Öcalan's prison conditions. We will continue to engage with Turkish officials on this issue, and the related issue of the associated hunger strike campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:03:49.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:03:49.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1064208
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Economic Growth 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, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, what aspects of economic development in Sierra Leone and Malawi have received technical support; and what was the result of any such support. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
unstar this property uin HL13855 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since its launch at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, the Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme has increased the capacity and capability of customs organisations in 18 Commonwealth countries. This in turn facilitates the increase of trade, providing benefits for governments, consumers and producers in these Commonwealth countries. For example:</p><ul><li>In Eswatini, the programme has conducted a post-clearance audit and delivered workshops aimed at creating more efficient and cost effective customs clearance systems at the border;</li><li>In Tonga and Zambia, Time Release Studies (TRS) of customs clearance processes have identified possible areas for systematic efficiencies;</li><li>In Sierra Leone, advanced training has enabled customs officials to more accurately identify the customs value and corresponding rate of duty to be paid on imported goods; and</li><li>In Malawi, workshops have helped improve the recording of information related to different categories of goods to enable the correct collection of customs duties.</li></ul><p>​</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:02:43.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:02:43.627Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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50
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
1064178
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asia Bibi 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 when they last made representations to the government of Pakistan to secure the safe passage of Asia Bibi from that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL13825 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has made clear in Parliament, the British Government's primary concern is for the safety and well-being of Asia Bibi and her family. We regularly raise our concerns about human rights with the Government of Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan has confirmed that Asia Bibi is free to make her own decisions and to leave Pakistan should she wish to. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Qureshi has also affirmed that the Pakistan authorities will continue to do everything necessary to ensure her safety. I raised human rights issues, including freedom of religion and belief, during my visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T15:59:21.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T15:59:21.347Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1064207
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth 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, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, when the conclusions of the scoping missions to Eswatini, Tonga and Zambia will be published. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
unstar this property uin HL13854 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Scoping missions conducted by the Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme aim to identify where external technical assistance would enhance member states' capacity to implement the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement. Tailor-made implementation plans have now been developed or are in the process of being developed for seven Commonwealth countries, including Eswatini, Tonga, and Zambia. The outcomes of these audits, assessments and studies are primarily for the use of those governments and are not intended for publication</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:01:51.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:01:51.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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50
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
1064206
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Trade 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, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, what plans there are for the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement to boost intra-Commonwealth trade; what are the expected outcomes of such plans; and when such outcomes are expected to be delivered. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
unstar this property uin HL13853 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK-funded Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme is helping member states implement the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The two year programme aims to help developing and least developed countries in the Commonwealth adopt faster and more efficient customs procedures that will in turn reduce the cost of doing business and create a more enabling environment for intra-Commonwealth Trade.</p><p> </p><p>While the Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme is due to conclude by April 2020, implementation of the TFA will continue for several more years. The Agreement is unique in that it allows developing and least developed countries to set their own timetable for implementing elements of the agreement: developing countries are required to provide definitive dates for implementation by August 2019, and Least Developed Countries by 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:02:22.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:02:22.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
1063986
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Orders more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number was of previous community orders handed down to offenders sentenced to prison for (a) up to six months; (b) six to 12 months and (c) over 12 months in the last year for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 223183 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The average number of previous community orders handed down to offenders sentenced to prison for (a) up to six months; (b) six to 12 months and (c) over 12 months in the last year for which information is available can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>There is persuasive evidence showing community sentences, in certain circumstances, are more effective than short custodial sentences in reducing reoffending. The MoJ study ‘The impact of short custodial sentences, community orders and suspended sentence orders on re-offending’ published in 2015 found that over a 1-year follow up period, a higher proportion of people re-offended having been sentenced to custody of under 12 months without supervision on release than other similar people given community orders.</p><p> </p><p>Unless we tackle the underlying causes of offending, we cannot protect the public from being victims of crime. Effective community orders can address offenders’ behaviour, answer their mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs, and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:40:31.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:40:31.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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star this property file name Copy of PQ 223183 Response Table.xlsx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1064057
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
unstar this property uin 223255 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DCMS has 15 apprentices, which is equivalent to 1.3% of the department’s headcount.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T16:16:31.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T16:16:31.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1064234
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Gaza more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 January (HL12818), how many Palestinians, including farmers and fishermen, living in Gaza have been (1) injured, and (2) killed in the buffer zone in the last five years; what assessment they have made of the impact on the number of those who are injured and killed of the buffer zone area being regularly changed by the Israeli military; and whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel about such changes so that citizens can avoid inadvertently entering that zone. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL13880 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not hold figures for Palestinians who have been killed or injured in the buffer zone. We regularly raise with Israel our concerns about its use of live fire in Gaza, and urge them to reduce restrictions, including reducing movement and access restrictions and expanding the fishing zone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:05:16.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:05:16.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1064236
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Gaza 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 raise the use of the Responsibility to Protect in order to end the siege in Gaza and to protect Gaza’s civilians at the next UN Security Council; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL13882 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is fully committed to the principle of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). We do not intend to raise this in the context of Gaza, but do regularly raise the importance of improving the situation in Gaza, including at the UN Security Council on 20 February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:13:00.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:13:00.847Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1064233
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 February (HL13266), how they measure whether Israeli authorities are deploying security measures appropriately and legitimately; what assessment they have made of whether the actions of Israeli forces at the Al Khader stadium was an appropriate and legitimate response; and on what evidence they based their decision not to raise the case at the Al Khader stadium with the government of Israel. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
unstar this property uin HL13879 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to encourage Israel to abide by its obligations under International Humanitarian Law. We have not made an assessment of the incident at the Al Khader stadium, but do raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities about Israel's use of live fire and deterrence methods used when responding to protests. We continue to support independent and transparent investigations into instances when there have been accusations of the excessive use of force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:05:02.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:05:02.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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