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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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 Cybercrime more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the digital communications sector to help companies improve their cyber security measures. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was created in 2016 as part of the Government's five-year National Cyber Security Strategy. The NCSC was set up to help protect UK critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, develop cyber skills and technology, and provide advice to citizens and organisations. Its vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.</p><p><br>The NCSC provides a single point of contact for private and public sector organisations for all matters relating to cyber security, including digital communication companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:02:46.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126713
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their target for the number of (1) electric vehicles, (2) electric vehicle charging points, and (3) rapid charging points in the UK by (a) 2020, (b) 2030, (c) 2040, and (d) 2050. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL15730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s vision is to have one of the best electric vehicle infrastructure networks in the world but has not set targets for the number of chargepoints. We want to encourage and leverage private sector investment to build and operate a self-sustaining public network supported by the right policy framework. In many cases, the market is better-placed than the Government to identify the right locations for chargepoints and it is essential that viable commercial models are in place to ensure continued maintenance and improvements to the network. Highways England has a commitment of £15m to ensure there are chargepoints (rapid where possible) every 20 miles on 95% of the Strategic Road Network by 2020. The Government’s grant schemes to support chargepoint infrastructure at homes, workplaces and residential streets, alongside our £400m public-private Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund will see thousands more chargepoints installed across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is technology neutral, but recognises that the vast majority of vehicle manufacturer plans include plug-in battery powertrains. As set out in the Road to Zero strategy, the Government is also playing a role in supporting the development of the UK’s hydrogen refuelling network.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:01:10.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:01:10.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1126725
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Honda: Swindon 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, in their discussions with Honda over the closure of their plant in Swindon, they have raised the possibility of the future use of the site and plant for the large-scale production of electric vehicles; and whether they would consider giving financial support to such a venture. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL15742 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy met with the Honda Executives in London on 18 February, just ahead of Honda’s initial announcement to close its Swindon plant on 19 February. The Secretary of State has chaired a taskforce consisting of local leaders, MPs and trade unions, to provide support to the workforce and businesses who would be affected by the loss of Honda’s plant in Swindon. Through the taskforce we are determined to work together to ensure that Swindon continues its record of attracting investment from advanced manufacturers, maintaining and creating highly skilled jobs that offer fulfilling careers for many years to come. That will include engaging closely with parties interested in future uses of the site in Swindon owned by Honda.</p><p> </p><p>The Government supports the competitiveness of the UK automotive sector via a number of routes. Government has committed £274m to the Faraday Battery Challenge, and circa £80m in the last Budget to the Stephenson Challenge, newly named ‘Driving the Electric Revolution’. Together Government and industry have committed around £1 billion through the Advanced Propulsion Centre to support research, development and commercialisation of the next generation of low carbon technologies, keeping the UK at the cutting edge of low carbon automotive innovations. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation provides R&amp;D support across a range of technology themes including low carbon, materials and manufacturing; and connected and autonomous vehicles.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T12:59:10.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:59:10.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1126714
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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
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star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the Committee on Climate Change that 30 to 70 per cent of cars in the UK should be electric by 2030; and what is their target for the proportion of cars that will be electric by 2030. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL15731 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommended in its 2018 progress report that the UK should be aiming for 60% new ultra low emission vehicle uptake in 2030. This is consistent, in terms of carbon, with the ambitions set out in the Government’s 2018 Road to Zero strategy of up to 70% of new car sales to be ultra low emission by 2030 alongside up to 40% of new vans. By 2040, we expect the majority of new cars and vans sold to be 100% zero emission and all new cars and vans to have significant zero emission capability. By 2050 we want almost every car and van in the UK to be zero emission.</p><p> </p><p>Subsequently, the CCC report, published in May 2019, recommended the UK legislate as soon as possible to meet net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; and that by 2035 at the latest all new cars and vans should be electric (or use a low carbon alternative such as hydrogen). The Government will respond to the CCC’s advice in a timeframe which reflects the urgency of this crucial issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T12:56:47.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:56:47.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1126711
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Science: Research 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 readership of Government-funded social science research, outside of universities, in the public, voluntary and private sectors. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL15728 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Available information on the readership of social science research does not distinguish between different categories of reader. However, there are many different ways for research to be disseminated and to have impact wider than academic readership.</p><p> </p><p>Over 2000 case studies of the impact from social science research outside academia were submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Panel C on Social Sciences (around 30% of total impact case studies submitted to the REF). Analysis from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement shows that 52% of those submitted to Panel C included public engagement. Additional analysis by Kings College London and Digital Science (attached) looked at the impact of research on public policy and parliamentary debate, showing that case studies submitted to Panel C were the most likely to evidence political engagement.</p><p> </p><p>Between 2012-16, at least 25% of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research included collaboration or partnership with at least one partner organisation. ESRC funded research is also highly connected to the public sector with up to 27% of funded research showing policy or practice impacts in 2016.</p><p> </p><p>Specific examples of the impact from ESRC’s funded social science research can be found on their website, many of these involve working closely with industry, government, or not-for-profits.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with UK Research and Innovation and other key partners to develop a roadmap that sets out how government and industry will work together to reach our target of increasing R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027, which would be the highest recorded level, and 3% in the longer-term.</p><p> </p><p>The £236m Strength in Places Fund supports areas across the UK to build on their science and innovation strengths and develop stronger local networks. It funds proposals developed by local consortia which demonstrate a strong impact on local growth and productivity. Successful wave 1 bids were announced by UKRI in March 2019, and wave two was launched on 8 May 2019. It is expected that successful bids to this initial stage will be announced during summer 2020.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T12:53:14.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:53:14.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property title Initial analysis of REF 2014 impact case studies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
1126687
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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
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star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles: Grants more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on car sales of removing zero-emission plug-in hybrid vehicles from the list of vehicles eligible for plug-in grants, including the impact on their vision of almost every car and van being zero emission by 2050. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The plug-in car grant was intended to support the early market for low emission vehicles and has so far supported the purchase of around 100,000 plug-in hybrid cars, at a cost of over £360 million.</p><p>In 2018 the department reviewed the plug-in car grant to focus on zero tail pipe emission vehicles. Since then, overall sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles have increased compared to the same period last year. While the sales of zero emission capable plug-in hybrids have decreased since the grant was reviewed, the sales of the cleanest zero emission vehicles have increased by over 50 per cent over the same period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T12:48:28.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:48:28.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1126728
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence: Finance more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use funds made available from the UK’s contributions to EU defence spending to facilitate an increase in UK defence spending after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15745 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The first duty of any Government is the safety and security of the British people at home and abroad. That is why we have committed to spending at least 2% of our GDP on Defence every year of this Parliament. We prioritise our Defence spending to ensure the British people and UK interests are protected. This includes making contributions to support and uphold our international relationships with key partners. As set out in the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Government has offered to cooperate closely on defence and security, as part of an ambitious security partnership, on a case-by-case basis, where of mutual benefit.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T12:46:20.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T12:46:20.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1126701
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difficulties associated with the maintenance of wind turbines and associated equipment; and what steps they are taking, if any, to work with the offshore wind energy industry to address such difficulties. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL15718 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>Operators are responsible for maintaining turbines and associated equipment for their projects.</p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, a collaboration between Innovate UK and ORE Catapult, has jointly agreed innovation priorities around four areas, one of which is operations &amp; maintenance and windfarm lifecycle. As set out in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the sector will look to build on existing work by, for example, exploring the application of robotics and Artificial Intelligence in optimising maintenance and reducing costs.</p><p> </p><p>The renewables share of electricity generation reached 33.3% in 2018 – a record high – with 111TWh generated from renewable sources. Offshore wind generated 26.6TWh which equated to 8% of the UK’s overall annual generation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:20:48.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:20:48.473Z
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1126703
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Life Imprisonment more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Report to the Turkish Government on the visit to Turkey carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 28 to 29 April 2016, published in March 2018, in particular that there should be a complete overhaul of the detention regime for those sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>As the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific made clear in the debate in the House of Commons on 10 April we expect Turkey to respect its international obligations with regard to prison conditions. This includes acting on the recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe concerning prisoner association, isolation and access. When raising these issues with the Turkish authorities, we have encouraged them to implement the recommendations made by the CPT following their 2016 visit to the prison. The Minister of State for Europe and the Americas raised the issue of prison conditions with the Turkish authorities most recently on 13 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:07:32.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:07:32.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1126685
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Eritrea more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims were made in each of the past three years by Eritreans; whether more illegal migrants were smuggled into the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country; and what assessment they have made of religious persecution in Eritrea as a driver of Eritrean migration. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15702 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publishes data on the number of applications for asylum in the UK, broken down by nationality, in its quarterly Immigration Statistics release. The number of applications made by Eritreans in each year are available in table as_01 (Main Applicants; Asylum, volume 1).</p><p>Latest edition available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781299/asylum1-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total applications </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,230</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,085</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,158</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Home Office is unable to report on whether more illegal migrants were smuggled in to the UK last year from Eritrea than from any other country, as the method of entry for those who entered the UK clandestinely and subsequently claimed asylum, is recorded on individual Home Office files and to obtain this information would require a manual trawl and could only be obtained at disproportionate costs.</p><p>All asylum and human rights applications from Eritrean nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw. The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eritrea-country-policy-and-information-notes" target="_blank">Country Policy and Information Note Eritrea: Religious groups</a> published in February 2018 (available on Gov.uk) outlines our position.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Eritrea_-_Religious_Groups_-_CPIN_-_v3.0.pdf more like this
unstar this property title Eritea Religious Groups more like this
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star this property file name Asylum1 -Dec 2018 Tables.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Asylum 1 - Dec 2018 Tables more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:38:16.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this