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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading World Health Organisation: Finance 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 much they contribute financially, annually, to the World Health Organisation. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL15707 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 World Health Organisation (WHO) is critical to UK international development and global health security objectives. The UK is WHO’s third largest funder and a key advocate for continued WHO reform and impact at country level. The UK’s annual contribution to the World Health Organisation averages at £100 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T15:38:00.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T15:38:00.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1126688
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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 Heathrow Airport: Railways 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 15 March (HL14180), what type, or types, of Government support have been considered to support the Southern Rail Link to Heathrow; and whether the criteria for assessing proposals to deliver the project include a requirement to operate trains on the line. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15705 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>Following the publication of the Market Sounding Findings Report, published in December 2018, which showed that none of the schemes put forward were able to advance without Government support, whether that be direct financial support, or by providing indirect support such as guarantees of future usage, my Department has been working to further develop and clarify the outcomes we want to be delivered from this project and is considering appropriate criteria for assessing commercial and procurement models, including minimum requirements required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:51:13.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:51:13.16Z
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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 Berkeley more like this
1126733
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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 Gaza: Israel 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 recent assessment they have made of the prediction made in the report by the Office of the UN’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Jerusalem, Gaza in 2020: A Liveable Place?, published in 2012, that Gaza would be unfit for human inhabitancy by 2020. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15750 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 UK remains deeply concerned by the situation in Gaza and the report in question’s prediction that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020. UK aid has supported economic development, provision of basic services, and enabled reconstruction through support to the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism. The Minister of State for the Middle East (the Rt Hon Andrew Murrison) visited Gaza on 28 May 2019 and saw the extent of this first hand.</p><p>However, as the report makes clear, aid alone cannot solve the problems in Gaza. Improvements in infrastructure, employment, energy and water are essential to improve living conditions. The Government will continue to urge all the parties to take the necessary practical steps to improve conditions. We will continue to press for a sustainable political solution for Gaza and to address the underlying cause of humanitarian strife in Gaza by more than doubling the amount of UK aid spent on economic development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to around £38 million over the next five years (2018-2023). This will include support to addressing the water and electricity crisis and seek to address movement and access restrictions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:11:50.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:11:50.737Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
1126699
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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 Papua: Travel Restrictions 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, or intend to make, to the newly elected president of Indonesia, when the result is announced, regarding access to West Papua for journalists and non-governmental organisations. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL15716 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The British Government regularly raises the situation in Papua with the Indonesian authorities and presses them to address the legitimate concerns regarding access. In January 2018, I raised my concern about this issue with the Indonesian ambassador to London, and our officials in Indonesia also raised this when they visited Papua in February this year. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific acknowledged at a Westminster Hall Debate on 8 May that transparency and media access are important. We continue to encourage Indonesian journalists to write openly and frankly about Papua to ensure that local perspectives are properly heard and are part of any debate, and will do so with the next President and their team when the election results are announced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:09:45.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:09:45.28Z
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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 Harries of Pentregarth more like this
1126694
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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 Old Oak Common Station 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 the expect the platforms at Old Oak Common station designed to be served by trains operated under the Great Western franchise to be open. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL15711 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The new station at Old Oak Common is being designed to offer connectivity between HS2, the Elizabeth Line and the Great Western Main Line. HS2 Ltd will work with its construction partner, once appointed, to optimise cost and schedule. We will make public a Full Business Case, including an assessment of schedule, later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:08:16.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:08:16.477Z
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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 Bradshaw more like this
1126726
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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 Press Freedom 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 assessment they have made of the Reporters Without Borders 2019 World Press Freedom Index; and the UK’s position at 33 in that index. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL15743 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 We welcome the improvement in the UK’s ranking, but are disappointed that our position is not higher. The UK press is among the most respected and free in the world. The government recognises press freedom is fundamental to a healthy democracy and strongly supports it, including committing to repeal s40; publishing a world leading independent review on the sustainability of high quality journalism by Dame Cairncross; and launching a Global Media Freedoms campaign.<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:06:55.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:06:55.497Z
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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 Storey more like this
1126712
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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: Infrastructure 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 assessment they have made of the reports that the UK requires £100 billion of investment in electric vehicle infrastructure by 2030 to meet projected growth in electric vehicles; what are their plans to ensure this level of investment is met; and what proportion will be provided by the (1) public, and (2) private sector. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL15729 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any specific assessment of the recent report that £100 billion of investment will be required into electric vehicle infrastructure by 2030. We are committed to a cost-effective deployment of an electric vehicle infrastructure network that is affordable, accessible, reliable and secure and want to fairly balance the cost of the investment required between the public and private sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s vision is to have one of the best electric vehicle infrastructure networks in the world. We have a wide-ranging package of support available, including grants for chargepoints at homes, workplaces and on-street. Our funding and leadership, alongside private sector investment, has supported the installation of more than 17,000 public chargepoints. This includes over 1,700 rapid chargepoints – one of the largest networks in Europe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:04:33.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:04:33.683Z
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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
1126729
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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 Cybercrime 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 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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less than 2019-05-29T13:02:46.183Zmore 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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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
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star this property hansard heading Electric Vehicles more like this
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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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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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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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