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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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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 Iron and Steel: Import Duties 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 impact that a 20 per cent World Trade Organization tariff could have on the UK steel industry, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick 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>There is no World Trade Organisation tariff on steel – each country sets its own tariff levels as part of being a member of the WTO. The European Union’s most favoured nation (MFN) tariffs for steel, which apply to all third country WTO members without a preferential arrangement, are either zero or very low, and will remain so. In a no deal scenario UK exports to the EU will face the same tariff situation as they currently do, as the EU’s MFN tariffs for most steel products faced by third countries are already bound at zero – meaning that there would be no tariff impact on UK steel exports to the EU. The EU currently also apply safeguard tariffs (at 25%) on steel imports from most third country trade partners, where they fall outside the current tariff rate quotas, to protect the EU steel sector from unforeseen surges in imports. It will be for the EU to decide how these safeguards should apply to the UK in the event of a no-deal exit.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:32:33.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:32:33.783Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127019
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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 Renewable Energy more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support projects to develop renewable electricity sources; and whether any plans to build electricity networks with other EU countries could be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15780 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Governments Clean Growth Strategy we are investing around £177 million to further reduce the cost of renewables, including innovation in renewables electricity sources, offshore wind turbine blade technology and foundations. In addition, we have made available £557 million to support further deployment of renewable technologies through our Contract for Difference scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration on energy cooperation between the North Seas Countries – focussed on regional coordination in the development of hybrid projects linking offshore windfarms with interconnectors - is a voluntary, intergovernmental initiative outside formal EU structures. Therefore, the UK’s participation is not affected by EU exit. North Seas cooperation is an area with the potential to benefit both UK consumers and business, by facilitating renewable energy and contributing to decarbonisation and security of supply. The UK has brought experience, expertise and leadership to this initiative, and there is no reason that EU exit should change this.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:16:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:16:14.337Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1796
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1127025
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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 Electricity: Fees and Charges 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 effect of Ofgem's Targeted Charging Review on (1) the deployment of energy storage, (2) the deployment of electric vehicles, and (3) the UK meeting the targets of the fourth and fifth carbon budgets. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15786 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>Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review is seeking to ensure all parties connected to the electricity network make a fair contribution to its fixed costs. As was outlined in the ‘After the Trilemma’ speech of 15 November 2018, it is important that we develop an energy system that discourages free riding and ensures a fair distribution of such costs.</p><p> </p><p>Network charging is a matter for Ofgem as the independent regulator, and decisions on its Targeted Charging Review (TCR) are for it to make. However, Government is working to understand the policy implications of Ofgem’s review proposals across a broad range of interests. The analysis published by Ofgem as part of a consultation which closed on 4 February 2019 shows that its proposals could affect the deployment of a number of technologies, but with a low likelihood of affecting measures already taken. It is important to understand that no final decisions have been taken on timing or other aspects of the TCR, and Ofgem is currently considering the views and evidence provided in response to its consultation.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15787 more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:23:39.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:23:39.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1127026
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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 Electricity: Fees and Charges 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 effect of Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review on companies which have already undertaken energy efficiency measures. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15787 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review is seeking to ensure all parties connected to the electricity network make a fair contribution to its fixed costs. As was outlined in the ‘After the Trilemma’ speech of 15 November 2018, it is important that we develop an energy system that discourages free riding and ensures a fair distribution of such costs.</p><p> </p><p>Network charging is a matter for Ofgem as the independent regulator, and decisions on its Targeted Charging Review (TCR) are for it to make. However, Government is working to understand the policy implications of Ofgem’s review proposals across a broad range of interests. The analysis published by Ofgem as part of a consultation which closed on 4 February 2019 shows that its proposals could affect the deployment of a number of technologies, but with a low likelihood of affecting measures already taken. It is important to understand that no final decisions have been taken on timing or other aspects of the TCR, and Ofgem is currently considering the views and evidence provided in response to its consultation.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15786 more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:23:39.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:23:39.343Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3789
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1127000
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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 Tourism: Gambia 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 assist the development of the tourism sector in The Gambia. more like this
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Lord German more like this
star this property uin HL15761 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 then Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis MP, had a useful bilateral meeting with his Gambian counterpart, Minister Hamat Bah, in the margins of a meeting of Commonwealth Ministers during the Edinburgh International Culture Summit last summer. They discussed a range of matters concerning the importance of tourism to the economy and future prosperity of The Gambia, and to the wider Commonwealth. The Government remains willing to explore all avenues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including with the Commonwealth institutions and UNESCO, to support the development of sustainable tourism in The Gambia, and more widely across Africa.</p><p>I welcome the Noble Lord’s recent meeting with President Barrow, and the efforts of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to strengthen democratic institutions in The Gambia and across the Commonwealth.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:27:56.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:27:56.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1127021
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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 Social Media: Regulation 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 effectiveness of social media regulators in keeping up with innovation in large technology companies. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15782 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Through the Digital Charter, the Government is focused on making the internet work for everyone - for citizens, businesses and society as a whole. The introduction of the new Data Protection Act, the Online Harms White Paper and the establishment of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation are important steps to ensure we have innovation-friendly regulation that encourages the tech sector and provides stability for businesses. Through this work we will protect citizens, increase public trust in new technologies, and create the best possible basis on which the digital economy and society can thrive.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:26:03.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:26:03.847Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1127013
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: Education more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in 2002 and Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home, published in 2015, what assessment they have made of the priority that teaching on climate change has been given in Catholic schools; and what steps they are taking to give increased priority to the teaching of climate change in state schools. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL15774 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The government has not made any specific assessment of the priority that Catholic schools give to teaching about climate change. Like all schools, faith schools are required to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that includes science.</p><p>The government believes it is vital that all children are informed about climate change. For this reason, relevant topics are included throughout the geography and science national curriculum and qualifications. For example, as part of the science curriculum in secondary schools, pupils will consider the evidence for human causes of climate change. In addition, as part of GCSE geography they will study the spatial and temporal characteristics of climatic change and evidence for different causes, including human activity.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:25:35.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:25:35.203Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1127012
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pollinators more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) highlight the importance to the planet of bees and other pollinators such as butterflies and bats, and (2) protect pollinator species. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Protecting pollinators is a priority for this Government. The Government supports two major events to raise awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators and encourage people to take action.</p><p> </p><p>Firstly, our ‘Bees’ Needs’ campaign, which we run with a number of partners. In July 2018, with the generous support of our hosts, Shaftesbury PLC, we put on a week long event in Carnaby Street (renamed ‘Carnabee’ Street for the week) to raise awareness of the steps we can all take to protect pollinators. With immense gratitude to our hosts Shaftesbury PLC, this event will be repeated this year from 8 to 14 July.</p><p> </p><p>Defra also organises, in partnership with the Green Flag Awards, an annual Bees’ Needs Champions Awards to recognise and celebrate examples of exemplary initiatives undertaken by schools, local authorities, universities, community groups and bee farmers to support pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is taking a range of other steps to protect pollinator species. In 2014 we published a ten year National Pollinator Strategy, setting out how the Government, conservation groups, farmers, beekeepers and researchers can work together to improve the status of the 1,500 or so pollinating insect species in England.</p><p> </p><p>We are also creating habitat for pollinators. In 2015, we introduced new and simple wildlife ‘packages’ within Countryside Stewardship to make it easier for farmers to provide flower rich margins or pollen and nectar plots on fields to support wild pollinators.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recently announced £60,000 to develop pollinator habitat mapping and is supporting largescale projects to bring landowners and conservationists together to provide habitat in Devon and Hampshire. Natural England, our statutory nature conservation adviser, continues to work with a range of landowning and NGO partners to support the recovery of threatened species such as the barberry carpet moth, shorthaired bumblebee and chequered skipper butterfly.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting monitoring work. In collaboration with research institutes and volunteer organisations, we have established a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and improve our understanding of the status of pollinators and pollination services in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking steps to reduce pressures on pollinators. We have implemented science led restrictions on neonicotinoids based on scientific evidence that they carry risks to pollinators. We continue to tackle threats from invasive species, such as the Asian hornet, and protect honey bees from pests and diseases through the National Bee Unit’s nationwide team of bee inspectors.</p><p> </p><p>We are safeguarding honey bee health. Collaboration has been a central tenet of the work by the Government and Bee Inspectors to protect honey bee health. Along with beekeeping associations, the Government has carried out a decade of work under the Healthy Bees Plan, drafted in 2009 as a means of sustaining our honey bee population. We will be reviewing this work this year and using valuable lessons from this to develop our future strategy.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:04:18.053Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1126996
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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 Pakistan: Higher Education 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 impact of the treatment of the Principal of the Edwardes College, Peshawar, and his family and the attempts to intervene in the administration of the College by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor on religious minorities and educational opportunities in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15757 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>We are aware of this case. The British Government regularly raises its concerns about discrimination against minority communities with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February.</p><p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan's human rights record in November 2017, the UK called on Pakistan to strengthen protection of minorities and establish an independent National Commission for Minorities. The Government will continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T14:40:54.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:40:54.603Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127002
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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
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the documentary film and report by the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali, published on 25 March; and what conclusions, if any, they have drawn from that report and film. more like this
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Lord Hylton 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>​We have studied both the documentary film and report. Our position on the Kurdish issue is unchanged. Mr Öcalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, is in our view a convicted terrorist. We hope that a peace process can be resumed in the future and have provided funding to a number of civil society organisations in Turkey seeking to build dialogue between different relevant actors on the Kurdish issue.</p><p>Regarding Mr Öcalan's imprisonment, 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 Mr Öcalan's case with the Turkish authorities, we have encouraged them to implement the recommendations made by the CPT following their visit to the prison in 2016. In this regard, we note the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May. We also note that the CPT paid a further visit to Imrali prison in mid-May, and that the Turkish Minister of Justice has this month lifted the court restriction on lawyers' visits to Imrali prison. We welcome these positive developments.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:03:32.28Z
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