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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Royal Commissions 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 many Royal Commissions have been established since 1989; what was the topic of each; and what recommendations of each they adopted. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL15831 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Three Royal Commissions have been established since 1989:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Royal Commission on Criminal Justice</p></li><li><p>Royal Commission on Long-term Care of the Elderly</p></li><li><p>Royal Commission on Reform of the House of Lords</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Government departments will have responded to the relevant Royal Commission reports, and those responses are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:24:30.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:24:30.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1127437
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Trade Agreements 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 many of the 65 non-EU countries the UK has trade agreements with through membership of the EU have guaranteed that they will roll over those agreements on the same terms after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Livermore more like this
star this property uin HL15848 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is seeking to replicate the effects of existing trade agreements which the UK participates in as a member of the EU, as far as possible. Discussions with our partners have demonstrated a commitment to finding a pragmatic way to ensure continuity of our existing international agreements.</p><p> </p><p>For agreements already signed, the Government has laid in Parliament a report for each trade continuity agreement, alongside texts of agreements, to explain any significant changes to the trade-related provisions of our existing agreements. A list of all signed agreements is available on GOV.UK: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fguidance%2Fsigned-uk-trade-agreements-transitioned-from-the-eu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cparly.pqs%40trade.gov.uk%7C8510838552354c82d1ef08d6e4f28ba8%7C8fa217ec33aa46fbad96dfe68006bb86%7C0%7C0%7C636948127792526442&amp;sdata=3qvGyBgv%2BknETRnHWeGE5WKbfNERUh33AKIJehJtrrU%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/signed-uk-trade-agreements-transitioned-from-the-eu</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:48:26.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:48:26.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Livermore more like this
1127430
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements 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 assessment they have made of any direct, or indirect, trade by UK public bodies with illegal settlements in the West Bank; and whether they will review the adequacy of the advice on the UK Trade and Investment website in that respect. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15841 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government neither supports nor encourages such dealings. The Government routinely updates its guidance on the Overseas Business Risk website, outlining the clear risks related to economic and financial activities (including financial transactions, investments, purchases and procurements) in the settlements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:56:34.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:56:34.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127446
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: China 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 assessment they have made of the Business Confidence Survey 2019, published on 20 May by the European Chamber of Commerce, suggesting an increase in European companies feeling pressured to hand over valuable technology to China in exchange for market access. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We have reviewed the findings of the European Chamber of Commerce Business Confidence Survey 2019. We note the reported concerns by businesses on the business environment in China, including on the protection of intellectual property (IP) and market access. The UK, along with our European partners, engages actively with China to address our concerns with the protection of IP and to strengthen China’s IP framework.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:43:51.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:43:51.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127414
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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 North Korea: Food Supply 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 UN World Food Programme's food security anylsis, published on 3 May, which states that North Korea’s food situation is critical and is set to worsen and that South Pyongan Province faces a severe food security crisis. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15825 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Limited availability of official data from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) makes comprehensive analysis of the situation difficult. DFID is currently the fourth largest donor to the World Food Programme (WFP). DFID provides both multi-year core funding (£40 million a year) and non-core funding. WFP can use these resources to respond rapidly to food insecurity where needs are greatest. DFID continues to track and monitor humanitarian risks around the globe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:55:16.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:55:16.357Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127453
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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 Israel: Palestinians 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 government of Israel’s decision to deduct $138 million from tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority under the Oslo Agreement. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15864 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We have repeatedly raised with the Government of Israel our concerns about Israel's decision to withhold tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority (PA). We expect economic and fiscal agreements between Israel and the PA to continue to be fully implemented, including Israel's obligations under the Oslo Accords and Paris Protocol.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:40:04.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:40:04.927Z
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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
1127409
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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 Shizam Riasat 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 human rights and freedom of religion or belief implications of the case of the 16 year old Pakistani Christian girl Sheeza Riasat who was abducted from her parents’ home near Gujranwala, Pakistan on 12 February and forcibly converted and married; and what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about that case. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15820 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is concerned about the case of Sheeza Riasat. The Government strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>We welcome the recent decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill was recently introduced to the National Assembly.</p><p>The UK regularly raises concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including religious minorities, women and children, with the Pakistani Government. Officials at the British High Commission in Islamabad have raised the issue of forced marriage with the National Commission for Human Rights.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February, I met faith leaders to discuss issues faced by religious minorities, including the issue of forced marriage. I also raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during the same visit.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15821 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1127411
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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: Religious Freedom 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 Pakistani girls, who are members of a religious minority, being removed from schools by their parents as a result of the number of abductions and forced conversions on the literacy rate of girls in Pakistan; and what steps they intend to take to help resolve this problem. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​Education is an integral part of the UK's approach to improving human rights. The education of girls continues to be a priority for UK development assistance in Pakistan. Under the Punjab Education Sector Programme, we are working with a local partner organisation to reintegrate young and adolescent girls who have left school prematurely back into mainstream schools or vocational education. Within less than a year, over 4000 girls have benefitted from this intervention so far.</p><p>The British Government supports other programmes designed to improve human rights and opportunities for women, religious minorities and marginalised groups. For example, the Department for International Development's AAWAZ II programme works with communities to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, and prevent discrimination and intolerance. It also funds interventions in support of ending child marriage.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan in February, I raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1127450
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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
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star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Health Services 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 report by Safeguarding Health in Conflict and other international human rights and medical groups, Impunity Remains: 2018 Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict, published in May, that found that the Occupied Palestinian Territories experienced the highest number of attacks of those 23 countries on healthcare facilities, workers and vehicles in 2018. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the report on attacks on health workers and healthcare facilities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in particular in Gaza. We regularly raise our concerns about the situation with the Israeli Government, pressing them on the need for a long-term strategy to improve humanitarian conditions. We are clear that medical staff and services should have the protection that allows them to do their jobs in safety. We are providing funding to UNICEF and the International Committee of the Red Cross to help improve the situation for healthcare in Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:37:47.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:37:47.567Z
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1127451
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property hansard heading Gaza: Food Aid 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 statement by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East that more than a million people in Gaza may not have enough food in June unless international donors can raise £46 million in funding due to the deficit created by cuts by the government of the United States to Palestinian refugee aid. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned about the challenges facing over a million Palestinian refugees who rely on food assistance in Gaza. We recognise that Palestinian refugees need UNRWA to be on a more secure financial footing. To that end, the UK is working with UNRWA and other donors to support cost cutting efforts, diversify donor income, and encourage multi-year funding commitments.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a leading donor to UNRWA and I can confirm that the UK has committed to providing up to £80m to UNRWA over the next two years. However, a long-term solution requires a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for Palestinian refugees. Until that happens the UK remains firmly committed to supporting UNRWA and Palestinian refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:33:02.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:33:02.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this