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1127413
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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 Nigeria: Churches 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 reports that 900 churches in Nigeria have been destroyed by Boko Haram; and what assessment they have made of whether such activity is part of a campaign to eradicate Christianity in the north of that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15824 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 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the statement by the Christian Association of Nigeria in January 2017 which claimed that 900 churches have been destroyed by Boko Haram since 2009. We are unable to substantiate these numbers given the challenges of obtaining precise data in north east Nigeria. Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation with a vile ideology and history of attacking civilians, both Christian and Muslim. The majority of Boko Haram's victims have been Muslims. The UK condemns attacks on civilians, including on the basis of their religious belief. The Foreign Secretary discussed the issue of freedom of religious belief and UK support to combat extremists with the Nigerian Vice President during his visit to Nigeria in April. He also met with a wide range of religious leaders to discuss how the UK can support their work to promote interfaith dialogue and long-term peace, and visited North East Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127414
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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
1127415
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Birds of Prey: Conservation more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 January (HL12536), what steps they will take in response to the report Patterns of satellite tagged hen harrier disappearances suggest widespread illegal killing on British grouse moors, published in Nature Communications on 19 May, which found that hen harriers are ten times as likely to disappear over grouse moors than elsewhere and that this is the primary cause of their decline; and whether this finding will be reflected in an update to the 2016 Hen Harrier Action Plan. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL15826 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>Defra and Natural England will continue working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including moorland communities, conservation organisations, police and landowners to implement the Hen Harrier Action Plan, which is kept under regular review.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is also working with the Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group on a new action plan to tackle raptor persecution, led by a senior police officer and drawing together representatives from a range of stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T11:01:46.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T11:01:46.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1127416
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Cats: Pet Travel Scheme 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 ensure that cats and kittens brought into the UK under the pet passport scheme do not carry diseases and parasites, including tapeworm and non-UK types of tick. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL15827 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to preserving the UK’s high standards of biosecurity and animal welfare. The EU Pet Travel Scheme requires all pets travelling to Great Britain on approved routes to be declared. 100% of these are then subject to documentary and identity checks. Documentary checks for cats include a passport, signed by an Official Veterinarian in the country of origin, certifying that the cat has been vaccinated against rabies.</p><p>Since 2012, when the UK harmonised with the EU Pet Travel Scheme, we have no longer required tick or tapeworm treatment for cats or kittens. Risk assessments have been undertaken, both before harmonisation and since, which supported the removal of these requirements. As such, we have no plans to change the import requirements for pet cats. However, we continue to monitor the disease situation and will undertake a further formal risk assessment if evidence indicates that one is warranted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:44:59.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:44:59.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1127417
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 Smuggling: Cats 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 border checks are carried out to ensure that cats and kittens are not smuggled illegally into the UK from EU countries. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL15828 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 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to preserving the UK’s high standards of biosecurity and animal welfare. The EU Pet Travel Scheme requires all pets travelling to Great Britain on approved routes to be declared. 100% of these are then subject to documentary and identity checks. All commercial EU consignments of dogs or cats receive documentary checks on entry and the Animal and Plant Health Agency conducts further risk based checks away from the border. We have increased resourcing at major UK ports to detect smuggled animals and continue to work collaboratively with Border Force, sharing intelligence in order to disrupt illegal imports.</p><p>On 13 May this year a statutory instrument[1] was laid in Parliament which will introduce a ban on commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens in England. This decision followed a public consultation which received over 6,500 responses, 96% of which supported the proposal. The ban itself is planned to come into force on 6 April 2020 and, once in place, anyone seeking to buy or adopt a kitten will have to deal directly with the breeder or with one of the UK’s many animal rehoming centres. Restricting the sale of kittens to licensed breeders has the potential to help deter people motivated to illegally import kittens for the purpose of financial gain.</p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111186954" target="_blank">The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:14:39.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:14:39.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property file name The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.pdf more like this
star this property title Draft Statutory Instrument more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1127418
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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 Serbia: Politics and Government 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 representations they have made to the government of Serbia regarding the negative rhetoric against women politicians in that country and the risk of it inciting violence against them. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15829 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​While we have not made representations specifically about negative rhetoric against women in politics, we have, as part of our interactions with the Serbian government, had regular discussions on gender equality, including with the Equality Commissioner and the Gender Champion. On International Women’s Day our Embassy in Belgrade held two public debates, one on the role of women in Serbian society and the other on women in the IT sector. Our Embassy is also designing a programme with UN Women to strengthen gender responsive governance in Serbia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Z
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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 Collins of Highbury more like this
1127419
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading POST 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in each of the last five financial years for which data are available. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL15830 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 cost of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is shared by the House of Commons and the House of Lords on a 70:30 ratio. The cost to the House of Lords in each of the last five financial years is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>£151,910</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>£172,934</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>£176,145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>£170,345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>£189,342</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T15:15:05.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T15:15:05.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1127420
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Commissions 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 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 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>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
1127421
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading E. Coli more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 14 May (HL15384), what assessment they have made of the number of people, with or without resistant blood stream infections, who have Carbapenem resistant E. coli-like bacteria present in their bodies; and what (1) proposed, and (2) current, initiatives there are to control the transmission of such bacteria. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
star this property uin HL15832 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 2018 English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance report contains information on carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) causing bloodstream infections in England. In 2017 there were 18 cases. The number of people with other infections and carriage of E. coli resistant to carbapenems is harder to ascertain as surveillance is not as uniform.</p><p>Public Health England (PHE) publishes guidance on the prevention and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (including E. coli); guidance is available for both acute and non-acute settings, copies of the <em>Toolkit for managing carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in non-acute and community settings</em> and <em>Acute trust toolkit for the early detection, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae</em> are attached. PHE is supporting actions outlined in the United Kingdom’s Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance National Action Plan that aim to prevent and control the transmission of carbapenem-resistant bacteria, which includes reducing the number of specific drug-resistant infections in people by 10% by 2025; reducing UK antimicrobial use in humans by 15% by 2024; and adding carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative infections to the list of notifiable diseases in existing laboratory reporting systems.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name Acute_trust_toolkit_for_the_early_detection.pdf more like this
star this property title Acute trust toolkit more like this
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star this property file name CPE-Non-AcuteToolkit_CORE.pdf more like this
star this property title CPE Non Acute toolkit more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:45:10.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:45:10.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
1127422
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will legislate to provide a pension for severely injured victims of The Troubles in Northern Ireland represented by the Wave Trauma Action Group. more like this
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Lord Hain more like this
star this property uin HL15833 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 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answer text <p>This is an important issue which the UK Government takes seriously. We received advice from the Victims Commissioner on Friday 31 May 2019 - the completion of this advice represents an important step forward. We are carefully considering that advice and possible next steps, which we aim to set out shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-06-07T10:01:46.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-07T10:01:46.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hain more like this