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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Income more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 May (HL15607), whether the figures given for total take-home pay, child benefit and tax credits for a family of two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, were adjusted for inflation to allow for accurate comparisons between years; and if not, whether they will provide such figures. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
star this property uin HL16274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The figures in HL15607 were shown in cash terms. The table below shows the same table in April 2019 prices, adjusted using the Consumer Prices Index and rounded to the nearest £5.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Total take-home pay, Child Benefit, and tax credits in April 2019 prices for a family with two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>£ per annum</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>20,275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>20,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>19,925</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>19,885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>20,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>20,670</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>20,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>20,185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>20,135</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The table above is true for a family with a particular set of circumstances. On average real household disposable income per person is 6.7% higher than at the start of 2010 – meaning people have more money to spend than they did in 2010. Since unemployment has fallen 48% since 2010, families are also significantly more likely to have at least one person in work now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The government has introduced policies to increase take home pay since 2010 including;</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Increasing the Work Allowance in Universal Credit by £1000 from April 2019. This would provide up to an additional £630 per year for households with children and for people with disabilities;</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Doubling the amount of free childcare available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, saving families using the full 30 hours around £5,000 per year. This is in combination with increasing the amount that working families can claim back in childcare to 85% of their registered childcare costs each month under UC, compared to 70% on the legacy system. For families with two children this could be worth up to £13,000 a year;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Increasing the Marriage Allowance from £1,190 in 2018-19 to £1,250 in 2019-20. The benefit is therefore worth up to £250 in 2019-20. It will continue to increase each time the Personal Allowance is increased.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:56:09.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:56:09.407Z
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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 Baroness Primarolo more like this
1131471
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar 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 Public Consultation more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Government consultations there have been in each of the last five years; and to how many of those they published a formal response within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>All public government consultations are uploaded onto GOV.UK where they can be filtered by many criteria, including date of publication, official document status and department. Granular information on consultations across all individual departments is not centrally held in the form requested, as individual departments are responsible for their consultations. The Cabinet Office is responsible for the Government Consultation Principles, which provide departments with guidance on conducting consultations. That guidance sets out that consultations and any response to them should be published on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:27:27.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:27:27.287Z
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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 Mendelsohn more like this
1131461
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Voluntary Work 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 Police Support Volunteers there were working for police forces in England and Wales in each year from 2014 to 2018. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL16255 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of police support volunteers working for each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis. These data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletins.</p><p>The latest published figures, representing the picture as at 30 September 2018, can be accessed in ‘Table 7’ of the accompanying data tables here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-30-september-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/police-workforce-england-and-wales-30-september-2018</a></p><p><br>Data on the number of police support volunteers in England and Wales as at 31 March 2019 are due to be published on 18 July 2019.</p><p><br>The Home Office has only collected data on police support volunteers since March 2018. Data for previous years are not held.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Police Workforce Sept 18 Tables.xlsx more like this
star this property title Police Workforce Tables - 2018 more like this
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star this property file name police-workforce-sep18-hosb0219.pdf more like this
star this property title Police Workforce - Report 2018 more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:55:07.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:55:07.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1131462
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma: Death more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have died from mesothelioma in each year from 2010 to the last year for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL16256 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Dear Baroness Kennedy,</p><p> </p><p>As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am replying to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people have died from mesothelioma in each year from 2010 to the last year for which figures are available <strong>(HL16256)</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statistics is responsible for publishing statistics on deaths registered in England and Wales. The most recent figures published are for deaths registered in 2017[1].</p><p> </p><p>Cause of death is defined using the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10 edition (ICD-10). The underlying cause of death is defined by the World Health Organisation as (a) the disease or injury that initiated the train of events directly leading to death, (b) the circumstances of the accident or violence that produced the fatal injury.</p><p> </p><p>Deaths due to an underlying cause of mesothelioma would be assigned the ICD-10 code C45.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1 below provides the numbers of deaths from mesothelioma registered in England and Wales between 2010 and 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Yours sincerely,</p><p><strong>John Pullinger</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1:</strong> <strong>Number of deaths with an underlying cause of mesothelioma, persons, England and Wales, 2010 to 2017<strong>[2]</strong><sup>,<strong>[3]</strong>,<strong>[4]</strong>,<strong>[5]</strong></sup></strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deaths</p></td><td><p>2,079</p></td><td><p>2,101</p></td><td><p>2,214</p></td><td><p>2,261</p></td><td><p>2,356</p></td><td><p>2,308</p></td><td><p>2,313</p></td><td><p>2,279</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> Office for National Statistics</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/deathsregisteredinenglandandwalesseriesdrreferencetables" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/deathsregisteredinenglandandwalesseriesdrreferencetables</a></p><p>[2]Underlying cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th edition (ICD-10) code C45.</p><p>[3]Deaths under 28 days are excluded.</p><p>[4]Figures for England and Wales include deaths of non-residents.</p><p>[5]Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:14:09.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:14:09.507Z
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1131439
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development: Conferences more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many visa applications were (1) made by, and (2) refused for, participants and speakers in the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development conference, held in Westminster on 11 June; and on what grounds they made each such refusal. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Information on the stated purpose of visit or reasons for refusal is not held in a reportable field on the Home Office visa case-working system.</p><p>The available statistics on grants and refusals by entry clearance visa category, including work and visitor visa routes, are published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:29:29.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:29:29.97Z
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1131448
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
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star this property hansard heading East Anglia Railway Line more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they took of contractual paths held by freight operators before announcing their support for the Great Eastern Main Line Taskforce's "Norwich in Ninety" recommendation; what plans they have to accommodate such contractual paths; and whether any infrastructure improvements were considered. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL16242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Greater Anglia have delivered the ‘Norwich in 90’ timetable improvements as set out in their Franchise Agreement. These improvements have been delivered without any significant impact on freight services. Delivery of further improvements to journey times will be subject to funding and rail industry planning and investment processes, which the freight operators will be party to. Network Rail is undertaking the Great Eastern Mainline Study which focuses on the long-term capacity need on this important route, with input from key stakeholders. This will be published in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:26:51.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:26:51.017Z
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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
1131458
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 Conflict Resolution more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict, and flashpoints, particularly in (1) Afghanistan, (2) Egypt, (3) Iran, (4) Iraq, (5) Libya, and (7) Syria; and what steps they are taking with partners in the Commonwealth, the EU, and the UN to review equivalent policies. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16252 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The British Government’s actions to prevent conflict in Afghanistan and in the Middle East and North Africa include:</p><ul><li><p><strong>Afghanistan</strong>: Continuing our close engagement with the Afghan government and our international partners to help bring about an inclusive and sustainable Afghan-led peace process as quickly as possible. We strongly support current US efforts to drive forward peace. The UK welcomed the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council in April that set out a clear path for how the EU will support peace in Afghanistan. We also support the important contribution made by the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA). Prospects for peace are probably better now than at any time since 2001. However, after decades of war and the lack of trust on all sides, achieving a credible and sustainable peace process is challenging.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p><strong>Egypt:</strong> The UK plans to spend more than £50m from 2016 to 2020 to support Egypt’s continued stability, by providing economic opportunities for and protecting ordinary Egyptians, tackling radicalisation and safeguarding tourists and British nationals. The Home Office and Egyptian Ministry of Interior are committed to increasing cooperation across a wide range of areas, including counter-terrorism, illegal migration and organised crime.</p></li><li><p><strong>Iran:</strong> We are working with regional and international partners to call for restraint in order to de-escalate the situation. Yet we remain determined to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and are working with E3 partners to achieve this. This deal remains in our shared interests as long as Iran meets its commitments under the deal in full. It is a key achievement of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture, which is in our shared security interests. We are deeply concerned at the heightened level of regional tension. Our priority remains de-escalation.</p></li><li><p><strong>Iraq:</strong> Providing support, together with the Coalition and international partners, to the Iraqi security sector in countering the ongoing threat from Daesh, and addressing the root causes of this threat. This involves addressing the underlying political, social and economic drivers which led to Daesh’s rise. We continue to support, alongside UN partners, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) whose mandate renewal was unanimously approved on 21 May 2019. The UK held the pen on UNSCR 2379 which was unanimously adopted by the UNSC in 2017 and established the UN Investigative Team for the Accountability of Daesh (UNITAD). UNITAD will seek to ensure documentation and accountability for Daesh crimes and work with the Government of Iraq to support reconciliation efforts.</p></li><li><p><strong>Libya:</strong> We are engaging in intensive diplomacy, involving the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ghassan Salamé, and partners in the UN and EU. The UK is clear that all parties must commit to a ceasefire, ensure humanitarian access, and return to UN-mediated political talks. The EU28 issued a statement on 12 April 2019 condemning the violence, and urging all parties to resume political dialogue.</p></li><li><p><strong>Syria:</strong> Our diplomatic and programme efforts remain focused on bringing the conflict to an end through a UN-led negotiated political settlement. The UN-led Geneva process between the Syrian parties remains the forum to achieve this. We are also engaged in completing the enduring defeat of Daesh. As events unfold, we are keeping our approach under constant review.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T13:10:37.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T13:10:37.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1131457
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 Conflict Resolution more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict, and flashpoints, particularly in (1) Benin, (2) Burkina Faso, (3) Cameroon, (4) Central African Republic, (5) Chad, (6) Democratic Republic of the Congo, (7) Mali, (8) Nigeria, (9) Togo, (10) Somalia, and (11) Sudan; and what steps they are taking with partners in the Commonwealth, the EU, and the UN to review equivalent policies. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16251 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in our answer to HL16250, the British Government is taking a number of actions to prevent conflict. In Sub-Saharan Africa, we are:</p><ul><li><p>Using funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) which has led, for example, to the roll out of new peacekeeping-intelligence architecture in the three missions with the highest number of casualties - <strong>Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic</strong>. Our sizeable funding contribution to the UN is used as leverage to advocate for UN reform and improve the way it operates.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Promoting peace and security in <strong>Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali</strong> through diplomacy and targeted support. We support UN and French security efforts through direct contributions to MINUSMA in Northern Mali and the deployment of three RAF Chinook helicopters to France’s Counter-Terrorism Operation Barkhane. We work closely with the G5 and other partners to provide life-saving assistance and protection to people on the frontline of conflict. The UK is also focusing on developing programmes to tackle the long-term drivers of instability and poverty.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Urging all parties in <strong>Benin</strong> to engage in dialogue to overcome their differences and find a peaceful solution. We share the concerns of the EU, France, the US and the UN about acts of violence in Benin following the 28 April legislative elections.</p></li><li><p>Regularly addressing the situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of <strong>Cameroon</strong> with international partners including the UN, EU, Commonwealth and African Union to encourage and support efforts to resolve the crisis. The UK remains deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions and the impact it is having on the lives of ordinary civilians. We have shared experiences with the Government of Cameroon (GoC) on conflict resolution; and remain ready to provide further support. We raised our concerns during briefings at the UN Security Council on 4 and 12 June, and led on a statement with Austria at the UN Human Rights Council in March, which was supported by 39 countries, calling on the GoC to establish a credible political dialogue to address root causes of the conflict.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Providing the <strong>Central African Republic (CAR)</strong> with significant humanitarian spend (£63m since 2013) and core contributions to key multilateral organisations on the ground, such as the World Bank and the EU. Support to UN peacekeeping efforts include assessed contributions (£40.5m per annum to MINUSCA peacekeeping mission and €2m to the EU Training Mission).</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Pressing our long-term approach to stability in the <strong>Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),</strong> including through significant contributions to the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). We are supporting security reforms, stabilisation and peace building initiatives through DFID programmes and the CSSF.</p></li><li><p>Providing training to <strong>Nigeria’s</strong> armed forces combat insurgent groups, support communities to better respond and manage the effects of violent conflict, and to support the reintegration of former members of Boko Haram. We are also working closely with the EU, US and UN to provide technical support to the Nigerian Government to address the underlying causes of intercommunal violence affecting many parts of Nigeria, including the recently announced National Livestock Transformation Plan, which aims to mitigate escalating violence between pastoralists and farmers. We are currently reviewing how we might further assist the Nigerian Government in their efforts to tackle conflict in the northeast of the country.</p></li><li><p>Building on the work of the UK-hosted London Conference on <strong>Somalia</strong> in 2017, which brought together Somalia’s key partners, including the UN, EU and a number of members of the Commonwealth. This established a set of agreements that provide the foundation for a more coherent international approach to Somalia with conflict resolution at its core. We are careful to ensure that all UK policies and programmes in Somalia maintain a focus on conflict sensitivity, and regularly undertake conflict analysis to support this. In particular, our work includes activity under the CSSF to address the drivers of conflict and build capacity at both local and regional levels.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Supporting community-based peacebuilding programmes, in concert with the UN and other international partners, namely the African Union, in areas of instability and conflict in <strong>Sudan</strong>. The UK has a long standing role in supporting sustainable peace in Sudan. As a member of the Troika and bilaterally, we have supported progress in the Peace Process seeking to find a solution to the conflicts in Darfur and the Two Areas. In addition the UK plays a leading role in the UN Security Council, particularly as the penholder on the mandate for UNAMID – the African Union hybrid Mission in Darfur.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>The Minister for Africa met with <strong>Togolese</strong> President Gnassingbé and reiterated the importance of delivering 2020 Presidential elections on time and a return to inclusive politics. The UK continues to encourage all parties to avoid violence and respect the human rights of all Togolese people. The UK supports the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) brokered roadmap, along with the EU, which has seen Togo recently adopt two-term limits on presidential terms, in line with other ECOWAS states. The change however does not apply retrospectively and has been rejected by the opposition.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T12:23:46.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T12:23:46.913Z
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1131460
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Conflict Resolution more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict, and flashpoints, particularly in (1) Honduras, and (2) Nicaragua; and what steps they are taking with partners in the Commonwealth, the EU, and the UN to review equivalent policies. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​On Honduras, the UK recently joined the G16 group of donors, which supports efforts to address issues pertaining to security, human rights and the rule of law, and engages with the Honduran Government and civil society organisations. On Nicaragua, the UK has publicly called for an end to the violent repression of peaceful protests, the release of arbitrarily detained political prisoners and for the Government to engage constructively in political dialogue, including in Nicaragua's Universal Periodic Review and supporting EU Council Conclusions and statements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review and strengthen the effectiveness of conflict resolution policies of the UK to address persistent and accelerating conflict, and flashpoints, particularly in (1) Myanmar, (2) Sri Lanka, and (3) Southern Philippines; and what steps they are taking with partners in the Commonwealth, the EU, and the UN to review equivalent policies. more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government’s actions in respect of addressing conflict and unrest in the regions listed include:</p><ul><li><p>Maintaining our provision of practical support to the <strong>Myanmar</strong> Peace Process, delivered through the multi-donor Joint Peace Fund (JPF), as well as technical advice and expertise. The UK is an active member of the JPF Governance Board which includes 11 other donors including the EU, Australia and Canada. We have played a pivotal role in maintaining high level UN attention to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar.</p></li><li><p>Playing a leading role, together with Core Group members Canada, Germany, Macedonia and Montenegro, in achieving a new Resolution on <strong>Sri Lanka</strong> at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in March. This continues Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and accountability commitments following the end of the civil war. We firmly believe that this is the best framework for establishing truth and achieving justice and lasting reconciliation. We will continue to refine our approach towards addressing conflict in Sri Lanka, working closely with local stakeholders and international partners including those in the Commonwealth, EU and UN.</p></li><li><p>We are spending £8.3m of Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) funding on interfaith dialogue, reconciliation, police reform and training, and demining in Sri Lanka. The CSSF is a cross government fund, which supports and delivers activity to tackle instability and to prevent conflicts which threaten UK interests. We regularly review and adapt our CSSF programmes to ensure they effectively contribute to post-conflict reconciliation.</p></li><li><p>As a founding member of the International Contact Group, a hybrid mediation support initiative supporting the peace process in <strong>Southern Philippines</strong>, the UK took active interest in the January 2019 plebiscite, which paves the way for an autonomous region for Muslim Mindanao. UK development assistance to the reconstruction in Mindanao is through multilateral partners such as the World Bank and Asia Development Bank.</p></li></ul>
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