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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek an extension to Article 50; and if so, until what date. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Dykes more like this
uin HL12976 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>We are committed to leaving the EU on 29 March 2019. In any case, the EU are very unlikely simply to agree to extend Article 50 without a plan for how we are going to approve a deal.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T16:54:08.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:54:08.333Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
810
label Biography information for Lord Dykes more like this
1046292
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade: Reviews more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many joint trade reviews they have undertaken with other countries in the last 12 months; and with which countries such reviews were undertaken. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
uin HL13003 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>We are conducting a Joint Trade and Investment Review with China, which is an important part of significantly deepening our trade and investment partnership. We have made good progress and aim to agree recommendations in 2019. The UK-India Joint Trade Review was concluded in January 2018 and the UK-Brazil Joint Trade Review was concluded in March 2018. The UK is committed to working collaboratively with both India and Brazil to deepen the bilateral trade relationship, both before and after the UK leaves the EU. We have made good progress - for example through removing barriers affecting UK businesses.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T13:27:26.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T13:27:26.643Z
answering member
4690
label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
tabling member
4304
label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1046296
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the current EU free trade agreements they have agreed to replicate with the countries concerned so that the UK will be able to continue to trade with those countries on existing terms after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
uin HL13006 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Discussions with all partner countries have demonstrated a commitment to finding a pragmatic way to ensure continuity of our existing international agreements. Alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, the EU agreed to notify its treaty partners that the UK is treated as a Member State for the purposes of EU international agreements during the Implementation Period (IP). This includes trade agreements.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to prepare for all eventualities, including a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario, in the event of which we will seek to bring into force bilateral agreements from exit day (29 March 2019) or as soon as possible thereafter. We are making good progress and have signed agreements with Chile, the Faroe Islands, and Eastern and Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement states, with others soon to follow, such as Switzerland, which the Government expects to sign shortly. We have also signed Mutual Recognition Agreements with Australia and New Zealand. When we reach agreement with other countries will depend on the progress of ongoing discussions, taking into account: their assessment of the possibility of a no deal; their own political or parliamentary situation; resource constraints; and other factors. The Government will continue to inform Parliament and the public when agreements are signed.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T17:45:02.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:45:02.903Z
answering member
4690
label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
tabling member
4304
label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1046301
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Iraq: Christianity more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 21 January (HL12614), what assessment they have made of the comments of Chaldean Archbishop Habib Nafali of Basra that the Christian population of Iraq has reduced from around 1.5 million in 2003 to 250,000 in 2018. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL13010 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The exact number of Christians in Iraq is difficult to confirm, as Iraq has not held a nationwide census in many years. The UK remains concerned by the decreasing number of Christians and we are firmly committed to protecting all ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and the region. Minister Burt met with the Archbishop of Erbil during his recent trip to Iraq, and UK Embassy staff regularly meet with representatives of Christian and other minority communities to discuss their situation. We continue to raise the needs of these communities with the Government of Iraq. For example, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon reinforced the need to protect ethnic and religious minority communities with Iraqi Foreign Minister Al-Hakim in December 2018.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T17:34:49.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:34:49.37Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1046307
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plan to replicate 40 existing EU free trade agreements before the UK leaves the EU is on schedule. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL13016 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government is committed to working to provide continuity across all our existing trade agreements. In a no-deal scenario we will work to achieve this for as many agreements as possible, just as we are now.</p><p> </p><p>We are making good progress and have signed agreements with Chile, the Faroe Islands, and Eastern and Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement states with others soon to follow, such as Switzerland, which the Government expects to sign shortly. We have also signed Mutual Recognition Agreements with Australia and New Zealand. When we reach agreement with other countries will depend on the progress of ongoing discussions, taking into account: their assessment of the possibility of a no deal; their own political or parliamentary situation; resource constraints; and other factors. The Government will continue to inform Parliament and the public when agreements are signed.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T17:49:36.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:49:36.107Z
answering member
4690
label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
tabling member
2533
label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1046319
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Borders: Northern Ireland more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have been held with the EU about the erection of physical infrastructure on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rogan more like this
uin HL13027 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The UK Government is clear that, in the event of no deal, we will do everything in our power to prevent a return to a hard border. In such a scenario, we must continue to respect our unique relationship with Ireland, with whom we share a land border and who are co-signatories of the Belfast Agreement.</p><p>We recognise that we would need to take forward discussions with the Irish government and the European Commission in the event of a no deal on the best way to achieve this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T16:54:43.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:54:43.493Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
2478
label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1046322
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Young People: Unemployment more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people of education age in England are not in full-time education. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Storey more like this
uin HL13030 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Following the Raising Participation Age legislation introduced in 2013-14 in England, young people are now required to stay in education or training until at least their 18th birthday.</p><p>The attached table shows the latest official participation figures for 16 and 17 year olds who are not in full-time education in England. Many 16 and 17 year olds are enrolled in other forms of education that are not classified as full-time. The number of 16 and 17 year olds who are not in education or training is also included and this shows those not in any education and training (those not in full or part-time education, on an apprenticeship or in employer-funded training).</p>1.0.0.20 more like this
answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T17:08:57.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:08:57.103Z
answering member
4689
label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
attachment
1
file name HL13030 table showing the number of 16 and 17 year olds not in full-time education.doc more like this
title HL13030_table_children_not_in_full_time_education more like this
tabling member
4238
label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
1046330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Channel Ferries: Freight more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there will be severe disruption of freight traffic in a no-deal Brexit scenario; and what plans, if any, they have to ensure smooth trade operations between the UK and France after Brexit. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
uin HL13037 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>UK border controls will prioritise freight flow, partly by taking newly-required checks away from the frontier as far as possible.</p><p> </p><p>Disruption is, however, possible in a no-deal scenario if third-country controls applied at EU ports, particularly on the short Strait, are onerous. The reasonable worst case scenario being used as a planning assumption is one in which flow through the short Channel crossings (both imports and exports) is reduced very significantly for up to 6 months<em>; </em>and where a substantial percentage of agrifood products would have to be routed away from these locations.</p><p> </p><p>The contracts we have agreed with ferry companies DFDS, Brittany Ferries and Seaborne Freight will contribute to ensuring smooth trade operations by enhancing ro-ro capacity available on Channel and North Sea crossings.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T16:38:01.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T16:38:01.763Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
1796
label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1047557
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office global review into the persecution of Christians; what is the timeframe for agreeing the terms of reference for that review; and whether it will be possible for external experts and organisations to comment on these terms before they are finalised. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL13050 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office attaches great importance to this independent global review into the persecution of Christians, which was launched on 30 January. The Terms of Reference for the review are currently being agreed with the independent reviewer. They will be published once finalised. We will ensure that the Bishop of Truro is well supported and has the resources needed to conduct the review.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T15:36:05.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T15:36:05.997Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1047562
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept id 203 more like this
answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
hansard heading Brexit: Government Bills more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 22 January (HL12635 and HL12636), how they will prioritise the remaining bills they consider need to be enacted before the UK leaves the EU on 29 March; and whether they will list them in that priority order. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
uin HL13055 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Government has undertaken extensive work to identify the primary legislation essential to deliver our exit from the EU in different scenarios. We are preparing for all potential outcomes and we are committed to legislate as needed to deliver our exit.</p><p>Much of this legislation is already in place, for example the Nuclear Safeguards Act and the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act, and a number of important statutory instruments.</p><p>The remaining legislation will be prioritised appropriately to ensure the measures needed are in place before the UK leaves the EU. As is always the case, Ministers will need to explain to each House the priority which should be accorded to each Bill as it is considered.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T17:00:57.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:00:57.937Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
3504
label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this