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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL20 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Language Services contracts commenced on 31 October 2016, with thebigword appointed as providers of spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation as well as translation and transcription services.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts is four years with up to three one-year extensions available.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts with thebigword is due to expire on 30th October 2020. The first option to extend for one-year has been agreed for translation and transcription services, and has also been approved for spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation services.</p><p> </p><p>The future of the contract, including the possibility of further extensions, is currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1150635
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with any international partners about political and economic reform in Zimbabwe, and bilateral and multilateral financing for that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL211 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL209 more like this
HL210 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.46Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1156320
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the political and social situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL404 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the statement made by the Minister for Africa to the House on 3 September, Official report, volume 664, column 11. The UK is seriously concerned about the increasing numbers of abductions, arrests and assault of civil society, trade union and opposition activists and the banning of protests in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe remains one of the UK’s 30 Human Rights Priority Countries globally. The UK Ambassador met the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister on 18 October and discussed the economic crisis and political situation in Zimbabwe, reinforcing the need for comprehensive political and economic reform and the protection of the poorest.</p><p>The UK is providing £128 million of aid to Zimbabwe in 2019/20 focusing on poverty reduction, humanitarian assistance and standing up for human rights and the rule of law. No money is channelled directly through the government. After the United Nations Flash Appeal, DFID has committed £49 million through a new Zimbabwe Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (ZHARP) to support people who do not have access to the food they need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T13:50:40.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:50:40.52Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1144880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Zimbabwe about pension arrears owed to former Crown servants; and what was the outcome of those discussions. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL17714 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We regularly press the Government of Zimbabwe on the importance of fulfilling their responsibilities to all those who are entitled to a Zimbabwe Government pension. In 2016, we secured written confirmation from the Government of Zimbabwe of their responsibility for these payments. In April 2019, we raised the issue of pensions with Finance Minister Ncube and he confirmed Zimbabwe's commitment to resume payments when the economic situation allows.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:24:36.29Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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less than 2019-10-01T10:43:11.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:43:11.793Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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133958
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
1150634
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU about the economic crisis in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL210 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL209 more like this
HL211 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.427Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1150633
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of South Africa about the economic crisis in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL209 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL210 more like this
HL211 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.377Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1150632
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met with the government of Zimbabwe at ministerial level to discuss the economic crisis in that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL208 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
star this property answer text <p>​On 16 October, Department for International Development Director General Moazzam Malik met Finance Minister Ncube at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York to discuss the economic and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. He stressed that comprehensive political and economic reform, and commitment to respect for human rights and the rule of law, are prerequisites for Zimbabwe’s reengagement with the international community. The UK Ambassador met Foreign Minister Moyo on 18 October and discussed the economic crisis facing the country, reinforcing the need for comprehensive political and economic reform and the protection of the poorest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:26:11.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:26:11.853Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1167877
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Religious Freedom more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of religious minority communities in Yemen; what information they have about the appeal against a death sentence in the case of Hamid bin Haydara; and whether they will release that information. more like this
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Lord Dholakia more like this
star this property uin HL578 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We stressed our concerns about Mr bin Haydara’s case with the Houthis directly on 6 October. We strongly condemn Mr bin Haydara's death sentence and the continued persecution of Baha'is in Yemen for their religious beliefs. We continue to follow the treatment of the Baha’is in Yemen closely, including through meeting their representatives in the UK and lobbying the relevant authorities. We continue to call on the parties to the conflict to respect the human rights of all Yemenis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:19:50.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:19:50.51Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2685
star this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
1167878
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Baha'i Faith more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the repression of members of the Bahá'í community in north Yemen; and what representations they have made to representatives of the Houthis about freedom of religion or belief in those areas under their de facto governance. more like this
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Lord Dholakia more like this
star this property uin HL579 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns the mistreatment of Baha’is who are being persecuted for their religious beliefs in areas under the control of the Houthis. We are working closely with our partners to raise these concerns directly with the Houthi authorities and urge the release of detained individuals. We continue to call on the parties to the conflict for the human rights of all Yemenis to be respected.</p><p>I raised the religious persecution of the Baha’i community in my statement of 22 October on human rights. We continue to follow the treatment of the Baha’is in Yemen closely, including through meeting their representatives in the UK and lobbying the relevant authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:20:56.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:20:56.32Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2685
star this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
1144174
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take as a result of the report of the UN Group of Independent Eminent International and Regional Experts Yemen: Collective Failure, Collective Responsibility published on 3 September, which details multiple violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Yemen, and concludes that many of those "may result in individuals being held responsible for war crimes" and calls on the international community to "stop turning a blind eye to these violations and the intolerable humanitarian situation" and to refrain from providing arms that could be used in the conflict. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL17662 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This UN report underlines the deeply concerning human rights situation in Yemen and the importance of reaching a political solution to the conflict. The UK has been at the forefront of international efforts to bring a diplomatic solution to the appalling conflict in Yemen. We operate one of the most robust export control regimes in the world. The Government takes alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) extremely seriously. Whenever the UK receives reports of alleged violations of IHL, we routinely seek information from all credible sources, including from international organisations.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:31:59.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:31:59.143Z
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less than 2019-10-01T10:46:54.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:46:54.663Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this