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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of uprating state pensions for pensioners who live overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254754 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">All political parties since WW2 have</del> <ins class="ministerial">Successive post-war Governments have followed</ins> the same policy. Up-rating UK State Pensions for recipients who are overseas residents is longstanding; state Pensions are payable worldwide and are up-rated where there is a legal requirement to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK has been in place for over 70 years. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide without regard to nationality. Entitlement to the UK State Pension is based on the national insurance contributions on a person’s national insurance record. The annual index-linked increases to UK State Pensions are paid to recipients overseas only where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example in EEA countries or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the up-rating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change the policy <ins class="ministerial">upheld by all previous Governments, Labour, Coalition and Conservative for the past 70 years.</ins> <del class="ministerial">of all Governments, Labour, Coalition or Conservative since WW2.</del></p><p> </p><p>The estimated costs of up-rating state pensions overseas where they are currently not up-rated are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Z
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less than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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119892
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127335
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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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 Fly-tipping more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) ensuring adequate support for local authorities to tackle fly-tipping and (b) ensuring that persistent offenders are either fined or prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255717 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a wide range of enforcement powers to tackle fly-tipping and we have recently strengthened these. In 2016 we gave local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced local authorities’ ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. In January this year, we introduced further financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping giving local authorities the power to issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to pass their waste to a licensed carrier and whose waste is then found fly-tipped. We will also support local authorities in increasing householders’ awareness of their duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>In our Resources and Waste Strategy for England, we have <del class="ministerial">included</del> <ins class="ministerial">committed to develop a</ins> fly-tipping toolkit which will cover how local authorities can set up and run an effective fly-tipping partnership and how to present robust cases to court to ensure tougher penalties. The Strategy also sets out how we will work with the court system to further strengthen the sentences of fly-tippers to ensure they act as a suitable deterrent.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:11:06.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:11:06.17Z
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less than 2019-05-23T14:43:41.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:43:41.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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119671
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Model Aircraft: Registration more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consultation (CAP1775), what recent discussions he has had with the CAA on the potential introduction of (a) compulsory registration by model aircraft enthusiasts with the CAA, (b) registration fees, (c) age restrictions and (d) competency requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 256218 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Department for Transport Ministers and officials have regular discussions with the CAA, including on the Drone Operator Registration Scheme and competency testing requirements, which will apply from November 2019. <ins class="ministerial">These will apply to all those in the UK operating drones or model aircraft between 250 grams and 20 kilograms.</ins> <del class="ministerial">These will apply to all unmanned aircraft below 250g, including drones and model aircraft.</del></p><p> </p><p>These are part of a package of measures to address the safety and security challenges that unmanned aircraft pose. They will help law enforcement agencies to tackle the misuse of such aircraft effectively, alongside new Police powers to be introduced in the forthcoming Drones Bill.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:44:18.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:44:18.047Z
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less than 2019-06-18T09:26:06.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T09:26:06.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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119732
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125834
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
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star 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 Thames House: Pedestrian Areas 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 April (HL14894), whether the Security Service sought permission from Westminster City Council or Transport for London before they closed the pedestrian footpath on Horseferry Road. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL15624 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Security Service has taken all appropriate and reasonable steps to ensure the safety of pedestrians on Horseferry Road.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:30:15.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:30:15.997Z
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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 Lord Blencathra more like this
1125836
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Constituencies 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following an election that has changed the political composition of a local authority, that authority is able to withdraw a submission made to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on a local boundaries review in their area and replace it with an alternative submission. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL15626 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which is accountable to the Speaker’s Committee of the House of Commons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:15:14.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:14.48Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1125840
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Asylum: Children 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 May (HLWS1504), whether they expect local authorities will offer extra placements to Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC); and whether offers from individual British families to adopt or to foster UASC will be taken up. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15630 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office recognises the highly valuable work that local authorities undertake in supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and that is why we significantly increased the funding paid as a contribution to their costs. It is hoped that this will enable more local authorities to feel able to offer placements for vulnerable UASC, and we will be working with them and partners to encourage this.</p><p>It is unlikely that adoption will be an appropriate option for unaccompanied children. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees, as well as other humanitarian charities, advise that no new adoption applications should be considered in the period after a disaster or fleeing from war. It is not uncommon for children in these circumstances to be temporarily separated from their parents or other family members who may be looking for them. Efforts to reunite children with relatives or extended family should therefore be given priority.</p><p>Foster parents are recruited by fostering services which include local authorities or independent fostering agencies. The decision to let someone foster a child, including UASC, is a very important one to get right. Anyone who wants to become a foster parent must undergo a full assessment and be approved by a fostering service before any child can be placed in their care. Regulations set out in detail the requirements of the approval process, including the information that must be collected in the assessment and the requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. In 2013 Department for Education streamlined and strengthened the assessment and approval process for foster carers, introducing a two-stage process to ensure efficiency and transparency.</p><p>Existing foster parents may also be able to provide suitable homes for unaccompanied children and over the past two years the Department for Education has funded over 2000 training places for existing foster parents and support workers who wish to care for UASC, with places being prioritised for local authorities participating in the National Transfer Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:45:23.327Z
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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 Lord Hylton more like this
1125845
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions were made by Trading Standards for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2019; and how many of these prosecutions resulted in a conviction. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15635 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has published data for prosecutions and convictions up to the end of December 2018. Data for 2019 will be published in May 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prosecutions and convictions for offences under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 between 2014 and 2018 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="11"><p><strong>Table: Prosecutions and convictions under the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988, 2014–18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prosecuted</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Convicted</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:25:26.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:25:26.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
1126295
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Christianity: Religious Freedom 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 whether a departmental, or cross-governmental strategy, was devised to prevent or ameliorate the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018; and if so, whether they will place a copy of the relevant documents in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15655 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There has been no cross-government strategy on the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018, however the promotion of human rights has and remains at the heart of our foreign policy and we regard freedom of religion or belief as a universal human right. In my role as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, I regularly raise the importance of this issue with international counterparts. We condemn instances where individuals are persecuted because of their faith or belief, including Christians, wherever it happens and whatever the religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Z
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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
1126300
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 British Nationals Abroad: Syria 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 UK nationals have returned from Syria in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL15660 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Since the beginning of the conflict around 900 people of national security concern have travelled from the UK to Syria and Iraq, against the advice of the Foreign Office. Of these, around 40% have returned to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Z
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4311
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 Corston more like this
1126302
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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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 support the government of Pakistan to continue to uphold  the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL15662 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK has a long history of supporting Freedom of Religion or Belief for all people. We stand up for everyone's right to practise or not practise a religion that is in line with their conscience, wherever they are in the world.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. I raised the treatment of religious minority communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February, and in subsequent telephone calls.</p><p>Under the Government's Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, the UK has supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom. In November 2018, the Government announced a new £12 million fund to bolster the work of civil society and Non-Governmental Organisations to promote respect, and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.</p><p>On 30 January 2019, the Foreign Secretary and the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, launched an Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians overseas. The Bishop submitted his interim report on 3 May; he will submit his final report in the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:58:58.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:58:58.803Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this