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1124869
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Food Banks: Somerset more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports showing a 23 per cent increase in demand for food parcels between 2017 and 2019 at Somer Valley foodbank, Somerset; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any such increase. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15544 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect official data on the use of food banks, therefore has not made such assessments.</p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will in future be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:30.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127001
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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 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 High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 when HS2 is (1) built to Birmingham, and (2) completed, what is their estimate of the tonnage of freight that could be diverted from the roads onto the existing south to north railways, over what period of years, and with what effect on air pollution and greenhouse gases. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15762 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>As a new rail line, HS2 will free up train paths on the existing railway which could be used to allow more freight to travel by rail. The freight operating companies will be able to apply for these additional paths in accordance with normal railway industry processes. The freight operators are independent commercial companies and the types of cargo, the tonnages and the routes will depend upon the demand that exists from their customers at that time. Any increase in the number of freight trains that results in a reduction in freight moved by road is likely to lead to a reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gases emissions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:14:06.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:14:06.77Z
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4580
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1129521
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Prisoners: Repatriation 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, as a result of international conventions and bilateral agreements on the transfer of sentenced persons, how many people have (1) returned to the UK from any such country, and (2) been repatriated from the UK. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL16006 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Any foreign national who comes to our country and abuses our hospitality by breaking the law should be in no doubt of our determination to punish and deport them. More than 48,000 foreign national offenders have been removed from the UK since 2010, and in the last financial year more than 5,000 were removed from prisons, immigration removal centres, and the community.</p><p> </p><p>Prisoner transfer is one of the mechanisms used to remove foreign national offenders. Between 1 May 2014 and 31 May 2019, 464 sentenced prisoners were transferred from England and Wales to other countries under international prisoner transfer arrangements. During the same period 233 sentenced prisoners were transferred to England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The transfer of prisoners into and out of Scotland and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T12:14:55.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:14:55.46Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1127998
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they, with their allies and international organisations, are taking to prevent the displaced persons camps in Syria at Al-Hawl, Al Roj and Rukban from becoming permanent. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15883 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly believes that displaced persons camps in Syria, including Al-Hol, Al Roj and Rukban, should not become permanent, and hope that all Syrians currently living in such camps will be able to return home in due course. We support Syrians’ right to return home voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, in line with international humanitarian law, but only when conditions are right for this to happen.</p><p> </p><p>For many, returns will not be possible without an end to the conflict in Syria. We continue to support the UN-facilitated political process for Syria, which aims to reach a lasting settlement to the conflict that protects the rights of all Syrians. Alongside this, we are also using UK Aid to support those who do wish to return home from IDP camps. For example, we are supporting education, vocational training and job creation, and contributing to the restoration of basic services. However, for the millions of Syrians who do currently remain in IDP camps across Syria, we continue to provide life-saving assistance, including providing essential food, water and sanitation, shelter and healthcare.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:25:37.373Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1125495
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Immigration Controls: France 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, in cooperation with the government of France, they will seek to widen the terms of reference of the Joint Coordination and Information Centre from exclusive concern with national security and criminality to include the well-being of displaced people sleeping in northern France and the restriction of violent and brutal police behaviour. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15590 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The opening of the Joint Centre for Information and Coordination (CCIC) forms part of the commitments of the Sandhurst Treaty, signed by the Prime Minister and President Macron in January 2018. The Sandhurst Treaty is a bilateral agreement between the UK and France which reinforces the commitment of both sides to work together on border security issues.</p><p>Under the CCIC, Border Force work closely alongside Police Aux Frontieres in a 24/7 operation to:</p><ul><li>Assist with preventing illegal attempts to cross the shared border</li><li>Facilitate the circulation of information between UK and French agencies to combat cross-border criminality</li><li>Work on the prevention of threats to public order on cross-border infrastructure</li><li>Provide analysis of cross-channel traffic flows</li></ul><p>The CCIC also helps with the identification, prosecution and dismantling of criminal gangs involved in people smuggling and wider cross border crime.</p><p>There are currently no plans to widen the remit and responsibilities of the CCIC, however its performance and remit are regularly reviewed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:22:30.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:22:30.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL15630 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124871
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Israel: Golan Heights more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about the extension of Israeli laws, jurisdiction and administration to the Golan Heights; what were the outcomes of any such discussions; and what assessment they have made of whether that extension prejudices the possibility of peace in Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15546 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear to our Israeli counterparts that the UK views the Golan Heights as territory occupied by Israel. Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter. The UK did not recognise Israel's annexation in 1981 and we have no plans to change our position. On 26 March we reiterated our firm position on this matter at a meeting of the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:42:21.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124872
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Israel: Bedouin more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure the permanent protection and improvement of Bedouin villages in Israel and the West Bank, in particular Khan al-Ahmar. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15547 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK is gravely concerned by Israeli proposals to relocate the Bedouin population from the E1 area, which the UN has said could constitute forcible transfer. We have also expressed our strong opposition to the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. We regularly raise our concerns with the Israeli authorities</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:02.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:02.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124873
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Israel: Palestinians more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Palestinian children detained in prison in Israel; whether, and to what extent, they consider such detentions to violate Article 147 of the Geneva Convention; and whether they intend to call for penal sanctions under that Convention against persons who commit unlawful deportation, transfers or confinement. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15548 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We understand 203 Palestinian children were in Israeli military detention at the end of December 2018. It remains our assessment that the transfer of Palestinian child and adult detainees to prisons inside Israel is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. We continue to make representations on this important issue to the Israeli authorities as well as to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15549 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1124874
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Israel: Palestinians 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 action they will take to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by Israel. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL15549 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We understand 203 Palestinian children were in Israeli military detention at the end of December 2018. It remains our assessment that the transfer of Palestinian child and adult detainees to prisons inside Israel is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. We continue to make representations on this important issue to the Israeli authorities as well as to ensure proper access for parents and legal advisers to Palestinian children under arrest by the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15548 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:17:33.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this