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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 10 May (HL15362), if such data on the waiting times for appeal hearings on Personal Independence Payment claims are not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost, how they determine whether (1) claims are being dealt with in a timely manner, and (2) the resources allocated to deal with appeals are adequate to meet the backlog of appeal claims. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15811 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-31more like thismore than 2019-05-31
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service (HMCTS) closely monitors waiting times. However, HMCTS does not keep data on waiting times within the specific and localised timeframes cited in the earlier question, answered on 10 May (HL15362), to which this question refers – namely, (1) up to six months, (2) six to 12 months, (3) 12 to 24 months, and (4) over 24 months. Information about volumes and waiting times for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals is published by the Ministry of Justice in the Tribunals and Gender Recognition Certificate Statistics Quarterly. HMCTS receives a bi-annual forecast of expected appeals from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and that informs our resourcing plans as well as informing judicial recruitment. Additional fee-paid judicial office holders have been recruited: 250 judges across the First-tier Tribunal, 118 disability qualified members and up to 232 medical members. In addition, more PIP appeals are being listed per session and case-management “triage” sessions have been introduced, with the aim of reducing the time taken for appeals to reach final determination. All these measures will increase the capacity of the tribunal, with the aim of reducing waiting times for appellants.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-31T11:15:22.797Z
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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 Lord Scriven more like this
1128004
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Aras Amiri 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 further information they have on the case of Aras Amiri, the British Council worker whose sentence to 10 years in prison in Iran for spying was reported on 14 May; and what action they are taking to ensure her safety and wellbeing. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL15889 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​We remain very concerned about reports of Aras Amiri's sentence. We are still continuing to work closely with the British Council to understand the situation further and to provide what support and advice we can, recognising that unfortunately, as a mono-Iranian national, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no formal or practical ability to request consular access. We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:56:26.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:56:26.387Z
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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 Marquess of Lothian more like this
1127999
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Greece: Asylum 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 what reports they have received of refoulement and maltreatment contrary to the UN Convention on Refugees, by the Greek authorities against persons trying to claim asylum on the frontier between Greece and Turkey in Thrace; and whether they will make further enquiries and representations to the government of Greece about any such reported treatment. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL15884 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of recent media reports that asylum seekers have transferred back across the land border from Greece to Turkey against their will.</p><p>The British Government recognises the importance of all countries observing their obligations under international law to uphold the principle of non-refoulement, and remains committed to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention.</p><p>Our Ambassador visited the border area in November 2018, and had discussions with the Hellenic Police and representatives of the Greek Reception &amp; Identification Service about the processing of arriving migrants.</p><p>Where the UK has concerns about the conditions faced by migrants we will continue to raise them as part of our regular engagement at Ministerial and official level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:09:31.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:09:31.147Z
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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 Hylton more like this
1127910
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Azerbaijan: Foreign Relations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve the diplomatic relationship between the UK and Azerbaijan. 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 257020 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​The United Kingdom and the Republic of Azerbaijan have enjoyed a strong diplomatic relationship for over a quarter of century. Through regular political and economic dialogue we work together to increase cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. Our annual strategic dialogue, which I last co-chaired in October 2018, provides opportunity for discussion of bilateral relations, multilateral issues and human rights.</p><p>Our regular UK-Azerbaijan Joint Intergovernmental Commission, which is co-chaired by the Minister of State for International Trade, was last held on 22 May. This is a forum for in-depth discussion of the UK and Azerbaijan's energy and trade relationship, and sets the agenda for future cooperation in new economic sectors.</p><p>We also strengthen bilateral relations through regular high-level visits, most significantly when the Prime Minister welcomed President Aliyev to the UK in April 2018. We have forged close partnerships in the educational, cultural and creative sectors. Every year we welcome new Chevening scholars from Azerbaijan to the UK, and thousands of Azerbaijani students have studied at UK universities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:35:50.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:35:50.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127840
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Women's Rights 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote women's rights issues at the forthcoming G7 summit in Biarritz. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 256949 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​The French Government has chosen to focus on inequalities throughout their G7 Presidency this year. We are working across the G7 workstreams to ensure continued progress on gender equality, particularly in the Sahel and across Sub-Saharan Africa. We will push for ambitious Summit outcomes that tackle violence against women and girls, promote girls' education and women's economic empowerment, and support movements to end child marriage and FGM. Our focus is on accelerating the pace of change to ensure that all women and girls are empowered and play an active part in all aspects of society.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:29:14.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:29:14.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1127819
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish the annual report required under section 32 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huntingdon more like this
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Mr Jonathan Djanogly more like this
star this property uin 256947 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) intends to lay the annual report required under section 32 of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (&quot;the Sanctions Act&quot;) soon. Section 32 requires that the report be laid before Parliament &quot;as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each reporting period.&quot; The current reporting period, also referred to as &quot;the first reporting period&quot; in the Sanctions Act, is from 23 May 2018 to 22 May 2019. As such, the FCO is required to lay the report as soon as reasonably practicable after 22 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T09:49:39.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T09:49:39.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Djanogly more like this
1127804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Bougainville: Referendums 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to send election observers to monitor the forthcoming Bougainvillean independence referendum in October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 256984 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government is fully committed to supporting the Bougainville Peace Process, including the forthcoming referendum. We are contributing £95,000 to the UN's Bougainville Referendum Support Project, and have shared our expertise on post-conflict reconciliation, including from Northern Ireland. We have yet to receive an invitation to deploy election observers but stand ready to help ensure a free, fair and peaceful vote.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T09:56:17.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T09:56:17.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1128020
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council 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 when a communiqué from the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London on 4 and 5 December 2018 will be published. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL15905 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government and the Overseas Territories developed an Action Plan as a more effective tool for measuring progress following the Joint Ministerial Council. I laid a Written Ministerial Statement on 17 December 2018 (HLWS1153) which covered the main issues in the Action Plan. The next Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council will take place in London on 26 and 27 November 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:55:47.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:55:47.897Z
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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 Baroness Stern more like this
1128006
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Brazil: Rain Forests 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 whether they have made representations to the government of Brazil to exercise restraint over the economic exploitation of Amazon rainforest, in view of its importance to the global environment. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL15891 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​Our posts in Brazil frequently engage with the Brazilian Government on a number of environmental issues including deforestation. We have been having positive discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture and work closely with them on our International Climate Fund programmes.</p><p>We are working with Brazil to help ensure it continues to protect the Amazon and have invested nearly £120 million through the International Climate Fund on projects to limit deforestation, prevent forest fires and implement the Forestry Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:51:51.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:51:51.243Z
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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 Marquess of Lothian more like this
1127411
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 the impact of Pakistani girls, who are members of a religious minority, being removed from schools by their parents as a result of the number of abductions and forced conversions on the literacy rate of girls in Pakistan; and what steps they intend to take to help resolve this problem. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15822 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​Education is an integral part of the UK's approach to improving human rights. The education of girls continues to be a priority for UK development assistance in Pakistan. Under the Punjab Education Sector Programme, we are working with a local partner organisation to reintegrate young and adolescent girls who have left school prematurely back into mainstream schools or vocational education. Within less than a year, over 4000 girls have benefitted from this intervention so far.</p><p>The British Government supports other programmes designed to improve human rights and opportunities for women, religious minorities and marginalised groups. For example, the Department for International Development's AAWAZ II programme works with communities to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, and prevent discrimination and intolerance. It also funds interventions in support of ending child marriage.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan in February, I raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Z
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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