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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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 Passenger Ships: Standards 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 Marine and Coastguard Agency’s Consultation on the Proposed Revised Technical Requirements and Associated Impact Assessment Resulting from the Review of Standards for Older UK Passenger Ships, published on 6 November 2018, whether the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will publish updated proposals to regulate older UK passenger boats before 20 August taking into account responses already received; and whether any such proposals will include essential safety measures to improve human survival rates in the event of a major collision. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL15949 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has adjusted the proposals in the light of responses to the first consultation and launched a second consultation on the revised proposals on 29 May 2019. The consultation can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/second-consultation-on-the-review-of-standards-for-older-passenger-ships" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/second-consultation-on-the-review-of-standards-for-older-passenger-ships</a>. These proposals retain damage stability requirements for some vessels.</p><p> </p><p>The MCA believes that the enhancements to damage stability, life-saving appliance carriage requirements and pumping arrangements will improve the outcome in the event of an incident.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:33:53.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:33:53.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1128070
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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 Aviation: Scotland 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 what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of competition in the provision of air services from Scotland to London. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL15919 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The aviation sector operates in a competitive, commercial environment, investing to attract passengers and responding to demand when determining routes to operate.</p><p> </p><p>Scotland is well-served by air services into London, with at least two airlines operating direct services from each of Scotland’s four largest airports into the London system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:34:13.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:34:13.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1141
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1127986
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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
star 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 Kenya: Abortion 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 Sugg on 20 May (HL15585), what methods they used when deciding that there would be 322,000 additional users of the Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya programme; of those, how many they estimate will use that programme for terminations of pregnancy; from what legislation the policy safe and unsafe abortion derives its mandate and authority to provide support "to increase awareness among policy-makers, legislators, national health authorities and health personnel of the circumstances under which abortion is allowed" in countries where abortion is illegal; and how much has been spent on abortions in each year since that policy was enacted. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15871 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>DFID Kenya used an internationally respected open-access modelling tool known as ‘Impact2 model’ to estimate the 322,000 additional Family Planning Users to be reached by the programme. This estimate does not include the terminations of pregnancy but covers only users of voluntary modern family planning.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s legislative authority to provide development assistance comes under the International Development Act (IDA). The policy on safe abortion takes an evidence-based, public health approach that aims to reduce death and disability caused by unsafe abortions. The policy is also consistent with the Cairo Programme of Action, agreed at the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The ICPD affirmed that in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning.</p><p> </p><p>In countries where abortion is permitted, we can support development programmes that make safe abortion more accessible. In countries where it is highly restricted and maternal mortality and morbidity are high, we can help make the consequences of unsafe abortion more widely understood and can consider supporting processes of legal and policy reform.</p><p> </p><p>The UK abortion policy can be viewed on GOV.UK.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:54:49.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:54:49.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1128000
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star 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 Stronger Towns Fund: Cumbria 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 they anticipate that Workington and Whitehaven will be eligible to receive support from the Stronger Towns Fund. more like this
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Lord Inglewood more like this
star this property uin HL15885 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Stronger Towns Fund is a new £1.6 billion fund to support towns in England to harness their unique strengths to grow and prosper.</p><p>I confirmed to the House on 5 March the Government will publish further detail on the operation of the Fund in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T12:29:55.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T12:29:55.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Inglewood more like this
1128024
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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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Media: Data Protection 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 steps, if any, they are taking to work with Instagram and other companies to secure the personal information of social media users following a recent global data breach. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15909 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We take the protection and privacy of personal data extremely seriously. We have made it clear that all organisations, including the biggest social networking services who process vast amounts of personal data, must comply with the UK’s data protection laws.</p><p> </p><p>It is essential that people are confident their personal data will be protected and used in an appropriate way. The Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR impose strict obligations on organisations to ensure that UK citizens’ data is processed safely and securely. Organisations that fail to comply with the legislation may be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office and subject to enforcement action including fines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T11:16:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T11:16:32.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127414
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 North Korea: Food Supply 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 assessment they have made of the UN World Food Programme's food security anylsis, published on 3 May, which states that North Korea’s food situation is critical and is set to worsen and that South Pyongan Province faces a severe food security crisis. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15825 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Limited availability of official data from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) makes comprehensive analysis of the situation difficult. DFID is currently the fourth largest donor to the World Food Programme (WFP). DFID provides both multi-year core funding (£40 million a year) and non-core funding. WFP can use these resources to respond rapidly to food insecurity where needs are greatest. DFID continues to track and monitor humanitarian risks around the globe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:55:16.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:55:16.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127438
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading British Steel: Loans 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 they took into consideration British Steel’s acquisition of Ascoval when reaching their decision on lending to that company. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15849 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The purchase of Ascoval was undertaken by the shareholder, and not by British Steel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T11:17:09.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T11:17:09.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1127441
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs 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 what steps they are taking to ensure that local health partners are playing an equitable role alongside local government in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15852 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Creating an effective inter-agency approach, where local government works in partnership with health partners to meet needs, is a key feature of the reforms to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) system introduced in the 2014 Children and Families Act.</p><p> </p><p>We introduced joint Ofsted/Care Quality Commission local area inspections of SEND services in May 2016 to hold services to account and support them with improving. Where issues with performance are identified, including following a SEND inspection, the Department for Education (DfE), Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England collaborate to drive improvement.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the inspections, we have strengthened joint accountability through the introduction of a 2-year trial, which began in April 2018, extending the remit of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND) to make non-binding recommendations on health and social care elements of education health care (EHC) plans.</p><p> </p><p>To improve timeliness, the 2017-18 NHS Provider Contract for NHS Trusts included a new requirement to report on meeting the 6-week deadline for health input into EHC plans.</p><p>We are clear that strong strategic leadership across health, education and care is key to effective SEND services and we have:</p><p> </p><blockquote><p>Established a new joint SEND system leadership board, with representatives from education, health and social care, working alongside joint roundtables chaired by Ministers from both DfE and DHSC.</p></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote><p>Established a national network for Designated Medical Officers and Designated Clinical Officers, funded a local authority-led regional network and developed resources to support joint self-assessment and peer review.</p></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote><p>Funded a consortium of partners, including the Condition Data Collection, to work with health and social care services, including producing guidance on effective joint commissioning and improving EHC plans.</p></blockquote><p> </p><blockquote><p>Funded a SEND leadership programme and legal training for all local authorities and their health partners to ensure they are clear on their statutory responsibilities.</p></blockquote><p> </p><p>We have also re-emphasised the requirement to jointly commission Information, Advice and Support (IAS) Services across health and the local authority through our new minimum standards, backed by £10 million investment through the IAS programme.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T13:06:33.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:06:33.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1127445
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Vocational Education 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 steps they are taking to work with UK businesses to address any gaps in the education and training of vocational skills. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15856 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The department is working with employers to jointly design and deliver policies and programmes which will make the skills system more responsive to employer needs, whilst giving individuals the skills they need to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>T levels are being designed to better meet the needs of businesses and to help young people to move successfully into skilled employment. Over 200 employers have been involved in defining the content of T levels to ensure that they reflect current industry requirements. Students’ experience on industry placements will be ‘hands on’ so they will leave their course with the skills employers are looking for.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are leading on the design of new apprenticeships standards, putting them in the driving seat to give apprentices the skills that businesses really need. Across all sectors, they are being designed and driven by industry, creating higher quality training that will lead to a more skilled and productive economy. We are working closely with employers to help them take advantage of apprenticeships and grow their programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are central to traineeships, which are an education and training programme supporting social mobility by providing quality training for young people who need to develop their skills and experience in order to enter the labour market. They consist of a high quality work placement with an employer; work preparation training; and English and maths support for those who have not achieved a GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent with a training provider.</p><p> </p><p>We are establishing a National Retraining Scheme, driven by the National Retraining Partnership, which brings together the Confederation of British Industry, Trades Union Congress and the government to set the scheme’s strategic direction and oversee its development. This partnership will work together to ensure that the voices of businesses and workers feed directly into the development of the scheme so that it will genuinely make a difference.</p><p> </p><p>Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) aim to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs. They aim to work together to understand and address key local challenges, including helping to tackle local skills shortages. SAPs will address both immediate needs and challenges and look at what is required to help local areas adapt to future labour market changes and to grasp future opportunities. This will help colleges, universities and other providers deliver the skills required by employers, now and in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T13:05:19.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T13:05:19.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1127451
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Gaza: Food Aid 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 assessment they have made of the statement by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East that more than a million people in Gaza may not have enough food in June unless international donors can raise £46 million in funding due to the deficit created by cuts by the government of the United States to Palestinian refugee aid. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15862 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned about the challenges facing over a million Palestinian refugees who rely on food assistance in Gaza. We recognise that Palestinian refugees need UNRWA to be on a more secure financial footing. To that end, the UK is working with UNRWA and other donors to support cost cutting efforts, diversify donor income, and encourage multi-year funding commitments.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a leading donor to UNRWA and I can confirm that the UK has committed to providing up to £80m to UNRWA over the next two years. However, a long-term solution requires a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for Palestinian refugees. Until that happens the UK remains firmly committed to supporting UNRWA and Palestinian refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T14:33:02.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T14:33:02.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this