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star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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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 Bahrain: Prisons 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 assessment his Department has made of the prison conditions experienced in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 177777 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 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government monitors events in Bahrain closely. Where we have concerns on specific issues, including prison conditions, we raise these with the Bahraini authorities. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-10-17T16:14:41.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T16:14:41.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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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 Hassan Mushaima 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 representations he has made to his Bahrainan counterpart on the case of the imprisonment of Mr. Hassan Mushiema in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 178363 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 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable lady to the answer I gave to question 174028 on 11 October and in my response to the Westminster Hall Debate of 11 September.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Bahrain continue to monitor the case of Hassan Mushaima closely and should we have concerns we will raise them with the Government of Bahrain as we have already done.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-10-17T16:17:00.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T16:17:00.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 his Department has taken to help establish an independent inquiry into the violence in Gaza on 14 May. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 165130 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minster stressed the need for Israel to carry out a transparent, independent inquiry into recent protests in Gaza when she met Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in London on 6 June. We have called for this investigation to include international members.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T16:46:19.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T16:46:19.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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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 Bahrain: Technical Assistance 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 he is taking to ensure that the delivery of technical assistance to Bahrain is conditional on that country upholding human rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 165677 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is funding programmes to support building effective and accountable public and judicial institutions in Bahrain.</p><p>Any training provided by, or on behalf of, the British Government fully complies with our domestic and international human rights obligations. Only by working with partners can we bring about the changes we would like to see.</p><p>The Government monitors events in Bahrain closely if we have concerns on specific issues, we will raise these with the Bahraini authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T16:49:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T16:49:58.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
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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 Duke of Cambridge: Speeches 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 advice his Department plans to provide on Prince William's response to any questions on recent killings in Gaza which are raised during the five day visit starting on 24 June 2018 to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 156645 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The main purpose of Royal Visits is to strengthen diplomatic, economic and people-to-people relations between the UK and the countries and places visited. Members of the Royal Family undertaking official visits for the UK receive a range of factual briefings in the lead-up to the visits. It would not be appropriate to comment on the specific details of these briefings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T13:53:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:53:51.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-27more like thismore than 2017-10-27
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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 Syria: Education 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 International Development, what steps her Department is taking to contribute to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 4, on inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning with regard to women and girls in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 110069 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 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to invest in education for women and girls affected by the crisis in Syria. We helped launch UNICEF’s No Lost Generation Initiative, which provides education, protection, and mental health support for children in Syria and neighbouring countries. In 2016/2017 alone, DFID helped provide over 350,000 children in Syria with access to formal primary education, half of whom were girls. In addition, over 80,000 children, including girls, were provided with access to non-formal education. DFID also helped to provide over 3,500 people in Syria with technical and vocational training, including women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-03T17:48:28.377Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T17:48:28.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answering body
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 Syria: Females 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 International Development, whether her Department plans to increase its investment in education for women and girls in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 109969 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 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to invest in education for women and girls affected by the crisis in Syria. We helped launch UNICEF’s No Lost Generation Initiative, which provides education, protection, and mental health support for children in Syria and neighbouring countries. In 2016/2017 alone, DFID helped provide over 350,000 children in Syria with access to formal primary education, half of whom were girls. In addition, over 80,000 children, including girls, were provided with access to non-formal education. DFID also helped to provide over 3,500 people in Syria with technical and vocational training, including women.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-02T18:13:35.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T18:13:35.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Affordable Housing 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 Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has made an assessment of the extent to which the use of viability assessments could reduce affordable housing contributions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 118048 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Stakeholders report that the use of viability assessments can add complexity and uncertainty to the planning process. This can lead to delays and diminished contributions towards infrastructure and affordable housing.</p><p>The Government consulted on proposals to reform the viability assessment process within the<em> Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation</em>. This will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make to affordable housing and reduce the use of viability assessments at the planning application stage. The viability of the expected contributions should be tested at the plan-making stage. Where tested in plan-making, the issue should not usually need to be tested again at the planning application stage.</p><p>The consultation has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. A further announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118049 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.03Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
star this property answering body
Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Affordable Housing 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 Communities and Local Government, what steps are being taken to prevent housing developers using loopholes in the Government's planning policy to reduce the number of affordable houses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 118049 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 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Stakeholders report that the use of viability assessments can add complexity and uncertainty to the planning process. This can lead to delays and diminished contributions towards infrastructure and affordable housing.</p><p>The Government consulted on proposals to reform the viability assessment process within the<em> Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation</em>. This will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make to affordable housing and reduce the use of viability assessments at the planning application stage. The viability of the expected contributions should be tested at the plan-making stage. Where tested in plan-making, the issue should not usually need to be tested again at the planning application stage.</p><p>The consultation has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. A further announcement will be made in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118048 more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T17:03:26.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4602
unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Electrical Safety: Departmental Responsibilities 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 Communities and Local Government, whether the responsibility for responding to the recommendations of his Department's Electrical Safety Working Group has been transferred to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 111241 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 2017-11-09more like thismore than 2017-11-09
star this property answer text <p>An enabling power was included in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 allowing requirements for electrical safety standards in the private rented sector (PRS), and their enforcement, to be set through secondary legislation (affirmative) at a later date. Following Royal Assent, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements should be introduced. The Working Group’s report has been published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-working-group-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-working-group-report</a></p><p>We will engage further with the sector to test the recommendations of the Working Group to ensure that any regulation introduced is balanced and works for landlords and tenants.</p><p>There are no plans to transfer responsibility for this policy area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-11-09T13:49:41.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-09T13:49:41.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter