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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zika Virus more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will help to ensure that women have access to family planning throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the light of the spread of the Zika virus and its potential link to birth defects. more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The importance of comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for all women is brought home by the emergence of Zika. There may be increased demand for voluntary rightsbased Family Planning from women in affected countries seeking to avoid pregnancy, and there is a risk of a rise in unsafe abortion in some countries. DFID has a track record of promoting rights based family planning and in highlighting the contribution safe abortion makes to saving women’s lives.</p><p>We are in close contact with DFID-funded partners, including in the UN system and civil society, active in affected regions and will continue to do all we can to support their efforts. The Government is determined to support the international community in responding to the Zika virus. The UK has been at the forefront of global efforts to ensure the World Health Organisation (WHO) has the funding, expertise and systems to respond to emerging disease threats like Zika. We are the second largest national funder of WHO and have also provided political and technical support to strengthening the organisation and its preparedness. As part of the UK effort to strengthen global health security DFID contributed £6.2 million to WHO’s contingency fund for emergencies which is available for the management of Zika.</p><p>Affected countries are working closely with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which serves as the Regional Office of the World Health Organisation. PAHO and governments across the region are issuing information on the emerging Zika infection. DFID will keep under review its support to countries affected by Zika viral infections and along with other Government Departments we welcome the WHO emergency committee statement issued on Monday 1<sup>st</sup> February.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T17:33:06.503Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T17:33:06.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
449717
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-02more like thismore than 2016-02-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Zika Virus 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 plan to take to help to ensure that women have access to safe and legal abortion services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean in the light of the spread of the Zika virus and its potential link to birth defects. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL5799 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-15more like thismore than 2016-02-15
star this property answer text <p>As the main public health threat of Zika is to the unborn babies of infected pregnant women in affected countries it is important that responses to Zika include vector and infection control with a focus on pregnant women or women of child-bearing age and strengthened reproductive and sexual health services (for women who do not want to get pregnant). The importance of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services for all women is brought home by the emergence of Zika. There may be increased demand for voluntary rights based family planning from women in affected countries seeking to avoid pregnancy, and there is a risk of a rise in unsafe abortion in some countries. DFID has a track record of promoting rights based family planning and in highlighting the contribution safe abortion makes to saving women’s lives. We are in close contact with DFID-funded partners, including in the UN system and civil society, active in affected regions although DFID has not been asked to provide specific sexual and reproductive health and rights assistance to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean affected by the Zika virus.</p><p>New guidelines covering maternal surveillance and neonatal health are being rolled out across the region, developed by the Latin American Centre for Perinatology, Women and Reproductive Health.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-02-15T12:27:33.25Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T12:27:33.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they ensure that the government of Saudi Arabia complies with the regulatory regime established under the Export Control Act 2002, in particular in respect of arms used in Yemen and supplied by the UK. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL7719 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The British Government considers each export licence application on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of relevant factors at the time of application. The Criteria implement the UK’s obligations under the Export Control Act 2002. This includes an assessment of Criterion 2c (whether there is a clear risk that the proposed exports might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law (IHL)).</p><p>A licence will not be issued for export of items to any country, including Saudi Arabia, if to do so would be inconsistent with any mandatory provision of the Criteria, including where we assess there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of IHL. The Government is satisfied that extant licences for Saudi Arabia are compliant with the Criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-04-27T11:58:46.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T11:58:46.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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 action they are taking following reports that British armaments have been used by Saudi Arabia in the Yemen to target innocent civilians. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL1501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-25more like thismore than 2017-09-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes its arms export licensing responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. Our defence exports to Saudi Arabia are kept under careful and continual review to ensure they meet the rigorous standards of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-09-25T15:11:49.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-25T15:11:49.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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 representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia concerning a ceasefire in Yemen. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL10519 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign Secretary met the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on 27 September as part of the Yemen Quad at the UN General Assembly in New York. In that meeting, he urged all those present to seize the opportunity for political progress, and the group underlined their complete support for the UN process led by Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. On 15 March, the UK proposed and coordinated a UN Security Council Presidential Statement which reiterated the Council's call on the parties to agree on the modalities for a durable cessation of hostilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-10-18T15:00:46.25Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-18T15:00:46.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
984312
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 action, if any, they plan to take to send more humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL10520 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Yemen, helping secure vital access for food, fuel and medicine to enter the country and consistently being one of the largest donors to the crisis.</p><p>On 3 April, the UK announced an additional £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for this financial year (2018/2019). This funding will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis and will bring the total UK bilateral support to Yemen to over £570 million since 2015.</p><p>To date, donors have pledged a total of US$ 2.01 billion towards the United Nations 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T16:21:03.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T16:21:03.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
855470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yassin al-Saradih 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 representations, if any, they have made to the government of Israel in regard to reports that Yassin a-Saradih was shot and subsequently beaten before dying in Jericho. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL6076 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>While we have not raised this specific case with the Israeli authorities, we are closely following developments. The Israeli Military Police have launched an investigation and we encourage full transparency into the incident concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T18:02:02.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T18:02:02.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yasser Fawzi Shweiki 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 representations they will make to the government of Israel about the killing of Yasser Fawzi Shweiki and reports that the Palestinian Red Crescent Society’s medics were prevented from attending the scene. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL14803 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>We have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. The British Government is very concerned at the high numbers of Palestinians killed by Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank and Gaza. We recognise the Israeli authorities' legitimate need to deploy security measures in some circumstances, but we have encouraged them to avoid excessive use of force and to act in a way which minimises tensions. When there have been accusations of excessive use of force, we have urged the Israeli authorities to conduct swift and transparent investigations. We continue to call on the Israeli Government to ease movement and access restrictions for Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to improve access to medical care. We are clear that medical staff should have the protection that allows them to do their jobs in safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T14:24:18.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T14:24:18.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading World Humanitarian Summit 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 who will represent them at the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit in May. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL6476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p>Final decisions on who will be in the delegation will be taken nearer the time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T17:14:13.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T17:14:13.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
455172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
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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
unstar this property hansard heading World Humanitarian Summit 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 their priorities are at the forthcoming World Humanitarian Summit in May. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL6477 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has four objectives for the Summit. Most importantly we want to see a renewed commitment to the protection of civilians in conflict, but also more effective financing, a new approach to building resilience to natural hazards before they take place, and a stronger focus on protecting and empowering women and girls. The global community – humanitarian, development and political actors – must come together to address these challenges.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-08T17:17:58.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-08T17:17:58.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this