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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading General Elections: Candidates 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 whether UK parliamentary candidates are permitted to sign a pledge to another nation. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15023 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>Candidates at UK parliamentary elections must comply with the requirements for standing as a candidate at these elections. Otherwise, candidates enjoy the same freedom of expression as applicable to all citizens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T16:05:16.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T16:05:16.407Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 discussions they have had with the Electoral Commission about putting in place safeguards to ensure that political parties do not receive donations from people promoting the interests of other countries during and between election campaigns. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL15749 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission in its 2018 report ‘Digital campaigning - Increasing transparency for voters’, included recommendations relating to foreign donations and campaigning. The Government has discussed these with the Electoral Commission.</p><p>On 5th May 2019, the Government announced it will consult on safeguarding UK elections. The consultation may consider recommendations for increasing transparency on digital political advertising, including by third parties; closing loopholes on foreign spending in elections; preventing shell companies from sidestepping the current rules on political finance and on action to tackle foreign lobbying.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:09:24.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:09:24.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Muslim Brotherhood Review 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 22 June (HL433), what progress they have made in setting a timetable for the publication of the Muslim Brotherhood Review. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL884 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues work to finalise the Counter Extremism Strategy, and intends to publish both it and the main findings of the Muslim Brotherhood Review this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T15:59:51.04Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T15:59:51.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading UK Toremet 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 discussions they are having with the Charity Commission following reports that the charity UK Toremet is acting as a conduit for donations to Israeli settlements in the West Bank. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL2508 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 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p>The Charity Commission for England and Wales is independent and is not subject to Ministerial direction or control. I understand that following concerns that were raised with the Charity Commission, it has written to the trustees of the charity and will be meeting them to review the governance, policies, procedures and operational activity of the charity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T14:59:00.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T14:59:00.057Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Investment: Israel 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 whether their plans to introduce rules to stop local councils from taking boycott or divestment initiatives in relation to Israel are compatible with their guidance on overseas business risk in Israel recognising the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL3414 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 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Cabinet office will shortly issue guidance that reminds public authorities of their international obligations when letting public contracts. Foreign policy is not a matter for local authorities. The guidance will make clear that boycotts in public procurement are inappropriate and may be illegal, outside where formal legal sanctions, embargoes and restrictions that have been put in place by the Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T17:30:22.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:30:22.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Procurement 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 they have taken to ensure that local authorities do not enter into contracts with companies that also work in countries that they believe are breaking, or have broken, international law and the Geneva Convention. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL4044 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 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 impose a legal obligation on public authorities when awarding contracts above certain thresholds to treat EU and GPA suppliers equally. Decisions on sanctions for breaking international law and the Geneva Convention are for the Government's foreign policy, and it is inappropriate and illegal for local authorities in some cases to prejudice suppliers on the basis of their &quot;beliefs&quot;. This policy has been in place for many years under successive governments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T12:22:14.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T12:22:14.667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar 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 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Overseas Trade 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, in the light of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's guidance <i>Overseas Business Risk – The Occupied Palestinian Territories</i>, what advice they have given to local councils and other public bodies on (1) trade with businesses in the state of Israel, (2) trade with businesses in the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), (3) trade with Israeli companies that also work in the Israeli settlements in the OPTs, and (4) trade with any company from the UK that also has contracts in the Israeli settlements in the OPTs. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL6501 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 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>On 17 February, the Government published procurement guidance for public authorities that makes clear that boycotts in public procurement are inappropriate and may be illegal outside where formal legal sanctions, embargoes and restrictions have been put in place by the UK Government. It is general guidance for public authorities on contracting with suppliers from WTO countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7312 more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T16:29:15.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T16:29:15.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
484535
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star this property date less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Written Questions 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 they will respond to question HL6501, about trade with Israel, tabled on 26 February. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL7312 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 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>On 17 February, the Government published procurement guidance for public authorities that makes clear that boycotts in public procurement are inappropriate and may be illegal outside where formal legal sanctions, embargoes and restrictions have been put in place by the UK Government. It is general guidance for public authorities on contracting with suppliers from WTO countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6501 more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T16:29:15.707Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T16:29:15.707Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Charities: Israel 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 how many Israeli government organisations have been given charitable status in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL7481 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 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>In England and Wales the law requires charities to be independent in the way they operate and they must be set up with exclusively charitable purposes for the public benefit. This precludes from charitable status any organisations that are established to further the purposes of any non-charity, which would include a national government.</p><p>Charity law is devolved in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but the requirements there are similar.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:05:52.787Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:05:52.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Charities 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, in the light of the fact that donations to the Jewish National Fund are tax deductible, and that one of its primary activities has been the creation of forests over disputed Palestinian land, what action they are taking to rescind the charitable status of organisations that are for the benefit of one group at the expense of another. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL7559 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 2016-04-26more like thismore than 2016-04-26
star this property answer text <p>The Jewish National Fund is not a charity. The Jewish National Fund Charitable Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales having exclusively charitable purposes. Under s34 of the Charities Act 2011, the Commission must remove a charity from the register if it no longer considers the organisation to be a charity or if it has ceased to exist or does not operate. None of these criteria apply to this charity. Any concern regarding the charitable status of an organisation is a matter for the Commission.</p><p>Taxation is a matter for HM Revenue and Customs who do not comment on individual cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T16:44:02.44Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T16:44:02.44Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this