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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 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 what areas they operate drones; and for what use. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL5981 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence operates Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) globally for operational surveillance, precision attack and for training purposes.  Reaper RPAS is the only armed system.  It operates only in Afghanistan, and professional, qualified pilots follow the exact same Rules of Engagement as pilots of other aircraft types.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not used any RPAS, its Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp; Aquaculture Science, Food &amp; Environment Research Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England and Royal Botanic Gardens have used small RPAS to support work on flood defence and coastal erosion, and the monitoring of crops, plants and nature reserves.  All flights were carried out within the UK except for an aerial plant survey in Peru carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not itself operate RPAS and the only police force operationally using a system (albeit very occasionally) is Staffordshire. This system is mostly used for patrol sweeps of car park and camping areas at V Festival, security sweeps for VIP events at the National Arboretum, they have also carried out some missing person, search and rescue, and counter-poaching tasks.</p><p> </p><p>Sussex Police have completed formal training and are now in the process of gathering experience with their own RPAS system – although if an important operational task came up RPAS would be deployed. The formal start date for the trial is in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>Kent Police, as part of the 2 Seas project, have hosted some RPAS trial flights to assess the performance of the system. They are planning to host an event about the project in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Developing Countries: Cancer 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 funding they give to the International Atomic Energy Authority for the prevention and treatment of cancer in low- and middle-income member states. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL6182 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 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK makes annual contributions to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Technical Cooperation Fund. In financial year 2016-2017 the UK contributed just over £3.1 million to the fund. This fund delivers a range of development projects including, but not limited to, those that build human and technical capacity to diagnose and treat cancer, and those that promote and support improved access to quality cancer treatment services for local populations.</p><p>The UK also supports the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) – which provides comprehensive cancer care to low- and middle-income countries worldwide – as one of a wide range of IAEA activities funded through the UK’s annual payments to the IAEA’s Regular Budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-03-29T13:45:56.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-29T13:45:56.857Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton 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 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Global Challenges Research Fund 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 proportion of the Global Challenges Research Fund is spent on (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) population issues, in the developing world. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL5259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) mainly supports projects where the benefits are to multiple countries. In 2016, the latest date for which figures are available, 92.4% of GCRF spend was reported as non-country specific ODA spend with no single benefitting country. Of the remaining 7.6%, the highest spend was assigned to regional projects in Africa and to Tanzania, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, Guatemala and Peru.</p><p>In 2016, 12% of GCRF spend was categorised as “Medical Research”, we do not hold data on subcategories within this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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HL5260 more like this
HL5261 more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:08:16.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:08:16.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
833646
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Global Challenges Research Fund 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 countries receive Official Development Assistance through the Global Challenges Research Fund. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL5260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) mainly supports projects where the benefits are to multiple countries. In 2016, the latest date for which figures are available, 92.4% of GCRF spend was reported as non-country specific ODA spend with no single benefitting country. Of the remaining 7.6%, the highest spend was assigned to regional projects in Africa and to Tanzania, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, Guatemala and Peru.</p><p>In 2016, 12% of GCRF spend was categorised as “Medical Research”, we do not hold data on subcategories within this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5259 more like this
HL5261 more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:08:16.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:08:16.467Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
833647
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star this property date less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Health Services: Developing Countries 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 proportion of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy budget is spent on (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) population issues, in the developing world. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL5261 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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) mainly supports projects where the benefits are to multiple countries. In 2016, the latest date for which figures are available, 92.4% of GCRF spend was reported as non-country specific ODA spend with no single benefitting country. Of the remaining 7.6%, the highest spend was assigned to regional projects in Africa and to Tanzania, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, Guatemala and Peru.</p><p>In 2016, 12% of GCRF spend was categorised as “Medical Research”, we do not hold data on subcategories within this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5259 more like this
HL5260 more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:08:16.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:08:16.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the European Union decision in 2010 to remove trade concessions from Sri Lanka pending the government of that country improving its human rights record has created a precedent for other countries. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL3352 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>In 2010 some trade preferences, known as GSP+, were removed from Sri Lanka by the European Union following investigations and reports which found significant shortcomings in respect of Sri Lanka’s implementation of three human rights conventions. Sri Lanka continues to receive beneficial but less generous trade preferences from the EU under the ‘standard’ GSP scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As was the case for Sri Lanka, any decision for the EU to remove GSP+ preferences from a country is based on the objective criteria and following the process established in the GSP Regulation as agreed by European Member States and the European Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T17:51:12.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T17:51:12.17Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel 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 Livingston of Parkhead on 18 August (HL1576) on British military exports to Israel, whether they will clarify the uses of components for combat aircraft, drones, targeting equipment, military radar, weapon night sights, anti-armour ammunition, sniper rifles and high powered radio frequency weapons systems; and whether those components constitute a particular weapon or system being used for internal repression or external aggression as specified in the Export Control Act 2002. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL3408 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s review of extant export licences for Israel, the results of which were announced on 12 August, found that the vast majority of licences are not for items that could be used by Israeli forces in operations in Gaza. However the review did identify 12 licences for components which could be part of equipment used by Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza. These licences include components for combat aircraft, components for military radars, and components for targeting equipment. The Government will suspend these licences in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of the remaining licences are for components to be incorporated into other equipment for onward supply to third countries, for test or demonstration purposes, or for hunting and sports shooting.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently conducting a further review of licences for Israel. The outcome of the review will be announced in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T16:51:50.687Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T16:51:50.687Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Freedom of Expression 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 plan to take to safeguard the principle of free speech in university campuses in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL4266 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 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill proposes new measures to reduce the risk of terrorism; these measures, if agreed by Parliament, will in turn reduce the threat terrorism poses to freedom of speech in universities and elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>The detailed guidance on the proposed new duty, to have regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, is currently subject to consultation. The Government expects to revise the guidance in the light of the consultation to make clearer universities’ duty to promote freedom of speech.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2015-02-05T13:18:00.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-05T13:18:00.083Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Israel more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change their policy on selling arms to Israel in line with the policy not to sell arms where they might be used for external aggression or internal repression. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL1418 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government announced the outcome of a review of export licensing for Israel on 14 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of the review the Government will now assess all export licence applications for Israel, as for all destinations, against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. Criterion 2 states that the Government “will not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the items might be used for internal repression”; Criterion 4 states that the Government “will not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the intended recipient would use the items aggressively against another country, or to assert by force a territorial claim”.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T15:19:23.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:19:23.223Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham 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 2015-10-05more like thismore than 2015-10-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Arms Trade 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 military hardware and components have been imported into the United Kingdom from Israel in the past 12 months. more like this
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Baroness Tonge remove filter
star this property uin HL2445 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>Firearms, firearms component parts and ammunition are the only items of military equipment subject to import licensing controls.</p><p>In 2014, BIS Import Licensing Branch issued 10 import licences for imports from Israel totalling 240 firearms and 2760 firearms component parts.</p><p>In 2015 (to 30th September), BIS Import Licensing Branch issued 20 import licences for imports from Israel totalling 1858 firearms and 3260 firearms component parts.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T15:40:39.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:40:39.95Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this