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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Armed Conflict: Children 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, if his Department will assess the merits of the conclusions and recommendations of the report entitled, No Choice: It takes a world to end the use of child soldiers, published by World Vision International in February 2019; and what steps his Department is taking to protect children at risk of recruitment by armed forces and his groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 221786 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>​The UK government actively engages with civil society organisations, recognising that collaborative engagement can strengthen the protection of children in armed conflict. On 12 February 2019, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon met four youth participants from World Vision UK's newly launched campaign entitled '<em>It takes a World...To End Violence Against Children'</em>, to discuss their views and recommendations for government action regarding the use of children in armed forces and groups. The UK government recognises the importance of amplifying young people's voices and the powerful impact this can have in raising the profile of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) Agenda. The UK government therefore continues to engage with World Vision on this agenda. An invitation has been extended to World Vision to present at the newly established cross-government Working Group on CAAC.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is an active member of the United Nations Working Group on CAAC, which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflict listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release any child soldiers associated with armed groups and forces and to prevent re-recruitment. The UK is the largest single financial contributor to the office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for CAAC, contributing £800,000 in the last five years. We have shown our support for the SRSG's recently launched Global Coalition for Reintegration (GCR) by joining the 'Friends of Reintegration' group, a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes and prevention of re-recruitment for children formerly associated with armed groups. The UK has confirmed it will be increasing its funding to the office of the SRSG for CAAC to £450,000 for the FY19/20 to continue assisting the SRSG with her current mandate and will be giving an additional £50,000 to fund extended activities pertaining to the GCR.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-20T16:39:47.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4608
unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1058703
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Electrification 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 Transport, how many (a) geographic and (b) track miles of train tracks have been electrified in each year since 1997. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 219526 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the table below, covering England and Wales:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar year in which electrification infrastructure completed and testing completed to make ready for passenger use (Note 1)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Approximate total route miles in the year (Note 2)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Secretary of State for Transport</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>Alistair Darling</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>Sir Patrick McLoughlin</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>Sir Patrick McLoughlin</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>Chris Grayling</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>Chris Grayling</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>49</p></td><td><p>Chris Grayling</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>258</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p><em>Note 1</em> – this date is not necessarily the date when the infrastructure is first used in timetabled passenger service.</p><p> </p><p><em>Note 2</em> – the route mileage figures are approximate. The figures are for the ‘traditional’ / existing railway only, so exclude the 67 miles of HS1 completed before 2010.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T17:45:20.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T17:45:20.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4608
unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1058907
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Armed Conflict: Children 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 Office, what assessment his Department has made on the effectiveness of steps by the international community to reintegrate and rehabilitate children previously recruited by armed forces and groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 219530 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers and to protecting all children affected by armed conflict.</p><p>To mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (Red Hand Day), the UK took part in an UN Security Council (UNSC) Arria meeting on protecting children in shrinking humanitarian spaces. The UK called for better integration of the Children and Armed Conflict portfolio into UNSC country specific discussions and for all states to sign up to the key international commitments traversing this CAAC portfolio: the Paris Principles, the Vancouver Principles and the Safe Schools Declaration. The UK also highlighted the importance of mainstreaming child protection in peacekeeping missions and the need to consider whether denial of humanitarian access should be a violation which triggers a listing in the Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC. Sharing experiences on UK engagement on the CAAC agenda with other states serves to open up the humanitarian space and understand how collaborative engagement can strengthen the protection of children in armed conflict. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon also met youth participants in the newly launched World Vision campaign '<em>It takes a World…to end violence against children</em>' to discuss their views and recommendations for the UK government regarding children in armed forces and groups, including how the UK can galvanise the international community to better support this agenda.</p><p>The UK can see a strong case in principle for re-galvanising our approach to reintegration and remains committed to supporting the valuable work of the SRSG's office in this respect. The UK has shown its support for the SRSG's recently launched Global Coalition for Reintegration (GCR) by joining the 'Friends of Reintegration' group, a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed groups and sharing best practice and lesson learnt with key member states. The GCR is working to provide more reliable funding to ensure higher quality, longer-term reintegration programming and prevention of re-recruitment for all children formerly recruited and used by armed groups and forces. The UK has confirmed that it will be increasing its funding to the office of the SRSG for CAAC to £450,000 for FY19/20 to continue assisting the SRSG with her current mandate and will be giving an additional £50,000 to fund extended activities pertaining to the GCR.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:40:02.69Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4608
unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this