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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Philippines: Prosperity 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 how much has been spent or invested by the UK Prosperity Fund in the Philippines in the (1) current, and (2) previous two years; and what impact this has had on increasing employment, establishing minimum wages and conditions, and reducing the need for the emigration of workers. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9977 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 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Prosperity Fund (PF) has spent the following in the Philippines over the last three years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£507,452</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£58,099</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19 (estimated up to Aug 2018)</p></td><td><p>£83,653</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong><p><p></strong></p><p>Project activity has covered a number of areas including health, urban development and disaster protection, and includes preparatory work for larger programmes shortly to be approved. It is too early to fully assess impact.</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 2018-09-18T13:30:32.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T13:30:32.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967484
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Turkey: Human Rights 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 assessment they have made of progress made by the Council of Europe’s project on improving the effectiveness of investigation of allegations of ill-treatment and combatting impunity in Turkey. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9976 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 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The project was launched in January this year and will run until mid-2019. While the UK is thoroughly supportive of the project it is too early to gauge progress. We will continue to monitor the activities of the project, which include workshops, training and mentoring, and to encourage the implementers to meet their objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T15:09:39.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T15:09:39.137Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Convictions 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 information, if any, they have received from North Africa, the Middle East and Europe about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons; and if none, whether they will call for better intelligence sharing about such crimes. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9975 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 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>There is no information held about successful prosecutions for offences connected with trafficking in persons in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe.</p><p>However, the UK shares relevant information on organised immigration crime (OIC) with partners in source, transit and destination countries for illegal migration. This takes place both on a bilateral basis and through the European Migrant Smuggling Centre within Europol.</p><p>Through the multi-agency Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, the government is improving the intelligence picture around OIC, modern slavery and human trafficking, undermining the criminal business model and building the capacity of upstream law enforcement partners to tackle the threat.</p><p>The police transformation program includes an analytical team, the Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre (JSTAC) which is building and developing the strategic intelligence picture by improving data collection and focused analysis of the information gathered. To aid in international dissemination of information, a seconded national expert to Europol to coordinate activity between UK law enforcement and European counterparts during cross-border investigations has been implemented.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T10:57:19.16Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967482
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Libya: Immigrants 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 international action they are participating in to prevent exploitations, abuse and maltreatment of migrants and refugees in Libya (1) in detention camps, and (2) in the local economy. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9974 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of international efforts to support Libya’s political stability and reform. As part of the Department for International Development’s £75 million migration programme working along the Central Mediterranean route, up to £5 million will be allocated to humanitarian assistance and protection for migrants and refugees in Libya. Alongside this, we continue to help fund the European Union Trust Fund, which works in a number of countries, including Libya, where it focuses on improving conditions for migrants in detention centres. Alongside this the UK has also committed to increase efforts to tackle smuggling and trafficking by building the capacity of Libyan law enforcement agencies, and taking steps to hold those responsible to account. In June 2018, the UK co-designated UN sanctions against six Libyan and Eritrean traffickers along with France, US, Germany and the Netherlands.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:38:52.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:38:52.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967480
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum 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 how many (1) unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, and (2) refugees of all ages, with close family members in the UK have so far been identified by UK immigration liaison officers sent to France, Italy and Greece; and how many have reached the UK as a result. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9973 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The role of the UK liaison officers is to facilitate good working co-operation between EU Member States, including Italy, France and Greece, on asylum and immigration matters with the UK. Liaison officers are not involved in identifying children under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016, as it is a matter for our partner states to refer children who meet the criteria and where it is in their best interests to transfer to the UK. Liaison officers are not involved in the identification of applicants with qualifying family members either as this is also a matter for the competent national authorities of Dublin states.</p><p>On 30 November, the Government published data on the numbers of children transferred to the UK from the Calais camp clearance under both the Dublin III Regulation and section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016. The data can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transfers-of-children-to-the-uk-from-the-calais-operation-november-2017</p><p>On 22 February 2018, the Home Office published data on the number of transfers into the UK from other Dublin states. The relevant statistics can be found at as_22_q, asylum volume 5 at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables. 2018 Dublin data will be published in February 2019.</p><p>We remain fully committed to delivering our commitment to transfer the specified number of 480 children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and are working very closely with participating States, to deliver the scheme in line with their national laws. Over 220 children are already in the UK and transfers are ongoing. We will not provide a running commentary on numbers and will publish the details once all children are in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name as_22-q - Asylum Vol 5.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - as_22-q Asylum Vol 5 more like this
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star this property file name Table - Transfers of Children to UK from the Calais Op Nov 2017.xlsx more like this
star this property title Table - Transfers of Children to the UK-Calais op[ more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T13:39:17.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T13:39:17.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
967479
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Gaza 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 are making to the government of Israel (1) for the release of the vessels Al-Awda and Freedom, which were seized in July and August, (2) for the release into Gaza of the medical supplies carried on the vessels, and (3) for the return of the personal belongings of the individuals on the vessels who have been released. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL9972 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>Whilst we have not made specific representations to the Israeli authorities about the release of the vessels, Al-Awda and Freedom, officials in London and at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv discussed the flotilla with the Israeli authorities. The Deputy Head of Mission raised the issue of personal belongings with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories informed Embassy officials that supplies carried on the vessels were delivered into the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing. We continue to call on the Israeli Government to ease restrictions on Gaza and for Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt to work together to ensure a durable solution for Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:38:00.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:38:00.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
533026
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Gibraltar: Spain 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 whether they plan to discuss with the government of Turkey the opening of safe routes across the frontier of Syria to allow relief supplies to reach displaced people in and near Afrin. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL990 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK plays a key role in opening up humanitarian access in Syria. Over 300 convoys of cross-border aid have been delivered because of the UK co-sponsored UN Security Council Resolutions 2165, 2191 and 2258, which enable aid to be delivered to those in need in Syria without the consent of the regime. British officials regularly raise issues relating to the management of the border with Syria in their discussions with the Turkish authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T14:13:42.867Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T14:13:42.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
533024
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Ascension Island: Airports 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 are making to the government of Turkey about the impact on the civilian population of current military operations in Lice and adjoining neighbourhoods in southeast Turkey; and whether they plan to propose a fact-finding visit to the region by the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent to investigate reports of widespread displacement of people from their homes. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL989 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Turkish Government have said that over 300,000 people have fled their homes in the region. Our thoughts are with the victims of the PKK terrorist attacks, and the civilians who have been caught up in the violence. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), and the Minister for Europe, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Aylesbury (Mr Lidington), and our Ambassador to Turkey, have discussed with the Turkish government the importance of respecting human rights and avoiding civilian casualties in the fight against terrorism. We believe the first responsibility for investigating any alleged violations falls to Turkey; and that the PKK needs to cease violence in order to create the conditions for political resolution of the difficulties in the south east.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T14:36:02.733Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T14:36:02.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
533023
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: British Overseas Territories 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 actions they are taking to prevent human trafficking within the UK and to prosecute those responsible. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL988 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 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which gives law enforcement agencies the tools to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking and a maximum life sentence for perpetrators. The Government is working closely with law enforcement to ensure that these provisions in the Act are used to full effect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T13:31:36.017Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T13:31:36.017Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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753295
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office 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 Her Majesty's Government which family tracing services they are using to assist UK residents to find their missing relatives and dependants. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Requests for assistance with family tracing from UK residents are directed to the British Red Cross which provides a family tracing service to restore family links between family members separated as a result of war and conflict, natural or man-made disasters, or migration. All asylum seekers are also notified of this service when they claim asylum. In addition, when it is deemed to be in a child’s best interests, the UK government endeavours to trace the families of unaccompanied asylum seeking children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T14:14:54.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T14:14:54.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this