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1545121
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-23more like thismore than 2022-11-23
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading South Africa: Development Aid more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they are holding with (1) churches, and (2) non-governmental organisations, in South Africa in relation to any UK sponsored work to tackle rural poverty in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Earl of Sandwich more like this
uin HL3722 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>President Ramaphosa's recent State Visit to the UK on 22-23 November highlighted the wide range of work the UK undertakes with South Africa's government to support sustainable economic growth, across both rural and urban communities. As part of the State Visit, we launched new Economic, Infrastructure, and Education and Skills Partnerships, to work with the government and other stakeholders to support South Africa's economic growth agenda. In taking forward all our work, we engage with a range of stakeholders including NGOs and religious leaders.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T11:57:49.733Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T11:57:49.733Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
2109
label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1545122
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-23more like thismore than 2022-11-23
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading South Africa: Land more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they have supported any land redistribution projects in South Africa since the 1994 general election in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Earl of Sandwich more like this
uin HL3723 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>A broad process of land reform has been in progress in South African since Apartheid ended in 1994, and parliamentary processes are ongoing. We have no record of UK Government supporting the implementation of land redistribution projects in South Africa.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T11:57:11.43Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T11:57:11.43Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
2109
label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1545123
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-23more like thismore than 2022-11-23
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading South Africa: Development Aid more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to support new projects to address poverty in South Africa. more like this
tabling member printed
The Earl of Sandwich more like this
uin HL3724 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>The UK and South Africa agreed new partnerships to support economic growth, education and skills and health system strengthening during President Ramaphosa's State Visit on 22-23 November. These partnerships, as well as ongoing co-operation e.g. through the Just Energy Transition Partnership, cover a range of collaborative activities, including programmes that will help South Africa reduce poverty.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T11:57:30.493Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T11:57:30.493Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
2109
label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1545497
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Sexual Offences more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports on the use of rape and sexual violence against protesters in Iran; and what representations they have made to the government of Iran on this issue. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL3737 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>Mahsa Amini's death is a shocking reminder of the repression faced by women in Iran. On 14 November the UK sanctioned 24 leading political and security officials in Iran for their role in the brutal crackdown on protests, which included unacceptable violations of the rights of women and girls. This followed our earlier sanctions against the Morality Police and other leading security figures. The UK continues to urge Iran to improve its human rights record, including on women and girls, at all appropriate opportunities. The UK is also working with international partners to ensure Iran is held to account. On 24 November, the UK voted in support of the UN Human Rights Council's resolution to establish an investigation into human rights violations by the regime during the protests. We are also working with partners to ensure Iran is removed from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
grouped question UIN
HL3738 more like this
HL3739 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:25:32.77Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:25:32.77Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1545498
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Human Rights more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking at the United Nations to prevent any human rights violations by the government of Iran in that country, and to support the upholding of the rights of women. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL3738 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>Mahsa Amini's death is a shocking reminder of the repression faced by women in Iran. On 14 November the UK sanctioned 24 leading political and security officials in Iran for their role in the brutal crackdown on protests, which included unacceptable violations of the rights of women and girls. This followed our earlier sanctions against the Morality Police and other leading security figures. The UK continues to urge Iran to improve its human rights record, including on women and girls, at all appropriate opportunities. The UK is also working with international partners to ensure Iran is held to account. On 24 November, the UK voted in support of the UN Human Rights Council's resolution to establish an investigation into human rights violations by the regime during the protests. We are also working with partners to ensure Iran is removed from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
grouped question UIN
HL3737 more like this
HL3739 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:25:32.817Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:25:32.817Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1545499
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Gender Based Violence more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rights of women and girls in Iran, and specially of the issue of violence against women and girls in that country; and what steps they are taking in connection with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) to highlight and address any challenges they have identified. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL3739 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>Mahsa Amini's death is a shocking reminder of the repression faced by women in Iran. On 14 November the UK sanctioned 24 leading political and security officials in Iran for their role in the brutal crackdown on protests, which included unacceptable violations of the rights of women and girls. This followed our earlier sanctions against the Morality Police and other leading security figures. The UK continues to urge Iran to improve its human rights record, including on women and girls, at all appropriate opportunities. The UK is also working with international partners to ensure Iran is held to account. On 24 November, the UK voted in support of the UN Human Rights Council's resolution to establish an investigation into human rights violations by the regime during the protests. We are also working with partners to ensure Iran is removed from the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
grouped question UIN
HL3737 more like this
HL3738 more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:25:32.847Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:25:32.847Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1545500
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Women's Rights more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing to women and girls in Iran, or organisations working with them; how many beneficiaries are benefiting from these projects; and what further assistance they are considering to address the position of rights of women and girls in Iran. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL3740 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>Mahsa Amini's death is a shocking reminder of the repression faced by women in Iran. The UK is working with international partners to urge Iran to improve its human rights record, including on women and girls, at all appropriate opportunities. We work closely with several international bodies, including the UN, that operate humanitarian programmes within Iran.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:24:58.777Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:24:58.777Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1545501
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept id 208 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: UN Commission on the Status of Women more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, given current events in Iran and the actions being taken against women and girls in that country, what assessment they have made of Iran's membership of the UN Commission on the Status of Women; and whether they are taking steps to remove Iran from membership of that Commission. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL3741 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>Through its actions, words and repression of women's rights, Iran has proven it is not fit to sit on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The UK fully support the United States' proposal to seek Iran's removal from the CSW, and will do what we can, together with our partners, in support of this. On 24 November, the UK supported a successful Human Rights Council resolution to establish a UN investigation into the regime's appalling human rights violations during the protests.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:24:13.437Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:24:13.437Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1545503
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Energy: Storage more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the planning barriers to the installation of significantly scaled battery storage units in England; and what plans they have to boost their rollout. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL3743 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>It is for local authorities to determine planning applications for battery storage installations where development comes forward, taking into account the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as a material consideration which is clear that the planning system should support our transition to a low carbon future. As set out in the Net Zero Strategy, and as part of our programme of changes to the planning system, we will review the NPPF to ensure it contributes to climate change mitigation and adaptation as fully as possible.</p><p>The Government's British Energy Security Strategy reflects the importance of flexibility for our energy security.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:28:38.583Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:28:38.583Z
answering member
4553
label Biography information for Baroness Scott of Bybrook more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1545505
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-24more like thismore than 2022-11-24
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Global Navigation Satellite Systems more like this
house id 2 remove filter
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the preparation of a Resilient Position Navigation and Timing Strategy; and how it addresses the UK replacement of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) system. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL3745 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-08more like thismore than 2022-12-08
answer text <p>BEIS has created a Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) team to strengthen cross-Government PNT resilience, in line with the 2021 Integrated Review commitment to strengthen the resilience of the PNT services on which the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure and economy depend.</p><p>The team will take forward the PNT agenda initially as a ‘concept demonstrator’ project to develop a cross-government position on national PNT resilience through a better understanding of national needs, risks, and mitigations. This includes consideration of European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) type services. The team is building on the work already undertaken within Government on PNT.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-08T17:15:02.557Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-08T17:15:02.557Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this