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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-08more like thismore than 2022-11-08
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 Şebnem Korur Fincancı more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the arrest of the head of the Turkish Doctors Union, Dr Sebnem Korur Fincanci. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
uin HL3275 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2022-11-22more like thismore than 2022-11-22
answer text <p>We have long encouraged Turkey to work towards the full protection of fundamental rights, particularly in the area of freedom of expression and we continue to monitor developments on this case closely. We look to Turkey, as a modern democracy, to undertake any legal processes against its citizens fairly, transparently and with full respect for the rule of law.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-11-22T13:25:41.953Zmore like thismore than 2022-11-22T13:25:41.953Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4301
label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
1307649
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-04-12more like thismore than 2021-04-12
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 Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about the reported arrest and mistreatment of Dr Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL14760 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2021-04-26more like thismore than 2021-04-26
answer text <p>We are aware of reports of the arrest of Mr Gergerlioğlu, MP for the People's Democratic Party (HDP). We have made it clear to Turkey that we expect the government to undertake any legal processes or actions against opposition parties, MPs, party officials and elected mayors, as well as human rights defenders and journalists, fairly, transparently and with full respect for the rule of law. Our Embassy meets regularly with the HDP leadership, as it does with other opposition parties, to discuss their concerns, including the arrest of HDP MPs. We will continue to engage closely with Turkey to encourage the full protection of fundamental rights of all peoples, regardless of their legitimate political affiliations, particularly in the areas of freedom of expression and assembly, press freedom and the treatment of detainees. We expect Turkey to treat detainees in accordance with International standards, including access to lawyers and medical care.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-04-26T11:49:22.877Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-26T11:49:22.877Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
899977
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Álvaro Uribe more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sent, or will send, observers to the criminal proceedings against former Colombian President, and current Colombian Senator, Alvaro Uribe Velez, including proceedings in the Colombian Supreme Court for alleged interference with witnesses; and whether they have offered assistance in investigations. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
uin HL7640 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
answer text <p>Through our advocacy and project work we support efforts by the Government of Colombia to strengthen the protection of vulnerable groups and individuals, including witnesses in judicial cases. On 25 April, Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London were briefed by a non-governmental organisation's supporting of witnesses in this case, about the threats against them and protection measures provided by the Colombian Government National Protection Unit. We currently have no plans to send observers to follow this specific case.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
grouped question UIN HL7639 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-22T11:00:51.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-22T11:00:51.187Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1934
label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
1149727
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading thebigword more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Coussins more like this
uin HL20 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>The Language Services contracts commenced on 31 October 2016, with thebigword appointed as providers of spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation as well as translation and transcription services.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts is four years with up to three one-year extensions available.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts with thebigword is due to expire on 30th October 2020. The first option to extend for one-year has been agreed for translation and transcription services, and has also been approved for spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation services.</p><p> </p><p>The future of the contract, including the possibility of further extensions, is currently being considered.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3829
label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672268
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading thebigword more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Coussins more like this
uin HL4606 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3829
label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672269
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading thebigword more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Coussins more like this
uin HL4607 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3829
label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672273
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
answering body
Ministry of Justice more like this
answering dept id 54 more like this
answering dept short name Justice more like this
answering dept sort name Justice more like this
hansard heading thebigword more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Coussins more like this
uin HL4611 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
answering member
4538
label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
tabling member
3829
label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1441635
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-03-15more like thismore than 2022-03-15
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 flypop: Future Fund more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding FlyPop Ltd has received from the Future Fund; what due diligence they undertook, prior to awarding this funding, to ensure that the company complies with the requirement for the majority of its business to be based in the UK; whether the company has yet applied for the necessary UK AOC Licence; and if so, whether that licence has been granted. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL6989 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2022-03-29more like thismore than 2022-03-29
answer text <p>The Department is unable to provide information relating to loan amounts for individual companies as this information is commercially sensitive for both investors and investee businesses.</p><p>All investee companies were required to certify that they met the UK nationality criteria as part of the process of signing the Convertible Loan Agreement. Businesses provided details of their country of incorporation, UK Company registration number as well as the citizenship of company officers and an ownership structure chart or supporting documentation showing ultimate beneficial owners of the company. These details were checked as part of the eligibility checks carried out. As this particular business was pre-revenue and pre-operational at the time of application, these checks also satisfied the requirement that over half of employees should be UK-based or half of revenues should be from UK sales.</p><p>Licensing is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority. A UK Air Operator Certificate has not been granted to this company to date.<strong><em> </em></strong></p>
answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-03-29T15:27:50.847Zmore like thismore than 2022-03-29T15:27:50.847Z
answering member
4336
label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
438504
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading care.data Advisory Group more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current membership of the care.data Advisory Group. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
uin HL4600 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
answer text <p>The care.data Advisory Group met between March 2014 and October 2015 and has now been disbanded. The group was Chaired by Ciarán Devane, who at the time was a non-executive director of NHS England, and included representatives from the following organisations:</p><br /><p>- Academy of Medical Royal Colleges;</p><p>- Association of Medical Research Charities;</p><p>- Big Brother Watch;</p><p>- British Heart Foundation;</p><p>- British Medical Association;</p><p>- HealthWatch England;</p><p>- Hurley Group;</p><p>- Kings College London;</p><p>- Kings Fund;</p><p>- medConfidential;</p><p>- MIND;</p><p>- National Institute for Health Research;</p><p>- National Voices;</p><p>- Patients4Data;</p><p>- Royal College of General Practitioners;</p><p>- Royal College of Psychiatrists;</p><p>- Clinical Commissioning Groups;</p><p>- UCL Partners; and</p><p>- Wellcome Trust.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-21T17:26:06.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T17:26:06.343Z
answering member
127
label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
tabling member
2024
label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1310026
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-04-19more like thismore than 2021-04-19
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 al-Aqsa Mosque: Coronavirus more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Palestinians were denied entry to the Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadan by Israeli forces on the basis that they had not been (1) tested for COVID-19, or (2) vaccinated against COVID-19; and what assessment they have made of the availability of COVID-19 (a) tests, and (b) vaccines, to Palestinians living in the West Bank. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Sheehan more like this
uin HL15078 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false remove filter
date of answer less than 2021-04-29more like thismore than 2021-04-29
answer text <p>The Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount and Jerusalem hold particular significance for many groups around the globe, especially the three Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. We support the freedom of Muslims to worship at Al Haram Al Sharif. In meetings with the Israeli authorities we regularly raise the need to respect the status quo of the holy sites in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.</p><p>The UK is committed to global equitable access to effective vaccines as demonstrated by our £548 million contribution to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) - the international initiative to support global equitable access to vaccines. We remain in close contact with the Palestinian Authority on their vaccination campaign and ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Cleverly most recently discussed this issue with the Palestinian Health Minister on 23 March 2021. We also continue to raise the importance of timely and appropriate access to COVID-19 vaccines with the Israeli Authorities, including through our Embassy in Tel Aviv.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-04-29T09:35:37.693Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-29T09:35:37.693Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4548
label Biography information for Baroness Sheehan more like this