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1688713
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Taiwan Strait: Air Routes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the changes by China to the M503, W122 and W123 air traffic routes in the Taiwan Strait; and what plans they have to raise this in the International Civil Aviation Organization. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2319 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK has regular discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding the importance of communication and coordination in the protection of air safety, especially when it comes to changes to airspace such as this.</p><p>We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and have underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in previous G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' and Leaders' communiques.</p><p>The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-22T17:33:16.603Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:33:16.603Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1688738
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Business: Human Rights more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that there is legal liability to provide effective remedies for all forms of human rights violations committed abroad by corporations domiciled in the United Kingdom. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
uin HL2344 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
answer text <p>The UK Government has consistently supported the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and supports voluntary human rights due diligence approaches by UK businesses to respect human rights across their operations. In line with the Principles, the UK has a range of judicial and state-based, non-judicial mechanisms that help to support access to remedy for human rights abuses by UK business enterprises both in the UK and overseas. For example, the UK operates a National Contact Point to run a non-judicial grievance mechanism to assess alleged non-compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, offering a platform for mediation and conciliation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-26T17:28:27.187Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:28:27.187Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4130
label Biography information for Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick more like this
1688739
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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 Taiwan Strait: Air Routes more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China concerning its decision to change the M503, W122 and W123 flight routes near the Taiwan Strait meridian line. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Rogan more like this
uin HL2345 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The UK has regular discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding the importance of communication and coordination in the protection of air safety, especially when it comes to changes to airspace such as this.</p><p>We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and have underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in previous G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' and Leaders' communiques.</p><p>The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-22T17:31:36.117Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:31:36.117Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2478
label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1688297
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
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 Taiwan Strait: Air Routes more like this
house id 2 more like this
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 impact on aviation safety and regional stability of the decision on 30 January of the Civil Aviation Administration of China to adjust the M503, W122 and W123 flight routes near the Taiwan Strait median line. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL2267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The UK has regular discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regarding the importance of communication and coordination in the protection of air safety, especially when it comes to changes to airspace such as this.</p><p>We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and have underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in previous G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' and Leaders' communiques.</p><p>The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-21T15:46:49.913Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T15:46:49.913Z
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
1688298
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
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 Hamas: UNRWA more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government when they first received any information or intelligence of allegations that staff of UNRWA were aiding and abetting Hamas. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2268 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, called myself on 26 January to report that Israel had brought allegations against 10-12 UNRWA employees who Israel claims had taken part in Hamas' 7 October attack, and to outline the actions that UNRWA had taken.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-23T13:14:59.94Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T13:14:59.94Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1688299
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-07more like thismore than 2024-02-07
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 Gaza: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with other countries which have suspended funding to UNRWA to create a new independent funding agency to deliver aid to Gaza. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL2269 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>We are appalled by allegations that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff were involved in the 7 October attack against Israel, a heinous act of terrorism that the UK Government has repeatedly condemned.</p><p>The pause will remain in place until we review the allegations, and we are looking to our partners in the UN to carry out a robust and comprehensive investigation.</p><p>Any future funding decisions will be taken after this point.</p><p>We are getting on with aid delivery and the UK is providing £60 million in humanitarian assistance to support partners including the British Red Cross, UNICEF, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERCS) to respond to critical food, fuel, water, health, shelter and security needs in Gaza.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-21T15:46:00.05Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T15:46:00.05Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1687657
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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 Nepal: Castes more like this
house id 2 more like this
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 impact of caste-based discrimination in Nepal; what part of the Overseas Development Assistance is being used to support Dalit women across South Asia and specifically in Nepal; and what resources they have made available for grassroots organisations supporting Dalit women’s rights. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL2179 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>Gender inequality and social exclusion are significant challenges in Nepal. Whilst Nepal has a progressive constitution and many progressive laws and policies, implementation issues remain. The rights of women and girls is one of FCDO's core goals in Nepal. We fund grassroot organisations which work with the most vulnerable including Dalit communities and regularly engage with Dalit organisations to inform our existing and future programming. The UK is invested in shifting negative norms in society and institutions, improving processes and strengthening systems. Full information on our programmes can be found on DevTracker.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-20T15:15:24.127Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:15:24.127Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687658
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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 Human Rights more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the White Paper on International Development published on 20 November 2023 (CP 975), when they expect to publish the FCDO Strategy on Open Societies and Human Rights; and what they anticipate the impact of the Strategy will be on (1) developing protection mechanisms, respite schemes and rapid response support for human rights defenders, and (2) supporting local networks that emphasise the protection of such defenders. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL2180 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>The FCDO acknowledges the commitment made in the International Development White Paper to publish an Open Societies and Human Rights Strategy. The Strategy is in draft, and it will be published in due course. In line with commitments made in the International Development White Paper, the Strategy will signal our intent to provide additional support to human rights defenders. This is in line with the recent announcement that the UK will provide £1 million in funding over the next two years to the Lifeline Embattled Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Assistance Fund to provide much needed support to civic actors facing reprisals for their important work.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-20T15:16:10.48Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:16:10.48Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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 Pakistan: Thalassaemia more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan on ensuring the availability of thalassaemia treatment and awareness; and what allocations of the Official Development Aid is being put towards this. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
uin HL2181 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answer text <p>The UK uses Official Development Assistance (ODA) to support Pakistan in realising its ambition of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and ending preventable deaths of mothers, babies and children. We take a systems approach to this, providing technical assistance to strengthen decision making on health policy and financing. We also build the evidence base on effective sub-system interventions for UHC. No specific investments are made in Thalassaemia treatment or awareness raising in Pakistan. However, our support will strengthen core components of Pakistan's health system and increase coverage and service offers that should be of benefit to those with Thalassaemia.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-20T15:13:50.93Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:13:50.93Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4719
label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687681
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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 Elizabeth Tsurkov more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask His Majesty's Government whether there has been any discussion with the government of Iraq concerning the case of the academic Elizabeth Tsurkov, currently being held hostage by Kata'ib Hezbollah. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord McInnes of Kilwinning more like this
uin HL2203 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-21more like thismore than 2024-02-21
answer text <p>The UK is concerned over the kidnapping of Israeli-Russian dual national Elizabeth Tsurkov. The Government of Iraq opened an investigation into her kidnapping last year, and we await the findings. Those suspected of criminal responsibility should be brought to justice in fair trials. His Majesty's Government has not had any discussion with the Government of Iraq regarding the kidnapping.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-21T12:20:39.97Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-21T12:20:39.97Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4576
label Biography information for Lord McInnes of Kilwinning more like this