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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-23more like thismore than 2016-05-23
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 al-Aqsa Mosque 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 Israel concerning the banning of two Palestinians from accessing Al Aqsa Mosque on the grounds of their having been involved in protests against the entry of Israeli settlers to the site. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL235 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-02more like thismore than 2016-06-02
answer text <p>Whilst we have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities, it is vital that the longstanding status quo of the Temple Mount/Haram al Sharif compound be preserved and we urge the Israeli authorities to comply with their obligations under international law as an occupying power in East Jerusalem.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-02T13:33:03.14Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-02T13:33:03.14Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
625831
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
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 al-Aqsa Mosque 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 have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of a raid on al-Aqsa Mosque on 23 October. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL2850 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
answer text We have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. The UK continues to support preservation of the longstanding status quo at the Haram al Sharif/Temple Mount compound. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-14T16:39:20.94Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-14T16:39:20.94Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
867263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
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 al-Aqsa Mosque 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 have made to the government of Israel regarding reports of incursions by Israeli settlers into Al-Aqsa Mosque, escorted by Israeli police. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL6470 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-04-03more like thismore than 2018-04-03
answer text <p>We have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. We urge the Israeli authorities to comply with their obligations under international law as an occupying power in East Jerusalem.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-04-03T14:05:35.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-03T14:05:35.89Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1654126
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2023-07-18more like thismore than 2023-07-18
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading al Qaeda and Islamic State 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 new counter-terrorist measures are being proposed to deal with the threat from IS and al-Qaeda against the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown more like this
uin HL9458 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-07-26more like thismore than 2023-07-26
answer text <p>On Tuesday 18 July, the Home Office published an updated version of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.</p><p>This strategy identifies the persistent and evolving threat from Islamist terrorist groups overseas, and sets out our response to it working closely with international allies and partners. The document is available at gov.uk</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2023-07-26T13:31:28.047Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-26T13:31:28.047Z
answering member
4888
label Biography information for Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
tabling member
655
label Biography information for Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown more like this
1367672
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-11-09more like thismore than 2021-11-09
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 Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah 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 discussed the death sentence of Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah with the government of Bahrain; and if so, when was the most recent discussion. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
uin HL3908 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-11-23more like thismore than 2021-11-23
answer text <p><br>Ministers and our officials have consistently reiterated the UK's opposition to the use of the death penalty, in all circumstances, with the Bahraini Government.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-11-23T15:25:40.637Zmore like thismore than 2021-11-23T15:25:40.637Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4333
label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1195810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-05-13more like thismore than 2020-05-13
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 more like this
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Zoroastrianism: Census 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 consideration they gave to including Zoroastrianism as a religion in the 2021 census. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
uin HL4386 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
answer text <p>Everyone who wishes to identify as being Jain or Zoroastrian in the 2021 Census will be able to do so, using the write-in option in the religion question, supported online by the new search-as-you-type function. Both the Government and Office for National Statistics recognise the importance of ensuring that everyone who wishes to identify as Jain or Zoroastrian will be able to do so.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord True more like this
grouped question UIN HL4310 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-05-21T10:43:25.16Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T10:43:25.16Z
answering member
4200
label Biography information for Lord True more like this
tabling member
4282
label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
1061347
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Zoos: Safety 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 plans they have to review the safety systems and processes in UK zoos to protect staff, customers and animals. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL13727 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that zoos are safe places to work and visit, and that there are high standards of welfare for all animals.</p><p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities. Defra supports this by providing the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, which sets out minimum standards that zoos are expected to meet, covering welfare and safety.</p><p> </p><p>The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee, a group of independent experts that advises Defra on zoo issues. Zoos must also comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which ensures the safety of staff.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
2533
label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
792918
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Zoos: Licensing 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 their assessment of the adequacy of the provisions of (1) the Zoo Licensing Act 1981, and (2) SI 2002/3080 which implemented EC Directive 1999/22/EC. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
uin HL3442 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
answer text <p>Under zoo licensing legislation zoos are subject to an annual inspection and must comply with the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. These are detailed standards for zoo management, including animal health, welfare and husbandry. The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee (ZEC) which includes leading animal welfare experts.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have tasked the ZEC with considering whether any changes need to be made to the zoo licensing system. The Department will consider the recommendations when they are received in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-11-30T15:08:36.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T15:08:36.937Z
answering member
4161
label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
tabling member
4153
label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1200712
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-06-04more like thismore than 2020-06-04
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Zoos: Coronavirus more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords remove filter
question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future prospects for (1) Chester Zoo, (2) other major zoos and (3) small zoos; and what plans they have to secure the future of zoos and their animals. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Greaves more like this
uin HL5297 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-06-17more like thismore than 2020-06-17
answer text <p>We recognise that zoos are working tirelessly during this challenging time to ensure the health and welfare needs of animal collections in their care continue to be met. We have been engaging regularly with zoos, including Chester Zoo, to gather information and supporting evidence to understand the impacts of coronavirus on the sector.</p><p> </p><p>The £14 million Zoos Support Fund was opened on 4 May to help those zoos, safari parks, aquariums and eligible farm visitor attractions in severe financial distress due to the disruption caused by coronavirus. This Fund remains open for applications until 19 July 2020.</p><p> </p><p>As announced by the Prime Minister on 10 June, outdoor areas of zoos and safari parks are now allowed to reopen, subject to appropriate social distancing measures being in place. Allowing zoos to reopen is an integral step towards supporting an early financial recovery.</p><p> </p><p>Consideration of proposals for any longer-term support that might be needed for the sector is ongoing. With the help and support of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) we are working diligently to find the best way forward.</p>
answering member printed Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-06-17T14:49:56.17Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-17T14:49:56.17Z
answering member
4062
label Biography information for Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park more like this
tabling member
2569
label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
77809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Zoos 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 the implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Harrison more like this
uin HL1106 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
answering member
2202
label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
tabling member
2488
label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this