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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare State 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 plans they have to create a new "safety net" to prevent people from becoming destitute; and what consideration they have given to re-establishing a national assistance board to assist in this endeavour. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL16985 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to providing a strong safety-net for those who need it. We continue to spend over £95 billion a year on working age welfare benefits. We have a well-established system of hardship payments, benefit advances and budgeting loans for those who need extra support, and Jobcentre managers work closely with external partners to help vulnerable claimants. Our local government finance settlement means that over this year and next, councils will get over £10 billion in direct grants from central government to continue to offer a range of vital services to their local communities. We have no plans to re-establish a national assistance board.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:04:19.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:04:19.59Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
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1140015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Poverty 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 plans they have (1) to review their policies to address poverty, and (2) to ensure sufficient services for and assistance to those at risk of destitution. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL17250 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a sustainable solution to poverty in all its forms, by building a strong economy and a benefit system that supports employment and higher pay. We have acted to increase the incomes of the poorest in society, for example, by increasing the National Living Wage and announcing a £4.5 billion cash boost to Universal Credit in the last Budget. We are also working with the Social Metrics Commission, and other experts in the field, to develop new experimental statistics which will help us to find new and better ways to analyse poverty in this country. These will be published in 2020 and, in the long-run, could help us target support more effectively.</p><p> </p><p>Through our Jobcentre network, we are taking wider action to support vulnerable claimants. Work coaches are upskilled to recognise and help claimants with a wide range of complex employment barriers and work with external partners to offer individualised, specialist support to help people to turn their lives around.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:46:36.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:46:36.207Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
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1140019
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Poverty 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 steps they are taking to reduce the number of people who need to use food banks. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL17254 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a sustainable solution to poverty in all its forms, by building a strong economy and a benefit system that supports employment and higher pay. Households where all adults are in work are around 6 times less likely to be in relative poverty than adults in a household where nobody works. Compared to 2010, there are 3.7 million more people in work and around 1 million fewer workless households.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with food insecurity experts, the Office for National Statistics and the Scottish Government to introduce a new set of food security questions in the Family Resources Survey starting from April 2019. This means that we will, in future, be able to monitor the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity across the UK and for specific groups, to better understand the drivers of food insecurity and identify which groups are most at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:37:04.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:37:04.85Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
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1132630
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Philippines: Press Freedom 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 whether they intend to make representations to the government of the Philippines on (1) establishing an independent investigation into the killing of Adam Moraleta in Quezon City, on 6 June, and (2) the number of journalists who have been killed in that country since 1986; and what assessment they have made of the number of journalists killed in that country. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL16408 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>We have not made representations on the case of the death of Adam Moraleta due to the ongoing investigation by the Philippines authorities.</p><p>Accurate historical figures for the number of journalists killed in the Philippines are difficult to ascertain. Estimates from NGOs vary between 82 killings since 1992 and 185 killings since 1986.</p><p>In recognition of the threat journalists face globally, the Foreign Secretary launched a Global Media Freedom campaign to shine a spotlight on the issue and raise the cost to those who target journalists.</p><p>The UK remains concerned about reports of human rights abuses in the Philippines, including the treatment of journalists and land rights campaigners. The Rt Hon Mark Field MP raised these concerns with Philippines Ministers, including the then Minister for Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano, during his visit to Manila in August 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:47:01.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:47:01.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1132631
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Developing Countries: Prostitution 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 plans they have to share best practice on reducing sex tourism in developing countries, and in addressing corruption linked to sex work and slavery. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL16409 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​The illicit sex trade is closely linked to modern slavery, and the fight against modern slavery is one of the foreign policy priorities of this government. The UK is in the forefront of the international efforts to combat modern slavery, including sexual exploitation, and this government has committed over £200 million of UK Aid to this end. We work in partnership with host governments, where appropriate, to help them strengthen their domestic legislation, to build capacity in their law enforcement authorities, and to raise awareness among vulnerable communities.</p><p>We take the question of illegal sex tourism by UK nationals overseas very seriously, and Section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 also allows for the prosecution of UK nationals/residents who sexually abuse or exploit children, wherever in the world they commit these acts. Combatting criminal offending and safeguarding of victims is almost always best achieved through local intervention and local support mechanisms. However, where there is a safeguarding issue or an ongoing risk to children, proceedings can be brought in England and Wales against the individual, regardless of whether the local authorities have sought to bring such action.</p><p>Our network of tri-departmental Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office and the Department For International Development Serious and Organised Crime Regional Coordinators, and National Crime Agency officers posted overseas, work closely with their host governments in the fight against all forms of organised crime, including child sexual exploitation and abuse (CSEA). The network's aim is to fuse and enhance the response to transnational serious and organised crime. The Government is also enhancing its understanding of the nature and impact of international illicit finance (including corruption), demonstrating the UK's global leadership in tackling it. We will engage with partner governments to build both the political will and the capability to tackle this threat. In addition, as part of the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2022, we are taking forward a wide range of programmes and initiatives to tackle corruption internationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:41:33.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:41:33.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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1170172
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star this property date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Empty Property 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 Ministry of Defence dwellings are currently lying empty in each of (1) England, (2) Scotland, and (3) Wales; and what plans they have, if any, to modernise and re-let those dwellings. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
star this property answer text <p>As of 27 January 2020 the Ministry of Defence (MOD) currently has 8951 Service Family Accommodation (SFA) properties vacant in England (20%), 850 properties in Scotland (27%) and 274 properties in Wales (25%). These figures represent a snapshot in time as the occupancy rate varies on a daily basis as Service families move in and out. The Department is focused on reducing the number of empty properties in the UK from the current level of 20% overall to a 10% management margin by Autumn 2021. This is being achieved by handing back vacant properties in England and Wales to Annington Homes; widening eligibility to cohabiting couples and Service leavers; and accelerating the letting of temporarily empty properties to screened members of the public at prevailing market rates.</p><p>SFA are modernised as required to maintain them at a Decent Homes Standard (DHS). 97% of all SFA meet DHS as a minimum, and are, therefore, available for allocation to Service families. In the last financial year this resulted in approximately 3,800 homes receiving upgrades, including new kitchens and bathrooms.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2020-01-27T16:31:21.22Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T16:31:21.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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2018
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1270987
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star this property date less than 2020-12-14more like thismore than 2020-12-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Trident 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 criteria they use to assess the effectiveness of the UK's nuclear deterrent; and what assessment, if any, they have made of its efficacy in preventing the government of China from breaching the terms of Joint Sino-British declaration. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL11415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-12-21more like thismore than 2020-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The fact there has been no major conflict between Nuclear Weapons States, and that the United Kingdom has never needed to launch armed nuclear weapons, demonstrates the effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent.</p><p>The nuclear deterrent exists to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, which cannot be deterred by other means. It is not intended to deter or respond to all possible threats or situations.</p><p>For details on the Government's actions in response to the situation in Hong Kong, I refer the noble Lord to the reply given by the Minister of State, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, to Lord Alton of Liverpool in response to Question HL10654.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2020-12-21T11:00:24.87Zmore like thismore than 2020-12-21T11:00:24.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property file name HL10654 - Hong Kong - China.docx more like this
star this property title HL10654 - Hong Kong; China more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2021-03-22more like thismore than 2021-03-22
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Indo-Pacific Region: Navy 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 plans they have, if any, to establish a permanent naval force in the (1) Indian, and (2) Pacific, oceans; if so, where they intend to establish dockyards to conduct repairs for those forces; and whether such forces would be protected by permanent air defences. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL14443 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2021-04-01more like thismore than 2021-04-01
star this property answer text <p>In support of the strategic tilt toward the Indo-Pacific announced by Her Majesty’s Government in the Integrated Review (CP 403) on 16 March 2021, the Ministry of Defence plans to establish a persistent maritime presence in the Indo-Pacific region. On 22 March 2021, the Secretary of State for Defence outlined a plan to Parliament (CP 411) to deliver this through Offshore Patrol Vessels from 2021, a Littoral Response Group from 2023 and a permanently assigned Frigate by the end of the decade. These forces will intentionally operate asymmetrically, without a nominated base. They will use existing UK, allied and partner facilities around the region enabled by our existing global support agreements. Consequently, no permanent air defences are required.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2021-04-01T14:52:42.57Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-01T14:52:42.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2021-03-24more like thismore than 2021-03-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence 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, further to (1) the government of Russia’s seizure of Crimea, and (2) the government of Azerbaijan’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh, what plans they have to review their policies for (a) nuclear, and (b) other deterrence. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL14575 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 2021-03-31more like thismore than 2021-03-31
star this property answer text <p>The international order is more fragmented, characterised by intensifying competition between states over interests, norms and values.</p><p> </p><p>The UK's defence and deterrence policy is kept constantly under review to ensure that it reflects the current security environment. NATO remains the foundation of collective security in the Euro-Atlantic area, where our commitment to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty remains our most powerful deterrent. To respond to emerging security challenges, including sub-threshold activity, Her Majesty's Government applies modern deterrence: the application of all appropriate tools to deter actual or potential adversaries from attempting harm against the UK or our partners.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to use the full spectrum of our capabilities to deter adversaries and to deny them opportunities to attack us or our allies. The UK's nuclear deterrent exists to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2021-03-31T14:28:58.83Zmore like thismore than 2021-03-31T14:28:58.83Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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2018
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1400572
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star this property date less than 2022-01-06more like thismore than 2022-01-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Cyprus 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 whether any refugees are present on the territory of the British sovereign bases in Cyprus; if so, how many; and what plans they have for the resettlement of any such persons. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL5177 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-01-20more like thismore than 2022-01-20
star this property answer text <p>The Sovereign Base Areas Administration informs me that there are no refugees recognised by the Administration present in the territory of the Sovereign Base Areas.</p><p> </p><p>It is possible that refugees, recognised by the Republic of Cyprus, could be present within the jurisdiction of the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus, because there are no immigration controls between the Republic of Cyprus and the Sovereign Base Areas, and persons afforded refugee status by the Republic of Cyprus may move freely throughout the island.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2022-01-20T15:09:22.817Zmore like thismore than 2022-01-20T15:09:22.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
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