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1651504
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star this property date less than 2023-07-10more like thismore than 2023-07-10
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Diplomatic Relations 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 His Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the recent restoration of diplomatic relations between several Middle Eastern states. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL9217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-07-24more like thismore than 2023-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran if it leads to a de-escalation of tension. The onus is on Iran to honour its commitments. We also welcome the Abraham Accords as a historic milestone bringing us closer to the goal of shared prosperity and peace throughout the region. The UK is working with regional partners to ensure the Abraham Accords are an enduring success, and we continue to encourage other countries who have not yet normalised their relations with Israel to do so. We continue to support efforts to ensure normalisation also delivers benefits for the Palestinians.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-24T15:34:06.44Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-24T15:34:06.44Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1651505
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2023-07-10more like thismore than 2023-07-10
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kosovo: Politics and Government 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 His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) recent moves by the EU to seek to resolve tensions in northern Kosovo, and (2) the response by the Prime Minister of Kosovo to those efforts. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL9218 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 2023-07-24more like thismore than 2023-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We are working actively with partners to de-escalate tensions in northern Kosovo, and to encourage a return to the EU-facilitated Dialogue aimed at securing a conclusive and sustainable normalisation agreement between Serbia and Kosovo. The Foreign Secretary emphasised this message to Kosovo Prime Minister Kurti and to Serbia Prime Minister Brnabic last month. We welcome Kosovo's agreement with the EU on next steps for de-escalation, as announced by Prime Minister Kurti on 12 July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-24T15:46:52.217Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-24T15:46:52.217Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1651506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2023-07-10more like thismore than 2023-07-10
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees 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 His Majesty's Government whether they will consult the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on ways to prevent compulsory deportations of Syrians from Turkey and Lebanon. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL9219 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 2023-07-24more like thismore than 2023-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We are in regular contact with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the full range of issues relating to Syrian refugees in not just Turkey and Lebanon, but also across the region. Whilst we hope that Syrian refugees will ultimately be able to return home, we agree with the UN judgement that conditions in Syria do not currently allow this. The UK continues to work with UNHCR to ensure that any returns adhere to international standards and are safe, voluntary and dignified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-24T15:48:47.187Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-24T15:48:47.187Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1651507
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2023-07-10more like thismore than 2023-07-10
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA: Finance 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 His Majesty's Government what plans they have to help prevent the potential suspension from September of all United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) services to registered Palestinian refugees, because of financial pressures on its budget; and what is their assessment of the capacity of other United Nations agencies to sustain essential services. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL9220 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 2023-07-24more like thismore than 2023-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a longstanding supporter of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) voting to renew the agency's mandate until June 2026, providing essential humanitarian support to Palestinian refugees across its five zones of operation. Our annual contribution to their programme budget helps UNRWA provide education to over 533,000 children a year (half of them girls), and access to health services for 3.5 million Palestinian refugees. Given the impact of the global pandemic on the economy and public finances, the UK moved to a target of spending 0.5 per cent of GNI on Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2021. This was a difficult - but temporary - decision and the then Chancellor indicated during his budget speech on 27th October 2021 that the UK is currently on track to return to 0.7 per cent of GNI spend on ODA by financial year 2024/25. We are aware of UNRWA's immediate financial challenges and have pledged £10 million to UNRWA for this financial year. I, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon as The Minister of State for the Middle East, frequently raise UNRWA's financial situation with Middle East and North Africa regional partners at ministerial level, and the Minister of State for Development and Africa has also raised this with with Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of KSRelief at the Riyadh humanitarian forum in February. To that end, the UK government is working with UNRWA and other international donors to help ensure its continued financial viability.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-24T15:50:49.767Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-24T15:50:49.767Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1651448
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star this property date less than 2023-07-07more like thismore than 2023-07-07
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Migrants 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 His Majesty's Government what practical steps they are taking to achieve the closure of migrant detention centres in Libya and the repatriation of detainees. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL9180 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 2023-07-21more like thismore than 2023-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government consistently urges all states to uphold international law and international human rights standards and to avoid any action that may endanger human life. We continue to monitor the abuse of migrants and refugees in Libya and the inhumane conditions in detention centres. The UK supported the mandate for the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya to asses human rights abuses, including violations in detention centres. We continue to urge the interim Government of National Unity to take steps to end the exploitation and abuse of migrants and to implement a better functioning system that respects human rights. We support the UN's call for detention centres across Libya to be closed, and call on all parties to engage with the UN and the humanitarian community so that all migrants and refugees can be evacuated safely in accordance with international human rights law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-21T13:57:29.43Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-21T13:57:29.43Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1650584
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star this property date less than 2023-07-05more like thismore than 2023-07-05
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Religious Buildings 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 His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that, despite protests, minarets and domes are to be removed from two mosques in Yunnan province, China; and what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with the government of China concerning threats to the freedom of all religions. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL9075 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 2023-07-20more like thismore than 2023-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The environment for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) across China is restrictive, including the persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners. We are aware of reports of religious sites being altered or destroyed, against the wishes of worshippers.</p><p>We work within international organisations and networks to promote and protect freedom of religion or belief for all where it is threatened, including the UN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, and the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance.</p><p>For example, in October 2022 we raised China's severe restrictions on religious practice in a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) alongside 49 other countries. At last month's UN HRC we made a statement urging China to reverse its ongoing, serious, and systematic human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.</p><p>More generally, we regularly raise the human rights situation in China directly with the Chinese authorities at the highest levels. The Foreign Secretary did so in a meeting with the Chinese Vice President in May 2023.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9076 more like this
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less than 2023-07-20T15:59:12.157Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-20T15:59:12.157Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1650585
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2023-07-05more like thismore than 2023-07-05
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Religious Buildings 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 His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility with human rights of the reported "sinicization" of mosques and churches in China. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL9076 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 2023-07-20more like thismore than 2023-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The environment for Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) across China is restrictive, including the persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Falun Gong practitioners. We are aware of reports of religious sites being altered or destroyed, against the wishes of worshippers.</p><p>We work within international organisations and networks to promote and protect freedom of religion or belief for all where it is threatened, including the UN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, and the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance.</p><p>For example, in October 2022 we raised China's severe restrictions on religious practice in a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) alongside 49 other countries. At last month's UN HRC we made a statement urging China to reverse its ongoing, serious, and systematic human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet.</p><p>More generally, we regularly raise the human rights situation in China directly with the Chinese authorities at the highest levels. The Foreign Secretary did so in a meeting with the Chinese Vice President in May 2023.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9075 more like this
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less than 2023-07-20T15:59:12.22Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-20T15:59:12.22Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1649416
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star this property date less than 2023-06-30more like thismore than 2023-06-30
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: River Euphrates 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 His Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey about their alleged violation of the 1987 agreement concerning water flow on the river Euphrates, leading to acute shortages of water for drinking and irrigation in the provinces of (1) Hasakah, (2) Raqqa, (3) Deir ez Zor, and (4) Aleppo, and consequent risks of (a) cholera, (b) hepatitis, and (c) typhoid fever. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL8958 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-07-13more like thismore than 2023-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is monitoring water supply issues in north east Syria, which are limiting 5 million people's access to water. We have raised the humanitarian issue of water availability with all parties in the region, including Turkey, and we are working with our partners to prioritise our funds for the most acute needs.</p><p>The UK also continues to monitor health across Syria closely, and responded specifically to the Cholera outbreak with a £2 million contribution to UNICEF's response announced in November 2022 to help prevent the spread of cholera, including in north east Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-13T15:19:08.097Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-13T15:19:08.097Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1649417
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star this property date less than 2023-06-30more like thismore than 2023-06-30
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 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 His Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they are making to the government of Turkey concerning reports that drone strikes used by that country have caused (1) deaths, and (2) injuries, in north and east Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property uin HL8959 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 2023-07-13more like thismore than 2023-07-13
star this property answer text <p>We regularly engage the Turkish Government on regional stability, including in Syria. Most recently, I [Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon] represented the UK's position to Turkish counterparts in Istanbul on 9 June. The UK is closely monitoring the situation in northern Syria. We recognise Turkey's legitimate security interests in the region but encourage restraint from activity that could lead to further destabilisation or civilian loss of life. Security and stability in the region are necessary to prevent worsening of the already serious humanitarian situation in northern Syria and enable the Global Coalition and its partners to continue the fight against Daesh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2023-07-13T15:17:36.207Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-13T15:17:36.207Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1649415
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2023-06-30more like thismore than 2023-06-30
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Trussell Trust Hunger in the UK, published in June; whether they intend to publish a response; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL8957 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2023-07-11more like thismore than 2023-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions has no plans to publish a response to the report by the Trussell Trust on Hunger in the UK. However, we continue to monitor new research and evidence produced by external organisations.</p><p> </p><p>Government takes the issue of food security seriously, which is why we added internationally used food security questions to the Family Resources Survey in 2019/20. These questions remain in the survey and will allow us to track food security over time</p><p> </p><p>Building on the food insecurity data which this Government first published in 2019/20, we have published official estimates of foodbank use for the first time. These will, alongside the broad suite of poverty data, help the Government to understand more about the characteristics of people most in need and help shape future policy considerations.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work across Government to support the most vulnerable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2023-07-11T15:54:37.843Zmore like thismore than 2023-07-11T15:54:37.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2018
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