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1688753
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star this property date less than 2024-02-09more like thismore than 2024-02-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate 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 plans they have to commission or gather evidence about the real-world impacts of glyphosate on human health and the natural environment, ahead of the decision on whether to renew approval of glyphosate in 2025. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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star this property uin HL2354 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Glyphosate is currently approved as an active substance for use in pesticide products in Great Britain. As part of its renewal assessment the Health and Safety Executive, as the Government’s expert regulator for pesticides, will conduct a thorough and robust scientific risk assessment to determine if the approval of glyphosate should be renewed in line with assimilated Regulation 1107/2009 of the GB plant protection products legislation.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this assessment HSE will consider all data required by the legislation and can request additional data from the approval holder should this be required before reaching its decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2355 more like this
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less than 2024-02-23T11:24:45.573Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T11:24:45.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1688754
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star this property date less than 2024-02-09more like thismore than 2024-02-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Glyphosate 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 His Majesty's Government, in the light of the acknowledgement by the European Food Safety Authority when assessing glyphosate in the EU of concerns regarding impacts on both human health and the environment which were not addressed due to missing data and a lack of guidelines, what steps they plan to take to address these information gaps in the run up to, and during, the renewal process for glyphosate. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2355 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 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Glyphosate is currently approved as an active substance for use in pesticide products in Great Britain. As part of its renewal assessment the Health and Safety Executive, as the Government’s expert regulator for pesticides, will conduct a thorough and robust scientific risk assessment to determine if the approval of glyphosate should be renewed in line with assimilated Regulation 1107/2009 of the GB plant protection products legislation.</p><p> </p><p>As part of this assessment HSE will consider all data required by the legislation and can request additional data from the approval holder should this be required before reaching its decision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2354 more like this
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less than 2024-02-23T11:24:45.637Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T11:24:45.637Z
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5006
star this property label Biography information for Lord Douglas-Miller more like this
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4719
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687656
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star this property date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading West Africa: Timber 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 have assessed the amount of rosewood timber that is exported from West African countries such as Mali, The Gambia and Senegal; what steps they have taken to ban or control within UK markets the sale of products made from West African rosewood; and what steps they have taken to protect endangered wild species, including rosewood in West Africa. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2178 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-13more like thismore than 2024-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The UK is currently contributing funding towards a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) study on the conservation and trade in rosewood tree species but does yet not have an assessment of rosewood timber exports. We have robust mechanisms in place through the UK Timber Regulations (UKTR), which prohibit the placing of illegally harvested timber and timber products on the GB market and require operators - those first placing timber products on the market - to exercise due diligence. Those who trade in timber and timber products after they have been placed on the market are required to keep records of who they buy timber products from and any traders they sell them to. This enables timber and timber products to be traced.</p><p> </p><p>The primary objective of the UKTR is to tackle illegal logging and to create a demand for legally harvested timber. Implementing the Regulations enables the protection of forests around the world, supporting the Government’s ambition to lead the world in environmental protection, end extreme poverty, and be at the forefront of action against global climate change.</p><p> </p><p>The requirement to exercise due diligence under UKTR does not apply where a valid CITES permit accompanies the timber.</p><p> </p><p>Rosewood species (Dalbergia and Guibourtia spp.) are listed on the CITES Appendices and so most rosewood timber imports into the UK will need a valid permit. Permit applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis by the UK CITES Management Authority, which will only issue permits if it has been possible to determine that the specimens to be imported were legally acquired and sustainably harvested.</p><p> </p><p>The Government provides grants to a wide range of stakeholders to contribute to the protection of endangered wild species, including tackling illegal wildlife trade in West Africa, through the Biodiversity Challenge Funds. While these do not address rosewood in West Africa specifically, this has included empowering communities to protect their forests by the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia, and supporting Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to monitor and halt illegal timber trade through DNA barcoding in Gabon and Congo (Brazzaville).</p><p> </p><p>Further information on these examples and other projects supported by the Biodiversity Challenge Funds can be found at the websites of the Darwin Initiative and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Benyon more like this
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less than 2024-02-13T11:51:40.063Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-13T11:51:40.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Benyon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687657
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star this property date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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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 Nepal: Castes 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 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
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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star this property uin HL2179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
star this property 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
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2024-02-20T15:15:24.127Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:15:24.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4719
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687658
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star this property date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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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 Human Rights 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, 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
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2180 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 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
star this property 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
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2024-02-20T15:16:10.48Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:16:10.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4719
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1687659
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star this property date less than 2024-02-05more like thismore than 2024-02-05
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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 Pakistan: Thalassaemia more like this
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star this property 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
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2181 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 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
star this property 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
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2024-02-20T15:13:50.93Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-20T15:13:50.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1685669
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star this property date less than 2024-01-29more like thismore than 2024-01-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Funds more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of the pension funds of regulators investing in companies for which the regulator has oversight responsibility, for example in the recent case of the Environment Agency’s pension fund investing in companies which produce PFAS. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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star this property uin HL1972 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 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Most regulators participate in the unfunded public service pension schemes, which do not invest monies in order to generate returns. Those that do have funded schemes are subject to DWP occupational pension scheme legislation, with investments separated from the organisation and trustees responsible for scheme investments, or, in the case of the Environment Agency, participate in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Trustees and LGPS administering authorities have specific legal and fiduciary duties.</p><p>LGPS administering authorities, including the Environment Agency Pension Fund, are required to act in the interest of the fund and not the employer in setting and implementing their investment strategy. DLUHC guidance sets out that it is good practice for administering authorities to have robust policies to manage any potential conflicts of interest. The EAPF conflicts of interest policy is available online.<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup></p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eapf.org.uk%2F~%2Fmedia%2Fdocument-libraries%2Feapf2%2Fpolicies%2F2023%2Fconflicts-of-interest-policy-agreed-at-june--23-pc--final_v2.pdf%3Fla%3Den%26hash%3D73A3192F28D6418F742FA515277EE97CA00E8542&amp;data=05%7C02%7Cliam.claughton%40hmtreasury.gov.uk%7Cd1f5cbd49b934f2e54fe08dc27043b27%7Ced1644c505e049e6bc39fcf7ac51c18c%7C0%7C0%7C638428146718896084%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=6NtMfv0A8FIJd%2BvNxeF5MDIS8LjTIz8IR8hIB0SQnMc%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.eapf.org.uk/~/media/document-libraries/eapf2/policies/2023/conflicts-of-interest-policy-agreed-at-june--23-pc--final_v2.pdf?la=en&amp;hash=73A3192F28D6418F742FA515277EE97CA00E8542</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2024-02-12T16:40:10.63Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-12T16:40:10.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1685670
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star this property date less than 2024-01-29more like thismore than 2024-01-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Experiments: Departmental Responsibilities 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, further to the letter dated 29 August 2023 from Lord Sharpe of Epsom to the Chair of the Animals in Science Committee, what progress they have made in considering the relocation of the portfolio under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL1973 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 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to relocate the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 portfolio from the Home Office to the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT).</p><p>The Home Office is working with DSIT to advance the Government’s ambitions for the life sciences and the protection of animals used in science.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
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less than 2024-02-12T16:44:41.157Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-12T16:44:41.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1685671
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star this property date less than 2024-01-29more like thismore than 2024-01-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Shellfish: Animal Welfare 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, regarding the Decapods: call for evidence which closed on 13 October 2023, what consideration they have made of the evidence received, when results will be published, and when a policy decision based on this evidence will be made. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL1974 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 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is carefully considering the results from the call for evidence regarding the current use of decapods in science to inform future policy options.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office intend to commission the independent advisory body, the Animals in Science Committee (ASC), for advice on this issue. The scope of the commission to the ASC will be made public. We will then publish in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
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less than 2024-02-12T17:47:45.667Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-12T17:47:45.667Z
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4888
star this property label Biography information for Lord Sharpe of Epsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this
1685672
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star this property date less than 2024-01-29more like thismore than 2024-01-29
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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 Alaa Abdel Fattah 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 Egypt regarding the release of the British-Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, and whether they have an expectation of the date on which he is likely to be released. more like this
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle remove filter
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL1975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials continue to raise Mr Alaa Abd El-Fattah's case at the highest levels with the Egyptian government and have been consistently clear in our calls for his release, while continuing to press the need for urgent consular access. The Foreign Secretary and I raised his case with President Sisi and Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry on 21 December 2023. The Prime Minister also recently raised Mr El-Fattah's case with President Sisi on 1 December 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2024-02-12T16:08:50.947Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-12T16:08:50.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle more like this