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Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Migrant Workers (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the cost of intra-company transfer business visas for staff and their families applying to work in the UK for more than three years; what is the typical cost for an employee, their spouse and two children to apply for such visas; and what representations they have received about the impact of those costs.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Anguilla: Overseas Aid (7 Feb 2019)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty's Government what development funding they intend to provide to Anguilla after 2020 to substitute for the support currently provided by the European Development Fund.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wylfa Power Station (16 Mar 2018)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reach a decision on the shape of public financial involvement in the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Anguilla: Hurricanes and Tornadoes (27 Nov 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the eligibility of Anguilla to receive aid and assistance following recent hurricane damage.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Antigua and Barbuda: Hurricanes and Tornadoes (10 Nov 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the eligibility of Antigua and Barbuda to receive aid and assistance following the recent hurricane damage.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Venezuela: Guyana (24 Oct 2016)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent assessment they have made of the government of Venezuela's claim to approximately two-thirds of the territory of Guyana, a Commonwealth member state.

Written Answers — Home Office: Visas: Commonwealth (28 Jan 2016)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to expanding the new Chinese two-year visit visa to include Commonwealth nations which require (1) a tourist visa, and (2) a business visa.

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: Select Committees (26 Mar 2015)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask the Chairman of Committees, following the debate in the House on 12 March on the Liaison Committee’s report (HL Deb, cols. 763–71), when the House will have an opportunity to consider the establishment of an International Relations Committee for the parliamentary session 2016–17 onwards.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Climate Change Act 2008 (5 Feb 2014)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether carbon dioxide reduction targets specified in the Climate Change Act 2008 are conditional on other European Union countries adopting similar targets; and what is their response to the European Commission's decision to aim for different targets from those to which the United Kingdom is currently committed.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Energy: Renewable Energy (3 Feb 2014)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the European Commission's decision to withdraw binding, technology-specific, targets for renewable energy as a proportion of total energy supply.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commonwealth: Heads of Government Meeting (7 Jan 2014)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Mauritius to withdraw its offer to host the next scheduled Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2015; and whether they considered the United Kingdom as an alternative venue.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Schools: Citizenship Education (11 Nov 2013)

Lord Howell of Guildford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote knowledge of the modern Commonwealth in schools; and with what agencies they are working to achieve that aim.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's policy is guided by the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and we are committed to taking action to protect and support human rights defenders under European Union guidelines. We welcomed the decision by the Bahraini Public Prosecutor in December 2011 to drop all charges relating to freedom of expression relating to last year's unrest,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: We are aware of clashes between protestors and security forces on 22 June, during which Sheikh Ali Salman sustained injuries. We have not made representations about this incident, but we continue to urge the authorities to ensure restraint is exercised at all times; we also expect demonstrators to act within the rule of law and stage legal rallies. We have consistently made it clear that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: We believe that there are a small number of Gulf Co-operation troops currently stationed in Bahrain to safeguard Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) base facilities. The intervention by GCC forces in 2011 came at the invitation of the Bahraini Government. To date, we have seen no evidence that GCC forces have done anything other than safeguard installations, which was also the conclusion of the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: The reference to "political street violence" in my previous Answer [Official Report, 18/7/12; cols. WA56-57] refers to a small proportion of demonstrators. As I said in my previous Answer, legitimate and peaceful demonstrations are an integral part of any democratic society. But a minority of demonstrators in Bahrain continue to act outside the rule of law by taking part in illegal...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: It is not for the UK to set a deadline for full implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI). Reform is an evolving process. What is of utmost importance is that the reforms implemented are effective and make a difference to the situation on the ground. It will also take time for behaviours and attitudes to change. We believe progress has been made in a number of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: Our ambassador and members of staff from our embassy in Bahrain have frequently raised the medical welfare of prisoners, including disabled prisoners, with the Bahraini authorities. We continue to make clear that we expect the provision of medical welfare to be guaranteed for all prisoners in Bahrain; we have focused on this rather than on specific individual cases.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bahrain (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: We continue to make representations to the Government of Bahrain regarding specific human rights concerns that we have. This has, for example, included the mistreatment of detainees which, as the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry report concluded, is an issue of serious concern. During the visit of the Bahraini Justice Minister earlier this month, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: China (24 Sep 2012)

Lord Howell of Guildford: We are aware of reports that the newly appointed Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Shanghai, Ma Daqin, disappeared on 7 July. According to media reporting Bishop John Ruowang of Tianshui was allegedly removed from his position in December 2011. We are concerned by these cases and are seeking further information about them. We will continue to seek opportunities to raise our concerns about...


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