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Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Prime Minister (25 May 2018)

Chloe Smith: occurs through the Cabinet Committee system as set out in the Cabinet Manual. In the event the Prime Minister is unable to attend Cabinet or any of its Committees the Committees may proceed in her absence chaired by the next most senior minister in the order of precedence. In the event of the permanent incapacity of the Prime Minister, the appointment of a new Prime Minister is a...

Written Answers — Treasury: Overseas Trade (25 May 2018)

Mel Stride: ...can be taken outside the EU. In most cases this is an electronic export declaration which is submitted via HMRC’s National Export System (NES), although exceptionally paper export declarations may be used. HMRC automatically risk assesses all export declarations, and in a minority of cases will carry out more detailed documentary checks. In some circumstances, Border Force staff...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Betting (25 May 2018)

Tracey Crouch: We considered advertising as part of our Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility. The response was published on 17 May. The Review looked at protections around gambling advertising across all media and set out a package of initiatives to strengthen protections further, including forthcoming guidance from the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) on protecting children and young...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cathedrals: Repairs and Maintenance (25 May 2018)

the Earl of Selborne: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 14 May (HL Deb, col 412), what are the 57 cathedrals; and how much funding was allotted to each cathedral from the First World War fund.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict Prevention (25 May 2018)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for spending more on conflict prevention even where this may cause a reduction in conflict and post-conflict aid.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: South Sudan: Politics and Government (25 May 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...people will need humanitarian assistance this year. Only political stability can end the humanitarian crisis. We welcome the resumption of the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) talks on 17 May. However, we are disappointed that the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) signed by all parties in December has not held, and that the HLRF has so far failed to generate serious...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Maung Maung Soe (25 May 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...last month during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and co-chaired a Foreign Minister level discussion on the issue. They discussed the situation further in a telephone call on 10 May.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Crimes against Humanity (25 May 2018)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 May (HL6856), whether they will commission a review into the existing legislation on genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and the effective use of such legislation by UK courts.

Gaza: Humanitarian Situation — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (24 May 2018)

Louise Haigh: ...;s commitment to early funding of UNRWA and their support for and involvement with the parties in the independent investigation. I also welcome the Minister’s commitment that he will review humanitarian support. May I say, though, that it is the case not that the Government cannot do more but that they will not do more? It is now desperately urgent for the Government to step up and...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community: Northern Rail Timetable Changes (24 May 2018)

Jesse Norman: ...therefore will not be giving direct instructions to officials in this regard. Nevertheless, I shall ensure that due regard is taken of the point that he raises, and rightly so. For that reason, I may be a little less crisp on the detail than some of my colleagues on the rail side would be, but I assure all Members that their considerations will be heard and taken account of. As my hon....

UK and the Western Balkans (IRC Report) - Motion to Take Note (24 May 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: noble friend said, this was the first visit by a British Prime Minister to the region in almost 20 years and was made in the context of current developments on the ground, which were expertly and, may I add, poignantly reflected upon by the noble Lord, Lord Ashdown. In some respects, there is the hope of positive outcomes but I share the point made about the reality by the noble Lord,...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (24 May 2018)

Mark Field: ...freedom of religion or belief internationally in some detail on Tuesday, so I will not rehearse the same points today. I would like to address specific issues raised in the motion, which, if I may say, was extremely comprehensive, about the prosecution of Ahmadi Muslims overseas and on UK policy on counter-extremism. I will be travelling to Indonesia in August and I am very happy to ensure...

Brexit: Competition and State Aid (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (24 May 2018)

Lord Whitty: ..., the structure of the committees is coping with moving from focusing on scrutiny to the outcome on Brexit—keeping an eye on the outcome of those negotiations and holding Ministers to account. It may be that the structure is a bit clunky, but that is an important role. For when we get to the end of those negotiations and we are in the brave new world post Brexit, the House has...

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (24 May 2018)

Andrew Murrison: ...Unless we get decisions made by Ministers on these issues, people will start to notice a real difference in the way that they live their lives compared with life in the rest of the United Kingdom. We feel that that is unacceptable. The High Court ruling of 14 May on the Mallusk incinerator decision was that it was not acceptable for civil servants to make a determination on this planning...

Public Accounts Committee (24 May 2018)

Chris Matheson: ...of the Committee on another excellent report, and on the forensic and measured way in which she delivered her statement. I hope that the Government take fair notice, although I worry that that may be a forlorn hope. The Government were given a recommendation by the commercial relationships board that Carillion should be designated “high risk”. The Government ignored that,...

Cash Ratio Deposits (Value Bands and Ratios) Order 2018 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2018)

Moved by Lord Bates That the draft Order laid before the House on 16 April be approved. Considered in Grand Committee on 16 May. Motion agreed.

Sharia Law - Question (24 May 2018)

Baroness Manzoor: I share the concerns of the noble Baroness and those raised in the review that some couples may marry in a way that does not give them the legal protections available to others in a civilly registered marriage. We have committed to explore the legal and practical challenges relating to marriage reform, and the Ministry of Justice will be taking this work forward.

Forced Marriage - Question (24 May 2018)

Lord Bates: ...Marriage Unit. That is an interesting point. The unit is situated in the Home Office but works jointly with the Foreign Office. I am not sure whether that happens. I will look into it and perhaps I may respond to the noble Baroness in writing.

Marks & Spencer (24 May 2018)

Bill Esterson: ...and Toys R Us, and store closures at New Look, House of Fraser and Carpetright. We now learn that M&S is to close 14 branches this year, and 100 stores by 2022. As we express our fond memories of M&S, may we remember that 872 members of staff will lose their jobs? We need some sobriety in the proceedings here. High street retailers struggle to compete against out-of-town and online...

Business of the House (24 May 2018)

Andrea Leadsom: ...This week has also marked a year since the Manchester Arena terrorist attack. The attack on innocent and vulnerable people was appalling and we stand with them in our determination to never let terrorism succeed. Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a restful Whitsun recess?

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