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Written Answers — Home Office: Modern Slavery Act 2015 Independent Review (22 May 2020)

Lord Bates: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the operation and effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Olympic Games (23 Mar 2020)

Lord Bates: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to implement the provisions of UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/74/16 Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 9 December 2019.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Human Rights (22 Jul 2019)

Lord Bates: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions and recommendations of the report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014, published on 17 August 2018.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Human Rights (4 Jul 2019)

Lord Bates: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by the Earl of Courtown on 20 June (HL Deb, cols 899–900), what action they have taken as a result of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014, published on 17 August 2018.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Middle East: British Nationals Abroad (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The UK remains deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation throughout the region, including for vulnerable groups such as women and children. We are aware of a significant number of minors residing in refugee and internally displaced persons camps in former Daesh held areas. Limited access and harsh winter conditions continue to exacerbate humanitarian need. Access to food, sanitation,...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Iraq: Reconstruction (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The fight against Daesh led to widespread damage to infrastructure, housing and communities across Iraq. The World Bank has estimated the cost of material reconstruction to be at least £67 billion. An unquantifiable but equally serious social cost has simultaneously been exacted on Iraqi society. The UN has spearheaded stabilisation efforts with its Funding Facility for Stabilisation...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Reconstruction (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The UK is clear that it will only consider funding for reconstruction within Syria once a credible, genuine and inclusive political process is firmly underway. To do otherwise would only exacerbate the grievances that led to the conflict in the first place. We are making every effort to achieve a political settlement that ends the suffering and provides stability for all Syrians and the wider...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Gaza: Hospitals (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The UK is not providing support to the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City. The UK continually monitors the humanitarian situation in Gaza and we are aware of the significant strain on the health sector. We have recently announced that we will be providing £2 million to the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Appeal to contribute to the delivery of urgently needed surgical...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Unrwa (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The UK maintains a regular dialogue with the US on a range of Middle East issues, and has discussed UNRWA’s long term financial viability in light of the US decision to withdraw their funding.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Sustainable Development (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: It is vital that all levels of Government, as well as civil society, business and others, continue to work together to deliver the Global Goals. The UK Voluntary National Review (VNR) will be an important opportunity to highlight work across the country to support delivery of the Global Goals, and we are determined it will tell the story beyond Central Government. Last month the Government...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Gaza: Children (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: DFID has not made its own assessment of the study by the Norwegian Refugee Council on the mental health of children in Gaza, published on 25 March 2019, but have previously reviewed the UNICEF Overseas Development Institute December 2016 report and use it to feed into our analysis on the situation of people with disabilities. DFID is planning to commission a comprehensive assessment of needs...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Abortion (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The UK government will continue to lead the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and to help women and girls get the information and services they need to give them control over their own lives and bodies. Following the reintroduction and expansion of the Mexico City Policy in January 2017, we have kept in close contact with...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Pakistan: Shanty Towns (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan. Thus, whilst we recognise that there are poor people living in Islamabad, UK aid is focussed in the provinces with the highest number of poor people and on strengthening capacity of those provinces to deliver basic services to their populations. DFID strive to visit as many programme locations...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Pakistan: Minority Groups (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. Our investment will not only assist Pakistan to become a more prosperous country that will help millions of its citizens living in poverty, but will also improve stability and security in Pakistan, the region, and beyond.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Pakistan: Shanty Towns (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The UK’s work in Pakistan is focused on peace and stability, making democracy work, jobs and growth and providing basic services. UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan, thus DFID Pakistan’s bilateral programmes focus on provinces with the highest numbers of poor people and on strengthening the capacity of those provinces to...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Climate Change (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The Department for International Development (DFID), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) are together responsible for spending the £5.8 billion of International Climate Finance (ICF) pledged by the Government in the period 2016/17 to 2020/21. The funding is earmarked within departmental budgets. ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Domicil (16 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The Government announced reforms to the way that non-domiciled individuals are taxed in the UK at the Summer Budget 2015. They came into effect in April 2017. The Government published a Tax Information and Impact Note which gives information about the impacts of these measures, which is available online. The Government also publishes statistics on the taxation of non-domiciled individuals...

Written Answers — Treasury: London Capital and Finance: Individual Savings Accounts (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: On 1 April, the Economic Secretary announced that he will use powers under the Financial Services Act 2012 to direct the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an investigation into the events at London Capital & Finance and the circumstances surrounding them. This followed a request from the FCA Chair, Charles Randell, to the Economic Secretary to launch such an investigation. ...

Written Answers — Treasury: Financial Services (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: The Treasury is in frequent contact with firms regarding their contingency planning for EU exit. UK asset managers that are using the EU “passport” to serve clients in the EEA have undertaken and will continue to carry out contingency plans with respect to their operations in the EEA in order to be ready for a no deal scenario. Some European countries have introduced measures to ensure...

Written Answers — Treasury: Investment (15 Apr 2019)

Lord Bates: Despite the uncertainty around Brexit, the economy remains resilient. We are currently enjoying the longest unbroken quarterly growth streak of any G7 nation, employment is at a record high and regular wages are growing at their fastest pace in over a decade. The government's priority is to continue to press the case for an orderly Brexit that delivers on the result of the referendum and ends...


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