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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the recent political unrest in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211374 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We have been monitoring events in Hong Kong closely over recent weeks including, in particular, through regular reports from our posts in Hong Kong and Beijing. We also continue to meet regularly at senior level with both the Chinese authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to discuss the situation. I met Hong Kong Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen on 14 October. <br><br>We have consistently called on all sides to ensure that the demonstrations are peaceful and in accordance with the law, including in my response to a Westminister Hall Debate on 22 October, in my Written Ministerial Statement of 13 October, and in a Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement on 2 October on the question of constitutional reform. We encourage all parties to engage in dialogue and work towards a consensus that allows a significant step forward for democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:35:32.3207059Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:35:32.3207059Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100169
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Taiwan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the UK's trading relationship with Taiwan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211377 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK and Taiwan enjoy a strong trading relationship. In 2013 total bilateral goods trade between the UK and Taiwan was £4.59bn. UK exports of goods to Taiwan increased 7.8% year-on-year to £1.16bn, the second highest level in history. Trade in services have been increasing over the last decade reaching £958m in 2012 (figures for 2013 will be available in November).</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Taipei promote the trading relationship through engagement with industry, trade missions and trade visits, for example, the visit of the Lord Mayor of the City of London in January to promote financial services collaboration, and the bilateral trade talks in July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:33:31.5834759Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:33:31.5834759Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100172
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Senkaku Islands more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyu islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211370 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK does not take a position on underlying sovereignty claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, we have a clear interest in maintaining regional peace and stability. We regularly discuss East Asian regional security issues with our international partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100177
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure a comprehensive arms and ammunition embargo is imposed on all parties in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Fiona O'Donnell more like this
star this property uin 211256 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>An EU arms embargo is already in place in South Sudan. This is supported by a targeted EU sanctions regime of restrictive measures against specific individuals, adopted in July 2014 with strong UK support. We also believe that discussions on the content of a potential UN Security Council sanctions resolution should begin in New York soon and we are engaging closely with key partners to that end.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:09:29.0036932Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:09:29.0036932Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona O'Donnell more like this
100179
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading United Nations Day more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government plans to mark UN Day on 24 October 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211248 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Anelay of St John DBE, Minister responsible for the United Nations, delivered the keynote address at the United Nations Association-United Kingdom’s UN Day Reception on 23 October, yesterday evening, at which she celebrated the UN’s successes and underlined the UK Government’s commitment to, and leadership on, the UN’s work. The speech has been published on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T13:17:37.2741826Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T13:17:37.2741826Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
100378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Policy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to secure greater separation of UK foreign policy from that of the US. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211408 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK has an independent foreign policy. However, the UK places great emphasis on the special relationship it holds with the US, and will continue to work with them on the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Our partnership has a very clear common agenda: ensuring our security, delivering economic growth and stability at home and across the world, and promoting our shared values.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:55:28.2858772Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:55:28.2858772Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
100381
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Nigerian government about Nigerian schoolchildren abducted in April 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 211486 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We continue to work closely with the Nigerian authorities and our other partners in the search for the abducted Chibok girls. On 3 September, my Hon Friend, the Member for Southend and Rochford East (James Duddridge MP), the Minister for Africa led the UK delegation to the Abuja ministerial meeting on security in Nigeria. At this meeting, he emphasised the importance of regional coordination between Nigeria and its neighbours in defeating Boko Haram and locating the girls. The Prime Minister has stressed to President Jonathan our continued commitment to helping the Nigerian Government find the girls. It is not yet clear what impact the recently announced ceasefire between the Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram might have on the missing Chibok girls. We are monitoring events closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:11:51.6203455Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:11:51.6203455Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
100383
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international efforts to tackle the spread of the Ebola virus; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 211483 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the international response to the Ebola outbreak, working closely with the UN. However, the UK Government recognises that much more needs to be done to ensure that the spread of Ebola in West Africa is contained. That is why my Rt Hon Friend, the Member for Witney (David Cameron), Prime Minister has pushed for an urgent and ambitious scale-up in EU and Member States resources to fight Ebola at October’s European Council. The Prime Minster will make a statement about this on Monday 27 October. We have also been working with international partners to encourage them to increase contributions, including to the UN’s Ebola Trust Fund, which is currently significantly underfunded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:10:18.339678Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:10:18.339678Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
100385
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Sri Lanka on the decision of the Sri Lankan Court of Appeals to halt the forced deportation of Christians and members of other religious minorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 211417 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text Last month, the Sri Lankan Appeals Court lifted the temporary suspension on the deportation of asylum seekers and refugees from Sri Lanka. We are concerned that deportations have resumed. Officials at our High Commission in Colombo have raised our concerns with the Sri Lankan government, including by joining an EU demarche to the Sri Lankan government on this issue. We have made clear that deportations should only be carried out in accordance with Sri Lanka’s international obligations. We continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in contact with the Office of the High Commission for Refugees. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:34:20.1617517Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:34:20.1617517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
100388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Nigeria about the return of girls abducted by Boko Haram; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 211625 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text We continue to work closely with the Nigerian authorities and our other partners in the search for the abducted Chibok girls. On 3 September, my Hon Friend, the Member for Southend and Rochford East (James Duddridge MP), the Minister for Africa, led the UK delegation to the Abuja ministerial meeting on security in Nigeria. At this meeting, he emphasised the importance of regional coordination between Nigeria and its neighbours in defeating Boko Haram and locating the girls. The Prime Minister has stressed to President Jonathan our continued commitment to helping the Nigerian Government find the girls. It is not yet clear what impact the recently announced ceasefire between the Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram might have on the missing Chibok girls. We are monitoring events closely. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:11:03.976594Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:11:03.976594Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this