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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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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 Burma: Rohingya 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 If he will take steps to secure a UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court following reports of violence in Myanmar towards the Rohingya in August 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
star this property uin 903912 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>We assess that there is not yet sufficient support amongst UN Security Council members for a referral of the situation in Burma to the ICC.</p><p>I am deeply concerned by the human rights violations committed against the Rohingya. I saw for myself the devastation in northern Rakhine during my visit on 11 February. I met Aung San Suu Kyi and reiterated UK calls for alleged abuses to be investigated and those responsible to be held to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2018-03-16T14:36:03.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:36:03.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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 Iran: Nuclear Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with members of the United States Congress on potential amendments to that country’s Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 120472 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 2017-12-29more like thismore than 2017-12-29
star this property answer text <p>I have discussed the Iran nuclear deal with members of Congress by phone and during my visit to the US in November, stressing its vital importance for UK and regional security. I will continue to make clear our commitment to the deal to our US counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-12-29T10:40:24.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-29T10:40:24.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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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 Philippines: International Criminal Court 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 representations he has made to his counterpart in the Philippines on the potential withdrawal of that country from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 132680 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 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the decision of the Government of the Philippines to withdraw the Philippines from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Our Embassy in Manila is raising concerns with the Administration. The ICC has an important role to play in ending impunity for the most serious crimes of international concern by holding perpetrators to account and achieving justice for victims. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2018-03-19T15:44:45.05Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T15:44:45.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers 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 many and what proportion of staff employed by his Department overseas in roles requiring an ability to speak a local language are at the Target Level Attainment for that language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 68752 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 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has 527 roles occupied overseas where staff are required to speak the local language to at least degree level. As of February 2017, 54 per cent of staff in these roles have reached Target Level Attaintment of C1 (which equates to degree level) and have successfully passed the C1 exam. This equates to 287 officers across the network. This is an improvement of 15 per cent since December 2015.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office expects all officers to have reached a minimum level of B2 before going overseas. This is equivalent to A-level. Officers at Post who have not reached their target level are expected to continue their language training with a view to taking the C1 exam within the first year of their posting.</p><p>All staff whose roles require an ability to speak the local language undergo a period of full time language training before their deployment overseas. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has recently implemented a series of measures to improve the Target Level Attainment, including measures to ensure officers complete their training before arrival at Post, as well as working with Directorates on succession planning for overseas roles which have a speaker requirement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-04-04T11:25:13.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-04T11:25:13.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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 Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade 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 many and what proportion of the export licence applications reviewed by his Department in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17 in which Saudi Arabia was the recipient country were sent to the Department for International Trade or its predecessor Department with a recommendation that those applications be approved; and how many such recommendations his Department issued following a review by (i) the relevant Minister and (ii) the Secretary of State. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 71798 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 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>In 2015-16 351 export licence applications were approved by the Department for International Trade following advice from the FCO, representing a proportion of 99.1%. 354 applications out of a total of 355 were similarly approved in 2016-17, representing 99.7% of the total. Whilst complex or sensitive cases are referred to me or the relevant Minister, I am unable to provide accurate statistics on the number of such referrals in the time available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-04-27T09:48:43.453Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T09:48:43.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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 Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade 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 many export licence applications in which Saudi Arabia was the recipient country were assessed by his Department's Arms Export Policy Team in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17, and how many and what proportion of such applications were referred to (i) the relevant Minister and (ii) the Secretary of State before a recommendation was made to the Department for International Trade or its predecessor Department on whether that application should be approved. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 71797 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 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Arms Export Policy Team assessed a total of 355 export licence applications in 2015-16 and a further 355 export licence applications in 2016-17. While complex or sensitive cases are referred to me or the relevant Minister, I am unable to provide accurate statistics on the number of such referrals in the time available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-04-27T09:46:58.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T09:46:58.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-08more like thismore than 2017-03-08
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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 Special Envoy for Gender Equality: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department report directly to his Department's Special Envoy for Gender Equality; and whether he plans to increase that number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 67063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The FCO Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Joanna Roper, will lead the FCO's work in delivering my vision of a foreign policy which consciously and consistently delivers for women and girls and which showcases the UK's leading international reputation in this area. This advocacy and coordinating role is aimed at enhancing the impact of the FCO’s network-wide activities in support of gender equality, including through work to promote and protect women’s rights and to tackle violence and discrimination against women and girls. The Envoy will work with relevant domestic and international partners to achieve this objective.</p><p>The Special Envoy will begin her work on 1 April 2017. A budget of £250,000 has been provisionally agreed for the 2017/18 financial year, to cover salary, travel and other costs connected to delivering results. It is not possible to express the impact of her role in financial terms; Joanna will be responsible for promoting this agenda across the FCO, by encouraging bold and ambitious policy making and programme support.</p><p>The Special Envoy will draw from and coordinate existing staff resource and expertise from across the FCO. We are presently considering with the Envoy possible future staffing needs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-03-13T17:31:29.137Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T17:31:29.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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 Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full-time equivalent members of staff work within the Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre; and how many such members of staff are working on secondment from (a) his Department, (b) the Department for International Trade, (c) the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (d) other Government departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 111751 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-17more like thismore than 2017-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Staff who work as part of the Counter Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (CPACC) remain employed by the relevant department rather than being seconded to CPACC. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has twenty seven posts assigned to CPACC and the Ministry of Defence has ten posts. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have eight posts and Department for International Trade have two posts which work in part on CPACC business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-11-17T12:57:56.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-17T12:57:56.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of his Department's staff employed in overseas roles were based in the Russian and Eastern Europe region in each year since 2010; and how many such staff were in roles requiring the ability to speak a local language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 68753 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The following numbers of UK-based staff were employed in overseas roles in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region (including Russia) in each Financial Year since 2012/13. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts on page 29 in February 2013, the FCO realigned previous staffing figures to better reflect guidance issued by the Office of National Statistics, for example it excluded all staff working for the UK Border Agency (UKBA) overseas, and staff working for Wilton Park and FCO Services. This means that we are unable to provide reliable comparable figures prior to this date.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>​</p></td><td><p>​</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>89</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>74</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>​</p></td><td><p>​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of designated language speaker slots in this region was as follows.</p><p>2014/15 50</p><p>2015/16 57</p><p>2016/17 61</p>
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-03-27T14:48:54.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-27T14:48:54.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Overseas Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff his Department employs overseas in roles based in the Middle East and North Africa region in each year since 2010; and how many such staff were in roles requiring an ability to speak a local language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 68751 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 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The following numbers of UK-based staff were employed in overseas roles in the Middle East and North Africa region in each Financial Year since 2012/13. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts at page 29 in February 2013, the FCO realigned previous staffing figures to better reflect guidance issued by the Office of National Statistics, for example it excluded all staff working for the UK Border Agency (UKBA) overseas, and staff working for Wilton Park and FCO Services. This means that we are unable to provide reliable comparable figures prior to this date.</p><p>UK based staff positions in Middle East and North African posts:</p><p>2012/13 219</p><p>2103/14 197</p><p>2014/15 181</p><p>2015/16 219</p><p>28 Feb 2017 239</p><p>The numbers of speaker positions is as follows:</p><p>March 2015 78</p><p>March 2016 95</p><p>March 2017 93</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson remove filter
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less than 2017-03-27T14:38:39.577Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-27T14:38:39.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this