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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 Afghanistan more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) total Allied and (b) UK financial contribution to the Afghan National Security Forces will be in the current year; and how much is pledged for each contribution in each of the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Hugh Bayley more like this
star this property uin 212689 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>On 4 September 2014 at the NATO Wales Summit NATO allies and ISAF partners renewed their financial commitments to support the sustainment of the ANSF, including to the end of 2017. At the Wales summit the UK confirmed in principle an annual financial contribution of £70 million to help train the ANSF until at least 2017. This is part of an overall commitment from the international community of around $5 billion per year for the next three years. The majority of this will be provided by the US who have requested up to $4.1 billion in their 2015 budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T12:44:53.5324126Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T12:44:53.5324126Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Bayley more like this
101871
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Iranian government on the imprisonment of (a) Ebrahim Firouzi, (b) Shahin Lahooti, (c) Suroush Saraie and (d) Mohammad Roghangir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 212637 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the detention of all prisoners of conscience in Iran, and by the ongoing discrimination against Christians and other minority religious groups. We have called for the Iranian government to protect the rights of all minority groups in Iran and to end the persecution of individuals on the basis of their faith, most recently during our representations to the United Nations Human Rights Council during the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in Iran on 31 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:36:39.0559116Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:36:39.0559116Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
101873
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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 Guinea-Bissau 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 the government of Guinea-Bissau on dealing with Ebola. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 212548 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The government has had conversations with the government of Guinea-Bissau about its response to the Ebola crisis: most recently in September when the non-resident British Ambassador to Guinea Bissau visited Bissau and met with Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira. Discussions will continue when the Ambassador visits again later this month. We are also working closely with multilateral partners such as the EU and UNICEF to support Guinea-Bissau to focus on its own preparedness in line with World Health Organization recommendations and guidelines.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:17:33.0233275Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:17:33.0233275Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
101874
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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 Gibraltar: Spain more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he is satisfied with the speed of border crossings between Spain and Gibraltar; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 212549 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>No. Delays at the Gibraltar-Spain border have been causing inconvenience for EU citizens over the past 18 months. We have made clear to Spain at the highest level that these delays are unacceptable. The European Commission has confirmed our view, stating that checks giving rise to waiting several hours to cross the border are ‘disproportionate’. We are working with the European Commission to ensure that Spain implements the recommendations it has received on improving the flow of people and traffic.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T13:48:22.8789704Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T13:48:22.8789704Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
101863
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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 Lighting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to implement a replacement programme to introduce LED lighting throughout his Department's buildings and sites; if he will estimate the proportion of lighting in his Department which is LED; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212625 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is committed to meeting the Greener Government Commitments and to reducing the energy use of its operations. As part of that commitment the FCO continues to replace all obsolete light fittings and fittings that are affected by major refurbishment projects with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), provided a suitable LED variant is available and it represents the best solution for the application.</p><p>Currently the estimated proportion of LEDs within the FCO’s UK estate is:</p><p>Carlton Gardens = 65%<br>Hanslope Park = 5%<br>King Charles Street = 20%<br>Lancaster House = 70%<br>Northgate House = 13%<br>Old Admiralty Building = 4%</p><p>These figures will increase significantly as more LEDs are installed in King Charles Street as part of the FCO’s UK Estate Reform Project, due for completion in 2015. In addition, the FCO’s forward maintenance programme continues to identify any additional areas where LEDs or improved lighting systems can be introduced as more cost effective applications.</p><p>This response relates to the FCO’s UK estate only. To provide answers on behalf of the FCO’s Diplomatic Missions would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T13:53:41.617Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T13:53:41.617Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
101870
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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 Paraguay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on deforestation of uncontacted Indians' land in the Chaco region of Paraguay; and if he will make it his policy to liaise with other governments and international agencies to make representations to the government of Paraguay to halt that deforestation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 212736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We have received reports from both local and international non-governmental organisations regarding the deforestation of the Chaco region of Paraguay. Our Embassy in Asuncion, accompanied by the World Land Trust and Guyra-Paraguay, met the Environment Minister earlier this year to urge the Government to adopt sustainable development principles and consider the needs of the indigenous people in the area.</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 2014-11-05T15:33:53.2431796Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:33:53.2431796Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
101864
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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 Kenya 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 his Kenyan counterpart on the threat of Islamist militants in that country. 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 212676 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text Ministers and officials regularly discuss the terrorist threat in Kenya with the Kenyan Government. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (Mr Duddridge) discussed the importance of an effective and human rights compliant counter-terrorism response with the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade in September 2014. We have a shared interest in tackling this threat and the UK actively supports Kenya to do so in a manner consistent with its Constitution and international law. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T14:02:36.4124971Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:02:36.4124971Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
101866
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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 Somalia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to end sexual violence against women in Somalia. 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 212678 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of international efforts to eradicate sexual violence in conflict. We are committed to using UK expertise to help national Governments prevent and prosecute those responsible for sexual violence in conflict, to improve care for survivors, and to provide training to improve their military and police capability. The UK, together with the UN, has worked closely with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in the development of its national action plan for addressing sexual violence, which it announced at the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) Summit in London in June this year.</p><p>The UK has in addition put £1 million this year into funding projects in Somalia to provide care and support to survivors including:</p><p>o Improving the response to and prevention of sexual and gender-based violence in three districts of Mogadishu (Yaqshid, Bondhere and Karaan), including the integration of support services (psychosocial, legal, and economic) within existing medical clinics;</p><p> </p><p>o In Lower Juba, increasing the capacity of local authorities to prevent and respond to cases of sexual violence, improve access to health facilities for survivors and improve the documentation of sexual violence cases;</p><p> </p><p>o Support for survivors of sexual violence in camps for Internally Displaced Persons in Mogadishu.</p><p>The UK was extremely concerned by recent allegations relating to the conduct of soldiers operating as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM). My hon friend the member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge MP), the Minsiter for Africa, raised these allegations with the AU and the relevant troop contributing countries, and an investigation is due to start imminently. The UK already supports pre-deployment training programmes for AMISOM on prevention of sexual violence, international human rights laws, and best practice in assisting women and children in the aftermath of violent conflict.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T13:20:03.3875542Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T13:20:03.3875542Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Nepal 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 assessment he has made of human rights in Nepal. 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 212679 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Human rights are generally well protected under Nepal’s Interim Constitution, although gaps remain in effective implementation. Overall, respect for civil and political rights has improved since the end of the conflict. But as I pointed out to my Nepali counterparts when I visited in May, the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Nepal should address crimes committed during the conflict in a way that is consistent with Nepal’s obligations under international law. Social and economic rights have also largely been on a positive trend, although discrimination, inequality and insecurity persist for many. Gender based violence remains a significant concern, and the UK will continue to prioritise it in our political and programmatic engagement with Nepal.</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 2014-11-05T15:30:20.6353401Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:30:20.6353401Z
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unstar 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
101869
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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 West Africa more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's financial share is of the EU's contribution to fighting the spread of Ebola. 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 212743 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK has committed £225 million (approximately €285 million) to fight Ebola in West Africa. This equates to more than 25 per cent of the €1 billion pledged by the EU and its Member States and makes us the second-highest bilateral donor after the United States.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T14:04:42.3157044Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T14:04:42.3157044Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this