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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 North Korea: Sanctions 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 he is taking with his international counterparts to enforce international sanctions on North Korea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 252879 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is actively working with international partners to fully implement all relevant UN Security Council measures in respect of North Korea. The UK has contributed four Royal Navy vessels in the past year to a US-coordinated maritime sanctions enforcement operation. We have lobbied widely to encourage all States to enforce sanctions on North Korea and to stem major sources of illicit revenue for North Korea, such as overseas labourers and cyber-crime. Until North Korea takes concrete steps towards its complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation sanctions must remain and all states must continue to enforce them in full.</p><p>We also welcome the work of the UN Panel of Experts who report on States’ implementation of UN Security Council measures. The Panel’s latest report details continued evasion of sanctions by North Korea. The Panel of Experts reports can be found at <a href="https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1718/panel_experts/reports" target="_blank">https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1718/panel_experts/reports</a>.</p><p>​</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T13:57:55.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:57:55.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1105565
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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 India: Christianity more like this
unstar 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 his counterpart in India on the persecution of Christians in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 237732 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>The British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London maintain a continuous assessment of the situation across India, including Christian persecution. Our officials regularly meet with Christian minority representatives. Most recently, the British High Commission highlighted the importance of Christian persecution to the British Government with India's Ministry of External Affairs on 25 March 2019. We also run a number of projects with religious minorities to raise awareness of their rights and promote interfaith tolerance in India.</p><p>We will continue to engage the Indian government and the wider international community on this matter.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:34:00.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:34:00.73Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 Nigeria: Christianity more like this
unstar 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 representations (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have made to the Government of Nigeria on the ongoing systematic violence against Christians in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 176596 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is taking every opportunity to raise our concerns over intercommunal violence between farming and herding communities at senior levels. The Prime Minister raised the issue with President Buhari during her recent visit to Nigeria and the Foreign Secretary raised the subject when he wrote to the Foreign Minister in August. The British High Commission in Abuja has also raised the issue with the Vice President and with the governors of affected states.</p><p>Our assessment is that the root causes of violence are disputes over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water, and it is important that efforts to address the violence focus on this challenges.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-10-15T16:00:57.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T16:00:57.047Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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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 Belgium: Undocumented Migrants more like this
unstar 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 steps his Department is taking to help tackle the flow of undocumented migrants through Belgian ports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 169759 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working closely with Belgian colleagues to prevent illegal migrants travelling, and to undermine the business model driving organised illegal immigration. Joint investigations and operational cooperation have seen a number of successes in disrupting organised crime groups. We are also working to tackle people smuggling through the People Smuggling Amplification Plan. We are cooperating with Belgian, French and Dutch law enforcement agencies to share information and build capacity as part of those efforts.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T15:53:26.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T15:53:26.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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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
unstar 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 representations his Department has made to the Myanmar Government on the persecution of the Rohingya in the past month. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 143224 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK's Permanent Representative to the United Nations made representations on the treatment of the Rohingya to senior members of Burma's Government during the UN Security Council's visit to Burma of 30 April to 1 May.</p><p>The British Ambassador to Burma met Commander in Chief of Burma's military on 3 May and urged him to accept an inquiry with international involvement into the human rights violations carried out against the Rohingya of Rakhine State.</p><p>The Ambassador met Burma's Minister for Social Welfare on 3 May and restated the UK's readiness to support the implementation of the Rakhine Advisory Commission's report, which includes recommendations that would address the persecution of the Rohingya in Rakhine State.</p><p>The Ambassador met Burma's National Security Advisor on 4 May and encouraged Burma's Government to take steps to improve the living conditions and opportunities of the Rohingya currently resident in Internally Displaced Person camps near Sittwe, Rakhine State. He also encouraged provision of educational opportunities to ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya students on an equal basis.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-05-16T15:12:58.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-16T15:12:58.807Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
896479
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
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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 Algeria: Christianity more like this
unstar 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, if he will make representations to the Algerian Government on the forced closure of Christian churches in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 140865 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 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the recent church closures in Algeria. Our Ambassador in Algeria has been in touch with the Protestant Church of Algeria, who have raised the closures with the Algerian Ministry of Interior. Our Ambassador will also raise with the Algerian authorities. The Algerian Constitution provides for freedom of conscience and religion. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon discussed the importance of freedom of religion and belief with the Algerian Minister for Religious Affairs in October 2017.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-11T13:39:11.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-11T13:39:11.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
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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 Jan Kuciak more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if will make representations to the UN on the murder of Jan Kuciak in Slovakia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 132995 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 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>​The UK condemns the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova; we have offered our condolences. We have offered assistance to the Slovak authorities in their investigation if required. The Slovak government have not asked the UK to make representations to the UN on Kuciak's murder. It would be unusual for the UK to make representations to the UN on the murder of a non-British national not on UK soil, especially if the government in question has not requested it.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T12:37:47.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T12:37:47.23Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
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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 Arab Emirates: Christianity 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 Government of the United Arab Emirates on the persecution of Christians in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 132941 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Human rights, including the protection of freedom of religion or belief, is a UK foreign policy priority. As part of our bilateral relationship with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we discuss human rights at both ministerial and official levels. We note the positive steps the UAE has made in this area, including the establishment of the Ministry of Tolerance in 2016, with the objective of supporting religious tolerance and diversity. Promoting dialogue between different faiths was a key theme of the visit of HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the UAE in 2016. This included a reception hosted at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque involving a discussion with leaders of the Christian faith in the UAE.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-23T14:51:59.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-23T14:51:59.043Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
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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 Commonwealth: Elections 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 he is taking to encourage free and fair elections in Commonwealth nations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 132951 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 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to upholding the principles of the Commonwealth Charter, including the inalienable right of individuals to participate in free and fair elections. Our High Commissions regularly engage with a range of political actors and institutions across the Commonwealth in support of those principles.</p><p>We also support the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat in this field: both its co-ordination of Commonwealth Election Observer Groups and the technical assistance it provides to improve electoral systems, practice and legislation in Commonwealth member states. In addition, the UK works closely with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to promote stronger parliamentary democracy in the Commonwealth.</p><p>The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April will discuss the protection and promotion of democracy. The UK will also join the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, which acts as the custodian of the values and principles set out in the Commonwealth Charter</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-21T17:25:39.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T17:25:39.687Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
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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 Egypt: Christianity 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 the treatment of Christians in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim remove filter
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 123866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about terrorist attacks in Egypt that have targeted the Coptic community and at reports of sectarian violence. Combating sectarian violence is a shared strategic objective for the Egyptian and British Governments and we welcome President Sisi's calls for peaceful coexistence between communities. The Government of Egypt has stated its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities and of the need for religious tolerance, and the Egyptian constitution contains protection for Freedom of Religious Belief. It is important that these rights are respected.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:46:39.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:46:39.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this