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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
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the position of Ms Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of four sentenced to death in Lahore under Pakistan's blasphemy laws; and whether they intend to make representations to the government of Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL2283 more like this
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unstar 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 We are concerned to hear that a Pakistan court has upheld the imposition of the death penalty in the case of Asia Bibi. We support the EU's recent statement of concern and hope that the verdict will be overturned on appeal. We regularly raise at the highest levels the misuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan both against Muslims and against religious minorities. We have consistently pressed the Government of Pakistan on the issue of the death penalty and expressed our principled opposition to it in all cases. We will continue to raise these issues. more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:14:45.380975Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:14:45.380975Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Foreign Relations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 October (HL10897), what assessment they have made of the case for further multilateral partnerships and cooperation to encourage investment in Ethiopia; and how many additional posts for (1) UK officials, and (2) locally engaged staff, have been created at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL11510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The British Embassy in Addis Ababa has been working closely with our international and multilateral partners, and through our bilateral programmes, to increase the levels of investment in Ethiopia. We note the $1.2bn World Bank Operation with Ethiopia was approved on 30 October. The Minister for Africa discussed prospects for this, and economic development more widely, when she represented the UK at our annual bilateral aid talks with Ethiopia on 5 October. During her visit, she announced a £66 million package of UK technical assistance to the economic reform process.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is now finalising the new roles to deliver the new strategic approach to Africa, announced by the Prime Minister on her regional visit. While it is not possible to give final figures at this stage, this is a significant uplift across our African network of posts and will include new roles focussed on supporting growth, trade and economic partnerships in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa more widely.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T16:31:26.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:31:26.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: British Nationals Abroad more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of arbitrary arrest facing British citizens who are long-term residents in Egypt. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL13246 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>We keep all of our travel advice, including for Egypt, under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of the risk to British nationals. Our travel advice for Egypt was last updated on 17 January.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13248 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T15:19:01.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:19:01.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Political Prisoners more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the claim by Human Rights Watch that 60,000 people, including Mostafa el-Naggar, are currently being held in prison on political grounds in Egypt; and whether they have made representations to the government of Egypt about that issue. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL13247 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of recent reports regarding Mostafa Al-Naggar and are tracking his case. We remain deeply concerned about allegations of enforced disappearance in Egypt. Officials continue to raise these issues and concerns about freedom of expression with the Egyptian authorities both in London and in Cairo. Egypt is a human rights priority country for the UK and the UK wants to see more political progress and better protection of human rights for all Egyptians, as set out in Egypt's Constitution. The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa raised concerns over freedom of expression with the Egyptian Foreign Minister during his visit to Cairo on 14 October.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T15:21:59.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:21:59.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there are any current risks facing British tourists in Egypt; and what assessment they have made of whether any such risks have (1) diminished, or (2) grown since 2013. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL13248 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>We keep all of our travel advice, including for Egypt, under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of the risk to British nationals. Our travel advice for Egypt was last updated on 17 January.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13246 more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T15:19:01.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:19:01.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Travel Information more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 February (HL13246 and HL13248), whether they will publish the criteria by which they determine their travel advice to British citizens. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL14413 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Guidance on how the Foreign and Commonwealth Office puts travel advice together, including our criteria for advising British nationals against travelling to a particular place, is published on the GOV.UK website and linked from all 225 travel advice pages. We keep the content of our travel advice under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of risk to British nationals and includes information and advice on the most relevant issues.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T14:59:31.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T14:59:31.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Press Freedom more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of media freedom in Turkey; and whether the present position there helps or hinders good Anglo-Turkish relations. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL14417 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>​We closely follow the situation in Turkey with regard to media freedom and other human rights issues. As a close friend and ally of Turkey we have an open dialogue where we are able to raise issues of concern, including on media freedom. We will continue to engage the Turkish government on these issues and to urge respect for freedom of media, which is essential to the long-term health of Turkish democracy.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T14:42:13.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T14:42:13.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the intention of the government of Turkey to buy weapons from Russia while being a member of NATO. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL14668 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>We have repeatedly raised our concerns at Ministerial and official level about the proposed Turkish purchase of S-400 missiles. Turkey is a valued NATO ally, on the front line of some of the UK and the Alliance's most difficult security challenges. Defence equipment procurement decisions are for nations, but all NATO allies have committed to reducing their dependence on Russian-sourced legacy military equipment. The proposed purchase would pose real challenges for the interoperability of NATO systems.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T15:31:35.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T15:31:35.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Germany: Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Germany concerning the level of its contributions to defence spending as a NATO member. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL14669 more like this
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unstar 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>At the 2014 NATO Wales Summit, all Allies signed a Defence Investment Pledge (DIP) undertaking to reach 2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defence and 20% of defence expenditure on major equipment by 2024. We have been clear on the need for increased defence spending in the Alliance to meet the challenge of an evolving and complex security environment.</p><p>We welcome German increases in defence spending and continue to engage them on their progress towards meeting the Pledge. The Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer regularly raise defence spending with their German counterparts. We also continue to push the case for increased defence spending at NATO meetings, such as the recent Defence Minister's meeting in February.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:11:20.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:11:20.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Arctic Council more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to join the Arctic Council; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
star this property uin HL15409 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>​In accordance with the Declaration on the establishment of the Arctic Council dated 19 September 1996, membership is reserved to Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the USA, also known as the Arctic States. The United Kingdom has held the status of State Observer to the Arctic Council since its establishment in 1996, and intends to continue to retain this status and our ongoing engagement with the Arctic Council.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:52:41.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:52:41.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this