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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about recent arrests of students, and the placing of private security companies, on university campuses there. more like this
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Lord Hylton 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. John Casson, our Ambassador in Cairo, discussed the recent university protests with Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 14 October. The UK believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is important in any democracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
93725
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to ask Israel to contribute to the international funds being raised for the reconstruction of Gaza. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2149 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK has no plans to request Israeli funding for the reconstruction of Gaza. The UK welcomes the generosity shown by the international community in response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. At the Gaza reconstruction conference on 12 October the UK pledged an additional £20million to help kick start the recovery and get the Gazan people back on their feet. Our current focus is on engaging Israel and other parties to ensure the unimpeded delivery of aid, including through the UN mechanism on construction materials which both parties have approved. The UK is pressing them to now make swift progress towards a durable ceasefire agreement.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:35:18.3270745Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:35:18.3270745Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
93729
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Hong Kong more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Hong Kong Government regarding the alleged police brutality against protester Ken Tsang. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2153 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>We monitor the situation in Hong Kong closely. The footage shows what looks like police officers using disproportionate force. The Hong Kong authorities have described this incident as inappropriate and are investigating. We welcome this investigation.</p><p>Hong Kong is an important part of the UK’s relationship with China. We continue to meet regularly at senior levels with both the Chinese authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government. We have consistently called on all sides to ensure that the demonstrations are peaceful and in accordance with the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:58:16.1896583Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:58:16.1896583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with President Erdogan over the nature of secular society in Turkey. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL1995 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text We and our EU partners regularly engage with the Turkish government on the full range of EU accession matters, including on human rights and freedom of religion and belief. We are encouraged by the progress Turkey has made on these issues. In particular, we welcome the steps taken to protect the interests of religious minorities in Turkey. This includes the freedom granted to hold religious services at the Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery and Armenian Orthodox Akdamar Church; updated religious textbooks for schools; and the returning of property seized by the state to religious minorities. We are also encouraged by the ‘democratisation package’ announced by the Turkish government in October 2013, aimed at addressing concerns over minority rights. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:57:03.7459108Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:57:03.7459108Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Cyprus more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the public support of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for the Greek-Cypriot cause reflects the Cabinet’s position in respect of Cyprus; and, if not, what action they intend to take. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL2012 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to supporting the UN's efforts to achieve a settlement based on a bizonal, bicommunal federation with political equality as defined by the relevant Security Council resolutions. We will continue to encourage the leaders of both communities to keep up the momentum on the talks which restarted in February this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:38:11.7174979Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:38:11.7174979Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Bosnia and Herzegovina more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of the flood damage in Bosnia-Herzegovina in May 2014; whether they have made an assessment of the proportion of the flood damage covered by insurance; what amount of external emergency funds has been spent; and whether additional European Union assistance is available. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2085 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>A comprehensive needs assessment of the post-disaster recovery requirements stemming from this year’s floods was carried out by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EU, the UN and the World Bank supported this process by providing resources and technical support. The assessment reflects damages, effects, impact and needs across a range of sectors including agriculture, education, health, public services, housing, transportation and energy. It estimates that the economic impact of the floods was £1.62bn. A European Commission hosted donors’ conference in July raised £810m towards the rehabilitation effort.</p><p>The EU assistance to the flood response is currently €42m, plus €1m from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which has gone to rebuild schools, houses and other community infrastructure. An additional tranche of €43m is due to be released to cover flood prevention and provide more housing assistance.</p><p>In addition to a £1.03m commitment for immediate humanitarian assistance, the British Government is due to release a further £1m to the flood response work through the UNDP. We will continue to work closely with the EU, the UN and other international organisations to assess what further help might be given to help Bosnia Herzegovina recover from the impact of the floods.</p><p>The British Government has not made an assessment of the proportion of damage covered by insurance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:37.9023336Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:37.9023336Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Bosnia and Herzegovina more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are encouraging the various elements of civil society in Bosnia to work together with all the religious leaders, and all levels of government, to reconstruct that country. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2086 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Through its project work and donor coordination, our Embassy is working with stakeholders, including civil society and other citizens’ groups, to support Bosnia in dealing with the consequences of this year’s devastating floods. This includes building on existing community cooperation. More widely, the UK considers that joining the EU would be the most effective way for Bosnia to progress towards a more united and prosperous country. The UK has consistently demonstrated leadership within the EU in encouraging Bosnia to make progress on meeting the criteria necessary for EU accession.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:34:26.8233104Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:34:26.8233104Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
93703
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of investment protection treaties agreed by all United Kingdom Overseas Territories with another country. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL2132 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has extended a number of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPA) to the Overseas Territories when the Territories have provided a case for doing so and the other country agreed. These are the IPPAs currently in force that have been extended to Overseas Territories:</p><p>UK-Antigua &amp; Barbuda IPPA (Gibraltar)</p><p>UK-Belize IPPA (Cayman Islands, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Dominica IPPA (Gibraltar)</p><p>UK-Grenada IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Guyana IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Hungary IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Indonesia IPPA (Bermuda)</p><p>UK-Korea Republic IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Mauritius IPPA (Gibraltar)</p><p>UK-Panama IPPA (Cayman Islands)</p><p>UK- Philippines IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Singapore IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-St Lucia IPPA (Cayman Islands, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Thailand IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Tunisia IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>Records of all treaties involving the United Kingdom concluded between 1834 and 31 March 2014 can currently be found through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s UK Treaties Online service at: <a href="http://treaties.fco.gov.uk/treaties/treaty.htm" target="_blank">http://treaties.fco.gov.uk/treaties/treaty.htm</a></p><p>Details of treaties involving the United Kingdom since March 2014 can be found on the FCO Treaty Section’s pages on GOV.UK at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/uk-treaties" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/uk-treaties</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:33:52.000973Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:33:52.000973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
93724
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of ISIL on Christian communities in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; and what plans there are to protect such communities. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2148 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian reports from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the region are deeply concerning. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups continue to commit atrocities against Muslims, Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen and other communities throughout the areas under their control. We condemn any and all abuses of human rights, including those against Christians.</p><p>We are working closely with our international partners, including in the region, to try to assist and protect civilians - including Christians - from ISIL through a long-term, comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat this terrorist organisation.</p><p>This strategy is being delivered by a large international coalition, where UK actions complement, and are coordinated with, those of other actors. It has security, political and humanitarian dimensions. For example, in Iraq, we are carrying out airstrikes against ISIL and are providing military assistance to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces so that they can restore control over the areas taken by ISIL. In Syria, we support military action by the US and five Arab states against ISIL; we are supporting the Syrian moderate opposition, who are fighting ISIL; and we continue to work for a political transition: when it comes to tackling ISIL, Assad is part of the problem, not part of the solution. In Lebanon, we continue to press for the election of a President, strengthen municipalities and support the Lebanese Armed Forces reassert state authority in their border regions On the humanitarian front, we continue to provide swift and substantial assistance to those who have fled areas controlled by ISIL, including air drops to deliver aid to those trapped by ISIL. On the diplomatic front, at the Human Rights Council in September we, alongside our international partners, secured a resolution strongly condemning ISIL and stressing the need for accountability.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:33:27.5901778Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:33:27.5901778Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
93728
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Hong Kong more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with the Hong Kong Government regarding the progress of the official consultation on plans to implement universal suffrage in 2017. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2152 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Hong Kong is an important part of the UK’s relationship with China. We continue to meet regularly at senior levels with both the Chinese authorities and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government.</p><p>Earlier this month, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), met the Chinese Ambassador to discuss developments in Hong Kong and to set out the UK position. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), also met the Hong Kong government’s Secretary of Justice to discuss the importance of the introduction of universal suffrage. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), and the Foreign Secretary also discussed Hong Kong in recent meetings with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai.</p><p>Mr Swire outlined the UK’s position in his Written Ministerial Statement of 13 October, Official Report, Column 12WS.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:32:53.7999077Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:32:53.7999077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this