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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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star 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 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
93722
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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 Libya 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 when the last ministerial visit to Libya took place; and what plans they have for future visits. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2146 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text The former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), visited Tripoli in March 2014. The former Minister of State at the Department for International Development, my right hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan), visited on 22 June. Our Embassy in Tripoli has been temporarily closed since 6 August due to ongoing fighting and instability in Libya. The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the Libyan Political Transition, Jonathan Powell, visited Libya on 11 October in support of efforts being led by the UN to agree a ceasefire and political settlement. Until such time as the security situation improves, there are no plans for Ministerial visits to Libya. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:07:54.8412451Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:07:54.8412451Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian 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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25277
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 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
unstar 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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3474
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 The Marquess of Lothian 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star 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
unstar 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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unstar 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star 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
unstar 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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3474
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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
93729
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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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
93730
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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
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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 Iran 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 discussions they have had through the chargé d’affaires of the recently reopened Iranian embassy regarding the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text We are aware of the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani. We remain deeply concerned about the detention of and discrimination against members of minority religious groups in Iran. We have called on the Iranian government to protect the rights of all minority groups in Iran. The Iranian Embassy in the UK is yet to reopen, but the UK’s non-resident Chargé d’Affaires raised the issue of freedom of religion with the Iranian authorities during his visit to Iran earlier this year. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:07:18.1732276Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:07:18.1732276Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
93731
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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 Iran more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions the Prime Minister had with President Rouhani regarding freedom of religion and belief in Iran during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2155 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Both the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), raised a high profile human rights case in their meetings with President Rouhani and the Foreign Minister respectively. The UK’s non-resident Chargé d’Affaires raised the issue of freedom of religion and belief with the Iranian authorities during his visit to Iran earlier this year. The British Government urges the Iranian government to respect the rights of all minority religious groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:06:44.9626851Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:06:44.9626851Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans 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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star 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft 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 EU Countries 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 how many British nationals they estimate to live in each member state of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2081 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The most recent figures we have are taken from a 2010 report prepared by the Institute of Public Policy Research which was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Consular Directorate. These figures are estimates of the number of UK citizens living abroad (including for part of a year).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>EU Member State</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>UK Citizens living in Member State (estimate - including for part of the year)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>7,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>31,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulgaria</p></td><td><p>18,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Croatia</p></td><td><p>Not a Member State at the time the report was commissioned</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cyprus</p></td><td><p>65,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>7,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>12,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>330,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>107,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>45,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>5,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>329,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>37,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lithuania</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malta</p></td><td><p>11,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>48,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>6,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>39,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Romania</p></td><td><p>7,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovakia</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>1,050,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>29,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>TOTAL</p></td><td><p>2,197,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-22T16:11:47.7289403Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T16:11:47.7289403Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this