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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
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Israel more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports by the Union of Gaza Fishermen that, since the signing of the July 2014 ceasefire agreement, Israel’s navy has committed at least 1,370 assaults on Gazan fishermen. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2510 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text Whilst we have not raised this report with the government of Israel, officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have expressed concern over the Israel Defence Force’s use of live fire against fishermen. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T15:39:00.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:39:00.013Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
420520
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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
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Detainees more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of allegations that secret detention without charge or information being given to relatives and torture is in widespread use in the Egyptian security forces; and whether any United Kingdom citizens have been or are currently involved. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2495 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text We are concerned by recent reports containing allegations of secret detentions and the use of torture in Egypt. The British Government condemns the use of torture in all its forms and strongly urges the Egyptian authorities to ensure that the human rights of all detainees are upheld and due process is observed. We continue to raise these issues with the Egyptian government. In January this year, I personally raised concerns over reports of mistreatment of detainees and the importance of due process with the Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif. The UK raised the issue of torture and inhumane treatment in detention in Egypt at the UN Human Rights Council in June 2015. Our ambassador and officials in Cairo, regularly raise these issues with the Egyptian authorities, most recently in September 2015. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office takes all allegations or concerns of torture and mistreatment extremely seriously. Where UK nationals are involved, with the prisoner’s permission, we follow up all allegations of torture and mistreatment with the Egyptian authorities, depending on the circumstances of each case.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T15:38:12.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:38:12.583Z
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3474
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
420559
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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
star this property hansard heading Belarus: Foreign Relations more like this
star this property house id 2 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 is their assessment of their current relationship with the government of Belarus. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2534 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text The UK Government has full diplomatic relations with the Government of Belarus, and continue to work to improve them. We welcomed the release of six political prisoners on 22 August, although we continue to have concerns about the human rights situation. We have noted the preliminary statement of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on the conduct of the presidential elections on 11 October, and await its final report. We hope that the Government of Belarus can take forward its dialogue with ODIHR on how to improve the conduct of future elections. We work closely with EU partners on these issues, and engage with the Belarusian authorities to press for political and economic reforms. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T15:39:48.867Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:39:48.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1137
star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
420697
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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
star this property hansard heading Islamic State more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 assessment he has made of the effect of coalition air strikes on (a) the extent of the territory held by ISIL/Daesh and (b) that group's capacity to advance in (i) Iraq and (ii) Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 11279 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 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text The Coalition has carried out more than 8,000 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. Coupled with Iraqi ground troops’ operations, these have meant ISIL’s advances have been halted and 30% of the territory ISIL held in Iraq after its advance last summer has been regained. In Syria, Coalition airpower helped Kurdish forces retake Kobane and push ISIL back towards Raqqa. US Central Command, which coordinates Coalition airstrikes against ISIL, assesses that as of 8 Oct 2015, Coalition military action had destroyed or damaged over 13,500 ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria, including nearly 4,000 fighting positions. These are significant blows for an organisation whose strength prior to the launch of Coalition action emanated from its continued expansion and a false aura of invincibility. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T11:18:58.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T11:18:58.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
420567
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Budget: Contributions more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 2 February (HL4233), whether the Government have paid to the European Union an additional £1.7 billion or a reduced amount of £850 million; and if they have paid either amount, what was their rationale for agreeing to make the payment. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
star this property uin HL2542 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 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text The Chancellor secured a deal that halved the original surcharge to £850m and the UK is in fact paying slightly less than this as our rebate will be £0.1bn higher than anticipated. <br /><p>There has always been an annual adjustment to each member state’s contribution to the EU budget, to take into account of statistical revisions. As for other member states, the UK has historically seen both upward and downward revisions to its contribution to the EU budget.</p><br /> <br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T17:12:19.613Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T17:12:19.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
420699
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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
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Armed Conflict more like this
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25259
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 assessment his Department has made of the role played by access to natural resources across Iraq and Syria in the ongoing conflict in those countries; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 11451 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 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text Natural resources are a factor in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Oil is one of ISIL’s main sources of revenue. The UK has played a key role in efforts to limit ISIL’s access to revenue sources, such as by supporting UN Security Council Resolutions 2177 and 2199 and working with international partners to ensure those resolutions are enforced. ISIL control of territory along the Euphrates river valley in both Iraq and Syria is affecting water levels in the region, exacerbating the humanitarian situations in Iraqi and Syria. The UK Government remains committed to defeating ISIL and to ending the wider conflict in Syria through a political transition away from the Assad regime. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T11:57:20.32Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T11:57:20.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
420506
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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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 2 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, in the light of the participation of Houthi leaders in UN-sponsored discussions, whether similar discussions will be held with the authorities that govern the cantons of north and north-east Syria; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2481 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text It will be for all Syrians to decide the exact nature of the political settlement in Syria as part of a transition process, including whether an autonomous region will be created for the Kurds in Syria. The UK supports the efforts of the UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, who is working with the parties in Syria to seek ways forward on a political process. He has announced the setting up of working groups to facilitate intra-Syrian discussions on key issues. The UN Security Council and wider international community must support Mr de Mistura's efforts as he works with the Syrian parties including the Democratic Union Party (PYD), to deliver a sustainable political solution. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-10-19T15:33:54.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:33:54.627Z
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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
420695
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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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he is holding at the UN on a possible Security Council resolution on the establishment of safe zones in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 11276 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 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>The Government is providing £1.1billion in humanitarian aid to displaced Syrians and is considering ways in which it can help protect civilians in Syria and will continue to do so. Safe zones in Syria would be a difficult and complex option, that would require significant military resource, and for which there is currently no Parliamentary support in the UK. At the international level, Security Council members continue to discuss a range of humanitarian responses to the conflict in Syria, but there is no agreement so far. There is currently no prospect of passing a credible resolution in the Security Council as Russia has indicated that it would veto any resolution that did not have the support of the Syrian regime.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T15:14:46.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T15:14:46.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Media more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to develop a greater level of public understanding of the legal framework for social media. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sherwood more like this
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Mark Spencer more like this
star this property uin 901586 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 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <p>While there is clearly some awareness of the legal framework applicable to social media, I nevertheless publish warnings online reminding people of their responsibilities, where appropriate. My office also on occasions sends tweets, warning social media users of the risks of being in contempt.</p><p><strong></strong>As far as the criminal law is concerned, the Crown Prosecution Service has issued detailed guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T11:56:44.923Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T11:56:44.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Spencer more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personation more like this
star 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 Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to make identity theft a criminal offence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 11440 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 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
star this property answer text <p>Where a person steals somebody’s identity documents and/or uses somebody else’s identity to access a bank account or to make some other kind of financial gain, he or she can already be prosecuted under existing theft and fraud offences. We have no plans to create additional offences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-10-15T14:09:10.11Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-15T14:09:10.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this