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1130817
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 reports that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Emergency Response and Assessment Team has predicted that the repatriation of the Rohingya would be an easy process; what assessment they have made of the (1) dangers faced by, and (2) rights to full citizenship of, the Rohingya during their repatriation; and what steps are being taken to bring justice to those responsible for crimes against the Rohingya. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>​We welcome ASEAN's engagement on this issue through their Humanitarian Assistance Centre. However, we remain deeply concerned that the conditions for safe, voluntary and dignified returns in line with UNHCR principles are not in place. The UK has been clear, as has the UN Security Council, that before repatriations start, Myanmar must create the conditions in Rakhine to allow the Rohingya to return safely, voluntarily and with dignity. Refugees must have full access and independent information about conditions in areas of return and arrangements for repatriation.</p><p>We have publicly called for the removal of restrictions that withhold citizenship from individuals who are not from a community recognised by the Myanmar authorities as a 'national race', such as the Rohingya. The UK has supported the recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission's to reform the 1982 Citizenship Law and urges the Myanmar government to fully implement them.</p><p>The UK co-sponsored the resolution at the UN Human Rights Council which set up the Fact Finding Mission in March 2017. This has since found that there may be sufficient grounds for prosecuting senior Myanmar military officials for crimes against humanity. The UK also to secure a resolution which established a mechanism to collect and preserve evidence of atrocities for future prosecutions. We continue to press the Myanmar authorities to ensure its domestic accountability process is independent, credible and results in prosecutions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:50:12.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:50:12.927Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130826
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Conflict Resolution 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 steps they are taking to encourage international partners to establish dialogue with (1) Libya, (2) Syria, (3) Yemen, and (4) the Gulf States, to search for peaceful resolutions to national and international conflicts. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL16193 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>​The UK remains committed to supporting the UN-led efforts to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, including those in Libya, Yemen and Syria, and encourages all our international partners to do likewise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:50:38.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:50:38.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1130831
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Cameroon: Politics and Government 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 steps they are taking to ensure that action on Cameroon is included in the work of the Commonwealth. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16198 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Commonwealth is well placed to support Cameroon as part of efforts to address the situation in the Anglophone regions of that country. I recently exchanged letters with the Commonwealth Secretary General to encourage greater engagement with Cameroon to ensure the values of the Commonwealth Charter are respected. We remain in regular contact with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other Commonwealth member states on these issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:51:03.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:51:03.213Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1130865
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Sanctions 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 successes which can be attributed to their sanctions policies. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16232 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK plays a leading role in the development and implementation of sanctions in the EU and the UN. Sanctions are always used as part of a broader political strategy and are designed to change, coerce or send a political signal regarding particular behaviour(s). Whilst linking behaviour change explicitly to sanctions can be challenging, we have some evidence to suggest that sanctions on individuals can lead to their removal from positions of power and reduce their ability to carry out harmful actions. Collective sanctions through the UN or EU, for example the sanctions against the GRU officers who carried out the attack in Salisbury last year, also send a strong political signal that the EU condemns their behaviour.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:53:59.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:53:59.58Z
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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 label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1130876
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations 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, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to address concerns raised by international humanitarian organisations on ambiguities in the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 262239 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to do all it can to support the UN to implement the agreements reached in Stockholm and commend the efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, in this regard. We note the initial progress achieved by the parties towards phase one of the redeployment of forces in Hodeidah and urge the parties to take the necessary next steps, in accordance with the agreed concept of operations, towards full implementation of the Hodeidah Agreement. We also call on the parties to continue broader implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, including full adherence to the ceasefire in Hodeidah Governorate, as well as the finalization of arrangements for the Prisoner Exchange Agreement and the statement of understanding on Taiz.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:56:45.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:56:45.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1130932
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Turkey 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 the Government's policy is on recent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Cyprus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 262337 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text ​The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue. We have therefore been following recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern and would like to see the situation de-escalated. The UK has made it clear to Turkey, both privately and publicly, that we oppose their plans to drill. We continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone. We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean, and for the integrity of the Rules-Based International System, that disputes such as this are resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law. We will continue to work with the Republic of Cyprus, Turkey and the wider region to that end. We also continue to suppot a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus as the best means of resolving the difficulties caused by the division of the island. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1130942
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he plans to make to his Sudanese counterpart on the cases of (a) Mohamed Esmat, (b) Ismael Jalab and (c) Mubarak Ardol. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 262221 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The British Government condemns the arrest and detention of Mohamed Esmat, Ismael Jalab and Mubarak Ardol by the Sudanese security forces. We understand all have now been released. Violence must not be used, including against opponents. Sudanese people should not be faced with the threat of arbitrary detention or deportation. We consistently made clear to the former Government of Sudan our expectation that all detainees should be treated in accordance with international standards; we continue to call upon the Sudanese authorities to do so. On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. Our Embassy in Khartoum continues to publicly and directly call on members of the Transitional Military Council to take the steps needed to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political prisoners. We also engage regularly with civil society groups on the issue of detainee treatment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:07:16.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:16.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1130957
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Embassies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK embassy in Colombia spent on each of its projects and programmes in that country in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 262294 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Colombia project and programme spend during 2018 is set out in the following table. The International Climate Fund and Newton Fund are owned by BEIS, who have contributed to this response.</p><table><tbody><tr><td>​Programme/Fund</td><td>2018​ spend</td><td>Notes​</td></tr><tr><td>​Conflict Security and Stability Fund</td><td>£11.5M​</td><td>​Two CSSF programmes active in Colombia in 2018.</td></tr><tr><td>​Prosperity Fund</td><td>£8.75M​</td><td>​Two Prosperity Fund programmes active in Colombia in 2018.</td></tr><tr><td>​Newton Fund</td><td>£4.0M​</td><td>​This is the 2018 country envelope budget figure, as full year spend figures are not yet available. For reference, 2017 spend was £4.6M. Newton Fund works in partnership with Colombia on science and innovation projects.</td></tr><tr><td>​International Climate Fund</td><td>£0.258M​</td><td>​Includes only spend directly attributable to Colombia. excludes ICF spent through multilateral funds an other global programmes. This is not directly attributable to individual countries, as money is pooled with other donor finance.</td></tr><tr><td>​FCO Departmental Policy Programme (International Programme)</td><td>£0.82M</td><td>​</td></tr><tr><td>​</td><td>​</td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:35:02.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:35:02.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1130978
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 262375 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>British diplomats meet people representing the full spectrum of peaceful political views in Hong Kong, in line with normal diplomatic practice.</p><p>Hong Kong citizens are guaranteed the right to freedom of assembly and demonstration under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. Hong Kong's success and stability depend on its high degree of autonomy and respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:11:11.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:11:11.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1130993
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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 recent representations he has made to the Government of People's Republic of China on the suppression of political activists in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 262441 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We speak to the Chinese Government at all levels on a range of issues concerning Hong Kong. The British Consul General to Hong Kong discussed political developments in Hong Kong with the Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing in April 2019. We also raise Hong Kong in the course of regular dialogue with China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</p><p>We have raised a number of issues relating to the proposals with the Hong Kong Government at senior levels and Chinese officials in Beijing. These include potential implications for our bilateral extradition treaty, as well as the potential consequences for the UK business community and for UK citizens living in or travelling through Hong Kong. We will continue to seek clarity from the authorities on these points.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, issued a Joint Statement on 30 May 2019,which noted concern for the potential effect of the proposals on the large number of UK and Canadian citizens in Hong Kong, on business confidence and on Hong Kong's international reputation. They made clear that any extradition arrangements in Hong Kong should be in line with 'One Country, Two Systems' and fully respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. They also urged the Hong Kong Government to engage meaningfully with Hong Kong's broad range of local and international stakeholders in order to ensure their concerns are fully considered.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:15:25.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:15:25.847Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this