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star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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 enable recognised religious leaders in Syria to act in parallel with all those searching for political solutions for that country. 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 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
unstar this property answer text We recognise the important contribution that recognised religious leaders can make on the Syria political track. Along with other leading members of civil society, they will need a strong voice in the debate on Syria’s future. The UK has engaged directly with a number of religious leaders and representatives of minority communities. The UK has also been funding projects aimed at promoting dialogue between different ethnic and sectarian groups in Syria, as we seek further progress on a political settlement. Minorities including Alawites, Christians, Druze, Kurds and Turkmen have been represented in these projects. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-03T13:55:17.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:55:17.057Z
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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
155698
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 to which rebel groups in Syria they have offered financial or military assistance; and by which groups such assistance has been accepted. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2882 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text The UK supports a range of moderates in Syria who oppose both the Assad regime and extremism. We do not provide support to extremist groups, and the need to prevent diversion to these groups is built into our programmes. In August 2013 we gave the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army escape hoods, detector paper and nerve-agent pre-treatment tablets to protect them from chemical weapons attack. This financial year the UK will be providing £1 million of non-lethal equipment to the moderate armed opposition. The exact equipment will depend on the requirements of the recipients, but could include commercially available communications equipment, commercially available vehicles, fuel, portable generators and logistics supplies such as clothing, rations and tents; and individual medical kits. The UK Government also expects to make a significant contribution to the recently announced US-led programme to train and equip the Syrian moderate armed opposition. Details of how that contribution will be delivered are currently being scoped. We also provide support to the political umbrella group the National Coalition. This includes advisory and strategic communications support. The UK does not supply weapons to anybody in Syria.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 representations they are making to the government of Turkey over the Syrian Kurds currently detained by them at Suruc and who do not wish to be returned to Kobane. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text Reports from Kobane continue to be deeply concerning. We have not made representations about these specific allegations, but we maintain a close dialogue with Turkey on the evolving crisis in the region. We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 170,000 refugees that have fled the fighting in Kobane in recent weeks, in addition to the 1.4 million refugees already in Turkey. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:55:10.6075039Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:55:10.6075039Z
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3474
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
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 progress has been made on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2139 and 2165 regarding Syria, in particular regarding the action or inaction of the governments of Russia and China. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL1987 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 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
unstar this property answer text As required by UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2139, the Secretary General has produced monthly reports to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. UNSCR 2165 and its successor, UNSCR 2191, also continue to be implemented. According to the UN Secretary General’s most recent report, by 31 July 2015, the UN and its partners had delivered 154 shipments of aid into Syria. The UK has allocated £233 million for the provision of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, to be delivered through our UN and non-governmental organisation partners. However, the delivery of aid in Syria is complicated by the continued obstruction of aid delivery by the Assad regime, as well as by the regime’s indiscriminate attacks on population centres, especially through the use of barrel bombs. Countries with influence over the Syrian government, including Russia, must use that influence to press the Assad regime to comply with its responsibilities under international humanitarian and human rights law.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T13:20:38.89Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T13:20:38.89Z
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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 Judd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 whom they consider to be the legitimate government of Syria. more like this
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Lord Empey 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 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>While we consider the National Coalition the sole legitimate representatives of the Syrian people, it is not at present the government in Syria. The Coalition is working to realise the aspirations of the vast majority of Syrians for a democratic and pluralist future for their country. The Assad regime has lost all legitimacy by responding to the demands of its people for their basic rights and freedoms with escalating, and horrifying, brutality: using chemical weapons, heavy artillery and air power against civilians; unlawfully detaining and torturing its own people, including children; and preventing life-saving humanitarian support from getting to those who need it. The recent Syrian presidential elections were a parody of democracy and served only as a reminder of the continued illegitimacy of the Assad regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T11:49:15.5514207Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T11:49:15.5514207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 successful removal of Da'esh from the 35 villages along the Khabur river that had previously been captured, what steps they are taking to assist the clearing of mines and unexploded ordnance, to consolidate stability, and to create safe havens to enable the return of residents. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL181 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>While the UK is not carrying out any mine clearance operations in Syria, we fully recognise the widespread and severe civilian suffering caused by the conflict. The UK has given over £800m to the humanitarian response, more than we have given to any previous humanitarian crisis. Some of this has been targeted to provide humanitarian support to the Hasakah Governorate as and where security constraints have allowed.</p><p>Although safe havens can be effective in some situations, they are not currently feasible in Syria. Without all parties agreeing on their establishment there would need to be sufficient military capability to guarantee the safety of individuals. That is not currently present in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T12:46:48.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T12:46:48.017Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fate of the Assyrian Christian prisoners abducted by Daesh on 24 February from Syrian villages along the River Khabour in Hassaka Governorate. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL5363 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 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>We understand that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has abducted more than 200 Assyrian Christians from the Hassaka region in North-East Syria. We believe that, in another act of appalling barbarity, ISIL has executed at least 15 of the hostages and that 23 Assyrian Christians have since been released following the payment of ransom money by the families. We remain concerned for the remaining hostages, most of whom are women, children and elderly people. We support the UN Security Council Statement condemning the abductions and demanding the Christians immediate release.</p><p>The UK is committed to defeating ISIL, an organisation that has no place in today’s world. We will continue to work with the Global Coalition of more than sixty countries to ensure that ISIL no longer poses a threat to the people of the region, to international stability or to our own national security.</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 2015-03-13T14:44:29.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:44:29.91Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
347894
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the circumstances of the more than 230 Assyrian Christian hostages taken by Da'esh in the north of Syria in February; (2) the capture by Da'esh of around 35 predominantly Assyrian villages along the Khabur river in the Hassake Governorate; and (3) how many people remain unaccounted for following those captures. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL180 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>We understand that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are still holding more than 200 Assyrian Christians who were abducted in February from villages along the Khabour river in Hassakeh Province of North-East Syria. We believe that, in another act of appalling barbarity, ISIL executed at least 15 of the hostages, and that 23 Assyrian Christians have since been released following the payment of ransom money by the families, and another two freed when the area was liberated at the end of May. We remain concerned for the remaining hostages, most of whom are women, children and elderly people. We support the UN Security Council Statement condemning the abductions and demanding the Christians immediate release.</p><p>The UK is committed to defeating ISIL, an organisation that has no place in today’s world. We will continue to work with the Global Coalition of more than sixty countries to ensure that ISIL no longer poses a threat to the people of the region, to international stability or to our own national security.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T12:46:19.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T12:46:19.597Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
178351
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star this property date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 contacts they maintain with opposition groups in Syria. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL4739 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>We maintain very regular contact with moderate Syrian opposition groups, including those in Syria largely through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Syria Overseas Network and the UK Special Representative for Syria. We support the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces both politically and practically in their efforts to promote a democratic and pluralistic vision of Syria free from both Assad’s brutality and extremism. We also support a range of civilian actors including Civil Defence Teams, Police and Local Councils providing essential services in Syria in areas no longer under the control of the Assad regime. We plan to make a significant contribution to the US train and equip programme to help the Syrian moderate armed opposition counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-02-12T14:16:18.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:16:18.253Z
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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 Empey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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 with the government of Turkey about the future status of the Kurds in Northern Syria. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2885 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We maintain a regular dialogue with the Turkish government on developments in Syria, including on the status of the Kurds in northern Syria. Turkey shares our concern about the present situation in Kobane and has made clear their commitment to support international efforts to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p><p>We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 190,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Kobane, in addition to the 1.5 million refugees from Syria and Iraq already residing in Turkey. The Department for International Development has already responded to the urgent needs of Syrian Kurdish refugees who have fled to Turkey, and is ready to react swiftly to further developments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Z
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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