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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star this property uin HL90 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
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
60585
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey to help prevent foreign fighters entering Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL174 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>The UK has regular discussions with international partners focused on tackling the shared threat from foreign fighters travelling to Syria. These include contacts with the Government of Turkey, with which we work to prevent foreign fighters from using Turkey as a transit route for Syria, including by strengthening protective security measures and using passenger information.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T11:48:21.4460026Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T11:48:21.4460026Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
61285
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 assessment they have made of the resignation of Mr Lakhdar Brahimi as United Nations mediator in Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL245 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>Lakhdar Brahimi has played a crucial role as joint UN and Arab League Special Envoy for Syria since June 2012. He showed strong leadership and great patience in getting the parties to the conflict round the same table in Geneva and take the first steps towards potentially constructive dialogue. The responsibility for the collapse of negotiations rests wholly with the regime's refusal to engage in discussion on an agenda for future talks put forward by Mr Brahimi. The appointment and mandate of any future UN Special Envoy is still under consideration by the UN.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T11:51:07.8912553Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T11:51:07.8912553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
61286
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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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 assessment they have made of the offer of partial amnesties by President Assad of Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL246 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>The limited amnesties on prisoner release offered by President Assad do not offer a genuine solution to the problems in Syria. While the British Government has been consistent in calling for the release of political prisoners it is as yet unclear who these amnesties will affect and how prisoners' safety will be assured. The lies and brutality of the Assad regime, as set out in the UN's Commission on Inquiry reports, mean that this amnesty will not provide reassurance to the Syrian opposition. If the Syrian regime is serious about bringing the conflict to an end, then they should release political prisoners unconditionally and negotiate seriously within the framework set out in the Geneva communiqué.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T11:47:53.5095242Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T11:47:53.5095242Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
61543
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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 whether they and their allies are able to promote local truces in Syria and to help such truces to become more permanent. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL312 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Assad's regime has been using siege tactics against civilian populations, sometimes forcing them into a position where they accept a truce as a way of being allowed food and medicine. We saw this approach in Homs, and elsewhere. We do not believe that this is a model which should be replicated in other places in Syria. UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2139 called for an end to the regime's use of siege tactics, and for aid to reach those who need it. This is not currently happening, as the UN has made clear in its last three reports on UNSCR 2139. The regime bears primary responsibility for the humanitarian crisis, and Resolution 2139 must be implemented in full. Only a political settlement, based on the principles of the Geneva Communiqué, can bring about a lasting settlement.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T13:48:15.8558506Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T13:48:15.8558506Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
57825
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 International Development, what recent assessment she made of the humanitarian situation in Syria; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Iain McKenzie more like this
star this property uin 198809 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached catastrophic proportions. The UN estimates that 9.3 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid within Syria. At least 6.5 million people in Syria have been forced to flee their homes to other areas of the country and there are now over 2.8 million refugees in the region.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T15:53:16.4744679Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T15:53:16.4744679Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Iain McKenzie more like this
61004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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 International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Iain McKenzie more like this
star this property uin 200038 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached catastrophic proportions. The UN estimates that 9.3 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid within Syria. At least 6.5 million people in Syria have been forced to flee their homes to other areas of the country and there are now over 2.8 million refugees in the region.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:23:59.2554904Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:23:59.2554904Z
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1555
star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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4246
unstar this property label Biography information for Iain McKenzie more like this
58087
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 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 steps the UK has taken to support UN Security Council Resolution 2139 regarding humanitarian access in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 199122 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK played a leading role in ensuring the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2139 on 22 February. Since then, we have regularly echoed the UN Security Council's demand that all parties to the conflict, in particular the Syrian authorities, implement fully the requirements of UNSCR 2139. We welcome the National Coalition's commitment to implementing UNSCR 2139 and have encouraged those with influence on the parties to urge them to implement the demands of the resolution. The UK is working closely with P5 colleagues and others in New York on a draft resolution in response to the UN Secretary General's call for the UNSC to act decisively to address the worsening humanitarian situation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T11:58:03.7937528Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T11:58:03.7937528Z
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1415
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
61715
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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 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 recent assessment he has made of the threat ISIS and other Islamist groups in Syria pose to (a) the wider Middle East and (b) other areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Somerset more like this
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Dr Liam Fox more like this
star this property uin 200415 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by the growth of terrorism in Syria and Iraq. ISIL are a brutal terrorist group who want to impose rule on people using their extremist ideology, violence and extortion.</p><p>ISIL's advance in Iraq shows that they are a serious threat. It shows clearly the importance of taking a strong stand against extremists, and that is why we are giving our full backing to the moderate groups in Syria who are fighting them. It is not yet clear what the recent developments in Iraq mean in the longer term, but clearly ISIL's ability to operate in both Syria and Iraq is a cause of concern for the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T08:45:25.5502084Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T08:45:25.5502084Z
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1415
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Liam Fox more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he considers the existing mandate of the UN Special Envoy to Syria is sufficient. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 199572 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK fully supports the role of the UN Special Representative and the efforts to bring about political transition as set out in the Geneva Communiqué. The scope of the mandate for Mr Brahimi's successor is under consideration by the UN.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:52:57.3316417Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:52:57.3316417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hague of Richmond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this