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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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, in the light of President Assad’s re-election by the Syrian people, whether they intend to amend their stance on the Presidency of Syria as described in the answer by Baroness Warsi on 1 July (WA 253); and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL956 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to finding a political settlement to the Syria crisis. President Assad is the greatest obstacle to such a settlement. He refused to engage substantively in the UN Security Council-backed Geneva II peace talks which aimed to establish a transitional government agreed by both sides, and lay the foundations for free and fair elections. Instead, his regime’s brutality continues to fuel the conflict, stoke sectarian tensions, and create conditions conducive to the growth of terrorism. President Assad is not a credible partner for solving this crisis.</p><p>The regime’s recent Presidential “elections” do not change this. They were a parody of democracy, taking place against the backdrop of horrendous violence, and disenfranchising the many millions of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homes. The Arab League, the UN, the US, Turkey and the EU all rejected these so-called elections.</p><p>We continue to call on the Assad regime to make a clear commitment to ending the violence and engaging in substantive talks with the opposition under the Geneva framework. The UK will continue to support a strong and more inclusive opposition and work to increase pressure on the regime in order to create conditions for a political settlement that can end the conflict and address the terrorist threat.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:39:08.3561931Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:39:08.3561931Z
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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 Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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, following the call by UNICEF for the freeing of 140 Kurdish school boys recently abducted in Northern Syria, they intend to take steps to assist their release. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL921 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by reports of the abduction of Kurdish children by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Such actions are utterly appalling and we call for their immediate release. These actions demonstrate to the world the true nature of this vicious terrorist organisation.</p><p>Tackling extremists in Syria is a priority, and we are stepping up our support for the moderate opposition groups who are fighting them, and helping the neighbouring countries respond to this growing security threat. Finding a political settlement to the crisis is more pressing than ever, so that groups such as ISIL cannot take advantage of the conflict to expand their influence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:56:53.4150645Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:56:53.4150645Z
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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
386107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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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 plan to press for the referral of possible war crimes in Syria by all combatants to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; and who, if anyone, records all breaches of international humanitarian law. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL906 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has consistently called for the situation in Syria to be referred to the International Criminal Court and supported efforts at the UN Security Council to achieve this. However, these efforts were blocked by Russia and China on 22 May 2014. In partnership with other donor countries, we have funded the collection of documentary evidence of human rights abuses and violations. We will also look to expand the EU sanctions regime to cover more people responsible for human rights abuses and violations. We will continue to press for those responsible to be held accountable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T11:50:53.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:50:53.177Z
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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
386106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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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 action they have taken to prevent states or other agents sending funds and arms to the parties to the conflict in Syria, in particular those who are guilty or suspected of war crimes and grave human rights abuses; and what further action they plan to take. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL905 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 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK does not supply weapons to anyone in Syria, and we have played a major role in trying to prevent both the regime and extremists in Syria from acquiring weapons. <br><br>UN sanctions require that no states, groups or individuals may make available arms or funds to designated groups or individuals. In February 2015 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2199, which the British Government co-sponsored. UNSCR 2199 specifically targets the fund raising methods used by Al-Qaida and its affiliates operating in Syria and Iraq. <br><br>The UK is also at the forefront of efforts to broaden the EU Syria sanctions regime, which limits the regime's access to funding. This year the EU has listed 24 new Syrian regime ministers who are jointly responsible for the regime’s reprehensible policies. There are several EU-Syria trade embargoes currently in place, including prohibiting exportation of chemical weapons (and precursors) and luxury goods to Syria, importation of oil from Syria and access to EU financial institutions. <br><br>We will work hard to sustain these efforts.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T14:56:25.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T14:56:25.127Z
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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
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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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25277
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
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 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
star this property uin HL848 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
385723
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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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 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 last three financial years, what proportion of United Kingdom aid and emergency relief has been spent on the cantons of Afrin, Kobane and Jazira, in Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL847 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Between February 2012 and the end of financial year 2014/15 DFID has provided £315 million to implementing partners delivering humanitarian aid and assistance to the most vulnerable people in Syria. This support has been provided on the basis of where needs were greatest and in line with the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality. For the protection of beneficiaries and our partners working in areas of active conflict, we do not break down spending allocations in Syria beyond the national level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:26:22.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:26:22.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
65920
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 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 plan to take action to ensure that essential medical and relief supplies reach people in the autonomous Kurdish cantons of north and east Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL847 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>In Syria and the region, UK aid is supporting food for up to 535,000 people a month and water for up to 1.5 million people. UK support to WHO will provide vulnerable Syrians with essential access to comprehensive health services. WHO are also supporting trauma systems, delivering essential supplies and augmenting health systems to respond to outbreaks of diseases. Across Syria the UK has already funded over 244,000 medical consultations to critically injured and sick people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:49:40.5234749Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:49:40.5234749Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
385722
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
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 whether they plan to make contact with the democratic representatives of the cantons of Afrin, Kobane and Jazira, in Syria; if not, why not; and whether they plan to ask the United Nations mediator to make similar approaches. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL846 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 <p>The UK does not currently intend to make specific contact with the Kurdish cantons on political issues in Syria. The UK has engaged with Saleh Muslim, co-leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), who is their Foreign Affairs envoy. Saleh Muslim met UN Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura in May as part of the UN envoy’s consultations with parties trying to find a political settlement to the conflict. Syria’s political issues will need to be resolved through this wider political track.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-03T13:53:45.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:53:45.727Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 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 plans they have to lead a concerted international effort to help the governments of Jordan and Lebanon and international humanitarian agencies to cope with refugees and displaced people from Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL691 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK has committed a total of £600 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the Syria crisis, including £292 million to support refugees in neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. The UK helped to launch and mobilise international support for UNICEF's ‘No Lost Generation' Initiative and has allocated £50m to provide protection, trauma care and education for children affected by the crisis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T16:39:09.9224072Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T16:39:09.9224072Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this