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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
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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 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
star 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
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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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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
star 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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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
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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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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 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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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
star 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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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 2014-06-09more 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
star 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
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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, with reference to the Answer of 10 April 2014, Official Report, column 3778W, on Syria, what assessment his Department has made of the likelihood of President Assad complying with the agreed Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons timetable for the removal and destruction of Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. 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 199619 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 regime has missed all deadlines set by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Executive Council for the removal of chemicals from Syria, including their own deadline of 27 April 2014. Around 7.5 per cent of the materials remain. This means that the 30 June 2014 deadline set by the UN for the elimination of the material can no longer be met. Responsibility for this rests with the regime.</p><p>The functional destruction of Syria's chemical weapon manufacturing capability and the removal of more than 90 per cent of the chemicals used in the programme are significant achievements. However, Syria's failure to meet the deadlines for removal of the remaining chemicals is unacceptable. The UK and partners continue to press for the urgent completion of removal operations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:06:59.6559418Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:06:59.6559418Z
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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
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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, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent Presidential elections in Syria on the prospects for future political reconciliation between the government and Opposition forces. 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 199573 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 recent Syrian Presidential elections were a parody of democracy designed to sustain the Assad dictatorship, held in the midst of a civil war and extreme regime violence with millions displaced from their homes unable to vote. They did not meet even the most basic requirements for free and fair elections.</p><p>We judge that holding these elections was damaging to the political process. This is a view shared by the UN who warned that holding elections “will damage the political process and hamper the prospects for political solution that the country so urgently needs.”</p><p>We will continue to support the moderate opposition who have a pluralistic, democratic vision of a future Syria and to create conditions for a future political settlement. A negotiated political transition in Syria, following the principles set out in the Geneva communiqué, is the only way to end the conflict and alleviate Syria's humanitarian crisis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:55:05.1996416Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:55:05.1996416Z
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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
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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, what discussions the Government has had with other countries in the (a) EU and (b) UN about a potential candidate to replace the outgoing UN Special Envoy to Syria. 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 199655 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>Since Mr Brahimi stepped down we have had discussions with the UN and with a number of EU partners about arrangements for a successor. The appointment is still under consideration by the UN Secretary General.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:13:15.9722479Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:13:15.9722479Z
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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
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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, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects of achieving a UN Security Council resolution referring Syria to the International Criminal Court. 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 199654 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>On 22 May Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have referred the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, despite it having overwhelming international support, including from 13 members of the UN Security Council, 65 co-sponsors, over 100 Non-governmental organisations from across the world and the Syrian National Coalition.</p><p>Nonetheless, we need to ensure that those responsible for atrocities in Syria are held to account. Russia and China cannot indefinitely shield those responsible for horrific crimes. The UK is funding efforts to document war crimes and crimes against humanity, and we are pressing for an expansion of EU sanctions to cover those responsible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr William Hague more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T16:11:22.073992Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T16:11:22.073992Z
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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
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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
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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 steps he is taking to investigate what the source of the chemical weapons attack in Kafr Zita on 11 April 2014 was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 199741 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 was amongst the first to express concern at allegations that chemical weapons had again been used in Syria, and called for them to be investigated. <br><br>On 29 April the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director General announced he was establishing a Fact Finding Mission to determine the truth behind recent allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria. The UK has continued to stress the importance of this mission determining the full facts.</p><p>We are aware of at least 9 attacks in April in which the use of chemical weapons has been alleged. We consider it likely that chemical weapons have been used on at least some of these occasions. There are a number of pieces of information that suggest that only regime could have been responsible for these attacks, including the use of helicopters to deliver bombs to their targets and the fact that the attacks took place in opposition controlled areas. We have shared the information we hold with the OPCW.</p><p>We condemn the attack on the convoy carrying inspectors to Kafr Zita and urge all parties to the conflict to ensure that inspectors are given secure and unrestricted access to all relevant sites to enable the full facts to be established.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T12:22:11.6017815Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T12:22:11.6017815Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this