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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Children 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 International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the welfare of children living in Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 264457 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK continually monitors the humanitarian situation in Gaza. We are concerned by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and the impacts of the humanitarian situation on children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a report on 31 May titled ‘The Gaza trauma response’, noted that from 30th March 2018 to 30th March 2019, during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations, 172 people became permanently disabled because of their injuries, of whom 36 were children.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to help the growing needs of approximately 1.5 million registered refugees in Gaza through support to the UN Refugees and Works Agency (UNRWA). Between 2019-2020, the UK will provide up to £80m to UNRWA. UNRWA runs over 274 schools and educates over 278,000 children in Gaza. We are providing £2 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help support several of the most urgent health needs in Gaza, including drugs, surgical equipment and physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities. We have recently announced £1.6m aid to the World Health Organisation Appeal, which will support trauma medical treatment in the Gaza Strip, including establishment of a new limb reconstruction centre.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:19:41.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1132462
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinian Authority: Pay more like this
unstar 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 International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261075, whether the wages of any UK-funded Palestinian Authority public servants have been reduced as a result of Palestinian Authority spending cuts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 265408 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID officials are aware that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has begun to make partial salary payments to public sector officials earning 2,000 NIS (£425) or above a month and can confirm that this includes health and education sector public servants whose salaries are funded through UK aid. The UK continues to support a stable PA which can act as an effective partner for peace with Israel. UK aid to the PA’s health and education sectors is used exclusively to pay the salaries of vetted health and education public servants, including teachers, doctors and nurses, in the West Bank. The EU vets the list of PA health and education sector employees before every disbursement of financial aid to ensure only eligible beneficiaries receive UK aid, at a range of grades based on the PA payroll system. These payments are then independently audited. The PA’s decision to make partial salary payments to public sector officials does not affect the robust financial safeguards that ensure UK financial aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:14:07.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:14:07.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1132546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Emergencies: Crimes of Violence more like this
unstar 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 International Development, if his Department will commit to increasing funding for gender-based violence services at the Preventing sexual violence initiative conference in November. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 265412 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>There is more the UK can do to prevent all forms of violence, including sexual violence in conflict. Through initiatives such as Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI) and the Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference (Oslo Conference) we are continually challenging ourselves and others to step up and do more to tackle the problem.</p><p> </p><p>At the Oslo Conference the UK announced an additional £7 million in funding for GBV in Syria. We are committed to continuing to step up our GBV prevention and response but these efforts are not limited to DFID funding. UK leadership includes advocating for all humanitarian actors to recognise SGBV as a shared priority and investing in evidence that demonstrates both the scale of the problem and effective interventions to address SGBV. We are committed to continuing to invest in ground-breaking programmes such as DFID’s ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ that provide vital support to women and girls and inform global evidence on the prevalence, severity and effective interventions to prevent violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:19:40.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:19:40.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1131390
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Empty Property more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the names and locations of the land and buildings owned by his Department that are (a) sitting empty and (b) in the process of being sold or disposed of; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 263038 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no owned vacant property in the UK in the sales programme. The overseas land and buildings owned by the FCO that are both vacant and in our sales programme are set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>OVERSEAS POST</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>PROPERTY USE</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Accra</p></td><td><p>Staff Units (x6)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Banjul</p></td><td><p>Staff Units (x8)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bridgetown</p></td><td><p>Staff Unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lima</p></td><td><p>Staff Unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nairobi</p></td><td><p>Staff Unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Port Moresby</p></td><td><p>Staff Unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portimao</p></td><td><p>Office</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sao Paulo</p></td><td><p>Residence</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Skopje</p></td><td><p>Land</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vienna</p></td><td><p>Staff unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Washington</p></td><td><p>Staff Unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yangon (Rangoon)</p></td><td><p>Staff Unit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yerevan</p></td><td><p>Residence</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yerevan</p></td><td><p>Office</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:50:12.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:50:12.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1131708
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups more like this
unstar 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 International Development, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Wilton Park statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 263850 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. Policy Teams will investigate how to incorporate the recommendations into their policy plans. We will continue to regularly challenge our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:46:20.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:46:20.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1132294
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Undocumented Migrants more like this
unstar 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 support the conflict, stability and security fund has provided to tackle irregular migration through Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 264715 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government has supported a range of activities designed to tackle irregular migration in Libya through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). Currently the CSSF supports the National Crime Agency-led Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce which, in the last 12 months, has supported the development of a Libyan-owned serious organised crime strategy, sharing best practice with the Libya Attorney-General's Office, and building niche law enforcement capabilities with trusted Libyan partners to tackle modern slavery and organised immigration crime threats. In addition, the CSSF is supporting the deployment of staff to the Operational Headquarters of EUNAVFOR Med Operation SOPHIA, the EU mission disrupting migrant smuggling and trafficking in the Mediterranean.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:44:43.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:44:43.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1132296
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Undocumented Migrants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether an Overseas Security and Justice Assessment has been undertaken for any of his Department's activity that supports the Libyan Coastguard or any other Libyan actors engaging in countering irregular migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 264717 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
unstar this property answer text <p>​All required Overseas Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) processes have been completed. An OSJA was undertaken in 2016-2017 for historic Conflict, Stability and Security Fund support to an Assisted Voluntary Returns project and, in April 2017, to cover the UK funding contribution for EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia Libyan Coastguard and Navy training task.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T14:48:39.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:48:39.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1130876
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to address concerns raised by international humanitarian organisations on ambiguities in the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 262239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to do all it can to support the UN to implement the agreements reached in Stockholm and commend the efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, in this regard. We note the initial progress achieved by the parties towards phase one of the redeployment of forces in Hodeidah and urge the parties to take the necessary next steps, in accordance with the agreed concept of operations, towards full implementation of the Hodeidah Agreement. We also call on the parties to continue broader implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, including full adherence to the ceasefire in Hodeidah Governorate, as well as the finalization of arrangements for the Prisoner Exchange Agreement and the statement of understanding on Taiz.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:56:45.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:56:45.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1130998
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to promote human rights in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 262444 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Egypt is a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Priority Country and the UK continues to urge the Egyptian Government to ensure full implementation of the rights and freedoms set out in Egypt's Constitution. We regularly raise concerns about human rights with the Egyptian Government both in public and in private including at Ministerial level. Our concerns are also raised through our statements at the UN Human Rights Council and our Human Rights and Democracy Report published on 6 June</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:02:54.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:02:54.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1130999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ahmed Saddouma more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the case of Ahmed Saddouma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 262445 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>It is a long-standing policy of the United Kingdom to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. We have particular concerns in Egypt regarding Article 122 of the Child Law in Egypt and cases involving the death penalty and juveniles. Embassy officials have repeatedly raised Ahmed Saddouma's case with the Egyptian authorities since September 2018 – most recently on 9 May. We closely monitored his appeal and a UK official attended the hearing on 8 June. We welcome the decision to commute his death sentence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:19:16.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:19:16.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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4469
star this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1131057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Murtaja Qureiris more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the compliance with international law of the reported plan by the Government of Saudi Arabia to execute Murtaja Qureiris at the age of 18 for alleged offences committed when he was 10 years old. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 262325 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>We are closely monitoring this case. The Embassy team in Riyadh have raised the issue of the execution of minors in Saudi Arabia four times in the last month. We will raise our concerns regarding Mr Qureiris’s case with the Saudi authorities. The Embassy team have applied for permission to attend any further trial sessions.</strong></p><p>It is a longstanding practice of the British Government to oppose the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle, in every country, including Saudi Arabia. This is in line with the minimum standards set out in the EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty of 2008 and the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Arab Charter on Human Rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262326 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:43:19.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:43:19.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1131058
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Murtaja Qureiris more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart in relation to the reported plan by that Government to execute Murtaja Qureiris at the age of 18 for alleged offences committed when he was 10 years old. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 262326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p><strong>We are closely monitoring this case. The Embassy team in Riyadh have raised the issue of the execution of minors in Saudi Arabia four times in the last month. We will raise our concerns regarding Mr Qureiris’s case with the Saudi authorities. The Embassy team have applied for permission to attend any further trial sessions.</strong></p><p>It is a longstanding practice of the British Government to oppose the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle, in every country, including Saudi Arabia. This is in line with the minimum standards set out in the EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty of 2008 and the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Arab Charter on Human Rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262325 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:43:19.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:43:19.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1131197
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis more like this
unstar 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 International Development, when he is planning for an announcement by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of a post-2019 date for the complete eradication of polio. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 263080 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a long-standing supporter of the polio eradication efforts led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. These efforts have been incredibly successful, seeing a 99% reduction in cases of polio over the last 30 years.</p><p> </p><p>The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has recently published its new strategic plan for the next phase of eradication activities, until 2023. The strategy does not commit to eradicate Polio by a certain date, as we know that the virus is still circulating in the most difficult environments where it’s extremely hard to reach every last child, such as parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. There will be a Polio moment in November when international donors are expected to announce ongoing commitment to the global eradication efforts. The UK is currently considering the new strategic plan and will make announcements on Polio in November 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:51:47.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:51:47.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1131385
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Empty Property more like this
unstar 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 International Development, if he will publish the name and location of the land and buildings owned by his Department that is (a) sitting empty and (b) in the process of being sold or disposed of; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 263034 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has two HQ buildings in the UK, one at 22 Whitehall and the other at Abercrombie House, East Kilbride, Glasgow.</p><p> </p><p>Both buildings are fully occupied and form part of the government estate. We have no properties that are (a) sitting empty or (b) in the process of being sold or disposed of.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:48:59.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:48:59.96Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nurses more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 plans he has to help support nursing provision in low and middle-income countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dr Dan Poulter more like this
star this property uin 263800 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Health workers, including nurses, are essential to build strong health systems and achieve universal health coverage. DFID will support nursing provision through our new health partnerships programme, which includes £5 million of grants to train and upskill nurses and midwives specifically. DFID also assists countries to invest in their health workers to improve health services. For example, we have supported over 7,000 nurses and midwives in Kenya to be trained in emergency obstetric and new-born care which has led to a 10% reduction in maternal deaths.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:52:56.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:52:56.54Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
1132030
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Loujain al-Hathloul more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help secure the release of Loujain Al-Hathloul in Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 264376 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>We are concerned that some women’s rights defenders, including Loujain al-Hathloul, remain in detention. We raise our concerns regularly and freely, using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels, including our Ambassador and Embassy team in Riyadh. The Foreign Secretary raised the detention of women’s rights defenders during his visit to Saudi Arabia in March. The UK was signatory to the joint statement on 7 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council which raised significant concerns about reports of continuing arrests and arbitrary detentions of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, including women's rights activists. The UK, along with other embassies in Saudi Arabia, requested and were denied access to the trials of women’s rights defenders that took place on 13 and 27 March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:46:43.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:46:43.217Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1132053
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Sentencing more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 role the Government has played in assisting the Bahraini authorities in (a) developing and (b) implementing new criminal sentencing arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 264373 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Bahrain has brought in new legislation related to alternative sentencing and has already started to implement provisions under this new legal framework. We welcome this positive move in reforming the judicial system. UK expertise have supported this process.</p><p>In a recent statement from the Embassy of Bahrain they confirmed that “To date, 388 men, 52 women, and 11 young offenders have had potential prison time replaced by alternative sentences, and a number of further cases remain under consideration by the judiciary.”</p><p>This law makes Bahrain the first country in the Middle East to introduce separate alternative sentencing legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T16:50:51.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:50:51.867Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
1502
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
1131223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Immigrants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 adequacy of funding allocated to detention centres in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 263144 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government does not fund Libyan detention centres. The centres are the responsibility of Libyan authorities. We remain concerned over the conditions reported in these centres, and continue to lobby the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention and to implement a better functioning migration system that respects human rights.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T10:26:32.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:26:32.707Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Libya: Immigrants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the number of refugees the Government plans to resettle from detention centres in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 263145 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The ongoing plight of refugees in Libya is a matter of deep concern for the British Government. A range of interventions, including the focus and scale of the Government's existing resettlement programmes, are regularly discussed between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. We continue to pressure the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention and prioritise human rights. I met the Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister last week and pressed the issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:23:17.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:23:17.587Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1131676
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading India: Droughts more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 steps his Department is taking to help victims of drought in India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 263689 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government of India neither seeks nor accepts international assistance for disaster relief. The State and the Central governments of India have taken steps to provide relief to those affected due to drought. The UK ended traditional aid to India in 2015 and we no longer give any money to the Government of India.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our ongoing investment and technical assistance programme in India, DFID is supporting Naireeta Services Private Limited for Bhungroo (Rainwater Storage Innovation Technology) which helps farmers store water during seasons of high rainfall to be available in time of drought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1131817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sanaz Allahyari more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, if he will make representations to his Iranian counterpart on the release of the journalist Sanaz Allahyari. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 263747 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues including restrictions on media freedom. Unfortunately, as a mono-Iranian national, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no formal ability to request consular access for Sanaz Allahyari.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-17T15:31:38.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:31:38.943Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1130483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Oman: Detainees more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 encourage the Government of Oman to ensure the fair treatment of the Shuhuh 6. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261149 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>​We monitor human rights in the Middle East and North Africa closely. We are aware that a number of individuals have been arrested under Oman's national security laws and our Ambassador in Muscat raised the arrests with the Omani authorities, most recently on 27 May with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Omani authorities have since given us the strongest assurances that the individuals arrested in Musandam were treated with respect and given full access to their families as well as to legal assistance and recourse, in accordance with Oman's Basic Statute of the State and International laws and Conventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-14T13:38:03.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:38:03.353Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
1447
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130727
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central Bank of Yemen more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to recent UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials of Yemen’s Central bank what steps he is taking to support further such meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 261473 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the recent UN-mediated talks between the Central Bank of Yemen Aden and Sana’a branches on enacting the revenue-managing elements of the Stockholm agreement. We recognise that closer collaboration between the branches of the Central Bank will be vital in bringing economic stability to Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>We encourage both parties to continue to constructively engage with Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and meet again to discuss this issue to ensure Stockholm agreements are implemented, helping improve Yemen’s fragile economy and ensure the payment of public sector salaries across the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-14T13:35:10.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:35:10.347Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
338
star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1130728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
star this property answering body
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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Central Bank of Yemen: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to ensure civil servants are paid as set out in the Stockholm Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 261474 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes recent efforts by both parties to constructively engage with the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to implement the Stockholm agreements, including sharing Hodeidah port revenues for the payment of public salaries.</p><p> </p><p>Together with the international community, the UK is working with the Government of Yemen’s Prime Minister’s Office and the Central Bank of Yemen to develop a plan to sustainably finance the Stockholm agreement’s ambition for the payment of public sector salaries across Yemen, through an accountable budgetary process.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the Government of Yemen’s leadership of paying salaries to some health workers in Houthi-controlled areas and all public workers in Hodeidah this year. We encourage this to continue which will be vital in restoring key services such as schools and health clinics and boosting the livelihoods of public-sector workers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-06-14T13:37:10.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:37:10.68Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property tabling member
338