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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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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 British Nationals Abroad: Crime more like this
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unstar 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 Government is taking to ensure that crimes committed against British nationals by family members overseas are investigated and prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Kate Osamor more like this
star this property uin 8100 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 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text Whilst we cannot interfere in the investigation or judicial processes in that country, we will also consider making appropriate representations to the local authorities if there are concerns that the investigation is not carried out in line with local procedures; if there are justified complaints about discrimination against the person who has died or their family; or where we judge that a local delay or decisions creates significant distress for the bereaved. Details of the support we offer to all British victims of crimes overseas are set out in our public statement: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/317474/FCO_Brits_Abroad_2014.pdf The investigation of crimes overseas are the responsibility of the country in which they occurred. We cannot interfere in investigations overseas and may be considered a third party by some countries and therefore not entitled to updates on the investigation or court process. We recommend that families engage a local lawyer who can make efforts to ensure that local standards are met and can seek updates from the local authorities and courts. We do though retain close interest in cases, and seek updates where we are able to. We can also formally note our interest in an investigation, in particular if a British National is murdered or dies in suspicious circumstances.
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T13:47:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T13:47:45.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 ensure that Sudan begins a credible and inclusive peace process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 9733 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text We continue to call on the Government of Sudan to deliver on the commitment to hold a comprehensive national dialogue and bring an end to the devastating conflicts in Sudan. We welcome the recent decision by the African Union (AU) to renew the mandate of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel to facilitate negotiations and call on the Government of Sudan to engage in these negotiations fully. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T14:39:49.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T14:39:49.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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 Zimbabwe: Overseas Investment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, for what reasons Zimbabwe: Commercial Opportunities, published by the British Embassy in in Harari, in June 2015, did not refer to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 7149 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text The focus of the Commercial Opportunities paper was to provide UK companies with information about potential areas for commercial activity and where the British Embassy can assist. The Embassy routinely briefs UK firms on doing business in Zimbabwe, promoting ethical and corporate best practice as well as compliance with relevant legislation. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T12:47:44.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T12:47:44.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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 Boko Haram more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 Government is taking to support African countries in counter-terrorism efforts against Boko Haram. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 7110 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 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text The UK, in close coordination with the US and France, continues to support Nigeria and its neighbours in their fight against Boko Haram. The UK is providing a substantial package of UK military, intelligence and development support to Nigeria. We have also contributed £5 million to support efforts to establish a Multinational Joint Taskforce against Boko Haram. We are looking to expand our support to Nigeria even further. The Prime Minister has met President Buhari twice, including during the G7 Summit, to discuss how we could best help Nigeria win the fight against Boko Haram, including increasing UK Military Assistance to the region. The National Security Council has agreed that Nigeria will be a Foreign Policy priority and we have established a new cross Government unit dedicated to that task. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T15:18:27.457Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:18:27.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
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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 Forced Marriage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, how many women have been repatriated after seeking help from the risk of forced marriage from the Forced Marriage Unit or a British Post overseas in the last 12 months for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Fiona Mactaggart more like this
star this property uin 10115 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text The Forced Marriage Unit provides a range of support and assistance to both women and men who are at risk of forced marriage. In 2014 the Forced Marriage Unit gave advice or support, related to a possible forced marriage, in 1267 cases. To provide more information on the nature of the assistance provided, including repatriation, would involve a disproportionate cost. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T13:30:11.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T13:30:11.78Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fiona Mactaggart more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Wildlife more like this
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unstar 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 his Department has had with his counterparts in (a) Kenya, (b) Uganda, (c) South Africa, (d) Namibia and (e) other countries in Africa on measures to stop the killing of elephants and rhinos. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 9438 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text The FCO works very closely with DEFRA to combat the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) and eradicate the poaching of elephants, rhinos, and other animals, reflecting HMG’s global leadership on this issue. Our Posts across Africa, are very active on this. Our Ambassadors and High Commissioners regularly raise the issue of IWT at the highest level, and FCO Ministers raise IWT with their counterparts wherever possible, including at multilateral fora. I recently wrote to the Zimbabwean Minister for Environment, Water, and Climate to advance our working together on this issue. The FCO secured attendance of Ministers from Kenya, Uganda, Namibia and 15 other African countries at the London Conference on IWT in February 2014. We also gained the participation of Ministers from these countries, plus South Africa and 12 other African countries, to attend the UK supported follow-up conference in Kasane, northern Botswana, on 25 March 2015 for further discussions. These initiatives have resulted in collective conference declarations with 40 ambitious commitments, to eradicate IWT through demand reduction, strengthening law enforcement and legal deterrents, and protecting sustainable livelihoods.
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T15:00:11.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T15:00:11.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
418443
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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 Burundi: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 reports he has received on progress by the Burundian government on establishing a truth commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 10060 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text The Burundian government first submitted the Truth and Reconciliation Law to Parliament in December 2012 before announcing the appointment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on 3 December 2014. It has not reported further since then. We understand that opposition parties boycotted the process over the remit of the Commission, calling into question its ability to establish the truth and bring reconciliation. The UK Government believes that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, guided by the Arusha Agreement signed in the aftermath of Burundi’s civil war, has an important role in ensuring long-term reconciliation. The illegitimate elections and continued violence show that the principles of inclusion set out in the Arusha Agreement are needed now more than ever and we continue to urge all in Burundi to uphold them. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T11:14:51.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T11:14:51.037Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Bombings more like this
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unstar 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 his Department is providing to government authorities in northern Nigeria to tackle the effect of recent bomb attacks in the city of Gombe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 8473 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text Terrorist attacks by Boko Haram in Gombe, elsewhere in Nigeria and in the wider region have brought untold misery to many. The UK remains firm in our determination to support Nigeria, and its neighbours, in their fight against terrorism. We are providing a substantial package of UK military, intelligence and development support to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram. This package includes counter-terrorism cooperation, providing training on the response to terrorist attacks and bomb scene management. We are also working closely with Nigeria and our international partners to support the large numbers of people displaced by the conflict in the North East. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T09:56:29.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T09:56:29.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
417642
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Police Custody more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, how many British nationals have died in police custody in other countries in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 9441 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text Our current method of recording deaths in custody does not separate those who died in police custody from the overall figure of those who died in custody. Prior to May 2012 we have no statistics on death in custody of British nationals overseas. From May to December 2012 we are aware of two British nationals who died in custody overseas. In 2013 we are aware of ten cases and in 2014 of eleven. This year, up until 31 August, we have been made aware of four cases. To break down the location of death in custody for figures prior to May 2012 would require detailed searches of all detainee records, which would be of disproportionate cost. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T12:13:26.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T12:13:26.107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
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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 Caribbean: Storms more like this
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unstar 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 support her Department is providing to people affected by Tropical Storm Erika. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 10376 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-09-22
star this property answer text <p>Working through the Pan American Health Organisation and the International Federation of the Red Cross, DFID has been able to provide medical supplies and health care response workers and support efforts to re-establish safe drinking water provision, proper hygiene and sanitation in communities affected by Tropical Storm Erika. This immediate assistance also included the deployment of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay which provided significant humanitarian support to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica including the provision of 7,170 hot meals, 78,000 litres of water (bottled and containerised), 20 tonnes of dry provisions and treatment of 35 patients ashore. The ship’s company also removed an estimated 600 tonnes of earth in clearing homes and roads, clearing and restoring a number of key public buildings and the clearing and opening of the bridge in Dublanque.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield remove filter
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-22T11:10:06.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-22T11:10:06.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this