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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Newspaper Press more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on purchasing (a) national newspapers and (b) newspaper online subscriptions since 2016; and how many copies of each national newspaper were purchased in that time period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 281677 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent a total of £725,286 on newspapers supplied centrally in financial years 2016-17 to 2018-2019 for FCO staff in the United Kingdom and its diplomatic missions overseas. £617,911 of this was spent on online/electronic newspaper subscriptions which are made available digitally to all staff and £29,658 on print copies for use by its departments in London. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office purchases these through pan-government frameworks and contracts and encourages staff to use newspapers digitally wherever possible in order to ensure efficiency savings. The remaining amount of £77,717 was spent locally by overseas diplomatic missions over the three financial years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>FY 16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total FCO spend on newspapers </strong></p></td><td><p>£270,820</p></td><td><p>£312,394</p></td><td><p>£142,072*</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>FY 16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spend on online/electronic newspaper subscriptions provided centrally for access by all FCO staff</strong></p></td><td><p>£232,527</p></td><td><p>£285,118</p></td><td><p>£100,266*</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spend locally by overseas diplomatic missions</strong></p></td><td><p>£29,813</p></td><td><p>£17,213</p></td><td><p>£30,693</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>* In this financial year the FCO made adjustments to record spending on annual subscriptions according to the proportion actually spent within the same financial year. In many cases that total spend is now spread over more than one financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Titles and number of daily copies of print national newspapers delivered under contract to FCO London</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Newspaper title**</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 16-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 17-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FY 18-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Express</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>1 copy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Express Sat</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>1 copy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Mail</p></td><td><p>4 copies</p></td><td><p>5 copies</p></td><td><p>8 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Mail Sat</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>1 copy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Mirror</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Mirror Sat</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Telegraph</p></td><td><p>9 copies</p></td><td><p>12 copies</p></td><td><p>10 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Daily Telegraph Sat</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Times</p></td><td><p>4 copies</p></td><td><p>5 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Financial Times Sat</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guardian</p></td><td><p>7 copies</p></td><td><p>6 copies</p></td><td><p>10 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Guardian Sat</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>i-Newspaper</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mail on Sunday</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>1 copy</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Observer</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sun</p></td><td><p>6 copies</p></td><td><p>5 copies</p></td><td><p>6 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sun Sat</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunday Express</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunday Mirror</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunday People</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunday Telegraph</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunday Times</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>5 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sun on Sunday</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>2 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Times</p></td><td><p>13 copies</p></td><td><p>16 copies</p></td><td><p>24 copies</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Times Sat</p></td><td><p>3 copies</p></td><td><p>5 copies</p></td><td><p>4 copies</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>**Non-UK national newspaper titles to the value of £28 over the three financial years above have been omitted</p>
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T08:53:02.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T08:53:02.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1141762
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Nigeria and Pakistan: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians in (a) Pakistan and (b) Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, as we are about those of other faiths or beliefs, in many parts of the world. The former Foreign Secretary commissioned an Independent Review into the subject, led by the Bishop of Truro, and the Government has accepted all of its recommendations.</p><p>Officials and Ministers regularly raise the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government. The former Foreign Secretary discussed the treatment of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during his visit to the UK in June 2019. Minister of State, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, raised our concerns with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister on 19 February. We have also supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom and, in November 2018, announced a new £12m fund to bolster the work of civil society and NGOs to promote respect, and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.</p><p>The UK is committed to supporting Nigeria in upholding the right to freedom of religion or belief, as protected by its constitution. The recent escalation in intercommunal violence has affected multiple states of Nigeria and communities of all religions. We regularly engage faith-based organisations and raise our concerns with the Nigerian government. In northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa seek to undermine the right to freedom of religion by attacking both Muslims and Christians who do not subscribe to their extremist views. The UK remains committed to supporting Nigeria in tackling the insurgency through a substantial and increasing package of security, humanitarian and development support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T14:15:03.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:15:03.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141610
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including people and organisations in breach of international law in Yemen in the UN Secretary General's 2020 report on Children and Armed Conflict. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>​We are firmly committed to protecting all children affected by armed conflict, including ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers.</p><p>The UK is an active member of the UN Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflicts listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, including Yemen, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release child soldiers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:46:13.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:46:13.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1141631
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Organs more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on tackling the illegal trade in human organs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 281598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>I have not had recent discussions with the Chinese Government on allegations of forced organ harvesting. However, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, set out the Government's position in Parliament on 25 July. Lord Ahmad said,</p><p>&quot;I note the time and energy that the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China has dedicated to this issue. Officials have reviewed the evidence thoroughly. While the evidence is not incontrovertible, we take these allegations seriously and have consulted the World Health Organization and international partners. The evidence provided disturbing details about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, and raised worrying questions about China's transplant system. We continue to monitor all available evidence.&quot;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:07:59.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:07:59.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1141658
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Iran: Tankers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 22 July 2019, column 1121, on the situation in the Gulf, on what date the US Authorities first communicated with the UK Government on the detention of the Grace 1 Iranian oil tanker by the Gibraltarian authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 281690 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The US are a close ally and we engage with them routinely on matters of national security. However this was a Gibraltar-led operation which the UK was asked to support in upholding what is a European sanctions regime. We are part of ongoing conversations with the US, with whom we have extensive cooperation on maritime security, and have had for years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:44:03.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:44:03.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1141809
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 implications for his policies of the claims in the July 2019 report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute entitled Mapping Conditions in Rakhine State that (a) minimal preparations have been made for any return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, (b) 320 of the settlements damaged or destroyed during the genocide of 2017 show no signs of reconstruction, (c) 58 remaining settlements were damaged or destroyed after the crisis during 2018 and (d) six suspected military facilities have been built on the sites of destroyed settlements. 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 281685 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of the findings of the report published in July 2019 by Australian Strategic Policy Institute. To the best of our knowledge, we agree that destroyed settlements have not been rebuilt. While there may have been some minimal reconstruction, it is not on the original sites. We are also aware of the Myanmar military's use of land previously occupied by the Rohingya. We support the view that conditions on the ground are not yet in place to support repatriation of refugees in Rakhine. We are clear that safe and sustainable returns will not be possible until conditions in Rakhine are significantly improved. It is essential that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is given unfettered access to assess conditions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:24:47.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:24:47.63Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1141810
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict more like this
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25259
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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 potential merits of updating his Department's Protection of Civilians in Conflict strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 281730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government is reviewing its strategy on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. By undertaking this review, in the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary year of the first UN Security Council Resolution to focus on the Protection of Civilians, the Government will be able to ensure that its evolving approach reflects the changing international landscape and the complexity of many – often protracted – conflicts. The review also provides an opportunity for the Government to consider recent research by academics and NGOs in this important field. We aim to complete the review by the end of 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:27:44.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:27:44.123Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1141833
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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
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star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to fulfil the UK's obligations under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 281731 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government takes extremely seriously our longstanding duty to uphold the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It is a legally binding treaty, registered with the UN, and remains in force until 2047. We will continue to monitor closely events in Hong Kong, speaking publicly on issues of concern. We regularly raise our concerns directly with the Chinese and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Governments. The Foreign Secretary raised Hong Kong, and the importance of the Joint Declaration, with Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on 31 July. He also spoke to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on 9 August, when he noted our support for Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, and our commitment to 'One Country, Two Systems'.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:30:09.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:30:09.137Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1141921
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Philippines: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Philippines about (1) President Duterte’s treatment of his political opponents, including Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, Congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and Senator Leila de Lima, (2) upholding human rights and media freedom, (3) plans to reintroduce the death penalty, and (4) plans to amend the constitution to move towards a more federal government structure. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17465 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-13more like thismore than 2019-08-13
star this property answer text <p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about a range of troubling human rights issues in the Philippines with the Government, including the treatment of human rights defenders, the deteriorating space for political debate, reintroduction of the death penalty and media freedom.</p><p>The UK co-sponsored an Icelandic resolution on the human rights situation in the Philippines at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in July which highlighted these concerns. The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Philippines raised our human rights concerns with Cabinet Secretaries in February 2019. We also discussed human rights with Philippines Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Enrique Manalo during the UK-Philippines High Level Talks in Manila in November 2018.</p><p>The British Government hosted a global conference on Media Freedom on 10-11 July. The prominent Philippine human rights defender and journalist, Maria Ressa, was one of the key speakers.</p><p>The British Embassy in Manila is closely following the cases of sedition filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in July against 36 opposition figures, including Maria Lourdes Sereno, Vice President Leni Robredo, Congressmen Antonio Tinio and Ariel Casilao, Senator Risa Hontiveros, and Senator Leila de Lima.</p><p>We are following discussions around federalism in the Philippines. Our Embassy in Manila has held discussions with the Philippine Government covering proposed timelines for implementation and format, as well as offering reflections on the UK model of devolution.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-13T14:13:25.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-13T14:13:25.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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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
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star this property hansard heading South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands: Marine Protected Areas more like this
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 the consultation process about extending marine protection measures around South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has been completed; what additional measures for its Marine Protected Area are envisaged; and when they are expected to be implemented. more like this
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Lord Haworth more like this
star this property uin HL17464 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 2019-08-09more like thismore than 2019-08-09
star this property answer text <p>​The South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands sustainable-use Marine Protected Area (MPA) underwent its first 5-yearly review during 2018. The MPA review panel published its report on 7 November, concluding that the current MPA is achieving its objectives, whilst also making a series of recommendations to further strengthen protection of the Territory's waters. The Commissioner for South Georgia &amp; the South Sandwich Islands announced, on 12 December, a suite of environmental enhancements to the MPA. These include extending the MPA across the entire maritime area; protecting 23 per cent of the MPA to all commercial fishing activities; and prohibiting mining, hydrocarbon extraction and carriage of heavy fuel oil. The majority of these measures have put in place; the remaining measures are in the process of being implemented by the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-09T13:13:49.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-09T13:13:49.357Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3704
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Haworth more like this