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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Boko Haram 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 representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about reports of recent attacks by Boko Haram in Molai, Borno State. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL15664 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about reports of continuing attacks by insurgents in Borno State. We continue to urge the Nigerian Government to develop a clear strategy to tackle the conflict. The Foreign Secretary met the Nigerian Vice President during his visit in April to discuss long-term solutions to improve security, increase livelihoods and provide opportunities in the region. We will continue to look at how best to support the Nigerian Government in tackling the threat of terrorism, along with options for how the UK could further support dialogue and peacebuilding efforts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:42:37.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:42:37.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1126317
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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 Cameroon: Conflict Resolution 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 involvement the UK currently has in conflict resolution in Cameroon; what plans they have, if any, to raise the conflict in Cameroon at the UN Security Council; and what representations they have made to the government of France about the impact of its policies on the government of Cameroon. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15677 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to be deeply concerned at high levels of violence in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon, reports of human rights violations and abuses and the severe impact the deteriorating humanitarian situation is having on ordinary civilians. We continue to call for an end to violence on all sides and urge the Government of Cameroon to establish a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK has shared experiences with the Government on conflict resolution; we remain ready to provide further support. On 13 May, the UK participated in an informal discussion on Cameroon at the UN Security Council, noting that dialogue and humanitarian assistance were needed to exit the crisis. The UK also raised concerns in a statement at the bi-annual UN Office for Central Africa briefing in the UN Security Council on 13 December 2018, calling for urgent action by the Government to prevent further conflict. The UK regularly discusses developments in Cameroon with international partners, including France and the US, to encourage and support efforts to resolve the crisis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:42:02.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:42:02.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1126295
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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 Christianity: Religious Freedom more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a departmental, or cross-governmental strategy, was devised to prevent or ameliorate the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018; and if so, whether they will place a copy of the relevant documents in the Library of the House. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15655 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>There has been no cross-government strategy on the global persecution of Christians between 2003 and 2018, however the promotion of human rights has and remains at the heart of our foreign policy and we regard freedom of religion or belief as a universal human right. In my role as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, I regularly raise the importance of this issue with international counterparts. We condemn instances where individuals are persecuted because of their faith or belief, including Christians, wherever it happens and whatever the religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:42:47.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126300
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Syria more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK nationals have returned from Syria in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
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Baroness Corston more like this
star this property uin HL15660 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the beginning of the conflict around 900 people of national security concern have travelled from the UK to Syria and Iraq, against the advice of the Foreign Office. Of these, around 40% have returned to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:15:40.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Corston more like this
1126302
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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 Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 steps they are taking to support the government of Pakistan to continue to uphold  the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL15662 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>​The UK has a long history of supporting Freedom of Religion or Belief for all people. We stand up for everyone's right to practise or not practise a religion that is in line with their conscience, wherever they are in the world.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. I raised the treatment of religious minority communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February, and in subsequent telephone calls.</p><p>Under the Government's Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, the UK has supported projects in Pakistan to promote greater tolerance and religious freedom. In November 2018, the Government announced a new £12 million fund to bolster the work of civil society and Non-Governmental Organisations to promote respect, and the value of religious diversity and tolerance.</p><p>On 30 January 2019, the Foreign Secretary and the Rt Revd Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro, launched an Independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians overseas. The Bishop submitted his interim report on 3 May; he will submit his final report in the summer.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:58:58.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:58:58.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
1126325
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take, if any, in the next Spending Review to ensure that councils can continue to meet their statutory duties towards those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL15685 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that high needs budgets are under pressure and that is why we allocated an additional £250 million in high needs funding for 2018-19 and 2019-20 in December. This brings the total allocation for high needs this year to £6.3 billion.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the government will hold a Spending Review alongside the Budget where spending plans beyond 2019-20 will be agreed. The government will need to balance competing priorities across a broad range of areas, but we will be taking careful account of the importance of providing the right funding for education, and for high needs in particular. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education has made clear that as we approach the next Spending Review, he will back head teachers to ensure they have the resources they need to deliver a world class education.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T11:34:51.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:34:51.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
1126330
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Telephones: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cap on the cost of phone calls between EU member states will apply to UK consumers until the end of any transition period, in the event that a Brexit deal is agreed. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15690 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text Under the draft Withdrawal Agreement, EU law will continue to apply in the UK during the Implementation Period (subject to certain exceptions), including EU law that comes into force during the Implementation Period. That will include the Regulation that caps the cost of phone calls via landline and mobile phone or SMS made from one EU country to another.   more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:51:28.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:51:28.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126175
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit 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 Defence, how many staff in her Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253469 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Four Ministry of Defence (MOD) civil servants remain augumenting in Other Government Departments as preparation for the UK to leave the EU. A total of 257 MOD civil servants were augmented to Other Government Departments including those who were augmented in support of Operation Yellowhammer. As at 14 May 2019, 253 had returned to the MOD.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:10:08.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:10:08.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126294
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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 Iraq: Christianity 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 5 February (HL13010), what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Development Studies The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East, published in 2017, that estimates that in 2003 there were approximately 1.5 million Christians in Iraq, and that in 2017 that number was between 200,000 and 250,000. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15654 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>While we are unable to confirm the exact numbers, we are gravely concerned about the decline in the numbers of Christians in Iraq in recent years as also cited in the independent interim report of the Bishop of Truro into the Persecution of Christians. We assess that a number of factors have resulted in this decline, including conflict and insecurity in Iraq and the particular threat posed by Daesh. We continue to engage with the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the need to protect the rights of Christians and other religious minorities. However, during a recent meeting with the Iraqi Foreign Minister on the 17 May and the Archbishop of Erbil on 21 May I heard of the steps being taken to reopen churches and the increased number of church services being help in Iraq.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T12:01:07.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T12:01:07.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1126297
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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 Pakistan: Blasphemy more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case of the Pakistani Christian woman, Shagufta Kauser, who, with her disabled husband, Shafqat Emmanuel, was sentenced to death in 2014, for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages, including reports that the couple are illiterate and that the messages were in English; and what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about this case. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware and are monitoring the case of Shagufta Kausar and her husband Shafqat Emmanuel. We remain deeply concerned about reports of discrimination against the Christian community and other religious minorities in Pakistan. We regularly raise our concerns about the misuse of the blasphemy laws with the government of Pakistan at a senior level.</p><p>I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during my visit to Islamabad in February. The UK raised concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief at Pakistan's UN Universal Periodic Review of human rights in November 2017. We urged Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities, including by establishing an independent National Commission for Minorities from all faith communities.</p><p>The UK remains firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances. We have repeatedly called upon the Government of Pakistan to end capital punishment and, at a minimum, commit to publicly renewing the previously imposed moratorium on the death penalty.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee fully the rights of all Pakistani citizens, including religious minorities, and to honour its international obligations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:27:26.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:27:26.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this