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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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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 Policy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for UK foreign policy of the President of the European Commission's State of the Union Address of 14 September 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
unstar this property uin 47447 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text ​The UK will continue to share foreign and security interests and common challenges with EU Member States and other partners. We will continue to be an influential international actor, remaining a leading member of NATO, the G7 and G20, and a permanent member of the UN Security Council. We do not assess President Juncker’s speech as fundamentally altering this. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:37:31.443Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:37:31.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
101004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Policy remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 October (HL2012), on what moral or humanitarian basis they have developed their policies in respect of (1) Bosnians, (2) Palestinians, and (3) Turkish-Cypriots; and what underlying principles are being applied in each case. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
unstar this property uin HL2460 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>UK interests and values remain at the heart of our foreign policy development. We also take into account international law (including human rights treaties and obligations), relevant UN resolutions and applicable provisions of the relevant regional organisations. However, a one-size-fits-all approach to countries or territories, or to groups of countries or regions would fail to recognise the often varied, complex and unique circumstances in which the international community and we are engaged.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T14:34:45.9050321Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T14:34:45.9050321Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
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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 Policy remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by a delegation of British lawyers <i>Children in Military Custody</i> published in June 2012 and the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture published on 4 May, whether they will call on Israel (1) to incorporate the crime of torture in its penal code, as defined in Article 1 of the UN Convention Against Torture, (2) to remove the defence of "necessity" as a possible justification of torture in national legislation, (3) to ensure that interrogations by Israeli Security Forces are recorded in audio-visual format, and that such recordings are retained, and (4) to investigate allegations of harm caused by the Israeli Security Forces. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL304 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 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to the promotion and protection of human rights in Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as well as compliance with international humanitarian law. We regularly discuss implementation of those obligations with the Israeli authorities. We are aware that Israel is in the process of incorporating the crime of torture into national legislation.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) funded and facilitated an independent report on Children in Military Custody by leading British lawyers in 2012. Ministers and our Ambassador in Tel Aviv have urged Israel to take action on the recommendations in this report. We remain concerned at the number of Palestinian minors held in Israeli detention and continue to push for further measures to ensure that international standards are upheld in regards to the treatment of those detained. We welcomed progress made in recent Israeli policy amendments, such as the increase of the age of majority from 16 to 18 years old, and the enactment of a special statute of limitations for minors. We continue to encourage Israel to introduce mandatory audio-visual equipment for all interrogations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T11:50:49.863Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T11:50:49.863Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Policy remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 take steps to secure greater separation of UK foreign policy from that of the US. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
unstar this property uin 211408 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK has an independent foreign policy. However, the UK places great emphasis on the special relationship it holds with the US, and will continue to work with them on the most pressing challenges facing the world today. Our partnership has a very clear common agenda: ensuring our security, delivering economic growth and stability at home and across the world, and promoting our shared values.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:55:28.2858772Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:55:28.2858772Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
521448
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Policy remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the case for removing the Lesser Duty Rule. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL305 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 2016-06-09more like thismore than 2016-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that effective trade defence measures should be proportionate, not protectionist, and strike a balance between removing the injury to producers caused by unfair trade, and avoiding imposing unnecessary costs on user industries, retailers, consumers and the rest of the economy.</p><p>The evidence we have shows that duties that have been imposed under the Lesser Duty Rule on imports of Chinese steel into the EU have been effective in delivering rapid, substantial and sustained reductions in imports. For example, imports of wire rod, organic coated steel and stainless steel flat products are down by more than 90%. We have said we would look at evidence that others might provide.</p><p>There are a number of examples where the Lesser Duty Rule has avoided unnecessary costs to the rest of the economy. In the case of solar panels for example, the removal of the Lesser Duty Rule could have cost the downstream UK solar sector around £500m in one year.</p><p>We support looking at the methodology under which injury is calculated. Where the European Commission has set duties that we believe to be too low to remove the injury caused to EU industry by unfair trade, we will push for them to be increased, as we have done in the reinforcing bar and cold rolled flat products cases.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2016-06-09T14:43:16.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-09T14:43:16.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
540449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
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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 Policy remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1014), whether it is the policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to refer to all ministers of foreign countries without using their title or forename, as with Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa; and if so, when that became their policy. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
unstar this property uin HL1329 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 2016-08-01more like thismore than 2016-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have amended the record so that it provides Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s full title.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-08-01T14:07:32.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-01T14:07:32.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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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 Foreign Policy remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the impact on policy coherence in countries such as Denmark and Norway as a result of development and foreign policy being brought together. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
unstar this property uin HL2783 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Denmark and Norway have different political systems to ours and as such are not easily comparable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, whichever organisational model is adopted, it is vital to ensure policy coherence. This remains a priority for the Government and we believe the structures we have in place provide for a focus on humanitarian intervention and development through DFID, while maintaining coherence with other departments, including FCO, MoD and BIS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) considers the effectiveness of policy coherence in their regular peer reviews of member countries’ development work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:29:49.157Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:29:49.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this