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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review more like this
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 the evidential basis was for the downgrading of the impact of persecution of Christians in the Middle East between the the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians and (a) Interim and (b) Final Report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275654 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>This is an independent Review. As the Foreign Secretary has stated, the findings of the report make for harrowing reading and we are concerned about the situation for all Christians, including those in the Middle East. The report states that further evidence will be published and will be available incrementally from 15 July on the Review's website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T10:48:52.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T10:48:52.24Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
1138069
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith more like this
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 information his Department holds on reports of the closure of a Baha’i-run elder care centre in Karaj, Iran. 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 275646 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports indicating that Baha'i owned businesses are being targeted for closure, including reports of the attempted closure of a care centre in Karaj, Iran. We remain concerned about the continued harassment and mistreatment that the Baha'i and other minority groups face.</p><p>We support the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran's assessment that discrimination against the Baha'is in Iran is legally sanctioned by a lack of constitutional recognition and the absence of other legal protections for adherents of this faith. We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:15:44.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:15:44.037Z
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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 Tom Brake more like this
1138071
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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 Sub-Saharan Africa: Water more like this
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 International Development, whether the Millennium Development Goal targets on access to clean water by 2020 will be met in sub-Saharan Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 275699 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Millennium Development Goal targets for clean water in sub-Saharan Africa were not met by the 2015 deadline. Between 2015 and 2018, DFID supported 17.5 million people in Africa to access clean water and/or better sanitation. For example, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, over 2.7 million people gained access to clean water with DFID’s support between 2015 and 2018. In Ethiopia, DFID supported 1.9 million people to access clean water and/or better sanitation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:51:49.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:51:49.797Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1138220
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading India: Islam more like this
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, with reference to recent reported acts of religious violence against Indian Muslims, what assessment he has made of the level of risk to visibly Muslim UK tourists visiting India. 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 275721 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s travel advice to India, which is regularly updated, provides comprehensive security advice to all British nationals covering a range of situations and regions in India. These include the risk of increased threat in places visited by British nationals such as religious sites. Like all British nationals, British Muslims should exercise vigilance and keep up to date with local news and advisories.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T10:45:58.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T10:45:58.803Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1137834
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Interserve more like this
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 discussions he has had with Interserve on (a) changes to its cleaners' working hours and (b) the effect of those changes on the (i) overtime payments and (ii) take-home pay of those staff; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 275230 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that Interserve is currently introducing a British Institute of Cleaning Science solution across the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's UK estate, in accordance with the requirements of the Crown Commercial Service.</p><p>If a Cleaner finds the new system isn't working for them, Interserve has undertaken to discuss what reasonable adjustments can be made, while ensuring service delivery that achieves contractual requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:20:10.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:20:10.873Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1137872
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees more like this
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 International Development, what discussions his Department has had in the last three years with his counterparts in the Governments of other nations party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol on (a) global compliance with the convention and protocol and (b) the status of refugees internationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 275227 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting refugees, the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. We played a key role with our international partners to develop the Global Compact on Refugees, which was agreed in December last year.</p><p> </p><p>This Compact provides a framework for more predictable and equitable responsibility-sharing and more effective international cooperation in refugee responses. The UK actively engaged in its development, including through five Thematic Meetings and six Formal Consultations between Member States in Geneva over 2017 and 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains steadfastly supportive of the aims of the Compact. We continue to urge all states to back it and consistently emphasise the shared responsibility in addressing forced displacement and the importance of other donors stepping up.</p><p> </p><p>The Global Refugee Forum at the end of this year will be an important opportunity to further broaden the support base and we will play our part in this process in full.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T15:47:21.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:47:21.313Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1137506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Syria: Demilitarized and Neutral Zones more like this
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 steps the Government is taking to (a) monitor the demilitarised zone in Idlib and (b) ensure that civilians, rescue workers, and medics are effectively protected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 274628 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is gravely concerned by the situation in Idlib, which we are closely monitoring, in coordination with our international partners and relevant UN bodies.</p><p>We have repeatedly called on all parties to end the violence, return to the ceasefire agreed in September 2018, and abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law, including at three emergency sessions of the UN Security Council. The Prime Minister raised the urgent need to restore the ceasefire in Idlib with President Putin and President Erdogan at the G20 Summit on 28-29 June.</p><p>UK aid continues to support the protection of civilians in Idlib, where DFID partners are working to support health facilities and establish mobile emergency protection teams. We also support an innovative new technology to provide early warning of airstrikes through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T15:43:40.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:43:40.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4658
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137586
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Mohammed al-Roken more like this
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 discussions he has had with his Emirati counterpart on the political prisoner Mohammed al-Roken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 274580 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>​ The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. The depth and breadth of our relationship with the United Arab Emirates means we can express concerns on a range of issues in a frank and open way at all levels, and regularly raise human rights issues. We have not made specific representations about Mr al-Roken.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T15:35:29.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:35:29.053Z
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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 Martyn Day more like this
1137128
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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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 India: Christianity more like this
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, if he will make representations to his Indian counterpart on attacks on Christians by Hindu activists. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 273749 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The British High Commission in New Delhi, and our network of Deputy High Commissions, maintain a continuous assessment of the human rights situation across India and raise issues with Indian officials where appropriate. We have raised Christian persecution with the Indian Government. Most recently, on 25 March 2019, the British High Commission highlighted the importance of tackling Christian persecution with India’s Ministry of External Affairs.</p><p>We will continue to engage with India on the full range of human rights matters, working with Union and State Governments, and with non-governmental organisations, to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T15:55:12.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:55:12.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1409
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1136897
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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, whether requests were made for Ministers to meet with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ahead of (a) his visit to Tehran on 19 November 2018 and (b) the Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa's visit to Tehran on 22-23 June 2019; and if he will make a statement. 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 273366 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Ahead of the Foreign Secretary’s visit to Tehran in November 2018, a request was made for a meeting with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Iran continues to deny consular access, as it does not recognise dual nationality. Nonetheless, we continue to request it. During our visits to Tehran, the Foreign Secretary and I underlined our deep concern about the treatment of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other British-Iranian dual nationals detained in Iran, and reiterated our request for their release.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-12T10:21:55.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:21:55.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1136898
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
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 steps he is taking to secure a British consular visit to assess the health and wellbeing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. 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 273367 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The British Government remains extremely concerned about the welfare of British-Iranian nationals detained in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. We continue to raise Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case with the Iranian Government at every opportunity, which includes making requests for consular access. I did exactly this during my visit to Tehran on 23 June. We continue to work to secure her unconditional release.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-12T10:23:43.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:23:43.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1136899
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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 assistance his Department can provide to Richard Ratcliffe to obtain a visa to visit his wife, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, in prison in Iran. 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 273368 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>It is for Iran to decide whether Mr Ratcliffe meets their visa criteria. We do not interfere with other states’ visa processes, just as the UK would not accept interference in our immigration system.</p><p>We are in regular contact with Mr Ratcliffe, and continue to call for Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release at the highest levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-12T10:25:40.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:25:40.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1136908
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 China: Human Rights more like this
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 representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the continued harassment and detention of human rights lawyers in China since the mass arrest of lawyers and their colleagues on 8 July 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 273374 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We remain seriously concerned that a number of Chinese lawyers and rights activists (often referred to as “709” due to their date of detention) have remained detained since July 2015. These cases have raised serious issues about due process and transparency of justice in China. We urge the authorities to release those detained for the peaceful and constitutionally-protected expression of their views.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T14:30:11.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:30:11.593Z
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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 Fiona Bruce more like this
1136911
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Wang Quanzhang more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Chinese Government on the health of imprisoned human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 273375 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has taken regular action bilaterally and multilaterally in cases involving detained human rights lawyers and activists, including the case of Wang Quanzhang. This has included raising our concerns about lawyers and activists at China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018, and at the last UK/China Human Rights Dialogue. Moreover, the Minister of Asia and the Pacific raised Wang Quanzhang’s case with the Chinese Government during his visit last July. The Foreign Secretary raised Wang Quanzhang’s case last July, when he met Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi; he also met with family members of detained human rights lawyers. Additionally, the Foreign Secretary released a statement on 29 January 2019, which expressed concern over the sentencing of Wang Quanzhang, and urged the Chinese government to ensure fundamental civil and political rights are protected, in line with China’s constitution and its international commitments.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:03:39.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:03:39.1Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1136913
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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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 Tibet: Diplomatic Service more like this
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, how many requests for diplomatic access to the Tibet Autonomous Region were submitted by Government officials (a) in the UK and (b) working at the British embassy in Beijing in each of the last five years; and how many of those requests were granted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 273298 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold detailed records on requests for access to the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) by officials over the past five years. However, we can confirm that the British Ambassador to China visited in 2017 and UK officials visited in 2014. We have recently submitted a request for access to the TAR, which is pending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:41:33.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:41:33.567Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1136914
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tibet: Diplomatic Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government made any requests to open a mission in Lhasa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 273299 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any recent requests to the Chinese Government to open a mission in Lhasa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:38:51.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:38:51.303Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1136915
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tibet: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what restrictions have been placed on British tourists and officials who have been granted access to the Tibet Autonomous Region in recent years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 273300 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>When officials have visited the Tibet Adiminstation Region (TAR) in recent years, these visits have followed a formal programme organised by the Chinese authorities. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Travel Advice describes the restrictions on tourist visits to the TAR. It notes that tourists can only travel to the TAR on an organised tour and must get a permit in advance through a specialised travel agent in China. It goes on to note that Chinese authorities sometimes stop issuing these without notice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:43:30.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:43:30.403Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1136916
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Diplomatic Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what restrictions the UK Government places on diplomats from China travelling in the UK; and who is responsible for those diplomats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 273301 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Chinese diplomats have no restrictions placed on them when travelling in the UK, and the Chinese Embassy is responsible for those diplomats.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T14:45:05.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:45:05.663Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
114
unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1136960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following his meeting with Iranian officials on 23 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 273355 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Iranian authorities have not released Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe from detention in Tehran. The UK continues to raise her case with the Iranian Government at every opportunity and we continue to work to secure her unconditional release.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:29:37.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:29:37.727Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1136961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Internet more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for human rights in parts of Myanmar of a reported block on internet access in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 273356 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by the shutdown of mobile data services to eight townships in Rakhine and one in neighbouring Chin state. We are particularly concerned that the shutdown has taken place in parts of Rakhine where there are already significant restrictions on international access. We are clear that denying access to mobile data services restricts the right to freedom of expression and the ability to share reports of human rights violations. Embassy officials have raised our concerns with the Myanmar government. We continue to monitor the situation closely and urge the Myanmar government to restore mobile internet access to the affected townships.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T14:40:38.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:40:38.603Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1136962
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project on 18 June 2019, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths resulting from the current conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 273357 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>It is difficult to assess the number of deaths resulting from the conflict in Yemen due to our lack of access and presence on the ground. We welcome the efforts of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project and others to estimate the impact of the conflict, recognising that sadly the true fatality figures are likely to be higher. We maintain that a political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis. All parties must engage constructively and in good faith to overcome obstacles and find a political solution to end the conflict.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:31:16.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:31:16.903Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1136971
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he bring forward a new protection of civilians strategy to help safeguard children in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 273495 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing its strategy on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, and is committed to ensuring that its approach benefits all civilians, including children and other vulnerable groups, and that it reflects the changing international landscape and the complexity of many conflicts. The Government welcomes recent research carried out by academics and NGOs in this field and is taking their work into account as it undertakes its review. The Government aims to complete the review by the end of 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-10T13:34:03.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T13:34:03.06Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4670
unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1137009
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Gaza more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the threat posed to Israel by cross-border tunnels dug by Hamas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huntingdon more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Djanogly more like this
star this property uin 273340 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by Hamas's attempts to re-arm and rebuild militant infrastructure, including the tunnel network, in Gaza. Such actions undermine efforts to improve the situation in Gaza and harm the prospects for peace. During my visit to Israel at the end of May, I witnessed first-hand the impact of Hamas tunnels and rockets on the Israeli communities close to Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:33:28.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:33:28.297Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
1425
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Djanogly more like this
1137042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the use of Tazir laws to facilitate punishment against members of the Baha’i community in Iran; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 273318 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>​We remain aware of the continued reports of harassment and mistreatment of members of the Baha'i faith in Iran, including the increase in arrests in 2018. The British Government supports the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran's assessment that discrimination against the Baha'i community in Iran is legally sanctioned by a lack of constitutional recognition and the absence of other legal protections for adherents of this faith. We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-09T16:07:37.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:07:37.17Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1136507
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 08 May 2019 to Question 249959 on Tobacco, if his Department will establish a publicly accessible central record of contacts made between departmental officials and tobacco stakeholders; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 272893 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes seriously its obligations as a Party to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The Department has no plans to establish a central record of meetings between officials and tobacco stakeholders or to publish such information. The Secretary of State does not intend to make a statement on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-11T14:43:18.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:43:18.013Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1136537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Hamas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on Hamas's rule in Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 272812 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>We regularly discuss Gaza with international counterparts, and in the UN Security Council. Our position on Hamas has not changed: Hamas must renounce violence, recognise Israel and accept previously signed agreements. We call on those in the region with influence over Hamas to encourage Hamas to take these steps. Hamas’s ongoing decision to embrace violence and reject the Quartet Principles lies at the heart of the Gazan tragedy. We need a durable agreement that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict and transforms the situation in Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:19:11.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:19:11.397Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
3939
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1136538
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on reports set out in the BBC documentary, One day in Gaza, that Hamas transported Gazan civilians to violent areas on the border with Israel last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brigg and Goole more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Percy more like this
star this property uin 272813 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has regular discussions with international counterparts about the situation in Gaza. Whilst Palestinians have the right to peaceful protest, we have been clear that Hamas exploited the border protests for their own benefit. Their incitement of violence is unacceptable. When I visited Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in May, I pressed the importance of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and international partners working together to ensure a durable solution for Gaza.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-07-12T10:20:17.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:20:17.957Z
unstar this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
3939
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Percy more like this
1136547
star this property registered interest false more like this