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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 Albania more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what agreements have been signed, to which the United Kingdom and Albania are both parties, for the period 1 March 2013 to the present; and whether they will place copies of any such agreements in the Library of the House and on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office database. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) treaty database records all bilateral and multilateral treaties involving the United Kingdom signed since 1834. The FCO does not maintain a comprehensive central record or hold copies of the texts of memoranda of understanding concluded between Government Departments and other states or organizations.</p><p>Legally-binding agreements to which both the UK and Albania have become parties since 1 March 2013 are as follows:</p><p>Bilateral:</p><p>1. The Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital was signed on 26 March 2014 and was published as UK Treaty Series No. 3, 2014.</p><p>Multilateral:</p><p>2. The Arms Trade Treaty was signed by Albania on 3 June 2013 and by the United Kingdom on 3 June 2013. This was published as UK Miscellaneous Series No. 3, 2013.</p><p>3. Protocol No.15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [CETS No.213] was signed by Albania on 11 February 2014 and by the United Kingdom on 24 June 2014. The text to this treaty is published on the Council of Europe website.</p><p>All treaties, including those amending previous treaties, that are subject to ratification, accession, approval or completion of procedures are laid before both Houses of Parliament as a Command Paper for twenty-one sitting days in accordance with Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. Those treaties which enter into force on signature do not have to be laid before Parliament for twenty-one sitting days but are laid before both Houses of Parliament as a Command Paper in the UK Treaty Series once they have entered into force.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-08-18T09:57:26.7517904Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:57:26.7517904Z
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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 Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Bahrain 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 representations they are making to the government of Bahrain in respect of the charges against Nabeel Rajab and Zainab al Khawaja. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain has raised both cases with the Government of Bahrain and emphasised the importance of ensuring that due legal process is respected and international norms of justice adhered to. We will continue to monitor both cases closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-28T16:37:04.7098963Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:37:04.7098963Z
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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 Avebury more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain 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 plans they have to fund an investigation into children held in prison in Bahrain, similar to the report funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office concerning the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL2211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Bahrain has raised the rates of imprisonment of young people on several occasions with the Ministry of the Interior and senior members of the Government of Bahrain. We support the recommendation to address the management and rehabilitation of juveniles in the justice system, in the Prisoners’ and Detainees’ Rights Commission and the Ministry of Interior’s Ombudsman’s office reports earlier this year. We encourage the Government of Bahrain to implement these recommendations promptly and plan to provide UK support in the field of juvenile justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-28T16:54:28.847495Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:54:28.847495Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 assessment they have made of the level of the flood damage in Bosnia-Herzegovina in May 2014; whether they have made an assessment of the proportion of the flood damage covered by insurance; what amount of external emergency funds has been spent; and whether additional European Union assistance is available. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2085 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>A comprehensive needs assessment of the post-disaster recovery requirements stemming from this year’s floods was carried out by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EU, the UN and the World Bank supported this process by providing resources and technical support. The assessment reflects damages, effects, impact and needs across a range of sectors including agriculture, education, health, public services, housing, transportation and energy. It estimates that the economic impact of the floods was £1.62bn. A European Commission hosted donors’ conference in July raised £810m towards the rehabilitation effort.</p><p>The EU assistance to the flood response is currently €42m, plus €1m from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), which has gone to rebuild schools, houses and other community infrastructure. An additional tranche of €43m is due to be released to cover flood prevention and provide more housing assistance.</p><p>In addition to a £1.03m commitment for immediate humanitarian assistance, the British Government is due to release a further £1m to the flood response work through the UNDP. We will continue to work closely with the EU, the UN and other international organisations to assess what further help might be given to help Bosnia Herzegovina recover from the impact of the floods.</p><p>The British Government has not made an assessment of the proportion of damage covered by insurance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:37.9023336Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:37.9023336Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bosnia and Herzegovina more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are encouraging the various elements of civil society in Bosnia to work together with all the religious leaders, and all levels of government, to reconstruct that country. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2086 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Through its project work and donor coordination, our Embassy is working with stakeholders, including civil society and other citizens’ groups, to support Bosnia in dealing with the consequences of this year’s devastating floods. This includes building on existing community cooperation. More widely, the UK considers that joining the EU would be the most effective way for Bosnia to progress towards a more united and prosperous country. The UK has consistently demonstrated leadership within the EU in encouraging Bosnia to make progress on meeting the criteria necessary for EU accession.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-24T12:34:26.8233104Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:34:26.8233104Z
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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 date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish a list of investment protection treaties agreed by all United Kingdom Overseas Territories with another country. more like this
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Lord Ashcroft more like this
star this property uin HL2132 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has extended a number of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPA) to the Overseas Territories when the Territories have provided a case for doing so and the other country agreed. These are the IPPAs currently in force that have been extended to Overseas Territories:</p><p>UK-Antigua &amp; Barbuda IPPA (Gibraltar)</p><p>UK-Belize IPPA (Cayman Islands, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Dominica IPPA (Gibraltar)</p><p>UK-Grenada IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Guyana IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Hungary IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Indonesia IPPA (Bermuda)</p><p>UK-Korea Republic IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Mauritius IPPA (Gibraltar)</p><p>UK-Panama IPPA (Cayman Islands)</p><p>UK- Philippines IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Singapore IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-St Lucia IPPA (Cayman Islands, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Thailand IPPA (Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>UK-Tunisia IPPA (Bermuda, Gibraltar, Turks &amp; Caicos Islands)</p><p>Records of all treaties involving the United Kingdom concluded between 1834 and 31 March 2014 can currently be found through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s UK Treaties Online service at: <a href="http://treaties.fco.gov.uk/treaties/treaty.htm" target="_blank">http://treaties.fco.gov.uk/treaties/treaty.htm</a></p><p>Details of treaties involving the United Kingdom since March 2014 can be found on the FCO Treaty Section’s pages on GOV.UK at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/uk-treaties" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/uk-treaties</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-24T12:33:52.000973Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:33:52.000973Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashcroft more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 Burma 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 reply by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 24 July (HL Deb, cols 1324–8) to the debate on Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what representations they have made to the Burmese authorities about proposed new legislation to restrict religious conversions and inter-religious marriages there; and whether they will call on the United Nations Secretary-General to visit Burma to address religious intolerance and to encourage the creation of an international and independent inquiry into violence in Rakhine State, Kachin State and other parts of the country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>We have voiced our strong concerns over proposed legislation on inter-faith marriage and religious conversion to members of the Burmese government and parliamentarians. If enacted, these laws would harm religious tolerance and respect for diversity in Burma, and contravene international standards and treaties to which Burma is a signatory. Most recently, our Ambassador raised our concerns with Minister of the President’s Office, U Soe Thein, in June.</p><p>The UN Secretary-General (UNSG) currently chairs the Partnership Group on Burma, which last met in April. The UNSG and his Special Representative to Burma, Vijay Nambiar, both play vital roles in raising the international community’s human rights concerns with the Burmese government whilst providing encouragement for the wider reform process. We welcome the recent visit by the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Ms Yanghee Lee, who rightly highlighted that the government needs to do more to stop the spread of hate speech and incitement to violence based on religious grounds and recommended the adoption of specific legislation to address this.</p><p>We remain deeply concerned by continued violence in Burma, particularly in Rakhine State and Kachin State. Our approach is to seek an end to all violations, and to prevent their further escalation, irrespective of whether these violations fit the definition of specific international crimes. Allegations of human rights abuses must be dealt with through a clear, independent and transparent investigative and prosecutorial process that meets international standards. We have made this clear to the Burmese government and will continue to do so. We continue to believe an independent investigation, supported by appropriate technical assistance, would make a significant contribution to accountability and reconciliation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-08-18T09:56:23.2078262Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:56:23.2078262Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 Cameroon more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Boko Haram has targeted Northern Cameroon and that there has been an increase in attacks by Boko Haram on towns and villages in Cameroon. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Boko Haram concentrates its attacks in northern Nigeria but is regularly reported to operate in neighbouring countries, including Cameroon. We are aware of the growing evidence of Boko Haram having a presence in Cameroon, and discuss this regularly with the Government of Cameroon and other partners in the region, including at the 3 September meeting in Abuja of regional and international Foreign Ministers, which the Minister for Africa, my hon Friend, the Member for Rochford and Southend East (Mr Duddridge), attended.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-13T13:41:13.5792001Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T13:41:13.5792001Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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 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 assessment they have made of reports that Christian groups in northern Cameroon have been particularly targeted by Boko Haram. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1868 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Boko Haram attacks are often indiscriminate. Their attacks have caused suffering in communities of different faiths and ethnicities in northern Cameroon.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-13T13:32:46.2305299Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T13:32:46.2305299Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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 Counter-terrorism 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 when they will respond in writing to the final report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism which was published on 28 February. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL1975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to respond in writing to the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism dated 28 February 2014. However, the UK was represented at the UN Human Rights Council expert meeting on 22 September, where we once again set out our position on the legality of Remotely Piloted Air Systems.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-14T14:27:20.3626Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T14:27:20.3626Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this