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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Exports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of UK exports to (a) the EU, (b) the US, (c) China and (d) India in (i) 2000 and (ii) the most recent year available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 6768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>With reference to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) economic accounts released on the 30 June 2015, the value of UK exports (goods and services) to the EU, US, China and India in 2000 and 2014, the latest year available, was as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Exports of goods and services £billion</strong></p></td><td><p>EU</p></td><td><p>USA</p></td><td><p>China</p></td><td><p>India</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>146.5</p></td><td><p>48.8</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td><td><p>269.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>226.3</p></td><td><p>87.8</p></td><td><p>18.2</p></td><td><p>6.8</p></td><td><p>507.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Growth (2000-14)</p></td><td><p>54%</p></td><td><p>80%</p></td><td><p>836%</p></td><td><p>156%</p></td><td><p>88%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The next ONS update is expected on the 30 September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T15:40:24.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T15:40:24.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU Countries: Exports 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 estimate his Department has made of the likely proportion of UK exports going to other EU member states in (a) 2020, (b) 2030 and (c) 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 12310 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>In 2014, exports to the EU accounted for 44% of UK exports (ONS). The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sources that we typically refer to, only forecast at the aggregate level. Therefore the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no estimates of the proportion of exports that the EU would account for in 2020, 2030 and 2050.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-10-27T13:09:24.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Internet 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 his Department is taking with foreign governments to counter ISIL propaganda online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 901665 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK is leading efforts to counter ISIL propaganda online. We co-chair the Global Coalition’s work to counter ISIL’s narrative, and I am hosting the Coalition’s Strategic Communications Working Group later this month. This aims to strengthen the Coalition’s understanding of the challenge posed by ISIL online. It will look at how we can use social media and the internet to counter ISIL’s propaganda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T13:36:33.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T13:36:33.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade 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 his policy is on the export of military equipment to countries where children are known to be or may potentially be recruited for military purposes or otherwise used in hostilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226718 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom operates one of the most rigorous and transparent arms export control regimes in the world, and is committed to promoting robust and effective national and international arms export control regimes. We do not approve exports where there is a clear risk that the export could be used in any way which would contravene any of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (known as the Consolidated Criteria). Risks around human rights violations and conflict are a key part of our assessment. The Government will not issue an export licence if there is a clear risk that the proposed export might be used for internal repression or to provoke or prolong armed conflicts or aggravate existing tensions or conflicts in the country of final destination.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:38:45.443Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:38:45.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Burma 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 support the Government is giving to the training of police in Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 227640 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Since November 2013 twelve British police officers with specialist crowd management and public order experience have been deployed in support of an EU police training mission funded by the EU Instrument of Stability. The purpose of the project is to provide training on crowd management and community policing based on international standards and respect of humans. The project followed a request from the Burmese government and Aung San Suu Kyi for the UK and others, including the EU, for assistance reforming the Burmese police force. In January we also funded the attendance of two Burmese police officers at a regional course on the effective management of counter terrorism investigations, in line with international standards. <br><br>We have made clear our concerns at the use of force by police in Letpadan on 10 March, and also by the use of irregular security groups in Rangoon on 5 March. These incidents undermined an otherwise disciplined approach to policing student protests and demonstrate the need for further policing reform. We support the EU’s call for a full investigation, and call on the government of Burma to release all remaining demonstrators.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:21:07.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:21:07.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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, whether he has discussed the Burmese government and the provision of aid to ethnic Rohingya in Burma with the UN Secretary General. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 227641 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>I raised the situation in Rakhine State with the UN Secretary General at his &quot;Friends of Myanmar&quot; meeting in September 2013, and our Permanent Representative in New York has done so subsequently on a number of occassions with the Secretary General's Special Advisor Vijay Nambiar. We also work closely with the UN Resident Coordinator in Burma and UN agencies in Burma to discuss the provision of aid to the ethnic Rohingya in Burma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T15:23:31.717Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T15:23:31.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Burma: Political Prisoners 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 take steps to encourage reform of the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee in Burma; and if he will seek the empowerment of that Committee to ensure the release of all political prisoners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 737 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the release of thousands of political prisoners under the current Burmese government. However, we remain concerned by the continued arrests, detentions and sentencing of political activists, with an estimated minimum of 150 remaining behind bars at the end of April 2015, and a further 450 awaiting trial following arrests throughout 2014 and early 2015. <br><br>We welcomed the announcement in January that a mechanism to review cases of political prisoners would remain in place under the newly constituted Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee. We have reinforced with the Burmese authorities that consultation and the involvement of civil society must be part of this process. <br><br>Officials from our Embassy in Rangoon meet regularly with civil society on this issue, and we continue to raise our concerns with the government of Burma at the highest levels. Most recently, the then Minister of State at the Home Office, Lynne Featherstone, raised this issue directly with Minister for the President’s Office, U Soe Thein, during her visit to Burma in January. We continue to lobby on individual cases. We also raise our concerns publicly in our Annual Report on Human Rights and in multilateral fora such as the UN General Assembly, where the UK co-sponsored a Resolution last year that called for the unconditional release of all political prisoners.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T14:22:12.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T14:22:12.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 an assessment of whether human rights violations against the Rohingya in Burma meet the international legal definitions of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 738 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answer text <p>International legal definitions are a matter for international tribunals, rather than for governments or non-judicial bodies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T14:23:30.96Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T14:23:30.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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
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star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Homicide 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 financial assistance his Department has provided to families of British nationals murdered abroad in (a) terrorist-related and (b) other incidents in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6147 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides a range of support to bereaved families after the murder of a British National abroad, but does not normally offer financial assistance. We do however provide funding to specialist external partners, Lucie Blackman Trust and Victim Support, who can provide practical support to bereaved families. This help takes many forms, but can include securing financial help. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T14:04:48.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T14:04:48.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Homicide more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what compensation the Government has provided to families of British nationals murdered abroad in (a) terrorist-related and (b) non-terrorist-related incidents in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6256 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answer text In cases of terrorism, the Statutory Victims of Terrorism Scheme covers both fatal and personal injury applications, and is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The latter, reporting to the Ministry of Justice, has received 18 applications related to fatalities since its introduction, on 27 November 2012, and has paid £228,807 across eight successful claims, with seven claims still in process. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not provide compensation to the families of British nationals murdered abroad, but does provide advice when there is a relevant local compensation scheme in the country concerned. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T14:09:38.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T14:09:38.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this