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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Pacific Alliance: Foreign Relations 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 What plans he has to strengthen the UK's relations with Pacific Alliance countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chelsea and Fulham more like this
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Greg Hands more like this
star this property uin 910179 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Latin America is an increasingly important partner to the UK. We have strong and close relationships with all four member states of the Pacific Alliance: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Trade with the bloc increased by 4.5% from 2017 to 2018. We are strengthening partnerships using tools like the Prosperity Fund, Conflict Stability and Security Fund and International Climate Finance to implement programmes of mutual interest, for example in good governance, green growth, security and justice reform, infrastructure and rural and urban development in order to create the conditions for sustainable economic growth and increased trade.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T13:59:16.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T13:59:16.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Hands more like this
1108928
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Cyprus: Politics and Government 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 What recent discussions he has had with international partners on delivering a negotiated settlement to reunite Cyprus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 910184 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK strongly supports a just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue, based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation. Both I and my Rt Hon Friend the Foreign Secretary support consultations through our continued dialogue with the parties and the UN. We encourage all sides to work towards a resumption of talks and stand ready to discuss how we can support progress.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T14:00:27.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:00:27.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1108714
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Colombia: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 2232 on Peace and Protection of Defenders in Colombia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 239266 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>I share the Hon Member's concern regarding the implementation of the Peace Accords between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The UK continues to support the peace process, contributing over £40 million through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund since 2015 to projects that are bringing sustainable peace to the country. We have expressed concern to the Colombian Government over delays to the transitional justice system, which is a critical part of the peace process.</p><p>I share also the Hon Member's concern about the ongoing killings and threats by armed criminal groups in Colombia, a subject we raised in January at the UN Security Council in New York and in March at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. At the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in May 2018, Colombia accepted the UK's recommendations to improve protection of human rights defenders. The UN Verification Mission's mandate acknowledges the importance of human rights, and the mission cooperates closely with the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.</p><p>The Human Rights programmes led and funded by the British Embassy in Bogotá make a real difference to the lives of many human rights defenders, social leaders and, in particular, victims of sexual violence in conflict. We continue to work with civil society groups in the UK and Colombia to bring individual cases to the attention of the Colombian authorities, including the two specific cases cited in Early Day Motion 2232.</p><p>We condemned the bombing of a police academy in Bogotá on 17 January by the National Liberation Army (ELN), which claimed 20 innocent lives and caused the breakdown of peace talks. We urge an end to violence to allow productive negotiations to resume.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T15:29:09.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T15:29:09.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1108915
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 UK Relations With EU 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 Cabinet colleagues on UK representation to the EU after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Devon more like this
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Sir Hugo Swire more like this
star this property uin 910228 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>​As the Foreign Secretary set out during Foreign and Commonwealth Office Orals on 22 January, the number of staff in our UK Representation to the European Union has grown from over 120 in 2016 to over 180 in early 2019, and includes representatives from a wide range of Whitehall Departments and many smaller agencies. We will keep staffing under regular review to ensure it is appropriate to deliver government objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T15:31:07.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T15:31:07.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
1105873
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Crimea: Tatars 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 (a) the Russian Ambassador in London and (b) his Russian counterpart on actions taken against Crimean Tatars in Russian-occupied Crimea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 238283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by ongoing reports of human rights abuses against the Crimean Tatar community. The Foreign Secretary has not made direct representations to the Russian Ambassador in London but has publicly condemned Russian human rights abuses in Crimea. Most recently, he co-signed an op-ed with EU partners on 27 February in which he criticised Russia's treatment of the Tatar community, and, in a statement to mark the fifth anniversary of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, condemned Russia's continued pattern of human rights violations in the peninsula and called for the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners being held by Russia. The UK supports the work of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, which works to reduce violations by strengthening the field presence of human rights monitors and reporting on the situation. In coordination with international partners, we continue to raise our concerns in international fora, including the UN, OSCE and NATO.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:17:02.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:17:02.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1105924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Malta: Hijacking 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 the Maltese authorities on preventing additional occurrences of hijacking such as the recent incident of a Turkish-registered oil tanker which was detained having been bound for Europe instead of its intended destination of Libya. 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 238280 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK commends Malta for the swift action of its armed forces to the recent hijacking of ElHiblu 1 and for allowing the 108 rescued migrants to disembark. This latest incident highlights the desperation of these migrants and the urgent need to establish a more predictable voluntary relocation mechanism, as being discussed within the EU. An international response is required to effectively tackle irregular migration and to prevent any future occurrence of hijacking.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:13:12.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:13:12.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1105472
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Indian Ocean Tuna Commission 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, under what membership criteria the United Kingdom claims current membership of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 237799 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is a member of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) in right of the British Indian Ocean Territory, which is a coastal state within the geographic scope of the IOTC (see article IV of the IOTC Agreement).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:49:29.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:49:29.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1105714
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Haiti: Humanitarian Aid and Politics and Government 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 recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Haiti on the humanitarian and political situation in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 237644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>We continue to monitor events in Haiti. Our Ambassador met the Haitian Foreign Minister on 18 January 2019 to discuss the situation. Our Ambassador meets Haitian leaders on her regular visits, and during March 2019 she also held discussions with the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Haiti and a visiting International Monetary Fund Mission. The current government is in the process of change following a vote of no confidence by the Haitian Parliament on 18 March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:47:16.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:47:16.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1105717
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Haiti: British Nationals Abroad 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 diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure the safety of UK nationals travelling, working or permanently residing in Haiti. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 237645 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Haiti. Few UK nationals live or work there and our Embassy is in touch with the majority of them. The UK supports the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, which is helping the Government of Haiti further develop the Haitian National Police, strengthen Haiti's rule of law institutions and promote and protect human rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:50:51.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:50:51.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1105747
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Africa: Ministerial Responsibility 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 Cabinet colleagues on extending the responsibilities of the Minister for Africa to the whole of Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
James Duddridge more like this
star this property uin 237652 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has had no discussions with Cabinet colleagues on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T13:24:39.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:24:39.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
1105125
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Cuba: Prince Charles 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 place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meetings held between HRH the Prince of Wales and officials of the Cuban Government during his recent visit to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
star this property uin 237046 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>In accordance with long-standing Royal practice, The Prince of Wales’ conversations are private</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T13:23:26.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:23:26.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
1105184
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Belarus: Diplomatic Relations 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 recent assessment he has made of the UK’s diplomatic relations with Belarus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 237136 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK has steadily increased its engagement with Belarus since the release of political prisoners and consequent lifting of the majority of EU Restrictive Measures in February 2016. UK engagement is focused on building regional stability in Europe's Eastern Neighbourhood and on encouraging Belarus' closer participation in the international rules-based system. This includes encouraging Belarus to show greater respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. We also continue to promote the economic, commercial and cultural links between our countries. I met President Lukashenka and Foreign Minister Makei respectively in September 2017 and in March 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T13:57:03.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:57:03.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1105185
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Belarus: Human Rights and Press Freedom 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 recent steps his Department has taken to promote (a) human rights and (b) press freedom in Belarus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 237137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK remains concerned about the human rights situation in Belarus. We continue to urge Belarus to show greater respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including media freedom. Our Ambassador in Minsk raised these issues most recently with the Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister in a meeting on 19 February 2019. Our Embassy subsequently attended the trial of the editor of the independent online media outlet, tut.by. The UK also joined EU partners in raising human rights concerns during the EU-Belarus Coordination meeting on 12-13 December 2018. Through the Global Britain Fund, our Embassy funds a number of Human Rights projects, including support for Non-Governmental Organisations advocating a moratorium on the death penalty and support for the growth of independent media in Belarus.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T14:01:03.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T14:01:03.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1105186
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Baltic States and Former Soviet Republics: Disinformation 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 with his overseas counterparts to tackle the distribution of disinformation in (a) Ukraine, (b) Belarus and (c) the Baltic States. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 237138 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>​We have a regular dialogue with international partners on the challenge posed by hostile state disinformation, including to align donor support in this field. The Foreign Secretary discussed disinformation at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 21 January in the context of the European Commission's ambitious Action Plan Against Disinformation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's own dedicated Counter Disinformation and Media Development Programme aims to protect national security by countering disinformation directed at the UK and its Allies from Russia. It funds projects in a number of different countries that seek to enhance independent media, support civil society organisations that expose disinformation and share good practice with partner governments. Media plurality, institutional resilience and public awareness provide strong defences against disinformation, whatever the source, and sit at the heart of our efforts. In particular, we are supporting a new Open Information Partnership of European Non-Governmental Organisations, charities, academics, think-tanks and journalists which are working to respond to manipulated information in the news, social media and across the public space.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:24:39.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:24:39.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1105330
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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Chemical Weapons 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 progress has been made in implementing an EU sanctions regime on the use of chemical weapons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 237098 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 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK played a key role in EU efforts to establish a new Chemical Weapons sanctions regime, which was adopted on 15 October 2018. This regime enables an asset freeze and travel ban to be imposed on those involved in the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, regardless of their nationality or location. On 21 January 2019, the EU added 9 individuals and 1 entity to the regime, which included those involved in the proliferation and use of chemical weapons in Syria, and members of the Main Intelligence Directorate responsible for the use of a Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury in March 2018. This strong collective action sends a clear message that the use of these barbaric weapons will not be tolerated under any circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T15:17:24.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:17:24.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1104765
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Indian Ocean Territory: Visits Abroad 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, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2019 to Question 230785, whether the Commissioner for the British Indian Ocean Territory plans to be accompanied by Mauritian Government officials on future visits to the Chagos Archipelago. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 236513 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>We are continuing to keep our visit programme under review throughout the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:52:09.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:52:09.99Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1104845
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Guantanamo Bay: Detainees 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 his policy is on (a) the transfer of detainees to the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay and (b) the closure of that detention facility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 236248 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government's long-standing position remains that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay should close and therefore does not support any transfers to it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:07:52.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:07:52.93Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1104875
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Belarus: Mass Media 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, what representations he has made in the last six months to (a) the Belarus Ambassador in London and (b) his counterpart in Belarus on recent amendments to media law, the criminal prosecution of journalists and editors and the persecution of journalists who co-operate with foreign media without accreditation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 236331 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK is concerned about restrictions on media freedom in Belarus, including the amendments introduced to Belarus' media laws on 1 December. Our Ambassador in Minsk raised these issues with the Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister in a meeting on 19 February 2019. Our Embassy subsequently attended the trial of the editor of the independent online media outlet, tut.by. The UK also joined EU partners in raising the issue of media freedom during the EU-Belarus Coordination meeting on 12-13 December 2018. The UK continues to support a number of projects to promote and develop independent media in Belarus.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T13:27:52.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:27:52.177Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1104892
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade 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 will make it his policy to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 236290 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>We assess arms exports to Saudi Arabia against strict criteria. The key test for our arms exports to Saudi Arabia is whether there is a clear risk that those items subject to the licence might be used in the commission of a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:09:00.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:09:00.323Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1104908
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Cuba: Overseas Investment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues, (b) his Cuban counterpart and (c) his counterpart in the US Administration on banking measures to support British businesses in Cuba. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 236547 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK is aware that banking challenges remain an issue for British companies interested in doing business in Cuba; the low risk appetite of banks continue to be influenced by risks associated with potential enforcement of the US embargo and Cuban compliance standards. The Chancellor and the Secretary of State for International Trade discussed the banking challenges faced by British companies with senior Cuban officials, during the President's visit to the UK in November 2018. The UK raises its opposition to the embargo and potential further tightening of it with US counterparts regularly, including via two recent EU demarches in Washington.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:53:34.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:53:34.377Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1104965
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Private Education 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 3 December 2018 to Question 196148 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education, what the current maximum level of financial subsidy per child is that can be claimed by staff in his Department to support the private education of their children at UK schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 236473 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff who are posted overseas at regular intervals during their career may claim Continuity of Education Allowance towards the cost of standard tuition fees plus boarding at UK schools, up to the applicable ceiling per term for a junior or senior pupil, and subject to eligibility criteria.</p><p>The current ceilings are (per term, based on a three term school year):</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Senior Boarder</p></td><td><p>£10,570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Day</p></td><td><p>£7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Boarder</p></td><td><p>£9,291</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Day</p></td><td><p>£6,504</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Where school fees exceed the termly ceiling, staff are required to meet the difference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:08:06.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:08:06.847Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1104967
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Private Education 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 corrected Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 196150 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education, how many of the 541 children whose private education in UK schools was supported by his Department in 2016-17 received the maximum level of financial subsidy available per child. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 236474 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>192 of the 541 children did so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T16:12:21.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:12:21.287Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1104980
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Malta: Trade Agreements 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 bilateral agreements between the UK and Malta, including the agreement that Maltese citizens can receive free healthcare treatment in the UK, will be maintained after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 236483 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>​There are no plans to change existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements between the United Kingdom and The Republic of Malta following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union. The UK Government wants to continue our existing arrangements with Malta, so that no-one faces sudden changes to how they obtain healthcare. Discussions about how to achieve this aim are continuing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T13:51:30.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:51:30.047Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1104988
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Treaties 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 22 March 2019 to Question 234199 on Treaties, if he will provide a full list naming each of the 52 multilateral treaties from which the UK has unilaterally withdrawn since 1 January 1988. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 236572 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>A full list of those 52 multilateral treaties from which the UK has unilaterally withdrawn since 1 January 1988 is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T16:55:15.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:55:15.067Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property attachment
1
star this property file name PQ TREATIES THE UK HAS WITHDRAWN FROM SINCE 1 JANUARY 1988.docx more like this
star this property title Treaties the UK has withdrawn from since 01.01.88 more like this
star this property tabling member
4679
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1105037
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Indian Ocean Territory: Defence 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 19 March to Question 231378 on British Indian Ocean Territory, what assessment he has made of the contribution to regional and global security of the Outer Islands of the Chagos Archipelago. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 236358 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
unstar this property answer text <p>​The Outer Islands of the British Indian Ocean Territory are integral to the effective operation of the UK/US defence facility on Diego Garcia, which is used by the UK and our allies to combat some of the most challenging threats to regional and international security, including those from terrorism, organised crime, instability and piracy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T13:36:15.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T13:36:15.25Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1092590
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Brexit 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, how many members of staff of his Department have been seconded to other government departments to work on preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 235286 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>​Since the 2016 Referendum 65 staff have been transferred to other government departments to support preparations for the UK's withdrawal from the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-03-28T15:42:56.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T15:42:56.267Z
star this property answering member
343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
4403
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1092598
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Consultants 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, how many consultants his Department has hired since 2016; and at what cost to the taxpayer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Peter Dowd more like this
star this property uin 235289 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 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
unstar this property