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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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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 security situation in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 214102 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>We assess there to be a high threat of terrorism in Egypt. To date this has largely been focused against the Egyptian security services. The threat is highest in the Governorate of North Sinai to which we advise against all travel due to the significant level of criminal activity and fatal terrorist attacks on security services. We advise against all but essential travel to parts of southern Sinai with the exception of the Sharm El Sheikh area, which benefits from its geographical location and the enhanced security measures provided by the Egyptian security services. We also advise against all but essential travel to the area west of the Nile Valley and Delta Regions, excluding Siwa, Fayoum and the coastal area. We continue to review regularly the security situation when considering our travel advice for the country. During the recent visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri to the UK, Ministers discussed the security situation with him and reiterated the UK’s commitment to working with Egypt on countering terrorism, including to tackle ISIL and the threat it poses in the region.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:41:28.257Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:41:28.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Egyptian authorities' efforts to tackle terrorist activity in the Sinai region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Paisley and Renfrewshire South more like this
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Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
star this property uin 214104 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>We assess there to be a high threat of terrorism in Egypt. To date this has largely been focused against the Egyptian security services. The threat is highest in the Governorate of North Sinai to which we advise against all travel due to the significant level of criminal activity and fatal terrorist attacks on security services. During the recent visit of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri to the UK, Ministers discussed the security situation with him and reiterated the UK’s commitment to working with Egypt on countering terrorism, including to tackle ISIL and the threat it poses in the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:36:47.28Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:36:47.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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632
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Alexander more like this
156591
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure that UK visitors to Egypt are aware of the dangers of H5N1 bird flu virus. 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 215219 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text We advise British Nationals to consult the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) Travel Advice before travelling to Egypt, which provides the latest information on the bird flu virus in Egypt. It currently states that cases of bird flu in Egypt are mostly in rural areas, that the risk to humans from Avian Influenza is believed to be very low, that live animal markets, poultry farms and other close contact with domestic, caged or wild birds should be avoided, and that poultry and egg dishes should be thoroughly cooked. We keep our Travel Advice under continuous review based on robust and up-to-date information and analysis from our experts in-country and we will make further updates to our Travel Advice as necessary. 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 2014-11-25T14:45:52.69Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:45:52.69Z
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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 Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
156754
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Egypt about freedom of the press in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 215136 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text The Foreign Secretary and I raised the prosecution of journalists and the need to protect the freedom of the press with the Egyptian Foreign Minister during his visit to London on 27 October. The UK raised concerns about Egyptian restrictions on freedom of expression during the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Egypt’s human rights performance on 5 November. In Cairo, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Egypt raised freedom of expression with the Egyptian Prosecutor General on 20 November. We will continue to urge the Government of Egypt to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of expression, including the right of journalists to operate without fear of prosecution. The UK has clearly stated that freedom of the press is fundamental to building a democratic society. 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 2014-11-26T14:07:37.713Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T14:07:37.713Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt on behalf of Mohammed Hegazy. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3910 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 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the case of Mr Mohammed Hegazy, who converted to Christianity in 1998. We raised Mr Hegazy’s case at official level with the Egyptian Embassy in London on 7 January.</p><p>We deplore all discrimination against religious minorities and constraints on their freedom to practise their faith. The Government of Egypt has clearly stated its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities and of the need for religious tolerance, and the Egyptian constitution contains protection for freedom of religious belief. It is important that these rights are respected.</p><p>In September our Ambassador to Egypt called on the Patriarch of Alexandria, and officials from our embassy in Cairo recently met members of the Coptic Christian community to discuss the challenges they face.</p><p>The British Government will continue to raise concerns about such cases with the Egyptian authorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T14:11:40.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T14:11:40.91Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage better protection of religious minorities in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
star this property uin 220608 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p>We deplore all discrimination against religious minorities and constraints on their freedom to practise their faith. Foreign Office Ministers have been clear with Egyptian interlocutors throughout recent events in Egypt that the freedom of religious belief needs to be protected and that the ability to worship in peace is a vital component of a democratic society. UK officials raised the importance of freedom of religion with Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif on 14 January 2015.</p><p>The UK Government welcomed the comments made by President al-Sisi at Al-Azhar University on 1 January and at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo on 6 January on his commitment to religious tolerance. We also welcome the protection for religious belief enshrined in the Egyptian constitution. We urge to Egyptian Government to ensure that those rights are implemented.</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 2015-01-20T15:16:50.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T15:16:50.887Z
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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 Nigel Dodds more like this
174014
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian government on freedom of speech in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 221022 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>I regularly raise the importance of freedom of speech with members of the Egyptian government, including most recently during my visit to Cairo on January 12 – 16. The UK Government also raised concerns about restrictions on freedom of speech in Egypt during the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Egypt’s human rights situation on 5 November.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Egypt to demonstrate its commitment to freedom of speech, including the right of journalists to operate without fear of prosecution. The UK has clearly stated that freedom of the press is fundamental to building a democratic society.</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 2015-01-21T14:51:01.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:51:01.53Z
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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 Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian government on freedom of religion in that country for (a) atheists and (b) Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 221035 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 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
star this property answer text <p>We deplore all discrimination against religious minorities and constraints on their freedom to practise what they believe. Most recently, I raised the importance of protecting the human rights enshrined in Egypt’s constitution, which include freedom of belief and worship, with a number of senior figures in the Egyptian Government during my visit to Cairo on January 12-16. UK officials also discussed the importance of religious freedom with the Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif on 14 January 2015.</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 2015-01-20T15:18:55.213Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-20T15:18:55.213Z
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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 Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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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 discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the criminalisation of all forms of violence against women and girls in that country by introducing legal provisions consistent with international law and standards. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the provisions for the protection of women’s rights in the new constitution adopted in January 2014, and the June 2014 law criminalising sexual harassment for the first time.</p><p>We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. These discussions helped inform drafting of the new Egyptian law. On 5 November Egypt underwent its second review under the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), during which the UK recommended completion of the National Strategy on Violence Against Women with a clear and credible implementation plan, and that Egypt invite the Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women to visit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T14:09:44.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T14:09:44.037Z
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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 registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the progress of investigations in that country conducted into alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4452 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 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Cairo continues to monitor alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. We welcome the provisions for the protection of women’s rights in the new constitution adopted in January 2014, and the June 2014 law criminalising sexual harassment for the first time. The new law has led to several convictions. In addition, on 26 January, an Egyptian doctor was convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after an illegal female genital mutilation procedure. We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T14:10:26.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T14:10:26.087Z
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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