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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in the Palestinian Territories; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 122673 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 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text While we have not made a recent assessment of this issue, freedom of religion and belief remains a human rights priority for this Government. It is a fundamental freedom which underpins many other human rights. Our Consulate General in Jerusalem regularly meets a variety of religious leaders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and has stressed to the Palestinian Authority the importance of protecting freedom of religion and belief. more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-01-18T14:37:54.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:37:54.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
1023170
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Abortion more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's policy is on working with delivery partners providing abortion schemes that are illegal in the target countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 201153 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Women must have the right to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being and we believe the best way to eliminate unsafe abortion is to improve access to family planning information, services and supplies.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safe-and-unsafe-abortion-uks-policy-position-on-safe-and-unsafe-abortion-in-developing-countries" target="_blank">policy on safe abortion</a> takes an evidence-based, public health approach that aims to reduce death and disability caused by unsafe abortions. In countries where abortion is permitted, we can support programmes that make safe abortion more accessible in order to save the lives of women who would otherwise risk death or disability through backstreet abortions. We do not support any activity that is against local laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-12-17T17:10:16.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:10:16.32Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Niger: Marie Stopes International more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question HL12251 on Kenya: Marie Stopes International, if he will publish the conclusions of the investigation into alleged illegal abortions practices by Marie Stopes International in Niger. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 224486 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 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>We have seen no evidence of any illegal activity in Niger on their part and no formal allegations have been made to us. DFID funds cannot be used to fund any illegal activities. We treat allegations of any improper use of funds extremely seriously. The process for reporting allegations is on our website: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-02-26T17:06:22.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:06:22.397Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Marie Stopes International more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding from the public purse has been provided to Marie Stopes International for work in countries outside the UK in each of the last twenty years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 201154 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>To date DFID has a grand total spend with Marie Stopes International of £241,162,224.57 as of financial year 2002/2003.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-12-17T17:12:15.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:12:15.337Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Journalism more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect BBC journalists in Tehran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 169293 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The reports of BBC Persian staff in Iran being harassed and subject to asset freezes and similar forms of mistreatment are deeply worrying. The former Foreign Secretary raised our concerns about harassment of BBC Persian staff and their families in Iran with his Iranian counterpart during his visit to Tehran on 9-10 December 2017. I raised this issue directly with the Government of Iran when I visited Tehran in September 2018. We will continue to raise this issue at all levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-09-11T13:42:41.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T13:42:41.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Refugees more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment the Government has made of the nature of the challenges and threats facing (a) Yazidi, (b) Christian and (c) other religious or ethnic minority Syrian refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 162049 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 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK is concerned at the severity and scale of violations of freedom of religion or belief in the Middle East, and the continuation of violent extremism. We are committed to ensuring that our humanitarian assistance is delivered without discrimination, in accordance with the humanitarian principles, and based on need alone. The situation of minority communities is taken into account by our partners when assessing those most in need of protection and assistance in a given humanitarian context. This includes when a community is being targeted or is otherwise vulnerable because of their faith.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-07-12T15:21:59.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-12T15:21:59.093Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Kenya: Marie Stopes International more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations she has received on allegations that Marie Stopes International is performing illegal abortions in Kenya; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 201152 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not currently fund Marie Stopes International to provide any abortion services in Kenya. Marie Stopes International are a valued partner in our comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights work. We have seen no evidence of any illegal activity on their part and no formal allegations have been made to us.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-12-17T17:04:56.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:04:56.97Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Religious Freedom more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department work on the promotion of freedom of religion and belief. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 137527 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 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The FCO leads on the promotion of freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). DFID’s contribution on the promotion of FoRB is part of the work of many DFID staff around the world and would not be possible to quantify. All DFID interventions must include analysis of the different needs, rights and patterns of discrimination due to many factors including religion. DFID’s policy on FoRB is led at an official level by the Deputy Director of Inclusive Societies Department and supported by 1.2 full-time equivalent officials.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2018-05-01T16:34:05.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-01T16:34:05.027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department and NHS England are taking to ensure that autism diagnosis waiting times for (a) children and (b) adults meet NICE guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 12039 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department has discussed with NHS England the difficulties that people on the autistic spectrum can have in getting an appropriate diagnosis in a timely manner. With support from the Department, NHS England and the Association of Directors of Social Services will undertake a series of visits to clinical commissioning groups to discuss good practice in meeting the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Standard 51 Autism, and those that do not, with the aim of supporting more consistent provision. These NICE guidelines already recommend that there should be a maximum of three months between a referral and a first appointment for a diagnostic assessment for autism. We expect the National Health Service to be working towards meeting the recommendations. Information on the average waiting time for an autism diagnosis in Devon in each of the last three years is not collected centrally.</p><br /><p>General practitioners (GPs) are required to keep adequate records of their attendance on, and treatment of, their patients and this should include details of autism where it is known. For this to work successfully locally services undertaking autism diagnosis should pass information back to the GP who has made the original referral. This is outlined in the recent Autism Statutory Guidance for local authorities and the NHS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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12040 more like this
12042 more like this
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less than 2015-10-23T12:50:14.603Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T12:50:14.603Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-15more like thismore than 2015-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Autism more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that primary care records accurately record the number of (a) children and (b) adults with a diagnosis of autism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 12040 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 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department has discussed with NHS England the difficulties that people on the autistic spectrum can have in getting an appropriate diagnosis in a timely manner. With support from the Department, NHS England and the Association of Directors of Social Services will undertake a series of visits to clinical commissioning groups to discuss good practice in meeting the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Quality Standard 51 Autism, and those that do not, with the aim of supporting more consistent provision. These NICE guidelines already recommend that there should be a maximum of three months between a referral and a first appointment for a diagnostic assessment for autism. We expect the National Health Service to be working towards meeting the recommendations. Information on the average waiting time for an autism diagnosis in Devon in each of the last three years is not collected centrally.</p><br /><p>General practitioners (GPs) are required to keep adequate records of their attendance on, and treatment of, their patients and this should include details of autism where it is known. For this to work successfully locally services undertaking autism diagnosis should pass information back to the GP who has made the original referral. This is outlined in the recent Autism Statutory Guidance for local authorities and the NHS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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12039 more like this
12042 more like this
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less than 2015-10-23T12:50:14.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T12:50:14.73Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce remove filter