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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Thailand: Ahmadiyya 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Thai government on the arbitrary arrests of Ahmadi Muslim refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 216339 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>We closely followed the October 2018 detention in Thailand of approximately 100 people, mainly from Pakistan, whom the Thai authorities considered illegal immigrants. This followed arrests and refoulment of Cambodian and Vietnamese nationals in August 2018.</p><p>On 2 November 2018, the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and UN, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, spoke to the Thai ambassador in London to raise our concerns over the detention of foreign nationals, including nationals of Pakistan, in Thailand. The British Embassy Bangkok also raised the issues with the Ministry of the Interior. We believe that the actions of the Thai authorities are not aimed at any specific group or groups, but apply to anyone whom they deem an illegal visa over-stayer. The UK has repeatedly urged Thailand to sign the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees. The UNHCR are working closely with the Royal Thai Government over asylum, resettlement issues, and improving conditions for genuine claimants, for example by giving them documentation that allows them to access services and protected them from persecution. We are also working with the Thai authorities to improve conditions of detention.</p><p>​</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-02-07T12:53:59.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T12:53:59.023Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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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 China: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the findings of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination's report of 30 August 2018 relating to the mistreatment of the Uighur community in China, what assessment he has made of the validity of those findings; and what steps he plans to take to support the Uighur community facing human rights abuses in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 201618 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the Chinese Government’s deepening crackdown; including credible reports of re-education camps and widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities.</p><p>During China’s Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council on 6 November, the UK made a statement which described our concern about the treatment of ethnic minorities in China, including Uyghurs. We issued a specific recommendation, calling on China to implement the recommendations by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Xinjiang, and to allow the UN to monitor the implementation. We also raised our concerns about Xinjiang in our Item 4 statement at the September UN Human Rights Council, and we supported the statement of 26 October by the European External Action Service highlighting concerns about Xinjiang.</p><p>I raised our concerns about Xinjiang with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during my visit to China on 22 July 2018. The Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, also raised our concerns about the region with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China on 30 July 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2018-12-20T10:25:39.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T10:25:39.153Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1128388
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Sri Lanka: Terrorism more like this
unstar 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 to his Sri Lankan counterpart on protection for the Muslim community from retaliatory attacks in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 257499 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made a number of representations to the Sri Lankan authorities regarding the protection of the Muslim community and other minorities in Sri Lanka. In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks we urged the Sri Lankan government, faith and community leaders to lead an inclusive response to the attacks that brought different communities and faith groups together, and ensured the protection of minorities.</p><p>The Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, visited Sri Lanka on 2-3 May and met with President Sirisena, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and a number of faith leaders to underline this message. Lord Ahmad and I have raised the issue of protection for minority groups with the Sri Lankan High Commissioner, and our High Commission in Colombo has continued to raise concerns with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, including following the outbreaks of violence against Muslim communities on 13 May.</p><p>I addressed the House on this matter on 14 May, and our High Commission also joined an EU statement on 16 May calling on political, religious and other community leaders to make every effort to promote understanding and harmony between communities.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:09:18.993Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1048053
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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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 Priyanka Fernando more like this
unstar 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 his Department have received from the Government of Sri Lanka on the arrest warrant issued for Brigadier Priyanka Fernando; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 212645 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 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>We were deeply concerned by the well-publicised incident involving the Sri Lankan Defence Attaché last year and made immediate representations to the Sri Lankan Government. I spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana on 8 February 2018 about the matter to raise my concerns. The Defence Attaché was recalled by his Government soon after.</p><p>The FCO, which is not a party to the legal proceedings referred to, has been contacted by Westminster Magistrate's Court seeking clarification of the Brigadier's diplomatic status in the UK at the time of the incident. The FCO is providing documentation to assist the court.</p><p>The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.</p><p>The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka met the Permanent Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 January, at the Permanent Secretary's request. At this meeting the Permanent Secretary communicated his government's view that the Brigadier enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident, and requested that the High Commissioner communicate this view back to the FCO in London.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-01-30T11:34:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T11:34:17.393Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1048054
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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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 Priyanka Fernando more like this
unstar 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 the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka has made to the Government of that country on the conduct of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando in the UK since a warrant for the arrest of the Brigadier was issued; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 212646 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 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>We were deeply concerned by the well-publicised incident involving the Sri Lankan Defence Attaché last year and made immediate representations to the Sri Lankan Government. I spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana on 8 February 2018 about the matter to raise my concerns. The Defence Attaché was recalled by his Government soon after.</p><p>The FCO, which is not a party to the legal proceedings referred to, has been contacted by Westminster Magistrate's Court seeking clarification of the Brigadier's diplomatic status in the UK at the time of the incident. The FCO is providing documentation to assist the court.</p><p>The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.</p><p>The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka met the Permanent Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 January, at the Permanent Secretary's request. At this meeting the Permanent Secretary communicated his government's view that the Brigadier enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident, and requested that the High Commissioner communicate this view back to the FCO in London.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-01-30T11:39:47.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T11:39:47.283Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1060809
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Water more like this
unstar 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 recent discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government on groundwater contamination in northern Sri Lanka. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 220977 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>​We have received a number of reports about this pressing environmental issue. Our High Commissioner has raised concerns about water contamination with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, and with the Mayor of Jaffna. He received reassurances that, although oil contamination had been a problem in the past, testing of water samples abroad had shown that the oil content was now below the danger level. Other staff at our High Commission visit Jaffna on a regular basis and there have not been any recent reports that cause concern, but staff will respond appropriately if new reports emerge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-02-18T17:23:22.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:23:22.307Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
794078
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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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 Christianity more like this
unstar 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 steps he is taking to prevent the persecution of Christians in countries where they are at risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 115166 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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government condemns all persecution on the grounds of religious identity, faith or belief and calls upon all state authorities to respect and protect the universal right to freedom of religion or belief. This policy is implemented both in multilateral fora through relevant resolutions at the UN Security Council, most recently Resolution 2379 on 21 September or Human Rights Council, and through raising cases of persecution in individual countries. I regularly raised this issue with my counterparts in the region, including on a visit to Pakistan on 8-9 November 2017. The FCO Magna Carter Fund for Human Rights and Democracy supports projects designed to promote greater tolerance and to create conditions less conducive to extremism and persecution.​</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2017-11-27T16:30:07.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T16:30:07.177Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
794084
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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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 Sri Lanka: Human Rights 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 representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on the implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 115172 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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>During my visit in early October 2017 to Colombo and Jaffna, I raised with Foreign Minister Marapana the importance of the Sri Lankan government implementing in full its commitments under UN Human Rights Council Resolution 34/1, which rolled over the commitments made under 30/1. These commitments include the return of all military-held private land, the operationalisation of the Office of Missing Persons, and the development of new counter-terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards.​</p><p>The UK is committed to the full implementation of Resolution 34/1 and will continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka in its efforts to promote reconciliation and human rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2017-11-27T15:56:59.007Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T15:56:59.007Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
794085
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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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 Sri Lanka: International Criminal Court 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 assessment his Department has made of the Sri Lankan Government's progress on adopting the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 115173 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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​Sri Lanka has neither signed nor acceded to the Rome Statute, and has not indicated plans to do so in the near future. The UK coordinates with other EU Member States to promote the universality of the Rome Statute. We encourage non-state parties to accede to the Rome Statute and will offer support to the process of ratifying and implementing the Statute.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2017-11-27T15:54:45.947Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T15:54:45.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
794086
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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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 Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict 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 representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on the involvement of international judges and prosecutors in investigations into war crimes and other human rights abuses (a) during and (b) after the civil war in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 115174 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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>During my visit in early October 2017 ​​to Colombo and Jaffna, I raised with Foreign Minister Marapana the importance of the Sri Lankan government implementing in full its commitments under UN Human Rights Council Resolution 34/1, which rolled over the commitments made under 30/1. Resolution 30/1 recognised the importance of a credible accountability process for those most responsible for violations and abuses. It also called for the participation in Sri Lanka's judicial accountability process of Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers, and authorised prosecutors and investigators.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to the full implementation of Resolution 34/1 and will continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka in its efforts to promote reconciliation and human rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2017-11-27T15:48:26.723Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T15:48:26.723Z
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1405
unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this