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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 International Commission on Missing Persons 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 whether they expect to secure international agreement on the legal status of the International Commission on Missing Persons as an international organisation. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL3191 more like this
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star this property answer text Yes. The UK and the Netherlands have led a recent initiative to draft an international agreement that will accord the International Commission on Missing Persons the status of an international organisation and we expect that the UK and other States will sign the agreement shortly. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T15:54:38.26Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:54:38.26Z
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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 Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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 Burma more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Burmese government on the implications for that country's international legal obligations of the internment of Rohingya people who do not meet that country's citizenship criteria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bradford East more like this
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Mr David Ward more like this
star this property uin 216502 more like this
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star this property answer text We have raised our concern at the issues surrounding the Rohingya community in all of our recent Ministerial contacts with the Burmese government. Most recently, I discussed this with the Minister for Immigration and the Rakhine Chief Minister during their visit to the UK in October. We have been clear in our communications with the Burmese government that we expect them to adhere to their international human rights obligations regarding the treatment and welfare of those that do not meet the country’s citizenship criteria. While we welcome the limited citizenship verification in Taungpaw for internally displaced people that has seen some individuals from the Rohingya community granted citizenship status, we continue to urge the Burmese authorities to follow a transparent, inclusive and consistent process in establishing the status of inhabitants of Rakhine State. We are also clear that, regardless of citizenship status, the human rights of all individuals in Rakhine must be fully respected.
unstar this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T17:09:35.557Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T17:09:35.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Ward more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Burma more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports of systematic sexual violence against women in Burma, as documented by the Women’s League of Burma in their recent report; and what action they plan to take under their Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative to help prevent further violence and to bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL3229 more like this
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star this property answer text We are aware of the reports, not least the most recent one from the Women’s League of Burma, alleging sexual violence on Commander during his visit to Burma in January. In October the Minister of State for the Department of International Development, my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest West (Mr Swayne), took up the issue when he met with Burma’s Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. The UK has allocated over £300,000 to projects supporting the prevention of sexual violence in Burma. Prevention of sexual violence in conflict is also a key element of our defence the part of the Burmese army. These are extremely concerning and we continue to press the Burmese military and government to hold perpetrators to account. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), raised this issue directly with the Commander in Chief of the Burmese military and the Northern engagement with Burma and is included, along with the importance of human rights and the rule of law, in any education courses we deliver to the military in Burma.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T16:08:57.883Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T16:08:57.883Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Middle East more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in its negotiations with Israel during the peace process, the Quartet will apply strict conformity to the requirements of the Fourth Geneva Convention. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL3142 more like this
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star this property answer text There are currently no Middle East Peace Process negotiations. US Secretary of State Kerry has made clear that the US is fully committed to bringing the parties back to negotiations, and we would look to the Quartet to play a supportive role should they resume. During the last round of negotiations between July 2013 and April 2014, the Quartet called on all parties to take every possible step to promote conditions conducive to the success of the negotiating process and to refrain from actions that undermine trust or prejudge final status issues. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T15:48:33.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:48:33.043Z
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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 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Guinea-Bissau more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will continue to support the mandate of the United Nations Peacebuilding Mission in Guinea Bissau. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL3234 more like this
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star this property answer text The UK supported a three-month roll-over of the mandate of the UN’s Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) at the UN Security Council last month. The UNIOGBIS presence in Guinea-Bissau is an asset to political dialogue, strengthening state institutions, supporting security sector reform and combating drug trafficking. We look forward to seeing the recommendations of the strategic assessment mission on reconfiguring the UNIOGBIS’s mandate that will be included in the Secretary-General’s report on Guinea-Bissau in January 2015. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T16:13:07.073Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T16:13:07.073Z
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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 Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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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 United Nations 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, how many police officers are currently seconded to UN peacekeeping missions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 216437 more like this
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star this property answer text The UK has eight police officers working for UN Police Division, most in UN Peacekeeping missions. Four UK officers are seconded to the UN Mission in South Sudan, where they are working on community policing and protection of civilians; a fifth UK officer is contracted to the mission in South Sudan. The other three officers are working in UN contracted positions in UN Police Division, New York; the UN’s Standing Police Capacity in Brindisi; and the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (a UN political mission, where a UK officer holds the Senior Police Adviser position). more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T15:00:05.38Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:00:05.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 International Commission on Missing Persons 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 support has been provided by the United Kingdom to the International Commission on Missing Persons in each of the last three years. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL3190 more like this
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star this property answer text The UK has been a strong and consistent supporter of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) since its creation in 1996. We support the ICMP in all of its program areas – the Western Balkans, Colombia, Iraq and Libya. The UK has provided grants to the ICMP for the following amounts: 2012: £18,101; 2013: £160,407; 2014: £253,051. These grants have supported projects which relate to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) identification activities at the Tomasica Excavation Site in Bosnia and aiding the Government of Libya address the issue of missing persons. The UK also provides political support as the ICMP’s work supports our wider objectives on justice and accountability. With our Dutch colleagues, the UK has successfully led a recent initiative to develop an international agreement that will grant the ICMP a new, international legal status. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T15:54:11.84Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:54:11.84Z
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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 Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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 Nuclear Weapons 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, pursuant to his Answer of 25 November 2014 to the hon. Member for Moray, Official Report, column 776, whether the UK will attend the international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons in Vienna; and what the reasons are for the decision on attendance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 216630 more like this
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star this property answer text The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) announced in the House on 2 December that the UK has accepted the Austrian Government’s invitation to attend the Vienna Conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. It is clear that a large number of states wish to discuss this issue. We are willing to attend the Vienna conference to do so. more like this
unstar 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 2014-12-04T14:46:03.463Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T14:46:03.463Z
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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 Paul Flynn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-28more like thismore than 2014-11-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Interpreters 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 the Home Department, what guidance her Department issues to police forces on their obligation to provide interpreter services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Nick de Bois more like this
star this property uin 216365 more like this
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star this property answer text The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Code of Practice C (on the Detention, Treatment and Questioning of Persons by Police Officers) sets out the obligations of chief officers in respect of interpretation and translation services. Please refer to Section 13 of PACE in particular. more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T16:40:26.31Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T16:40:26.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick de Bois more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 how many overseas-based Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff are employed in the United Kingdom and how many are local employees; what percentage of its overseas staff will be local employees in 2015 and 2020; and what assessment has been made of the impact of the increase in the number of local employees on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's overall future effectiveness. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL3180 more like this
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star this property answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has 1686 UK staff members deployed at its Missions overseas. It has 9,097 local staff members across its global network, which represents 67 per cent of the FCO’s total workforce. We do not expect this proportion to shift significantly, and our overall goal is for a workforce made up of UK and local staff that delivers an effective organisation through professionalism, expertise and knowledge. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T15:49:46.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:49:46.537Z
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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 Marquess of Lothian more like this