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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading al-Qaeda more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect on national security of members of al-Qaeda (a) in Saudi Arabia, (b) in refugee camps near the Syrian border and (c) among migrants traveling to Europe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 28154 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
star this property answer text <p>Al Qaeda, and groups affiliated to it, continue to pose a threat to our national security, including British interests abroad, and remain a priority for the cross-government counter terrorism effort. We are aware of media reporting that terrorist groups have an ambition to infiltrate migration and refugee routes. We work closely with our partners abroad to counter terrorism, including to strengthen border security against identified terrorists and terrorist suspects. Access to the European border watchlist (Schengen Information System II) contributes to the UK’s ability to safeguard its national security, and we use this to make checks on individuals wishing to enter the UK from the Schengen zone.</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 2016-03-02T15:58:45.63Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-02T15:58:45.63Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
713673
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: South Africa more like this
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 assessment they have made of the impact on the Zimbabwe economy of the announcement by the South African Home Affairs Minister on 7 February that Zimbabweans who previously acquired permits to work, conduct business, or study in South Africa under special dispensation will have to follow the normal channel of applying for work and study visas when their permits expire in December, and of the extent to which those new requirements will lead to Zimbabweans holding such permits losing their jobs and rights of residence. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL6270 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The South African Government has the right to apply their own rules about visas and work and study permits. It is for the South African and Zimbabwean authorities to comment on the impact this might have on the Zimbabwean economy and on jobs held by Zimbabweans in South Africa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
421057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage a return to representative, democratic governance in Zimbabwe once Mr Mugabe ceases to hold the office of President. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 11698 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports progress towards a peaceful and prosperous Zimbabwe, where the rule of law and human rights are upheld, laying the foundations for long-term sustainable development. We frequently urge the Zimbabwean government to implement the new constitution agreed in 2013, which provides a foundation for improved governance and human rights, and to make necessary reforms to the electoral system to resolve the shortcomings identified by Southern African Development Community and the African Union observer mission during the 2013 elections. The UK also continues to support democracy by working with civil society organisations, human rights defenders and other stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T13:02:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T13:02:24.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the political situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 12945 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Since the 2013 elections, our assessment of the political situation in Zimbabwe remains broadly the same, with 2015 signalling some positive developments. Within the Zimbabwe African National Union administration there are signs of reformist policies beginning to emerge, especially on the economy. The human rights situation has remained relatively stable and reported violations continue to fall. However, the situation continues to be fragile and we remain concerned about human rights abuses, especially during election periods. Ahead of the 2018 elections, it is critical that electoral reforms are implemented, and that the international community supports the people of Zimbabwe in exercising their democratic right to build a free, peaceful and prosperous future.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> 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 2015-10-28T12:22:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T12:22:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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26058
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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
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 representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe about political violence and the political impartiality of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in dealing with this violence. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL4307 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the response given in the other place by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), to the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Mr Benn) on 27 October 2015 [12945], summarising our assessment of the political situation. There have been reports of political violence, directed against the opposition Movement for Democratic Change as well as between factions of the governing Zimbabwe African National Union party in recent months. Our Ambassador in Harare raised our concerns with the Government of Zimbabwe on 1 December. The UK remains committed to supporting the aspirations of the Zimbabwean people for a more peaceful, democratic, stable and prosperous Zimbabwe, free from political violence and repression.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T15:44:43.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T15:44:43.607Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
536144
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Zimbabwean counterpart on (a) steps to improve democracy and (b) support for the domestic production of food in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 42609 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government continues to stress the importance of political and governance reform and respect for human rights to the Government of Zimbabwe. The former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) discussed these issues with Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa on 5 July. He also raised the economic situation and land reform policy, which have a direct impact on Zimbabwe’s agricultural capabilities. The UK’s Livelihoods and Food Security Programme is providing over 130,000 farmers with training in the application of new agricultural technologies and management practices in crop and livestock production, including promoting the production of bio-fortified food crops. The programme is working with the private sector to offer agricultural inputs and outputs services to smallholder farmers, as well as improving agri - businesses and smallholder farmer access to finance.</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 2016-07-22T12:19:34.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T12:19:34.247Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
539221
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1012) in which they stated that the IMF "noted Zimbabwe's good progress and encouraged further reforms", what policies or actions they classify as examples of Zimbabwe's good progress on either economic or political reform. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1297 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-07-29more like thismore than 2016-07-29
star this property answer text <p>Following its May 2016 Article IV Consultation with Zimbabwe, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) noted that “despite the adverse environment, the authorities have reduced the fiscal deficit in both 2014 and 2015. They have started to rationalise public expenditures by implementing recommendations from the 2015 civil service audit. They are also amending the Public Financial Management and Procurement Acts. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has taken measures to restore confidence in the financial sector. All banks in operations now have capital buffers above the minimum requirements”. The IMF assessment did not cover political reform.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-29T13:59:20.517Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-29T13:59:20.517Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government 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 criteria they consider the government of Zimbabwe would need to fulfil, in terms of demonstrating sustained adherence to the constitution of Zimbabwe and a sustained commitment to protecting the human rights of Zimbabwe citizens, before they would provide financial support for a land reform programme. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1855 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-26more like thismore than 2016-09-26
star this property answer text <p>Land reform in Zimbabwe is essential for improving agricultural productivity and broader economic development. The British Government has consistently said that it would be ready to join international partners in supporting a land reform programme in Zimbabwe that is transparent, fair, legal and within the context of a broad range of reforms. Separately, we continue to call, both bilaterally and in partnership with others, for an end to human rights abuses and the restoration of internationally accepted standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-26T15:29:29.34Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-26T15:29:29.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
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 criteria they consider the government of Zimbabwe would need to fulfil, in terms of demonstrating sustained adherence to the constitution of Zimbabwe and a sustained commitment to protecting the human rights of Zimbabwe citizens, before they would provide an economic support package. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL1856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-26more like thismore than 2016-09-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK has no plans at present to provide an economic support package to the government of Zimbabwe. As we have made clear, any future decision on new funding through the International Financial Institutions would require considerable further progress on a wide range of reforms –including upholding the constitution and human rights alongside urgently needed economic reforms.</p><p>The UK has made clear that the international community must continue to support the people of Zimbabwe in exercising their democratic rights and in building a free, peaceful and prosperous future. Delivering critical assistance and services to empower poor Zimbabweans is central to this support. No UK aid is channelled directly through the government of Zimbabwe. We only provide direct funding to foreign Governments when they commit to improving the management of public finances, tackling concerns about human rights and corruption and improving domestic accountability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-26T15:28:52.283Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-26T15:28:52.283Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for Zimbabwe's political and economic future in the event of the death of President Mugabe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 906661 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe faces enormous political and economic challenges. A peaceful transition to a leader willing to make reforms could move Zimbabwe towards a more democratic, prosperous future. The UK does not support parties or individuals, but rather the implementation of policies that could lead to eventual normalisation of Zimbabwe’s international relations.</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 2016-10-18T13:46:39.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-18T13:46:39.627Z
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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 Oliver Colvile more like this