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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Suzan Der Kirkour 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 information they have about the rape, torture, and murder by stoning of a retired Christian schoolteacher, Suzan Der Kirkour in Syria; whether they are seeking to confirm reports about who was responsible; and what assessment they have made of the statement by church leaders that “attacks against Christians, mainly women and girls, are frequent here now.” more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17382 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of reports of the murder of Christian school teacher, Suzan Der Kirkour in Idlib, Syria. Given the difficulties of gathering information inside Syria, we are unable to assess who was responsible.</p><p>Christians and people of other religions or beliefs, have suffered in the Syrian conflict, persecuted particularly by Daesh. The persecution of Christians, and indeed individuals of all faiths and beliefs, remains of profound concern to us. The British Government has recently accepted all of the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro's independent Review of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians overseas, and we will look to implement them at the earliest opportunity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:04:41.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:04:41.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1141902
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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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 North Korea: Droughts 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 assessment they have made of reports of an early season drought in North Korea and its impact on harvests, food production, health and levels of malnutrition in that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17446 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 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in DPRK is a grave concern. The UN estimates that rainfall levels are relatively low in North Korea and food production is subsequently estimated at about 5 million tons, the lowest in 10 years. 10.1 million people – 40% of the population – require food assistance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T15:53:07.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T15:53:07.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1139041
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Syria: Bombings 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 assessment they have made of who is responsible for the recent car bombing near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in North East Syria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17126 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>​Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in north-east Syria on 11 July. As the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, I strongly condemn this and all attacks on places of worship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T15:11:05.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T15:11:05.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1139042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Middle East: Crimes against Humanity 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 discussions they are having with those countries which favour the creation of an ad hoc international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity in Iraq and Syria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17127 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>​The UK, with our international partners, is committed to highlighting the appalling violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Syria and Iraq and to seeing those responsible for the most serious crimes held to account in the most appropriate jurisdiction. We will continue to support the UN International Impartial and Independent Mechanism in Syria and the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh in Iraq to gather evidence and prepare files that could be used for future prosecution in international or national courts. We will also continue to work closely with international partners in pursuit of justice for those, including foreign terrorist fighters, who committed crimes on behalf of Daesh in Syria and Iraq.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17128 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:58:31.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:58:31.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1139043
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Middle East: Crimes against Humanity 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 action they intend to take in response to evidence that has been collected of crimes against humanity and genocide in Iraq and Syria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17128 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>​The UK, with our international partners, is committed to highlighting the appalling violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Syria and Iraq and to seeing those responsible for the most serious crimes held to account in the most appropriate jurisdiction. We will continue to support the UN International Impartial and Independent Mechanism in Syria and the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Daesh in Iraq to gather evidence and prepare files that could be used for future prosecution in international or national courts. We will also continue to work closely with international partners in pursuit of justice for those, including foreign terrorist fighters, who committed crimes on behalf of Daesh in Syria and Iraq.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17127 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:58:31.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:58:31.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1139040
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Negligence 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 assessment they have made of the proposals made by the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers to the Civil Justice Council in relation to the clinical negligence fixed costs; and what consideration they have given to the recommendations on fixed recovery costs in clinical negligence cases from Action Against Medical Accidents and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17125 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Department consulted on proposals for fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in claims of up to £25,000 damages, for which claimant legal costs are most likely to be disproportionately high relative to damages awarded. The Department published a summary of responses to the consultation in February 2018.</p><p>Following the consultation by the Department in 2017 and Sir Rupert Jackson’s recommendation in July 2017 to control the legal costs of these cases, the Department and the Ministry of Justice commissioned the independent Civil Justice Council (CJC) to draw up a new process for clinical negligence claims of up to £25,000 damages, with proposals for FRC for these cases.</p><p>The CJC has set up a working party to develop proposals, with input from claimant and defendant solicitors and others, including the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers and Action Against Medical Accidents. The Department will consider the CJC’s recommendations when its report is published and will consult on any resulting proposals for FRC for these cases before implementation.</p><p>In view of the CJC’s role to lead work on proposals taking account of stakeholder views, the Department has not made its own assessment of the proposals or recommendations from the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers or Action Against Medical Accidents.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:26:39.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:26:39.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1137922
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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 Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review 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 when the Final Report of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians was published; what were the recommendations of that Report; and whether they will set out their response to each such recommendation. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL17021 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We are grateful to the Bishop for setting out ambitious recommendations in his report which was published on 16 July. The report has identified specific steps the British Government can take to address the issues faced by persecuted Christians around the world. I am pleased to confirm that the Government has accepted the recommendations in full and work will now begin to implement them. This work will include exploring how best to deliver a new Security Council Resolution on protecting Christians in North Africa and the Middle East; and sanctioning those who persecute people for holding a religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:26:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:26:14.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137361
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Ethnic Groups 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 assessment they have made of reports that Muslim children are being separated from their families, faith and language in schools in Xinjiang; and what representations they intend to make about such separations to the government of China. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL16968 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the detention of more than a million Uyghurs, along with widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at minorities. British diplomats in China visit Xinjiang every few months, in order to see at first-hand the situation there. They most recently visited in May 2019, and their observations have supported much of the recent open source reporting about the restrictions targeted at specific ethnic groups.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials frequently raise the human rights issues in the region with their Chinese counterparts, most recently in a public statement on 3 July at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Foreign Secretary also highlighted our concerns with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his most recent visit to China, in July 2018. Later that month, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific did the same with his Chinese counterpart Vice Minister Guo Yezhou. Additionally, our Embassy in Beijing regularly raises the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang with the Chinese authorities.</p><p>Reports about forced separation of children add to the growing body of disturbing evidence highlighting the situation Uyghurs face in Xinjiang. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and raise our concerns with the Chinese government at all levels bilaterally and in appropriate UN fora, including the Human Rights Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:51:42.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:51:42.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137362
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Ethnic Groups 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 reports that in one township in Xinjiang more than 400 children have lost both of their parents to some form of internment in camps or prisons; and what assessment they have made of whether those internments are part of a campaign to systematically remove children from their roots and their family’s beliefs. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL16969 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the detention of more than a million Uyghurs, along with widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at minorities. British diplomats in China visit Xinjiang every few months, in order to see at first-hand the situation there. They most recently visited in May 2019, and their observations have supported much of the recent open source reporting about the restrictions targeted at specific ethnic groups.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials frequently raise the human rights issues in the region with their Chinese counterparts, most recently in a public statement on 3 July at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Foreign Secretary also highlighted our concerns with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his most recent visit to China, in July 2018. Later that month, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific did the same with his Chinese counterpart Vice Minister Guo Yezhou. Additionally, our Embassy in Beijing regularly raises the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang with the Chinese authorities.</p><p>Reports about forced separation of children add to the growing body of disturbing evidence highlighting the situation Uyghurs face in Xinjiang. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and raise our concerns with the Chinese government at all levels bilaterally and in appropriate UN fora, including the Human Rights Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:52:44.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:52:44.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Eritrea: Health Centres 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 July (HL16637), whether they can now provide an assessment of the impact of the government of Eritrea's enforced closure of Church-run health centres; whether staff in Eritrea have been able to visit and gather evidence of the impact of such closures on the local community; what assessment they have made of the reported deaths resulting from the closure of those facilities; and when they intend to raise this matter with (1) the government of Eritrea, and (2) the Eritrean Ambassador to the UK. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL16970 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​We understand that the majority of the Catholic Church managed health centres recently closed by the Eritrean Government have reopened under Ministry of Health management. Due to restrictions on travel, and with no independent media in Eritrea, it is difficult for UK Embassy staff to verify these reports themselves or the consequences of the original closures. The Eritrean Government has stated that the closures are part of a long-term plan to bring all healthcare provisions under the Government. We have raised with the Eritrean Ambassador in London and our Ambassador in Asmara has requested a meeting with the Eritrean Foreign Minister.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:53:08.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:53:08.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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