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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has not made preparations to hold a second referendum.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:06:03.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:06:03.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1138166
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that it does not support a second referendum. The priority of the Government is to deliver on the result of the first referendum by trying to find a deal that could command majority support in Parliament.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:54:10.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:54:10.9Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1138163
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) makes regular assessments of the political situation in Bangladesh, including through the British High Commission in Dhaka. Bangladesh is a close partner of the UK and a fellow Commonwealth member, and we welcome our joint reaffirmation of democratic values at the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers' Meeting on 10 July.</p><p>A general election took place in December in which the Awami League won 96% of seats in Parliament. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific issued a statement on 1 January noting credible accounts of obstacles and irregularities in the conduct of elections, and deploring the acts of intimidation and violence that took place. The UK called for the full and transparent resolution of complaints about the conduct of the elections.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary also wrote to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen in January to express our concerns and to encourage the Government of Bangladesh to maintain dialogue with opposition parties and civil society. In April 2019, Minister Field reiterated these concerns and the importance of engaging with opposition parties and freedom of expression when he met the Prime Minister and ministers during his visit to Bangladesh.</p><p>Bangladesh remains a human rights priority country for the FCO. Ministers, and our High Commission in Dhaka, carry out a wide range of activities to promote human rights and freedom of expression in Bangladesh, working with civil society and other like-minded partners. We frequently raise these concerns with the Government of Bangladesh.</p><p>The UK will continue to engage with the Government of Bangladesh to address these concerns and will support efforts towards a stable, prosperous and democratic Bangladesh.</p>
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less than 2019-07-17T14:50:08.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:50:08.607Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1138117
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unstar this property answer text <p>​We maintain a continuous assessment of the human rights situation across India. India has a strong democratic framework and constitutionally enshrined protections for freedom of religious belief, but faces some challenges enforcing these due to its size and social and economic development. The situation for religious minorities in India varies, depending on location, socio-economic background and proportion of religious minorities.</p><p>We condemn any instances of discrimination because of religion or belief. We engage with India on the full range of human rights matters, working with Union and State Governments, and with non-governmental organisations, to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all. The British High Commission in New Delhi, and our Deputy High Commissions across India, also run projects promoting minority rights and regularly meet with religious representatives, as well as official figures such as the Chair of the National Human Rights Commission and the National Commission for Minorities. Recent project work included 'Empowering Muslim youth' which reached 150 youths, 20 teachers and over 100 educational institutions.</p>
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less than 2019-07-17T14:46:44.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:46:44.543Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1138607
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unstar this property answer text <p>The process to become an academy is school led, with schools’ Local Governing Bodies taking the initiative to apply to their Regional School Commissioners’ office on whether to join an existing academy trust, or form one with partner schools. The only exception to this, where the department takes a leading role, is where a school is judged as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, as the law requires the Secretary of State to make an order enabling the school to become an academy.</p><p> </p><p>The department aims to ensure that all schools considering becoming academies are able to join strong academy trusts, and this has historically been supported through trust capacity funding. Ultimately, our ambition is for every school that wants to, to benefit from the autonomy and freedom to innovate that academy status offers, and for schools to collaborate through strong academy trusts.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:43:33.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:43:33.64Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1137830
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The Government is currently reviewing its strategy for the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, and is committed to ensuring that its approach benefits all civilians, including children and other vulnerable groups, and that it reflects the changing international landscape and the complexity of many conflicts. The Government welcomes recent research carried out by academics and Non-Governmental Organisations in this field and is taking their work into account as it undertakes its review. The Government aims to complete the review by the end of 2019.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:43:18.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:43:18.663Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thelma Walker more like this
1138189
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department worked with both Stone Hill Park and River Oak Strategic Partners prior to the completion of sale of Manston Airport, and are satisfied that the sale does not have any implications for our contingency plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:41:50.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:41:50.41Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1138187
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department worked with both Stone Hill Park and River Oak Strategic Partners prior to the completion of sale of Manston Airport, and are satisfied that the sale does not have any implications for our contingency plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:41:50.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:41:50.35Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1138608
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unstar this property answer text <p>​We regularly make representations on Mr <strong>Johal</strong>'s behalf, including raising his right to a fair trial. Our High Commissioner in India raised this with the Indian High Commissioner to the UK most recently on 10 June.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:41:27.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:41:27.283Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1138678
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare, and the welfare of our farmed livestock in all systems is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. After we leave the EU we will look to strengthen our world class welfare standards as new research and evidence emerges. In England, we intend to develop publicly funded schemes for farmers to deliver animal welfare enhancements beyond our high regulatory baseline that are valued by the public, but not sufficiently rewarded by the market. We also want to provide greater transparency and certainty for consumers, so that they have a clear understanding of the animal welfare standards applying to products. We note that the European Chicken Commitment initiative is also promoting enhancements beyond the regulatory baseline and we look forward to seeing how this voluntary initiative progresses.</p> more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T14:40:12.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:40:12.617Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this