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star this property answer date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-07T18:18:46.030Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:18:46.030Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-07T18:34:20.281Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:34:20.281Z
less than 2019-03-13T17:29:02.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:29:02.473Z
star this property hansard heading Abbas al-Hassan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 229712 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:57:05.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:57:05.877Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on the case of Abbas al-Hassan and his co-defendants and the Government's opposition to their execution since the beginning of 2019. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
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Ann Clwyd more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 229712 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are closely monitoring these cases. We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Saudi Arabian authorities using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. It is a longstanding policy of the British Government to oppose the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle.</p><p>​</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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553
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
1083735
star this property human indexable true more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-07T18:18:48.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:18:48.387Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-07T18:34:22.502Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:34:22.502Z
less than 2019-03-13T17:29:04.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:29:04.493Z
star this property hansard heading Abbas al-Hassan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 229713 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:57:05.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:57:05.83Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received any assurances from the Government of Saudi Arabia that Abbas al-Hassan and his co-defendants will not be executed. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Ann Clwyd more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 229713 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 229713 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are closely monitoring these cases. We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Saudi Arabian authorities using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. It is a longstanding policy of the British Government to oppose the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property creator
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star this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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553
unstar this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
1087518
star this property human indexable true more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-12T22:06:16.590Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T22:06:16.590Z
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-12T22:15:19.728Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T22:15:19.728Z
less than 2019-03-21T15:32:01.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T15:32:01.747Z
star this property hansard heading Abdul Shakoor more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL14444 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T15:00:09.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T15:00:09.027Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised the case of Abdul Shakoor with the government of Pakistan. more like this
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2017/19 (57) more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 (57) HL14444 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL14444 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of Mr Shakoor's case who is an 84 year old bookshop owner. We remain deeply concerned about reports of discrimination and abuses against the Ahmadiyya community and other religious minorities in Pakistan. The Government strongly condemns the persecution of all minorities, including the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities, including Ahmadiyya Muslims, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level.</p><p>At the UN Periodic Review of Pakistan’s human rights record in November 2017, the UK raised concerns about limits on freedoms of expression and religion or belief, particularly for the Christian and Ahmadiyya Muslim communities, as well as the increased misuse of terror legislation to portray religious publications of minority communities as hate material.</p><p>I discussed the treatment of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community and Abdul Shakoor's case with Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister in February 2019 during my visit to Islamabad. I am pleased to report that Abdul Shakoor was released on the 18 March 2019.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to guarantee fully the rights of all Pakistani citizens, including religious minorities, and to honour its international obligations.</p><p>​</p>
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1064222
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date tabled less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property ddp created less than 2019-02-19T22:48:55.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T22:48:55.737Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-02-19T23:05:17.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T23:05:17.283Z
less than 2019-02-28T17:35:02.812Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:35:02.812Z
star this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL13868 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:03:49.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:03:49.86Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 February (HL13171), what was the outcome of their discussions with Turkish officials in mid-January about the prison conditions of Abdullah Öcalan. more like this
star this property session
2017/19 (57) more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 (57) HL13868 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL13868 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​Turkish officials took note of the Embassy's interest in Abdullah Öcalan's prison conditions. We will continue to engage with Turkish officials on this issue, and the related issue of the associated hunger strike campaign.</p> more like this
star this property creator
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1064749
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star this property published true more like this
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property date tabled less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property ddp created less than 2019-02-21T16:20:56.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T16:20:56.297Z
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-02-21T17:45:13.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T17:45:13.263Z
less than 2019-02-26T17:30:04.340Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:30:04.340Z
star this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 224321 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-02-26T16:58:45.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T16:58:45.75Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on ending the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan in line with International and Turkish domestic law and bring an end to hunger strikes in that country. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Chris Williamson more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 224321 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin 224321 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>British Embassy officials discussed the imprisonment of Abdullah Öcalan with Turkish officials in mid-January. They also covered the hunger strikes in support of Abdullah Öcalan by Kurdish prisoners, including Leyla Guven MP. We are pleased to note that she was recently released from prison. We expect the Turkish authorities to ensure that prisoners' human rights are observed, including access to medical treatment.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
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3976
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
1082344
star this property human indexable true more like this
star this property published true more like this
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-05T21:20:34.480Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T21:20:34.480Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-05T21:32:44.365Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T21:32:44.365Z
less than 2019-03-11T17:31:02.234Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:31:02.234Z
star this property hansard heading Abdullah Öcalan more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 228650 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:00:00.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:00:00.91Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the detention of Abdullah Ocalan. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 228650 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>British Embassy officials discussed the imprisonment of the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan with Turkish officials in mid-January. They also covered the hunger strikes in support of Abdullah Öcalan by Kurdish prisoners, including Leyla Guven MP. We are pleased to note that she was recently released from prison. We expect the Turkish authorities to ensure that prisoners' human rights are observed, including access to medical treatment.</p> more like this
star this property creator
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1084444
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property date less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-08T15:12:10.240Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T15:12:10.240Z
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-08T15:17:45.418Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T15:17:45.418Z
less than 2019-03-14T12:33:02.644Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:33:02.644Z
star this property hansard heading Abu Bakar Ba'asyir more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 230070 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T12:02:00.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:02:00.423Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Indonesia on the proposed early release of Abu Bashir. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 230070 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The 2002 Bali bombings remain fresh in the mind of many in the UK, with the high death toll including 23 British nationals and many other foreign tourists and Indonesians. Following media reports about the possible release of Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, the UK sought urgent clarification from the Indonesian authorities. We understand that the prospect of early release has receded. Our Embassy in Jakarta will continue to monitor developments and to urge the Indonesian government to uphold the rule of law.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property creator
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star this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1090955
star this property human indexable true more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-18T22:57:39.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T22:57:39.263Z
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
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unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-18T23:10:40.824Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T23:10:40.824Z
less than 2019-03-21T15:36:03.329Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T15:36:03.329Z
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Elections more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 233454 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T15:04:16.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T15:04:16.32Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he has had and (b) plans to have with representatives of the Afghan Government on their commitment to ensuring the fair conduct of the presidential elections due to take place in that country later in 2019. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
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star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 233454 more like this
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star this property uin 233454 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting the Afghan Government's delivery of free and fair presidential elections in 2019. We are contributing up to £16.5 million to the presidential, district and provincial elections. We work alongside other donor countries, the UN and Afghanistan's Election Management Bodies to ensure that lessons are learned following 2018's parliamentary elections, and that relevant reforms are rapidly implemented.</p><p>We view elections as vital for Afghanistan's long-term stability and democratic future. In our discussions with the Afghan Government, and with other relevant individuals, groups and institutions in Afghanistan, we continue to emphasise the need to make rapid decisions on key operational issues and meet agreed timelines. This is to help ensure credible, fair and timely elections in 2019.</p> more like this
star this property creator
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property tabling member
308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1087045
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property date tabled less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property ddp created less than 2019-03-12T21:24:16.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T21:24:16.253Z
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-03-12T21:25:29.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T21:25:29.853Z
less than 2019-03-19T17:30:04.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T17:30:04.367Z
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property identifier 231464 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-03-19T16:58:30.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T16:58:30.54Z
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to bring those responsible for the persecution of Hazara people to justice. more like this
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2017/19 more like this
star this property session number 1 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 title House of Commons Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 231464 more like this
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star this property uin 231464 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK regularly urges the Government of Afghanistan and the Government of Pakistan to ensure that the human rights and safety of all minorities, including the Hazara people, are protected in line with international human rights obligations. We do so bilaterally and with international partners, including the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the EU. At the Universal Periodic Review of Afghanistan at the UN Human Rights Council in January 2019, we recommended that the Government of Afghanistan establish an independent mechanism to assess how religious and ethnic minorities can be better protected.</p><p>Following attacks last year affecting the Hazara community in Afghanistan, Embassy officials met with Hazara Members of Parliament for Ghazni to understand their concerns. The UK provides a range of support which aims to enhance the Afghan Government's ability to protect all Afghan citizens, including minority ethnic and religious groups such as the Hazaras.</p> more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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25259
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1064208
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property answer date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property date tabled less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property ddp created less than 2019-02-19T22:48:39.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T22:48:39.393Z
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property question status Tabled more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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
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less than 2019-02-19T23:01:53.440Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T23:01:53.440Z
less than 2019-02-28T17:34:02.729Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:34:02.729Z
star this property hansard heading Africa: Economic Growth more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property identifier HL13855 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property parliament number 57 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:02:43.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:02:43.627Z
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in April 2018, what aspects of economic development in Sierra Leone and Malawi have received technical support; and what was the result of any such support. more like this
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2017/19 (57) more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property title House of Lords Tabled Parliamentary Question 2017/19 (57) HL13855 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL13855 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Since its launch at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, the Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme has increased the capacity and capability of customs organisations in 18 Commonwealth countries. This in turn facilitates the increase of trade, providing benefits for governments, consumers and producers in these Commonwealth countries. For example:</p><ul><li>In Eswatini, the programme has conducted a post-clearance audit and delivered workshops aimed at creating more efficient and cost effective customs clearance systems at the border;</li><li>In Tonga and Zambia, Time Release Studies (TRS) of customs clearance processes have identified possible areas for systematic efficiencies;</li><li>In Sierra Leone, advanced training has enabled customs officials to more accurately identify the customs value and corresponding rate of duty to be paid on imported goods; and</li><li>In Malawi, workshops have helped improve the recording of information related to different categories of goods to enable the correct collection of customs duties.</li></ul><p>​</p>
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