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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia 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, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the flogging of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 220843 more like this
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star this property answer text Whilst the latest flogging has been postponed, we remain seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances. We have raised Mr Badawi’s case at a senior level with the Saudi authorities. The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world. We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, challenge their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur. 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 2015-01-21T14:37:55.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:37:55.46Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
174197
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia 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, whether his Department has summoned the Saudi Ambassador in London in order to make representations over the public flogging of Raif Badawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 221090 more like this
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star this property answer text We have raised the case of Raif Badawi at a senior level with the Saudi authorities. 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 2015-01-21T17:59:46.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T17:59:46.663Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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304
star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
172981
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Duke of York 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 journeys costing over £10,000, and funded as part of the Royal travel programme in connection with Foreign and Commonwealth Office business, have been undertaken by the Duke of York since 6 April 2014. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL4053 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text Since 6 April 2014 His Royal Highness the Duke of York has travelled to Kuwait, Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia in pursuit of Foreign and Commonwealth Office objectives. Air travel for official visits to and from countries and in-country is paid for by the Royal Travel Budget which comes out of the Sovereign Grant. The total cost can be obtained from the Sovereign Grant Annual Report that forms part of the Royal Public Finances annual report. Following the publication of Buckingham Palace's audited accounts for the year ending March 2015 the details will be available on the British monarchy website. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T14:23:52.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:23:52.137Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3526
star this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
173765
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
star this property house id 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 is taking to promote freedom of speech in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 220842 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text Freedom of expression has been a human rights priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from the beginning of this Parliament; and the subject of an Expert Group which advises Ministers. We raise press freedom regularly in multilateral fora, supporting relevant initiatives and resolutions, and in bilateral conversations – in both private and public. We regularly raise the importance of freedom of speech with counterparts in government across the Middle East and North Africa. Through our Arab Partnership Initiative, we are working to support the development of legitimate and inclusive institutions to improve governance, enable inclusive reform and protect fundamental freedoms such as freedom of speech. Our Arab Partnership Participation Fund has supported the training of journalists in countries across the region, including Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to deliver un-biased reporting and work to protect freedom of speech. In Iraq, we have worked to build a legal and regulatory environment in order to allow Iraqi media to operate safely, freely and effectively.
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T15:32:01.123Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:32:01.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
173691
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain 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 (a) financial and (b) other assistance his Department is providing to the Bahraini government for (i) security sector and prison reform, (ii) judicial independence and rule of law and (iii) good governance and related matters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
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Ann Clwyd more like this
star this property uin 220679 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><th> </th><td><table><tbody><tr><td>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will have provided in the region of £1.2 million worth of support to Bahrain's reform programme this financial year. Our reform assistance is focused on strengthening human rights and the rule of law. As part of this we have funded work with the Ministry of the Interior’s Ombudsman’s Office on several priority areas. This includes sharing UK best practice on complaints procedures, investigation reports and the role of prison inspection, as well as youth justice and court administration. We have also provided capacity building support to key institutions.</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table> 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 2015-01-21T14:26:07.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:26:07.117Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property tabling member
553
star this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
173767
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia 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 discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 220847 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Whilst the latest flogging has been postponed, we remain seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances. We have raised Mr Badawi’s case at a senior level with the Saudi authorities.</p><p>The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world. We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, challenge their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur.</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 2015-01-21T14:42:30.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:42:30.477Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
star this property tabling member
411
star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
173689
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain 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, if he will make representations to government officials in Bahrain on the stripping of Bahraini nationality from Bahrainis who are not dual nationals, for allegedly damaging state security. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
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Ann Clwyd more like this
star this property uin 220695 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have raised repeatedly with the Government of Bahrain its decision to withdraw citizenship from 31 individuals in 2012. We encourage the authorities to conduct full and transparent investigations into those accused of crimes and to ensure that individuals are given a right of appeal against citizenship deprivation decisions.</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 2015-01-21T14:32:59.117Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:32:59.117Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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553
star this property label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
174006
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine: Russia 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 representations he has made to the Russian government about its annexation of Crimea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 220986 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have made clear that we will not recognise Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea, which remains a part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine. This point is raised as a matter of principle in any high-level level UK/Russia bilateral meetings. I last raised this issue the last time I met the Russian Ambassador in December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T15:33:53.727Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T15:33:53.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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1591
star this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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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 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Pakistan about the proposed resumption of the use of the death penalty in Pakistan; and what is their assessment of the use of the death penalty in Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL4183 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have consistently pressed the Government of Pakistan on the issue of the death penalty. It is our longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. We fully understand Pakistan’s resolve to protect society from terrorism but there is no conclusive evidence that capital punishment is an effective deterrent. The UK remains opposed to the death penalty in all cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T14:31:52.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:31:52.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
174199
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unstar this property date less than 2015-01-16more like thismore than 2015-01-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading India 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 reports he has received on a likely release date for Billy Irving and his 34 colleagues from the anti-piracy ship held in India since October 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 221134 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to follow the case of Mr Irving and his colleagues extremely closely. The men are currently on release in India while their case is considered by the Indian judicial system. The Supreme Court will consider it in February, but we cannot predict when this will conclude. We recognise how difficult this is for the men and their families and have repeatedly called on the Indian authorities for a speedy resolution to the case to allow the men to be reunited with their families. We will continue to use all appropriate opportunities to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T14:36:44.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:36:44.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this