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595711
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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign Policy 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for UK foreign policy of the President of the European Commission's State of the Union Address of 14 September 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 47447 more like this
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star this property answer text ​The UK will continue to share foreign and security interests and common challenges with EU Member States and other partners. We will continue to be an influential international actor, remaining a leading member of NATO, the G7 and G20, and a permanent member of the UN Security Council. We do not assess President Juncker’s speech as fundamentally altering this. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:37:31.443Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:37:31.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
595713
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Migrant Workers 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, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of staff employed by his Department are non-UK nationals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 47415 more like this
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star this property answer text The total Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) workforce as at 31 March 2016 was 12,563 comprising 4,295 FCO UK based staff and 8,268 FCO local staff. The Aliens' Employment Act 1955 makes it a requirement that all UK-based staff must be British nationals or dual nationals where one of those nationalities is British. We do not collect centrally details of the nationality of our staff employed locally overseas. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T15:59:44.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T15:59:44.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Crimea: Tatars more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the treatment of the Tatar minority in occupied Crimea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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star this property answer text The human rights situation in Crimea has deteriorated significantly since the Russia's illegal annexation. We are deeply concerned about the treatment of Crimean Tatars who face regular harassment including arrests, detentions, disappearances, threats to seize property, and restrictions on their rights of worship, assembly and expression, including a ban on the Mejlis council. We are aware of reports that 18 Crimean Tatars are currently held in Russian-run prisons and several more are under arrest for opposing the illegal annexation of Crimea. International human rights organisations such as the UN and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe are barred from entering Crimea. We continue to call on Russia to allow them immediate and unfettered access. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:20:22.533Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:20:22.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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4037
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this
595708
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Russia: Sanctions 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 he plans to hold discussions with his EU counterparts on the potential inclusion of companies and significant people who are involved in the construction of the bridge from Russia to Ukraine on the Russia sanctions list. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huntingdon more like this
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Mr Jonathan Djanogly more like this
star this property uin 47287 more like this
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star this property answer text The UK continues to strongly condemn Russia's ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The EU has agreed a robust sanctions package against Russia, including specific measures targeting those responsible for infrastructure projects linking Crimea to Russia. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T15:52:54.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T15:52:54.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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1425
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Djanogly more like this
595660
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Cayman Islands: LGBT People 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 representations he has made to his counterpart in the Cayman Islands on improving LGBT rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 47211 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text The British Government works closely with the Overseas Territories (OTs) on LGBT rights to ensure that all OTs meet their international human rights obligations in this area. In September, the UK Solicitor General chaired a human rights session at the annual conference of OT Attorneys General, where LGBT equality was extensively discussed. The Solicitor General will co-chair a session in November with the Minister for the Overseas Territories, my noble Friend, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, on human rights at the Joint Ministerial Council. And earlier this month, Baroness Anelay addressed LGB&T issues when she spoke to the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly. We expect all OT Governments to comply with their evolving international obligations in the field of human rights. Legislating in this area is for OT Governments. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:10:44.62Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:10:44.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
595658
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Turks and Caicos Islands: LGBT People 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 representations he has made to his counterpart in the Turcs and Caicos Islands on improving LGBT rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 47213 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text The British Government works closely with the Overseas Territories (OTs) on LGBT rights to ensure that all OTs meet their international human rights obligations in this area. In September, the UK Solicitor General chaired a human rights session at the annual conference of OT Attorneys General where LGBT equality was extensively discussed. The Solicitor General will co-chair a session in November with the Minister for the Overseas Territories, my noble Friend, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, on human rights at the Joint Ministerial Council. We expect all OT Governments to comply with their evolving international obligations in the field of human rights. Legislating in this area is for OT Governments. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:05:23.703Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:05:23.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
595716
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff 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 proportion of staff on the payroll of his Department who work in Westminster are (a) British nationals and (b) nationals of another country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southport more like this
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John Pugh more like this
star this property uin 47584 more like this
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star this property answer text The Aliens' Employment Act 1955 makes it a requirement that all UK based staff recruited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK must be British nationals or dual nationals where one of those nationalities is British. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T15:45:31.033Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T15:45:31.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Pugh more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading PKK more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) extent, (b) effectiveness and (c) sources of financing of PKK terrorism in Turkey; and what support the Government has offered to the government of Turkey to help tackle such terrorism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 48259 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The PKK, and the linked Kurdistan Freedom Falcons are proscribed terrorist groups in the UK and within the EU, which makes the provision of financial support to them a criminal act. We continue to take action against their terrorist activity domestically and to encourage international partners to do the same. The UK and Turkey continue to work closely together to address terrorism in all its forms, on a bilateral basis and through international forums such as the Global Counter - Terrorism Forum, and the international Coalition Against Daesh. We continue to express our view that PKK violence must cease, and to encourage a peace process to bring the ongoing violence in the south east of Turkey to an end.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:59:36.047Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:59:36.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey: Kurds more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterparts during his visit to Turkey between 24 and 27 September 2016 on (a) the rights of Kurdish citizens in Turkey, (b) Kurdish political representation and self-determination within Turkey and (c) Turkish military operations against Kurdish groups in East Turkey and Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 47066 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​During his visit to Turkey on 25-27 September, the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Mr Johnson) discussed with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu the situation in South &amp; East Turkey and the outlook for a possible return to a peace process with the PKK. The Foreign Secretary also discussed with several Turkish interlocutors the situation in Northern Syria, where we encourage cooperation amongst all participants within the Global Coalition to focus on combating the threat posed by Daesh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T16:57:43.13Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T16:57:43.13Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
599448
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star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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
unstar this property hansard heading Uzbekistan: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Uzbekistan government on reports of (a) recent sentencing of Christians for possession of religious literature and (b) the deduction of the salaries of people who have previously been found guilty of possessing religious literature. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 48066 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns, including on freedom of religion or belief, directly with the Uzbek authorities, through our Embassy in Tashkent and at Ministerial level. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood) discussed human rights concerns with Ministerial counterparts during his visit to Tashkent in April. Uzbekistan features as a Human Rights Priority Country in the FCO's Annual Human Rights Report. We also encourage further progress towards full implementation of Uzbekistan's international human rights commitments and obligations, both bilaterally and with our international partners.</p><p>Concerns about freedom of religion or belief were raised in the last EU-Uzbekistan human rights dialogue which took place in November 2015, at the EU-Uzbekistan Co-operation Council in May 2015, and EU-Uzbekistan Co-operation Committee in December 2015. We will continue to press Uzbekistan representatives on such issues in forthcoming EU-Uzbekistan meetings.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T14:52:50.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:52:50.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this