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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they have responded to proposals that North Korea be invited to co-host skiing events at North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort during next year’s Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea; and what assessment they have made of reports that the ski resort was constructed with, and is serviced by, forced labour. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL160 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​As my noble friend, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, confirmed in her reply to written question HL5120, the British Government is deeply concerned by reports of forced child labour at the Masikryong ski resort. The UK has been clear that forced labour is a form of modern day slavery and must be brought to an end. Any decision on offering to co-host events at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a matter for the government of the Republic of Korea to consider. However, an application to co-host Olympic events with another state would require the approval of the International Olympic Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:26:44.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:26:44.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
733223
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported killing, destruction of homes and the seizure of land by Fulani militias in Northern Nigeria; who they believe to be the principal victims of those attacks; and how many people they believe to be affected. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL215 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are deeply concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water in Nigeria. These conflicts, which are exacerbated by climate change and population growth, cause immense suffering to both the pastoralist and farming communities in Central and Northern Nigeria. Due to the complex nature of the causes of these clashes which often take place in rural areas it is difficult to give accurate data on the number of people affected.</p><p>Since 2011 through the Department for International Development's £39 million Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), the UK has supported a range of initiatives and economic projects designed to reduce such conflict and build bridges between communities across Nigeria, including in the Middle Belt. The NSRP is due to finish in September and will be reviewed.</p><p>We regularly stress the importance of protecting human rights and reducing conflict to the Nigerian Government at the highest levels and we welcome President Buhari's commitment to prioritise ending these attacks. We continue to call on all parties to find a peaceful solution to the complex underlying causes of these incidents and will continue to work with the Nigerian Government, NGOs and civil society to improve the security situation and human rights for all the people of Nigeria.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:09:36.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:09:36.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
733224
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about reported atrocities committed by Fulani militias; and what assistance they plan to offer. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL216 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water in Nigeria. These conflicts, which are exacerbated by climate change and population growth, cause immense suffering to both the pastoralist and farming communities in Central and Northern Nigeria. Due to the complex nature of the causes of these clashes which often take place in rural areas it is difficult to give accurate data on the number of people affected.</p><p>Since 2011 through the Department for International Development's £39 million Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), the UK has supported a range of initiatives and economic projects designed to reduce such conflict and build bridges between communities across Nigeria, including in the Middle Belt. The NSRP is due to finish in September and will be reviewed.</p><p>We regularly stress the importance of protecting human rights and reducing conflict to the Nigerian Government at the highest levels and we welcome President Buhari's commitment to prioritise ending these attacks. We continue to call on all parties to find a peaceful solution to the complex underlying causes of these incidents and will continue to work with the Nigerian Government, NGOs and civil society to improve the security situation and human rights for all the people of Nigeria.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:09:01.523Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:09:01.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to place the persecution of religious minorities in countries like Pakistan and Nigeria onto the agenda for the next meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government; and whether they will prioritise in discussions the promotion of freedom of religion and belief. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL217 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Commonwealth is an immense force for good around the world, especially through its promotion of freedom, democracy, human rights, development and prosperity.</p><p>The Commonwealth Summit which the UK will host in April 2018 will encourage all Commonwealth members to uphold the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, including freedom of religion and belief. A key goal of the Summit will be to reinforce the Commonwealth’s commitment to the rules-based international system, based on members’ shared values of democracy, good governance, equality and the rule of law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:08:53.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:08:53.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the death of Otto Warmbier, a US tourist who had been imprisoned in North Korea, what advice they are giving to British tourists intending to travel to North Korea; what assessment they have made of UK-run tour companies operating in that country; and how much income they estimate is generated annually by tourism for the regime. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
star this property uin HL159 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) keeps travel advice under constant review and updates country-specific advice if we are aware of an incident that might significantly affect British nationals travelling to that country. The purpose of travel advice is to provide objective information and guidance to help British nationals make informed decisions regarding foreign travel. Our travel advice for North Korea has noted the arrest and detention of foreign visitors when these incidents have occurred. We have made a further factual update to our travel advice for North Korea that reflect the details of Mr Warmbier's case.</p><p>The British Embassy in Pyongyang has contact with a number of tour operators as part of our consular work in North Korea. It regularly requests that tour operators make British tourists aware of FCO travel advice before they travel.</p><p>Due to the closed nature of the regime, it is not possible to accurately assess the income generated for the DPRK government from tourism.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:57:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:57:48.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this