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1108923
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: International Cooperation 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 What recent assessment he has made of progress through international co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 910174 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The current level of global ambition is frankly out of keeping with the magnitude of the problem. More greenhouse gases are in our atmosphere, and the climate is changing faster than at any time in human history. This requires unprecedented, rapid action to reduce emissions and build resilience and adaptation strategies. The UK is committed to promoting further international co-operation to achieve this.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T14:32:54.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:32:54.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1108924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: International Cooperation 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 What recent assessment he has made of progress through international co-operation on tackling climate change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 910176 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The current level of global ambition is frankly out of keeping with the magnitude of the problem. More greenhouse gases are in our atmosphere, and the climate is changing faster than at any time in human history. This requires unprecedented, rapid action to reduce emissions and build resilience and adaptation strategies. The UK is committed to promoting further international co-operation to achieve this.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T14:33:43.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:33:43.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4642
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1108926
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Press Freedom 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 What diplomatic steps he is taking to help protect the rights and freedoms of journalists throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Maldon more like this
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Mr John Whittingdale more like this
star this property uin 910180 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to the protection of journalists. We have launched a campaign to shine a global spotlight on the subject of media freedom and increase the costs to those who abuse it. This includes liaising with multilateral, bilateral and civil society partners to explore the effectiveness of the protection mechanisms and funds that already exist, and consider where we can best add value.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T14:34:45.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:34:45.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr John Whittingdale more like this
1105895
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Brunei: 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, whether the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific made representations to the Government of Brunei on the whipping and stoning to death of LGBT+ people during his visit to that country in August 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Christine Jardine more like this
star this property uin 238402 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I raised UK concerns about hudud punishments during my visit to Brunei Darussalam in August 2018. More recently I raised these issues on Friday 29 March in a letter to the Deputy Foreign Minister. Additionally the British High Commission in Bandar Seri Begawan regularly discusses the introduction of the Sharia Penal Code with the Government of Brunei.</p><p>We will continue to encourage and work with the Bruneian Government, as with many other countries, to remove corporal and capital punishment from their statutes. We will also urge them to take steps to decriminalise and pass laws to protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p><p>The UK believes in the right to live with dignity, free from violence or discrimination irrespective of a person's sexual orientation. The International community must uphold the universality of human rights; the criminalisation of same-sex relations is wrong.</p><p>The UK is committed to combating discrimination and violence against LGBT people throughout the Commonwealth and ensured that last year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communique included the most progressive language yet on LGBT rights, complimented by an historic speech from the Prime Minister, and backed up with major programme spending on gender equality and LGBT rights.</p><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice has been updated to alert British citizens of the introduction of the new local laws in Brunei and we continue to lobby against the use of such punishments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T05:27:29.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T05:27:29.577Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4634
unstar this property label Biography information for Christine Jardine more like this
1105946
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading Brunei: 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 steps the Government will take in response to the decision by Brunei to introduce a new Penal Code which could result in LGBTQ people being whipped, tortured or stoned to death for consensual same-sex relations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 238417 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I raised UK concerns about hudud punishments during my visit to Brunei Darussalam in August 2018. More recently I raised these issues on Friday 29 March in a letter to the Deputy Foreign Minister. Additionally the British High Commission in Bandar Seri Begawan regularly discusses the introduction of the Sharia Penal Code with the Government of Brunei.</p><p>We will continue to encourage and work with the Bruneian Government, as with many other countries, to remove corporal and capital punishment from their statutes. We will also urge them to take steps to decriminalise and pass laws to protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p><p>The UK believes in the right to live with dignity, free from violence or discrimination irrespective of a person's sexual orientation. The International community must uphold the universality of human rights; the criminalisation of same-sex relations is wrong.</p><p>The UK is committed to combating discrimination and violence against LGBT people throughout the Commonwealth and ensured that last year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communique included the most progressive language yet on LGBT rights, complimented by an historic speech from the Prime Minister, and backed up with major programme spending on gender equality and LGBT rights.</p><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice has been updated to alert British citizens of the introduction of the new local laws in Brunei and we continue to lobby against the use of such punishments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T05:33:30.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T05:33:30.763Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4682
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
1105987
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading China: Transplant Surgery 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, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185605, if he will make representations to the World Health Organisation on waiting list times for organ transplants in China compared to other developed countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 238342 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that allege that organ harvesting may be taking place in China, including suggestions that minority and religious groups are being specifically targeted. The British Government continues to take these reports extremely seriously.</p><p>These reports include the 2016 update to the Kilgour, Matas and Gutmann report and other information provided so far to the ongoing tribunal organised by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China and chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC. We continue to scrutinise the situation carefully and review new information as it becomes available. At present, however, our assessment is that there is not a strong enough evidential base to substantiate the claim that systematic state-sponsored or sanctioned organ harvesting is taking place in China.</p><p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised UN agency with an office in Beijing, which works with the Chinese Government on a range of priority health issues. The WHO collates global data on organ donations. We will update the WHO via our Embassy in Beijing on the issues raised in the recent debate in Parliament, which included references to the 2016 update to the report 'Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter' and waiting list times for organ transplants in China. It would not be appropriate for us to make representations to the WHO to attend a tribunal that is independent of government, although this of course does not preclude the organisers of the tribunal from doing so.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T16:02:01.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:02:01.56Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1105988
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading China: Organs 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, pursuant to the Answer on 6 November 2018 to Question 185606, if he will formally request that World Health Organisation officials attend the April hearings in London of the people's independent tribunal on China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 238343 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that allege that organ harvesting may be taking place in China, including suggestions that minority and religious groups are being specifically targeted. The British Government continues to take these reports extremely seriously.</p><p>These reports include the 2016 update to the Kilgour, Matas and Gutmann report and other information provided so far to the ongoing tribunal organised by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China and chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC. We continue to scrutinise the situation carefully and review new information as it becomes available. At present, however, our assessment is that there is not a strong enough evidential base to substantiate the claim that systematic state-sponsored or sanctioned organ harvesting is taking place in China.</p><p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised UN agency with an office in Beijing, which works with the Chinese Government on a range of priority health issues. The WHO collates global data on organ donations. We will update the WHO via our Embassy in Beijing on the issues raised in the recent debate in Parliament, which included references to the 2016 update to the report 'Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter' and waiting list times for organ transplants in China. It would not be appropriate for us to make representations to the WHO to attend a tribunal that is independent of government, although this of course does not preclude the organisers of the tribunal from doing so.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T16:03:50.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:03:50.397Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1105989
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading China: Organs 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 he has made of the adequacy of the World Health Organisation's access to China to evaluate the Chinese organ transplant system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 238344 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that allege that organ harvesting may be taking place in China, including suggestions that minority and religious groups are being specifically targeted. The British Government continues to take these reports extremely seriously.</p><p>These reports include the 2016 update to the Kilgour, Matas and Gutmann report and other information provided so far to the ongoing tribunal organised by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China and chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC. We continue to scrutinise the situation carefully and review new information as it becomes available. At present, however, our assessment is that there is not a strong enough evidential base to substantiate the claim that systematic state-sponsored or sanctioned organ harvesting is taking place in China.</p><p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised UN agency with an office in Beijing, which works with the Chinese Government on a range of priority health issues. The WHO collates global data on organ donations. We will update the WHO via our Embassy in Beijing on the issues raised in the recent debate in Parliament, which included references to the 2016 update to the report 'Bloody Harvest/The Slaughter' and waiting list times for organ transplants in China.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T16:05:13.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:05:13.937Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1105993
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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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
star this property hansard heading China: Organs more like this
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25259
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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 validity of reports of forced organ extraction in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 238345 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that allege that organ harvesting may be taking place in China, including suggestions that minority and religious groups are being specifically targeted. The British Government continues to take these reports extremely seriously.</p><p>These reports include the 2016 update to the Kilgour, Matas and Gutmann report and other information provided so far to the ongoing tribunal organised by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China and chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC. We continue to scrutinise the situation carefully and review new information as it becomes available. At present, however, our assessment is that there is not a strong enough evidential base to substantiate the claim that systematic state-sponsored or sanctioned organ harvesting is taking place in China. We will continue to review any new evidence that is presented to us.</p><p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) collates global data on organ donations and works with China through its country office in Beijing. We will update the WHO via our Embassy in Beijing on recent concerns in the UK about reports of organ harvesting in China, including those raised in Parliament.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T15:10:20.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:10:20.457Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1105565
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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
star this property hansard heading India: Christianity more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in India on the persecution of Christians in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 237732 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London maintain a continuous assessment of the situation across India, including Christian persecution. Our officials regularly meet with Christian minority representatives. Most recently, the British High Commission highlighted the importance of Christian persecution to the British Government with India's Ministry of External Affairs on 25 March 2019. We also run a number of projects with religious minorities to raise awareness of their rights and promote interfaith tolerance in India.</p><p>We will continue to engage the Indian government and the wider international community on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field remove filter
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less than 2019-04-02T15:34:00.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:34:00.73Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this