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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit 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, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU, have since returned to his Department. 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 253455 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​Since the Referendum, 65 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) staff have been transferred to work in other government departments or on other departmental briefs to support EU Exit preparations. Of these 30 have since returned to the FCO.</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 2019-05-20T14:29:52.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:29:52.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126829
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone 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, whether the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has rights to authorise drilling operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Exclusive Economic zone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 254774 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 <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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254775 more like this
254776 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.687Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126830
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone 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 Government recognises the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 254775 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 <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254774 more like this
254776 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.747Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126886
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone 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 his Turkish counterpart on the incursion into the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone in the Eastern Mediterranean of drilling ships from Turkey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 254776 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 <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254774 more like this
254775 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.793Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126971
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights 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 assessment he has made of Sri Lanka’s compliance with UN Resolution 30/1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka which that country co-sponsored with the UK at the UN Human Rights Council in 2015; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 254719 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>On 21 March the Annual Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights assessed progress made by the Sri Lankan government in the implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and 34/1. We agree that progress has been made and welcome restoration of important democratic checks and balances, improvements in freedom of expression and assembly, the return of some military–held civilian land, the establishment of an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances.</p><p>However, we want to see further and faster progress. In particular, we encourage the Government to establish the full range of transitional justice mechanisms envisaged in resolution 30/1, to deliver meaningful devolution through constitutional reform, replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act with human rights compliant legislation, and return all remaining military-held private land. We continue to urge the Government of Sri Lanka to deliver fully on the commitments it made in resolutions 30/1 and 34/1.</p><p>On 21 March, the UK introduced a new Resolution at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva rolling over these commitments, calling for the development of a comprehensive and time bound implementation strategy. I am pleased that this Resolution was adopted by consensus with 42 co-sponsors, including Sri Lanka.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:18:08.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:18:08.62Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1126656
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tamils 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 support an international criminal justice mechanism for the human rights crimes committed against Tamils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 254188 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 <p>A Sri Lankan process initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka and supported by all communities offers the best route to achieve accountability for violations and crimes committed, and reconciliation, in Sri Lanka.</p><p>The United Kingdom co-sponsored the 2014 UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1, which established an investigation into allegations of serious violations and abuses of human rights during Sri Lanka's recent conflict. We welcomed Sri Lanka's co-sponsorship of a new UNHRC Resolution in March 2019, led by the UK, which rolled over Sri Lanka's commitments under Resolution 30/1 on post-civil war reconciliation and accountability. UNHRC Resolution 30/1 welcomed the intention of the Government of Sri Lanka to establish a judicial mechanism to investigate allegations of violations and abuses. It stressed the importance of independent and impartial institutions to ensure the credibility of the mechanism, and highlighted the importance of the participation of international judges, defence lawyers, and authorised prosecutors and investigators. The UK will continue to support and encourage the Government of Sri Lanka to fully implement the UNHRC resolution</p><p>Furthermore, the UK's Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programme in Sri Lanka provides funding to the UN Peacebuilding Priority Plan, which supports efforts to establish credible and effective transitional justice mechanisms as part of Sri Lanka's reconciliation process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:10:44.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:10:44.657Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4088
unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1126663
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: Foreign Relations 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 the objectives of the Government's diplomatic and political policy on Turkey are for 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 254056 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Government will continue to strengthen our partnership with Turkey in order to make both countries safer and more prosperous. This includes working together to support regional stability, partnering on counter terrorism, growing bilateral trade and investment, and upholding the full protection of fundamental rights domestically and internationally.</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 2019-05-20T12:49:05.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:49:05.953Z
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343
star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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116
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1125946
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Politics and Government 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 representations his Department has made to representatives of the Government of Venezuela on the promotion of democracy 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 252880 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Through our Ambassador and internationally, we are working closely with EU partners, the International Contact Group on Venezuela, regional organisations such as the Lima Group, and like-minded partners to achieve a peaceful resolution to the current crisis and a return to democracy. Unfortunately, this objective continues to be thwarted by the regime of Nicolas Maduro.</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 2019-05-20T12:59:48.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T12:59:48.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property tabling member
4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1125947
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tanzania: Politics and Government 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 recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Tanzania on the promotion of the right to peaceful and democratic opposition 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 252892 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>On 10 April 2019, our High Commissioner in Tanzania raised our concerns about the deterioration of political and civil society space with President Magufuli. We continue to work with diplomatic partners and civil society to ensure the Government of Tanzania hears the concerns from a range of stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:56:01.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:56:01.47Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4633
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1126908
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations 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, whether British diplomats received a warning not to attend protests in the days before protesters in Khartoum were violently attacked on 13 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 254810 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>On Sunday 12 May our Ambassador to Khartoum, alongside a group of Western Heads of Mission including the American Chargé and Head of the Delegation of the EU to Sudan, were summoned to the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and requested by the Sudanese authorities to avoid visits to the site of the protests due to safety concerns in the area. Our Embassy in Khartoum is in close proximity to the sit-in area. There was violence in this area during the evenings of the 13 May and 15 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T15:15:28.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:15:28.363Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property tabling member
4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this