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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Council of Europe 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, for what reason the Government supported proposals to close the youth department of the Council of Europe. 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 255253 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​No decision has been taken to close the youth department of the Council of Europe. The suggestion to decouple the youth budget from the main budget is just one option proposed to manage the budget deficit in the organisation flowing from Russian non-payment and also as part of a wider drive for reforms and efficiency savings. It has yet to be discussed. The UK's priority is to protect the core functions of the organisation, including the court and the convention system.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T13:28:54.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T13:28:54.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1127180
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Homosexuality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Bahraini ambassador on that country's laws on gay rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 255370 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government of Bahrain is aware that we consider that the criminalisation of same-sex relations and the persecution of gay people is wrong.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T08:11:34.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T08:11:34.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4607
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1126724
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Minority Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 May (HL Deb, cols 1299–1300), what representations they intend to make to the government of Nigeria to call for urgent and effective action to be taken to protect ethnic and religious minorities in that country. more like this
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
star this property uin HL15741 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world, as well as being a strong voice internationally in defence of this fundamental right. In Nigeria, the right to freedom of religion is protected by the Constitution. The Foreign Secretary, during his recent visit to Nigeria, raised the issue of freedom of religious belief with the Vice President and had discussions with religious leaders to discuss how the UK can further support their work to promote interfaith relationships and long-term peacebuilding.</p><p>We are committed to working with Nigeria to help tackle threats to Nigeria's security and to address the underlying causes of instability which exist within Nigeria. We echo President Buhari's calls for calm and reconciliation between the many ethnic groups and communities that make up and contribute to the strength and diversity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:44:48.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:44:48.767Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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802
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Selkirk of Douglas more like this
1126708
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in implementing the decisions made at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting held in London in April 2018. more like this
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Lord Luce more like this
star this property uin HL15725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs wrote to the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) on 15 May 2019 enclosing an update on progress against commitments made at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. I refer the Noble Lord to this report, which the FAC has now published on their website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:04.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:04.807Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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908
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Luce more like this
1127004
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they will take should the evidence of the torture of political detainees in Saudi Arabia continue. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15765 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15766 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.387Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127005
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they will take to secure the release of political detainees in Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about allegations of mistreatment of those detained in Saudi Arabia because of their political views. We continue to monitor these cases. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to challenge it wherever and whenever it occurs. We have explained our position at Ministerial level to the Saudi authorities and will continue to do so. We also regularly raise concerns using diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15765 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:45:37.433Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127250
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of UK financial involvement with illegal settlements in the West Bank; and what action they will take to curb it. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15803 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of this issue. It has long been our position that Israeli settlement activity is illegal. We do not recognise the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including the settlements in the West Bank, as part of Israel and these settlements are not covered by the current EU-Israel Association Agreement which governs our trade with Israel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:46:52.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:46:52.993Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1126317
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cameroon: Conflict Resolution more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement the UK currently has in conflict resolution in Cameroon; what plans they have, if any, to raise the conflict in Cameroon at the UN Security Council; and what representations they have made to the government of France about the impact of its policies on the government of Cameroon. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15677 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to be deeply concerned at high levels of violence in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon, reports of human rights violations and abuses and the severe impact the deteriorating humanitarian situation is having on ordinary civilians. We continue to call for an end to violence on all sides and urge the Government of Cameroon to establish a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK has shared experiences with the Government on conflict resolution; we remain ready to provide further support. On 13 May, the UK participated in an informal discussion on Cameroon at the UN Security Council, noting that dialogue and humanitarian assistance were needed to exit the crisis. The UK also raised concerns in a statement at the bi-annual UN Office for Central Africa briefing in the UN Security Council on 13 December 2018, calling for urgent action by the Government to prevent further conflict. The UK regularly discusses developments in Cameroon with international partners, including France and the US, to encourage and support efforts to resolve the crisis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:42:02.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:42:02.977Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1126684
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Abduction more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the protests in Nigeria demanding the release of the Chibok schoolgirls who have been held in captivity for over 1,500 days; and when they last raised their captivity, and that of Leah Sharibu, with the President of Nigeria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15701 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting the Nigerian Government in their attempts to secure the release of the remaining girls taken from Chibok, Leah Sharibu taken from Dapchi, and all others abducted by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa. The Prime Minister raised the plight of the abducted school girls with the President of Nigeria during his official visit to the UK in 2018. We continue to use Ministerial visits, such as the Foreign Secretary's visit last month, and public messaging to ensure that the girls' plight is not forgotten. Our officials in Abuja will continue to engage regularly and offer their support to the Government of Nigeria and other organisations working to securing their release.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15700 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:43:17.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:43:17.67Z
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4210
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
1126683
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
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Leah Sharibu more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, following her sixteenth birthday. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15700 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting the Nigerian Government in their attempts to secure the release of the remaining girls taken from Chibok, Leah Sharibu taken from Dapchi, and all others abducted by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa. The Prime Minister raised the plight of the abducted school girls with the President of Nigeria during his official visit to the UK in 2018. We continue to use Ministerial visits, such as the Foreign Secretary's visit last month, and public messaging to ensure that the girls' plight is not forgotten. Our officials in Abuja will continue to engage regularly and offer their support to the Government of Nigeria and other organisations working to securing their release.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15701 more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:43:17.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:43:17.623Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this