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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 Armed Conflict: Children 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, if he will make representations to the UN on the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 267722 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers and to protecting all children affected by armed conflict. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), we are using our membership to ensure that conflict-related child protection issues remain a key part of the Council discussions and to ensure that UN operations retain the necessary capacity to address all child protection issues, including the continued use of child soldiers in conflict zones.</p><p>For example, to mark the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers (Red Hand Day) the UK took part in a UNSC Arria meeting on protecting children in shrinking humanitarian spaces. The UK called for better integration of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) portfolio into UNSC country specific discussions and for all states to sign up to the key international commitments pertaining to ending the recruitment and use of children in conflict; the Paris Principles and Commitments; the Vancouver Principles; and the Optional Protocol on children in armed conflict. The UK also highlighted the importance of mainstreaming child protection in peacekeeping missions.</p><p>We will be participating in the annual CAAC debate in August and will continue to use our position on the UNSC to engage with the international community and advocate greater protection for children in armed conflict against all grave violations, including recruitment and use. As the Foreign and Commonwealth Minister of State responsible fpr Children and Armed Conflict, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon champions this agenda and is committed to raising it's profile and driving progress across Government and internationally.</p><p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>The UK is an active member of the United Nations Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflict, listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release any child soldiers associated with armed groups and forces and to prevent re-recruitment. The UK is the largest single financial contributor to the office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for CAAC, contributing £800,000 in the last five years, and a member of the 'Global Coalition for Reintegration', a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes for children formerly associated with armed groups.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:26:37.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:26:37.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1133848
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star 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 European Youth Foundation 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 cost to the public purse will be of the UK contribution to the European Youth Foundation budget in the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 267771 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Council of Europe’s (CoE) fiscal year is aligned with the calendar year (January – December). The UK’s 2019 CoE contribution included €369,002.54 towards the European Youth Foundation’s budget. The CoE’s budget for fiscal years 2020/21 has not yet been negotiated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:48:00.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:48:00.557Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1133854
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 Ukraine: Aviation 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 discussions he has had with his (a) Dutch and (b) Russian counterparts on supporting the enforcement of the warrants issued for those charged with shooting down flight MH17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 267745 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​As envisaged by UN Security Council Resolution 2166, HMG and UK law enforcement officials are in close contact with their Dutch counterparts and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) into the shooting down of flight MH17.</p><p>The execution of any individual warrants is a matter for the UK's independent police services.</p><p>On 19 June the MH17 JIT and the Dutch National Prosecutor announced they were charging four suspects with the murder of 298 people and causing the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine. In his statement that day, the Foreign Secretary, called on Russia to cooperate fully in the investigation. This would include assisting with the arrest of the suspects, facilitating their questioning by Dutch investigators and the JIT, facilitating their presence at trial, and if necessary, enforcing any sentences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T09:52:30.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T09:52:30.123Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
1133856
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 Ukraine: Aviation 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 support he is providing to the families of the victims of the shooting down of flight MH17 now that suspects have been charged. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 267746 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​All families of British nationals who died in the MH17 crash were provided with consular assistance. This assistance included referrals to victim support organisations, advice on repatriation, updates on the investigation, and the deployment of a Family Liaison Officer (for those based in the UK). We recognise that the upcoming trial process may be distressing for the bereaved families and we have contacted them either via the UK Police or directly to offer further assistance at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T09:54:48.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T09:54:48.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1133905
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star 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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 diplomatic steps he has taken to help reduce the number of children killed by airstrikes in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 267712 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We regularly share experience with the Saudis for minimising civilian casualties. The UK continues to call on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to exercise restraint, comply fully with international humanitarian law and implement the Stockholm Agreement without delay to improve the humanitarian situation in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:04:47.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:04:47.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1133737
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict 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, if he will make representations to his Russian and Syrian counterparts on (a) halting military offensives in Syria’s Idlib province and (b) respecting the ceasefire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 267354 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The UK has already made clear to Russia and the Syrian regime the need to halt their offensive in Idlib and to respect the ceasefire agreed last September at Sochi. We have said this publicly and at the UN Security Council, including at the emergency session on 18 June, as well as in direct representations to the Russian government. The UK does not maintain diplomatic engagement with the Syrian regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:07:37.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:07:37.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1133149
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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 Spain: Taiwan 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 discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on the extradition of 94 Taiwanese citizens to China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 266709 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government has not raised this issue with Spain. Spain is party to the European Convention on Human Rights and this is a matter for the Spanish courts. It would not be appropriate for us to comment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T09:57:11.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T09:57:11.62Z
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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 Scott Mann more like this
1133266
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star 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 France: Refugees 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 his Department has made representation to the French Government on protecting the human rights of refugees based at (a) Calais and (b) Dunkirk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 266773 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This is a Home Office policy area and so I have not spoken to my French colleagues on this matter. The British government is committed to working closely with our French partners at all levels of their government to jointly manage our shared border at Calais and Dunkirk. We have close bilateral cooperation and a regular dialogue with French officials on migration matters</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T10:01:02.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:01:02.003Z
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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 Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1133336
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many international trade unions affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists have been invited to (a) speak, and (b) attend the Global Media Freedom Conference being held by his Department in July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 266823 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Global Conference to Defend Media Freedom conference aims to bring together governments, multilateral organisations, media and civil society from across the globe onto one platform to discuss ways to defend and promote media freedom. At least 15 organisations affiliated to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), as well as members of the IFJ itself, have been invited to attend the Global Conference to Defend Media Freedom. The speakers at the conference will reflect the diversity of interest in media freedom and ensure a balanced exchange of views on how to proceed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T13:29:25.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T13:29:25.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1132792
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star 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 Gulf of Oman: Tankers 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 discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 266084 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This incident is deeply worrying at a time of already huge tension. These latest attacks build on a pattern of destabilising Iranian behaviour and pose a serious danger to peace and stability in the region.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains in close coordination with international partners to find diplomatic solutions to de-escalate tensions. Our Ambassador to Iran sought and was granted a meeting with the Iranian government on 15 June, where they discussed developments in the region and a range of other topics.</p><p> </p><p>We have long made clear to Iran our concern about their destabilising regional activity, particularly the proliferation of ballistic missiles and support to non-state groups, in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. In targeting civilian shipping, international norms have been violated. It is essential that tankers and crews are able to pass through international waters safely. We call on Iran urgently to cease all forms of destabilising activity.</p><p> </p><p>On 22-23 June, I met with senior Iranian Government representatives. I held open, frank and constructive conversations with the Iranian authorities. I was clear about the UK’s long-held concerns over Iran’s activities, as well as the UK’s determination to maintain the nuclear deal which is in our shared security interests.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:03:15.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:03:15.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this