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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Law 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2015 to Question 4126, how many times the procedure provided for in the Council Decision of 29 March 1994 have been invoked; what the concerns of the member states that invoked the procedure were in each such case; and how those concerns were met in the final decision taken in each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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Mr David Nuttall more like this
star this property uin 10013 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Council Decision of 29 March 1994, also known as the Ioannina Compromise, was superseded by the Treaty of Nice, and subsequently by the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007. From 2014, a new version of the Ioannina Compromise took effect. This allows a group of Member States short of a blocking minority to request a deferral of decisions they do not agree with, within a reasonable timeframe. The Government does not maintain a central record of when the provision has been invoked or for what reason.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T12:25:47.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T12:25:47.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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4140
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Nuttall more like this
418440
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups 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 reports he has received on oppression of the Amahara people in Ethiopia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 10058 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>We have not received any recent reports with regards to possible oppression of the Amhara people in Ethiopia. The UK Government takes seriously all allegations of human rights abuses. Whenever credible allegations of human rights infringements are brought to our attention we raise them with the relevant authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T09:39:29.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T09:39:29.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
star this property tabling member
1486
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
418442
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burundi: 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, what reports he has received on progress made by the Burundian government on the commitments made in UN Security Council resolution 1606. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 10059 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>UN Security Council Resolution 1606 reaffirmed support for the Arusha Peace Agreement and began the process for establishing a truth commission and special chamber within Burundi’s court system to ensure reconciliation and bring to justice those responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Progress by the Burundian government has been extremely slow with the Truth and Reconciliation Law only submitted to Parliament in December 2012 and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission appointed in December 2014. More recently, the Burundian government has refused to engage with the UN and has refused the appointment of a UN Special Envoy to Burundi. The UK Government continues to voice concerns over the delay given the links between impunity and instability in Burundi.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T11:13:14.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T11:13:14.027Z
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1582
star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
418443
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burundi: 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, what reports he has received on progress by the Burundian government on establishing a truth commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 10060 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text The Burundian government first submitted the Truth and Reconciliation Law to Parliament in December 2012 before announcing the appointment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on 3 December 2014. It has not reported further since then. We understand that opposition parties boycotted the process over the remit of the Commission, calling into question its ability to establish the truth and bring reconciliation. The UK Government believes that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, guided by the Arusha Agreement signed in the aftermath of Burundi’s civil war, has an important role in ensuring long-term reconciliation. The illegitimate elections and continued violence show that the principles of inclusion set out in the Arusha Agreement are needed now more than ever and we continue to urge all in Burundi to uphold them. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T11:14:51.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T11:14:51.037Z
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1582
star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4356
unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
418441
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Armed Conflict 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 information he holds on whether Burmese army soldiers who have received training from the UK Government are serving in conflicts in (a) Kachin and Shan states or (b) Kokang areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 10077 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p>As we have previously stated we do not provide combat training to the Burmese Army.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T13:10:35.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T13:10:35.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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4076
unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
418444
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Crimes against Humanity 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 an assessment of the implication for his policies of the Harvard Law School report entitled War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Myanmar published in November 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 10079 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. member to my answer of 3 December 2014 (PQ <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2014-11-27/216319/" target="_blank">216319</a>).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T13:15:31.793Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T13:15:31.793Z
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1408
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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4076
unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
418388
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Companies: Malawi more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure British companies and investors in Malawi respect human rights in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 9960 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p>UK Trade and Investment has a duty to British businesses to provide them with all of the advice and information they need to succeed in foreign markets. Human rights guidance is a core part of that. The UK National Action Plan for implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, entitled &quot;Good Business&quot;, sets out what the Government will do and what it expects of business in respecting human rights throughout their operations.</p><p>The Government is working with the Government of Malawi and British companies to encourage greater bilateral trade and investment. In their meetings with British companies in Malawi, officials at the British High Commission in Lilongwe have raised the importance of human rights and corporate responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T14:44:51.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T14:44:51.387Z
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1582
star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
418435
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Malawi: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the government of Malawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 9961 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the creation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In September 2013 the Government published an National Action Plan entitled “Good Business” setting out how we would implement the UN Guiding Principles and what action we would take to support the principles internationally including by encouraging other states to follow the principles and to publish their own national action plans where possible. The Government has provided financial support to the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises in their role to promote uptake of the Guiding Principles and develop guidance and best practice world-wide including for use in Malawi.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T14:42:30.17Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T14:42:30.17Z
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1582
star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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4432
unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
418436
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 9962 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government of Yemen and the Saudi Arabian-led Coalition have made military gains in recent weeks against the Houthis and forces loyal to former President Saleh. We hope this will help build a base for the future return of the legitimate Yemeni Government. A political solution is the best way to achieve long-term stability in Yemen, and we remain fully and actively supportive of the UN’s efforts to bring an end to the conflict and resumption of an inclusive political process. The humanitarian situation remains dire, with 80 per cent of the population in need of assistance. The Department for International Development has allocated £55 million, through UN agencies and humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations, to support Yemenis affected by the crisis. The risk of terrorist groups, such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIL-Yemen, exploiting the instability is also a major concern. We continue to work with regional and international partners to tackle the threat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T11:29:31.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T11:29:31.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4434
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
418437
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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
unstar 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK-manufactured arms are being used in the conflict in Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 9963 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. friend, the Member for Portsmouth North (Penny Mordaunt) on 16 July (PQ 7583).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T13:39:11.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-21T13:39:11.877Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4434
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this