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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 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 steps his Department is taking to encourage the UN to prioritise the protection of (a) people with disabilities and (b) older people in conflict zones. 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 264424 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The British Government has been a leader in developing policies and practical action to promote the Protection of Civilians within the UN system. The Government is updating its Protection of Civilians Strategy to ensure that it is fit for purpose in the context of modern conflict, and comprehensive in addressing the situation of children and other particularly vulnerable people such as people with disabilities and older people in conflict zones. As part of that commitment the Government is working with the Polish Government to introduce a new UN Security Council Resolution specifically addressing the needs of the disabled in armed conflict within the broader protection of civilians resolutions that have already been agreed. The Government expects that Resolution to be passed before the end of June 2019.</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 2019-06-20T15:35:29.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:35:29.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1132164
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Hong Kong: 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, what assessment he has made of the recent protests in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 264480 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The recent protests demonstrate the strength of feeling among the people of Hong Kong about proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition laws, and the importance they attach to the preservation of the rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy guaranteed in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong's Basic Law.</p><p>The protests have been largely peaceful, although the violence that occurred on 12 June is a cause for serious concern. All allegations of inappropriate use of force by the Hong Kong police should of course be fully investigated by the Hong Kong SAR Government.</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 2019-06-20T14:45:05.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:45:05.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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4490
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1132165
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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 Hong Kong: Extradition 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 assessment he has made of the implications for human rights in Hong Kong of the proposed new Chinese extradition law that would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 264481 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>In a statement to the House on 13 June, I set out in detail our assessment of the implications for human rights of the proposed changes to its extradition legislation and the recent protests in Hong Kong. This included our belief that, if enacted, the proposals could pose a risk to the rights and freedoms and high degree of autonomy guaranteed by the Sino-British Joint Declaration.</p><p>We welcome the Chief Executive's statement on 18 June that she would not proceed with the second reading of the Bill if the fears and anxieties of the people of Hong Kong were not addressed.</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 2019-06-20T14:48:24.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:48:24.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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4490
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1131698
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Colombia: Peace Negotiations 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, with which private sector organisations the Government held discussions on supporting engagement of the private sector with the Truth Commission in Colombia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 263772 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Over the 2016-2018 financial years, we financed a project, implemented by Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos (CREER) in Colombia, to help implement the measures in Colombia's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights which provide for non-judicial remedy of potential disputes related to extractive industry projects. The guide for firms, produced following extensive consultations, workshops and three pilot projects, can be found <a href="https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/134a42_fe9b054fe5c4424a8d88ced4fdc2bc49.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (in Spanish).</p><p>For more information on the global objectives of this (and other) programmes, please see our <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-departmental-programme-spend-objectives-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">ODA collection pages on GOV.UK</a> . The Foreign and Commonwealth Office remains committed to meeting transparency requirements, <a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/f7ec44fa-b876-4882-a171-477afafc7d3d/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-programme-spend" target="_blank">published on gov.uk</a></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 2019-06-17T15:29:10.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:29:10.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1131745
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Statistics 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, on how many occasions his Department has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on his Department's presentation and use of statistics in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 263722 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>​Details on the UK Statistics Authority's interventions are published in the correspondence<a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/correspondence-list/" target="_blank">[1]</a>, publications<a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publications-list/" target="_blank">[2]</a>, and issues log<a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/reports-and-correspondence/issues-log/" target="_blank">[3]</a> sections of their website since 2010.</p><p>The Authority's Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) also carry out regular assessments and systemic reviews, details of which can also be found on the Authority's website<a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/osr/" target="_blank">[4]</a>.</p><p>In September 2018, the Authority published the first annual summary of its interventions for the financial year 2017/18<a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/annual-casework-review-20172018/" target="_blank">[5]</a>. The report for 2018/19 will be published in the autumn.</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 2019-06-20T15:00:11.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:00:11.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1131798
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chief Scientific Advisers 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 meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
star this property uin 263761 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>FCO Ministers offices have regular meetings with the Department's Chief Scientific Adviser, and her Deputy. I most recently met with the Chief Scientific Adviser on 16 October 2018.</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 2019-06-17T15:45:26.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:45:26.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1131863
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 Christianity: Oppression 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 steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 263917 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is committed to defending Freedom of Religion or Belief as a universal human right which should be enjoyed by everyone. The UK regularly raises this issue with governments across the world, through our diplomatic network and at the Human Rights Council, and the UK funds and supports projects that promote respect for all people of different faiths and none. As the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon regularly raises this subject with his international counterparts. The Foreign Secretary launched an independent Review of FCO support for persecuted Christians on 30 January. The Review is led by the Bishop of Truro. It will map levels of persecution and discrimination against Christians around the world, and provide robust recommendations on how the FCO can respond. The Bishop submitted his interim report in May and will submit his final report in Summer.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T14:54:33.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T14:54:33.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1131870
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 International 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, what steps he is taking to strengthen the rules-based international order. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 263920 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The rules-based international system has made the world collectively more prosperous and safe than ever before. Making the case for effective multilateralism is the responsibility of all those who believe in the opportunities that co-operation brings. Upholding and strengthening this system is a priority for the government. We are reinvigorating and expanding the UK's diplomatic network in order to reinforce our friendships and alliances, to defend the values of democracy and human rights, to reform the multilateral architecture where needed and to reach agreement on new rules in evolving policy areas. This will allow the UK to play a leading role in shaping a rules-based international system fit for the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T09:57:52.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:57:52.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1131279
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Colombia: Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy 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 publish the outcomes of his Department's Magna Carta Fund project on the UN guiding principles on business and human rights in Colombia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 263093 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Over the 2016-2018 financial years, we financed a project, implemented by <a href="http://creer-ihrb.org/" target="_blank">Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos Responsables</a> CREER in Colombia, to help implement the measures in Colombia's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights which provide for non-judicial remedy of potential disputes related to extractive industry projects. The guide for firms, produced following extensive consultations, workshops and three pilot projects, can be found <a href="https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/134a42_fe9b054fe5c4424a8d88ced4fdc2bc49.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (in Spanish).</p><p>For more information on the global objectives of this (and other) programmes, please see our <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-departmental-programme-spend-objectives-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">ODA collection pages on GOV.UK</a> . The Foreign and Commonwealth Office remains committed to meeting transparency requirements, <a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/f7ec44fa-b876-4882-a171-477afafc7d3d/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-programme-spend" target="_blank">published on gov.uk</a></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
star this property grouped question UIN 263097 more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:20:30.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:20:30.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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1484
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1131280
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Colombia: Mining 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 assessment he has made of the potential consequences for Colombian mining companies of non-compliance with the OECD due diligence guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 263094 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD DDG) sets out recommendations to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices. While not legally binding, the recommendations reflect the common position and political commitments of OECD members and non-member adherents. Grievances against companies registered in OECD member and adherent non-member countries that have allegedly failed to meet the guidelines' standards can be taken to the OECD's National Contact Point in the relevant country. When the European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation comes into full force on 1 January 2021, the OECD Guidance will become mandatory for the largest importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) into the European Union.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-rights-and-democracy-report-2018" target="_blank">2018 Annual Human Rights</a> report included details of the Government's work to support responsible mining practices in Colombia. On 6 February 2018 the OECD published a report on due diligence in Colombia's gold supply chain. For Due Diligence to be effective it needs to be implemented across the supply chain. To achieve this it is essential to work with all actors in the supply chain including NGOs and the private sector. We do this through the OECD's multi-stakeholder group linked for their Implementation Programme for the DDG. In addition, the UK helped to found the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals, a multi-stakeholder initiative which aims to increase the supply and demand of responsibly sourced minerals. You can find a current list of European Partnership for Responsible Minerals members at the following link: <a href="https://europeanpartnership-responsibleminerals.eu/member" target="_blank">https://europeanpartnership-responsibleminerals.eu/member</a>.</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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263095 more like this
263096 more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:24:06.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:24:06.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this