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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 al-Qaeda 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, if he will make an assessment of the effect on national security of members of al-Qaeda (a) in Saudi Arabia, (b) in refugee camps near the Syrian border and (c) among migrants traveling to Europe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 28154 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-03-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Al Qaeda, and groups affiliated to it, continue to pose a threat to our national security, including British interests abroad, and remain a priority for the cross-government counter terrorism effort. We are aware of media reporting that terrorist groups have an ambition to infiltrate migration and refugee routes. We work closely with our partners abroad to counter terrorism, including to strengthen border security against identified terrorists and terrorist suspects. Access to the European border watchlist (Schengen Information System II) contributes to the UK’s ability to safeguard its national security, and we use this to make checks on individuals wishing to enter the UK from the Schengen zone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-03-02T15:58:45.63Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-02T15:58:45.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
435732
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe about political violence and the political impartiality of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in dealing with this violence. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL4307 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the response given in the other place by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), to the right hon. Member for Leeds Central (Mr Benn) on 27 October 2015 [12945], summarising our assessment of the political situation. There have been reports of political violence, directed against the opposition Movement for Democratic Change as well as between factions of the governing Zimbabwe African National Union party in recent months. Our Ambassador in Harare raised our concerns with the Government of Zimbabwe on 1 December. The UK remains committed to supporting the aspirations of the Zimbabwean people for a more peaceful, democratic, stable and prosperous Zimbabwe, free from political violence and repression.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T15:44:43.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T15:44:43.607Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
423329
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his most recent assessment is of the political situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 12945 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Since the 2013 elections, our assessment of the political situation in Zimbabwe remains broadly the same, with 2015 signalling some positive developments. Within the Zimbabwe African National Union administration there are signs of reformist policies beginning to emerge, especially on the economy. The human rights situation has remained relatively stable and reported violations continue to fall. However, the situation continues to be fragile and we remain concerned about human rights abuses, especially during election periods. Ahead of the 2018 elections, it is critical that electoral reforms are implemented, and that the international community supports the people of Zimbabwe in exercising their democratic right to build a free, peaceful and prosperous future.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T12:22:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T12:22:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Runnymede and Weybridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
421057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage a return to representative, democratic governance in Zimbabwe once Mr Mugabe ceases to hold the office of President. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 11698 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government supports progress towards a peaceful and prosperous Zimbabwe, where the rule of law and human rights are upheld, laying the foundations for long-term sustainable development. We frequently urge the Zimbabwean government to implement the new constitution agreed in 2013, which provides a foundation for improved governance and human rights, and to make necessary reforms to the electoral system to resolve the shortcomings identified by Southern African Development Community and the African Union observer mission during the 2013 elections. The UK also continues to support democracy by working with civil society organisations, human rights defenders and other stakeholders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-10-20T13:02:24.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-20T13:02:24.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
388041
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 any discussions they are having with the government of Zimbabwe on the subject of pensions owed to former Rhodesian or Zimbabwean public servants. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1167 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government continues to remind the relevant authorities in Zimbabwe of their legal commitment to former employees of the Southern Rhodesia government. Following our most recent approach, the Government of Zimbabwe last wrote to us on 27 May. They explained that pension repayments remain affected by current financial constraints in Zimbabwe and the state of the wider economy. Nonetheless, at our prompting they committed to continuing to seek a solution.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T14:51:04.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T14:51:04.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the fact that the government of Zimbabwe’s obligation to pay the pensions owed to former Rhodesian or Zimbabwean public servants has not been fulfilled, what assessment they have made of their obligation to assist those former servants of the Crown; what assessment they have made of the case for making ex gratia payments to those former public servants without prejudice, either from development aid or other funds, in the light of the practice of protecting the pensions of officers employed on expatriate terms in other former dependent territories; and what, if any, assessment they have made of the cost of making such ex gratia payments. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1168 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK’s pension protection arrangements in Zimbabwe are confined to those officers who were recruited by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to serve in Southern Rhodesia on expatriate terms. For those recruited on expatriate terms, the UK provides direct pension support. We continue to be clear that the UK does not have legal or moral responsibility for Southern Rhodesian civil service pensions. This responsibility lies solely with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T14:51:30.89Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T14:51:30.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to use overseas superannuation funds to pay pensioners owed money by the government of Zimbabwe; and, if so, when they will do so. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL1393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The legal and moral responsibility to pay pensions to former Rhodesian and Zimbabwean public servants sits with the Government of Zimbabwe. The British Government continues to remind the relevant authorities in Zimbabwe of this legal commitment. Following our most recent approach the Government of Zimbabwe wrote to us on 27 May. They explained that pension repayments remain affected by current financial constraints in Zimbabwe and the state of the wider economy. Nonetheless, at our prompting they committed to continuing to seek a solution.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-24T11:28:25.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-24T11:28:25.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Overseas Investment 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 reasons Zimbabwe: Commercial Opportunities, published by the British Embassy in in Harari, in June 2015, did not refer to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 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 7149 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
unstar this property answer text The focus of the Commercial Opportunities paper was to provide UK companies with information about potential areas for commercial activity and where the British Embassy can assist. The Embassy routinely briefs UK firms on doing business in Zimbabwe, promoting ethical and corporate best practice as well as compliance with relevant legislation. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T12:47:44.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T12:47:44.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Missing Persons more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe regarding the disappearance of Itai Dzamara. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL4306 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government has been following this case closely since Itai Dzamara’s abduction in March 2015. Together with EU Member States, we have repeatedly called on the Government of Zimbabwe to undertake a full investigation. The EU issued a local statement on 11 September expressing deep concern about Itai Dzamara’s welfare. We continue to urge the Zimbabwean authorities to do everything they can to enable him to recover his freedom, and to respect their legal obligation to report on the progress of the investigation. The EU Delegation is in contact with Mr Dzamara’s family.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T15:44:17.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T15:44:17.417Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Farmers 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, if the Government will provide assistance to farmers in Zimbabwe who are forced from their land by the policies of the government of that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Spelthorne more like this
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Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
star this property uin 27043 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
unstar this property answer text <p>I share My Right Honourable Friend’s concerns about the devastating impact of land seizures in Zimbabwe. The British Embassy in Harare frequently raises land security – and the importance of upholding the rule of law – with the Government of Zimbabwe. Most recently, they highlighted the British Government’s serious concerns that the seizure of the land of Zimbabwean farmer, Mr Philip Rankin, did not follow the provisions of the Zimbabwean constitution. The British Government has always said that it would support a fair, transparent and pro-poor land reform programme in Zimbabwe. This is vital if Zimbabwe is to realise its great economic and social potential.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T14:32:18.373Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T14:32:18.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this