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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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, what contribution the UK is making to degrading Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Gulf. 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 107836 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are working with countries across the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf to reduce the threat from Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Conflict, including that in Yemen, allows terrorist organisations to establish themselves and spread their message of violence and extremism. We continue to work with our partners, including those in the Gulf, to deny terrorist organisations the space in which to operate. We are also playing a major role in supporting a resolution of the conflict to further reduce risks to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
767931
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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 Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of concerns that UK arms sold to Saudi Arabia are being used in the conflict in Yemen, why they keep no records of the casualty rates associated with that conflict. more like this
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Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1850 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in my answer of 21 September to PQ HL1393, the UK does not have access to sufficient information to allow us to make accurate assessments of the number of civilian casualties caused by the conflict in Yemen<em>. </em>The most recent UN figures can be found on the website of the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Government takes our international obligations extremely seriously and has one of the most robust arms exports regimes in the world. The key test for our continued arms exports to Saudi Arabia in relation to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is whether there is a clear risk that those items subject to the licence might be used in a serious violation of IHL. The situation is kept under careful and continual review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:43:59.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:43:59.493Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
771495
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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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 Yemen: Military Intervention 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 representations he has made to the Saudi Government on lifting the blockade of Yemeni ports and airports. 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 107846 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>There are a number of measures in place to prevent the flow of arms into Yemen in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2216, including the UN Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (UNVIM) which the UK fully supports. In line with the UK-sponsored UN Security Council Presidential Statement, agreed on 15 June, the Government is engaged in efforts to increase commercial and humanitarian shipments through Yemeni ports and airports. We are discussing short-term options to improve port infrastructure in Al Hudaydah and other ports with regional countries, the US and the UN, including cranes, inspection and improving commercial access. We are also monitoring port capacity across the country. We continue to push for increased access to Sana’a Airport for lifesaving humanitarian supplies and movement of urgent humanitarian cases. We call on all parties to respect these clear demands from the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:51:15.067Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:51:15.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
771494
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 USA: Foreign Relations 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 discussions he has had with his US counterpart in bilateral co-operation on foreign and security policy. 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 107841 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary regularly speaks to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to continue our strong bilateral co-operation on foreign and security policy. They last spoke on 9 October, when they discussed a range of issues including the Iran nuclear deal. The Foreign Secretary last met Secretary Tillerson on 14 September for a bilateral discussion during his visit to London.</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 2017-10-24T14:42:44.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T14:42:44.423Z
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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 Keith Vaz more like this
767932
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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 Syria: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans in the near future to reopen lines of communication with the regime of President Assad in Syria; and if not why not. more like this
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Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1851 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Since the withdrawal of our staff from the British Embassy in Damascus in February 2012 and the closure of the Syrian Embassy in London in August 2012, our dealings have been minimal and only in relation to essential consular or administration issues. There is no plan to change this. We believe the Assad regime has lost all legitimacy due to its atrocities against the Syrian people and that a sustainable political settlement in Syria requires a political transition.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:44:47.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:44:47.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
767930
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Syria: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost to the UK since 2011 of arming and assisting rebel groups and Kurdish militia in Syria; and whether the UK continues to fund such activity. more like this
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Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1849 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK does not supply arms to anybody in Syria. Through the cross-government Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) for Syria the UK has provided political support and non-lethal equipment to the moderate opposition. This has included training, the supply of communications, medical and logistics equipment, and chemical weapons protection equipment to moderate armed groups, the value of which to the end of Financial Year 2016/17 was £28 million. The UK does not fund Kurdish militias. The support that the UK provides to Syrians help save lives, bolster civil society, counter extremism, promote human rights and accountability, and lay the foundations for a more peaceful future.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:39:53.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:39:53.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
768567
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star this property date less than 2017-10-11more like thismore than 2017-10-11
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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 South Sudan: Peace Negotiations 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 assessment they have made of progress in the proposed revitalisation of the 2015 peace agreement in South Sudan by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development; what response was made by South Sudan to the July statement of the Troika and the EU; and what other local or church-inspired peace initiatives they are supporting. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1916 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We continue to encourage the Government and the opposition to engage with the regional peace process, led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. The immediate priority must be a negotiated ceasefire and the inclusion of non-armed actors, and ordinary South Sudanese citizens.</p><p>The Joint Troika/EU statement, released in July, was a condemnation of the offensive conducted by the Government against opposition forces near Pagak, in clear violation of the unilateral ceasefire it announced in May. President Kiir told us in response that his forces were retaliating for an attack in March on the Government oilfields in the region. In spite of our repeated calls for peace, fighting has continued.</p><p>Local peacebuilding, including the work of the churches, is vital for addressing the causes of conflict. We recently agreed funding which will help the South Sudan Council of Churches to implement their Action Plan for Peace. The Action Plan, which promotes the development of neutral fora where an inclusive dialogue can take place, will play an important role in the pursuit of peace and reconciliation.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:11:42.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:11:42.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
771496
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 South Sudan: Arms Trade 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 Emirati counterpart on that country's use of regulatory gaps in UK shell companies to facilitate the export of arms to the South Sudanese Government; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 107882 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK takes its arms export responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. We do not licence the supply of equipment that would be in breach of an arms embargo, which would provoke or prolong armed conflicts, or aggravate existing tensions or conflicts, or if there is a clear risk that the items might be used for internal repression.</p><p>The British Government has not authorised the supply of arms to South Sudan. We have consistently called for a UN arms embargo to be implemented with immediate effect. Such an embargo would prevent any sale of arms to South Sudan globally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:53:21.86Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:53:21.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-10more like thismore than 2017-10-10
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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 Saudi Arabia: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised the issue of human rights with the government of Saudi Arabia; and if so, what response they have received. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL1818 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth ​Ministers and officials regularly raise human rights with their Saudi Arabian counterparts, most recently in September. The Saudi Arabian Government are well aware of our views on the death penalty, women's rights and the restrictions on freedom of expression and belief as set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Human Rights Report.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T16:38:24.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T16:38:24.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
773181
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Maldives: Foreign Relations 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 assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's relationship with the Maldives; what the objectives are of the Government's policies on the Maldives; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 108409 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government maintains cooperative bilateral relations with the Maldives in order to promote our mutual security and prosperity, and to assist the many British tourists who visit the Maldives every year.</p><p>We remain concerned and have made repeated representations during recent weeks about governance and human rights in the Maldives, including freedom of expression and association, judicial independence, the arbitrary detention of political figures and the possible re-introduction of the death penalty.</p><p>The UK is disappointed that the ​Maldives Government decided to withdraw from the Commonwealth last year. We believe in the Commonwealth and its commitment to improving the lives of people across all its member states.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:12:55.663Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:12:55.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this