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star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: 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 discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterparts on the use of Sudanese child soldiers within the Yemeni civil war during his recent visit to the Gulf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
unstar this property uin 228118 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We raise allegations of human rights issues, including child soldiers, with all parties to the conflict in Yemen. We have been clear that all parties must comply with IHL. We do not hold any specific information relating to the number of child soldiers of Sudanese origin involved in the conflict.</p><p>We are firmly committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers and to protecting all children affected by armed conflict.</p><p>The UK is an active member of the UN Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflict listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, including Yemen, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release child soldiers.</p><p>The UK is also the largest single financial contributor to the office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for CAAC, contributing £800,000 in the last five years. We have shown our support for the SRSG's recently launched Global Coalition for Reintegration (GCR) by joining the 'Friends of Reintegration' group, a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes and for the prevention of re-recruitment of children formerly associated with armed groups. The UK has confirmed it will be increasing its funding to the office of the SRSG for CAAC to £450,000 for the FY19/20 to continue assisting the SRSG with her current mandate, and will be giving an additional £50,000 to fund extended activities pertaining to the GCR.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T18:07:32.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:07:32.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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106420
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1081846
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict 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 information his Departments holds on the number of child soldiers of Sudanese origin who have been involved in the Yemeni civil war. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
unstar this property uin 228119 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We raise allegations of human rights issues, including child soldiers, with all parties to the conflict in Yemen. We have been clear that all parties must comply with IHL. We do not hold any specific information relating to the number of child soldiers of Sudanese origin involved in the conflict.</p><p>We are firmly committed to ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers and to protecting all children affected by armed conflict.</p><p>The UK is an active member of the UN Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflict listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, including Yemen, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release child soldiers.</p><p>The UK is also the largest single financial contributor to the office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for CAAC, contributing £800,000 in the last five years. We have shown our support for the SRSG's recently launched Global Coalition for Reintegration (GCR) by joining the 'Friends of Reintegration' group, a forum to generate new ideas for supporting reintegration programmes and for the prevention of re-recruitment of children formerly associated with armed groups. The UK has confirmed it will be increasing its funding to the office of the SRSG for CAAC to £450,000 for the FY19/20 to continue assisting the SRSG with her current mandate, and will be giving an additional £50,000 to fund extended activities pertaining to the GCR.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T18:09:56.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:09:56.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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106424
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1079438
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel Information: Egypt 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 assessment he has made of the security of UK citizens visiting Sharm el Sheikh; if he will review his travel advice on that area; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest West more like this
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Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
unstar this property uin 227032 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>Our travel advice is kept under constant review. Our security experts take account of many factors in providing advice on whether it is safe to fly to certain destinations and the Government has not yet concluded that it is right to lift the restrictions on direct UK flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh. We look forward to achieving the return of flights once the situation allows. The advice against all but essential travel applies only to air travel to and from Sharm el Sheikh; it does not apply to the resort itself.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T18:11:32.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T18:11:32.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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106425
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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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 Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
1055259
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Political Prisoners 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of political prisoners in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 217152 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold figures for the number of political prisoners in Bahrain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:56:07.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:56:07.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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100748
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4657
unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1055302
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Sexual Offences 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 representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on reports of sexual violence against female detainees in Bahrain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 217154 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 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report them to the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body. We continue to encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such allegations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T14:57:19.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:57:19.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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100749
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property answering member
1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
4657
unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
934779
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-04more like thismore than 2018-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nabeel Rajab 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 assessment his Department has made of the significance of the recent European Parliament statement on the sentencing of the Bahraini human rights defender, Mr Nabeel Rajab. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
unstar this property uin 160823 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 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is aware of the resolution of the European Parliament of 14 June.</p><p>I expressed my concerns on the sentence given to Mr Rajab in my written statement of 21 February. I also reiterated the UK's call for Bahrain to protect freedom of expression for all its citizens, in line with their international obligations.</p><p>The British Embassy in Bahrain has closely monitored the trials of Mr Rajab. Officials from the Embassy regularly attend Mr Rajab's court hearings, including the handing down of the latest appeal verdict. We have raised this case at senior levels. I am aware that there is now an opportunity for Mr Rajab's legal team to apply for an appeal through the judicial system. Our officials will continue to monitor the case closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-09T17:11:08.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T17:11:08.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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68519
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
929337
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-22more like thismore than 2018-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Duke of Cambridge: Speeches 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 advice his Department plans to provide on Prince William's response to any questions on recent killings in Gaza which are raised during the five day visit starting on 24 June 2018 to Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
unstar this property uin 156645 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The main purpose of Royal Visits is to strengthen diplomatic, economic and people-to-people relations between the UK and the countries and places visited. Members of the Royal Family undertaking official visits for the UK receive a range of factual briefings in the lead-up to the visits. It would not be appropriate to comment on the specific details of these briefings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T13:53:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T13:53:51.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4602
unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
922402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Najah Ahmed Yousif more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on investigations being carried out by Bahrain’s human rights oversight bodies with respect to the female political prisoner, Najah Ahmed Yousif; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
unstar this property uin 152847 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 2018-06-15more like thismore than 2018-06-15
star this property answer text <p>​The UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain in which we raise individual cases. Our Embassy in Bahrain has monitored this specific case and will attend the next hearing. The UK encourages those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We urge these bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-06-15T14:33:37.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-15T14:33:37.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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63766
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
922403
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ali Salman 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, whether his Department has made representations to the Bahraini Government on the prosecution of Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
unstar this property uin 152848 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 2018-06-15more like thismore than 2018-06-15
star this property answer text <p>​We have raised this case at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and our Embassy in Bahrain continue to monitor Sheikh Ali Salman's case closely. Embassy officials have regularly attended trial hearings. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-06-15T14:35:12.33Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-15T14:35:12.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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63770
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
922404
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Technical Assistance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question HL7775, which Human Rights Reports refer to the Integrated Activity Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
unstar this property uin 152849 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 2018-06-15more like thismore than 2018-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has provided numerous updates on its programme work in past Human Rights Reports as well as through Freedom of Information Act requests. This information can be found on the gov.uk website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-06-15T14:37:43.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-15T14:37:43.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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63771
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this