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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Civil Servants: Languages 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 how many civil servants from each department have taken language courses at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Language Centre over the past 12 months, and in which languages. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL24 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​We do not hold data capturing the total number of officers who have participated in developmental language classes at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on an annual basis, but we can provide the number of officers per department, per language who have enrolled in classes this term (Autumn 2019). These overall numbers are similar for the previous two terms this year, although some officers have continued from one term to the next while others have left and been replaced.</p><p> </p><p>The information is captured in the table which is attached due to its size.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:21:47.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:21:47.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property file name HL24 Coussins - ATTACHMENT.docx more like this
star this property title HL 24 Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1149434
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Armed Conflict: Civilians 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, with reference to UN General Assembly's First Committee on International Disarmament and International Security 2018 joint statement on the impact of explosive weapons in populated areas, whether the UK will become a signatory to that statement before the end of 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
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Fabian Hamilton more like this
star this property uin 439 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​The Joint Statement on Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas presented at last year's UN General Assembly First Committee was a standalone document specific to the 2018 First Committee; it cannot be supported retrospectively.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:08:56.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:08:56.713Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
1149299
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Kuwait: Human Rights 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 discussions he has had with his Kuwaiti counterpart on that country's criminalisation of human rights activists; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 409 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Human rights is a British foreign policy priority. The UK recognises Kuwait’s positive steps to improve democracy and human rights. However there remain areas of significant concern, including around freedom of expression. The UK continues to monitor the human rights conditions in Kuwait and discusses these matters with the Kuwaiti Government as appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:07:49.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:07:49.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1150381
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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: Prisoners 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 discussions he has had with the Government of Bahrain on the 8 October 2019 letter of political prisoner Ali AlHajee raising allegations of religious discrimination in Bahraini prisons during the holy month of Muharram. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 1760 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth office continues to monitor events in Bahrain closely. We are aware of the case of Ali Al Hajee, including allegations of mistreatment in detention, and have raised the case at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.</p><p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to raise them with the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body. We continue to encourage the oversight bodies in Bahrain to carry out thorough and swift investigations into any such claims.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:06:42.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:06:42.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1150378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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: Prisoners 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, whether the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief visited Bahraini prisons on his most recent trip to Bahrain to verify the allegations of religious discrimination against Shia inmates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 1759 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), Rehman Chishti MP, visited Bahrain on 8-10 October, marking his first official trip in the role. Mr. Chrishti did not visit Bahraini prisons, although throughout his visit he did meet religious leaders and visited places of worship and meeting halls from different faiths represented in Bahrain, including the Shia husseinya, to discuss FoRB. His audience with HM King Hamad was an opportunity to further discuss the matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:05:30.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:05:30.763Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1150367
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Syria: British Nationals Abroad 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 Department’s timetable is for the evacuation of British children and their mothers from north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 1718 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance. We will take a case-by-case approach to any requests for consular assistance.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. If a minor is unable to do so, a request can be made on their behalf. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:02:54.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:02:54.58Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1150366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Syria: Islamic State 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 Department’s assessment is of when the Government of Syria will assume administrative control of Al Hol and Roj camps in north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 1717 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​Our understanding is that Al Hol and Roj remain in control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The SDF, under pressure from the Turkish offensive, reached a military agreement with the Syrian regime on 13 October, resulting in the movement of regime forces into areas controlled by the SDF but to date the SDF maintains administrative control over these areas, including Al Hol and Roj. We continue to monitor developments closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:59:20.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:59:20.47Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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: Conflict Resolution 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 diplomatic steps he has taken to help pursue a resolution to the conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 1544 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen. We fully support the peace process led by the UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths, and urge the parties to engage constructively with this process. On 26 September, the UK co-hosted a political event at the UN General Assembly to coordinate the international community’s support for the UN-led peace process and endorse the Special Envoy’s plan to begin wider political discussion. On 17 October, the UK Permanent Representative to the UN made a statement to the Security Council regarding the situation in Yemen, where she welcomed the reduction in violations of the Stockholm Agreement and called on all parties to immediately comply with Security Council Resolution 2451.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:56:45.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:56:45.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1149274
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 Armed Conflict: Children 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 his Department is taking to support children in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 554 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is firmly committed to protecting all children affected by conflict and in particular ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers. The UK is the largest single financial contributor to the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), contributing £800,000 over the last five years to her Office and £450,000 for the 2019/20 financial year in support of her mandate. The UK is an active member of the United Nations Working Group on CAAC which leads the international response on child protection, supporting the SRSG's work by applying diplomatic pressure to listed governments and armed groups.</p><p>In 2018, the UK endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, a political commitment to reduce the impact of conflict on education, and the Vancouver Principles, a political commitment to operationalise child protection during the conduct of United Nations peacekeeping operations. We continue to support these key instruments. The UK is mainstreaming child protection into its own military deployments through bespoke training. Through the Department for International Development, we are one of the largest bilateral donors to &quot;Education Cannot Wait&quot;, an initiative which protects access to education for children in conflict zones.</p><p>In November 2019, the UK will host an international conference on preventing sexual violence in conflict. A key focus will be how we can better support children born of sexual violence in conflict, including tackling stigma.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:51:23.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:51:23.79Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1150322
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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 Papua: Diplomatic Service 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 (a) British and (b) other foreign diplomats have been prevented from entering West Papua. 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
star this property uin 1757 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​The UK takes a close interest in the situation in Papua. We are aware of reports of temporary restrictions on access for foreign nationals following violent clashes in several cities in Papua and West Papua provinces. Officials from our Embassy have visited Papua this year and plan to do so again.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:47:16.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:47:16.047Z
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4053
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this