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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians: Health Services 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 the Government did not support the UN Commission of Inquiry's report into potential violations of international law and the protection of healthcare in Palestine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK abstained on the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that the substance of a resolution must be impartial and balanced. We could not support an international investigation that refused to explicitly call for an investigation into the action of non-state actors such as Hamas. It is clear that Hamas hold significant responsibility for encouraging violent protest in Gaza, which is totally unacceptable. However, our vote does not mean that we will hold back from voicing or raising concern about Israel’s actions when warranted. The UN and its member states have every right to address these grave matters in a measured, balanced and proportionate way. In future, the UK will continue to support scrutiny of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Human Rights Council, so long as this scrutiny is justified and proportionate. We have repeatedly made clear to Israel our longstanding concerns about the manner in which the Israel Defense Forces police non-violent protests and the border areas, including the use of live ammunition. We call on Israel to adhere to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T13:41:21.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:41:21.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148330
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: 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, whether the Government plans to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and call for a nationwide ceasefire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294746 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</em>.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T14:21:33.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:21:33.067Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4648
star this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148393
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Yazidis more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help protect Yazidi women from sexual assault in north-eastern Syria. 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 294675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</em>.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T14:22:52.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:22:52.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1147750
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: 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 obligations the Government has to protect UK citizens that are held hostage by a foreign government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 293676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In considering whether or not someone is a hostage under the Convention, the UK will have regard to the definition of hostage-taking at Article 1 and the exemption for offences which take place wholly within a State in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State.</p><p>In considering what action to take to assist a British national overseas, the Government will always take into account any relevant international law obligations and UK policy. Our public guidance sets out that the UK can provide consular support to British nationals detained by foreign governments outside the UK including making early contact, notifying family and friends on request and offering information about the local legal system. The guidance makes clear that we cannot get people out of prison or detention, however we will consider approaching local authorities if an individual is not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 292969 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that local Yemeni organisations are involved in the peace process in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293425 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting Yemen through £6.6 million of funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) this year. This funding will support different programmes, including bolstering the UN’s capacity to facilitate the peace process, working with groups formally outside the formal peace process and establishing long-lasting conflict resolution mechanisms in Yemeni communities.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will also continue to elevate and champion women peacebuilders in Yemen and provide spaces for Yemeni women to engage with the peace process and across the Tracks. We continue to support UN Women through the Yemeni Women’s Pact for Peace and Security (Tawafaq). This Pact is a powerful platform for Yemeni women leaders to forge strategic links, develop effective coalitions, and raise awareness of women organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We are also funding a Gender Advisor and Senior Inclusion Advisor within the UN Special Envoy’s office to ensure the peace process is representative and inclusive. Through CSSF, we support a grassroots Track 3 initiative on women, peace and security to ensure local voices of Yemeni women are amplified in the peace process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T15:57:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:57:47.167Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 286088 on Yemen: Military Intervention, what additional information has he received from the coalition partners on the attack on a detention centre in Dhamar, Yemen on 1 September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293426 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p><strong>We have received no additional information on the reported attack on 1 September in Dhamar province, Yemen. We take very seriously allegations that detainees and civilians were killed in the attack and therefore welcome the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) referral of the incident to the Joint Incident Assessment Team and await its findings. The UK takes every opportunity to raise with Saudi ministers and senior leadership within the SLC the importance of International Humanitarian Law compliance, and of the need for speedy, thorough, independent investigation and reporting where violations are alleged.</strong></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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T15:59:39.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:59:39.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147875
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: 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 recent discussions he has had with his (a) Chinese and (b) Russian counterparts on violence against civilians in Idlib, Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 293436 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK frequently discusses the violence against civilians in Idlib with Russia and China in meetings of the UN Security Council, most recently on 30 September. The UK was recently involved in textual negotiations with Russia and China and other Security Council members on a draft resolution on Idlib which was, to our great disappointment, vetoed by Russia and China on 19 September. The previous Prime Minister raised the situation in Idlib with President Putin at the G20 Summit on 28-29 June.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T13:01:19.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:01:19.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt: Diplomatic 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 diplomatic relations with Egypt. 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 293554 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK wants Egypt to succeed as a stable, prosperous and democratic country. The UK-Egypt relationship is important and spans a wide range of fields, from foreign policy, to trade and investment, economic reform, education, and healthcare. British companies continue to be one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment into Egypt. The Government works closely with the Egyptian authorities to counter shared threats from terrorism, to promote the safety and security of over 450,000 British citizens who visit Egypt each year, and to support longer-term reform. A close relationship enables us to register concerns where we have them, for example on human rights. British Ministers regularly meet their Egyptian counterparts. I visited Cairo last month for discussions on a wide range of bilateral issues.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T12:57:02.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:57:02.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1147574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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 remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 290584, whether his Department was aware of the Saudi Press Agency release of 14 September 2018 that stated that an RSLF helicopter crashed on operations in Al-Mahra province in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 292796 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We closely monitor the situation in Yemen. We do not hold an official record of the incident in question.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T15:56:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:56:04.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147592
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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 recognises Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as a hostage of Iran as per the terms of the UN Hostages Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 292968 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not consider that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's detention amounts to hostage-taking under the Hostages Convention 1979. In particular, the Convention expressly states that it does not apply to situations where the offence takes place wholly within a single State and in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State. We do not accept our nationals being used as diplomatic leverage and exercising diplomatic protection in Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case formally raised it to a State-to-State issue. We continue to raise her case at the most senior levels; most recently the Prime Minister raised his concerns with President Rouhani on 24 September.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T16:03:46.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:03:46.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this