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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, UK citizens living in EU member states will retain all of their rights as UK citizens and will continue to be treated the same as if they were resident in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
uin HL7608 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
answer text <p>British citizens living in the EU currently enjoy a range of specific rights to live, to work and to access pensions, health care and public services that are only guaranteed because of EU law. There would be no requirement under EU law for these rights to be maintained if the UK left the EU. Should an agreement be reached to maintain these rights, the expectation must be that this would have to be reciprocated for EU citizens in the UK.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-04-27T14:06:09.2Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T14:06:09.2Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
1744
label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
511849
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government in the event of the UK leaving the EU what advice they plan to give to UK citizens who work or live in EU member states related to their legal rights generally, their rights related to UK pensions and to medical care paid for under the NHS social security system, and their right to travel across EU without the need of visas. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
uin HL7609 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
answer text UK citizens get a range of rights from our membership of the EU. If the UK were to leave the EU, all of these rights would have to be covered in a successor arrangement. If we left the EU without agreeing what would happen to these rights, it would at the very least bring them into serious question, creating difficulty for UK citizens who relied on them. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-04-27T14:55:52.193Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T14:55:52.193Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
1744
label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
512789
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-14
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the event of the UK leaving the EU, they intend to advise UK citizens living in EU member states to take citizenship in their country of residence in order to protect their legal rights. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
uin HL7678 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
answer text <p>The Government's view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off in a reformed EU. Should the UK choose to stay in the EU, British citizens will be able to work, live and retire abroad as they do now. UK citizens and citizens from other Member States living in the UK get a range of rights from our membership of the EU. If the UK were to leave the EU, all of these rights would have to be covered in a successor arrangement. If we left the EU without agreeing what would happen to these rights, it would at the least bring them into serious question, creating difficulty for UK citizens who relied on them.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-04-25T14:08:20.413Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T14:08:20.413Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
1744
label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
512792
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-14
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading UK Membership of EU: Referendums more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why UK citizens who have been resident in other EU member states for more than 15 years who pay taxes and social security in the UK and are treated as domiciled in the UK have been excluded from voting in the referendum on 23 June. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
uin HL7681 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
answer text The franchise for the EU referendum is based on the current UK Parliamentary franchise and includes British citizens who have lived overseas for fewer than 15 years and were registered to vote before they left the UK. This means that many overseas voters will be able to participate in the referendum and we are supporting the Electoral Commission in their efforts to encourage as many as possible to register to vote. The Government intends to introduce legislation to scrap the 15 year rule as a permanent change to the Parliamentary franchise in due course. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-04-27T15:03:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T15:03:56.627Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
1744
label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
166122
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas-based Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff are employed in the United Kingdom and how many are local employees; what percentage of its overseas staff will be local employees in 2015 and 2020; and what assessment has been made of the impact of the increase in the number of local employees on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's overall future effectiveness. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL3180 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has 1686 UK staff members deployed at its Missions overseas. It has 9,097 local staff members across its global network, which represents 67 per cent of the FCO’s total workforce. We do not expect this proportion to shift significantly, and our overall goal is for a workforce made up of UK and local staff that delivers an effective organisation through professionalism, expertise and knowledge. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-12-04T15:49:46.537Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
173601
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Nigeria more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed by Islamist military action in Nigeria. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL4161 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
answer text <p>Nigeria faces a serious threat from Boko Haram. We believe that more than 4000 people were killed by the group last year in north-east Nigeria. The UN estimates that over 1.5 million people have been displaced by terrorist activities and at least 3 million have been affected by the insurgency. <br>Addressing the threat from Boko Haram is primarily the responsibility of the Nigerian authorities. However, the UK, along with other international partners, is providing support to Nigeria and its neighbours in their efforts to defeat Boko Haram. This support includes a range of intelligence, military and development assistance, both to support current operations and to help tackle the long term causes of instability.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-01-21T14:26:22.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:26:22.307Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
173602
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Foreign Secretary last met the Spanish Foreign Minister to discuss Gibraltar; and whether there are any plans to do so again in the near future. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL4162 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
answer text The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), has regular discussions with his Spanish counterpart. While they have not yet met to discuss Gibraltar directly, the Foreign Secretary made clear the Government’s well-known position on Gibraltar to the Spanish Foreign Minister in writing when he took office last year. The Foreign Secretary hopes to visit Spain soon and would certainly raise Spain’s policy towards Gibraltar when he does. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Aylesbury (Mr Lidington), frequently raises Gibraltar when he speaks to his Spanish counterpart, as do other Government ministers. The Secretary of State for Defence, my right hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr Fallon), recently raised unlawful incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters when speaking to Spanish Defence Minister, Pedro Morenés. We stand by our commitment never to enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another State against their wishes. And we will not enter into a process of sovereignty negotiations with which Gibraltar is not content. Ministers and officials continue to make this position clear to the Spanish government.
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-01-28T14:09:31.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:09:31.27Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
174956
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Afghanistan more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the presence of ISIL fighters in Helmand Province in Afghanistan since the withdrawal of British troops; and what assessment they have made of expressions of support for ISIL by some groups in Afghanistan. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL4335 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
answer text <p>We are aware of recent media reports suggesting that elements of the insurgency in parts of Afghanistan, including Helmand, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Alongside our international partners we continue to monitor the situation as part of our close cooperation on security matters with the Afghan government.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-01-28T14:18:17.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:18:17.513Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
174958
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL, in the light of recent reports that one third of Syrian territory is now under ISIL's control. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL4337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
answer text <p>In the last six months, the global coalition has conducted over two thousand air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, with Royal Air Force pilots flying over 6700 hours of surveillance, reconnaissance, refueling and strike missions. Our efforts, and those of the coalition as a whole, have helped check ISIL’s advance and assisted the Iraqis in liberating a number of important towns. Coalition airstrikes are also having an effect in Syria, including at Kobane. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), co-hosted, with US Secretary of State John Kerry, a conference on 22 January to push forward other streams of work including disrupting ISIL’s funding streams, tackling foreign fighters, and countering ISIL’s twisted ideology. In Syria, Assad must continue to bear responsibility for the savage civil war and the harrowing impact it is having on his own people. He is a catalyst of terrorism, not its cure. So it is vital that we keep supporting moderate voices and keep pushing for a political settlement that ends the civil war. We have been clear that defeating ISIL will take considerable time, but we have a comprehensive, long-term and well-coordinated strategy in place.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-01-28T14:28:54.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:28:54.41Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
178667
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Libya more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress made towards democracy in Libya as a result of the United Kingdom's military involvement in 2011. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL4817 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
answer text <p>The decision to intervene in Libya in 2011 was an international one, taken by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and other international partners following a call from the Arab League and authorisation at the UN Security Council. The UK’s military actions in Libya saved lives, and were consistent with our obligations under international law. Libya faces many challenges after four decades of misrule. The UK, together with our international partners, remains committed to supporting the people of Libya. <br><br>The UK’s immediate priority is to support United Nations’ mediation efforts towards a ceasefire and a stable political settlement in Libya. The UK Special Envoy to the Libyan Political Transition, Jonathan Powell, is working to support United Nations-led efforts to mediate between key political and military leaders. Some encouraging progress has been made during the current UN talks which began in Geneva in January 2015. The UK has called on all Libyan parties to engage constructively in the UN-led dialogue in order to reach a sustainable ceasefire and a national unity government.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2015-02-24T12:51:18.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T12:51:18.513Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this