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511848
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
answer
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 less than 2016-04-14more 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 less than 2016-04-14more 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
514692
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-21
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure 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 whether the budget apportioned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is sufficient for the development of the knowledge, understanding and policy sophistication required in respect of the Islamic world. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
uin HL7838 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is devoting considerable resource to strengthening the organisation’s expertise and skills, including geographical, language and other relevant expertise, such as understanding the Islamic world. The opening of the FCO’s Diplomatic Academy last year has given new impetus and structure to this work. There is a growing range of formal and informal learning in London and throughout the FCO network, including better sharing of knowledge internally and increased access to external expertise. We put time and effort into understanding political trends globally including the “Islamic” element of political Islam. Our online Foundation Level course includes a basic religious literacy module. Our diplomatic missions report regularly on trends in political Islam and our research analyst cadre provide in-depth expertise, analysis and links to academics and think tanks. The FCO's Human Rights and Democracy Department run training courses on religion and foreign policy which serve as a practitioner level religion/foreign policy module for the Diplomatic Academy. We also offer training on contemporary Islam and its role within politics and society in various regional contexts.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-04-28T15:34:30.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T15:34:30.627Z
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
514693
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-21
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 Diplomatic Service: Arabic 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 UK Heads of Mission in Arabic-speaking countries speak Arabic. more like this
tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
uin HL7839 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-28more like thismore than 2016-04-28
answer text <p>In the Middle East and North Africa region approximately 95 per cent of our Heads of Mission speak Arabic or other local languages (e.g. French or Hebrew).</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-04-28T15:34:43.29Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-28T15:34:43.29Z
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
155697
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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 Iraq 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 contacts they have had with the government of Iran in relation to the ongoing military campaign in Iraq against ISIL. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL2881 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney(Mr Cameron), discussed the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and related issues including securing peace in Syria when he met President Rouhani in September at the UN General Assembly. We have also used our expanding bilateral relationship with Iran over the last year to discuss ISIL and other regional issues. We hope that the Iranian government will respond to the shared threat from ISIL by aligning their approach with the international community’s efforts to bring stability to Iraq and Syria.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-21T14:00:08.263Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:00:08.263Z
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
155698
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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 to which rebel groups in Syria they have offered financial or military assistance; and by which groups such assistance has been accepted. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL2882 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text The UK supports a range of moderates in Syria who oppose both the Assad regime and extremism. We do not provide support to extremist groups, and the need to prevent diversion to these groups is built into our programmes. In August 2013 we gave the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army escape hoods, detector paper and nerve-agent pre-treatment tablets to protect them from chemical weapons attack. This financial year the UK will be providing £1 million of non-lethal equipment to the moderate armed opposition. The exact equipment will depend on the requirements of the recipients, but could include commercially available communications equipment, commercially available vehicles, fuel, portable generators and logistics supplies such as clothing, rations and tents; and individual medical kits. The UK Government also expects to make a significant contribution to the recently announced US-led programme to train and equip the Syrian moderate armed opposition. Details of how that contribution will be delivered are currently being scoped. We also provide support to the political umbrella group the National Coalition. This includes advisory and strategic communications support. The UK does not supply weapons to anybody in Syria.
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Z
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
155700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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 Palestinians 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 they intend to encourage the government of Israel to contribute to the rebuilding of Gaza after the damage caused in the recent conflict; and if not, why not. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL2884 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>Further to my previous reply of 28 October, I can confirm that the UK has no plans to request Israeli funding for the reconstruction of Gaza. The UK is engaging Israel and other parties to ensure the unimpeded delivery of aid and the lifting of restrictions to exports from Gaza. The UK is also pressing for progress towards a durable ceasefire agreement.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T14:51:15.347Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:51:15.347Z
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
155701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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 discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the future status of the Kurds in Northern Syria. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL2885 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>We maintain a regular dialogue with the Turkish government on developments in Syria, including on the status of the Kurds in northern Syria. Turkey shares our concern about the present situation in Kobane and has made clear their commitment to support international efforts to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p><p>We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 190,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Kobane, in addition to the 1.5 million refugees from Syria and Iraq already residing in Turkey. The Department for International Development has already responded to the urgent needs of Syrian Kurdish refugees who have fled to Turkey, and is ready to react swiftly to further developments.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Z
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