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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia and Egypt 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 what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the public flogging of a citizen who professed his atheism, and to the government of Egypt about the imprisonment of a citizen for professing atheism; and what assessment they have made of how such punishments may be reconciled with Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4062 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>We are seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) has raised the matter with the Saudi Ambassador. We have previously raised the case at a senior level with the Saudi authorities.</p><p>The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world. We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, peacefully challenge their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur.</p><p>In Egypt, our Embassy in Cairo closely monitors cases where freedom of expression is threatened. I met the Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights on 14 January. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have been clear throughout recent events in Egypt that the freedom of religious belief needs to be protected. We deplore all discrimination against religious minorities and constraints on their freedom to practise what they believe. <br> <br>We believe, as article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and that this right includes freedom to change one’s religion or belief. Any action to punish an individual for their faith or belief is not compatible with article 18.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T17:14:07.95Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:14:07.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
173004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia on behalf of Raif Bedawi. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL4076 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>We are seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) has raised the matter with the Saudi Ambassador. We have previously raised the case at a senior level with the Saudi authorities. The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world. We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, peacefully challenge their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T17:16:06.303Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:16:06.303Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
172995
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia concerning the right to freedom of expression and the weekly public flogging of Raif Bedawi. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4067 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 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>We are seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) has raised the matter with the Saudi Ambassador. We have previously raised the case at a senior level with the Saudi authorities. <br> <br> The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world. We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, peacefully challenge their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T17:15:09.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:15:09.2Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
172997
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 22 December (HL3625), what precise fishing limits are imposed by the government of Israel off the Gaza coast; and what is the current extent of the Gaza Buffer Zone. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4069 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 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The current Gaza fishing zone limit is six nautical miles, however we have received reports that fishermen have been shot at within this limit.</p><p>The Israeli Prime Minister established a 3km Gaza Buffer zone in August 2014. However, the extent of the buffer zone varies. There is a no-go zone of 100m next to the fence.</p><p>In November 2014 Egypt expanded their buffer zone with Gaza to 1km.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-22T15:59:38.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T15:59:38.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Welsh Language 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 consideration he has given to adopting a Welsh language policy for his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 220149 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 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is fully committed to the Welsh language and to providing Government services in the Welsh language where there is demand for them. It is important that, in the non devolved areas sufficient support should be given to the Welsh language, and the Government is committed to ensuring this is done.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), along with other Government Departments, is not considered a ‘public body’ under the provisions of the Welsh Language Act (section 21), meaning that it is not required to prepare Welsh language schemes. No such scheme has therefore been published.</p><p>The FCO did, however, produce a small number of marketing materials in Welsh as part of the GREAT campaign in 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T09:36:52.803Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T09:36:52.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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1400
unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
173000
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the implications for them if, as a signatory to the Fourth Geneva Convention, they except Israel from the terms of the Convention. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4072 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 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>It has long been the Government’s view that Israel’s presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is governed by the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, to which Israel is a state party. We repeatedly call on Israel to abide by its obligations under international law and have a regular dialogue with Israel on legal issues relating to the occupation, including settlements and the treatment of Palestinian children in military custody.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-22T15:58:42.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T15:58:42.343Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this