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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading al Qaeda more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the UK is making to degrading Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Gulf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 107836 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We are working with countries across the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf to reduce the threat from Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Conflict, including that in Yemen, allows terrorist organisations to establish themselves and spread their message of violence and extremism. We continue to work with our partners, including those in the Gulf, to deny terrorist organisations the space in which to operate. We are also playing a major role in supporting a resolution of the conflict to further reduce risks to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Youcef Nadarkhani 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, if he will make representations to the Government of Iran on the appeal by Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani against his 10-year prison sentence and two years in exile. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 119999 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text The human rights situation in Iran, including the harassment and persecution of Christians, is of serious concern. The Foreign Secretary raised human rights concerns with the Iranian Government as a notable element of his visit to Iran on 9-10 December. I did likewise during my visit on 5 August. more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T14:45:59.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T14:45:59.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
790070
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Weapons more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss the matter of arms smuggling into Yemen with his Iranian counterpart during his forthcoming visit to that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 113415 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK has longstanding concerns about Iranian involvement in Yemen, which we have raised with the Iranian Government. The Foreign Secretary will discuss a variety of regional and bilateral issues with his counterparts on any future visit to Iran. I made a statement on 9 November expressing concerns about reports that Iran has provided the Houthis with ballistic missiles, which threaten regional security and prolong the conflict.​​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T17:59:27.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T17:59:27.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
773176
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations 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 recent steps his Department is taking to support efforts to restart talks between warring parties in Yemen and their international allies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 108572 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answer text <p>​Peace talks are the top priority. There is no military solution to the conflict and only a political solution can bring long-term stability to Yemen. The Yemeni parties must engage constructively and in good faith. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts, including bringing together key actors to seek a peaceful solution. As part of this, I hosted a Ministerial-level meeting with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, US and UN Special Envoy at the UN General Assembly in September.</p><p>The UK also proposed the Presidential Statement passed at the UN Security Council in June this year, which called for an end to the fighting and a return to UN-led peace talks. We are now working with our international and regional partners to ensure that the Security Council's words are converted into action as a matter of urgency. We call on all parties to respect these unified and clear demands from the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-26T14:07:18.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T14:07:18.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid 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 International Development, whether an impact assessment has been conducted of the effect on projects sponsored by her Department in Yemen of the closure of ports and airports by the Saudi-led coalition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 112116 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID is in close contact with our partners on the effects of the recently announced restrictions by the Saudi-led Coalition, as well as constraints on access imposed by the Houthi-Saleh alliance. At the time of writing, we understand that ships are unloading supplies at Aden, Hodeidah and Salif ports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T18:01:16.943Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T18:01:16.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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 representations he has made to the Saudi Government on lifting the blockade of Yemeni ports and airports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 107846 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of measures in place to prevent the flow of arms into Yemen in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2216, including the UN Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (UNVIM) which the UK fully supports. In line with the UK-sponsored UN Security Council Presidential Statement, agreed on 15 June, the Government is engaged in efforts to increase commercial and humanitarian shipments through Yemeni ports and airports. We are discussing short-term options to improve port infrastructure in Al Hudaydah and other ports with regional countries, the US and the UN, including cranes, inspection and improving commercial access. We are also monitoring port capacity across the country. We continue to push for increased access to Sana’a Airport for lifesaving humanitarian supplies and movement of urgent humanitarian cases. We call on all parties to respect these clear demands from the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-24T15:51:15.067Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:51:15.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the direct effect of activity in Yemen undertaken by the Government of Saudi Arabia on development and humanitarian outcomes in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentford and Isleworth more like this
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Ruth Cadbury more like this
star this property uin 108930 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the Saudi-led Coalition military intervention, which came at the request of the legitimate President Hadi, to deter aggression by the Houthis, and allow for the return of the legitimate Yemeni Government. We strongly support the work of the UN’s Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to end the conflict; and urge all parties to facilitate rapid and safe access for humanitarian aid in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-30T16:06:33.59Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T16:06:33.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Cadbury more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on allegations of civilian deaths during US raids in the Yemeni villages of Yakla and Al Jubah in January and May 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 116294 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-08more like thismore than 2017-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is not involved in counter-terrorism operations within Yemen. Any enquiries relating to US counter-terrorism activities should be redirected to the US authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-08T15:54:06.777Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-08T15:54:06.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention 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 assessment his Department has made of the recent findings of the Saudi-led Coalition's Joint Incident Assessment Team into five bombing incidents, published on 19 November 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 116304 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
star this property answer text <p>​The UK welcomes the release by the Saudi-led Coalition's Joint Incidents Assessment Team on 19 November of their findings in five further investigations into incidents involving alleged breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen. We regularly stress, including at senior levels, the importance of the Saudi-led Coalition conducting rigorous investigations into reports of violations of international humanitarian law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-07T17:26:02.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T17:26:02.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the role of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in supplying arms and ballistic missiles to the Houthi rebels in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 113608 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is aware of reports that Iran has provided the Houthis with ballistic missiles. These reports are deeply concerning, and it is essential that the UN investigates them fully. The UK strongly condemns Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, including the ballistic missile attempt of 4 November. Such attacks prolong the conflict in Yemen, fuel regional tensions and undermine UN efforts to reach a political solution.</p><p>The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and associated entities are known to be involved in multiple regional conflicts, including operating through proxies. The Government is clear that Iran should cease disruptive involvement in regional conflicts, and should instead look to play a constructive role in regional stability.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-21T16:10:40.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T16:10:40.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this