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1126829
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone 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 the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has rights to authorise drilling operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Exclusive Economic zone. 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 254774 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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254775 more like this
254776 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.687Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126830
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone 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, whether the Government recognises the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. 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 254775 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254774 more like this
254776 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.747Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1126886
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus: Exclusive Economic Zone 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, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart on the incursion into the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone in the Eastern Mediterranean of drilling ships from Turkey. 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 254776 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 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our position remains unchanged: we continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p>With reference to Turkey's planned drilling, the position of the UK is that, in line with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, exploratory drilling should not proceed in any area where sovereignty is under dispute. We have called on Turkey not to drill in this area. Sir Alan Duncan had made this clear to the Turkish Ambassador in London and the British Ambassador to Ankara has engaged with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to urge de-escalation. We continue to believe Cyprus' oil and gas should be developed for the benefit of all Cypriots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
254774 more like this
254775 more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T16:43:45.793Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1127075
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Thusiyan Nandakumar 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 received on threats made against Dr Thusiyan Nandakumar arising from an interview broadcast by the BBC on 21 April 2019 on terror attacks in Sri Lanka. 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 255304 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of threats made against Dr Thusiyan Nandakumar following an interview broadcast on 21 April. The appropriate avenue to pursue the issue of threats is through the UK police. The UK is committed to supporting freedom of speech and supports those who seek to exercise their right to freedom of expression.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:32:27.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:32:27.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1127182
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Applications 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 the Home Department, how many further submissions relating to asylum applications were submitted in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 255321 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Home Office records report that, between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, a total of 28,953 people lodged Further Submissions after initially having their asylum claim refused.</p><p>A breakdown for each year is provided in the table below.</p><p>Since March 2015, the Home Office has required non-detained refused asylum seekers to lodge Further Submissions by appointment at the Further Submissions Unit based in Liverpool. The figures in the table note how many people lodged a Further Submission at the Further Submissions Unit, and how many people lodged their submission by a different route, including cases where a Further Submission was raised in detention and cases where a Further Submission is raised during the Family Returns Process.</p><p>Table showing breakdown of people who made Further Submissions following refusal of asylum between 2014 and 2018.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Submission not made in person in Liverpool</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Submission made in person at Further Submissions Unit in Liverpool</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>(Total)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>4,521</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1,971</p></td><td><p>2,124</p></td><td><p>4,095</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,420</p></td><td><p>3,324</p></td><td><p>4,744</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>1,546</p></td><td><p>5,053</p></td><td><p>6,599</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>1,618</p></td><td><p>7,376</p></td><td><p>8,994</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>(Total)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 6,555 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 17,877 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 28,953 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T10:22:31.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:22:31.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4120
unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1127185
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Applications 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 the Home Department, how many further submissions relating to asylum applications were accepted as fresh claims in each year in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 255322 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office publish data on the number of fresh claims in table as_01 (asylum, volume 1) of the quarterly Immigration Statistics - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/immigration-statistics-quarterly-release</a> publication. The latest release covering the year ending December 2018 can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018</a></p><p>The figures are also provided below from the latest publication for ease of reference. Please note these totals are not a subset of the information included in response to UIN 255321.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Fresh Claims</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>552</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>307</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>214</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>237</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Home Office statisticians have identified some data issues with the published time series on fresh claims, which suggest the figures are undercounting the total number of fresh claims. Work is ongoing to better understand the nature of these issues. As a result it is likely the data will be revised once the issues are resolved.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T10:27:52.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:27:52.297Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4120
unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1127187
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Applications 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 the Home Department, how many times has the requirement to submit further submissions in relation to an asylum application in person been waived in each year since 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 255323 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Our records indicate that a total of 1,677 postal further submissions have been made as a result of the Further Submissions in Person policy being waived (since the introduction of the policy in March 2015). A yearly breakdown of these is provided in table 1 below.</p><p>Table 1 - Postal further submissions by year<br> <br>Year Number of postal submissions <br> 2015 217 <br> 2016 306 <br> 2017 396 <br> 2018 758 <br>(Total) 1,677<br> <br>Notes<br>1. These statistics have been taken from a live operational database. As such, numbers may change as information on that system is updated</p><p>2. Data extracted on 19/05/2019<br>3. Data relates to main applicants who lodged a postal further submission to Liverpool, between 30/03/2015 and 31/12/2018, who had previously applied for asylum</p><p>4. The further submissions in person policy was implemented in Liverpool on 30/03/2015</p><p>5. Postal further submissions are lodged when the requirement to lodge in person has been waived</p><p>6. The latest reportable period in line with published immigration statistics is 31/12/2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T10:35:00.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:35:00.45Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4120
unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1127528
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospices: Children 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to additional funding for children’s palliative care announced in the NHS Long-Term Plan, whether he plans to allocate additional funding to children’s hospices in England in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith more like this
star this property uin 256338 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England committed to increase its investment in children’s palliative care over the next five years by match funding clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) who commit to increase their investment in local children’s palliative and end of life care services.</p><p> </p><p>Subject to CCGs increasing investment, NHS England will match this by up to £7 million a year by 2023/24. This increase is in addition to the Children’s Hospice Grant, which provides an annual contribution of £11 million. NHS England is currently establishing financial reporting systems to monitor the baseline investment of CCGs in children’s palliative and end of life care services. This will enable match funding payments made to CCGs where the investments are increased above the investment baseline in the previous year. As baselining will be ongoing through 2019/20, and therefore match funding will not be available in this year, NHS England will be increasing the children’s hospice grant to £12 million for this period.</p><p> </p><p>With regards to financial sustainability of hospices, these are primarily charity-funded but receive some statutory funding from CCGS for providing local services. The amount of funding varies between CCGs, but on average adult hospices receive approximately 30% of their overall funding from National Health Service sources. CCGs are responsible for determining the level of NHS-funded hospice care locally and they are responsible for ensuring that the services they commission meet the needs of their local population.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256339 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:16:42.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:16:42.017Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4637
unstar this property label Biography information for James Frith more like this
1127529
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospices: Finance 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of charitable hospices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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James Frith more like this
star this property uin 256339 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, NHS England committed to increase its investment in children’s palliative care over the next five years by match funding clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) who commit to increase their investment in local children’s palliative and end of life care services.</p><p> </p><p>Subject to CCGs increasing investment, NHS England will match this by up to £7 million a year by 2023/24. This increase is in addition to the Children’s Hospice Grant, which provides an annual contribution of £11 million. NHS England is currently establishing financial reporting systems to monitor the baseline investment of CCGs in children’s palliative and end of life care services. This will enable match funding payments made to CCGs where the investments are increased above the investment baseline in the previous year. As baselining will be ongoing through 2019/20, and therefore match funding will not be available in this year, NHS England will be increasing the children’s hospice grant to £12 million for this period.</p><p> </p><p>With regards to financial sustainability of hospices, these are primarily charity-funded but receive some statutory funding from CCGS for providing local services. The amount of funding varies between CCGs, but on average adult hospices receive approximately 30% of their overall funding from National Health Service sources. CCGs are responsible for determining the level of NHS-funded hospice care locally and they are responsible for ensuring that the services they commission meet the needs of their local population.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256338 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:16:42.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:16:42.06Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4637
unstar this property label Biography information for James Frith more like this
1127862
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading China and India: Diplomatic Service 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, how many diplomatic staff employed by his Department on matters relating to (a) India and (b) China are stationed in (i) London, (ii) India and (iii) China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dorset more like this
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Sir Oliver Letwin more like this
star this property uin 256907 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>In London as at 30 April 2019, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has 20-39 FCO diplomatic staff that work within South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) which includes India, and 40-59 diplomatic staff that work within Asia Pacific Directorate (APD), including China. This does not include home civil servants. We are unable to offer numbers working on inividual countries within these Directorates. In addition, there are officers in other areas of the FCO whose work relates to China or India but we do not hold this level of detail on our central Human resources management systems.</p><p>The Her Majesty's Government networks in India and mainland China are two of the largest in the world. There are nearly 700 UK government staff nationwide in China and around 1,000 UK government staff in India, in both cases representing a number of British government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T15:26:57.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:26:57.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Letwin more like this