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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sanctions more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the successes which can be attributed to their sanctions policies. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16232 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK plays a leading role in the development and implementation of sanctions in the EU and the UN. Sanctions are always used as part of a broader political strategy and are designed to change, coerce or send a political signal regarding particular behaviour(s). Whilst linking behaviour change explicitly to sanctions can be challenging, we have some evidence to suggest that sanctions on individuals can lead to their removal from positions of power and reduce their ability to carry out harmful actions. Collective sanctions through the UN or EU, for example the sanctions against the GRU officers who carried out the attack in Salisbury last year, also send a strong political signal that the EU condemns their behaviour.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T11:53:59.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:53:59.58Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1131917
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Surveillance: Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 assessment they have made of the impact of the use of drones on increasing the effectiveness of countering terrorism, piracy, kidnappings and other offences combatted by surveillance technologies. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16335 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Decisions to use drones and in which circumstances are operational matters for the Police and other law enforcement agencies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T14:14:12.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:14:12.063Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1131918
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 2 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 guidance and support they provide to businesses in relation to cyber security; and whether they intend to introduce systems for businesses to assess the adequacy of (1) their protection against cyber threats, and (2) their cyber security skills. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16336 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was created in 2016 as part of the Government's five-year, £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy and provides guidance and support to businesses and public sector organisations on all matters relating to cyber security. This includes the Small Business Guide, a Response and Recovery guide, a toolkit for Boards and an &quot;Exercise In a Box&quot; to help organisations assess their cyber resilience. Through the Cyber Essentials Scheme, companies are already able to assess whether they have put in place security measures to protect themselves against the majority of untargeted cyber attacks.</p><p> </p><p>We are undertaking a comprehensive review of the UK’s cyber regulatory and incentives landscape. This builds on our last review in 2016, to understand what has worked well, and where further action is needed to drive the necessary improvements in cyber security behaviours and practices. This will be done with acknowledgement of the broader asks being placed on business as we look to grow and secure the digital economy. It will include consideration of whether and how businesses should be required to assess the adequacy of their cyber security and whether they have the skills they need to manage cyber security risk.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:39:10.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:39:10.523Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1131919
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Trade 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 whether the UK High Commissioner or a trade official attended the recent Commonwealth SME Summit in Nairobi; if not, why not; and if so, what conclusions they drew from that summit. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16337 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
unstar this property answer text <p>​A representative of the British High Commission in Nairobi attended the Intra-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit in Nairobi in May, which noted the trend for the rising value of digital processes in SMEs' production and the need for SMEs to adapt to the increased global competition through digital technologies. The conclusions drawn included the need for Governments to promote national data policies and devise policies designed to protect infant domestic e-commerce platforms from the practices of larger, established companies. A recurring theme was the need to build SME digital capacity, with a role for tech hubs and incubators. In March, the UK also co-chaired the first meeting of the Digital Cluster of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment when Kenya joined representatives from 18 other Commonwealth countries to discuss how the Commonwealth can support development and increase trade by creating a more enabling environment for digital trade.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:45:02.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:45:02.233Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1132201
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles: Regulation 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 plans they have to limit (1) the distance that drones may travel, and (2) the height that drones may reach to 125 metres, to reduce the risk of potential issues in airspace. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16362 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The Air Navigation Order 2016 already prohibits flying small unmanned aircraft beyond the line of sight or above 400ft, which is just over 121 metres, without permission or an exemption from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T11:38:54.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:38:54.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1132202
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles: Regulation 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 plans they have to introduce regulations that require manufacturers to have a signalling beacon on all (1) drones, and (2) other flying toys. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16363 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have published new product standards for drones which will become fully applicable by 2022. Some of these standards include the mandatory requirement for drones to be fitted with a geo-awareness software before being placed on the market. This software will notify the pilot when the drone is entering a restricted zone and when it’s coming close to other aircraft. This new requirement will ensure that our airspace is safely shared and managed more effectively to maintain the UK’s strong air safety record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T12:18:25.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T12:18:25.09Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1132203
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Export Credit Guarantees 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 how many applications for support were approved by UK Export Finance in each of the last five years; and for each such application what was its (1) value, (2) destination country, and (3) sector. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16364 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>UK Export Finance (UKEF) publishes details of its support including value, destination country and sector on an annual basis. For 2014-15 this information was published in UKEF’s Annual Report and Accounts. From 2015-16 onwards this information has been published alongside Annual Report and Accounts as transparency data. This information is available on UKEF’s website.</p><p> </p><p>The table is taken from UKEF’s 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts and shows a five-year summary of facilities issued.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Facilities issued</strong></p></td><td><p>580</p></td><td><p>483</p></td><td><p>593</p></td><td><p>588</p></td><td><p>613</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of UKEF’s support for the last year will be published once its 2018-19 Annual Report and Accounts is laid before Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>The 2017-18 data can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718494/uk_export_finance_businesses_supported_in_2017_to_2018.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718494/uk_export_finance_businesses_supported_in_2017_to_2018.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>The 2016-17 data can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630876/uk-export-finance-businesses-supported-list-2016-2017-1.csv/preview" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630876/uk-export-finance-businesses-supported-list-2016-2017-1.csv/preview</a></p><p> </p><p>The 2015-16 data can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-export-finance-business-supported-2015-16/uk-export-finance-business-supported-2015-16" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-export-finance-business-supported-2015-16/uk-export-finance-business-supported-2015-16</a></p><p> </p><p>The 2014-15 data can be accessed here on page 70-83: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436270/10417-TSO-UKEF_-Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2014-15-ACCESSIBLE07__2_.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/436270/10417-TSO-UKEF_-Annual_Report_and_Accounts_2014-15-ACCESSIBLE07__2_.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T15:33:51.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:33:51.267Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1133066
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
star this property house id 2 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Fairhead on 9 January (HL 12726), whether the Trade Commission Regional Trade Plans include recommendations for implementation; if so, how any such recommendations are being implemented; whether they will now publish the Regional Trade Plans; and if not, why not. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16484 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Regional trade plans (RTPs) are internal departmental documents which set out a region’s overarching strategy, objectives and priorities. They are developed in collaboration between overseas and UK based officials, and are assessed yearly. Where the Department for International Trade operates, UK overseas posts also have a plan to deliver our vision for a Global Britain, which provides the detail of how an RTP will be implemented in each market.</p><p> </p><p>It is the Department’s intention to publish a public version of the plans in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T12:58:04.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T12:58:04.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1133827
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: 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 why they approve export licences for the supply of arms to Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16578 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade is responsible for licensing the export of arms and military equipment. All export licence applications for arms exports to Saudi Arabia are approved where they are assessed to be consistent with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria which were announced to Parliament by the then Business Secretary on 25 March 2014. All relevant information, from a wide range of sources, is taken into account when assessing export licence applications, including the capability of the equipment to be exported, the end-user and stated end-use, and the risk of misuse or diversion to undesirable end-users.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:32:20.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:32:20.113Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1134345
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China and Iran: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the respective Nationality Acts of (1) China, and (2) Iran, on British dual nationals, in particular their impact on general safety, vulnerability to blackmail and security risks; what advice they give those dual nationals when travelling to those countries; and what protection they give to those when affected. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16630 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) produces country-specific travel advice for British nationals. The travel advice for China and Iran contains specific information for British dual nationals. The FCO advises British-Iranian dual nationals against all travel to Iran. The assistance the FCO can provide to British nationals is set out in the public guide, &quot;Support for British nationals abroad: a guide&quot;, which also contains information on how we can help dual nationals. Consular assistance is tailored to the individual circumstances of each case, though the FCO cannot normally help dual nationals when they are in the country of their other nationality. Further advice for British-Chinese dual nationals in China is also available on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T13:33:14.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T13:33:14.247Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this