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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Refugees more like this
unstar 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 discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on recognition of the plight of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 272225 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>​I am yet to discuss this matter with my Israeli counterpart. The history of Jewish migration and displacement in the region is highly complex and cannot be ignored. We acknowledge that the Jewish community has experienced unacceptable suffering. We continue to support the aspiration for a Jewish homeland in the modern state of Israel, just as we support the objective of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. A peaceful future for the Middle East depends on a peace agreement that offers fair restitution for both sides, and a willingness on the part of all countries in the region to respect the rights of minorities and build inclusive societies which enshrine and uphold those rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:31:03.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:31:03.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1136323
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Religious Freedom more like this
unstar 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 the Government has made to the Government of the People's Republic of China on the treatment of (a) Christian and (b) Muslim minority communities in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 272262 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, Muslims and others on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy.</p><p> </p><p>Accordingly, at the 40<sup>th</sup> UN Human Rights Council in March 2019, during his opening address on 25 February, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad raised concerns about restrictions on freedom of religion and belief in China including on Muslims in Xinjiang and Christians across China. We also co-sponsored a side event on “Protecting the fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang” in March 2019, which helped to raise awareness of the situation among the international community. Lord Ahmad also set out the Government’s position when answering an Oral Question in the House of Lords on 4 April 2019. Further, we raised our concerns on freedom of religion and belief during China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and senior officials frequently raise human rights issues bilaterally with their Chinese counterparts. The Foreign Secretary highlighted our concerns on Xinjiang with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his most recent visit to China in July 2018. Our Embassy in Beijing regularly raises the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and concerns about the pressures facing Christians directly with Chinese officials.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:18:01.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:18:01.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1140911
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar 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, if he will publish the transcripts of conversations between his Department and its Iranian counterpart on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, referred to by the former Minister of State in his resignation letter of 22 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 280403 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not publish transcripts of discussions between Ministers or senior officials and their international counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T15:01:07.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T15:01:07.19Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1140912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar 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, on what date discussions between his Department and its Iranian counterpart on the possible release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were brought to a halt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 280404 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Since being made aware of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s detention in 2016, the Government has raised her case at the most senior levels of the Iranian Government and continues to do so; there has been no pause in this lobbying. Most recently, the former Foreign Secretary raised his concerns with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 20 July. We urge Iran to unconditionally release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe so she can be reunited with her family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T15:03:01.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T15:03:01.58Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1140914
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar 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, for what reasons the negotiations between the UK and Iran to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were halted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 280406 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Since being made aware of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s detention in 2016, the Government has raised her case at the most senior levels of the Iranian Government and continues to do so; there has been no pause in this lobbying. Most recently, the former Foreign Secretary raised his concerns with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 20 July. We urge Iran to unconditionally release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe so she can be reunited with her family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T15:04:06.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T15:04:06.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1132949
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Lebanon: Refugees more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June to Question 262409, whether his Department has made any representations to the Government of Lebanon on the proposed destruction of Syrian refugees’ shelters in Arsal, Lebanon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 266243 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
star this property answer text <p>​We have called on the Lebanese Government to ensure that any operation or actions that impact on the homes of refugees are done in full accordance with Lebanese laws and international principals, after thorough consultation with those affected, relevant Non Governmental Organisations, and the UN, and only once appropriate alternative accommodation has been put in place for those affected. Following lobbying from the international donor community, including this Government, and after negotiations with the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, and refugee communities, the Government of Lebanon has agreed to postpone the demolition operation in Arsal to 1 July, to allow refugees more time to comply with the order, or find alternative accommodation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:14:47.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:14:47.803Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4453
star this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this
1135562
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Rapid Intervention Group more like this
unstar 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 assurances he has received from the Saudi Government that the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group has not been active in the UK. 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 270700 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
star this property answer text <p>​We do not comment on intelligence matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:38:28.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:38:28.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1135563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners more like this
unstar 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 review the UK's strategic relationship with Saudi Arabia as a result of that country's use of detention as a means of political repression. 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 270701 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
star this property answer text <p>The UK and Saudi Arabia have a longstanding bilateral relationship based on a number of pillars including defence; security; trade and investment; shared concerns about regional issues and energy security.</p><p>We are concerned by use of detention as a means of political repression in Saudi Arabia. We raise concerns regularly and freely, using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels, including our Ambassador and Embassy team in Riyadh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:40:26.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:40:26.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1135957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Power Stations more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April to Written Question 245704, whether the UK Government plans to send experts to (a) to determine whether the Chunnakam power plant in Northern Sri Lanka was responsible for pollution in that area and (b) assist in the cleanup process in that area. 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 271323 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the challenges Sri Lanka faces around water management and quality. We understand that an investigation has determined that the power plant was responsible for pollution in the area, but investigations to determine the extent of pollution in the area are ongoing. We are making enquiries about the progress of the compensation scheme.</p><p>Staff at the British High Commission in Colombo are in contact with relevant officials locally to ensure that UK concerns are registered. This is not an issue on which the UK provides technical or other assistance in Sri Lanka.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:04.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:04.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1138069
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith more like this
unstar 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 reports of the closure of a Baha’i-run elder care centre in Karaj, Iran. 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 275646 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports indicating that Baha'i owned businesses are being targeted for closure, including reports of the attempted closure of a care centre in Karaj, Iran. We remain concerned about the continued harassment and mistreatment that the Baha'i and other minority groups face.</p><p>We support the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran's assessment that discrimination against the Baha'is in Iran is legally sanctioned by a lack of constitutional recognition and the absence of other legal protections for adherents of this faith. We regularly call upon Iran to cease harassment of all religious minorities and to fulfil its international and domestic obligations to protect freedom of religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:15:44.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:15:44.037Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this