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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Health Services 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, for what reasons the Government did not support the UN Commission of Inquiry's report into potential violations of international law and the protection of healthcare in Palestine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294741 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK abstained on the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that the substance of a resolution must be impartial and balanced. We could not support an international investigation that refused to explicitly call for an investigation into the action of non-state actors such as Hamas. It is clear that Hamas hold significant responsibility for encouraging violent protest in Gaza, which is totally unacceptable. However, our vote does not mean that we will hold back from voicing or raising concern about Israel’s actions when warranted. The UN and its member states have every right to address these grave matters in a measured, balanced and proportionate way. In future, the UK will continue to support scrutiny of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Human Rights Council, so long as this scrutiny is justified and proportionate. We have repeatedly made clear to Israel our longstanding concerns about the manner in which the Israel Defense Forces police non-violent protests and the border areas, including the use of live ammunition. We call on Israel to adhere to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest.</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 2019-10-08T13:41:21.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:41:21.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148330
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade 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, whether the Government plans to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and call for a nationwide ceasefire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294746 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</em>.</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 2019-10-08T14:21:33.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:21:33.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4648
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148332
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid 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 International Development, what plans the Government has to increase humanitarian aid to Idlib, Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294748 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in Idlib is extremely serious. DFID continues to closely monitor the situation in Northwest Syria, and we are concerned about the impact of recent escalations of violence on civilians. So far this financial year we have allocated £40 million in support for the region, and are keeping this under active review as the situation on the ground develops.</p><p> </p><p>Our support in this region continues to provide Syrians with shelter, clean water and sanitation, mental health services, as well as aiding health workers and facilities that have been affected by escalating violence. DFID partners are working tirelessly to meet the growing needs among displaced people.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 alone, DFID support in Idlib provided approximately 836,000 people with access to clean drinking water, 873,000 medical consultations, 69,000 food rations and access to formal education for 110,000 children.</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 2019-10-08T11:36:43.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:36:43.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support children in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294710 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</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 2019-10-08T15:58:58.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:58:58.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148393
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Yazidis 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 steps his Department is taking to help protect Yazidi women from sexual assault in north-eastern Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 294675 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</em>.</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 2019-10-08T14:22:52.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:22:52.497Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1148407
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Africa: Human Trafficking 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 International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support victims of human trafficking in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 294677 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID supports victims of human trafficking in Africa through several programmes, as part of the UK Government’s commitment to realising Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking by 2030. Current support totals over £30 million.</p><p> </p><p>In Nigeria, for example, we are providing rehabilitation and reintegration support to almost 1,000 victims of human trafficking and vulnerable migrants returned from Libya.</p><p> </p><p>In Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia we are providing protection and rehabilitation services to more than 200,000 vulnerable children on the move, reducing their risk of exposure to trafficking.</p><p> </p><p>And we are working to end the worst forms of child labour in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. This includes children forcibly recruited during armed conflicts, sexually abused, or exploited through other forms of forced labour or hazardous work. Over 24,000 of the most vulnerable children will benefit directly and over 400,000 people are expected to benefit indirectly through increased awareness and improvements in legal systems.</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 2019-10-08T11:35:42.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:35:42.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1147670
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading West Bank: Demolition more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to support Palestinian families threatened by home demolition and forcible transfer in (a) East Jerusalem and (b) the rest of the West Bank. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 912505 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government has repeatedly raised our concerns on this issue with the Israeli authorities. I did so personally during my visit to Israel and subsequently.</p><p>In all but the most exceptional of circumstances demolitions and evictions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The practice causes unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians and is harmful to the peace process.</p><p>Our firm position is evidenced by our support for Palestinians facing demolition or eviction through our legal aid programme, which helps residents challenge decisions in the Israeli legal system.</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 2019-10-02T14:33:57.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:33:57.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
1147672
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the potential effect of annexing the Jordan valley on the social and economic well-being of the Palestinian people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 912507 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>With France, Germany, Spain and Italy, the UK has made clear publicly our deep concern over recent suggestions that parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories would be annexed.</p><p> </p><p>Such a move would be contrary to international law, damaging to peace efforts and could not pass unchallenged.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has regularly raised these concerns with the Israeli authorities.</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 2019-10-02T14:35:03.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:35:03.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
1147750
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners 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 obligations the Government has to protect UK citizens that are held hostage by a foreign government. 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 293676 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In considering whether or not someone is a hostage under the Convention, the UK will have regard to the definition of hostage-taking at Article 1 and the exemption for offences which take place wholly within a State in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State.</p><p>In considering what action to take to assist a British national overseas, the Government will always take into account any relevant international law obligations and UK policy. Our public guidance sets out that the UK can provide consular support to British nationals detained by foreign governments outside the UK including making early contact, notifying family and friends on request and offering information about the local legal system. The guidance makes clear that we cannot get people out of prison or detention, however we will consider approaching local authorities if an individual is not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292969 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147803
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Third Sector 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, what support his Department is providing to Yemeni-led civil society organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293424 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In order to protect key institutions and build national capacity in Yemen, the UK is supporting the Yemen Social Fund for Development, a national institution established in 1997. It works across the country to deliver development outcomes such as public employment programmes, access to water and sanitation, and local capacity building through a community-led approach.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is providing £34.48 million to the Fund over three years (2018-2021), including £11.48 million this financial year. This support will provide hundreds of thousands of Yemenis with work opportunities through cash for work schemes, train health and education workers, and support local development by supporting small and medium enterprises.</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 2019-10-07T16:17:56.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:17:56.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147804
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that local Yemeni organisations are involved in the peace process in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting Yemen through £6.6 million of funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) this year. This funding will support different programmes, including bolstering the UN’s capacity to facilitate the peace process, working with groups formally outside the formal peace process and establishing long-lasting conflict resolution mechanisms in Yemeni communities.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will also continue to elevate and champion women peacebuilders in Yemen and provide spaces for Yemeni women to engage with the peace process and across the Tracks. We continue to support UN Women through the Yemeni Women’s Pact for Peace and Security (Tawafaq). This Pact is a powerful platform for Yemeni women leaders to forge strategic links, develop effective coalitions, and raise awareness of women organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We are also funding a Gender Advisor and Senior Inclusion Advisor within the UN Special Envoy’s office to ensure the peace process is representative and inclusive. Through CSSF, we support a grassroots Track 3 initiative on women, peace and security to ensure local voices of Yemeni women are amplified in the peace process.</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 2019-10-07T15:57:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:57:47.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 286088 on Yemen: Military Intervention, what additional information has he received from the coalition partners on the attack on a detention centre in Dhamar, Yemen on 1 September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p><strong>We have received no additional information on the reported attack on 1 September in Dhamar province, Yemen. We take very seriously allegations that detainees and civilians were killed in the attack and therefore welcome the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) referral of the incident to the Joint Incident Assessment Team and await its findings. The UK takes every opportunity to raise with Saudi ministers and senior leadership within the SLC the importance of International Humanitarian Law compliance, and of the need for speedy, thorough, independent investigation and reporting where violations are alleged.</strong></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 2019-10-07T15:59:39.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:59:39.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147875
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict 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 discussions he has had with his (a) Chinese and (b) Russian counterparts on violence against civilians in Idlib, Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 293436 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK frequently discusses the violence against civilians in Idlib with Russia and China in meetings of the UN Security Council, most recently on 30 September. The UK was recently involved in textual negotiations with Russia and China and other Security Council members on a draft resolution on Idlib which was, to our great disappointment, vetoed by Russia and China on 19 September. The previous Prime Minister raised the situation in Idlib with President Putin at the G20 Summit on 28-29 June.</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 2019-10-08T13:01:19.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:01:19.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1148027
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's diplomatic relations with Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 293554 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK wants Egypt to succeed as a stable, prosperous and democratic country. The UK-Egypt relationship is important and spans a wide range of fields, from foreign policy, to trade and investment, economic reform, education, and healthcare. British companies continue to be one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment into Egypt. The Government works closely with the Egyptian authorities to counter shared threats from terrorism, to promote the safety and security of over 450,000 British citizens who visit Egypt each year, and to support longer-term reform. A close relationship enables us to register concerns where we have them, for example on human rights. British Ministers regularly meet their Egyptian counterparts. I visited Cairo last month for discussions on a wide range of bilateral issues.</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 2019-10-08T12:57:02.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:57:02.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1147502
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star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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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
star this property hansard heading Poliomyelitis: Vaccination more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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, what steps his Department is taking to work alongside the One Last Push campaign to ensure that (a) funding and (b) other support is available for polio vaccination programmes in countries at risk from that disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 292825 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a leading supporter of efforts to eradicate polio, having invested £1.3 billion since 1995. We work closely with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative through engagement at regular governance meetings as well as working with a wide range of other stakeholders including in encouraging others to provide financial support.</p><p> </p><p>We engage closely with parliamentarians through the International Development Committee and All-Party Parliamentary Group on Immunisations to raise awareness and support for continued financing and support to countries at high risk of polio outbreaks. Parliamentarians have an important role to play in advocating for international financial support.</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 2019-10-08T11:34:36.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:34:36.19Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1147574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 September 2019 to Question 290584, whether his Department was aware of the Saudi Press Agency release of 14 September 2018 that stated that an RSLF helicopter crashed on operations in Al-Mahra province in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 292796 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>We closely monitor the situation in Yemen. We do not hold an official record of the incident in question.</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 2019-10-07T15:56:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:56:04.72Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, whether his Department recognises Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as a hostage of Iran as per the terms of the UN Hostages Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 292968 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not consider that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's detention amounts to hostage-taking under the Hostages Convention 1979. In particular, the Convention expressly states that it does not apply to situations where the offence takes place wholly within a single State and in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State. We do not accept our nationals being used as diplomatic leverage and exercising diplomatic protection in Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case formally raised it to a State-to-State issue. We continue to raise her case at the most senior levels; most recently the Prime Minister raised his concerns with President Rouhani on 24 September.</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 2019-10-07T16:03:46.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:03:46.873Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147594
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Prisoners more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses to recognise someone as a state-held hostage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 292969 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In considering whether or not someone is a hostage under the Convention, the UK will have regard to the definition of hostage-taking at Article 1 and the exemption for offences which take place wholly within a State in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State.</p><p>In considering what action to take to assist a British national overseas, the Government will always take into account any relevant international law obligations and UK policy. Our public guidance sets out that the UK can provide consular support to British nationals detained by foreign governments outside the UK including making early contact, notifying family and friends on request and offering information about the local legal system. The guidance makes clear that we cannot get people out of prison or detention, however we will consider approaching local authorities if an individual is not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293676 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.167Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147749
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Helicopters: Saudi Arabia more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 290584, whether the Saudi Government reported the RSLF helicopter crash of 14 September 2018 in Al-Mahra province in Yemen to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293423 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The British Government hold no official record of the incident in question.</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 2019-10-07T16:00:48.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:00:48.497Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1147059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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, what steps his Department will take to ensure the implementation of the political declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage across its investments in health and human development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 292312 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Strengthening health systems to deliver Universal Health Coverage is a priority for the UK. Our support for implementation of the political declaration includes funding to the World Health Organisation to assist countries to develop Universal Health Coverage country plans and the health financing strategies needed to meet the commitment to increase public spending on health, with an emphasis on primary health care. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/alok-sharma-speech-to-un-general-assembly-on-universal-health-coverage" target="_blank">Our announcement</a> at the UN General Assembly of £600m to buy family planning supplies will <a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/women-and-girls/uk-announce-600m-aid-family-planning-us-ramps-anti-abortion/" target="_blank">provide access to family planning</a> for 20 million women and girls each year up to 2025. This programme will support countries to meet the commitment to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.</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 2019-10-08T11:30:58.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:30:58.19Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1147060
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 Affiars, what assessment he has made of the level of compliance of signatories with Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; and what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in states with nuclear weapons on reducing their stockpile of nuclear weapons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 292219 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>​The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) has been a success. Over the last 50 years it has minimised the proliferation of nuclear weapons; provided the framework for significant levels of nuclear disarmament – the UK has reduced its warhead numbers by over half since their Cold War peak – and provided the framework to develop secure and safe peaceful uses of nuclear energy globally.</p><p>The UK continues to work with its allies to encourage all possessor states to recognise their responsibilities and remain committed to the gradual multilateral disarmament negotiated within the framework of the NPT, as the security situation allows. For example, the UK is chairing the P5 process, a forum for the UK, US, France, China and Russia to discuss disarmament and non-proliferation issues. It builds trust and confidence, and contributes to improving the current security environment. The UK also plays a leading role on nuclear disarmament verification, which will ensure technologies and procedures are in place to provide confidence that nuclear weapons have been eliminated.</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 2019-10-08T12:58:52.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:58:52.22Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1147082
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 292320 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government remains extremely concerned about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's welfare. We repeatedly call for her release at the highest levels and our Embassy in Tehran continues to request consular access. The Prime Minister raised his concerns about dual national detentions with President Rouhani on 24 September. The Foreign Secretary raised his concerns with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 17 September and met Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband on 2 September to reinforce the UK's support in bringing his wife home. We are in regular contact with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family and we urge Iran to release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe so they can be reunited.</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 2019-10-03T10:54:09.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T10:54:09.337Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1146817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the alleged shooting by the Israeli Defence Force of a 9 year old Palestinian boy, Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi on 12 July 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 291575 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>​Our Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the death of Abd a-Rahman with the Israeli authorities, stressing the importance of protecting civilians, especially children. The Government is very concerned at the high numbers of Palestinian children killed and injured by Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank and Gaza. We have raised the issue of excessive use of force, including use of live ammunition with both the Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.</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 2019-10-02T14:56:53.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:56:53.38Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
4073
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1146501
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he had with his international counterparts on the situation in Yemen at the UN General Assembly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 291429 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts, including bringing together key international actors to try to find a peaceful solution. On 26 September, the UK co-hosted a political event at the UN General Assembly to coordinate the international community’s support for the UN-led peace process and endorse the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths’ plan to begin wider political discussion.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-01T15:59:31.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:59:31.667Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1146594
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
star this property answering body
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
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Embassies more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bahraini counterpart on reports of violence at the Bahraini Embassy in the UK on 26 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 291291 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>Following the illegal entry of an individual onto the premises of the Bahrain Embassy on 26 July, I spoke to Dr Sheikh Abduallah, Bahraini Undersecretary for International Affairs on 27 July, to reiterate that the British Government takes the safety and security of foreign diplomats and the status of Embassies and High Commissions in the UK extremely seriously.</p><p>​</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 2019-10-03T10:47:50.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T10:47:50.627Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1490
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this