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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Slavery 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 8 October 2019 to Question 294234, if he will separate the roles of modern slavery envoy and migration envoy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 1777 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>On the 18 October HMG announced the appointment of Jennifer Townson as Modern Slavery and Migration Envoy. Migration and modern slavery are separate issues which are closely linked and this combined enovy role will be able to effectively address these synergies, whilst tackling the different drivers. The Modern Slavery and Migration Envoy will work internationally to enrich our understanding and sharpen our interventions, enabling the UK to be at the forefront in international discussions on both issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T10:18:17.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T10:18:17.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1150351
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading China: Prisoners more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 281598 on Organs, what assessment the Government has made of the validity of reports of organ harvesting in the People’s Republic of China; and what steps the Government is taking in response to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 1644 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s position has not changed. As the Prime Minister’s former Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, said in Parliament on 25 July,</p><p>“I note the time and energy that the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China has dedicated to this issue. Officials have reviewed the evidence thoroughly. While the evidence is not incontrovertible, we take these allegations seriously and have consulted the World Health Organization and international partners. The evidence provided disturbing details about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, and raised worrying questions about China’s transplant system. We continue to monitor all available evidence.”</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:35:28.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:35:28.203Z
unstar this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1150468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Foreign Relations: Scotland 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 he last met the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Culture and External Affairs; and when he next plans to meet her. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 1719 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Since taking office on 24 July 2019, the Foreign Secretary has not had an opportunity to meet the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop. There are no meetings currently scheduled. However, in recent months the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (FCO) has supported a number of visits to promote the Scottish Government's international priorities, such as Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop's recent visit in October to Japan for the Rugby World Cup.</p><p>The FCO works in partnership with the Offices of the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the Devolved Administrations, on our international priorities. So far this year our Posts have been involved in over 25 visits from Ministers from the Devolved Administrations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T13:28:15.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:28:15.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1150568
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Mexico: Human Rights 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 representations he has made to the Government of Mexico to improve protective measures for (a) religious leaders and (b) other human rights defenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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David Linden more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to engage regularly with the Mexican authorities at Ministerial, official and state levels to discuss human rights, including Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), and to support a broad human rights agenda in the country. During the Foreign Secretary's first visit to Mexico in August 2019, he raised human rights with his counterpart Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who expressed his support for working with us bilaterally and multilaterally to protect human rights. Baroness Williams also raised FoRB with Mexican Interior Minister in September 2019. I have also spoken to Deputy Foreign Minister Ventura. At the UN Universal Periodic Review session in November 2018 the United Kingdom made recommendations regarding accountability for human rights violations and addressing impunity for violence against human rights defenders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T13:25:34.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:25:34.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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4640
unstar this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1150579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Mexico: Religious Freedom 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 discussions he has had with his Mexican counterpart on religious freedom in Mexico; and what assessment he has made of the attitude in that country towards repeat perpetrators of violence against religious freedom in the communities of (a) Cuamontax del Huazalingo and (b) Mesa Limuntitla in the state of Hidalgo and (c) other parts of Mexico. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow East more like this
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David Linden more like this
star this property uin 1776 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Officials in the British Embassy in Mexico City have regular contact with the Government of Mexico and civil society groups, including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, to help inform our understanding of the human rights situation on the ground, including in matters of Freedom of Religion or Relief (FoRB). We work closely with the Government of Mexico to support a broad human rights agenda. The Foreign Secretary's visit to Mexico in August 2019 offered the opportunity to discuss human rights with his Mexican counterpart and we welcomed their commitment to address the challenges. Baroness Williams raised FoRB with Mexican Interior Minister in September 2019. I have also spoken to my counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Ventura. The Mexican Government, the local UN Human Rights office and local civil society organisations assess that FORB violations are not widespread or endemic, although they do accept there are local incidences of people being affected because of their religious belief.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T13:30:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:30:54.383Z
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4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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4640
unstar this property label Biography information for David Linden more like this
1149865
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290335 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The electricity used by the FCO across its UK estate is procured using the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). CCS is an executive agency and trading fund of the Cabinet Office of the British Government.</p><p>Through their competitively tendered Energy related commercial agreements, CCS ensure all legislation is adhered to including the environmental standards of suppliers. CCS is not able to dictate the sources of power to be supplied to the government departments as this is internal policy driven. The FCO is currently receiving electricity from the standard UK supply mix, however they have the option to access renewable energy from a variety of alternative routes, taking into account the additional financial commitment.</p><p>The current CCS framework under which the FCO procures its electricity expires in 2023. Under the CCS framework, the electricity is supplied by EDF. The electricity supplied is not solely from renewable resources. The CCS Framework does provide the ability to have electricity solely from renewable resources. The FCO is investigating this option.</p><p>The FCO actively seeks to manage its energy consumption as demonstrated by having reduced carbon emissions associated with its UK energy consumption from 9,485 tCO2e in 2017/18 to 7,357 tCO2e in 2018/19, a reduction of 22.44%.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:01:35.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:01:35.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149877
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Greek Islands: Asylum more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Greek counterpart on that Governments policy to contain people on Greek islands in the Aegean sea following reports of (a) inhumane living conditions, (b) generalised insecurity and (c) inadequate provision of essential healthcare and mental healthcare services for children and unaccompanied minors on those islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>New migrant arrivals on the Greek islands are accommodated in Reception and Identification Centres (&quot;hotspots&quot;) while they are processed in line with the 2016 EU/Turkey statement. Due to high numbers of arrivals, some of the hotspots are operating well beyond capacity and conditions for many migrants are poor. The United Kingdom continues to raise concerns about conditions on the islands in discussions with the Greek Government.</p><p>As part of its efforts to ease congestion on the islands, the Greek Government is transferring the most vulnerable migrants to accommodation on the Greek mainland. As part of our support for the EU/Turkey statement, the United Kingdom is providing interpreters to support migrants in the hotspots, including to help identify the most vulnerable. We are also funding a shelter for the most vulnerable unaccompanied children on Samos.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:54:48.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:54:48.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150002
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full time equivalent staff worked on climate change and energy in (a) his Department's UK-based offices and (b) embassies, high commissions and other overseas posts in each year from and including 2010 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
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Barry Gardiner more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) works actively across the international climate and energy agenda in partnership with the work of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and other government departments. Some of the functions previously filled by FCO staff are now delivered by officials in these departments, for example, international climate change strategy and policy.</p><p>Climate Change and Energy (CCE) work is a network-wide priority, so forms part of a wide range of officers' work, including Heads of Mission and staff at all levels. The time allocated varies widely from a very small part of an officer's time to full time work on CCE.</p><p>The table below shows numbers of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) FCO staff working on CCE issues. Staffing figures rely on individual staff members' recording of their activities.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FTE FCO Staff working in London</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FTE FCO Staff working overseas</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>69.175</p></td><td><p>264.951</p></td><td><p>334.126</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>47.493</p></td><td><p>204.508</p></td><td><p>252.001</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>48.278</p></td><td><p>166.218</p></td><td><p>214.496</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>43.840</p></td><td><p>169.939</p></td><td><p>213.779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>44.897</p></td><td><p>156.699</p></td><td><p>201.596</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>41.482</p></td><td><p>162.824</p></td><td><p>204.306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>31.937</p></td><td><p>148.539</p></td><td><p>180.476</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>18.77</p></td><td><p>111.86</p></td><td><p>130.63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>11.505</p></td><td><p>97.019</p></td><td><p>108.524</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>10.19</p></td><td><p>96.712</p></td><td><p>106.902</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>19.59</p></td><td><p>109.067</p></td><td><p>128.657</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:58:21.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:58:21.393Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
1150030
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Syria: British Nationals Abroad more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 1109 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that some British nationals, including children, are living in displaced persons camps in Syria but due to the circumstances on the ground we are not in a position to make an accurate estimate of the number.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:56:23.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:56:23.833Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1150055
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Syria: British Nationals Abroad 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 his Department is taking to evacuate all British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance, but we carefully consider all requests.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. A request can be made on behalf of a minor. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:44:15.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:44:15.113Z
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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 Ian Murray more like this