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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Westminster Foundation for Democracy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the work of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy of delays to the issue of visas to (a) Dr Fadia Kiwan, Director General of the Arab Women Organization for an event in Parliament on the 5 December 2018, (b) Intisar al-Jabouri, member of the Council of Representatives of Iraq, for an event in Parliament on the 5 December 2018 and (c) Reagan Wamajji, representative of the Ugandan civil society organisation Parliament Watch, for an event in Parliament on the 3 July 2019. 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 275720 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 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Westminster Foundation for Democracy organised these events on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in the World, for which they are the Secretariat. Both events went ahead, with the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development attending the Westminster Foundation for Democracy's annual reception on 3 July. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials also attended the event on young political leaders in East Africa on 3 July, and the event on 5 December on women's political leadership.</p><p>All UK Visa applications are considered on their individual merits and in line with the UK Immigration Rules <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-v-visitor-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-v-visitor-rules</a> which set out the requirements to visit the UK. These requirements apply to all visitors to the UK and the onus is on the applicant to demonstrate that they satisfy the immigration rules. Under our published customer service standards we aim to process straightforward non-settlement applications within 15 working days.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T11:20:10.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T11:20:10.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1139232
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Africa: Crimes of Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his South African counterpart in the (a) recent trends in the level of violence and murder in Cape Town and (b) the potential consequences for visitors from the UK of those matters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 277665 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Our High Commission in South Africa regularly raises issues of concern with the South African authorities where necessary, in particular where UK nationals are involved. We work with South African law enforcement, providing training and capacity building to the South African Police Service and support links between our legal systems. UK nationals should always consult Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice, which is regularly reviewed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:47:54.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:47:54.643Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1409
star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1139302
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make the eradication of torture in detention settings a priority for the Government's engagement with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 277755 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the report undertaken by Freedom from Torture. We remain concerned at the human rights situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which includes sexual and gender based violence, arbitrary arrest and detention, extrajudicial killings, inhumane and degrading treatment and restrictions to democratic space. We continue to call upon the government of the DRC to exercise restraint and proportionality in any security response, and to investigate and hold to account those accused of committing acts of violence, including members of the security forces.</p><p>The UK continues to work to improve the human rights situation in the DRC, including by helping to educate human rights defenders and by promoting conflict resolution. The UK also helps fund the United Nation Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), which tracks human rights abuses and violations in DRC. We have also financed projects in support of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI), gender inequality, improving democratic participation and through DFID programmes we are supporting security reforms. We continue to raise human rights and rule of law in our regular discussions with the DRC government. When I met the President during my visit to DRC in May I encouraged him to fulfil his inauguration commitment to improve the lives of the Congolese people and address the human rights situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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277753 more like this
277754 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:57:43.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:57:43.303Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1138881
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the findings of the BBC Africa Eye investigation that the killing of protesters in Sudan on 3 June was ordered by that country’s senior military rulers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 277197 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of the BBC Africa Eye investigation which alleges that senior Sudanese military rulers ordered the killing of protestors on 3 June. In his statement of 3 June, the Foreign Secretary condemned the attack on protestors by Sudanese security forces and said that the Transitional Military Council (TMC) bore full responsibility for these events. The UK has been clear, at both ministerial and official levels, that there must be justice and accountability for atrocities committed both by the former regime and more recently. On 23 June, the UK Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan delivered this message directly to the Sudanese authorities. The UK has also made public statements in multilateral fora such as the EU Foreign Affairs Council (17 June) and the UN Human Rights Council (9 July). We note the agreement between the TMC and Forces of Freedom and Change to conduct a transparent and independent investigation into the violence committed against peaceful protestors on 3 June.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:52:55.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:52:55.82Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1139300
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the evidence of torture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo submitted to his Department by the Freedom From Torture charity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 277753 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the report undertaken by Freedom from Torture. We remain concerned at the human rights situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which includes sexual and gender based violence, arbitrary arrest and detention, extrajudicial killings, inhumane and degrading treatment and restrictions to democratic space. We continue to call upon the government of the DRC to exercise restraint and proportionality in any security response, and to investigate and hold to account those accused of committing acts of violence, including members of the security forces.</p><p>The UK continues to work to improve the human rights situation in the DRC, including by helping to educate human rights defenders and by promoting conflict resolution. The UK also helps fund the United Nation Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), which tracks human rights abuses and violations in DRC. We have also financed projects in support of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI), gender inequality, improving democratic participation and through DFID programmes we are supporting security reforms. We continue to raise human rights and rule of law in our regular discussions with the DRC government. When I met the President during my visit to DRC in May I encouraged him to fulfil his inauguration commitment to improve the lives of the Congolese people and address the human rights situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
277754 more like this
277755 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:57:43.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:57:43.21Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1135792
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan and Sudan: Oil more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of oil exports from (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan in the last two years; how much oil has been produced by each of those countries in the last two years; and how much revenue each Government has received in respect of oil production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 271338 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The published data on oil exports and revenue in both Sudan and South Sudan is difficult to verify. In Sudan the Central Bank publishes data on the total value of crude oil exports, US$ 321.5 million in 2017 and US$ 440.4 million in 2018, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. There is no officially published data on South Sudan but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) collects data from different sources (including Government), and has reported exports of 42.0 and 43.5 million barrels in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively, raising revenues of US$ 910 million and US$ 1,072 million. The IMF estimates that out of its oil revenues the South Sudanese Government made oil-related payments to Sudan of US$ 480 million and US$ 781 million in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively, as a consequence of the 2012 agreement between Sudan and South Sudan. We welcome the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to expedite the process to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Index in the revised peace agreement.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T15:27:16.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:27:16.953Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1138236
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Tanzania: Non-governmental Organisations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the treatment of NGOs by the Tanzanian Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Leicestershire more like this
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Alberto Costa more like this
star this property uin 275785 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned about the treatment of Non-Governmental Organisations in Tanzania and increasing restrictions on the democratic space in which they operate. The UK Government is working closely with civil society, including through the Department for International Development Accountability in Tanzania programme, to strengthen civil society and promote positive and constructive engagement with the Tanzanian authorities on difficult issues. I raised our concerns regarding the protection of civil and political rights with the Tanzanian Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Defending Media Freedom conference in London on 11 July 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:25:21.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:25:21.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alberto Costa more like this
1137547
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Somalia: Guinea more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of (a) diplomatic relations between Somalia and Guinea, and (b) the effect of those relations are having on Somaliland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 274557 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is aware of the reported tensions between Somalia and Guinea. The two countries are responsible for their bilateral relationship. We are not aware of those relations having an effect on Somaliland. UK policy remains that it is for Somaliland and the Federal Government of Somalia to decide on a sustainable solution regarding their future. We continue to support and encourage plans for a peaceful dialogue between the two.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:37:27.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:37:27.837Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1136864
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken with the Nigerian Government to help prevent the alleged funding of supply of weapons to terrorist groups by the oil industry in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 273311 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>​We are not aware of any evidence to corroborate the cited allegations against oil companies in Nigeria. Militants, pirates and criminals are active across the Niger Delta and their access to weapons is of real concern. The British Government regularly discusses insecurity in the Delta with a range of State and Federal government bodies, who share our concern. We also remain committed to supporting Nigeria in dealing with the threats posed by terrorist groups in the North East of Nigeria.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T13:53:48.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:53:48.637Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1139703
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Africa: Crimes of Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his South African counterpart on potentially changing the travel advice for UK nationals in the Cape Town area due to recent violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 278396 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Our High Commission in Pretoria and Consulate in Cape Town have regular engagement with the South African host authorities on safety and security. We keep our travel advice under constant review and make regular updates to ensure it reflects our assessment of risk to British nationals, including highlighting hotspots where British nationals would be at more risk of being the victims of crime or violence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:48:53.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:48:53.643Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this