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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Syria: Refugees 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 diplomatic steps he is taking to tackle the refugee crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27090 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text The UK continues to work closely with the Turkish government, including through implementation of the EU-Turkey Action Plan, to ensure that refugees continue to receive support and protection. We welcome Turkey’s generosity in hosting more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, and the ongoing support it is providing bilaterally to refugees amassing at its border with Syria. On 4 February 2016, the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) announced that the UK will more than double our total pledge to the Syria crisis from £1.12 billion to over £2.3 billion. This is the UK's largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T16:14:21.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T16:14:21.56Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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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 Maldives: Rule of Law 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 application of the rule of law in the Maldives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
star this property answer text I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 3 February 2016 (PQ 24568) regarding the UK Government’s concern about the erosion of judicial independence in the Maldives. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2016-02-26T14:09:36.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-26T14:09:36.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Capital Punishment more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the global abolition of the death penalty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27089 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 27 January (question 23192) to the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Toby Perkins). more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T16:12:18.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T16:12:18.717Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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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 Arms Trade: Treaties more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he supports the aims of the Arms Trade Treaty. more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27088 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Yes. The UK was a prime-mover for the creation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and continues to be an active advocate of a robust Treaty. The UK was amongst the first to sign the ATT in 2013 and ratified on 2 April 2014. We believe that the ATT will be stronger for every State which accedes to or ratifies it.</p><p>Universalisation will remain a key priority. The UK played an important role in the preparatory discussions leading to the First Conference of States Parties, and was a Vice-President of that Conference, brokering agreement on key decisions to establish sustainable mechanisms for the future viability of the ATT.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-02-22T14:17:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-22T14:17:41.587Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: 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 assessment he has made of the effect of the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia on human rights in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27084 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>We use the strength of our relationship and engagement with Saudi Arabia to encourage reform. Saudi Arabia remains a Foreign and Commonwealth human rights priority country and we do not shy away from raising legitimate human rights concerns when it is appropriate to do so – I raised them most recently when I visited Riyadh last month. The Government of Saudi Arabia is well aware of our position on Human Rights issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T14:10:52.777Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T14:10:52.777Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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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 Syria: Islamic State 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 whether Daesh are committing genocide in Syria. more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27087 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The situation is desperate for many communities within Syria and Iraq. We condemn in the strongest terms the atrocities committed by Daesh against Christians, Mandeans, Yezidis, and other minorities, as well as the majority Muslim population in Syria and Iraq who continue to bear the brunt of Daesh’s brutality.</p><p>It is a long-standing Government policy that any judgements on whether genocide has occurred are a matter for the international judicial system rather than governments or other non-judicial bodies. Our approach is to seek an end to all violations of International Humanitarian Law and to prevent their further escalation, irrespective of whether these violations fit the definition of specific international crimes.</p><p>Ultimately, the best way of preventing future atrocities is to defeat Daesh and its violent ideology. That’s why the UK is playing a leading role in a Global Coalition of more than 65 countries and international organisations to respond to Daesh’s inhumanity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T14:16:05.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T14:16:05.407Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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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 Middle East: Humanitarian Aid 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 the Government is taking to provide financial support to Jordan to tackle the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK has contributed £330 million to support stability in Jordan since the start of the Syria crisis, £193 million of which has gone towards support for refugees and host communities. We are committed to continuing our support. On 4 February the UK co-hosted the ‘Supporting Syria and the Region 2016’ conference which secured over $11bn in pledges for Syria's neighbours from the international community, the largest sum raised for a cause on a single day. Jordan agreed a Compact at the conference which will see their receiving new funding, concessional finance, and support to increase investment in return for providing refugees with access to work and education. The UK will be at the forefront of work to deliver this plan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T14:17:34.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T14:17:34.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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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 Libya: Politics and Government 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 progress he has made in delivering a peaceful transition in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross remove filter
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27086 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to play an active role in supporting the Libyan dialogue facilitated by the UN. The signing of the Libyan Political Agreement in Skhirat, Morocco on 17 December was a significant step forward. The Agreement sets out the process for establishment of a Government of National Accord (GNA). We continue to work with partners in the international community to encourage the Libyan parties to implement the Agreement in full.</p><p>The UK has been at the forefront of efforts to coordinate international support for the GNA. In October, we hosted a meeting with the UN and international donors and agencies to discuss plans for coordinated support from the international community to the GNA. This has been followed up through UN-hosted coordination meetings in Tunis. We stand ready to work with the international community to deliver a significant package of support to help a Government of National Accord to achieve a stable and prosperous future for all Libyan citizens. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), and I both spoke recently with Prime Minister designate Serraj and also with UN Special Representative Kobler to underline the UK’s continued support for the GNA process and UN efforts in this area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T14:12:49.773Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T14:12:49.773Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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, what evidence from independent bodies he has seen that Saudi Arabia is complying with international humanitarian law in the Yemen conflict. more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27085 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence monitors incidents of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations using available information which in turn informs our overall assessment of IHL compliance in Yemen. At this stage, looking at all the information available to us, we have not assessed that there has been a breach of IHL by the coalition, but continue to monitor the situation closely, seeking further information where appropriate. We regularly raise the importance of compliance with IHL to the Saudi Arabian government and other members of the military Coalition. Most recently I raised the issue of IHL compliance on 4 February with the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in London</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-02-24T14:14:02.91Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-24T14:14:02.91Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU: Referendums more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made on preparations for the EU referendum. more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 27161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Secondary legislation required for the referendum is making good progress. The Conduct Regulations, which set out the detailed framework of how the poll will be administered, have been debated in both Houses of Parliament. The date of the referendum must be agreed by Parliament in another statutory instrument which was laid before Parliament in draft on 22 February.</p><p>On 23 February the Electoral Commission published its &quot;assessment of readiness&quot; which endorsed the Government's approach and noted that &quot;arrangements for delivery of a well-run referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union are well advanced&quot;.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-02-26T14:41:11.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-26T14:41:11.213Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this