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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
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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 Human Trafficking: Zika Virus 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 the UN, the EU and South American countries on the trafficking of women in countries affected by the Zika virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 24164 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text We have not held specific discussions with the UN, EU and South American countries linking the trafficking of women and the Zika virus. However, this Government has a track record of leadership on the trafficking of women. Last spring, the UK became the first country in Europe and one of the first in the world to enact Modern Slavery legislation. In June, my Right Honourable Friend, the member for Witney, the Prime Minister (Mr. Cameron) agreed an action plan with the Heads of Government of Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen cooperation on human trafficking. We were also strong proponents of the inclusion of a commitment to end modern slavery at the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2016-02-03T16:26:40.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T16:26:40.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
426540
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star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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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 Dogs: Meat 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 steps his Department has taken to reduce the international dog meat trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 15012 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
star this property answer text We are committed to raising standards of animal welfare in the UK and abroad. While there are no international norms, laws or agreements governing the trade and consumption of dog meat, we believe it is necessary to work with governments to gain agreement on animal welfare standards and to stop cruel and inhumane farming practices. As the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (Mr Duddridge), outlined in the House of Commons on 5 November, we raise our concerns with those countries where the trade in dog meat is legal and work alongside them to improve animal welfare. I am writing to our Ambassadors in relevant countries to review what appropriate action may be taken on this issue. The British Government will also consider a review of our engagement with relevant international organisations regarding health and welfare issues in the dog meat trade. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 15013 more like this
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less than 2015-11-13T15:52:25.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-13T15:52:25.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
426541
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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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 Dogs: Meat 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 discussions the Department has had with its counterparts in countries where trading dog meat is legal about that trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 15013 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
star this property answer text We are committed to raising standards of animal welfare in the UK and abroad. While there are no international norms, laws or agreements governing the trade and consumption of dog meat, we believe it is necessary to work with governments to gain agreement on animal welfare standards and to stop cruel and inhumane farming practices. As the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (Mr Duddridge), outlined in the House of Commons on 5 November, we raise our concerns with those countries where the trade in dog meat is legal and work alongside them to improve animal welfare. I am writing to our Ambassadors in relevant countries to review what appropriate action may be taken on this issue. The British Government will also consider a review of our engagement with relevant international organisations regarding health and welfare issues in the dog meat trade. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 15012 more like this
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less than 2015-11-13T15:52:25.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-13T15:52:25.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
447756
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
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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 Haiti: Politics and Government 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 his Department has made of the effectiveness of the UN stabilization meeting in Haiti in maintaining security in Haiti. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 24150 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office maintains close links with the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) through our Embassies in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo, and our offices at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. MINUSTAH has made a significant contribution to Haiti’s stability and law and order. However the main focus now should be continuing to build the capacity of the justice sectors and Haitian National Police to allow the Haitian government to take responsibility for their own national security. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2016-02-03T16:02:35.447Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T16:02:35.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
57692
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Tibet 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 he is taking to reduce human rights abuses in Tibet and to offer support for victims of such abuses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198554 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the situation in Tibet.</p><p>We regularly discuss our concerns on Tibet with the Chinese authorities, most recently through the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue on 19-20 May 2014 where we covered concerns about ethnic minority rights, as well as the criminalisation of self immolation. Our concerns are also highlighted in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy, the latest edition of which was published on 10 April.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-06-10T12:55:54.8203856Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:55:54.8203856Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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 Tibet 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 recent discussions he has had with his counterparts and other senior figures in the United Nations and the EU on human rights abuses in Tibet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 200500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the situation in Tibet. Ministers regularly raise their concerns with Chinese counterparts, and we highlight our concerns in the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy.</p><p>We regularly work with international partners on these issues, including the EU and the UN Human Rights Council. We believe that long term stability in Tibet will be best achieved through respect for the universal human rights and genuine autonomy for Tibet within the framework of the Chinese constitution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-06-19T15:34:48.6913595Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T15:34:48.6913595Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
447755
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
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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 Haiti: Elections 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 recent assessment he has made of the implications of the cancellation of presidential elections in Haiti. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 24162 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
star this property answer text <p>The postponement of the second round of the Presidential elections in Haiti is regrettable and given the uncertainty about what happens once President Martelly's mandate comes to an end on 7th February. The international community is pressing the Haitian authorities to set a date for the postponed second round of the Presidential elections as soon as possible. Our Embassy in Port-au-Prince continues to monitor the situation closely.</p><p>We reiterate our support for the EU Election Observer Mission's view that the first round of the Presidential elections was credible and that a second round with the top two candidates should have taken place. It is therefore important that all sides work together to agree a date for the second round as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2016-02-03T16:01:39.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-03T16:01:39.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Tibet more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on Tibetan independence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198590 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Our position on Tibet is clear and unchanged. As the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney <br>(Mr Cameron) outlined in Parliament on 8 May 2013, we regard Tibet as part of the People's Republic of China. We believe that long-term stability in Tibet will best be achieved through respect for universal human rights and genuine autonomy for Tibet within the framework of the Chinese constitution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-06-10T12:58:12.9979154Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:58:12.9979154Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Tibet 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 representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on human rights abuses in Tibet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 198551 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Our concerns are highlighted in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy (<a href="http://www.hrdreport.fco.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.hrdreport.fco.gov.uk</a>), the latest edition of which was published on 10 April. We last raised Tibet at the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue on 20 May, where we covered concerns about ethnic minority rights, as well as the criminalisation of self immolation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-06-10T12:42:28.9569874Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:42:28.9569874Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
447753
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-26more like thismore than 2016-01-26
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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 Haiti: Elections 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 the UN and the EU on helping the Haitian authorities conclude the second round of a presidential election. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 24161 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>Our Ambassador to Haiti and her Embassy team regularly consult the UN, US, Canada and other EU member states with the aim of helping the Haitian authorities to conclude the Presidential election process. The issue is also being discussed by the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2016-05-12T10:19:35.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T10:19:35.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this