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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential implications for Zimbabwe's political and economic future in the event of the death of President Mugabe. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 906661 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 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe faces enormous political and economic challenges. A peaceful transition to a leader willing to make reforms could move Zimbabwe towards a more democratic, prosperous future. The UK does not support parties or individuals, but rather the implementation of policies that could lead to eventual normalisation of Zimbabwe’s international relations.</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 2016-10-18T13:46:39.627Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-18T13:46:39.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What diplomatic steps he is taking to respond to human rights concerns in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 910183 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>We regularly discuss our concerns about the human rights situation with the Government of Sudan. I and others have raised directly with the Sudanese Foreign Minister our serious concerns at the government’s unacceptable response to the on-going protests.</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 2019-04-02T15:56:29.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:56:29.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Africa: Foreign Relations 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 his Department is taking to (a) support democracy in and (b) strengthen UK relations with countries in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 908822 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s links with Africa are profound. We spend almost £5 billion a year supporting Africa’s stability and prosperity. My Rt. Hon Friend the Foreign Secretary (Mr Johnson) last week visited The Gambia which recently saw its first democratic transfer of power, and in May my Rt. Hon Friend the Prime Minister (Mrs May) will host a major conference to agree a new international partnership for Somalia, demonstrating UK leadership and commitment to democracy and stability in Africa.</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 2017-02-21T15:20:48.727Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T15:20:48.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Marine Protected Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support a UN implementing agreement for the establishment and management of marine protected areas in the high seas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 35878 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 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the need for a new implementing agreement and the need to establish a mechanism to deliver Marine Protected Areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction. This is because whilst a range of different bodies with varying responsibilities address the protection of marine bio-diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, these bodies have sectorally or regionally restricted mandates.</p><p>The first session of the Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) to develop a new implementing agreement took place at the UN from 28 March to 8 April. The UK was represented by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Defra officials. We will continue to engage on this issue in preparation for the remaining three sessions of the Prepcom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-05-06T11:48:11.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T11:48:11.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Marine Protected Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) promote the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and (b) ensure that the agreed commitment to establish marine protected areas in 10 per cent of the world's oceans by 2020 is effectively implemented in such areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 35877 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 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK is fully committed to promoting the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.</p><p>Without prejudice to Article IV of the Antarctic Treaty 1959, in 2009 the UK led negotiations within the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources which resulted in the establishment of the world’s first high-seas Marine Protected Area (MPA) covering 94 000 km2. The UK supports the establishment of further MPAs within the area covered by the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, and is working closely with members to designate MPAs in the Ross Sea, East Antarctic and the Weddell Sea.</p><p>The UK is a leading member of the OSPAR Commission which has designated 7 MPAs in the high seas of the North-East Atlantic and works closely with other regional and international organisations to manage these.</p><p>We are a signatory to the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea 2014, which established the Sargasso Sea Commission to encourage and facilitate voluntary collaboration toward the conservation of the Sargasso Sea.</p><p>We support the work of the International Seabed Authority in establishing Areas of Particular Environmental Interest in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. We also support the work of the International Maritime Organisation in identifying “Special Areas” which benefit from additional pollution protection and “Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas” which may benefit from specific measures to control certain maritime activities.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-05-06T11:46:15.617Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T11:46:15.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Exclusive Economic Zone more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the requirements of Article 75 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, on what date the United Kingdom registered its declaration of the UK Exclusive Economic Zone with the UN Secretary General. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 210682 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations deposited the declaration of a United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone pursuant to article 75, paragraph 2, and article 84, paragraph 2, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the United Nations on 27 January 2014. The United Nations acknowledged receipt of this declaration in their diplomatic Note dated 4 February 2014 and informed Member States in a Maritime Zone Notification of the same date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T15:30:59.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T15:30:59.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Marine Protected Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number and area of marine protected areas established beyond national jurisdiction through regional seas agreements or other instruments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 35879 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 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is aware of eight Marine Protected Areas that have been established beyond national jurisdiction. One has been designated by the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and seven have been designated by the OSPAR Commission in the North-East Atlantic. The UK plays an active role in both of these organisations and is fully supportive of their work to establish networks of Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic and the North-East Atlantic.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-05-06T11:56:47.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T11:56:47.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Marine Protected Areas 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 proportion of areas beyond national jurisdiction is covered by (a) regional seas agreements (b) regional fisheries management organisations and (c) other relevant instruments which are legally mandated to establish marine protected areas where the most important environmental impacts are effectively addressed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 35876 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 2016-05-06more like thismore than 2016-05-06
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold details of the proportion of areas beyond national jurisdiction covered by these arrangements. The United Nations Environment Programme has oversight of the 13 Regional Seas programmes. There are also five other “partner programmes” and the UK is a leading member in two of these – the Antarctic Treaty System and the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention). It is also an observer in the Arctic Council.</p><p>There are six Regional Fisheries Management Organisations which manage highly-migratory species and ten of which manage fish stocks by geographical area. Each Regional Fisheries Management Organisation has its own underpinning international legal agreement with different powers. The UK does not participate in every Regional Fisheries Management Organisation and we do not hold details of each of their powers. In general, Regional Fisheries Management Organisations cannot create Marine Protected Areas, but some do implement fisheries closures to protect Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems.</p><p>The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources does have the legal power to establish Marine Protected Areas and has designated the South Orkney Marine Protected Area.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-05-06T11:43:39.4Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T11:43:39.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Fisheries: Indian Ocean 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 the level of risk to the security of UK citizens posed by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Western Indian Ocean. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Oliver Colvile 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 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
star this property answer text <p>Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the West Indian Ocean poses a limited security threat to British nationals, so we have not made a formal assessment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-03-02T17:16:49.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-02T17:16:49.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Brunei: LGBT People 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 will be taking in response to the decision by Brunei to introduce a new Penal Code which could result in LGBTQ people being whipped, tortured or stoned to death for consensual same-sex relations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport remove filter
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Luke Pollard 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>I raised UK concerns about hudud punishments during my visit to Brunei Darussalam in August 2018. More recently I raised these issues on Friday 29 March in a letter to the Deputy Foreign Minister. Additionally the British High Commission in Bandar Seri Begawan regularly discusses the introduction of the Sharia Penal Code with the Government of Brunei.</p><p>We will continue to encourage and work with the Bruneian Government, as with many other countries, to remove corporal and capital punishment from their statutes. We will also urge them to take steps to decriminalise and pass laws to protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p><p>The UK believes in the right to live with dignity, free from violence or discrimination irrespective of a person's sexual orientation. The International community must uphold the universality of human rights; the criminalisation of same-sex relations is wrong.</p><p>The UK is committed to combating discrimination and violence against LGBT people throughout the Commonwealth and ensured that last year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communique included the most progressive language yet on LGBT rights, complimented by an historic speech from the Prime Minister, and backed up with major programme spending on gender equality and LGBT rights.</p><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice has been updated to alert British citizens of the introduction of the new local laws in Brunei and we continue to lobby against the use of such punishments.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:42:06.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:42:06.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this