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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religion 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, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department have undertaken the course on religious literacy run by his Department's Diplomatic Academy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 210584 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Religion and diplomacy is included in the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (FCO) Diplomatic Academy's training module on human rights. So far 181 staff have completed this module, which is mandatory for staff on the FCO fast stream induction programme.</p><p>The diplomatic academy is not the only way in which staff obtain and expand their religious literacy. The FCO offers a more in-depth two day course on religion and diplomacy. This course, which takes place twice-yearly is attended by 30 to 40 students. The FCO also runs seminars or talks on specific themes or religions. These are open to all staff.</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 2019-01-29T16:18:06.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:18:06.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
1045537
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religion 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, for which of his Department's posts is attendance on the religious literacy course run by his Department's Diplomatic Academy a mandatory part of pre-posting training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 210585 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>​There are no posts for which pre-posting training in religion and diplomacy is mandatory. However, Foundation Level online learning on Religion and Diplomacy is a mandatory component of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) fast stream induction programme. In addition, the FCO course on religion and diplomacy delivered by the London School of Economics is well advertised throughout the FCO and we actively encourage attendance by staff if their job relates to countries in which religion plays a significant part in social and political life.</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 2019-01-29T16:20:15.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T16:20:15.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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4109
unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Somaliland 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 the Government's policy is on the future status of Somaliland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 9564 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 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government's policy on the future status of Somaliland is that it is for Somalia and Somaliland to determine their future relationship, and for neighbouring countries in the region to take the lead in recognising any new arrangements or change in status.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-14T10:10:02.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T10:10:02.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Peace Negotiations 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 he is taking to ensure that Sudan begins a credible and inclusive peace process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 9733 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text We continue to call on the Government of Sudan to deliver on the commitment to hold a comprehensive national dialogue and bring an end to the devastating conflicts in Sudan. We welcome the recent decision by the African Union (AU) to renew the mandate of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel to facilitate negotiations and call on the Government of Sudan to engage in these negotiations fully. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T14:39:49.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T14:39:49.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Peacekeeping Operations: Overseas Aid 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, how much the UK contributed to UN and African Union peacekeeping and stabilisation in low and middle income countries which (a) was not and (b) was classified as Official Development Assistance in (i) 2013-14 and (ii) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 17128 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 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping for low and middle income countries for Financial Year 2014/15 was £319.2m of non Official Development Assistance and £23.6m of Official Development Assistance funding; and for 2013/14 was £295.9m of non Official Development Assistance and £20.5m of Official Development Assistance funding. The UK does not make a direct contribution to the African Union. However, the annual UN Peacekeeping payments include a contribution and support to the United Nations Support Office for the African Union Mission in Somalia.</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 2015-11-26T14:56:03.343Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T14:56:03.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Central African Republic: Elections 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 conduct of the first round of the general elections in the Central African Republic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 22288 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 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
star this property answer text <p>I welcome the holding of presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic on 30 December. The people of the Central African Republic showed a strong determination to move towards a democratic future by turning out to vote in large numbers. The holding of elections, which passed off peacefully, is a huge achievement. It was however unacceptable that many refugees, largely from Muslim communities, were unable to vote in the elections.</p><p>We will work with international partners and the newly elected President to ensure that an inclusive government is appointed which is representative of Central African Republic groups, regions and refugees.</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 2016-01-19T15:57:05.927Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T15:57:05.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nepal: Human Rights 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 representations he has made to the Government of Nepal since the commencement of its mandate as a UN Human Rights Council member on upholding fundamental freedoms and human rights in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 110503 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>​Nepal was elected to the UN Human Rights Council on 16 October. This is an important opportunity for Nepal to demonstrate its commitment to fundamental freedoms and human rights in Nepal.</p><p>Since then, on 26 October, I led a debate in the House of Commons on freedom of religion and belief, during which human rights in Nepal were raised. I subsequently wrote to the Prime Minister of Nepal expressing concerns over the recently passed Criminal Code. I have also raised this matter with the Nepali Ambassador in London, and our Ambassador in Nepal discussed this in early October with the Nepali Prime Minister. There are many positive elements in the Code, including criminalising torture, enforced disappearances, forced labour and slavery. However, some wording could be open to misinterpretation and potentially prevent legitimate expression of religion or belief for fear of prosecution. Both I and the British Embassy in Kathmandu have urged the Government of Nepal to ensure the final implementation of the Code does not curtail freedom of religious belief, and meets Nepal's international human rights obligations and international standards.</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 2017-11-07T17:53:27.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T17:53:27.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Vietnam: Religious Freedom 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 level of religious freedom in Vietnam; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 123133 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 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
star this property answer text <p>​Vietnam's new Law on Religion and Belief came into effect on 1 January 2018. While it reduces the time required for religious groups to obtain official recognition it still retains many of the burdensome restrictions from previous Laws.</p><p>We raise our concerns about human rights on a regular basis with the Vietnamese government both bilaterally and through multilateral fora. At the most recent UK-Vietnam Strategic dialogue between 4 abd 6 January 2018, I raised concerns regarding the strict control of civil and political rights in Vietnam, including freedom of expression and assembly, and the need for the Vietnamese government to create space for civil society. Freedom of religion and belief was included on the agenda at the recent EU-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue which took place in December 2017. The EU raised concerns about harassment and attacks against religious communities in Vietnam, and urged the Vietnamese government to ensure that the new Law on Religion and Belief is implemented in line with international standards.</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 2018-01-24T15:53:08.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-24T15:53:08.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 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 potential merits of including a statement on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Joint Communiqué. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 132480 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 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
star this property answer text <p>We are currently working with fellow member states to negotiate the communiqué for next month's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. While it would be inappropriate to comment on those negotiations, the UK considers freedom of religion and belief to be one of the Commonwealth's core values.</p><p>Encouraging member states to uphold the values and principles enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter – which include freedom of religion as well as democracy, freedom of expression, the rule of law and opposition to all forms of discrimination – will be an important part of April's summit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-21T17:22:01.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-21T17:22:01.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sustainable Development more like this
star 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 contribution her Department plans to make to the voluntary national review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford remove filter
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 146234 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 2018-05-30more like thismore than 2018-05-30
star this property answer text <p>​I refer the honourable Member to the answer given by the Minister of State for International Development on 29 May 2018 (PQ 146233).</p> more like this
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 2018-05-30T12:34:08.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-30T12:34:08.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeremy Lefroy more like this