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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Life Expectancy 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 International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase the life expectancy of people in deprived regions throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 195598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring access for all to quality essential health and nutrition services is critical to increasing life expectancy and leaving no one behind. DFID assists countries to strengthen their health systems to ensure access to quality health services, medicines, and other essential commodities; save lives and improve women’s and children’s health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights; protect communities from health threats such as disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance; prevent and treat malnutrition; and tackle diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria that cause death and disability. As the second largest donor to the Global Fund, our funding contributed to the distribution of 197 million mosquito nets and the treatment of 108 million cases of malaria in 2017. Our investment to Gavi between 2016 and 2020 will vaccinate 76m children and save 1.4m lives.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-11-30T16:33:32.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T16:33:32.587Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Iran: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the protection of human rights of women in Iran. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 205932 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 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>​Iran's human rights record continues to be of serious concern to the UK, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has designated it as one of its Human Rights Priority Countries. Women do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as men in Iran and continue to face discrimination. We regularly raise the human rights of women with the Iranians at all levels, including at ministerial level, and we continue to take action with the international community through the EU and UN to press Iran to improve its poor record on the human rights of women in Iran.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-01-15T16:10:51.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T16:10:51.067Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in relation to (a) women and (b) political activists in Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 208797 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>Saudi Arabia remains a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/saudi-arabia-human-rights-priority-country/saudi-arabia-human-rights-priority-country" target="_blank">Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights priority country</a>, particularly because of the use of the death penalty, women's rights and restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion or belief.</p><p>We welcome recent positive developments, including the end on the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, but recognise women's rights still fall short of international standards.</p><p>The UK strongly supports freedom of expression. We believe that civil society organisations and individuals should have the freedom to express their opinions, including where they challenge government policy. This includes Human Rights Defenders – those people that seek to promote universal human rights for their fellow citizens. We support them as a matter of principle, provided they do not advocate or use violent means.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2019-01-22T15:43:47.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:43:47.787Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi 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 steps is he taking to ensure that (a) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and (b) Narges Mohammadi receive adequate and timely medical care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 208798 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The treatment of all British-Iranians detained in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a priority for the Government. We urgently raise these cases with the Iranian Government at every opportunity. On 14 January, the Foreign Secretary summoned the Iranian Ambassdor to the UK. The Foreign Secretary called for Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be immediately given the healthcare she requires and for her and other British-Iranian dual nationals to be released. The Iranian authorities have since confirmed that access to external medical treatment will be permitted. We will continue to raise Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case, as well as our other consular cases, with the Iranian Government at every opportunity, including requesting consular access, and will continue to take action in line with what we believe will produce the best outcomes in their cases. We are only able to provide consular support to British nationals, including dual nationals, and to otherwise un-represented EU and Commonwealth nationals. Mrs Mohammadi as she holds Iranian nationality only, is not eligible for consular assistance.</p>
unstar 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 2019-01-22T15:46:11.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:46:11.29Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Israel: West Bank 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 representations he has made to the Israeli Government on that country's decision to approve the construction of 2,800 units in the occupied West Bank. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 208799 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
star this property answer text <p>As I made clear in my statement of 27 December we are disappointed that Israel plans to expropriate additional West Bank territory by pressing forward with plans to construct 2,800 units. We regularly call on Israel to halt such counterproductive activity and instead urgently commit to creating a better environment for a just and lasting peace. Such settlements are illegal under international law and undermine the physical viability of the two-state solution.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-01-23T17:46:23.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T17:46:23.673Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Algeria: Undocumented Migrants 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 recent discussions he has had with his Algerian counterpart on illegal immigration from that country to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216249 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 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>I chaired the UK/Algeria Strategic Security Partnership meeting in July 2018 during which migration was discussed.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-12T16:53:02.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T16:53:02.367Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Persian Gulf: Shipping 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 his (a) US and (b) Saudi Arabian counterparts on the effect of Iranian activity on the accessibility to shipping of the Persian Gulf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216250 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>​The UK regularly speaks to the US about Iran at official and ministerial level, most recently during the Foreign Secretary's visit to Washington last month. We regularly discuss Iran with Saudi Arabia at ministerial and official level, most recently this month. The UK remains concerned by Iran's destabilising activity throughout the region and we continue to maintain a permanent military presence in the Gulf to underpin our enduring contribution to regional security. The deployment of UK maritime assets in the Gulf protects shipping lanes which are important for the world's energy supply.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-12T15:57:42.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T15:57:42.023Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Tunisia: Tourism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had recent discussions with the Government of Tunisia on encouraging increased UK tourism to that country. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216251 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>​We recognise the significance of tourism to the Tunisian economy, and the importance of security in enabling tourism.</p><p>We are helping the Tunisian Government to build their capacity to deal with security challenges – our support has more than doubled since 2014/15, and this coming financial year will exceed £12 million. 120,000 UK tourists visited Tunisia in 2018 - up from 25,000 in 2017.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-12T16:14:45.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T16:14:45.82Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions her Department has had with the Government of Iraq on tackling the (a) number of displaced people and (b) need for housing in that country. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 216254 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>During my trip to Iraq in January, I emphasised to the new Government the importance of addressing underlying causes of conflict and the support that is required for the return of displaced families, which should be conducted on a safe, voluntary, sustainable and non-discriminatory basis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ensuring access to services and adequate shelter is essential for the return of IDPs. This is why the UK is funding the Iraq Reform and Reconstruction Fund (IRRF), which will provide support and technical assistance to the Government of Iraq as it reconstructs areas affected by conflict, including the rebuilding of houses, schools, hospitals, factories and roads. The IRRF will also support longer term economic reform and is aligned to the Government of Iraq’s strategic objectives, as set out in the National Development Plan and Reconstruction and Development Framework.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-11T17:44:14.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:44:14.217Z
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Egypt: Tourism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on increasing the number of UK tourists to that country. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 219431 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>Numbers of UK tourists to Egypt continue to increase – last year an estimated 415,000 British citizens visited Egypt compared to 319,000 in 2017. Ministers and officials have discussed the increasing number of UK tourists to Egypt with counterparts and we continue to work in partnership with the Egyptian authorities to mitigate risks to travellers' safety and security.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-02-19T15:41:03.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T15:41:03.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this