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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Syrian refugees are being refused entry to Jordan; whether they have any information about the situation of any such people; and whether they will make the necessary representations to enhance their well-being. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2221 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has raised the reports of Syrian refugees stranded at their border with the Jordanian authorities. While we respect the rights of the Jordanians to control their border and protect entry against extremists and terrorists, we have stressed the humanitarian imperative that vulnerable people are protected and given refuge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100032
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Turkey over the Syrian Kurds currently detained by them at Suruc and who do not wish to be returned to Kobane. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2238 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
unstar this property answer text Reports from Kobane continue to be deeply concerning. We have not made representations about these specific allegations, but we maintain a close dialogue with Turkey on the evolving crisis in the region. We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 170,000 refugees that have fled the fighting in Kobane in recent weeks, in addition to the 1.4 million refugees already in Turkey. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:55:10.6075039Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:55:10.6075039Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100557
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to propose to Parliament that the United Kingdom join the United States in air attacks on the Daesh besiegers of Kobani. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2294 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Reports from Kobane continue to be deeply concerning and we are monitoring the situation closely. We strongly support the coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria by the US, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Jordan. As the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), has said, the Government will return to Parliament for a separate decision if we propose to take military action against ISIL in Syria. As the Prime Minister has made clear, if there were a critical British national interest at stake or there were the need to act to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, we would act immediately and explain to Parliament afterwards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:45:27.3448271Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:45:27.3448271Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
100932
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make representations to the European Commission to ensure that European Union policy and practice enable women and girls raped during the armed conflict in Syria to have access to safe abortions in accordance with international humanitarian law. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL2400 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 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is in regular dialogue with other EU bilateral donors and the European Commission to protect and promote women’s and girls’ access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. This includes safe abortion services in line with our policy on safe and unsafe abortion. The UK remains one of only a handful of international donors willing to tackle this highly sensitive issue.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-07T14:53:20.8447544Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-07T14:53:20.8447544Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which rebel groups in Syria they have offered financial or military assistance; and by which groups such assistance has been accepted. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2882 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 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text The UK supports a range of moderates in Syria who oppose both the Assad regime and extremism. We do not provide support to extremist groups, and the need to prevent diversion to these groups is built into our programmes. In August 2013 we gave the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army escape hoods, detector paper and nerve-agent pre-treatment tablets to protect them from chemical weapons attack. This financial year the UK will be providing £1 million of non-lethal equipment to the moderate armed opposition. The exact equipment will depend on the requirements of the recipients, but could include commercially available communications equipment, commercially available vehicles, fuel, portable generators and logistics supplies such as clothing, rations and tents; and individual medical kits. The UK Government also expects to make a significant contribution to the recently announced US-led programme to train and equip the Syrian moderate armed opposition. Details of how that contribution will be delivered are currently being scoped. We also provide support to the political umbrella group the National Coalition. This includes advisory and strategic communications support. The UK does not supply weapons to anybody in Syria.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the future status of the Kurds in Northern Syria. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2885 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 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We maintain a regular dialogue with the Turkish government on developments in Syria, including on the status of the Kurds in northern Syria. Turkey shares our concern about the present situation in Kobane and has made clear their commitment to support international efforts to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p><p>We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 190,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Kobane, in addition to the 1.5 million refugees from Syria and Iraq already residing in Turkey. The Department for International Development has already responded to the urgent needs of Syrian Kurdish refugees who have fled to Turkey, and is ready to react swiftly to further developments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Foreign Secretary, in his meeting with Hadi al-Bahra on 10 November, discussed the Syrian Opposition's commitment to guarantee freedom of religion or belief for all religious minorities in Syria. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL3101 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 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
unstar this property answer text <p>These issues were not raised on this occasion. We have in the past pressed the National Coalition to be inclusive, respecting all sections of Syrian society including ethnic and religious minorities. The National Coalition has made strenuous efforts to broaden its membership base which includes Kurds, Christians and other religious and ethnic groups demonstrating that it has a democratic and pluralistic vision for Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T16:12:24.397Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T16:12:24.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of reports that hospitals in northern Israel have spent $10 million treating wounded Syrians; and how many of these were combatants. more like this
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Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
star this property uin HL3125 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 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of patients from Syria being treated in Israeli hospitals. We have not made any assessment of how many of those being treated were combatants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:01:19.413Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:01:19.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that Daesh controls a border crossing between Turkey and Syria; and what representations they are making to the government of Turkey on the matter. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3576 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The situation on the Turkish-Syrian border remains dynamic. We understand that Turkey has closed a number of border crossings with Syria following the occupation of the Syrian side by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We have regular discussions with the Turkish government about the threat posed by ISIL. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), discussed cooperation against ISIL when he met Prime Minister Davutoğlu and President Erdoğan during a visit to Turkey on 9 December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T15:46:32.937Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T15:46:32.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
169087
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of an embargo against relief aid and supplies for the Kurdish majority cantons of northern Syria; and what steps they are taking to ensure aid supplies reach those in need. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL3577 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 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Delivering humanitarian assistance in Syria continues to pose significant challenges. The UK is working closely with our partners on contingency planning and is continuing to push all parties to allow the safe, unhindered delivery of aid.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-12-18T12:38:41.927Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-18T12:38:41.927Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
173528
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Northover on 13 January, whether they will list by country how many Syrian refugees have been accepted by each of the European Union member states. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4110 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The resettlement pledges for all countries including those from European Union member states is listed on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website. The direct link to this page is as follows: <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/52b2febafc5.html" target="_blank">http://www.unhcr.org/52b2febafc5.html</a></p><p>Ninety people were relocated to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme between the first group of arrivals on 25 March and the end of September 2014. This is the latest publicly available figure, as numbers are released as part of the publication of Home Office official statistics each quarter; the number of arrivals under the scheme up to December 2014 will be published on 26 February.</p><p>Potential beneficiaries of the scheme are identified and referred to us by UNHCR. Given the serious vulnerability of the beneficiaries, our priority is to ensure that the support and accommodation they need is in place before they arrive in the UK. We are working closely with UNHCR, the International Organisation for Migration and local authorities to achieve this as soon as practically possible as the circumstances of each particular case allow. In these circumstances it is not possible to provide information on the number of individuals in any part of the resettlement process at any given time.</p><p>Beneficiaries of the scheme are granted five years’ Humanitarian Protection with all the rights and benefits that go with that status, including access to public funds, access to the labour market and the possibility of family reunion.</p><p>As the scheme is based on vulnerability - including women and children at risk, people with medical needs and survivors of torture and violence - it would not</p><p>be appropriate for us to release specific details of where individuals are being placed, as this risks undermining their privacy and recovery.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4111 more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T14:30:01.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:30:01.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Northover on 13 January, what action is being taken to respond to UNICEF’s report published on 11 January that UNICEF need additional resources to respond to winter conditions affecting refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Syria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4112 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>In Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, DFID is supporting 13 implementing partners to carry out planned winterisation activities totalling over £32 million. This will provide an estimated 660,000 vulnerable people with items such as warm clothing, thermal blankets, mattresses, stoves, cash/vouchers and shelter support. In addition to our ongoing support to UNICEF in Syria and the region, a further £2 million has been provided to procure 65,000 blankets for Aleppo and Tartous in Syria reaching 32,500 children, and clothing kits for 45,000 children.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T12:01:52Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T12:01:52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they recognise a de facto existence of democratic administrations in the Kurdish cantons of northern Syria; and if so, what communications they have had concerning their basic needs. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4270 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 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK supports the sovereignty, independence, national unity and territorial integrity of Syria. Neither the UK nor the international community recognises the unilateral decision made by the Partiya Yekitiya Demokrat (PYD) to form a temporary administration in the Kurdish areas of Syria. The UK has consistently made it clear to the PYD that they need to demonstrate commitment to pluralism, respecting other political forces within the Kurdish areas rather than linked to the regime, and willingness to co-operate with the National Coalition. It will be for the Syrians to decide the exact nature of the settlement including whether an autonomous region will be created for the Kurds in Syria.</p><p>We appreciate the difficulty in delivering aid in northern Syria as a result of insecurity. The UK is working closely with our partners and continues to push all parties to allow the safe, unhindered delivery of aid.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:24:07.467Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:24:07.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the right of the cantons of northern Syria to negotiate for themselves in any future process for peace within Syria. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4271 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 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>It will be for all Syrians to decide and agree the exact nature of a future political settlement, including the shape of the constitution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:09:52.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:09:52.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-20more like thismore than 2015-01-20
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Syrian refugee crisis and the ongoing war in that country, they will reconsider their policy of demanding the resignation of President Assad and promoting peace talks between the Assad regime and the officially-recognised opposition. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL4278 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Assad regime is responsible for the crisis in Syria; there is no realistic prospect of peace while Assad is in power. The only way to end the violence, and counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is through inclusive governance which can represent all communities, free from Assad. The UK continues to believe that a negotiated political transition in Syria, in line with the Geneva communiqué, is the only way to end the conflict and alleviate Syria’s humanitarian crisis. The UN is best placed to facilitate any talks between the regime and the opposition designed to help bring about a political settlement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:10:36.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:10:36.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
174958
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL, in the light of recent reports that one third of Syrian territory is now under ISIL's control. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL4337 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 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>In the last six months, the global coalition has conducted over two thousand air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, with Royal Air Force pilots flying over 6700 hours of surveillance, reconnaissance, refueling and strike missions. Our efforts, and those of the coalition as a whole, have helped check ISIL’s advance and assisted the Iraqis in liberating a number of important towns. Coalition airstrikes are also having an effect in Syria, including at Kobane. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), co-hosted, with US Secretary of State John Kerry, a conference on 22 January to push forward other streams of work including disrupting ISIL’s funding streams, tackling foreign fighters, and countering ISIL’s twisted ideology. In Syria, Assad must continue to bear responsibility for the savage civil war and the harrowing impact it is having on his own people. He is a catalyst of terrorism, not its cure. So it is vital that we keep supporting moderate voices and keep pushing for a political settlement that ends the civil war. We have been clear that defeating ISIL will take considerable time, but we have a comprehensive, long-term and well-coordinated strategy in place.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T14:28:54.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:28:54.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
175580
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to provide books and other educational material for the Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences, Qamislo, northern Syria; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4423 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 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has no such plans at the moment. We are supporting a range of UN agencies and International NGOs who can deliver at scale. For example, the UK is supporting UNICEF to provide over 160,000 children inside Syria with a foundation-level understanding of key subjects including Arabic, Maths, and Science through remedial classes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-02-06T13:26:36.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-06T13:26:36.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of refugees in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan who have been identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as being in need of resettlement. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4590 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 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) aims to identify 6,000 refugees in Jordan for potential resettlement in 2015. Cases are identified on the basis of vulnerability. Only 15% of Syrian refugees in Jordan actually reside in a camp, and therefore UNHCR anticipates that approximately 15% of the 6,000 resettlement cases planned for 2015 will come from the camps, the largest of which is Zaatari.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:33:21.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:33:21.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
176961
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding the number of Syrian refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries who have been identified as being in need of resettlement. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4591 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The majority of refugees displaced from Syria, an estimated 3.8 million people, remain in countries neighbouring Syria. That is why the Government has committed £700 million to the emergency response in the region, the second largest bilateral contribution after the USA, helping hundreds of thousands of people in need. <br><br>We have not undertaken a formal assessment of the motivation for Syrian migrants to try to reach the European Union, or the routes they choose to get here. However, given the scale of the crisis in Syria and the hardship and human suffering it has caused, it is to be expected that some Syrians will seek to leave the region by whatever routes are available.</p><p>With millions of people in need in Syria and the region, the Government believes that humanitarian aid and actively seeking to end the conflict are the most effective ways for the UK to help the majority of those displaced, rather than larger scale resettlement. We have made our position on this clear in relevant discussions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for example at the UNHCR Global Resettlement Pledging Conference in Geneva on 9 December 2014. We also liaise regularly with the UNHCR at a working level about the relocation of particularly vulnerable displaced Syrians to the UK under the UK’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4592 more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T15:03:30.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T15:03:30.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
178350
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government which entity they recognise as the legitimate government of Syria. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL4738 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government recognises nation states and not governments. While the UK does not recognise the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces as the Syrian government, the UK does recognise the Syrian National Coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:40:30.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:40:30.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
178351
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contacts they maintain with opposition groups in Syria. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL4739 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>We maintain very regular contact with moderate Syrian opposition groups, including those in Syria largely through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Syria Overseas Network and the UK Special Representative for Syria. We support the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces both politically and practically in their efforts to promote a democratic and pluralistic vision of Syria free from both Assad’s brutality and extremism. We also support a range of civilian actors including Civil Defence Teams, Police and Local Councils providing essential services in Syria in areas no longer under the control of the Assad regime. We plan to make a significant contribution to the US train and equip programme to help the Syrian moderate armed opposition counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:16:18.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:16:18.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
178352
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last had contact with the Assad regime in Syria. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL4740 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 2015-02-19more like thismore than 2015-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Since the closure of our Embassy in Damascus on 1 March 2012 we have only had limited contact with the Assad regime in relation to consular matters.</p><p>In order to provide appropriate support to British Nationals we have had occasional contact with the regime on consular cases where necessary, including one exceptional meeting with the Syrian Consul in Beirut and a call to the Syrian Embassy during 2013. Other consular contact has included letters from Foreign Office Ministers and formal diplomatic notes passed to the Syrian government through our Embassy in Paris. On a day-to-day basis we have an informal agreement with the Czech Embassy who are able to contact Syrian officials on our behalf to convey letters and Note Verbales on consular matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-19T15:04:18.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-19T15:04:18.21Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
178665
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in the last month there have been any United Kingdom military air sorties against targets in Syria or any which have involved incursions into or overflying of Syrian airspace. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL4815 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 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The only UK air asset operating in Syria is the Reaper, Remotely Piloted Air System. In the month of January 2015 this aircraft conducted eight surveillance missions in Syria. No UK Reaper have discharged weapons in Syrian airspace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-02-24T16:46:06.923Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T16:46:06.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
224919
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fate of the Assyrian Christian prisoners abducted by Daesh on 24 February from Syrian villages along the River Khabour in Hassaka Governorate. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL5363 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 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>We understand that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has abducted more than 200 Assyrian Christians from the Hassaka region in North-East Syria. We believe that, in another act of appalling barbarity, ISIL has executed at least 15 of the hostages and that 23 Assyrian Christians have since been released following the payment of ransom money by the families. We remain concerned for the remaining hostages, most of whom are women, children and elderly people. We support the UN Security Council Statement condemning the abductions and demanding the Christians immediate release.</p><p>The UK is committed to defeating ISIL, an organisation that has no place in today’s world. We will continue to work with the Global Coalition of more than sixty countries to ensure that ISIL no longer poses a threat to the people of the region, to international stability or to our own national security.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-13T14:44:29.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:44:29.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
224968
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to involve those displaced by the conflict in Syria in any future peace process, in particular to ensure that the voices of minority groups are heard. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL5412 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
unstar this property answer text <p>It will be a vital part of any successful political settlement that the voices of minority groups in Syria are heard, and that they have reassurance about their future in the country. The Geneva I communique is clear on this point, and this remains the basis for UK efforts on the political track. As we make further progress on the political track, there will need to be a way of including views from displaced Syrians. The UK is supporting non-governmental efforts to promote dialogue between different ethnic and sectarian groups in Syria, with a view to a future political settlement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T15:20:13.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T15:20:13.92Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
224970
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial and other support has been given, or will be given, to the governments of Lebanon and Jordan to ensure they can keep their borders open for Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL5414 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 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has committed £191 million to Lebanon and £164 million to Jordan as part of our response to the crisis in Syria. UK support is providing clean water and hygiene facilities, food and household items, cash assistance, medical care, better quality accommodation, winterisation and cold weather protection, transportation services, early grade learning, primary education and support for small scale agriculture for refugee populations and the communities which host them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:46:36.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:46:36.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
224971
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they have given to traumatised Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL5415 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 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has to date committed £800 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. This support includes funding to provide training for health workers in emergency first aid, trauma care, clinical management of rape, mental healthcare and psychosocial support to assist displaced Syrians in Lebanon, Jordan, other states neighbouring Syria and within Syria itself who have experienced conflict-related trauma, including sexual violence. By the end of September 2014, the UK had supported over 630,000 children and over 55,400 adults with psychosocial interventions in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and the wider region.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T13:55:12.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T13:55:12.707Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
226460
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many armed sorties have been carried out by United Kingdom forces, and what ordnance has been released, over Syria in each of the last three months. more like this
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Lord Moonie more like this
star this property uin HL5582 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 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The only armed UK aircraft operating in Syria is the Reaper, Remotely Piloted Air System. The UK Reaper has not released any weapons over Syria as no authority has been granted for the discharge of weapons from UK Reaper aircraft operating in Syrian airspace.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Reaper Operations in Syria</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Missions Flown</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2014</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2015</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>February 2015</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-18T17:18:37.257Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-18T17:18:37.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moonie more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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