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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupied Territories more like this
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 further action they plan to take internationally to ban the trade in goods and services from Israel's settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL1712 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text While the issue of settlement produce is a subject of active discussion with our EU partners, the Government has no plans to take this further internationally. We are working together to ensure continued, full and effective implementation of existing EU legislation and bilateral arrangements applicable to settlement products. This ongoing work includes measures to ensure that settlement produce does not enter the EU duty-free, under the EU-Israel Association Agreement, and steps to ensure that EU-wide guidelines are issued to make sure that settlement products are not incorrectly labelled as Israeli produce, in violation of EU consumer protection regulations. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:54:16.517209Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:54:16.517209Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1732
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
79578
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Russia more like this
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 criteria they are using to assess the impact and effectiveness of current European Union sanctions on Russia. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text We judge the impact and effectiveness of sanctions based on a range of economic and political factors. Sanctions are designed to impose a cost for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, deter further escalation of this crisis, and support the wider diplomatic effort. EU measures already announced have exacerbated negative trends in Russia’s economy; capital flight in the first half of 2014 was greater than for the whole of 2013; and we have seen a significant reduction in expected growth. Russian access to western financial markets will be severely constrained as lenders consider the risks of Russian exposure in the current climate. The strengthening of sanctions should signal clearly to the Russian leadership that their policy of trying to destabilise Ukraine will have a cost for the Russian economy. The EU’s measures have in-built review mechanisms. The sanctions implemented on 31 July are in force for one year, with a review of implementation after three months. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:28:37.0283039Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:28:37.0283039Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
93730
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iran more like this
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 through the chargé d’affaires of the recently reopened Iranian embassy regarding the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL2154 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text We are aware of the imprisonment of Pastor Behnam Irani. We remain deeply concerned about the detention of and discrimination against members of minority religious groups in Iran. We have called on the Iranian government to protect the rights of all minority groups in Iran. The Iranian Embassy in the UK is yet to reopen, but the UK’s non-resident Chargé d’Affaires raised the issue of freedom of religion with the Iranian authorities during his visit to Iran earlier this year. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:07:18.1732276Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:07:18.1732276Z
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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
92759
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey 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, or intend to have, with President Erdogan over the nature of secular society in Turkey. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL1995 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text We and our EU partners regularly engage with the Turkish government on the full range of EU accession matters, including on human rights and freedom of religion and belief. We are encouraged by the progress Turkey has made on these issues. In particular, we welcome the steps taken to protect the interests of religious minorities in Turkey. This includes the freedom granted to hold religious services at the Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery and Armenian Orthodox Akdamar Church; updated religious textbooks for schools; and the returning of property seized by the state to religious minorities. We are also encouraged by the ‘democratisation package’ announced by the Turkish government in October 2013, aimed at addressing concerns over minority rights. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:57:03.7459108Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:57:03.7459108Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
92766
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
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 a report by Human Rights Watch that Islamic State is detaining Yezidi men, women and children from Iraq in Iraq and Syria; and what they know about their situation. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2002 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to commit atrocities against Muslims, Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen and other communities throughout the areas under its control. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of communities on the basis of their religion, belief or ethnicity. We are working closely with the Iraqi government and our international coalition partners to assist and protect civilians wherever we can. We are aware of reports from Human Rights Watch and others that Yezidi men, women and children are being detained by ISIL along with people from other religious groups. We welcome the commitments that Prime Minister al-Abadi has made to inclusivity, to protecting Iraqi citizens, addressing human rights abuses and holding those responsible to account. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:56:43.8870032Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:56:43.8870032Z
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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 Alton of Liverpool more like this
93722
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Libya 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 the last ministerial visit to Libya took place; and what plans they have for future visits. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2146 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text The former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), visited Tripoli in March 2014. The former Minister of State at the Department for International Development, my right hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Melton (Sir Alan Duncan), visited on 22 June. Our Embassy in Tripoli has been temporarily closed since 6 August due to ongoing fighting and instability in Libya. The Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to the Libyan Political Transition, Jonathan Powell, visited Libya on 11 October in support of efforts being led by the UN to agree a ceasefire and political settlement. Until such time as the security situation improves, there are no plans for Ministerial visits to Libya. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:07:54.8412451Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:07:54.8412451Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
92799
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupied Territories 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 representations they are making to the government of Israel about (1) the demolition of homes in the E–1 area and the bulldozing of walls, adjoining houses and land in Khillet al-Qamar and a plan to displace Bedouin in the West Bank; and (2) the destruction of the electricity network in Aqraba following the demolition of houses in al-Tawil in August. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2035 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised strong concerns over the plans to move the Bedouin population from Area C with the Israeli Justice Minister on 6 October during his visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories between 5-8 October The issue was also raised by officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv in meetings with senior officials in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. We regularly make clear, publicly and privately, to Israel our serious concerns about the actual or threatened demolition of Palestinian homes and infrastructure in the West Bank, and the need for a planning process that adequately addresses the needs of Palestinian communities. Demolitions cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians; are harmful to the peace process; and are, in all but the most exceptional of cases, contrary to international humanitarian law. The Fourth Geneva Convention is clear that the destruction of any real or personal property in Occupied Territory is not justified unless it is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations. We also make clear to Israeli officials that forcible transfer would be a breach of International Humanitarian Law and would have serious ramifications on Israel’s international standing.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:26:26.6714144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:26:26.6714144Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
92796
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians 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 they consider the marine territory relating to Gaza to be that agreed in the Oslo Accords or some lesser distance from the shoreline; and which country they consider to be the owner of mineral rights in such a marine territory. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL2032 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text The Oslo Accords did not agree the marine territory relating to Gaza. They set out rules for maritime activities, by defining certain maritime activity zones and what could take place in them, including but not limited to setting the 20 nautical mile fishing limit. Off the coast of Gaza, Marine 1/Gaza Marine lies entirely within the control of the Palestinian Authority. Marine 2/Noa straddles the Gaza/Israeli maritime border and so has been split on that basis into two fields: Noa South (under the control of the Palestinian Authority) and Noa (under the control of Israel). more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T14:21:55.5829343Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T14:21:55.5829343Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1732
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
92797
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians 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 the International Court of Justice has ruled on the claim by Turkey that Israel’s partial blockade of Gaza constitutes illegal collective punishment; and if so, in what terms. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2033 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answer text The International Court of Justice has not ruled on the legality of Israel’s restrictions around Gaza. The British Government continues to stress to the Israeli authorities the damage that their restrictions are doing to the living standards of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza, and that supporting legal trade for Gazans is firmly in Israel’s long-term interests. We have also encouraged the Egyptian authorities to ease the movement of bona fide travellers through Rafah, and to consider expanding Rafah to goods transit in the medium term, which will help to ease humanitarian pressures. Easing Israeli and Egyptian restrictions would also go some way to alleviate the shortage of medicines and medical supplies, which are much needed. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-22T16:07:54.6354431Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T16:07:54.6354431Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
79784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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 representations they have made to the government of Israel about the bombardment of Gaza. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL1673 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv are holding regular discussions with the Government of Israel about the current Gaza crisis. On 29 July the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), called for an unconditional, immediate, humanitarian ceasefire. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:50:44.0852363Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:50:44.0852363Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this