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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the outcomes of his Department's Magna Carta Fund project on the UN guiding principles on business and human rights in Colombia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Over the 2016-2018 financial years, we financed a project, implemented by <a href="http://creer-ihrb.org/" target="_blank">Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos Responsables</a> CREER in Colombia, to help implement the measures in Colombia's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights which provide for non-judicial remedy of potential disputes related to extractive industry projects. The guide for firms, produced following extensive consultations, workshops and three pilot projects, can be found <a href="https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/134a42_fe9b054fe5c4424a8d88ced4fdc2bc49.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (in Spanish).</p><p>For more information on the global objectives of this (and other) programmes, please see our <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-departmental-programme-spend-objectives-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">ODA collection pages on GOV.UK</a> . The Foreign and Commonwealth Office remains committed to meeting transparency requirements, <a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/f7ec44fa-b876-4882-a171-477afafc7d3d/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-programme-spend" target="_blank">published on gov.uk</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 263097 more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:20:30.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:20:30.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1131320
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Colombia: Peace Negotiations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a report on the Government-funded project to support the engagement of the private sector with the truth commission in Colombia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 263097 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Over the 2016-2018 financial years, we financed a project, implemented by <a href="http://creer-ihrb.org/" target="_blank">Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos Responsables</a> CREER in Colombia, to help implement the measures in Colombia's National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights which provide for non-judicial remedy of potential disputes related to extractive industry projects. The guide for firms, produced following extensive consultations, workshops and three pilot projects, can be found <a href="https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/134a42_fe9b054fe5c4424a8d88ced4fdc2bc49.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (in Spanish).</p><p>For more information on the global objectives of this (and other) programmes, please see our <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-departmental-programme-spend-objectives-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">ODA collection pages on GOV.UK</a> . The Foreign and Commonwealth Office remains committed to meeting transparency requirements, <a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/f7ec44fa-b876-4882-a171-477afafc7d3d/official-development-assistance-oda-fco-programme-spend" target="_blank">published on gov.uk</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 263093 more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:20:30.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:20:30.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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1484
star this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1130978
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 262375 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>British diplomats meet people representing the full spectrum of peaceful political views in Hong Kong, in line with normal diplomatic practice.</p><p>Hong Kong citizens are guaranteed the right to freedom of assembly and demonstration under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. Hong Kong's success and stability depend on its high degree of autonomy and respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:11:11.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:11:11.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1130993
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of People's Republic of China on the suppression of political activists in Hong Kong. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 262441 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We speak to the Chinese Government at all levels on a range of issues concerning Hong Kong. The British Consul General to Hong Kong discussed political developments in Hong Kong with the Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing in April 2019. We also raise Hong Kong in the course of regular dialogue with China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</p><p>We have raised a number of issues relating to the proposals with the Hong Kong Government at senior levels and Chinese officials in Beijing. These include potential implications for our bilateral extradition treaty, as well as the potential consequences for the UK business community and for UK citizens living in or travelling through Hong Kong. We will continue to seek clarity from the authorities on these points.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, issued a Joint Statement on 30 May 2019,which noted concern for the potential effect of the proposals on the large number of UK and Canadian citizens in Hong Kong, on business confidence and on Hong Kong's international reputation. They made clear that any extradition arrangements in Hong Kong should be in line with 'One Country, Two Systems' and fully respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. They also urged the Hong Kong Government to engage meaningfully with Hong Kong's broad range of local and international stakeholders in order to ensure their concerns are fully considered.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:15:25.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:15:25.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1130722
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support Christians on death row in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 261522 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>It is the British Government's longstanding policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries. In Pakistan, we remain deeply concerned by the misuse of blasphemy laws, and that religious minorities, including Christians, are disproportionately affected. The harsh penalties for blasphemy, including the death penalty, add to these concerns.</p><p>We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. My colleague, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister in February 2019.</p><p>To ensure the United Kingdom is providing the right levels of support to persecuted Christians overseas, the Foreign Secretary asked the Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd. Philip Mounstephen, to carry out an independent review. The Bishop has submitted his interim report; with the full report due later this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:36:35.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:36:35.04Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4450
star this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130441
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Indonesia: Armed Forces more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to his Indonesian counterpart on ending virginity tests for women applying to the Indonesian military. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261140 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We are aware that the Indonesia military continues to conduct virginity tests on women recruits and have raised our concerns at senior levels with the Indonesian Government. This test is against our values and we will work closely with international partners to bring this practice to an end.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:29:26.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:29:26.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1130511
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Human Rights more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the protection of civil society groups and human rights in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 261229 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We remain concerned about the lack of protection of civil society groups and the failure to respect civil and political rights in China. We currently have particular concerns relating to the persecution of certain ethnic minorities, including Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang; the use of the death penalty; and reductions in freedom of expression, association and assembly; and limits on freedom of religion or belief.</p><p> </p><p>While I have not made recent representations to my Chinese counterpart on the protection of civil society groups and human rights in China, the British Government remains committed to raising these issues with the Chinese authorities, and will continue to do so. The Prime Minister spoke about human rights during her most recent visit to China. Additionally, the Foreign Secretary highlighted his concerns about human rights in China with State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his last visit to China in July 2018; I also did the same with my counterpart earlier that month.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, we highlight our human rights concerns publicly in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy – the 2019 report was published earlier this month. The United Kingdom has also taken regular action bilaterally and multilaterally, including in the March 2019 session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, to support civil society groups in the country. During China’s last Universal Periodic Review, we asked China publically what steps it is taking to ensure these groups are protected from detention and harassment. The Foreign Secretary has also raised the cases of detained human rights lawyers, including Wang Quanzheng and Yu Wensheng, with Chinese Government Ministers.</p><p>​</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:31:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:31:21.67Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1130513
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in China in (a) 2019 comparative to (b) 1989. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 261230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Over the past 30 years China has ratified a number of United Nations instruments relating to human rights. However we have serious concerns about the continued lack of respect for civil and political human rights in China, particularly relating to the rights of ethnic minorities; the death penalty; freedom of expression, association and assembly; and freedom of religion or belief.</p><p> </p><p>The advent of advanced surveillance technologies has facilitated increased restrictions on the rights of citizens in China. This has been particularly noticeable in Xinjiang, where there are credible reports of over a million Uyghurs and other minorities being detained in so called “re-education camps”. Reliable reporting suggests the region is subject to widespread surveillance, overt discriminatory profiling of members of ethnic minorities, and an omnipresent security apparatus. British diplomats most recently visited Xinjiang in May 2019 and their observations supported much of the recent open source reporting about the situation in the province.</p><p> </p><p>We urge the Chinese authorities to safeguard their citizens’ rights as enshrined in China’s constitution and in international law.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:33:33.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:33:33.65Z
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1405
star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1130117
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kashmir: Riot Control Weapons more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the use of pellet guns in Indian Administered Kashmir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Halifax more like this
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Holly Lynch more like this
star this property uin 260686 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>​We welcome the reduction in the use of pellet guns since 2017 but are aware of, and concerned by, continued reports of their use and related injuries. We have raised this issue with the Indian Government. I discussed the situation in Kashmir with the Indian Foreign Secretary on my visit to India in March this year. The Permanent Under Secretary to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Sir Simon McDonald) also raised the situation in Kashmir with the Foreign Secretary during bilateral talks last month (May).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T15:26:08.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:26:08.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Holly Lynch more like this
1129806
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Papua: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the political and conflict situation in West Papua as part of its role as the UN Security Council penholder on peacekeeping and protection of civilians in armed conflict. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
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Helen Goodman more like this
star this property uin 259909 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The British Government follows the situation in Papua closely. We respect the territorial integrity of Indonesia. Officials at the Embassy in Jakarta, visit Papua and West Papua provinces regularly. I met the Indonesian Ambassador in January and raised Papua with him, and I addressed a parliamentary debate on the issue on 8 May.</p><p>We fully support efforts by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and her officials to arrange a visit to Papua at the invitation of the Indonesian government. Officials in our Embassy in Jakarta have discussed the proposed visit with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and encouraged Indonesia to agree dates as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:11:59.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:11:59.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this