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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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
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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, with which private sector organisations the Government held discussions on supporting 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 263772 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 Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos (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 more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:29:10.67Z
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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
1131857
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 USA: State Visits 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of President Trump's state visit in June. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
star this property uin 263912 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>The cost of the State Visit to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will be published in the usual way on the gov.uk website before the end of the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T09:25:40.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T09:25:40.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1131223
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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
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 Libya: Immigrants more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to detention centres in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 263144 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>The British Government does not fund Libyan detention centres. The centres are the responsibility of Libyan authorities. We remain concerned over the conditions reported in these centres, and continue to lobby the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention and to implement a better functioning migration system that respects human rights.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T10:26:32.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:26:32.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1131224
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 Libya: Immigrants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the number of refugees the Government plans to resettle from detention centres in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 263145 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>The ongoing plight of refugees in Libya is a matter of deep concern for the British Government. A range of interventions, including the focus and scale of the Government's existing resettlement programmes, are regularly discussed between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office. We continue to pressure the Libyan authorities to pursue alternatives to detention and prioritise human rights. I met the Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister last week and pressed the issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:23:17.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:23:17.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4058
star this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1131253
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 Sudan: Internet more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he plans to make to his Sudanese counterpart on the restoration of access to the internet in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 263044 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>​The Foreign Secretary's statement on 6 June called for internet and full media freedom to be restored to avoid escalation. I have also called for the blocking of the internet in Sudan to stop.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:04:38.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:04:38.46Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1131261
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 Sudan: Demonstrations 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 advice his Department has provided to UK embassy staff in Khartoum on attending street demonstrations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 263045 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>​On 5 June the decision was taken to withdraw non-essential British Embassy staff and dependents from Sudan. All British Embassy staff remaining are advised to avoid all protests and street demonstrations. This is in line with the Foreign and Commonwealth office Travel Advice for UK citizens, that advise against 'all but essential travel' to Khartoum and all other remaining areas of Sudan due to developments in the security and political situation, in addition to long-standing existing advice against travel to certain areas of the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:07:10.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:07:10.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1131263
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 Sudan: Violence 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 estimate he has made of the death toll from violence in Khartoum; and what steps he is taking to negotiate a ceasefire between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces for Freedom and Change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 263046 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>The UK continues to engage with a range of opposition, members of the protest movement as well as the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and with those leading the negotiations. The UK, alongside Troika partners Norway and the US, has called for all sides to engage in an inclusive dialogue that leads to a swift, orderly and peaceful transition to civilian rule. On 29 May our Ambassador delivered this message to Yassir Arman of Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) and encouraged all armed movements to return to Sudan and take part in the talks. We have condemned the way that the opposition leaders have since been treated by the TMC since they returned.</p><p>On 4 June in a joint Troika statement, we condemned the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan which left many civilians dead or injured. The death toll has been reported with over 100 people killed that includes 19 children. We also expressed serious concern over TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations and called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. British Embassy Officials in Khartoum have engaged with all elements of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), encouraging them to be inclusive in their approach and seek a realistic compromise. The TMC have promised the release of political prisoners and employees who observed the strike. Talks between the TMC and FFC have resumed via the mediators.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:15:12.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:15:12.923Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1131266
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 Yasir Arman 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, whether he has plans to make representations to the Sudanese authorities on allowing Yassir Arman to return to Sudan from his exile in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 263047 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>The British Government condemns the arrest and detention of Yasir Arman by the Sudanese security forces. We are aware that Yasir Arman has been deported to South Sudan. We call for his immediate release and for the legitimate demands of Sudanese people to be respected. Violence must not be used, including against opponents. Sudanese people should not be faced with the threat of arbitrary detention or deportation. We consistently made clear to the former Government of Sudan our expectation that all detainees should be treated in accordance with international standards; we continue to call upon the Sudanese authorities to do so.</p><p>On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express the grave concerns of the United Kingdom at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. Our Embassy in Khartoum calls on members of the Transitional Military Council both in public and directly the steps that needed to be taken to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees. We also engage regularly with civil society groups on the issue of detainee treatment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:19:14.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:19:14.82Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1131279
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: 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
star this property uin 263093 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 more like this
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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1405
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
1131280
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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
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: Mining 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 potential consequences for Colombian mining companies of non-compliance with the OECD due diligence guidance. 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 263094 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>The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (OECD DDG) sets out recommendations to help companies respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral purchasing decisions and practices. While not legally binding, the recommendations reflect the common position and political commitments of OECD members and non-member adherents. Grievances against companies registered in OECD member and adherent non-member countries that have allegedly failed to meet the guidelines' standards can be taken to the OECD's National Contact Point in the relevant country. When the European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation comes into full force on 1 January 2021, the OECD Guidance will become mandatory for the largest importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) into the European Union.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/human-rights-and-democracy-report-2018" target="_blank">2018 Annual Human Rights</a> report included details of the Government's work to support responsible mining practices in Colombia. On 6 February 2018 the OECD published a report on due diligence in Colombia's gold supply chain. For Due Diligence to be effective it needs to be implemented across the supply chain. To achieve this it is essential to work with all actors in the supply chain including NGOs and the private sector. We do this through the OECD's multi-stakeholder group linked for their Implementation Programme for the DDG. In addition, the UK helped to found the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals, a multi-stakeholder initiative which aims to increase the supply and demand of responsibly sourced minerals. You can find a current list of European Partnership for Responsible Minerals members at the following link: <a href="https://europeanpartnership-responsibleminerals.eu/member" target="_blank">https://europeanpartnership-responsibleminerals.eu/member</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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263095 more like this
263096 more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:24:06.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:24:06.403Z
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1405
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