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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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 Taiwan 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 his Department is taking to improve relations with the Taipei Representative Office in the UK; and what discussions his Department has had with the Taipei Representative Office on improving (a) visa treatments and exemptions for people travelling from Taiwan to the UK and (b) dialogue between the Taipei Representative Office and relevant departments in the UK Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
unstar this property uin 217649 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office to supports UK-Taiwan cooperation on education, culture, industry and trade. The UK lifted its visitor visa requirement for Taiwan passport holders in 2009 which has made travel easier for Taiwanese tourists. The Taipei Representative Office is welcome to engage with relevant UK Government Departments to further Taiwan’s educational, cultural and economic links with the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T15:30:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T15:30:46.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
168654
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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 Taiwan more like this
star 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 assessment he has made of the UK's relationship with Taiwan; and what plans he has to strengthen ties between the UK and Taiwan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
unstar this property uin 217641 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The UK enjoys a strong and flourishing relationship with Taiwan, in the fields of trade, investment, education and culture. We consistently seek ways to develop this relationship further. Recent examples include: a visit to Taiwan in September by Dame Julia King, the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador; the “GREAT Taste of Britain” campaign to promote British culture and food in Taiwan in October; and a visit by delegation of UK companies in November with the objective of sharing the UK’s experience on renewable energy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T15:24:59.18Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T15:24:59.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
168655
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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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 Taiwan more like this
star 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 assessment he has made of the role of the Taipei Representative Office in the UK in promoting closer links between the UK and Taiwan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
unstar this property uin 217642 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Taipei Representative Office plays an important role in promoting trade, investment, education and culture links with Taiwan. It regularly engages with UK business, industry and educational institutes. For example the Representative of the Taipei Representative Office led a business delegation to Bath in November in order to build upon commercial links.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T15:27:25.96Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T15:27:25.96Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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481
star this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
57723
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 USA 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 reference to the advice provided by Jemima Stratford QC to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones, if he will agree a new Memorandum of Understanding or other bilateral agreement with the US on data transfer and use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
unstar this property uin 198638 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK intelligence agencies work in accordance with UK law, as described by the Foreign Secretary in his statement to the House on 10 June 2013 (Official Report of 10 June 2013, column 31). In addition, Section 6 of the recently published Annual Report for 2013 by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Sir Anthony May, addresses the legal basis for intelligence sharing between the UK and its partners.</p><p>The UK Intelligence Agencies adhere to the law at all times. We have one of the world's strongest legal and regulatory frameworks governing the use of secret intelligence. All of GCHQ's activities are legal, necessary and proportionate. GCHQ does not disclose or share information other than is appropriate under the Intelligence Services Act 1994 and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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198637 more like this
199350 more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:28:41.5321758Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:28:41.5321758Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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1463
star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 GCHQ more like this
star 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, with reference to the advice provided by Jemima Stratford QC to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones, if her Department will take steps to prevent any unlawful practice by GCHQ. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
unstar this property uin 198637 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK intelligence agencies work in accordance with UK law, as described by the Foreign Secretary in his statement to the House on 10 June 2013 (Official Report of 10 June 2013, column 31). In addition, Section 6 of the recently published Annual Report for 2013 by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Sir Anthony May, addresses the legal basis for intelligence sharing between the UK and its partners.</p><p>The UK Intelligence Agencies adhere to the law at all times. We have one of the world's strongest legal and regulatory frameworks governing the use of secret intelligence. All of GCHQ's activities are legal, necessary and proportionate. GCHQ does not disclose or share information other than is appropriate under the Intelligence Services Act 1994 and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198638 more like this
199350 more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:28:41.6259666Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:28:41.6259666Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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1463
star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran 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 his Iranian counterpart on that country's material and financial support for terror organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fareham more like this
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Mr Mark Hoban more like this
unstar this property uin 199626 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 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about Iran's support for a number of militant groups in the Middle East, including Hizballah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the military wing of Hamas, and Shia militia groups, including in Iraq. This support undermines prospects for peace and stability in the Middle East. We have raised our concerns about such activity during our expanding bilateral engagement with Iran, and will continue to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T09:49:06.6830497Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T09:49:06.6830497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Hoban more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 Palestinians 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 assessment his Department has made of the adherence of Hamas to the Quartet Principles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
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Nadhim Zahawi more like this
unstar this property uin 202978 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 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not talk to Hamas. It remains the Government's position that Hamas must adhere to the Quartet Principles, by renouncing violence, recognising Israel, and accepting previously signed agreements. To date, 02 July, they have not.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-07-03T09:21:42.3614945Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T09:21:42.3614945Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 Palestinians 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 assessment he has made of the motivation of Hamas in kidnapping three Israeli teenagers on 12 June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
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Nadhim Zahawi 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 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We have made no assessment on this issue. We are encouraging Israel to continue to work with the Palestinian Authority in order to find the perpetrators. We will look very closely at any information about who is responsible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:51:02.0615307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:51:02.0615307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading USA 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 his Department has made of the report of the Stimson Task Force on US drone policy, published on 28 June 2014; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
unstar this property uin 204042 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 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We have seen the report and are studying it. We expect all states to observe the requirements of international law in their use of remotely piloted air systems, as with other military platforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-07-09T07:47:45.7028295Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T07:47:45.7028295Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading USA more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2014, Official Report, column 641W, on the USA, if his Department will update the 1946 UK-USA agreement to take better account of developments in technology since 1946 and ensure that data shared under the agreement is not used for targeted killing by the US outside Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>It is a long standing policy not to comment on intelligence matters. I would reiterate to the Hon. Member that all of the UK's intelligence sharing with the US is undertaken within a robust legal framework, and is subject to rigorous ministerial, parliamentary and judicial oversight.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T12:10:40.9774282Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T12:10:40.9774282Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this