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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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 UK Membership of EU 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 steps, if any, they are taking to ensure that no significant European Union policy changes will be agreed or implemented during the period of re-negotiation ahead of a referendum in the United Kingdom on membership of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL203 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The British Government will continue to conduct European Union business during this period. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), has been clear with EU partners that reforming the EU and renegotiating the UK’s relationship ahead of a referendum is a priority for the UK and the British people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T16:16:42.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T16:16:42.163Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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 Fracking 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 July (WA 8), why they have not sought evidence from NATO regarding claims that Russia is funding non-governmental organisations opposed to fracking in the United Kingdom; and whether they will now do so. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL1141 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 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
star this property answer text <p>I would like to clarify for the noble Lord, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Secretary General has not claimed to possess evidence that Russia is funding non-governmental organisations opposed to fracking in the UK or elsewhere.</p><p>The Secretary General is reported to have said during a speech at Chatham House that it was his belief, following discussions with Allies, that “Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engages actively with so-called non-governmental organisations, environmental organisations working against shale gas – obviously to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas. That is my interpretation.”</p><p>The UK works closely with NATO and Allies to refute misinformation disseminated by Russia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-07-29T15:50:03.4793667Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T15:50:03.4793667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
46428
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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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 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 President Obama's statement on 26 March that "Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised". more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL6525 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 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>The point that President Obama was making is that the situations in Crimea and Kosovo are not comparable. Kosovo's independence followed a humanitarian crisis, nearly nine years of UN administration, and the failure of a long period of inclusive, internationally sponsored negotiations on Kosovo's final status. Kosovo thus declared independence only after other options were exhausted, and by the decision of a parliament that had been assembled through a free and fair vote conducted under UN supervision. None of these conditions apply in Crimea.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
60573
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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 EU Enlargement more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister's comments in Brussels on 27 May that Brussels was "too big and too busy" indicate that they intend to oppose any further expansion of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL162 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my Rt. Hon Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron)'s comment was that Brussels is “too big and too bossy”. He was referring to the need for the EU to reform to become less interfering and more competitive, flexible and democratically accountable. He was not pronouncing on the EU's territorial size.</p><p>The UK continues to be a strong supporter of enlargement based on firm but fair conditionality, focussing on key concerns shared by many Member States, particularly around the rule of law. Enlargement has proved a huge driver of peace, prosperity and progress across our continent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:47:20.4064997Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:47:20.4064997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
62524
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Warsi on 17 June (WS 586–88), whether they plan to abandon their demand that President Assad step down and to urge co-operation between his government and the official opposition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham and other Islamic terrorist groups in Syria. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL453 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Assad regime is the primary cause of terrorism in Syria, not the solution to it. The most effective way to tackle terrorism in Syria is to support the moderate opposition in its efforts to protect the Syrian people from the twin threats of tyranny and terrorism. The only sustainable solution to the crisis in Syria is to reach a negotiated political transition by the mutual consent of both sides – this is the principle in the Geneva Communiqué as endorsed by the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T12:44:26.3948815Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T12:44:26.3948815Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 EU Enlargement 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 17 June (WA 37), which third countries envisage joining the European Union; and what assessment they have made of the impact of further European Union enlargement, particularly on the financing of the European Union and migration. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL455 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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Six countries currently have been awarded Candidate Status by the European Union (EU). Of these, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are currently in accession negotiations. Iceland has suspended its accession negotiations. Macedonia is a candidate country but has not yet opened accession negotiations. Last month, the European Council endorsed the decision to grant Candidate Status to Albania. Two further countries are recognised as potential candidates. These are Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.</p><p>The current governments of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have all publicly expressed an interest in joining the EU.</p><p>The accession process is a lengthy one, involving detailed negotiation of 35 Chapters of the EU Acquis, with candidate countries required to adapt their administrative and institutional infrastructures and bring their national legislation into line with EU legislation in these areas. Financing of the EU and migration will be addressed at several stages in this process, notably in EU Common Positions and related impact assessments by the European Commission on Chapter 2 (Free Movement of Workers), Chapter 24 (Justice, Freedom and Security) and 33 (Financial and Budgetary Provisions). We welcome the emphasis that EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fule, has placed upon economic governance in the enlargement process, which should increase economic convergence between accession countries and the EU and reduce migratory pressures.</p><p>The UK has not produced national impact assessments on EU enlargement in addition to the European Commission's own impact assessments. As part of the Government's review of the balance of competences with the European Union, however, reports are due to be published on enlargement and free movement of persons.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T14:03:54.8240144Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T14:03:54.8240144Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
62527
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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 UK Membership of EU more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the event of Jean-Claude Juncker being appointed President of the European Commission, they plan to review their policy concerning continuing membership of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL456 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government is clear that membership of a reformed EU is in the UK's interest. The EU must reform to become more competitive, flexible and democratically accountable, and work fairly for those in and outside the Eurozone.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T15:30:17.1535309Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T15:30:17.1535309Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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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 Fracking more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on NATO–Russian relations of the comments attributed to Anders Fogh Rasmussen in The Guardian about Russian involvement in anti-fracking protests; and whether they have asked him to produce evidence that Russia is funding British non-governmental organisations opposed to fracking in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL542 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 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Secretary General's reported comments on Russian funding of British non-governmental organisations and anti-fracking protests. We have not requested evidence from NATO to substantiate these claims.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T14:57:22.7429877Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T14:57:22.7429877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
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65952
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 European Union more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 30 June (WA 213), whether they will answer the question, and explain why they did not do so originally. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>As stated in the response to the noble Lord, Lord Jopling, on 10 July, Official report, Column WA68, the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 30 June, Official report, Column WA213, referred to the business of the 19 June Council of Ministers meeting. The noble Lord may be interested to note that the concept of ever closer union was covered in the 26/27 June European Council conclusions which stated that “the European Council noted that the concept of ever closer union allows for different paths of integration for different countries, allowing those that want to deepen integration to move ahead, while respecting the wish of those who do not want to deepen any further”.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:19:59.7846042Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:19:59.7846042Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
65953
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 European Union more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission, what plans they have to monitor proposals from the Commission against a criterion of whether they promote ever-closer union; and whether they will take steps to resist any such proposals should they reach the European Council or Council of Ministers. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL880 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The noble Lord may be interested to note that the concept of ever closer union was covered in the 26/27 June European Council conclusions which stated that “the European Council noted that the concept of ever closer union allows for different paths of integration for different countries, allowing those that want to deepen integration to move ahead, while respecting the wish of those who do not want to deepen any further”. The Government will continue to engage on all legislative proposals to ensure that these are in the UK's national interest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:20:17.8641445Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:20:17.8641445Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this