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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Prisoners more like this
star 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, with reference to the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 281598 on Organs, what assessment the Government has made of the validity of reports of organ harvesting in the People’s Republic of China; and what steps the Government is taking in response to those reports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 1644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s position has not changed. As the Prime Minister’s former Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad, said in Parliament on 25 July,</p><p>“I note the time and energy that the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China has dedicated to this issue. Officials have reviewed the evidence thoroughly. While the evidence is not incontrovertible, we take these allegations seriously and have consulted the World Health Organization and international partners. The evidence provided disturbing details about the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners, and raised worrying questions about China’s transplant system. We continue to monitor all available evidence.”</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:35:28.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:35:28.203Z
star this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1149865
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Supply 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 Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290335 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 1005 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The electricity used by the FCO across its UK estate is procured using the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). CCS is an executive agency and trading fund of the Cabinet Office of the British Government.</p><p>Through their competitively tendered Energy related commercial agreements, CCS ensure all legislation is adhered to including the environmental standards of suppliers. CCS is not able to dictate the sources of power to be supplied to the government departments as this is internal policy driven. The FCO is currently receiving electricity from the standard UK supply mix, however they have the option to access renewable energy from a variety of alternative routes, taking into account the additional financial commitment.</p><p>The current CCS framework under which the FCO procures its electricity expires in 2023. Under the CCS framework, the electricity is supplied by EDF. The electricity supplied is not solely from renewable resources. The CCS Framework does provide the ability to have electricity solely from renewable resources. The FCO is investigating this option.</p><p>The FCO actively seeks to manage its energy consumption as demonstrated by having reduced carbon emissions associated with its UK energy consumption from 9,485 tCO2e in 2017/18 to 7,357 tCO2e in 2018/19, a reduction of 22.44%.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:01:35.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:01:35.13Z
star this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149877
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Greek Islands: Asylum more like this
star 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 representations he has made to his Greek counterpart on that Governments policy to contain people on Greek islands in the Aegean sea following reports of (a) inhumane living conditions, (b) generalised insecurity and (c) inadequate provision of essential healthcare and mental healthcare services for children and unaccompanied minors on those islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>New migrant arrivals on the Greek islands are accommodated in Reception and Identification Centres (&quot;hotspots&quot;) while they are processed in line with the 2016 EU/Turkey statement. Due to high numbers of arrivals, some of the hotspots are operating well beyond capacity and conditions for many migrants are poor. The United Kingdom continues to raise concerns about conditions on the islands in discussions with the Greek Government.</p><p>As part of its efforts to ease congestion on the islands, the Greek Government is transferring the most vulnerable migrants to accommodation on the Greek mainland. As part of our support for the EU/Turkey statement, the United Kingdom is providing interpreters to support migrants in the hotspots, including to help identify the most vulnerable. We are also funding a shelter for the most vulnerable unaccompanied children on Samos.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:54:48.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:54:48.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150002
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff 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, how many full time equivalent staff worked on climate change and energy in (a) his Department's UK-based offices and (b) embassies, high commissions and other overseas posts in each year from and including 2010 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
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Barry Gardiner more like this
star this property uin 833 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) works actively across the international climate and energy agenda in partnership with the work of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and other government departments. Some of the functions previously filled by FCO staff are now delivered by officials in these departments, for example, international climate change strategy and policy.</p><p>Climate Change and Energy (CCE) work is a network-wide priority, so forms part of a wide range of officers' work, including Heads of Mission and staff at all levels. The time allocated varies widely from a very small part of an officer's time to full time work on CCE.</p><p>The table below shows numbers of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) FCO staff working on CCE issues. Staffing figures rely on individual staff members' recording of their activities.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FTE FCO Staff working in London</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>FTE FCO Staff working overseas</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>69.175</p></td><td><p>264.951</p></td><td><p>334.126</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>47.493</p></td><td><p>204.508</p></td><td><p>252.001</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>48.278</p></td><td><p>166.218</p></td><td><p>214.496</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>43.840</p></td><td><p>169.939</p></td><td><p>213.779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>44.897</p></td><td><p>156.699</p></td><td><p>201.596</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>41.482</p></td><td><p>162.824</p></td><td><p>204.306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>31.937</p></td><td><p>148.539</p></td><td><p>180.476</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>18.77</p></td><td><p>111.86</p></td><td><p>130.63</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>11.505</p></td><td><p>97.019</p></td><td><p>108.524</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>10.19</p></td><td><p>96.712</p></td><td><p>106.902</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>19.59</p></td><td><p>109.067</p></td><td><p>128.657</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:58:21.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:58:21.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
1150030
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: British Nationals Abroad 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 estimate his Department has made of the number of British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 1109 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware that some British nationals, including children, are living in displaced persons camps in Syria but due to the circumstances on the ground we are not in a position to make an accurate estimate of the number.</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 2019-10-21T16:56:23.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:56:23.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1150055
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: British Nationals Abroad 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 steps his Department is taking to evacuate all British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 980 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance, but we carefully consider all requests.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. A request can be made on behalf of a minor. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</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 2019-10-21T16:44:15.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:44:15.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1150056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: British Nationals Abroad 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 discussions his officials have had with representatives of regional authorities in north east Syria on the (a) evacuation and (b) repatriation of British children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 981 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>​Officials have discussed the evacuation and repatriation of British orphans and unaccompanied minors with representatives of the civilian de facto authorities in north east Syria on several occasions, most recently on 18 October.</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 2019-10-21T16:38:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:38:48.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1150058
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi 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 make representations to the Israeli Government on conducting a criminal investigation into the alleged shooting by the Israeli Defence Force of a 9 year old Palestinian boy, Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi on 12 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 1015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 2 October (PQ 291575). Our Embassy in Tel Aviv has raised the death of Abd a-Rahman with the Israeli authorities, stressing the importance of protecting civilians, especially children. The British Government is very concerned at the high numbers of Palestinian children killed and injured by Israel Defense Forces in the West Bank and Gaza. We have raised the issue of excessive use of force, including use of live ammunition with both the Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. We will continue to encourage the Israeli authorities to carry out transparent investigations on the use of live fire.</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 2019-10-21T16:49:11.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:49:11.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
1150102
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Uganda: Homosexuality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Uganda has abandoned plans to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality Bill imposing the death penalty on homosexuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 1125 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is fundamentally opposed to all forms of discrimination and works to uphold the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in all circumstances. We note that an Ugandan Government spokesperson confirmed publicly on 11 October they do not intend to introduce new anti-homosexuality laws and we continue to follow closely any developments related to the death penalty. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. Our Travel Advice on Uganda for British citizens is kept under constant review and is regularly updated with any changes. We also have a dedicated travel guidance page for LGBT British travellers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1126 more like this
1127 more like this
1128 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.103Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1150103
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Uganda: Homosexuality 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 steps the Government plans to take in response to reports that the Ugandan Government plans to re-introduce a Bill imposing the death penalty on homosexuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 1126 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is fundamentally opposed to all forms of discrimination and works to uphold the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in all circumstances. We note that an Ugandan Government spokesperson confirmed publicly on 11 October they do not intend to introduce new anti-homosexuality laws and we continue to follow closely any developments related to the death penalty. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. Our Travel Advice on Uganda for British citizens is kept under constant review and is regularly updated with any changes. We also have a dedicated travel guidance page for LGBT British travellers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
1125 more like this
1127 more like this
1128 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1150104
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Uganda: Homosexuality 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 representations the UK has made to the Ugandan Government on reports that it will re-introduce a Bill imposing the death penalty on homosexuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 1127 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is fundamentally opposed to all forms of discrimination and works to uphold the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in all circumstances. We note that an Ugandan Government spokesperson confirmed publicly on 11 October they do not intend to introduce new anti-homosexuality laws and we continue to follow closely any developments related to the death penalty. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. Our Travel Advice on Uganda for British citizens is kept under constant review and is regularly updated with any changes. We also have a dedicated travel guidance page for LGBT British travellers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
1125 more like this
1126 more like this
1128 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1150105
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Uganda: Homosexuality 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 steps he is taking to safeguard British citizens who identify as LGBT+ who are working and travelling in Uganda following reports that that country's Government plans to re-introduce a Bill imposing the death penalty on homosexuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 1128 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is fundamentally opposed to all forms of discrimination and works to uphold the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in all circumstances. We note that an Ugandan Government spokesperson confirmed publicly on 11 October they do not intend to introduce new anti-homosexuality laws and we continue to follow closely any developments related to the death penalty. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. Our Travel Advice on Uganda for British citizens is kept under constant review and is regularly updated with any changes. We also have a dedicated travel guidance page for LGBT British travellers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
1125 more like this
1126 more like this
1127 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:08:57.24Z
star this property answering member
4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1150108
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education 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, how much his Department spent from the Continuity of Education Allowance on placements at (a) Eton, (b) Charterhouse, (c) Harrow, (d) Rugby, (e) Shrewsbury, (f) Westminster, (g) Winchester, (h) St Paul's and (i) Merchant Taylors schools in the last financial year for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 1130 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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star this property answering member
4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1150122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question HL17757 on China: Prisoners, when his Department held its most recent consultation relating to organ harvesting in the People’s Republic of China with (a) the World Health Organisation and (b) other international organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 963 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international organisations act independently of the British Government, and as such we cannot disclose, nor oblige them to disclose, the details of their work. Our most recent consultation with the WHO relating to organ harvesting in China took place on 15 May.</p><p>We consult and share assessments with a wide range of human rights and international organisations on the basis of confidentiality. In order to maintain working relationships with these organisations, we do not publish details of discussions between them and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:27:58.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:27:58.177Z
star this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1150123
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Transplant Surgery more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 281598 on Organs, what steps the Government plans to take in response to reports of (a) the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners and (b) abuses taking place within China’s transplant system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 964 more like this
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answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>There is credible evidence that Falun Gong practitioners are subjected to serious mistreatment. We regularly raise concerns with China on the treatment of religious and ethnic minorities, and continue to monitor evidence surrounding abuses taking place within China’s transplant system.</p><p>On 26 September during an Urgent Question on Hong Kong, the Foreign Secretary set out the UK’s position on the persecution of religious groups in China, including Falun Gong practitioners, on the grounds of religion or belief. As the Foreign Secretary stated in the House, we are concerned that Chinese Government guidelines on unapproved religious activity, education and travel may restrict the peaceful observation of those rights. Further, at the 41<sup>st</sup> session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2019, we raised our concerns about freedom of religion or belief in our ‘Item 4’ national statement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:32:52.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:32:52.143Z
star this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property tabling member
1583
unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1150136
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Catalonia: Sovereignty more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 made representations to his Spanish counterpart on the (a) general and (b) police response to pro-independence demonstrations in Catalonia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 1135 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>I am saddened that a minority of protesters have resorted to violence in Catalonia. It is important that all parties work to resolve their political differences peacefully and in line with the Spanish legal framework and constitution. The Government has been clear that the situation in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia is a matter for Spain, and that questions related to the issue of independence should be resolved within the proper constitutional and legal channels. I recently outlined this position to the Spanish Ambassador and in Parliament on 15 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T15:28:05.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:28:05.827Z
star this property answering member
4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
star this property tabling member
4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1150162
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Uganda: Homosexuality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 has had made to his Ugandan counterpart on the proposed legislation in that country to impose the death penalty as a punishment for gay sex. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 851 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>On 11 October a spokesperson from the Ugandan Government confirmed they do not intend to introduce new anti-homosexuality laws and we continue to follow closely any developments related to the death penalty. The British Government is fundamentally opposed to all forms of discrimination and works to uphold the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in all circumstances. We make regular representation to governments around the world on this issue. The UK also works with international partners and in multilateral fora including the UN, EU and the Commonwealth to promote tolerance and non-discrimination towards LGBT people globally, and to address discriminatory laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:12:54.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:12:54.167Z
star this property answering member
4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150166
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Uganda: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 diplomatic steps the Government is taking to improve human rights in Uganda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 852 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>​The UK firmly believes that human rights are universal and should apply equally to all people. We promote universal human rights as part of our Commonwealth engagement. Where we have specific concerns, we raise them directly as part of our ongoing dialogue with the Ugandan Government. Our High Commission, alongside other missions in Kampala, has released statements calling on the Ugandan Government to guarantee freedoms enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. We will continue to support civil society groups in Uganda working to improve protection of minority rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T15:13:54.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:13:54.187Z
star this property answering member
4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property tabling member
167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150191
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 plans the Government has to evacuate British children and their mothers from north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 1141 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance. This makes it difficult to help but we will take a case-by-case approach to any requests for assistance. The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. Outside of Syria, we would of course respond to requests for consular assistance regarding British children.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T16:55:05.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:55:05.39Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1150192
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 steps his Department is taking to repatriate the mothers of British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 1142 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance. This makes it difficult to help but we will take a case-by-case approach to any requests for assistance. Outside of Syria, we would of course respond to requests for consular assistance.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. If a minor is unable to do so, a request can be made on their behalf. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</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 2019-10-21T16:53:26.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:53:26.77Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1149207
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Turkey more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 Turkey's compliance with international law in relation to that country's recent actions in Kurdish occupied northern Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 648 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>​We are seriously concerned about reports of violations of International Humanitarian Law during the military offensive by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies. We have raised these concerns with the Government of Turkey and reiterated the importance of all sides abiding by their obligations under international law.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T13:13:38.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:13:38.637Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1149214
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Paramilitary Forces more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 (a) the accuracy of reports of attacks in Colombia on the headquarters of opposition parties by right wing paramilitary groups and (b) the adequacy of the Colombian’s Government's response to those attacks; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 542 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reports of violence against political groups as Colombia prepares for regional elections on 27 October. The United Kingdom is supportive of the Colombian authorities as they seek to ensure sustainable peace in Colombia, and we will continue to work closely with the Colombian government and civil society on the peace process and related matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T16:51:12.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:51:12.713Z
star this property answering member
4075
star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
star this property tabling member
4425
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1149281
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Uighurs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 adequacy of the (a) governance of and (b) humanitarian situation in (i) Uighur and (ii) Xinjiang province, China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 560 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>​We have serious concerns about the human rights and humanitarian situation in Xinjiang, where there are credible reports of over a million Uyghurs and other minorities being detained in so called &quot;re-education camps.&quot; British diplomats in China visit Xinjiang regularly, most recently in May, in order to see the situation at first-hand. Their observations have supported much of the recent open source reporting, including reports of widespread surveillance measures, restrictions targeted at specific ethnic groups, and restrictions on the ability to freely practice religion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T15:18:58.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:18:58.01Z
star this property answering member
4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
star this property tabling member
4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1149336
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 BBC video report by journalist Fred Scott dated 13 October on three UK orphans in Syria, if she will take steps to return (a) those UK orphans and (b) other UK children in a similar position to the UK; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 585 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are urgently considering how we can assist UK orphans. Given the UK has no consular presence in Syria, this is extremely difficult. The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. If a minor is unable to do so, a request can be made on their behalf. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</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
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T13:20:34.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:20:34.487Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
3930
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1149342
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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: Kurds more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
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 steps he is taking to ensure that Kurdish people in (a) Syria and (b) surrounding regions do not come to harm following the US troop withdrawal from that area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 695 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>​We have repeatedly called on Turkey to exercise maximum restraint and bring an end to their military operation in north east Syria. We expect all parties to respect their obligations towards civilians and under International Humanitarian Law. The Prime Minister made this clear to President Erdogan on 11 October.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 696 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T13:18:16.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:18:16.277Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
4653
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this