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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed their travel advice for (1) Tunisia, and (2) Lebanon; and when they next plan to review that advice. more like this
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Lord Hylton 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 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>As with other countries, we keep our travel advice for Tunisia and Lebanon under close and constant review. The travel advice for Tunisia was last updated on 14 June 2017 and for Lebanon on 2 May 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T14:47:32.08Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T14:47:32.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
731032
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel and to the Palestinian Authority (PA) regarding the reduction of the PA's monthly payments to Israel for the supply of electricity to Gaza more like this
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Baroness Tonge 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>​Our Ambassador to Tel Aviv and our Consul-General to Jerusalem have raised our concerns with the Israeli authorities and the Palestinian Authority (PA) respectively over this issue. The Minister for the Middle East raised the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister and the Israeli Ambassador to London on 22 and 23 June respectively.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T14:46:46.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T14:46:46.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
731033
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt regarding the closure, since January 2015, of the Rafah Border Crossing more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL41 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the closure of the Rafah Crossing and the impact this has on urgent medical and other priority cases in Gaza. We encourage Egypt to show maximum flexibility on opening the crossing.</p><p>We have frequent discussions with the Government of Israel about the need to ease restrictions on Gaza. Easing restrictions would alleviate the suffering of ordinary Palestinians, advance construction and allow the Gazan economy to grow. A durable agreement is necessary to safeguard Egypt and Israel's security; this would include Hamas and other militant groups permanently ending rocket fire and other attacks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T14:47:26.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T14:47:26.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
731034
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Israel regarding demands to carry out the army demolition order issued against the school at Khan al Akhmar more like this
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Baroness Tonge 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>We have raised strong concerns about demolitions in Khan al Ahmar with the Israeli authorities, most recently on 7 April. We understand that the Israeli High Court will be holding a hearing on this proposed demolition on 25 September alongside a petition calling for the demolition of the 46 other structures in the Bedouin community.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T14:48:56.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T14:48:56.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the government of Israel regarding ending the blockade of Gaza more like this
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Baroness Tonge 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Tel Aviv and our Consulate-General in Jerusalem frequently urge the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to take steps to improve conditions in Gaza. We welcome the steps that Israel has taken to ease some restrictions. However, we want to see Israel go much further, and we are continuing to call on Israel to do so to help the Gazan economy to grow. The Minister for the Middle East discussed the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister and the Israeli Ambassador to London on 22 and 23 June respectively.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T14:49:40.767Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T14:49:40.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have put any pressure on the government of Israel to investigate the reported abduction and torture of Bashar Ghazal, an eight year old child from Jenin more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>​We have not raised these reports with the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T15:22:35.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:22:35.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
731041
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the lack of building permits provided to, and building restrictions placed on, Palestinians in Areas B and C of the West Bank. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL49 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>As the Palestinian Authority, not the Government of Israel, is responsible for planning in Area B, we have not raised this issue with Israeli authorities regarding this Area. However, we continue to urge the Government of Israel to develop improved mechanisms for zoning, planning and permitting in Area C for the benefit of the Palestinian population, including by facilitating local Palestinian participation in such processes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:07:03.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:07:03.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have pursued allegations by Amnesty international that chemical weapons have been used against the civilian population in Darfur;  and whether they intend to raise this at the UN Security Council. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL58 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The allegations made by Amnesty International last year were reported to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at the time. I refer to the response by the former Minister for the Commonwealth and UN to HL 6160 (3 April). Without further evidence we see no basis on which to raise this at the UN Security Council at this time. We discuss the situation in Darfur on a regular basis in the Security Council, and continue to raise our concerns about the conflict and humanitarian situation in Darfur with the Government of Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:08:52.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:08:52.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
731051
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 February (HL4923), whether they have taken steps to establish whether the Korea National Insurance Corporation is a lawful organisation; and what assessment they have made of whether funds generated by the Corporation have aided the government of North Korea in the development of its nuclear weapons programme. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL59 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Korea National Insurance Company (KNIC) is a designated entity under EU sanctions on North Korea and, as such, is subject to an asset freeze. Existing UN and EU sanctions against the DPRK are based on UN Security Council Resolutions that prohibit the development of the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. Both EU and UN sanctions target goods and activities that support those programmes, and individuals and organisations who have acted in breach of these Resolutions.</p><p>We believe these sanctions have played a role in slowing down the progress of the DPRK's nuclear and missile programmes. The UK has complied with all provisions of the EU designation of KNIC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:11:44.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:11:44.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering opening a commercial section in the UK embassy in Khartoum; and, if so, what account they will take of (1) the World Bank’s assessment of Sudan as a suitable place to undertake business, (2) the Khartoum regime’s conduct toward their ethnic and religious minorities, and (3) the bombardment of civilians in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur and the Blue Nile and South Kordofan region. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department of International Trade does not have any staff posted to the British Embassy Khartoum and there are no plans to redeploy resources at this time. Whilst there is no commercial section at the British Embassy in Khartoum, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development teams in country are working with Sudan on improvements to the regulatory and business environment to strengthen longer term stability. Sudan remains a challenging country in which to do business. We continue to express our concerns about the human rights situation with the Sudanese authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-06-28T14:47:14.273Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T14:47:14.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Dubai to ensure the prompt release of Ryan Cornelius from prison. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Dubai has sought clarity from the Government of Dubai as to why Ryan Cornelius remains in detention. We will continue to raise his case with the authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:07:25.073Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:07:25.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
731100
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding the death sentence handed down by Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court on 10 June to Taimoor Raza, a Shi'a Muslim, for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL108 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 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances. We have repeatedly called upon the Government of Pakistan to end capital punishment and, at a minimum, commit publicly to renewing the previously imposed moratorium on the death penalty. We regularly raise our concerns about freedom of expression and the misuse of the blasphemy laws with the Government of Pakistan at a senior level. Our concerns are reflected in the latest update to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual human rights report.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary raised religious tolerance and misuse of the blasphemy laws during his visit to Pakistan in November 2016. Mr Sharma, in his previous role as Minister for Asia, discussed the death penalty and the importance we attach to freedom of expression with Kamran Michael, Pakistani Minister for Human Rights, and Barrister Zafarullah Khan, the Prime Minister's Special Assistant for Human Rights, during his visit to Pakistan in January 2017.</p><p>The Government will continue to urge Pakistan to honour, promote and protect its human rights obligations, including those related to the death penalty and freedom of expression and religion.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:15:09.83Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:15:09.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia in respect of Indonesia's blasphemy laws following the two-year prison sentence handed down on 9 May to Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the former Christian Governor of Jakarta, for allegedly committing blasphemy against Islam. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
star this property uin HL109 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>In response to the verdict, the UK, along with other EU member states, issued a statement through the EU Mission to Indonesia which stated that laws criminalising blasphemy when applied in a discriminatory manner can have a serious inhibiting effect on freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The statement called on the Indonesian government, its institutions and its people to continue the long standing tradition of tolerance and pluralism in Indonesia.</p><p>Our Ambassador to Indonesia publicly expressed concern about the blasphemy verdict against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. In his meetings with political and religious leaders, the Ambassador has actively cautioned against mixing issues of race, ethnicity and religion with politics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T16:04:14.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T16:04:14.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>Indonesia has a strong tradition of religious diversity and tolerance, with freedom of religion guaranteed under the Constitution of 1945 and more recently in Law No. 39/1999 on Human Rights which upholds freedom of religion as a fundamental right. Nevertheless, there continue to be localised instances of religious conflict where the rights of religious minority groups have not been protected.</p><p>We have made representations encouraging the Indonesian government to ensure that blasphemy laws are not applied in a discriminatory manner, including against those who do not practice one of the six religions recognised under Indonesian law. We therefore welcome recent statements by Indonesian President Joko Widodo reaffirming his commitment to pluralism and religious diversity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T16:06:54.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T16:06:54.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Eritrea regarding the ongoing detention of the Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch Abune Antonios. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains concerned about the human rights record of the Government of Eritrea. We have raised these concerns consistently, most recently during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 16 June 2017. One of the issues highlighted was that of arbitrary detentions in Eritrea. On 26 June 2017 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a tweet specifically calling attention to the detention of Patriarch Abune Antonios.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:10:15.897Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:10:15.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to retain Taiwan's place at future assemblies of the World Health Organisation. more like this
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Lord Steel of Aikwood more like this
star this property uin HL129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The British Government was disappointed that Taiwan was not permitted to observe the World Health Assembly this year. We will continue to make the UK position clear ie, that we support Taiwanese participation in international organisations where there is precedent for involvement, where Taiwan can contribute to the global good, and where there is no pre-requisite of nationhood for participation. Given the global reach and often rapid spread of global health emergencies it is of particular importance that all relevant administrations be invited to engage in the World Health Assembly to ensure that discussions on Global Health Security can benefit from their experience and expertise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:12:27.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:12:27.893Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in enabling the safe return of Yazidis and Christians to their villages and homes in Iraq's Nineveh Plains and providing for their future security. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>​The UK engages with the Government of Iraq at all levels on ensuring the safe return of all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) including minorities. We are working with the Government of Iraq and local authorities to improve the situation on the ground so that it is safe for people to return. That includes clearing Daesh from all remaining territory and addressing the threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The UK is supporting the UN Development Programme and the UN Mine Action Service, who facilitate stabilisation projects in the Ninevah Plains and other affected regions in Iraq.</p><p>The UK is providing over £15 million towards UN stabilisation efforts for areas liberated from Daesh, including for minority communities. This contributes to securing liberated areas and supporting the renovation of water facilities, power networks, clinics and schools. Over one million people have already returned to their homes across Iraq. Through the UK's Conflict, Security and Stability Fund we are supporting community cohesion, and encouraging reconciliation. We are also working with the Government of Iraq, Kurdistan Regional Government, UN and the international community to support the rights of all minorities and to ensure our aid reaches those in greatest need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T16:32:05.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T16:32:05.017Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on NHS computer systems. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The National Cyber Security Centre and National Crime Agency are investigating the recent cyber attack that affected NHS networks, as well as many others around the world. A range of leads are being pursued as part of the ongoing investigations.</p><p>To effectively tackle cyber threats, the Government launched the National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2016. Supported by £1.9 billion of transformational investment, the strategy sets out ambitious policies and capabilities to protect the UK in cyber space.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-03T15:13:35.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T15:13:35.853Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding disruptions and dangers experienced by school children at the hands of Israeli settlers and armed forces. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>We have raised our concerns about incidents of settler violence and intimidation with the Israeli authorities and highlighted the need for Israeli security forces to provide appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population. An official from our Consulate General in Jerusalem regularly meets the British Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme volunteers to hear about their experiences of monitoring checkpoints and providing protective presence to children on their way to and from school.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T12:59:34.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T12:59:34.517Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the United Nations recommendation that biometric voter registration should be introduced in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe is introducing Biometric Voter Registration for the 2018 Presidential elections, with the support of UN Development Programme. Weaknesses in voter registration in Zimbabwe were a major cause of the grave concerns we expressed over the 2013 elections. We support the principle of Biometric Voter Registration as long as the process itself is transparent and designed to ensure that all voters, including young and urban voters, are able to register and subsequently vote freely without fear of violence or intimidation. Transparent storage and management of the data included on the register is crucial and the register must be made available to political parties in a timely way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage political reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>​We support the Palestinian people in realising self-determination through an independent, sovereign, and unified Palestinian state based on the 1967 border with land swaps as appropriate. We have made it clear that we will engage with any Palestinian government that shows through their words and actions that they are committed to the rejection of violence and pursuit of a negotiated peace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T12:59:05.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T12:59:05.977Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the death of Otto Warmbier, a US tourist who had been imprisoned in North Korea, what advice they are giving to British tourists intending to travel to North Korea; what assessment they have made of UK-run tour companies operating in that country; and how much income they estimate is generated annually by tourism for the regime. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) keeps travel advice under constant review and updates country-specific advice if we are aware of an incident that might significantly affect British nationals travelling to that country. The purpose of travel advice is to provide objective information and guidance to help British nationals make informed decisions regarding foreign travel. Our travel advice for North Korea has noted the arrest and detention of foreign visitors when these incidents have occurred. We have made a further factual update to our travel advice for North Korea that reflect the details of Mr Warmbier's case.</p><p>The British Embassy in Pyongyang has contact with a number of tour operators as part of our consular work in North Korea. It regularly requests that tour operators make British tourists aware of FCO travel advice before they travel.</p><p>Due to the closed nature of the regime, it is not possible to accurately assess the income generated for the DPRK government from tourism.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T13:57:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T13:57:48.113Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they have responded to proposals that North Korea be invited to co-host skiing events at North Korea’s Masikryong ski resort during next year’s Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea; and what assessment they have made of reports that the ski resort was constructed with, and is serviced by, forced labour. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>​As my noble friend, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns, confirmed in her reply to written question HL5120, the British Government is deeply concerned by reports of forced child labour at the Masikryong ski resort. The UK has been clear that forced labour is a form of modern day slavery and must be brought to an end. Any decision on offering to co-host events at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics would be a matter for the government of the Republic of Korea to consider. However, an application to co-host Olympic events with another state would require the approval of the International Olympic Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:26:44.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:26:44.587Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether admissible evidence is being collected in the territories of (1) Syria, and (2) Iraq, in order to prosecute perpetrators of International Criminal Court category crimes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>In both Syria and Iraq the UK is providing financial support to specialist organisations to collect data which will enable them to document and present evidence to international standards and help build criminal case files. This is necessary should a referral to the International Criminal Court be forthcoming on Syria, or should individuals be subject to litigation by hybrid, specialised or national courts. It is vital to do this now, before evidence is lost or destroyed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T12:44:29.053Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T12:44:29.053Z
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are providing funds to third party organisations in support of the collection of admissible evidence for International Criminal Court category crimes in the territory of Iraq. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool 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 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>In both Syria and Iraq the UK is providing financial support to specialist organisations to collect data which will enable them to document and present evidence to international standards and help build criminal case files. This is necessary should a referral to the International Criminal Court be forthcoming on Syria, or should individuals be subject to litigation by hybrid, specialised or national courts. It is vital to do this now, before evidence is lost or destroyed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T12:44:29.133Zmore like this