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star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was provided in funding for Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative programmes implemented by the UK embassy in Myanmar over each of the last three years; and how much funding is projected to be provided until 2020. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5250 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 2017-02-20more like thismore than 2017-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Embassy in Rangoon funds a number of programmes in support of the Preventing Sexual Violence initiative. A total of £439,954 has been spent since 2014, including £204,012 in 2014-2015, £165,857 in 2015-2016 and £70,091 in 2016-2017.</p><p>Expenditure on this initiative for 2017-2018 is expected to be £325,000. In addition, a large part of the £102 million Department for International Development programme in Burma supports the women, peace and security agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-20T17:43:51.78Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4331
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
685347
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Balkans: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projects have been funded in the Balkans through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund over the last 24 months; what is the breakdown of the funding for each of the countries for which the funding was made available; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the funding provided. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL5251 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 2017-02-21more like thismore than 2017-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Details of CSSF funded projects by country for FY 15/16 and 16/17 are shown below. Illustrative outcomes achieved so far include: A reduction in the impact of fiscal crime and improvements in regional law enforcement cooperation, improvement of legislation to ensure fair treatment for the survivors of wartime sexual violence, and improvements in transparency and professionalism in the public sector to help tackle corruption and patronage.</p><p>Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH)</p><p><strong>Peacekeeping/Conflict Deterrence:</strong> Support to European Union Force Althea (EUFOR) in BiH</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to BiH's Armed Forces to meet NATO-required standards; improve coordination of law enforcement agencies</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Support to improve access to justice, non-discrimination and equality for survivors of wartime Sexual and Gender Based Victims</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Support to the EU Special Representative's Office; capacity building to support socio-economic reform and development of economic and employment opportunities; promote anti-corruption measures to improve transparency and effective public financial management; support political reform; build future leader network; promote good governance</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Capacity building to improve governance, transparency and judicial reform; support for criminal justice reform.</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £2,505,174 FY16/17 Funding: £8,421,421</p><p>Kosovo</p><p><strong>Peacekeeping/Conflict Deterrence:</strong> Support to NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR)</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to defence ministries to meet NATO-required standards</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Supporting cross-border dialogue, economic cooperation and normalisation of relations between Kosovo and Serbia; promote social cohesion, political and ethnic reconciliation; support return and reintegration of minority communities and their rights; support to victims of sexual violence during conflict</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Support to EU Special Representative's Office; capacity building to promote economic development; build future leader network ; strengthen political accountability, democratic institutions, media freedom; promote civic activism</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Support to EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX); enhance capacity and transparency of legal and judicial system; support to combat illegal migration; introduce anti-corruption measures</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £3,616,953 FY16/17 Funding: £2,883,034</p><p>Macedonia</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to Macedonia's Armed Forces to meet NATO-required standards; promote intelligence reform</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Support and promote inter-ethnic community relations and activity</p><p><strong>Governance: </strong>Enhance media and civil society freedom; improve transparency and effective public financial management; strengthen democratic accountability and civic engagement; support socio-economic development</p><p><strong>Rule of Law:</strong> Promote judicial reform; enhance civil society monitoring and engagement on state oversight and regulatory bodies; strengthen rule of law policies</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £835,121 FY16/17 Funding: £1,162,345</p><p>Serbia</p><p><strong>Security Sector Reform:</strong> Capacity building support to Serbia's Armed Forces</p><p><strong>Rule of law:</strong> Capacity building support to Serbia's response to the migration crisis, and combating illegal migration</p><p><strong>Governance:</strong> Promote good governance and accountability; promote economic development and improvement to business environment; promote public administration reform</p><p><strong>Reconciliation:</strong> Strengthening ability of the state to handle legacy issues</p><p>FY 15/16 Funding: £615,995 FY16/17 Funding: £4,441,000</p><p>Cross Region</p><p><strong>Countering organised crime, fiscal crime, CT/extremism and illegal migration:</strong> Technical assistance, strengthening expertise, and equipment provision to law enforcement agencies; understanding threat posed by violent extremism and radicalisation</p><p>FY15/16 Funding: £599,588 FY16/17 Funding: £2,214,106</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-02-21T15:53:23.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-21T15:53:23.973Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of making the necessary financial arrangements to enable the government of Zimbabwe to pay the pension arrears owing to those former members of HM Overseas Service who responded to the British Government's request that they remain in their posts after Southern Rhodesia became independent. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL6228 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 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-03T16:10:24.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-03T16:10:24.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
718238
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of proposals submitted by the Overseas Service Pension Association in December 2016 for assisting the government of Zimbabwe in meeting its obligations to Zimbabwe public service pensions. more like this
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Lord Goodlad more like this
star this property uin HL6737 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 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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670
star this property label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
1002203
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to (1) protect civil society, (2) uphold freedom of expression, and (3) guarantee security for all candidates and voters in the forthcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11224 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The British Government regularly calls for credible elections to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, met with Foreign Minister She Okitundu in September and encouraged the DRC Government to ensure elections go ahead. The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, also met with Okitundu last month and highlighted the importance of allowing international election observers, in order to build transparency and trust in the electoral process. Since 2015, the UK has spent £6.8 million on increasing accountability and transparency around the elections. We have provided funding for national observation through the Justice and Peace Committee. The UK has funded a Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) report into the Electronic Voting Machines and the WFD provided a list of recommendations to CENI. The British Government will continue to call for independent observation for the December 2018 elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL11189 more like this
HL11190 more like this
HL11191 more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:14:36.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:14:36.957Z
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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 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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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unstar this property hansard heading Asia Bibi more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about securing the safety of Asia Bibi, and all those associated with her and her trial, following her acquittal by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 31 October. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL11228 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>​As the Prime Minister has said, Asia Bibi's acquittal is very welcome news to her family and those who have campaigned in Pakistan and around the world for her release.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and the protection of minority religious communities, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific raised discrimination against religious minorities with the Ministry of Human Rights during his visit to Pakistan in November 2017. I discussed the treatment of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, in September 2018.</p><p>We will continue to press the new Government of Pakistan to adhere to its international obligations and uphold the rule of law.</p><p>Due to the sensitivity of Asia Bibi's situation it would be inappropriate to comment in detail. The long-term safety of Asia Bibi and her family remains utmost in our considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T14:18:00.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:18:00.31Z
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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 Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Travel Restrictions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what reply, if any, they received to their representations to the government of Israel about the refusal of access to Gaza for British medical consultants, and the related deaths of patients in Gaza who were forbidden to travel to Jerusalem for appointments. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11252 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to advise against all travel to Gaza (including the waters off Gaza) and we are not able to support individuals applying for entry or exit permits for Gaza. The Government recognises the need for major international organisations to carry out humanitarian and reconstruction work on the ground in Gaza. Medical staff should co-ordinate their entry to and exit from Gaza with those organisations. Israeli restrictions severely restrict the movement of medical professionals and patients in Gaza, hampering the provision of quality health services, as well as the pursuit of studies, continuing education and specialized training for medical professionals. Our Embassy in Israel regularly raises the matter of medical permits with the Israeli authorities.</p><p>We regularly raise issues relating to medical facilities and personnel with the Israeli authorities. We have stressed the need for safe and unimpeded passage for medical personnel. In particular we raise our concerns about medical facilities in Gaza, and medical permits, with the office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). Our Ambassador to Israel discussed Gaza with COGAT on 17 September. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised our concerns about the targeting of health workers with COGAT on 23 August.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:37:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:37:24.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Bedouin more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the government of Israel about the Palestinian village of Abu Nuwar which is threatened with demolition; and if so, with what result. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11253 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>​The Government has repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties in Area C of the West Bank, and in East Jerusalem. In all but the most exceptional circumstances, demolitions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The practice causes unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians and is harmful to the peace process. We call on the Israeli authorities to cease the policy of demolitions and provide a transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:53:17.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:53:17.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1002233
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Hebron more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about the proposed new flats for settlers in Hebron, on the site of a former Palestinian market, announced by the Israeli defence minister on 1 November. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11254 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>In October 2017, the previous Foreign Secretary issued a statement expressing concern about the approval of 31 construction permits in Hebron for the first time in 15 years. The Government continues to raise concerns on settlements with the Israeli authorities. Settlements are illegal under international law, present an obstacle to peace, and threaten the physical viability of a two-state solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:37:41.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:37:41.463Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1002240
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that rules introduced by Additional Protocol 1 to the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 apply only to conventional weapons, without prejudice to any other rules of international law applicable to other types of weapons, and in particular do not regulate or prohibit the use of nuclear weapons. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL11261 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The position of the United Kingdom remains that the rules introduced by the Protocol apply exclusively to conventional weapons without prejudice to any other rules of international law applicable to other types of weapons. In particular, the rules so introduced do not have any effect on and do not regulate or prohibit the use of nuclear weapons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:10:39.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:10:39.807Z
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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 Judd more like this