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1148152
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Uighurs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) governance and (b) humanitarian situation in (i) Uighur and (b) Xinjiang province, China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 294161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>“It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.”</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:54:18.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:54:18.77Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1149281
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Uighurs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 560 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
star 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
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:18:58.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:18:58.01Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1149274
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children more like this
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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 support children in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 554 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is firmly committed to protecting all children affected by conflict and in particular ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers. The UK is the largest single financial contributor to the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), contributing £800,000 over the last five years to her Office and £450,000 for the 2019/20 financial year in support of her mandate. The UK is an active member of the United Nations Working Group on CAAC which leads the international response on child protection, supporting the SRSG's work by applying diplomatic pressure to listed governments and armed groups.</p><p>In 2018, the UK endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration, a political commitment to reduce the impact of conflict on education, and the Vancouver Principles, a political commitment to operationalise child protection during the conduct of United Nations peacekeeping operations. We continue to support these key instruments. The UK is mainstreaming child protection into its own military deployments through bespoke training. Through the Department for International Development, we are one of the largest bilateral donors to &quot;Education Cannot Wait&quot;, an initiative which protects access to education for children in conflict zones.</p><p>In November 2019, the UK will host an international conference on preventing sexual violence in conflict. A key focus will be how we can better support children born of sexual violence in conflict, including tackling stigma.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:51:23.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:51:23.79Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1146105
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 role his Department plays in the prevention of human trafficking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 290932 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>​The Government is committed to realising Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking by 2030, and has made tackling modern slavery and human trafficking a foreign policy priority.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office works closely with bilateral partners to counter modern slavery and human trafficking. For example, the UK has signed Memoranda of Understanding on aspects of combating modern slavery with Malta and the Philippines, and has contributed to the improved effectiveness of law enforcement authorities, including in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and the Philippines. In cooperation with other Government departments, the FCO supports a range of projects in this area, including on child labour, children in conflict, those working in the garment and construction industries, and safe migration. We also drive forward the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking in multilateral fora, including in the UN, Commonwealth, Council of Europe, and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Call to Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking launched by the UK at UNGA 2017 has now been endorsed by nearly 90 countries, showing a growing international consensus to tackle these heinous crimes. The Government wants to harness this momentum to deliver further tangible progress towards delivering SDG 8.7.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T09:23:26.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T09:23:26.957Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148028
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation 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 his policy is on the UK's role in global ocean conservation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 293555 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK's vision is to achieve a clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse ocean. As set out in the Government's 25 Year Environment Plan, we will work domestically and internationally to deliver this vision and our commitments under UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life Below Water, the objective of which is to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. At the UN General Assembly in September, the Prime Minister called for urgent action to halt the loss of biodiversity as part of global efforts to tackle the drivers and impact of climate change. Action on climate change is linked to ocean conservation – tackling acidification, deoxygenation, temperature and sea level rise. The UK's nomination, in partnership with Italy, to host COP26 in 2020 in Glasgow is expected to be formally confirmed at COP25 (the &quot;Blue COP&quot;) in Santiago in December. We will seek to build on the outcomes from COP25 and ensure that the ocean remains high on the climate agenda.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:52:06.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:52:06.51Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148027
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of the UK's diplomatic relations with Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 293554 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK wants Egypt to succeed as a stable, prosperous and democratic country. The UK-Egypt relationship is important and spans a wide range of fields, from foreign policy, to trade and investment, economic reform, education, and healthcare. British companies continue to be one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment into Egypt. The Government works closely with the Egyptian authorities to counter shared threats from terrorism, to promote the safety and security of over 450,000 British citizens who visit Egypt each year, and to support longer-term reform. A close relationship enables us to register concerns where we have them, for example on human rights. British Ministers regularly meet their Egyptian counterparts. I visited Cairo last month for discussions on a wide range of bilateral issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:57:02.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:57:02.873Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148148
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Uighurs 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 he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the treatment of the Uighur people by the Chinese Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 294157 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>On 26 September during an Urgent Question on Hong Kong I set out the UK’s serious concerns about the credible reports of over a million Uyghur Muslims being held in so-called “re-education camps”. As I stated in the House, we will continue to ensure that these concerns are expressed directly with Chinese authorities. We also raise the issue multilaterally: the UK recently co-hosted an event on Xinjiang at the UN General Assembly where the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, called for China to allow UN observers unfettered access to the region. The former Foreign Secretary highlighted our concerns about Xinjiang with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his last visit to China. The former Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific did the same with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during his last visit to China.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:49:45.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:49:45.223Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1144444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kashmir: Politics and Government 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 representations he has made to his Indian and Pakistani counterparts to encourage dialogue between the two nations and to help ease tensions in Kashmir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 286198 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:37:33.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:37:33.897Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1144462
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 role his Department has in preventing human trafficking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking remove filter
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 286207 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:38:28.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:38:28.45Z
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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 Mr Jonathan Lord more like this