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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Elephants more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) People's Republic of China, (b) United Arab Emirates and (c) Republic of Zimbabwe on the Republic of Zimbabwe's sale of 97 elephants to zoos in China and the UAE since 2012. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 254846 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>International trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe is permitted under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) if certain conditions are met. The UK does not have the power to intervene in the way in which another Party implements the Convention.</p><p>On 30 April, I spoke to Priscah Mupfumira, Zimbabwe Minister of Environment, Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, raising our concerns pertaining to elephants captured from the wild in Zimbabwe. Our Embassies in Beijing and Abu Dhabi are aware of the issue and regularly raise conservation issues with the respective governments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20T15:11:43.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1126227
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Nature Conservation and Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government on (a) their security concerns in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings in that country and (b) cooperation on protection of endangered species since the decision to postpone the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora's World Wildlife Conference. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 253662 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>We are continuing to assess the security situation in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday attacks, and are in regular discussion with the Sri Lankan Government. Security operations in Sri Lanka are ongoing and we assess that it is very likely that terrorists will try to mount further terrorist attacks. The Prime Minister offered UK assistance in a phone call with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister immediately after the attacks. The Minister of State for Security, Ben Wallace, visited Sri Lanka on 2-3 May to demonstrate UK solidarity and to take forward discussions on what UK support would be most helpful. We are continuing to engage with the Sri Lankan authorities on the security situation, including the outbreak of violence in North Western province on 13 May, and on UK support.</p><p>We respect the decision of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat to postpone the forthcoming COP18 and are grateful for the work undertaken thus far. The UK will continue to work closely with Sri Lanka and other international partners on the protection of endangered species and promotion of the conservation of the world's wildlife through our membership of international agreements such as CITES.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:03:13.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:03:13.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 230918, what plans the Government has to conclude the mandate of UN Human Rights Council resolutions 30/1 and 34/1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 233020 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage and support Sri Lanka to deliver the commitments it made to the UN Human Rights Council through Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. As stated in my written answer on 14 March 2019, we firmly believe that this is the best framework for establishing truth and to achieve justice and lasting reconciliation. I have made these points personally to Sri Lankan Ministers. I welcome Sri Lanka's announcement that it will co-sponsor a roll-over Resolution at the current session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, continuing its commitments to its reconciliation process.</p><p>The UK welcomed the Annual Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 21 March 2018, which assessed progress made by the Sri Lankan government in the implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and 34/1. The report found that the Government of Sri Lanka has taken some steps to address human rights concerns and to introduce more democratic and accountable government.</p><p>These include the return of some military-held civilian land, the establishment of an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances. However, as I made clear to a range of senior Ministers on my visit to Colombo in October, more needs to be done. I have urged further progress on these issues, and encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to deliver meaningful devolution through constitutional reform, and to establish credible mechanisms for transitional justice.</p><p>The United Kingdom has made a long-term commitment to improving human rights in Sri Lanka, and is dedicated to supporting the rebuilding of the country after three decades of conflict. The British High Commission in Colombo is in regular contact with the Government of Sri Lanka and other key stakeholders to encourage and support the implementation of Resolution 30/1.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:05:54.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:05:54.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the Sri Lankan Government's progress towards meeting the objectives set by the UN Human Rights Council in resolutions 30/1 and 34.1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 230918 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to encourage and support Sri Lanka to deliver the commitments it made to the UN Human Rights Council through Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1. We firmly believe that this is the best framework for establishing truth and to achieve justice and lasting reconciliation. I have made these points personally to Sri Lankan Ministers, and I welcome the announcement by the Government of Sri Lanka on 6 March that it will co-sponsor a further resolution at the current Council session.</p><p>The UK welcomed the Annual Report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 21 March 2018, which assessed progress made by the Sri Lankan government in the implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and 34/1. The report found that the Government of Sri Lanka has taken some steps to address human rights concerns and to introduce more democratic and accountable government.</p><p>These include the return of some military-held civilian land, the establishment of an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances. However, as I made clear to a range of senior Ministers on my visit to Colombo in October, and to Finance Minister Marapana in January, more needs to be done. I have urged further progress on these issues, and encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to deliver meaningful devolution through constitutional reform, and to establish credible mechanisms for transitional justice.</p><p>The United Kingdom has made a long-term commitment to improving human rights in Sri Lanka. The British High Commission in Colombo is in regular contact with the Government of Sri Lanka and other key stakeholders to encourage and support the implementation of Resolution 30/1.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T11:26:57.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T11:26:57.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Marine Environment: 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 global ocean conservation. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 185068 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The ocean is vital for life on earth and the prosperity and security of the United Kingdom. The UK and its Overseas Territories are custodians to the fifth-largest marine estate in the world. My department therefore has a very important role in promoting security at sea and improving the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans. We already take a leading role on maritime protection and are on track to deliver marine protected areas across nearly 4 million square kilometres of the planet's ocean and seas through our Blue Belt programme by 2020.</p><p>Activities supported by the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme are helping to deliver the UK's global commitments to the Commonwealth marine environment and tackling climate change, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14, the Commonwealth Blue Charter and the Paris Climate Change Accord.</p><p>However, our ocean is shared, and it is only through international cooperation that global ocean conservation will be delivered. That is why at the United Nations General Assembly this September, the Government called for 30 per cent of the world's oceans to be protected within Marine Protected Areas by 2030 and why we are committed to negotiations for a new Implementing Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.</p><p>We are also working on an International Ocean Strategy, which will provide the government with a blueprint for international action on all fronts that will support the long term prosperity of the UK and reaffirm our long term commitment to the health of the marine environment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T15:47:32.37Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T15:47:32.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Nature Conservation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 28 March 2017 to Question 909524, on nature conservation, what discussions he has had with the Department for International Development on using UK aid to protect endangered species abroad. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 106478 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
star this property answer text <p>Combating the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is a policy priority for the FCO. We work closely with Defra (as the policy lead), DFID and other government departments to bring the full range of HMG levers to tackling the trade. These three departments will co-host an international IWT conference in London 2018. A ministerial steering group which includes Ministers from Defra, DFID and FCO, has been set up and meets to dicuss the IWT.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-17T16:03:01.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-17T16:03:01.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-22more like thismore than 2017-03-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Nature Conservation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role his Department has in the protection of endangered species abroad. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 909524 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Illegal wildlife trade is a serious threat to the world’s endangered species and combating it is a priority for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It is a serious criminal industry worth more than £6 billion a year. It is fuelled by corruption and undermines good governance and the rule of law. We work with our overseas network, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Development to secure global action to combat it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Uxbridge and South Ruislip more like this
star this property answering member printed Boris Johnson more like this
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less than 2017-03-28T14:34:51.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-28T14:34:51.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Boris Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Arctic: Environment Protection more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect the Arctic environment and its eco-system. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire remove filter
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 58978 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The rapid changes taking place in the Arctic pose immense challenges for Arctic States as well as for neighbouring countries including the UK. The Government is actively engaged in protecting the Arctic environment and ecological system. The UK promotes greater understanding of the Arctic through international scientific collaboration and the development of policy based on sound science. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) works with other countries to build an understanding of the threats and opportunities posed by climate change. The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) works with the Arctic Council to protect migratory bird species across the Arctic and the UK. The UK's leading role in reducing human-generated greenhouse gas emissions is vital to safeguarding the Arctic environment, as is our engagement in key international organisations. A £16 million research programme funded by NERC over the next 5 years will focus on the effects of changes to sea ice cover on the marine eco-system in the Arctic.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T17:36:38.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T17:36:38.603Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this