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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia about the case of Mr Ali Adorus. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government takes all allegations of mistreatment or torture extremely seriously. We have raised Mr Adorus’ allegations of mistreatment during his detention in Ethiopia on numerous occasions, including at Ministerial level. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Boston and Skegness (Mr Simmonds), spoke with Foreign Minister Tedros about the case on 11 July. We have reminded the Ethiopian government of its obligations under the Convention against Torture, to which it is a signatory, to follow up on allegations through an independent, impartial and transparent investigation. We will continue to do so and provide all appropriate consular support to Mr Adorus, raising any welfare issues with the Ethiopian authorities to ensure that he is properly looked after.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:17:53.5380235Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:17:53.5380235Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
76635
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Torture 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 further action they plan to take to prevent torture globally; to which countries they are giving priority; and what steps they envisage for bringing to justice those responsible, particularly in cases where British involvement is alleged. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL977 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government consistently and unreservedly condemns torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment, and it is a priority for us to combat it wherever and whenever it occurs. In my statement on 26 June to mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I reaffirmed the UK's commitment to combat torture and encourage states to ratify the Convention against Torture: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-office-marks-international-day-in-support-of-victims-of-torture-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/foreign-office-marks-international-day-in-support-of-victims-of-torture-2014</a>. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Strategy for the Prevention of Torture, published in October 2011, further sets out our work in this field and applies globally.</p><p>The policy of the British Government is clear: we do not participate in, solicit or encourage the use of torture or cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. We neither condone such activity, nor do we ask others to do it on our behalf. We remain committed to ensuring that any allegations of UK involvement in torture are treated seriously, examined thoroughly and can be investigated by the police with full co-operation from the British Government.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T11:21:41.2122443Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T11:21:41.2122443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
76630
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea more like this
star this property house id 2 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 they are doing in relation to the suspected recent firing of short-range missiles by North Korea. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL972 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 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Strategic Rocket Force put on a SCUD-class short-range ballistic missile demonstration for Kim Jong Un on 29 June 2014. Two missiles were launched from its southeast coastline toward the sea. On 9 July, and again on 13 July, the DPRK launched further SCUD-class short range missiles. Two missiles were launched from the southwest of the country, landing in the sea to the east of the DPRK. No prior notice was given in advance of these launches.</p><p>As a result of these launches the UK has written to the UN Committee responsible for the DPRK sanctions regime and asked it to investigate these breaches of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1718, 1874, 2087 and 2094. We have also joined the US, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Canada, France, Germany and Japan, in a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), expressing concern at the lack of proper prior notification of ballistic missile launches and asking ICAO to remind the DPRK of its responsibilities for international civil aviation. In response, the President of the Council of ICAO said on 14 July 2014 that he has brought the matter to the attention of the DPRK Minister of Land and Marine Transportation, reminding the Minister of previous correspondence, expressing concerns for the safety of international civil aviation and urging him to take the steps required to fulfil the requirements of the Annexes under the Chicago Convention.</p><p>On 17 July, the UK and other UN Security Council Members met to exchange views regarding the DPRK's recent series of ballistic missile launches. Following this meeting, Members of the Security Council condemned the launches as violations of UNSCRs and urged the DPRK to comply fully with the relevant UNSCRs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T16:40:59.1717926Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T16:40:59.1717926Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
76612
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria 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, in the light of President Assad’s re-election by the Syrian people, whether they intend to amend their stance on the Presidency of Syria as described in the answer by Baroness Warsi on 1 July (WA 253); and, if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL956 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to finding a political settlement to the Syria crisis. President Assad is the greatest obstacle to such a settlement. He refused to engage substantively in the UN Security Council-backed Geneva II peace talks which aimed to establish a transitional government agreed by both sides, and lay the foundations for free and fair elections. Instead, his regime’s brutality continues to fuel the conflict, stoke sectarian tensions, and create conditions conducive to the growth of terrorism. President Assad is not a credible partner for solving this crisis.</p><p>The regime’s recent Presidential “elections” do not change this. They were a parody of democracy, taking place against the backdrop of horrendous violence, and disenfranchising the many millions of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homes. The Arab League, the UN, the US, Turkey and the EU all rejected these so-called elections.</p><p>We continue to call on the Assad regime to make a clear commitment to ending the violence and engaging in substantive talks with the opposition under the Geneva framework. The UK will continue to support a strong and more inclusive opposition and work to increase pressure on the regime in order to create conditions for a political settlement that can end the conflict and address the terrorist threat.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:39:08.3561931Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:39:08.3561931Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
76609
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Enlargement 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 2 July concerning European Union enlargement (WA 262), why they have not made their own impact assessment of enlargement, especially in relation to the impact on taxpayers and immigration as a result of free movement of people; and whether they will now do so. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL953 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Only Croatia has joined the EU since 2010, and this involved a thorough debate in Parliament on Croatia’s accession Treaty. Following Croatia’s accession, no further countries are expected to join the EU before the early 2020s. As part of the process of extending the Transitional Controls on Bulgaria and Romania the Government commissioned an independent review, by the Migration Advisory Committee, on access of those countries’ nationals to the UK labour market, which issued in November 2011.</p><p>The European Commission provides detailed assessments of the expected impact of any new Member State joining the EU. In addition, reports on enlargement and on the freedom of movement of persons are included in the Government's Balance of Competences Review. We have no plans to commission additional assessments of the impact of enlargement as we do not believe that they would add value to those reports already published or commissioned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:09:45.5985318Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:09:45.5985318Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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950
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
76603
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service: Children 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 whether they currently pay for the children of ambassadors and embassy staff to attend international schools. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL947 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) meets the costs of suitable schooling, including international schools, to help staff of all grades who take up overseas postings to meet their legal obligation to ensure that their children receive an education. Types of school attended by the children of staff vary by country of posting and the availability of places.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T12:01:05.2730897Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T12:01:05.2730897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
76588
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Indonesia 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 plans they have to discuss freedom of religion with the new President of Indonesia. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL932 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>We look forward to working with the new Indonesian president, following the inauguration on 20 October, on a range of areas of mutual interest, including freedom of religion.</p><p>Indonesia has a strong tradition of religious diversity and tolerance but there has been a rise in recent years of localised instances of inter- and intra-religious conflict. We will encourage the next President’s government to uphold Indonesia’s constitutional right to religious freedom or belief, including ensuring that laws and regulations at all levels provide protection for minority faiths.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:59:56.4489127Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:59:56.4489127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
76587
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Indonesia 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 is their assessment of freedom of religion in Indonesia. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL931 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Indonesia has a strong tradition of religious diversity and tolerance but there has been a rise in recent years of localised instances of inter- and intra-religious conflict, and examples where the rights of religious minority groups have not been protected. We remain concerned that some local bylaws abrogate the rights of women and religious minority groups.</p><p>We continue to monitor the situation and raise our concerns with the Government of Indonesia. I have convened meetings of international leaders, including with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, to generate practical steps to promote freedom of religion or belief, and to fight religious intolerance within our societies.</p><p>Our Ambassador in Jakarta has discussed these issues with the Minister of Religious Affairs, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law &amp; Security, Indonesian civil society, and religious leaders. We have supported projects to improve respect for freedom of religion or belief. We also raise freedom of religion and belief concerns at the annual EU-Indonesia Human Rights Dialogue.</p><p>We will continue to press the Indonesian government and law enforcement agencies to uphold Indonesia’s constitutional right to religious freedom, including ensuring that laws and regulations at all levels provide protection for minority faiths.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:59:14.5872166Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:59:14.5872166Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
76586
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brunei 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 discussions they have had with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations concerning the proposed Sharia penal code in Brunei. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>As a close friend of Brunei we have raised our concerns on the implementation of a Sharia penal code in Brunei directly with them and will continue those discussions bilaterally. We have not raised the issue with the Association of South East Asian Nations. I discussed the Sharia code with His Majesty The Sultan, as well as the Crown Prince, Foreign Minister, the Grand Mufti and other senior ministers during my recent visit to Brunei on 19 April, and more recently with Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pehin Lim, on 9 July. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon ( Mr Swire), also raised the issue in his meeting with Brunei's High Commissioner to London on 14 July. We urge the authorities in Brunei to consider the impact of the new code very carefully, and specifically ensure implementation is in line with international human rights norms and Brunei’s international obligations. The UK is opposed to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and in all countries.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:09:58.8887531Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:09:58.8887531Z
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
76585
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Brunei more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Sultan of Brunei concerning the proposed introduction of a Sharia penal code in that country. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL929 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>I raised the introduction of a sharia penal code with His Majesty The Sultan, as well as the Crown Prince, Foreign Minister, the Grand Mufti and other senior ministers during my visit to Brunei on 19 April. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), raised our concerns with Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pehin Lim, on 12 June and again with Brunei's High Commissioner to London on 14 July. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, my hon. Friend the Member for North West Cambridgeshire (Mr Vara) also discussed the introduction of a sharia penal code with the Bruneian Attorney General at the Commonwealth Law Ministers' meeting on 6 May. The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South West Surrey (Mr Hunt), raised concerns with his opposite number at a Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting on 18 May.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T12:08:49.2284718Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:08:49.2284718Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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1137
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this