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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading China: Genetic Engineering 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, if any, they have made to the government of China about reports that babies have been born in China with edited genes. more like this
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Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property uin HL13012 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>There are conflicting media reports on claims of genetic modification in China. We shall continue to monitor the situation. We have had no discussion with the Chinese Government regarding the ethical issues and risks associated with the gene-edited babies born in China. The procedure alleged to have been carried out by Prof He Jiankui in China would be illegal in the UK. It would be an offence under the 1990 Human Fertilisation &amp; Embryology Act (1990 Act), punishable, on conviction, by a prison term of up to 10 years, a fine or both.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:09:43.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:09:43.29Z
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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 Berridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service: Ethnic Groups 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 many resident heads of mission from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are from a black or minority ethnic background. more like this
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Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property uin HL4025 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 2016-12-23more like thismore than 2016-12-23
star this property answer text <p>As of the 30 November, 5.3% of our Heads of Mission reported they were from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background (based on a 98% reporting rate).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-12-23T12:42:36.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-23T12:42:36.847Z
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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 Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service: Ethnic Groups more like this
star this property house id 2 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 many heads of mission to international organisations from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are from a black or minority ethnic background. more like this
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star this property uin HL4026 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 2016-12-23more like thismore than 2016-12-23
star this property answer text <p>As of the 30 November, of the seven of Heads of Mission to international organisations that have reported their ethnicity (86% of the total number of Heads of Mission to international organisations), none are from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background.</p><p>Continuing to improve the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's record on diversity, equality and inclusion is fundamental to our aim of being the best diplomatic service in the world. We undertake a range of interventions to improve our leadership and management capability and to remove barriers to the progress of under-represented groups in the FCO, to help people reach their full potential. Action includes a bespoke talent development scheme for BME staff; role models from all backgrounds; diverse interview panels at all grades; diverse shortlists for senior positions as the norm; and outreach to attract diverse talent into the FCO, focused on BME candidates and those from a low-socio economic background.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-12-23T12:43:12.96Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-23T12:43:12.96Z
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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 Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt: Christianity 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 Egypt regarding the bombings of the Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta in April. more like this
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star this property uin HL6814 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 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>We strongly condemn the recent attacks in Egypt against the Coptic Christian community, claimed by Daesh. The Government of Egypt has reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities and to the need to promote religious tolerance. We welcome President Sisi's calls for peaceful coexistence and the Government of Egypt's expression of support for the rights of Christians and for religious tolerance.</p><p>The UK Government continues to work closely with the Egyptian authorities on security and counter-terrorism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T12:11:33.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T12:11:33.707Z
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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 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Egypt: Christianity 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 discussions, or meetings, they have had with (1) Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, and (2) the leadership of the Coptic Church in the UK, regarding the bombings of the Coptic churches in Alexandria and Tanta in April. more like this
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star this property uin HL6815 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 2017-04-27more like thismore than 2017-04-27
star this property answer text <p>​We strongly condemn the recent attacks on the Coptic Christian community in Egypt, claimed by Daesh. Her Majesty's ambassador to Egypt, John Casson, met Pope Tawadros II on 22 April and offered his condolences. I regularly meet Bishop Angaelos, Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, and passed on my sincere condolences following the abhorrent recent attacks. The British Government is committed to working with international partners, including Egypt, to strengthen the protection of freedom of religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-27T12:21:26.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-27T12:21:26.863Z
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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 Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Senior Civil Servants 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 many staff members in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are in the top five civil service grades; and how many of those are from a black or minority ethnic background. more like this
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star this property uin HL4027 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 2016-12-23more like thismore than 2016-12-23
star this property answer text <p>As of the 30 November the total number of staff in the top five civil service grades and those that were from a black or minority ethnic (BME) background were:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Grade</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>Total number of staff who have reported an ethnicity</p></td><td><p>Those that reported they were BME</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>D7</p></td><td><p>430</p></td><td><p>368</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SMS1</p></td><td><p>263</p></td><td><p>230</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SMS2</p></td><td><p>102</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SMS3</p></td><td><p>27</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SMS4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-12-23T12:43:32.053Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-23T12:43:32.053Z
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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 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Gambia: Ahmadiyya 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 situation of Ahmadi Muslims in The Gambia, particularly in the light of the statement made by the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council claiming them to be non-Muslims. more like this
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star this property uin HL5279 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 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about the statement issued by the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council in January claiming that the Ahmadiyya community are not Muslims. The UK position on human rights is clear: they are universal and must apply equally to all people. This includes freedom of religion, and divergent views or interpretations should be allowed to co-exist. Our Embassy will be speaking to the Government of The Gambia about these statements and will continue to monitor developments closely.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T12:17:03.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T12:17:03.61Z
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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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading India 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 is their assessment of the reports of an attack on 13 December by Hindu radicals on a Christian pastor and his church members singing Christmas carols in Hyderabad. more like this
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star this property uin HL3847 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 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
star this property answer text <p>India’s Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion. The Indian government has a range of policies and programmes to support religious minorities. However, incidents of discrimination against minority communities in India do still occur. We are aware of the recent attack on a pastor in Hyderabad. The Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K Chandrashekar Rao made clear publicly that such attacks would not be tolerated.</p><p>The British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan met India’s new Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr Najma Heptulla, on 16 June to discuss a range of minority issues. Our High Commission in New Delhi discusses minority issues, including religious tolerance of Christians, with the Indian National Commission for Minorities and with other relevant State level authorities. Minority rights were also discussed at the EU-India human rights dialogue on 27 November 2013. We will continue to maintain a dialogue with the new Indian government about minority rights issues.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-31T11:19:38.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:19:38.52Z
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star this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading India more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to, or discussions they have had with, the government of India regarding freedom of religion or belief in that country since the election of Prime Minister Modi. more like this
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star this property uin HL3848 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 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
star this property answer text <p>The British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan met India’s new Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr Najma Heptulla, on 16 June to discuss a range of minority issues. Our High Commission in New Delhi discusses minority issues, including religious tolerance of Christians, with the Indian National Commission for Minorities and with other relevant State level authorities. Minority rights were also discussed at the EU-India human rights dialogue on 27 November 2013. We will continue to maintain a dialogue with the new Indian government about minority rights issues. <br><br>We also support religious and other minorities in India through the Department for International Development’s programme in India which helps to promote equal treatment and access to services for the most disadvantaged communities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-31T11:27:37.623Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:27:37.623Z
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star this property date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading India 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 is their assessment of the refusal of a visa by the government of India to Archbishop Roche. more like this
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star this property uin HL4759 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 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text We are aware that Archbishop Roche was refused a visa to travel to India. Decisions on issuing visas are a matter for the Indian government. The British Government is unable to intervene in another country’s visa procedure. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:29:28.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:29:28.587Z
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