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99836
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's latest internal guidance for officials on the drafting of answers to parliamentary questions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 211069 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Office of the Leader of the House provides guidance to all Departments on the practice of answering Parliamentary Questions.</p><p>The full Guide is available on the gov.uk website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-parliamentary-work" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-parliamentary-work</a>. A copy of the guidance has already been placed in the Library. The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons intends to review the Guide to Parliamentary Work in the coming months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T15:08:53.3357866Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T15:08:53.3357866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
99800
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty 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 he has taken to ensure compiance with Article 6 of the 1968 Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211189 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Government committed itself to reduce the number of operationally available nuclear warheads to no more than 120 and to reduce our overall nuclear weapon stockpile to no more than 180 by the mid 2020s. The Government also gave an assurance that the UK will not use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non-Nuclear Weapons States Parties to the NPT and who are not in material breach of their obligations under the NPT. We have continued to work to build the confidence between the Nuclear Weapons States which is necessary for further reductions, for example through the UK-initiated P5 process. We continue to push for entry into force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and for negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut Off Treaty to start in the Conference on Disarmament. We have made clear that our goal is a world without nuclear weapons. This goal has to be approached step by step through further reductions by the two States which hold the majority of nuclear weapons, and through increased confidence between the Nuclear Weapon States.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:17:20.1652877Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:17:20.1652877Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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545
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
99831
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Morocco 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, pursuant to the Answer of Question 209911 on Western Sahara, which borders of Morocco the UK recognises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211162 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK deals with Morocco on the basis of its internationally-recognised borders. While the UK considers Morocco as the de facto administering power of part of Western Sahara, we regard the status of the territory as undetermined. The UK supports the UN Secretary-General and his Special Envoy in their efforts to resolve the Western Sahara dispute through a negotiated settlement, providing for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:37:59.2225467Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:37:59.2225467Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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545
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
99837
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea 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 findings of the United Nations Panel of Experts that many of the component parts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) Unha-3 rocket were manufactured in the UK; and what steps are being taken to tighten existing UN sanctions on the DPRK's weapons programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency The Cotswolds more like this
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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown more like this
star this property uin 211075 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMG welcomes the UN DPRK Panel of Experts' 2014 Final Report. As highlighted in the report, we are cooperating fully with the Panel's investigation, whose preliminary conclusions were that all UK-origin parts used in the Unha-3 rocket were uncontrolled (i.e. off-the-shelf) items. These items do not contravene UN sanctions, MTCR control listings or UK trade restrictions and were not sold directly to the DPRK or its entities.</p><p>This highlights the lengths the DPRK takes to avoid direct purchases in favour of acquisitions through intermediaries based in third countries. HMG remains fully committed to upholding the UN-imposed sanctions on the DPRK and monitors UK activity closely to control the DPRK’s access to proliferation-sensitive material and collaborates with partners to minimise the risk of goods being diverted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:22:37.48807Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:22:37.48807Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown more like this
99840
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Surveillance 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, whether his Department has entered into any agreement with the company Level 3 to operate as an intercept partner to intercept communications data at the interface between the public internet system and the Google Cloud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 211010 more like this
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star this property answer text It is the long-standing policy of successive governments not to comment on matters of intelligence. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:38:40.9916864Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:38:40.9916864Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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545
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
99845
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to address the number of executions by beheading in Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211123 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ministers, our Ambassador, and the Embassy team raise the issue of the death penalty with the Saudi authorities, bilaterally and through the European Union. While we are fully committed to global abolition, we must recognise that the total abolition of the death penalty is unlikely in Saudi Arabia in the near future. For now, our focus is on the introduction of EU minimum standards for the death penalty as a first step, and supporting access to justice and rule of law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:45:27.6926109Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:45:27.6926109Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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3910
unstar this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
99832
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea 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 his Department has taken to ensure the findings and recommendations of the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are submitted to the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court; and what further steps his Department has taken pursuant to the findings of that inquiry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 211190 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not a State Party to the International Criminal Court, so it has no jurisdiction in the absence of a UN Security Council resolution. The UK worked with the EU and likeminded partners to ensure a strong DPRK resolution at the March UN Human Rights Council, including a call for the UN General Assembly to submit the report of the Commission of Inquiry to the UN Security Council for its consideration and appropriate action. In April, we and other Security Council members took part in an informal public “Arria” briefing by the Commission of the Inquiry.</p><p>The UK has also played an active role in raising human rights violations in the DPRK in other meaningful ways. For example, in May we raised the need for a continued focus on human rights during a UN Security Council Sanctions Committee and in June I visited Geneva, where I took part in an Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the DPRK, Mr Mazuki Darusman and raised the importance of DPRK human rights with the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.</p><p>In addition to recommendations on accountability, the Commission of Inquiry made a number of recommendations with regard to human rights dialogue and people-to-people contact. Through our Embassy in Pyongyang and the DPRK Embassy in London the UK continues to support activity in both these areas.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:53:47.2756913Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:53:47.2756913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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3958
unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
99833
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Honduras 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 reports he has received on the International Finance Corporation World Bank Loans to Honduran company DINANT. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
star this property uin 211140 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I am aware of the International Finance Corporation’s loan to palm oil company Dinant. I am also aware of the subsequent review carried out by the World Bank. The British Government is committed to advancing respect for human rights and our officials are promoting the importance of business and human rights around the world. We will continue to monitor this case closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:26:35.3598415Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:26:35.3598415Z
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1408
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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1590
unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
99838
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka 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 encourage the Sri Lankan government to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 211041 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge the Sri Lankan government to co-operate fully with the UN Human Rights Council resolution of March 2014, which calls for an international investigation into alleged violations of international law on both sides of Sri Lanka’s recent conflict. Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has raised this point directly with members of the Sri Lankan government and in public statements. We also continue to call for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, to use their leverage to encourage Sri Lanka’s co-operation. <br><br>More recently, during the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council in September, our Ambassador to the UN also called upon the Sri Lankan government to co-operate with the investigation and ensure those co-operating with the investigation can do so without fear of intimidation or reprisal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:37:44.3407916Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:37:44.3407916Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
99841
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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 more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading North Korea: South Korea 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 assessment his Department has made of relations between North and South Korea after clashes on the 38th parallel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 211090 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In recent weeks, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have exchanged fire across the Demilitarised Zone which separates both countries. On 10 October, DPRK troops fired at balloons containing leaflets sent by South Korean non-governmental organisation activists across the border resulting in the ROK military returning fire. On 19 October, the ROK fired warning shots at DPRK troops approaching the border resulting in another exchange of fire. No casualties were reported. <br><br>We call on both sides to exercise restraint. Both the DPRK and ROK have recently engaged in dialogue, including holding high-level military talks on 15 October. We welcome the news that a provisional agreement was reached for the resumption of inter-Korean high level dialogue and hope this leads to real progress, including on reunions of families separated during the Korean War.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:20:19.1085311Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:20:19.1085311Z
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1408
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this