Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

521456
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-25more like thismore than 2016-05-25
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last discussed with the government of Tunisia the security improvements required before the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's current advice against all but essential travel to Tunisia can be lifted. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL313 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text We discuss progress on improving security with the Tunisian government on a very regular basis, both bilaterally and through the G7, most recently on 25 May. We still consider the threat level to be specific enough to advise against all but essential travel. Our Travel Advice is under constant review and we will change it as soon as the security situation and the threat level permit. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-06-06T11:51:14.073Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T11:51:14.073Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
174956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
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 presence of ISIL fighters in Helmand Province in Afghanistan since the withdrawal of British troops; and what assessment they have made of expressions of support for ISIL by some groups in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL4335 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of recent media reports suggesting that elements of the insurgency in parts of Afghanistan, including Helmand, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Alongside our international partners we continue to monitor the situation as part of our close cooperation on security matters with the Afghan government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-01-28T14:18:17.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T14:18:17.513Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
436054
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Islamic State more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on the extent to which Daesh is establishing and consolidating control of territory in Afghanistan, in particular in the east, and what action they plan to take to prevent that. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL4350 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The Daesh affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan which identifies as Islamic State in the Khorasan Province (ISKP) primarily consists of former Taleban. While ISKP has influence in the eastern province of Nangahar, it has not yet demonstrated any national presence. The Taleban see ISKP as a threat and there have been repeated clashes between the two groups in Nangahar. The UK, through our support to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), provides Train, Advise and Assist support to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces to help them tackle the extremist threat in Afghanistan. Together with our NATO partners we continue to monitor the situation closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-12-16T14:04:55.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T14:04:55.107Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
389185
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support or advice they have offered to assist the peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, further to the meeting in Islamabad on 7 July. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1371 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We, along with our international partners in Afghanistan, share a common vision for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political process to bring an end to many years of conflict. We welcome the talks on 7 July in Pakistan and will continue to work closely to provide what support we can to Afghanistan in their pursuit of a negotiated settlement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-24T11:24:34.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-24T11:24:34.957Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
513899
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Taliban more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to the Taliban's recent announcement of a spring offensive and warnings of large-scale attacks in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL7773 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>The Taliban’s announcement of a spring offensive is consistent with the insurgency’s pattern of activity and was anticipated by the Afghan authorities. The UK is an integral part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's Resolute Support Mission (RSM), which is working to train, assist and advise the Afghan National Security and Defence Forces to meet the challenge posed by an enduring insurgency. Working in close cooperation with the Afghan authorities and RSM, the UK keeps its security under constant review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-04-27T15:17:10.113Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T15:17:10.113Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
479308
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ali Mohammed al-Nimr more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia in the case of the death sentence by crucifixion of Ali al-Numr. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL7083 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is very concerned about the case of Ali al-Nimr, and has raised this case with the Saudi Arabian authorities, most recently on 12 March, at a very senior level. Our expectation remains that he will not be executed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-03-22T17:37:04.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T17:37:04.597Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
433670
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Politics and Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical assistance they are providing to Burma to help that country in its democratic transition following the elections on 8 November. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL4180 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Our package of development assistance to Burma this year is £82 million and we have allocated £25 million between 2014 and 2019 specifically to strengthen democratic governance in Burma. This sum included support to elections through the provision of technical advice to the Burmese election commission, voter education and building capacity in monitoring and observation of the electoral process.</p><p>Following the November elections, we will continue to engage with Burma to encourage the country along its journey of democratic reform. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 10 November to offer continued political and economic support for the people of Burma. We will of course keep in close contact on a range of topics and look forward to working with the new administration, which takes office in March 2016.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T14:48:52.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T14:48:52.033Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
349138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to prevent the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar; and when they last held discussions with the government of Myanmar on this subject. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL354 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We have raised our serious concern at the situation of the Rohingya community in all of our recent Ministerial contacts with the Burmese government. On 18 May, the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), called the Burmese Ambassador in London to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our concern at the situation of Rohingya and the related migrant crisis in the Bay of Bengal. He made clear the need for Burma to work towards a long-term solution that brings peace and reconciliation and ensures the civil and human rights of all communities within Rakhine State. The UK is one of the largest bilateral humanitarian donors in Rakhine State. We have invested over £18m in humanitarian support there since 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-17T14:19:02.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T14:19:02.37Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
449235
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burundi: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
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 current situation in Burundi; and whether they are concerned that the present levels of violence could lead to genocide. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5745 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-15more like thismore than 2016-02-15
star this property answer text The current situation in Burundi remains grave. The number of fatalities is high with at least 130 killed in December 2015. There is a daily rhythm of violence during the nights followed by quiet mornings. We were deeply concerned to hear of allegations that the police and the ruling party’s youth league are responsible for much of the violence, including sexual violence. The conflict remains essentially political in nature. Whilst there have been some limited signs of ‘ethnicisation’ of the crisis, these have not yet formed the kind of pattern that was seen in the run-up to previous genocides. The immediate risk is of a decline into multi-sided civil war. We continue to work closely with African and international partners to bring an end to the violence. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-02-15T14:59:44.577Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T14:59:44.577Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter
444456
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Capital Punishment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it remains their policy to work towards the global abolition of the death penalty; if so, why they have not renewed their previous Strategy for Abolition of the Death Penalty (2010–15); and why Saudi Arabia was not included on the list of priority countries in that strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5007 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
star this property answer text <p>There has been no change in the British Government’s policy of working towards global abolition of the death penalty.</p><br /><p>This Government pursues human rights in their universality – a more ambitious and coherent approach than focusing on a small number of single issues. Our commitment to the Rules Based International Order underpins this work, including through bilateral and multilateral support to global efforts to abolish the death penalty. Because of our wider focus, we do not intend to publish a new strategy specific to the death penalty; but on 18 January we published a strategy for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy, which shows how work to abolish the death penalty is important under all three of the strategy’s new themes. The FCO’s death penalty-related work will also be covered in future instalments of the FCO’s Annual Human Rights Report.</p><br /><p>With regard to Saudi Arabia, the criteria used in 2010 to draw up the list of priority countries within the “HMG Strategy for the Abolition of the Death Penalty 2010-2015” are set out in that document. A copy of the Strategy is available in the Library of the House. The previous Government decided that available resources should be focused on countries ready to engage in a meaningful dialogue about capital punishment and open to the idea of reform. Many of the countries prioritised in 2010 have implemented reforms in the intervening five years.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-01-25T15:38:31.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T15:38:31.507Z
unstar this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian remove filter