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star this property date less than 2016-06-13more like thismore than 2016-06-13
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading European Network and Information Security Agency 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 what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the protection of the human rights of Iranian women and scholars. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL630 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 2016-06-22more like thismore than 2016-06-22
star this property answer text <p>As mentioned in the 2015 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Annual Human Rights report, women do not enjoy the same rights and privileges as men in Iran and continue to face discrimination. There are continued restrictions on freedom of expression and belief. We repeatedly call on the Iranian government to guarantee the human rights of all Iranians and will continue to do so. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), most recently raised the issue of human rights with Foreign Minister Zarif when they met on the 17 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-06-22T13:36:24.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-22T13:36:24.89Z
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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 Afshar more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU 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 which institutions and postholders are prohibited by law from expressing views on the EU referendum and the UK membership of the EU. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell more like this
star this property uin HL7759 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 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>For the final 28 days ending with the date of the poll, section 125 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (as applied by the European Union Referendum Act 2015) restricts publication of material giving general information about the referendum, dealing with any issues raised by the question, encouraging voting or putting an argument for or against either answer. The restriction applies to material published by or on behalf of “any Minister of the Crown, government department or local authority”, “the Government of Gibraltar, or any Gibraltar government department” or “any other person or body whose expenses are defrayed wholly or mainly out of public funds or by any local authority.” Specific exception is made for the Electoral Commission, the BBC, Sianel Pedwar Cymru and the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation. Section 125 also sets out a number of general exceptions to the restriction, such as the issuing of press notices, and making material available to people in response to specific requests.</p><p>Under charity law, charities can undertake campaigning, including campaigning at the EU referendum, and political activity where it is in support of their charitable purposes, and where the trustees consider it is in the interests of the charity. When doing so, charities must not engage in any party political activity, and must take care to protect the charity's independence and reputation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-04-27T15:15:58.893Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T15:15:58.893Z
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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 Bakewell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: USA 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 on what basis they decided to open an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL1464 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 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text North Carolina has been one of the fastest growing states in the US in recent years in terms of both GDP and population and hosts numerous multinational corporations. Raleigh is home to the Research Triangle, centred on North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and contains one of the biggest clusters of life science companies in the US as well as a growing number of high-tech companies. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-09-19T12:44:37.053Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T12:44:37.053Z
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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 label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: USA 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 locations they considered for their new offices in the USA focused on international trade. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL1465 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 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The USA is the UK’s single largest trade and investment partner, and the decision to open three new Government Offices in 2016 reflects our ambition to expand this economic partnership even further.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office considered a number of factors when deciding where to open these offices. The cities of Raleigh, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and San Diego, California were judged to have the best combination of policy, research and trade and investment potential.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-09-19T12:44:11.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T12:44:11.287Z
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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 Barker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: USA 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 what is the budget of the UK Trade Office in Raleigh, North Carolina for (1) 2016–17, and (2) 2017–18. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL1992 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government Office in Raleigh will be run by the member of staff hired locally in the US. Costs are expected to be low and limited to salary, office space rental and discretionary budget for travel and representational activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-10-17T14:25:53.813Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:25:53.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2501
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: USA 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 what performance targets they have set for the UK Trade Office in Raleigh, North Carolina for (1) 2016–17, and (2) 2017–18. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL1993 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The new UK Government Office in Raleigh, North Carolina will promote a broad range of British prosperity interests, including trade and investment and engagement with industry, research and development and higher education institutions. Performance objectives will be agreed with a broad range of HMG stakeholders, including the Department for International Trade, the UK Science and Innovation Network and policy teams in the British Embassy in Washington DC. The Office will be managed and supported by Her Majesty's Consul General in Atlanta.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-10-17T14:26:34.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T14:26:34.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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2501
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-03more like thismore than 2016-10-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Promotion: USA 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 much inward investment the UK Trade Office in Raleigh, North Carolina is expected to generate in (1) 2017–18, and (2) 2018–19. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL1994 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text The British Government Office in Raleigh, North Carolina will contribute to inward investment objectives in support of the Department for International Trade’s targets for the South East United States. These targets are set by sector. North Carolina has one of the fastest growing economies in the United States. Our office there will allow us to explore opportunities for collaboration with the many institutions and businesses located in Raleigh’s Research Triangle Park. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2016-10-17T15:26:16.993Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T15:26:16.993Z
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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 Barker more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asia Bibi 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 when they last made representations to the government of Pakistan concerning the trial of Asia Bibi for blasphemy; what was the nature of those representations; and what was the response by the government of Pakistan to those representations. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2269 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 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
star this property answer text <p>I remain concerned about Ms Asia Bibi, following the postponement of her Supreme Court appeal hearing on 13 October. The British High Commission in Islamabad continues to monitor developments in her case closely. We raise regularly our concerns about misuse of the blasphemy laws with the Pakistani Government, and continue to urge Pakistan to adhere to its international obligations and uphold the rule of law. During his visit to Pakistan in March, the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), made clear our concerns about minority communities and misuse of the blasphemy laws.</p><p>The UK supported the EU statement of October 2014 following the decision of the Lahore High Court to uphold the conviction of Ms Bibi. We will continue to work with our EU and other international partners to ensure our views are made clear to the Pakistani authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2271 more like this
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less than 2016-10-24T14:16:24.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-24T14:16:24.297Z
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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 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Blasphemy 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 what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the application of the death penalty for blasphemy. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2271 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 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
star this property answer text <p>I remain concerned about Ms Asia Bibi, following the postponement of her Supreme Court appeal hearing on 13 October. The British High Commission in Islamabad continues to monitor developments in her case closely. We raise regularly our concerns about misuse of the blasphemy laws with the Pakistani Government, and continue to urge Pakistan to adhere to its international obligations and uphold the rule of law. During his visit to Pakistan in March, the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), made clear our concerns about minority communities and misuse of the blasphemy laws.</p><p>The UK supported the EU statement of October 2014 following the decision of the Lahore High Court to uphold the conviction of Ms Bibi. We will continue to work with our EU and other international partners to ensure our views are made clear to the Pakistani authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2269 more like this
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less than 2016-10-24T14:16:24.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-24T14:16:24.377Z
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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 more like this
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 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 more like this
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 remove filter
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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