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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Nabeel Rajab more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bahrain on Nabeel Rajab’s unsuccessful appeal against a two-year prison sentence for speaking to journalists. more like this
tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
tabling member printed
Martyn Day more like this
uin 117799 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text ​We continue to closely monitor the case of Nabeel Rajab and have raised it with the Bahraini Government at the highest levels. The British Government continues to emphasise to the Government of Bahrain the need to respect the rights of all citizens, including freedom of expression. more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-14T15:00:36.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T15:00:36.33Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4488
label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1130932
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Cyprus: Turkey more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on recent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Cyprus. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 262337 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text ​The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue. We have therefore been following recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern and would like to see the situation de-escalated. The UK has made it clear to Turkey, both privately and publicly, that we oppose their plans to drill. We continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone. We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean, and for the integrity of the Rules-Based International System, that disputes such as this are resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law. We will continue to work with the Republic of Cyprus, Turkey and the wider region to that end. We also continue to suppot a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus as the best means of resolving the difficulties caused by the division of the island. more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
850965
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Poland: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in the Government of Poland on their Holocaust law. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 130169 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
answer text ​The Foreign Secretary discussed this issue with his counterpart, the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, on 15 February 2018. more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-07T15:22:49.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T15:22:49.26Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
822990
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Palestinians: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in the Palestinian Territories; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
tabling member printed
Fiona Bruce more like this
uin 122673 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
answer text While we have not made a recent assessment of this issue, freedom of religion and belief remains a human rights priority for this Government. It is a fundamental freedom which underpins many other human rights. Our Consulate General in Jerusalem regularly meets a variety of religious leaders in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and has stressed to the Palestinian Authority the importance of protecting freedom of religion and belief. more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-18T14:37:54.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T14:37:54.787Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
3958
label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
869402
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Gaza: Armed Conflict more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the security situation in Gaza. more like this
tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
tabling member printed
Rosie Cooper more like this
uin 133916 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
answer text While the Foreign Secretary has not recently discussed this specific issue with his Israeli counterpart, our Embassy in Tel Aviv and our Consulate-General in Jerusalem frequently urge both the Israeli and Palestinian authorities to take steps to improve conditions in Gaza. Every Israeli and Palestinian has the right to live in peace and security. We strongly condemn the recent attempted assassination of Prime Minister Hamdallah on 13 March, for which there is no justification. The UK continues to support the return of the legitimate Palestinian Authority to Gaza. We urge non-violence, dialogue and progress towards a sustainable Hamas-Fatah reconciliation and an improvement in the humanitarian situation in Gaza. more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-27T17:16:05.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-27T17:16:05.767Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
previous answer version
50223
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1538
label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
915044
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading VAT more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual costs are for the (a) systems, (b) physical infrastructure, and (c) staff for the processing of VAT for goods entering and leaving the UK from countries outside the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 148601 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
answer text When goods enter the UK from outside the EU, import VAT is applied and collected along with customs duties as part of the general customs processes. HM Revenue and Customs' import VAT costs are not captured separately. Goods leaving the UK are generally zero-rated as exports. more like this
answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-06-11T16:09:36.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T16:09:36.687Z
answering member
3935
label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
904295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 19 April (HC135976), what assessment they have made of the ability of an organisation that investigates complaints made regarding its own conduct to be accountable, independent and transparent. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL7868 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
answer text We will judge any proposal for an investigation on its merits. We urge that any investigation be independent and transparent, its findings be made public and, if wrongdoing is found, that those responsible be held to account. more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-25T12:17:58.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T12:17:58.15Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
927825
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-20more like thismore than 2018-06-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading China: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the (a) right to freedom of religion and belief in China and (b) the effect of revised regulations on religious affairs in China on that right. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 155879 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
answer text We remain concerned about reports of persecution of Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners and others on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share one’s faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a fundamental human right that all people should enjoy. We believe that societies which aim to guarantee freedom of religion or belief are more stable, prosperous and more resilient against violent extremism. The UK last raised these issues with China at the UK/China Human Rights Dialogue in June 2017. more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-06-26T14:58:02.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:58:02.67Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
820785
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Egypt: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in Egypt. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
tabling member printed
Layla Moran more like this
uin 122203 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
answer text We regularly raise our concerns about the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly with the Egyptian authorities; these rights are essential to improving the protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief in Egypt. The Egyptian constitution contains protections for Freedom of Religious Belief and it is important that these rights are respected. In particular, we welcome President Sisi's consistent calls for peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims in Egypt. The UK has also been working with al-Azhar University in Egypt for over ten years to help develop a new generation of religious leaders who can build dialogue across different cultures and religions, and confront extremism. The work includes English teaching, debating skills training and a postgraduate scholarship scheme. more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-01-16T15:37:32.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T15:37:32.437Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4656
label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
797297
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Bahrain: Police more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Bahrain over the police blockade of the village of Diraz since June 2016. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
uin HL3729 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-12-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text We have raised the issue of Diraz with the Bahraini authorities and have been reassured that there is currently no blockade in place. more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-12-14T14:19:33.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T14:19:33.253Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4333
label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this