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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services 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, whether he plans to tackle the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance to migrants as evidenced by the recent seizure of the migrant rescue vessel Aquarius; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
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Fabian Hamilton more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is aware<ins class="ministerial"> that, on 20 November 2018, Italian authorities issued a warrant for </ins> <del class="ministerial">of</del> the seizure of the Marine Vessel Aquarius <del class="ministerial">by the Italian authorities</del> on grounds of waste pollution.<ins class="ministerial"> According to the ship's operators, the vessel has been at the French port of Marseille since 4 October 2018 and, in the absence of a Flag State, is unable to leave port. Consequently the warrant has not yet been executed. It</ins> <del class="ministerial">The vessel operated as a Search and Rescue vessel in the central Mediterranean by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) 'SOS Méditerranée' and 'Médicins Sans Frontières' until September 2018. This matter is now subject to Italian legal processes and it</del> is not appropriate for the UK Government to comment<ins class="ministerial"> on the legal process initiated by the Italian authorities</ins>. <del class="ministerial">We recognise the importance of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and value the contribution of NGOs in saving lives at sea. We are concerned about the increasing fatality rate that has coincided with the effective cessation of the Search and Rescue operations in the central Mediterranean due to the lack of assurances over safe disembarkation arrangements. We will continue to be involved with efforts to find a solution.</del></p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Z
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less than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this