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1001910
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture 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 the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the the use of torture in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 188111 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Okitundu in October. I met with him during the United Nations General Assembly in September and with a range of government contacts when I visited the DRC in April. We made clear that we have zero tolerance for any human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law. The UK played a key role at the June 2018 Human Rights Council, which mandated the UN Joint Human Rights Office to document and profile human rights violations in DRC.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:27:15.287Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1002011
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Tanzania: LGBT People 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 steps he plans to take to protest the Tanzanian government’s recent steps against gay citizens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Hoey more like this
uin 187989 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>I am concerned by reports of threats against the LGBT community in Tanzania. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcome the Government of Tanzania's statement on 4 November making clear that such threats do not represent government policy, and that it will protect human rights as enshrined in the country's constitution. We must all reject language that invites violence against any group in society.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:26:12.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:26:12.133Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
210
label Biography information for Baroness Hoey more like this
1002063
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Cameroon: Prisoners 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 he has made to his counterpart in Cameroon on the detention without charge of journalists Elvis McCarthy, Thomas Awah Junior, Michel Biem Tong, Tsi Conrad and Mancho Bibixy. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188078 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The British Government continues to make clear our expectation that freedom of expression and of the media must be respected in Cameroon. We continue to discuss this issue at senior levels with the Government of Cameroon. All journalists have the right to work without fear of being detained without charge, including in the cases of Elvis McCarthy, Thomas Awah Junior, Michel Biem Tong, Tsi Conrad and Mancho Bibixy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:21:58.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:21:58.093Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
999146
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
answering body
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept id 7 more like this
answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
hansard heading Sleeping Rough 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department has collected as part of the Rough Sleeping Initiative. more like this
tabling member constituency Wentworth and Dearne more like this
tabling member printed
John Healey more like this
uin 186183 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Rough Sleeping Initiative comprises a team of expert advisers who work closely with local areas to support their work to help people off the streets. Through this interaction we are able to monitor the progress of rough sleeping responses and support local authorities in obtaining a more detailed picture of rough sleeping in their area. The annual statistical release, based on street counts and estimates by all local authorities each autumn, allows us to assess the extent of rough sleeping across England.</p><p>The latest publication is available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/682001/Rough_Sleeping_Autumn_2017_Statistical_Release_-_revised.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/682001/Rough_Sleeping_Autumn_2017_Statistical_Release_-_revised.pdf.</a></p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:21:16.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:21:16.15Z
answering member
1530
label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
tabling member
400
label Biography information for John Healey more like this
1002062
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Charles Wesco 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 assessment he has made of the circumstances surrounding the death of United States missionary, Charles Wesco, in the town of Bamenda, Cameroon, on 30 October 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188077 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>We were saddened by the reports of Mr Wesco's death and send our deepest condolences to his family. All missionaries and humanitarian workers should be able to work and support communities safely. The Cameroon authorities are conducting a formal investigation into his death.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:20:45.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:20:45.11Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002192
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Tanzania: LBGT People and Political Parties 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 representations his Department has made to the Government of Tanzania on the level of the threat to (a) the LGBT community and (b) supporters of opposition parties in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
tabling member printed
Christian Matheson more like this
uin 188230 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>I am concerned by reports of threats against the LGBT community in Tanzania. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcome the Government of Tanzania's statement on 4 November making clear that such threats do not represent government policy, and that it will protect human rights as enshrined in the country's constitution. We must all reject language that invites violence against any group in society. The UK will also continue to raise the importance of wider political freedoms with the Government of Tanzania.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:19:34.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:19:34.813Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4408
label Biography information for Christian Matheson more like this
1002191
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Tanzania: 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, what assessment he has made of the effect of charges of sedition against former members of the Government of Tanzania on the democratic process in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
tabling member printed
Christian Matheson more like this
uin 188229 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the closing down of political space in Tanzania. Following the recent arrest and detention beyond the period allowed without charge of Zitto Kabwe, a prominent opposition leader, the British High Commission in Dar es Salaam raised the case with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the Tanzanian authorities to follow due process. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Government of Tanzania.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:18:30.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:18:30.033Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4408
label Biography information for Christian Matheson more like this
1001974
registered interest false more like this
date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Cycling and Walking: Birmingham 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 Transport, whether Birmingham City Council is planned to receive any funding from central government to implement the measures in the Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
uin 187997 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) provide a way for local areas to channel investment for cycling and walking from local funds and relevant national funding streams, such as the Transforming Cities Fund, Future High Streets Fund and the Housing Infrastructure Fund. It is for local authorities to decide on investment priorities for transport schemes at the local level.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T14:19:03.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:19:03.11Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
304
label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
999759
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Procurement 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 what assessment they have made of the emphasis local authorities are giving to social value in their commissioning decisions. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
uin HL11204 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The Civil Society Strategy was developed through engagement with public sector commissioners, procurement and civil society representatives. Evidence provided to the Strategy suggested that the requirements of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 are often treated as an afterthought. Our engagement included focused workshops with a number of local authorities and their stakeholders, to explore opportunities of and barriers to social value in the procurement process. In the strategy, we set out government's long term ambition to grow social value commissioning and strengthen the application of the Act.</p><p>Officials will continue to engage with the Local Government Association and sector representative bodies to build on our evidence base and help inform policy making during the implementation of the commitments made in the Strategy.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T12:05:16.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T12:05:16.467Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
4153
label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
998928
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
answering dept id 202 more like this
answering dept short name International Trade more like this
answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
hansard heading Overseas Trade: Algeria 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 what is their current policy regarding trade with Algeria; and what support they provide to companies doing business there. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Robathan more like this
uin HL11176 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>The UK-Algeria trading relationship was worth £1.9 billion in 2017, an increase of 41.7% on 2016.</p><p>The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) team in Algiers provides support to British businesses, assisted by the Africa Trade Services Unit. DIT Algeria organises trade missions for UK businesses, frequently led by my noble Friend Lord Risby, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria.</p><p>UK Export Finance (UKEF) has significant capacity to support UK exports to Algeria, with risk appetite of up to £3bn.</p><p>The UK’s trade policy framework with Algeria is currently covered by the EU-Algeria Association Agreement. The Government is seeking continuity for existing EU free trade agreements as we leave the EU and to replicate the effects of existing agreements as far as possible.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T12:04:08.357Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T12:04:08.357Z
answering member
4690
label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
tabling member
334
label Biography information for Lord Robathan more like this