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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Palestinians: Health 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, for what reasons the Government did not support the UN Commission of Inquiry's report into potential violations of international law and the protection of healthcare in Palestine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294741 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK abstained on the UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that the substance of a resolution must be impartial and balanced. We could not support an international investigation that refused to explicitly call for an investigation into the action of non-state actors such as Hamas. It is clear that Hamas hold significant responsibility for encouraging violent protest in Gaza, which is totally unacceptable. However, our vote does not mean that we will hold back from voicing or raising concern about Israel’s actions when warranted. The UN and its member states have every right to address these grave matters in a measured, balanced and proportionate way. In future, the UK will continue to support scrutiny of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the Human Rights Council, so long as this scrutiny is justified and proportionate. We have repeatedly made clear to Israel our longstanding concerns about the manner in which the Israel Defense Forces police non-violent protests and the border areas, including the use of live ammunition. We call on Israel to adhere to the principles of necessity and proportionality when defending its legitimate security interest.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T13:41:21.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:41:21.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4648
star this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148330
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 the Government plans to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and call for a nationwide ceasefire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294746 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</em>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T14:21:33.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:21:33.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4648
star this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148332
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to increase humanitarian aid to Idlib, Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 294748 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in Idlib is extremely serious. DFID continues to closely monitor the situation in Northwest Syria, and we are concerned about the impact of recent escalations of violence on civilians. So far this financial year we have allocated £40 million in support for the region, and are keeping this under active review as the situation on the ground develops.</p><p> </p><p>Our support in this region continues to provide Syrians with shelter, clean water and sanitation, mental health services, as well as aiding health workers and facilities that have been affected by escalating violence. DFID partners are working tirelessly to meet the growing needs among displaced people.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 alone, DFID support in Idlib provided approximately 836,000 people with access to clean drinking water, 873,000 medical consultations, 69,000 food rations and access to formal education for 110,000 children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:36:43.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:36:43.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4648
star this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support children in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294710 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T15:58:58.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:58:58.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148393
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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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 Syria: Yazidis more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what steps his Department is taking to help protect Yazidi women from sexual assault in north-eastern Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 294675 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation</em>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T14:22:52.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:22:52.497Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1148407
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Africa: Human Trafficking more like this
star this property house id 1 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 International Development, what steps the Government is taking to support victims of human trafficking in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 294677 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID supports victims of human trafficking in Africa through several programmes, as part of the UK Government’s commitment to realising Sustainable Development Goal 8.7, the eradication of all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking by 2030. Current support totals over £30 million.</p><p> </p><p>In Nigeria, for example, we are providing rehabilitation and reintegration support to almost 1,000 victims of human trafficking and vulnerable migrants returned from Libya.</p><p> </p><p>In Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia we are providing protection and rehabilitation services to more than 200,000 vulnerable children on the move, reducing their risk of exposure to trafficking.</p><p> </p><p>And we are working to end the worst forms of child labour in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. This includes children forcibly recruited during armed conflicts, sexually abused, or exploited through other forms of forced labour or hazardous work. Over 24,000 of the most vulnerable children will benefit directly and over 400,000 people are expected to benefit indirectly through increased awareness and improvements in legal systems.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-08T11:35:42.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:35:42.99Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
308
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1147670
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading West Bank: Demolition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to support Palestinian families threatened by home demolition and forcible transfer in (a) East Jerusalem and (b) the rest of the West Bank. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 912505 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government has repeatedly raised our concerns on this issue with the Israeli authorities. I did so personally during my visit to Israel and subsequently.</p><p>In all but the most exceptional of circumstances demolitions and evictions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The practice causes unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians and is harmful to the peace process.</p><p>Our firm position is evidenced by our support for Palestinians facing demolition or eviction through our legal aid programme, which helps residents challenge decisions in the Israeli legal system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-02T14:33:57.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:33:57.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
1147672
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the potential effect of annexing the Jordan valley on the social and economic well-being of the Palestinian people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Andy Slaughter more like this
star this property uin 912507 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>With France, Germany, Spain and Italy, the UK has made clear publicly our deep concern over recent suggestions that parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories would be annexed.</p><p> </p><p>Such a move would be contrary to international law, damaging to peace efforts and could not pass unchallenged.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has regularly raised these concerns with the Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-02T14:35:03.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:35:03.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
1147750
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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 British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners more like this
star this property house id 1 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, what obligations the Government has to protect UK citizens that are held hostage by a foreign government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 293676 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In considering whether or not someone is a hostage under the Convention, the UK will have regard to the definition of hostage-taking at Article 1 and the exemption for offences which take place wholly within a State in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State.</p><p>In considering what action to take to assist a British national overseas, the Government will always take into account any relevant international law obligations and UK policy. Our public guidance sets out that the UK can provide consular support to British nationals detained by foreign governments outside the UK including making early contact, notifying family and friends on request and offering information about the local legal system. The guidance makes clear that we cannot get people out of prison or detention, however we will consider approaching local authorities if an individual is not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 292969 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147803
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Third Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 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 International Development, what support his Department is providing to Yemeni-led civil society organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 293424 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In order to protect key institutions and build national capacity in Yemen, the UK is supporting the Yemen Social Fund for Development, a national institution established in 1997. It works across the country to deliver development outcomes such as public employment programmes, access to water and sanitation, and local capacity building through a community-led approach.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is providing £34.48 million to the Fund over three years (2018-2021), including £11.48 million this financial year. This support will provide hundreds of thousands of Yemenis with work opportunities through cash for work schemes, train health and education workers, and support local development by supporting small and medium enterprises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-10-07T16:17:56.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:17:56.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this