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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Health Services 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, 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 more like this
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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
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148330
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star 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 more like this
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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
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148331
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Oppression 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, if he will have discussions with his counterparts in (a) the G20 and (b) the G7 on tackling persecution of Christians overseas. 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 294747 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>Over recent months, the UK has raised Freedom of Religion or Belief concerns, including the worldwide persecution of Christians, bilaterally and through multilateral institutions such as the UN, EU and OSCE. At the G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting in April, we discussed our concerns on the resurgent forms of racism, and discrimination that includes the targeting of Christian minorities. We reaffirmed our dedication to uphold the rights of all to hold and manifest their religion or belief, both privately and in public. We will consider whether to raise our concerns in subsequent G7 and G20 Foreign Ministers' meetings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:03:51.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:03:51.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4648
unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
1148338
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Burma: 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, if he will make it his policy (a) to impose sanctions on companies linked to the military of Myanmar and (b) to take diplomatic steps to encourage other countries to impose such sanctions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 294693 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>We agree that the interests of the Myanmar military and companies linked to it are deeply entrenched across Myanmar's economy. But targeted sanctions on specific commercial entities are difficult, as those entities are not always wholly controlled by the military. Any decision to impose sanctions on such entities would have to be carefully considered. Targeting companies or whole sectors could disrupt Myanmar’s financial system, harm economic development across Myanmar and inadvertently harm vulnerable people. We continue to discuss with international partners whether we can add further targeted sanctions against those responsible for human rights violations in a way that minimises the impact on the people of Myanmar.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:55:10.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:55:10.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1148393
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star 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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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 more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1148118
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Tibet: Climate Change 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, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the effect of climate change on Tibet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 294242 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><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:52:15.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:52:15.947Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1148148
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading China: Uighurs 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 representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the treatment of the Uighur people by the Chinese Government. 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 294157 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>On 26 September during an Urgent Question on Hong Kong I set out the UK’s serious concerns about the credible reports of over a million Uyghur Muslims being held in so-called “re-education camps”. As I stated in the House, we will continue to ensure that these concerns are expressed directly with Chinese authorities. We also raise the issue multilaterally: the UK recently co-hosted an event on Xinjiang at the UN General Assembly where the Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, called for China to allow UN observers unfettered access to the region. The former Foreign Secretary highlighted our concerns about Xinjiang with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his last visit to China. The former Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific did the same with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during his last visit to China.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:49:45.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:49:45.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148152
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading China: Uighurs 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) governance and (b) humanitarian situation in (i) Uighur and (b) Xinjiang province, China. 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 294161 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 Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:54:18.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:54:18.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148192
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights 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 recent assessment he has made of the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka on the implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolutions on that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 294221 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>We continually assess the progress made by the Government of Sri Lanka on the implementation of UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions 30/1, 34/1 and 40/1. In March when the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued its latest Annual Report, we agreed that progress had been made. We welcomed the restoration of important democratic checks and balances, improvements in freedom of expression and assembly, the return of some military-held civilian land, the establishment of an Office of Missing Persons and the ratification of the Convention on Enforced Disappearances.</p><p>However, we want to see further and faster progress. We continue to urge the Government to establish the full range of transitional justice mechanisms envisaged in the UNHRC resolutions, to deliver meaningful devolution through constitutional reform, replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act with human rights compliant legislation, and return all remaining military-held private land. During his recent visit to Sri Lanka on 2-3 October, Lord Ahmad encouraged the Government of Sri Lanka to deliver fully on its commitments made to the UNHRC and to develop a comprehensive and time-bound implementation strategy.</p><p>​</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:08:09.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:08:09.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1148222
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Bahamas: Hurricanes and Tornadoes 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 support his Department has provided to people affected by storm Dorian in the Bahamas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 294177 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 Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:40:57.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:40:57.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1148243
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Animal Products: Imports 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 diplomatic steps he is taking to end trophy hunting imports throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
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Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
star this property uin 294136 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>There are differing views on trophy hunting imports, which is why the British Government recently announced plans to launch a consultation on further restricting the import and export of hunting trophies to and from the UK. In addition, the UK continues to work hard within international forums, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to ensure that wildlife is used in a sustainable and well managed way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:06:07.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:06:07.113Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4025
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
1148265
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Slavery 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, with reference to the announcement by the former Prime Minister the Rt Hon. Theresa May at the centenary conference of the International Labour Organisation on 11 June 2019 of the creation of an International Modern Slavery and Migration Envoy, by what date that post will be appointed, what the remit of that post is; and for what reasons that post is responsible for both modern slavery and migration. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 294234 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>​One of the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act was the establishment of an international modern slavery envoy, to represent the UK in international discussions on modern slavery and to advance the government's objectives on this vital agenda.</p><p>HMG expects to announce the name of the successful candidate shortly.</p><p>The FCO have agreed with other relevant Government Departments that this role will be most effective if it is combined with the existing migration envoy role. In international settings, trafficking and migration are often covered in the same dialogues, and we believe that similar skills would be required for both components of the role. This also reflects the joint roles of some of our interlocutors in key capitals. However it is important that trafficking should not be seen through a purely migration prism, and vice versa.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T09:34:57.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T09:34:57.387Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1148315
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Tunisia: Foreign Relations 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 were the conclusions of the British-Tunisian Forum for Dialogue held on 12 September; and whether they included measures relating to migration in Africa. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL18035 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The sixth UK-Tunisia Bilateral Forum, which took place in London on 12 September, provided an opportunity to exchange views on bilateral and regional issues, and underlined both countries' desire to continue to collaborate closely. Both countries committed themselves to finalising a broad bilateral association agreement, which was signed on 4 October. This Agreement will provide a comprehensive framework for the growing trade between our countries and strengthen cooperation on political dialogue, democracy, education, trade, environment and human rights. The Joint Communique of the Forum, providing further details of its conclusions, has been published on gov.uk.</p><p>While no new measures relating to migration in Africa were agreed, we continue to work closely with Tunisia to address the issue of unmanaged migration from Africa to Europe and to help Tunisian authorities deal with this challenge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:36:41.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:36:41.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1148318
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 June (HL16327), what discussions they have had with the United Nations to ensure that the Sino-British Joint Declaration, ratified by the governments of China and the United Kingdom in 1984 and registered with the United Nations in 1985, is adhered to. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
star this property uin HL18038 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 is fully committed to upholding the legally binding Joint Declaration of 1984. In our national ‘Item 2’ statement at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in September we re-iterated our support and call for all to respect the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ framework, including the rights and freedoms in the Joint Declaration. We also underlined that meaningful political dialogue, under Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, is essential.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:30:13.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:30:13.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
1147737
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service 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, how many and what proportion of the members of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service are (a) serving overseas and (b) have served overseas in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 293642 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 table below provides the number and proportion of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service serving overseas each year since 2013:-</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Mar-13</p></td><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>Mar-15</p></td><td><p>Mar-16</p></td><td><p>Mar-17</p></td><td><p>Mar-18</p></td><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>Aug-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of Diplomatic Service members posted overseas</p></td><td><p>1600-1699</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1500-1599</p></td><td><p>1700-1799</p></td><td><p>1600-1699</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proportion of Diplomatic Service members posted overseas</p></td><td><p>48%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>48%</p></td><td><p>52%</p></td><td><p>51%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The statistics above exclude FCO Home Civil Servants who are working in an overseas post. Up until 1st April 2015, Department of Trade staff (former UKTI) were included in FCO staff headcount.</p><p>We are unable to provide headcount information prior to 2013. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts at page 29, in February 2013 the FCO realigned previous staffing figures, adopting a new methodology in line with Office for National Statistics guidelines.</p><p>Numbers have been released in bands rather than absolute values in line with current publication policies for FCO headcount.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:01:23.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:01:23.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading EU Countries: Diplomatic Service 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, how many members of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service work in the institutions and bodies of the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There are fewer than 5 Foreign Commonwealth Office members of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service working in the institutions and bodies of the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:45:20.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:45:20.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading South East Asia: Diplomatic Service more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has budgeted for the (a) establishment and (b) operation of a permanent British diplomatic mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 293644 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 has close connections with the ten countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and we are rightly looking to strengthen our links with this important region of the world after we exit the EU.</p><p>The new UK Ambassador to ASEAN is expected to take up the role in Jakarta this autumn, with the Mission fully established and operational by the end of the current Financial Year. The Mission is co-located with the British Embassy in Jakarta. The estimated budget for establishing it is £700,000; the full costs will be known once the necessary works have been completed. It is estimated that the annual budget for operating the Mission, once fully established, will be approximately £750,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:49:50.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:49:50.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners more like this
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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 more like this
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 293658 more like this
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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 Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:55:52.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:55:52.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that local Yemeni organisations are involved in the peace process in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting Yemen through £6.6 million of funding from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) this year. This funding will support different programmes, including bolstering the UN’s capacity to facilitate the peace process, working with groups formally outside the formal peace process and establishing long-lasting conflict resolution mechanisms in Yemeni communities.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will also continue to elevate and champion women peacebuilders in Yemen and provide spaces for Yemeni women to engage with the peace process and across the Tracks. We continue to support UN Women through the Yemeni Women’s Pact for Peace and Security (Tawafaq). This Pact is a powerful platform for Yemeni women leaders to forge strategic links, develop effective coalitions, and raise awareness of women organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We are also funding a Gender Advisor and Senior Inclusion Advisor within the UN Special Envoy’s office to ensure the peace process is representative and inclusive. Through CSSF, we support a grassroots Track 3 initiative on women, peace and security to ensure local voices of Yemeni women are amplified in the peace process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:57:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:57:47.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 286088 on Yemen: Military Intervention, what additional information has he received from the coalition partners on the attack on a detention centre in Dhamar, Yemen on 1 September 2019. 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 293426 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p><strong>We have received no additional information on the reported attack on 1 September in Dhamar province, Yemen. We take very seriously allegations that detainees and civilians were killed in the attack and therefore welcome the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) referral of the incident to the Joint Incident Assessment Team and await its findings. The UK takes every opportunity to raise with Saudi ministers and senior leadership within the SLC the importance of International Humanitarian Law compliance, and of the need for speedy, thorough, independent investigation and reporting where violations are alleged.</strong></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 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:59:39.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:59:39.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Huawei: 5G more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the US Government on shared intelligence on Huawei's proposed role in developing the UK's 5G network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hyndburn more like this
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Graham P Jones more like this
star this property uin 293530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Widespread deployment of 5G and full fibre networks is a primary objective of Government policy. The Government published the Telecoms Supply Chain Review in July, which recommended the introduction of a new framework for telecoms security based on evidence and a hard-headed assessment of the risks. The Government has not yet made a final decision on individual high risk vendors and the additional controls that will be applied to them. Our international partners must take their own approach based on their own circumstances, network architectures, capabilities and risk assessments.</p><p>The United States of America and the United Kingdom are natural, resilient and strong partners and allies, and we will continue to work closely together, including on the issue of telecoms security.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:11:25.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:11:25.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham P Jones more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his (a) Chinese and (b) Russian counterparts on violence against civilians in Idlib, Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 293436 more like this
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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 frequently discusses the violence against civilians in Idlib with Russia and China in meetings of the UN Security Council, most recently on 30 September. The UK was recently involved in textual negotiations with Russia and China and other Security Council members on a draft resolution on Idlib which was, to our great disappointment, vetoed by Russia and China on 19 September. The previous Prime Minister raised the situation in Idlib with President Putin at the G20 Summit on 28-29 June.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:01:19.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:01:19.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which EU countries (a) have and (b) have not yet implemented arrangements equivalent to the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme to enable UK citizens to obtain leave to remain in their EU country of residence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 293709 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>Protecting the rights of both British Nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the United Kingdom is an absolute priority for this government. Should we leave the EU with a deal, Member States must implement a system for British Nationals to secure their residency rights. This could be a constitutive system like the EU Settlement Scheme, or a declaratory system. Existing rules and regulations relating to Citizens’ Rights will continue to apply until the end of the Implementation Period.</p><p>In the event of No Deal, all Member States have now enacted or drafted legislation to protect British Nationals' rights, including residency rights. However, the processes, timeframes and criteria for registering and applying for residency vary significantly by Member State. We are engaging intensively with Member States, asking them to reciprocate fully the United Kingdom's guarantee to EU citizens. We are also urging Member States to ensure robust implementation and effective communication of their plans. We encourage British Nationals living in the wider EU to subscribe to their relevant Living in Guide on gov.uk for up-to-date information on the steps they need to take to get ready for Brexit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:14:14.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:14:14.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Kashmir: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford South more like this