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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Sudan: 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 discussions he has had with his counterparts in the international community on helping to ensure human rights protections for civilians in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Human rights remain a priority for our engagement on Sudan. Since the removal of President Bashir, and the establishment of a Transitional Military Council, the UK has ensured that the situation in Sudan has been discussed at the highest levels, including at the UN Security Council and EU. We continue to engage with international counterparts across our diplomatic network to coordinate an international response that supports the people of Sudan. The Foreign Secretary spoke with Kenyan Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs on 3 May and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 25 April on the importance of international partners’ engagement to support a swift transition to civilian rule. In addition, we have ongoing discussions with our Troika partners (US and Norway), collectively calling for a transition that is inclusive and respectful of human rights and the rule of law. We also continue to maintain pressure on the Sudanese authorities to respect the Sudanese people’s right to assembly and to avoid the use of violence.</p><p>​</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:24:17.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:24:17.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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: Human Rights 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 representations the Government has made to the Chinese Government on human rights abuses in detention camps in Xinjiang. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and the Chinese Government’s deepening crackdown; including credible reports that over 1 million Uyghur Muslims have been held in re-education camps, and reports of widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities. Visits to Xinjiang by diplomats from our Embassy in Beijing have corroborated much of this open source reporting.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials have been raising our concerns directly with the Chinese authorities for some time, and will continue to do so. At the 40<sup>th</sup> session of the UN Human Rights Council which ran from February to March 2019, the Minister for the Commonwealth and UN, Lord Ahmad raised our concerns about Xinjiang during his opening address (on 25 February). The UK also raised concerns about Xinjiang during our item 4 statement on 12 March, and we co-sponsored a side event on “Protecting the fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang” on 13 March.</p><p>I raised our concerns about Xinjiang with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during my visit to China on 22 July 2018. The Foreign Secretary, also raised our concerns about the region with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China on 30 July 2018.</p><p>During China’s Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council on 6 November 2018, the UK made a statement which described our concerns about the treatment of ethnic minorities in China, including Uyghurs.</p><p>Following the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Minister for the Commonwealth and UN issued a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/universal-periodic-review-31st-session-minister-for-human-rights-statement" target="_blank">statement</a> where he said: “I am very concerned about the human rights situation in Xinjiang, including the re-education camps and the widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities, particularly the Uyghurs. The UK and many of our international partners have made clear during China’s UPR that this is a priority issue. We recommended that China should implement Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recommendations in Xinjiang and allow the UN to monitor implementation.”</p>
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T17:23:42.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:23:42.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Bahrain: Political Prisoners and Torture 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 political prisoners there are in Bahrain; and how many people who have been found to have administered torture have been tried and imprisoned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 189583 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>We do not hold figures for the number of prisoners in Bahrain.</p><p>The United Kingdom encourages those with concerns about treatment in detention to report them to the appropriate oversight body. We also encourage the oversight body to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such reports.</p><p>The oversight bodies issue statistics on their investigations in public statements and reports. Such reports are available on the oversight websites. The UK does not hold figures for those prosecuted as a result of investigations.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:09:34.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:09:34.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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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 Nabeel Rajab 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 the Bahraini Government for the release of Nabeel Rajab. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 189584 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Gentlemen to the answer I gave to question 180116 on 23 October. Our Embassy in Bahrain has closely monitored the trials of Mr Rajab. We have raised the case at senior levels as part of the UK's ongoing open dialogue with Bahrain.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:11:38.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:11:38.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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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 Hassan Mushaima more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Bahraini embassy on the detention of Hassan Mushaima in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 169009 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and our Embassy in Bahrain have raised the case of Hassan Mushaima with the Bahraini authorities at senior levels.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T13:37:54.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T13:37:54.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
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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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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to suspend future licensing of UK arms to Saudi Arabia to be used in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 109003 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Export licence applications for all countries including Saudi Arabia are rigorously assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU &amp; National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. A key test is whether there is a clear risk that the items might be used in a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law. The situation is kept under continual review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-30T15:53:31.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-30T15:53:31.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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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 Yemen: Peace Negotiations 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 recent steps his Department is taking to support efforts to restart talks between warring parties in Yemen and their international allies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-26more like thismore than 2017-10-26
star this property answer text <p>​Peace talks are the top priority. There is no military solution to the conflict and only a political solution can bring long-term stability to Yemen. The Yemeni parties must engage constructively and in good faith. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts, including bringing together key actors to seek a peaceful solution. As part of this, I hosted a Ministerial-level meeting with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, US and UN Special Envoy at the UN General Assembly in September.</p><p>The UK also proposed the Presidential Statement passed at the UN Security Council in June this year, which called for an end to the fighting and a return to UN-led peace talks. We are now working with our international and regional partners to ensure that the Security Council's words are converted into action as a matter of urgency. We call on all parties to respect these unified and clear demands from the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-26T14:07:18.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-26T14:07:18.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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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 John Cantlie 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 the Government is taking to assess the condition of John Henry Cantlie and to secure his release. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>We do not comment publicly on our operational response to kidnapping. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to support Mr Cantlie's family at this very difficult time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T14:57:13.043Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T14:57:13.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
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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: Carbon Monoxide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will maker it his policy to encourage travellers to bring a carbon monoxide alarm with them when travelling abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 69708 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office highlights the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning on our Foreign Travel Checklist on the GOV.UK website, and provides links to the 'Be Alarmed' (<a href="http://www.co-bealarmed.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.co-bealarmed.co.uk</a>) national campaign, which includes guidance on staying safe and recommends taking a portable carbon monoxide alarm when travelling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T13:28:33.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T13:28:33.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-29more like thismore than 2017-03-29
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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: Carbon Monoxide 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, if he will set out the Government's position on the promotion of carbon monoxide safety for people travelling abroad. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 69707 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>While the number of consular cases involving British nationals affected by carbon monoxide poisoning overseas is very low, carbon monoxide safety and awareness remains important. We work with the travel industry through our 'Travel Aware' travel safety campaign to highlight safety risks to British nationals abroad. We also highlight the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning on our Foreign Travel Checklist on the GOV.UK website, and link to the 'Be Alarmed' (<a href="http://www.co-bealarmed.co.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.co-bealarmed.co.uk</a>) national campaign, whose website includes advice on how to stay safe for those travelling abroad.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-04-24T13:26:47.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T13:26:47.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter