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1012410
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates as a result of the sentencing of UK student Matthew Hedges. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194586 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>​​Following the court hearing on Wednesday 21 November, the Foreign Secretary released a statement and discussed Matthew Hedges' case with Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the UK. I have also spoken to Deputy Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, most recently on 23 November. We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:09:52.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:09:52.353Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012411
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ascertain the (a) whereabouts and (b) health and well-being of Matthew Hedges following his sentencing. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194587 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:10:52.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:10:52.88Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012412
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances the Government received from the United Arab Emirates authorities on Matthew Hedges prior to his conviction and sentencing. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194588 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary personally raised this issue with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed during his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 12 November. The Foreign Secretary raised the issue several times with the UAE’s Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Zayed, and most recently on 12 November. We have been clear that we do not agree with the charges but we are grateful to the UAE Government for resolving the issue.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:12:33.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:12:33.687Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012413
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence the UK Government has received from the United Arab Emirates authorities or other sources to support Matthew Hedges’s conviction. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194589 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>As the Foreign Secretary has said, we have seen no evidence to suggest that there is any truth to these charges.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:14:14.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:14:14.02Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012414
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken in response to the conviction of Matthew Hedges. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194590 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>Following the court hearing on Wednesday 21 November, the Foreign Secretary released a statement and discussed Matthew Hedges' case with Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the UK. I have also spoken to Deputy Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, most recently on 23 November. We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:15:33.07Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:15:33.07Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012415
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to respond the conviction of Matthew Hedges. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194591 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has consistently raised Matthew Hedges' case at the highest levels including most recently with the Emirati Foreign Minister on 25 November, and the Crown Prince on 12 November. I also spoke to Emirati Deputy Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash about the case on 23 November. As the Foreign Secretary said, Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff worked incredibly hard to bring about a speedy resolution to Matthew's case. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:16:42.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:16:42.937Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012416
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading United Arab Emirates: Travel Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of its travel advice to the United Arab Emirates. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194592 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>We keep all our travel advice, including for the United Arab Emirates, under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of the risk to British nationals. We do not update our travel advice in relation to the specific circumstances of every consular assistance case, but will do so if we assess that other British nationals travelling or living in the area may be affected. We encourage all British nationals to make use of our travel advice, alongside other sources of information available to them, to help them plan for a safe trip.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:18:09.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:18:09.937Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012417
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading United Arab Emirates: Travel Information more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department has provided to (a) universities and (b) academics in the light of Matthew Hedges’s conviction. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194593 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>We keep all our travel advice, including for the United Arab Emirates, under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of the risk to British nationals. We do not update our travel advice in relation to the specific circumstances of every consular assistance case, but will do so if we assess that other British nationals travelling or living in the area may be affected. We encourage all British nationals to make use of our travel advice, alongside other sources of information available to them, to help them plan for a safe trip.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:19:25.25Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:19:25.25Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012419
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contact and at what level the UK Government has made with its counterparts in the United Arab Emirates subsequent to Matthew Hedges's conviction. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194594 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>Following the court hearing on Wednesday 21 November, the Foreign Secretary released a statement and discussed Matthew Hedges' case with Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the UK. I also spoke to Deputy Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash most recently on 23 November. We welcome the news of Mr Hedges' pardon. He has now returned to the UK and has reunited with his wife</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:20:34.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:20:34.343Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter
1012420
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Matthew Hedges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the UK's bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates as a result of the treatment of Matthew Hedges in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
uin 194595 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-30more like thismore than 2018-11-30
answer text <p>As the Foreign Secretary said on 22 November, we have a close partnership with the United Arab Emirates. We have been clear that we do not agree with the charges but we are grateful to the UAE for the effort that put into resolving the situtation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-30T13:21:51.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-30T13:21:51.623Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
230
label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw remove filter