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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt: Christianity 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 promote religious tolerance and justice for Coptic Christians in Egypt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson 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 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>​We condemn the terrorist attacks targeting the Coptic community and continue to stand with Egypt against terrorism. We regularly raise our concerns over issues affecting Christians with the Egyptian Government and welcome President Sisi's consistent calls for peaceful coexistence. The Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, visited Cairo in November, where he reaffirmed our mutual commitment to freedom of religion or belief and held a roundtable with religious leaders at the Anglican Cathedral.</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 2019-03-08T11:59:18Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T11:59:18Z
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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 Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Palestinian Authority to encourage that body to accept the Israeli invitation to return to direct peace negotiations without preconditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 125211 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to press both the Israelis and Palestinians to engage in direct negotiations that will lead to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. The Foreign Secretary and I reiterated our support for a negotiated two-state solution when we met Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki in London on 8 January. I also encouraged the Palestinians to re-engage in peace negotiations when I spoke to Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on 21 January.</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 2018-02-06T13:06:27.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T13:06:27.527Z
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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 Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Ethnic Groups 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 received on the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum's threat to the Igbo population of Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 108752 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 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
star this property answer text <p>​My department has received several letters from MP's and members of the public about threats made against the Igbo people in Nigeria.</p><p>The Governors of the Northern States of Nigeria condemned these threats, as did Vice President Osinbajo, then Acting President, who also called for unity.</p><p>We echo President Buhari's recent call for calm and reconciliation between the many ethnic groups and communities that make up and contribute to the strength and diversity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The British Government is concerned by violence in Nigeria but we do not assess that there is institutionalised persecution of the Igbo or any other peoples by the Nigerian authorities. We will continue to monitor the situation and work with Nigerian Government to help tackle threats to security and to address the underlying causes of instability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2017-10-25T16:38:02.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-25T16:38:02.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 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 recent meetings he has had with the Government of Oman on the provision of humanitarian assistance to Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 125220 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>​Addressing the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is a key priority for the UK and we continue to raise the issue in regular conversations with our regional and international partners. The Foreign Secretary regularly discusses regional issue with the Government of Oman, most recently on 24 January during his visit to Oman.</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 2018-02-06T17:47:24.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:47:24.147Z
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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 Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Fixed Structures: Scotland 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decommissioning of oil platforms on the economy in north east of Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 127485 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 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
star this property answer text <p>With increasing numbers of offshore oil and gas fields reaching the end of their economic life, forecasts from industry estimate that the annual expenditure for decommissioning over the next 5 years will be in the region of £1.7 to £2 billion. While decommissioning is a major cost for industry, and the taxpayer, it offers significant opportunities for the supply chain that will deliver the constituent elements of decommissioning activity. This encompasses a wide range of activities, covering a broad range of skills and expertise.</p><p>With recent estimates from industry suggesting that decommissioning will represent around 11 per cent of total expenditure on oil and gas for 2017, decommissioning is already benefitting the north east of Scotland and the rest of the UK’s economy. Whilst we don’t have specific figures around the economic impact of the increase in decommissioning of offshore oil and gas installations, we expect to see an increasing proportion of the offshore oil and gas industry focussing on decommissioning activities in the coming years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-22T13:59:41.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-22T13:59:41.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Internet 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 the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to prevent the sale of illegal drugs online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 125216 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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online. Anything that is illegal offline should be illegal online.</p><p>The Government and law enforcement agencies take the unlawful advertising and sales of drugs on the internet very seriously. Tough enforcement is a fundamental part of the Government’s drug strategy and we are taking coordinated action to tackle illegal drugs alongside other criminal activity.</p><p>Law enforcement agencies continue to work with internet providers to shut down UK-based websites found to be committing offences, building on work already underway to tackle the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the UK and overseas and tackle associated organised crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T16:15:16.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T16:15:16.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Self-employed 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 Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support self-employed people who need to claim employment support allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 226720 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 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>We have successfully rolled out Universal Credit in all job centres nationally. Consequently, self-employed people, who have a health condition, can now claim either Universal Credit and/or New Style Employment and Support Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can do so by calling the Universal Credit helpline to request a claim form or by downloading and printing the form available on Gov.uk. Full details about how to apply (including information requesting forms in alternative formats such as braille) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-new-style-esa</a></p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are not eligible to claim New Style Employment and Support Allowance can claim Universal Credit online. For those unable to access or use digital services, assistance to make and maintain their claim is available via the Freephone Universal Credit helplines. The Universal Credit Service Centre will establish the best means of support available.</p><p> </p><p>A home visit can be arranged to support a claimant in making their initial claim and completing any other administrative tasks required to ensure their application is completed.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, to help claimants who may struggle making a claim, Universal Support is available, which is advice, assistance or support to help Universal Credit and New Style Employment and Support Allowance claimants with managing their claim or award.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland will deliver a new “Help to Claim” service to support vulnerable claimants through the process of making a claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T13:53:53.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 convene an emergency international summit, hosted in London, to co-ordinate a response to the attacks on Christians around the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 226721 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 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We British Government Ministers regularly raise our concerns about the persecution of religious minorities, including Christians, where this occurs. The Government works with a large number of NGOs, to help promote and protect freedom of religion or belief. We use information from a wide range of sources to inform our work. The Foreign Secretary has asked the Bishop of Truro to conduct an independent review of the persecution of Christians around the world to help inform this important area of our work to ensure it is targeted and effective. There are no plans to host an emergency international summit on this matter.</p> more like this
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 2019-03-06T15:39:10.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T15:39:10.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Charities 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 Defence, what representations his Department has received on the closure of the Veteran's First Point charity service in the Grampian region; and if he will make representations to the Scottish Government to encourage it to fund that service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 7528 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 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Veterans First Point (V1P) was established in 2013 to work with local NHS partnerships to provide a range of mental health support, information and signposting. The closure of V1P Grampian, including its funding, is a matter for V1P, the Scottish Government and NHS Grampian rather than the Ministry of Defence.</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 2017-09-12T13:46:15.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T13:46:15.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Aberdeen 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Scottish local authorities on maximising the value of the 2015 Aberdeen city deal for the local and regional economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 113490 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 2017-11-21more like thismore than 2017-11-21
star this property answer text <p>UK Government, Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Region agreed the full Aberdeen City Region Deal in November 2016. The Government continues to work closely with all partners to ensure the deal drives growth and builds economic resilience, helping to diversify the wider economy of the North East of Scotland. The Deal provides £250 million for the City Region including investment in the establishment of the new Oil and Gas Technology Centre to exploit remaining oil and gas reserves and drive innovation in decommissioning technology.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-11-21T14:50:06.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-21T14:50:06.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson remove filter