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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Senkaku Islands 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 international counterparts on the disputed Senkaku or Diaoyu islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 211370 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK does not take a position on underlying sovereignty claims to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, we have a clear interest in maintaining regional peace and stability. We regularly discuss East Asian regional security issues with our international partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:25:04.2925087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Japan's lifting of its ban on arms exports on the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 195236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The Japanese government's new guidelines on arms exports have shifted the country's policy on arms exports from a de facto ban with occasional exceptions, to a set of principles governing the transfer overseas of defence equipment. This move is in line with Japan's National Security Strategy, published last year, and reflects the commitment of the Japanese government to play a more active role in international peace and security, a commitment which the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague) welcomed when he visited Tokyo in October 2013.</p><p>The new principles which the Japanese government have published make clear that Japan will implement its new export control regime in line with international treaty obligations, including the Arms Trade Treaty, and UN Security Council resolutions. Applications will be subject to strict examination and transparency, and controls will be applied concerning extra-purpose use and third-party transfer.</p><p>For the UK, the new export control principles may give rise to further opportunities for British defence companies to engage in co-development and joint production of defence equipment with Japanese partners. This builds on the UK-Japan Defence Equipment Cooperation Framework agreement signed by the Foreign Secretary with his Japanese counterpart in July 2013.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property 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 he is taking to ensure UK embassies, high commissions and consulates are promoting trade with the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 196322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Over the past three years we have put commercial and economic diplomacy at the heart of the FCO's agenda<br>We are committed to supporting British business and boosting UK trade as set out in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Charter for Business and UKTI's Strategy &quot;Britain Open for Business: the Next Phase&quot;.</p><p>We have opened new missions and reinforced our economic diplomacy staff in many of the fastest growing markets in the world. We have taken steps to strengthen commercial skills at all levels within our Embassies. Ambassadors and their teams across our network are lobbying hard to open markets, promote free trade, support pro-growth policies and counter risks to economic stability. This approach lies at the heart of our G8 agenda on tax, trade and transparency and underpins our on-going work to deliver an ambitious EU-US trade deal.</p><p>With UKTI we are delivering a number of ambitious initiatives across the globe to promote trade and investment and boost jobs and growth. The High Value Opportunities programme aims to assist UK businesses to secure £10billion of business in key emerging markets. The Prime Minister has appointed sixteen Trade Envoys who are working with our Embassies and High Commissions to champion opportunities for British business and lobby to improve the business environment and resolve market access issues.</p><p>Our Posts are also promoting Britain through the &quot;Great&quot; campaign – a visually powerful campaign that is making real strides in promoting the UK as a modern and innovative country in which to invest and with which do business. Ministers have been urged to travel extensively to support this. We are focusing our efforts on both established markets and those emerging markets where there is high potential for growth in the future.</p><p>The FCO and UKTI are also committed to implementing the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee review: Supporting British Exporters Overseas (see Treasury Minute CM 8847 – 37th Report), a key component in the Government's ambition to achieve £1 trillion of exports annually by 2020. We have committed to an economic &quot;roadmap&quot; to the £1 trillion target, closer joint working on our trade and investment strategy and on planning across government, and work to address visa barriers to trade and investment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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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
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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 counterpart in North Korea on freedom of religion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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star this property uin 196307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. friend the member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague) has never met his Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) counterpart.</p><p>However, the UK takes every opportunity to raise with the DPRK authorities our concerns about their appalling human rights record, not least with regard to freedom of religion or belief. The British Embassy in Pyongyang last raised our concerns with the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March 2013. A senior official in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office raised this issue with the North Korean Embassy in February 2014.</p><p>We have also raised concerns specifically about recent reports that 33 people have been sentenced to death for alleged contact with Kim Jung-wook (aka Kim Jong-uk), a South Korean arrested by the DPRK authorities last year on suspicion of trying to establish underground churches. We have requested official confirmation of what has happened to the individuals concerned and called on the DPRK to respect the provision in its constitution guaranteeing “freedom of belief in religion”. We also played a leading role in securing a strong resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, calling for accountability for the range of human rights violations documented in the DPRK.</p><p>The annual FCO Human rights report, published on 10 April 2014 includes the DPRK as a country of concern. The full report can be found at <a href="http://www.hrdreport.fco.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.hrdreport.fco.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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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 China more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Chinese counterparts on animal welfare issues in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 203183 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>We have not made recent specific representations on animal welfare issues in China. However the UK is a leading supporter of co-ordinated international efforts to protect animal welfare. We hosted a high level conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in London in February 2014, and over 40 countries, including China, participated. Chinese authorities have since passed a new law making the consumption of rare wild animals an offence, punishable by ten years in prison.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-07-03T10:35:58.2775563Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-03T10:35:58.2775563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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 Bhutan more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consular assistance his Department offers to British nationals travelling in Bhutan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 204378 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Consular assistance for British nationals in Bhutan is provided from British Deputy High Commission based in Kolkata. We encourage all travellers to Bhutan to check our travel advice before travelling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T15:20:25.1057422Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T15:20:25.1057422Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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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 Thailand more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Thai counterpart on allegations of the mistreatment of elephants in trekking camps in Thailand. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 204394 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>I have not had any discussions with my Thai counterpart on the allegations of mistreatment of elephants in trekking camps in Thailand. However, my noble friend Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DEFRA, visited Bangkok at the beginning of May 2014 and was able to pursue a number of animal welfare issues with the Thai government. He discussed efforts to counter the illegal trade in wildlife in Thailand with his Thai counterpart, senior officials, non-government organisations (NGOs), the UN and like-minded Embassies.</p><p>Additionally, our Embassy in Bangkok has reinforced the messages stemming from the February 2014 London Declaration to prevent illegal wildlife trade, and continues to engage with those organisations in Thailand which are working to deliver this agenda despite the coup.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T15:06:07.0718518Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T15:06:07.0718518Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 North Korea more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what consular assistance is available to British nationals travelling to and around North Korea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 205908 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Embassy in Pyongyang can only provide limited consular assistance to British Nationals in some parts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a result of the limited access allowed to these areas. If a British National is based within the capital, where possible, regular consular services can be provided. British Nationals travelling independently should report their travel plans to the British Embassy in advance. Full travel advice for the DPRK is available at: www.gov.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-07-22T12:59:57.1805478Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T12:59:57.1805478Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the declaration of a caliphate in areas of Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 207670 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Boko Haram’s claim to have established a caliphate in north eastern Nigeria does not have any credibility outside this group of terrorists. Boko Haram does not command widespread popular support. They continue to deliberately target the weak and vulnerable, causing suffering in communities of different faiths and ethnicities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-09-05T15:07:28.7308276Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T15:07:28.7308276Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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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 Australia 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 Australian counterpart on extremist activity in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 210359 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) and I discuss this regularly with our counterparts, both in person and on the phone. Most recently, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Foreign Secretary discussed it when the PM visited the UK in August. I also had a bilateral discussion with FM Julie Bishop at the recent Asia Ministerial Summit in Milan on 16 October where we discussed this issue. Both Australia and the UK are part of the international coalition working together to counter the ISIL threat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire remove filter
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less than 2014-10-21T15:39:00.3961579Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:39:00.3961579Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this