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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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 Islamic State: Cultural Heritage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent ISIL from destroying valuable historical sites in Palmyra and elsewhere. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns ISIL’s wanton destruction of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq, including in Palmyra. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office helped secure UN Security Council Resolution 2199 which obliges all UN Member States to prevent the trade in Iraqi and Syrian cultural property that has been illegally removed from those countries.</p><p>But strong words and legal frameworks are not enough. As a key player in the Global Counter ISIL Coalition, the UK is committed to degrading and defeating ISIL, including through military action. By checking ISIL’s advance, the Coalition’s air campaign and support for partner military forces in Iraq and Syria has had the effect of protecting key historical sites in both countries. However, there is inevitably a limit to what we can do. The only way of safeguarding all historic sites from ISIL is by defeating them politically and militarily. That requires continued effort by the Global Coalition, as well as a more inclusive political settlement in Iraq, and an end to the conflict in Syria.</p><p>On 28 October I will be co-hosting a summit with the Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for <del class="ministerial">Bromsgrove</del> <ins class="ministerial">Maldon </ins>(Mr <ins class="ministerial">Whittingdale</ins><del class="ministerial">Javid</del>) on Cultural Heritage Protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-10-21T15:57:36.09Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T15:57:36.09Z
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less than 2015-10-23T13:26:36.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T13:26:36.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Pitcairn 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 assessment he has made of the sustainability of the Pitcairn 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 212288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text In 2013, the Government of Pitcairn and Her Majesty's Government commissioned two independent pieces of analysis. One into the appetite amongst the Pitcairn diaspora for return to the island, and the other on the broader economic potential of the island. Both reports recognised that unless the population of the island increases, it will be a challenge to maintain the longer-term sustainability of Pitcairn. Her Majesty's Government fully supports the economic development of the Pitcairn Islands. The Government of Pitcairn has recently worked up a new Strategic Development Plan and a repopulation plan, and Her Majesty’s Government has given advice on both these documents. The Pitcairn Island Council is currently reconsidering those documents alongside HMG’s advice. We will continue to work in partnership with the Government of Pitcairn to support the community in Pitcairn as we consider longer-term options for the island. Given the acute challenges Pitcairn faces, a new office of Administrator will replace the current role of Governor’s Representative on the island by the end of the year to provide more assistance at this critical stage.
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:15:51.507445Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:15:51.507445Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Syria 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 likelihood of Aleppo falling to pro-government forces in Syria. 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 215131 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The city of Aleppo is under pressure from President Assad’s forces. Assad’s regime is currently seeking to encircle Aleppo, and applying pressure to the 300,000 civilians and the moderate opposition in the area, whilst also bombarding the area with barrel bombs and artillery. The moderate opposition – many of them Aleppo civilians themselves – are in Aleppo supporting and protecting its inhabitants. At present, the moderate groups in Aleppo are holding off the assault from the regime. But the conditions are difficult, and they will need our continuing support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T14:05:14.53Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T14:05:14.53Z
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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 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the sustainability of anti-government forces in Syria. 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 215129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
unstar this property answer text The moderate opposition groups in Syria are under pressure. The Government remains longstanding and strong supporters of these groups. We are providing non-lethal support, as well as strong political backing for the National Coalition – most recently when President Hadi al-Bahra visited London from 10th-12th November. We also plan to make a significant contribution to the US Department of Defence training programme for the Syrian groups. Taken together, our contribution is helping the moderate groups in their fight against ISIL and against President Assad’s regime forces, in very challenging conditions. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T14:04:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T14:04:09.043Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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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 Islamic State 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 prevent the killing of hostages by ISIL. 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 215201 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
unstar this property answer text <p>It is a long-standing British Government policy not to discuss operational details of kidnap cases.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T15:24:41.657Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T15:24:41.657Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
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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 Syria 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 progress British military forces have made on defeating the ISIL threat in Syria. 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 224326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p>We are providing intelligence and surveillance to support coalition partners, who are carrying out air strikes in Syria against ISIL. Airstrikes are making a difference on the ground, for example, they supported ground forces in driving ISIL out of Kobane. In addition, we will make a significant contribution to the US-led effort to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition who are fighting against ISIL. Ultimately, we need to see an inclusive political transition in Damascus which produces a Syrian government, without Assad, with which we can work to fight ISIL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T14:50:02.153Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T14:50:02.153Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
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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 Jordan 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 Jordanian counterpart on tackling ISIL. 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 224324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK works closely with Jordan as they play a key and active role on the front lines of the fight against ISIL. Most recently, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) wrote to the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Nasser Judeh, to extend his condolences following the brutal murder of Lieutenant Al Kassasbeh and to reiterate that the UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Jordan in the struggle against ISIL. The Foreign Secretary also met Foreign Minister Judeh twice in January, including at the Counter-ISIL Small Group Conference in London on 22 January, where discussions focussed on reviewing progress, strengthening coalition coordination, and providing further support to the Government of Iraq.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T14:44:51.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T14:44:51.73Z
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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 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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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 Iraq 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 Iraqi counterpart on strengthening Iraqi military forces. 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 225945 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The strengthening of Iraq’s security forces forms a regular part of our engagement with the Government of Iraq, including when the Foreign Secretary hosted the inaugural meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL on 22 January. The meeting was attended by both Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari. Discussions included the need to support the Government of Iraq in its fight against ISIL, as well as the need for progress in strengthening Iraq’s political stability through addressing Sunni disenfranchisement. This would include progress on the creation of a National Guard, legislation in this regard would, in part, see Sunni tribal forces brought under the aegis of Iraq’s security forces, politically and militarily drawing together Sunni and Shia in their common fight against ISIL.</p><p>The UK is actively contributing to the Global Coalition’s efforts in support of Iraqi Forces including conducting over 150 strikes and training over 1000 members of the Kurdish Peshmerga. In addition to our earlier delivery of lethal equipment to the Peshmerga, which included 40 Heavy Machine Guns, subject to parliamentary scrutiny, we will also gift 1000 surplus VALLON Counter-IED metal detectors to Iraq, and deploy a team to provide training in their use.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T12:53:26.123Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T12:53:26.123Z
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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 Libya 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 assist the improvement of domestic security and public protection in Libya. 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 226953 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p>We strongly support the efforts of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), to resolve the political and security crisis and pave the way for peaceful political dialogue.</p><p>Our commitment to Libya is reflected by the Prime Minister’s appointment of a Special Envoy to the Political Transition, Jonathan Powell. Our Envoy and the UK Diplomatic network are working hard with key Libyan interlocutors and international partners to support UN efforts to facilitate a fully inclusive dialogue to reach a lasting political agreement.</p><p>The UK welcomed the dialogue talks hosted by UNSMIL in Rabat, Algeria and Brussels. We urge all participants to attend further talks with goodwill and adopt inclusive policies, to lay the foundations for a Government of National Unity. The UK is actively exploring with EU and other partners how best we can support a new National Unity Government. The improvement of the security situation in Libya is a crucial ingredient for its success.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:39:17.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:39:17.913Z
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star this property date less than 2015-03-10more like thismore than 2015-03-10
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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 Libya 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 help reduce the number of kidnappings by ISIL in Libya. 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 226955 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Our Travel Advice has consistently highlighted the threat from terrorism and from kidnapping in Libya, and advises against all travel to the country on that basis. Since the emergence of ISIL in Libya we have added further information and advice to the FCO Travel Advice. We have taken steps to contact all British Nationals and companies, who we believe may be in Libya, to advise them of these changes, and that they should consider leaving the country immediately.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:40:24.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:40:24.267Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this