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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 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 political rights and democracy are planned to be a priority agenda item for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 130995 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text We are engaging with the Commonwealth Secretariat and other member states to agree the agenda for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. We anticipate a range of discussions during the week, which reflect the shared values of the Commonwealth, including on political rights and democracy as enshrined in the Commonwealth Charter. 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 2018-03-08T14:51:20.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T14:51:20.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Swaziland: Politics and Government 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 officials at the British High Commission in Pretoria meet regularly with (a) the Swaziland United Democratic Front and (b) the People's United Democratic Movement in Swaziland or in South Africa; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 130993 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>​​Officials at our High Commission in Pretoria regularly meet with civil society representatives from Swaziland. These representatives are affiliated to a number of different organisations, including the People's United Democratic Movement in Swaziland and the Swaziland Democratic Party. These meetings have historically taken place more regularly in Swaziland than in South Africa. The next such opportunity to engage will be in late March when the Article 8 EU Political Dialogue with Swaziland takes place in Mbabane.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T14:42:52.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T14:42:52.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Syria: Chemical Weapons 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 have been made to his Department by human rights organisations on the use of chemical gas on civilians in Afrin; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 128769 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 2018-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign Secretary has received no specific representations by human rights organisations about chemical weapons use in Afrin nor have we seen any substantive evidence to support allegations of chemical weapons use by Turkish Forces in Afrin. Where there is credible evidence of chemical weapons use, we raise concerns accordingly. The UK condemns all use of chemical weapons in any circumstances, and works with international partners to identify and hold to account those responsible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128771 more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T15:00:22.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T15:00:22.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Syria: Chemical Weapons 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 made to the Turkish Government on allegations of the use of chemical gas against civilians in Afrin; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 128771 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 2018-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​The Foreign Secretary has received no specific representations by human rights organisations about chemical weapons use in Afrin nor have we seen any substantive evidence to support allegations of chemical weapons use by Turkish Forces in Afrin. Where there is credible evidence of chemical weapons use, we raise concerns accordingly. The UK condemns all use of chemical weapons in any circumstances, and works with international partners to identify and hold to account those responsible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128769 more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T15:00:22.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T15:00:22.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Swaziland: Politics and Government 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 his Department meets regularly with (a) Action for Southern Africa, (b) the Swaziland Human Rights Network UK and (c) other civil society groups in the UK to discuss human rights and democracy in Swaziland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 130994 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 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>​Officials in Africa Directorate regularly meet with civil society groups on a range of issues and are open to meeting with Action for Southern Africa, Swaziland Human Rights Network UK or other groups to discuss human rights and democracy in Swaziland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T14:47:27.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T14:47:27.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict 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 steps his Department has taken to support (a) YPG and (b) Kurdish forces to combat Daesh in Syria in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 128768 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 2018-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>​As part of the Global Coalition, the UK has provided military support to the Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against Daesh. This has taken the form of air strikes to support the campaign to liberate Raqqa and other areas of Syria.</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 2018-02-23T14:30:06.103Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T14:30:06.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services 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 recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) the gov.uk website and (b) internet providers advertise the correct information on the cost of calls to her Department's helplines; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 134635 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 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answer text <p>a) All information is controlled centrally and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) regularly reviews and updates the data on the cost of calls held on gov.uk to ensure it remains accurate. The Department has updated all relevant DWP pages on gov.uk with the freephone numbers that were introduced by the end of 2017.</p><p> </p><p>b) Where the Department identifies that a website fails to publicise, or advertises incorrect call costs, we will make a referral to the National Trading Standards Board (NTSB) to investigate and prosecute if appropriate following investigation. The Department is also working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to maximise the use of regulatory powers for Premium Rate Telephony services.</p><p> </p><p>c) The Department also attends the cross government working party on misleading websites, sharing knowledge and best practices in dealing with those websites who seek to make profit from misleading citizens.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2018-04-16T11:07:52.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-16T11:07:52.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 legislative plans his Department has to eliminate the use of zero hours contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 129019 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Zero hours contracts were considered as part of the Review of Modern Working Practices and we agree with the review in concluding that banning zero hours contracts altogether “would negatively impact more people than it would help”.</p><p> </p><p>The review, and Government, recognises that zero hours contracts have an important part to play in a modern, flexible labour market and benefit those who cannot or do not want to work in a regular contract.</p><p> </p><p>We have published our response to the review which commits to firm action and future legislation where appropriate. This includes a commitment to provide a right to request a more predictable contract for all workers, including those on zero hours contracts. We have also agreed to ask the Low Pay Commission to consider higher minimum wage rates for workers on zero hours contracts for non-guaranteed hours.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:34:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-17more like thismore than 2018-04-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment 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 (a) correct its guidance concerning personal independence payment daily living activity 9 in respect of visual impairment being considered insufficient in itself to score points in respect of engaging with others and (b) identify cases incorrectly assessed on that basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 136307 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 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answer text <p>When assessing a claimant against activity 9, engaging with others, the claimant’s ability to identify facial expressions and more generally read body language is to be taken into account in deciding whether a person can engage with other persons unaided, needs prompting or social support. Whether a visually impaired person will score against a descriptor will depend on the nature of the visual impairment and how they are able to engage face to face and this therefore needs to be assessed on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-04-23T14:48:55.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-23T14:48:55.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 hansard heading Syria: Humanitarian Aid 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 his Department has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the provision of humanitarian aid to (a) YPG and (b) the Kurdish community in Syria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens remove filter
star this property uin 128770 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 2018-02-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that Kurdish people in Syria have suffered during the conflict, alongside many other Syrians, primarily through the brutality of both the Assad regime and terrorist groups such as Daesh. As such, Syrian Kurds have been amongst the recipients of UK aid in our largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis £2.46 billion committed in total.</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 2018-02-23T14:42:19.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T14:42:19.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this