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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth 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 steps the Government has taken to promote trade within the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 906383 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text This Government is committed to working to increase trade across the Commonwealth. Most recently, the Government has provided financial and public support to the new Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council so it can fully establish itself as the leading business representation and trade advocacy organisation in the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T15:17:44.033Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T15:17:44.033Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Diego Garcia: Military Bases 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 discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the lease extension of the military base on Diego Garcia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 903709 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 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that we want to see US presence continue. However, the Government has not yet held discussions with the US about continuing the agreement relating to Diego Garcia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T15:43:53.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T15:43:53.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka 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 he is taking to encourage the Sri Lankan government to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 211041 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>We continue to urge the Sri Lankan government to co-operate fully with the UN Human Rights Council resolution of March 2014, which calls for an international investigation into alleged violations of international law on both sides of Sri Lanka’s recent conflict. Our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka has raised this point directly with members of the Sri Lankan government and in public statements. We also continue to call for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, to use their leverage to encourage Sri Lanka’s co-operation. <br><br>More recently, during the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council in September, our Ambassador to the UN also called upon the Sri Lankan government to co-operate with the investigation and ensure those co-operating with the investigation can do so without fear of intimidation or reprisal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:37:44.3407916Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:37:44.3407916Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ilois: Resettlement 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, when he plans to announce the Government's decision on possible resettlement of the British Indian Ocean Territory by Chagos Islanders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 6996 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 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The member for Crawley will note from the written answer of 23 June 2015 (British Indian Ocean Territory: Written question – 2386) given by my honourable friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge MP), that steady progress is being made on the further analysis of resettlement of BIOT. There is no date yet when an announcement on possible resettlement will be made.</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 2015-07-22T15:25:35.96Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T15:25:35.96Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-03-23
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Switzerland: Trade Agreements 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 advice his Department has sought from the Swiss government on best practice in concluding a trade deal with (a) Japan, (b) China and (c) other non-EU states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 32248 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 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not sought advice from the Swiss government on these matters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T12:45:27.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T12:45:27.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory 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 from hon. Members on the forthcoming KPMG study into resettlement of the Chagos Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 214425 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Since work on the study began in January 2014, FCO Ministers and Parliamentarians, most notably the Chagos All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) as well as the hon. Gentleman, have continued to discuss its progress and timescales for the subsequent policy review by Ministers. We are aware of specific representations from my hon friend the Member for Islington North (Jeremy Corbyn), Chair of the Chagos APPG, who has written four times to FCO Ministers, including the Foreign Secretary, about the policy review of resettlement of the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) and right of return of the former islanders (Chagossians). In addition, my honourable friend himself has tabled three Parliamentary Questions (PQs), and my hon friend the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell MP) has tabled one PQ on the resettlement feasibility study. The study is nearing completion and its draft final report will be circulated very shortly to allow for further consultation before it is finalised and published in the New Year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:14:53.323Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:14:53.323Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gulf Cooperation Council 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 discussions he has had with the governments of the Gulf Co-operation Council on improving bilateral trade and security. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 15561 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 2015-11-20more like thismore than 2015-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Our mutual security and prosperity are key parts of our bilateral relations with the Gulf states. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) discussed security and bilateral trade with the governments of Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on his visit to the Gulf at the end of October.</p><p>In the last month, I have discussed these issues with Oman and Qatar, at our regular working group meetings; with the Bahraini Royal Court Minister for Follow Up Affairs, Sheikh Ahmed bin Attiyatallah al Khalifa; and with UAE Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, at the Coalition Counter ISIL Strategic Communications meeting.</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 2015-11-20T12:38:37.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-20T12:38:37.237Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-20more like thismore than 2014-06-20
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading British Indian Ocean Territory 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, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 947, on Diego Garcia, what factors the Government will take into account when deciding on future plans for British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 201664 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 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>In my answer in the House on 17 June I spoke about the key factors that the Government will consider in coming to a policy decision on resettlement of the Territory – value for the UK taxpayer, long-term contingent liabilities, and defence requirements of Diego Garcia to the UK and our allies. This consideration will clearly be driven by the report on the feasibility of resettlement by the independent consultants, which will provide us with a factual analysis of the practicalities that any resettlement might involve, including the economic sustainability of a resettled population, and its environmental impact, and of course the views of Chagossians themselves about what they want to see from our policy. We look forward to the final report which is expected by January 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T10:14:18.1792408Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T10:14:18.1792408Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Ilois: Resettlement 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, when his Department plans to make an announcement regarding resettlement of the British Indian Ocean Territory by Chagos islanders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 16549 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 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>A twelve week public consultation ended on 27 October. Nearly 850 written responses were received from as far afield as Tanzania, Switzerland, Thailand, France, and of course the main Chagossian communities in the UK, Mauritius and Seychelles. Officials are continuing their analysis of these, and the results of meetings held with Chagossians in their own communities, to allow a decision on a way ahead soon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-11-24T14:38:42.947Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T14:38:42.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this