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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith 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 Iranian counterpart on the suppression and imprisonment of Baha’i people in Iran; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 116340 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The treatment of followers of the Baha'i faith in Iran is a serious concern and I discussed these concerns directly with my Iranian counterpart during my visit to Iran in August this year. The British Government calls on Iran to respect the rights and freedoms of all its citizens no matter what their religion or belief.</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 2017-12-04T16:06:24.617Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 steps the UK Government has taken to reaffirm its commitment to a two state solution in light of the non-adoption of UN Security Council Resolution S/2017/1060 on the status of Jerusalem. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 121577 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
unstar this property answer text <p>​As I reiterated to the House on 9th January, the UK believes there is a need to make urgent progress towards a two-state solution and as such we continue to encourage a return to direct negotiations between the parties. The Foreign Secretary and I both discussed the UK’s unequivocal support for the two-state solution when we met Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in London on 8 January. In line with our long-standing position on Jerusalem, the UK voted in favour of a resolution on Jerusalem at the UN Security Council on 18 December, and the resolution at the UN General Assembly on 21 December.</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 2018-01-11T16:15:55.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T16:15:55.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading West Bank: Demolition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian effects of recent trends in the number of demolitions and evictions in the West Bank. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 138070 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 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Demolitions of Palestinian homes and buildings, and evictions of the residents, cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians, are harmful to the peace process and, in most circumstances, are contrary to international humanitarian law. According to the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian affairs, 97 structures were demolished or seized in the West Bank in the first quarter of 2018 (January-March), including homes and livelihood structures. The humanitarian effects include impact to children’s education, displacement, psychological distress and damage of livelihoods. The UK continues to make clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concerns over the demolitions and evictions of Palestinians from their homes.</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 2018-05-02T16:56:18.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T16:56:18.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Trade 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 International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential humanitarian effect of ending restrictions on trade between Gaza and the West Bank by building a secure route through Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 140143 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>It is clear that if restrictions on trade, movement and access between the West Bank and Gaza were eased via creation of a secure route between the two through Israel, humanitarian goods and personnel would be able to reach the intended beneficiaries in a more timely and cost-effective manner. Easing trade restrictions would help to ensure that humanitarian relief reaches those in need, helping to save lives and reduce suffering. More broadly, the benefits of increased trade flow would enhance Gaza’s economy, and relieve the humanitarian situation by lifting the overall standard of living. An analysis by the World Bank shows that lifting restrictions on Gaza could lead to additional cumulative growth of approximately 32% by 2025. We continue to press Israel to ease restrictions on trade, movement and access in line with their legitimate security concerns, and urge Hamas to renounce violence and move towards the quartet principles; the UK is committed to the unimpeded movement of humanitarian goods and personnel.</p>
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 2018-05-08T16:26:52.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:26:52.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-01more like thismore than 2018-05-01
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Borders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential humanitarian effect of expanding the capacity of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing between Gaza and Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 140144 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Humanitarian agencies currently have to devote considerable time, resource, and effort to coordinating the passage of humanitarian goods and personnel through crossings between Israel and Gaza. Kerem Shalom is the only crossing for goods to enter and exit Gaza via Israel. In 2017 an average of 218 trucks a month were leaving Gaza into Israel, compared to a monthly average of 961 trucks between January and July in 2007. This severely constrains the economic development of Gaza, which contributes to the dire humanitarian situation. By operating Kerem Shalom at capacity, humanitarian and essential goods would be able to reach the intended beneficiaries in a more timely and cost-effective manner. This would expedite the delivery of humanitarian relief to those in need, helping to save lives and reduce suffering. The UK regularly raises the need to ease trade, movement and access restrictions with the Government of Israel, in line with their legitimate security concerns, and urges Egypt reopen the Rafah crossing.</p>
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 2018-05-08T16:28:58.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:28:58.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Family Planning more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on supporting birth control programmes in developing countries in (a) total and (b) each year for the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 146914 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 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK leads the world in our long-term support for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including for family planning.</p><p>In 2012 the UK committed to spend an average of £180m a year on family planning (FP) to 2020. Using internationally-agreed methodology (FP2020, Family Planning global partnership), since then DFID has spent a total of at least £910 million on Family Planning programmes between 2012/13 – 2016/17, which is an average of approximately £184 million each year. This includes both bilateral and core multilateral contributions to organisations such as UNFPA, WHO, World Bank &amp; Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis Malaria. DFID are currently the second largest global bilateral donor for family planning in developing countries and have met the 2012 commitment.</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 2018-06-04T15:53:40.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T15:53:40.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Minority Groups 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 his Department has made of trends in the treatment of non-recognised minorities in countries in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 179247 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 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights and Democracy report gives our annual assessment on the situation of human rights internationally, including in the Middle East. We are committed to ensuring the protection of human rights of all minority communities, combating religious intolerance and promoting pluralism in society. We raise these issues regularly with partner countries in the region.</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 2018-10-18T15:19:26.88Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-18T15:19:26.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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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
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will place in the Library the assessments his Department has made of trends in the incidences of human rights abuses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 181350 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 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
unstar this property answer text <p>​Saudi Arabia remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) human rights priority country. The FCO's annual human rights reports are available on the gov.uk website. Ministers frequently discuss human rights and raise concerns with the Saudi Government at the highest levels.</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 2018-10-23T16:05:52.213Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T16:05:52.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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797379
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star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been awarded to local authoiities for the improvement of fire safety in their housing stock since the Grenfell Tower disaster. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 116342 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 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Building owners are responsible for funding fire safety measures in their buildings. If a local authority building owner considers a building to be unsafe, they will need to determine what measures are essential to make a building safe, based on expert advice and taking into account any recommendations or advice from the local fire and rescue service.</p><p>Local authorities should draw on existing resources to implement these measures. However, we will consider the removal of financial restrictions for local authorities where these stand in the way of essential work being done.</p><p>36 local authorities have contacted the Department regarding work to ensure fire safety in tower blocks. We have asked 9 of these authorities to provide more detailed information about essential works. So far, 2 authorities have provided this information and my officials are working with them on their requests.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-12-05T17:02:24.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:02:24.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
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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
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Disqualification more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an estimate of the (a) number and (b) proportion of benefit claimants who have been sanctioned and subsequently find employment at (i) 3 months, (ii) 6 months and (iii) 12 months after having been sanctioned. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens remove filter
star this property uin 146913 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has not made the estimates requested, however Departmental statisticians are currently developing these statistics further to look at destinations into employment following a sanction.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also publishes experimental statistics on claimants receiving a benefit sanction which currently show information on the number and proportion of individuals receiving sanctions, including time spent on benefits following the sanction. These figures can be found in our quarterly Benefit Sanction Statistics available at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/710021/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-january-2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/710021/benefit-sanctions-statistics-to-january-2018.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T11:01:29.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T11:01:29.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this