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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Venezuela: Economic Situation 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 effect of the economic crisis in Venezuela on the (a) political and (b) economic situation in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 271360 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Venezuelan economy is in a desperate state. The IMF is forecasting inflation in Venezuela to reach 10 million per cent for 2019 and the Venezuelan Central Bank has reported a drop of over 55 per cent in GDP since 2013. This is a man-made disaster caused by the Maduro regime's economic mismanagement<em>. </em>It has resulted in a political, economic and humanitarian crisis forcing more than 4 million Venezuelans to leave.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:13:31.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:13:31.863Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement more like this
unstar 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, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 41270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
star this property answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's purchasing policies support the Government’s commitment to do all it can to ensure UK Suppliers can compete effectively for public sector contracts, in line with our current international obligations and guidance issued by the Crown Commercial Service. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-07-05T16:13:22.66Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-05T16:13:22.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1003594
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Venezuela: Sanctions more like this
unstar 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, if he will take steps with his international counterparts to impose sanctions on the leading figures in the Venezuelan Maduro regime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 189833 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK does not have its own domestic sanctions regime but does act with the international community to implement UN and EU sanctions.</p><p>We agreed a tough EU sanctions regime on Venezuela in November 2017. Travel bans and assets freezes were imposed on seven government officials in February 2018 and a further 11 officials in July 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T12:00:37.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:00:37.713Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 India: Travel Information more like this
unstar 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, if he will update the travel advice regarding the Punjab on his Department's website to advise travellers to give serious consideration to not travelling until the situation in that region stabilises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 13173 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office reviews travel advice on a regular basis and we have updated the travel advice for India to reflect the situation on the ground in Punjab. Whilst the situation in Punjab has eased since October, calls for further protests continue. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update travel advice accordingly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T17:17:38.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T17:17:38.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1124988
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Afghanistan: Religious Freedom 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 assessment his Department has made of the level of threat to the (a) Hindu and (b) Christian communities in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 251207 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Security Forces are committed to tackling this threat. As part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission, the UK supports the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in its efforts to improve security for all communities.</p><p>Ethnic and religious minorities in Afghanistan, such as the Christian, Sikh and Hindu communities, continue to face challenges. We regularly raise human rights issues with the Government of Afghanistan, including the need to protect the rights of all ethnic and religious groups in line with the constitution. The UK condemns in the strongest possible terms the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs. Last year, I publicly condemned the 1 July attack on a group of Sikhs and Hindus in Jalalabad as &quot;a despicable attack on Afghanistan's historic Sikh and Hindu community&quot;.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T06:23:46.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T06:23:46.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1124987
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Afghanistan: Sikhs more like this
unstar 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 assessment his Department has made of the level of threat to the Sikh community in Afghanistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 251206 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>​Security remains an ongoing challenge in Afghanistan. The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces are committed to tackling this threat. As part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission, the UK supports the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in its efforts to improve security for all communities.</p><p>Ethnic and religious minorities in Afghanistan, including the Christian, Sikh and Hindu communities, continue to face challenges. We regularly raise human rights issues with the Government of Afghanistan, including the need to protect the rights of all ethnic and religious groups in line with the constitution. The UK condemns in the strongest possible terms the targeting of innocent people based on their beliefs. Last year, I publicly condemned the 1 July attack on a group of Sikhs and Hindus in Jalalabad as &quot;a despicable attack on Afghanistan's historic Sikh and Hindu community&quot;.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:52:08.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:52:08.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1135817
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Venezuela: Drugs and Food more like this
unstar 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 his international counterparts on the shortage of food and medicine in Venezuela. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 271358 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We regularly discuss the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela at meetings with international partners including during the visits to the UK by the Colombian President Duque and US Secretary of State Pompeo. The UK is providing £14.5 million of humanitarian assistance to respond to the crisis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:04:24.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:04:24.787Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
1135815
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
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 Venezuela: Refugees more like this
unstar 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 his international partners on migrant boats capsizing off the coast of Venezuela. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 271356 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>While we regularly discuss with partners the huge impact of migrants fleeing the Venezuelan crisis, we have had no recent discussions with international partners on migrant boats capsizing off the coast of Venezuela</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:11:40.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:11:40.27Z
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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 John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
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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 Jagtar Singh Johal 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 representations he has made to the Government of India on the release of Jagtar Singh Johal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 130575 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>​We continue to make frequent representations on Mr Johal’s behalf. Most recently, our Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi raised the case with the Ministry of External Affairs on 19 February. I continue to engage with the family and met the family and their MP, Martin Docherty-Hughes, on 1 February 2018. Our consular staff in India visit Mr Johal regularly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T10:59:32.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T10:59:32.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1006172
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Jagtar Singh Johal more like this
unstar 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 representations his Department has made to the Indian Government on the continuing imprisonment of Jagtar Singh Johal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar remove filter
star this property uin 190760 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>​We continue to press the Indian Government at official and Ministerial level to address concerns raised with them on behalf of Jagtar Singh Johal, including allegations of torture and mistreatment. Baroness Williams and I raised the case with the Minister of State for External Affairs, on 11 June and 7 May respectively, and most recently I raised Mr Johal’s case with the outgoing Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Mr Y K Sinha, on 23 October 2018. Our consular staff in India continue to visit Mr Johal regularly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:33:30.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:33:30.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this