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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many foreign UK-based and locally-engaged staff of his Department worked (a) part-time and (b) full-time on tackling the illegal wildlife trade in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14 and (v) 2014-15 to date; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221604 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, work on the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was handled by individual geographical departments and figures on staffing are not available without disproportionate cost. In 2013 a dedicated illegal wildlife trade team of three full-time staff, including one funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was set up in the FCO. This team was responsible for organising the London Conference on IWT in February 2014, working closely with Defra, the lead government department. Following the London Conference, this team was reduced to one full-time staff member. Since July 2014, in the run up to the Botswana Conference, two staff members in the FCO have been working predominantly on IWT, supported by a number of others working part-time.</p><p> </p><p>In the FCO’s overseas network, several UK based and locally engaged staff work part time on IWT. It is not possible to provide a breakdown without disproportionate cost. From January to March 2015, there has been one UK based member of staff working full time on the IWT temporarily seconded to support the government of Botswana.</p><p> </p>
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 2015-01-27T16:20:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:20:57.997Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
175074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 funds his Department allocated to tackling the illegal wildlife trade in each financial year since 2010; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221602 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, work to tackle the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) was handled by individual geographical teams working with Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) posts across the world. Therefore, an aggregate figure for funds allocated to this matter during this time is not available. In 2013, a dedicated IWT team was established. £113,000 was allocated in financial year 2013-14 towards the costs of the London Conference on IWT held in February 2014. Funds were also contributed towards the conference by other government departments. No specific stand-alone project funds have been allocated by the FCO in financial year 2014-15, on top of staff costs.</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 2015-01-27T16:35:18.047Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:35:18.047Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
175075
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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, which British embassies and high commissions include tackling the illegal wildlife trade in their business plans; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221603 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>A small number of posts include tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) in their business plans. Posts also respond to specific pieces of work as required by the central IWT team based in the Prosperity Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Our efforts are focussed in Asia and Africa.</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 2015-01-27T16:31:25.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:31:25.027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
175077
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 assessment he has made of the extent of links between the illegal wildlife trade and (a) conflict and (b) terrorism in Africa; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221600 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) is an organised and widespread criminal activity, involving transnational networks. The proceeds are in some cases used to support other criminal activities, and have been linked to armed groups engaged in internal and cross border conflicts. There is a risk that terrorist and insurgent groups could benefit from this multi-billion dollar trade and that it fuels insecurity in fragile states.</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 2015-01-27T16:38:30.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:38:30.663Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
175081
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling 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 plans he has to change the number of UK-based and locally-engaged staff of his Department working on tackling illegal wildlife trade; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 221599 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 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
star this property answer text <p>There are no current plans to change the number of staff working on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. We intend to review the arrangement after the Botswana conference.</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 2015-01-27T16:40:41.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-27T16:40:41.377Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ascension Island: Fisheries 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of commercial fishing around Ascension Island occurred in the outer (a) 25nm of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), (b) outer 50nm of the EEZ, (c) outer 75nm of the EEZ and (d) outer 100nm of the EEZ. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 5375 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 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Since 2014, no commercial fishing licenses have been issued whilst options for marine management around Ascension Island are considered.</p><p>However, between 2010 and 2013:</p><p>a) Fishing took place on 32% of available fishing days in the outer 25nm of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)<br>b) Fishing took place on 66% of available fishing days in the outer 50nm of the EEZ<br>c) Fishing took place on 79% of available fishing days in the outer 75nm of the EEZ<br>d) Fishing took place on 90% of available fishing days in the outer 100nm of the EEZ</p><p>The above data is generalised and not a definitive amount per area as catch data was reported by vessels weekly, however, only based on a single location per week.</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 2015-07-09T13:18:53.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T13:18:53.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading India: Elephants 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 progress his Department has made on supporting the Indian government in protecting the Asian Elephant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 9049 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 2015-09-14more like thismore than 2015-09-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of international efforts to protect the welfare of animals. The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs leads on these issues, and through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species the UK is in discussion with elephant range States, including India, to increase protection for Asian elephants. The Government is also working closely with the European Commission and other Member States, with the support of international animal welfare organisations and other interested groups, to try to raise global standards of animal welfare.</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 2015-09-14T14:14:39.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-14T14:14:39.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
523953
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star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Marine Protected Areas 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 progress his Department has made on supporting the establishment of marine protected areas in the high seas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 39961 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 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK led negotiations within the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources which resulted in the establishment of the world’s first high-seas Marine Protected Area (within the Antarctic Treaty area) and supports the establishment of further Marine Protected Areas within the area covered by the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. The UK is also a leading member of the OSPAR Commission which has designated seven Marine Protected Areas in the high seas of the North-East Atlantic and works closely with other regional and international organisations to manage these.</p><p>The UK supports, and is fully engaged, in the work at the United Nations seeking an agreement on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity and the need to establish a mechanism to deliver marine protected areas in areas beyond national jurisdiction.</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 2016-06-14T14:59:08.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T14:59:08.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
523954
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star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans 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, which departmental budget is supporting the Government's blue belt policy to protect marine biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 39962 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 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The delivery of the UK Overseas Territories Blue-Belt policy is a cross-Government initiative and as such will receive cross-departmental funding.</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 2016-06-14T15:20:35.273Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T15:20:35.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
523957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-08more like thismore than 2016-06-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans 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 publish a strategy for its blue belt policy to protect marine biodiversity in British Overseas Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith remove filter
star this property uin 40037 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 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The overarching policy framework is currently being developed by Government in consultation with the UK Overseas Territories, with the objective of delivering a demonstrable increase in the protection of marine biodiversity. The UK Overseas Territories are constitutionally responsible for the conservation of their natural environments and as such will develop bespoke solutions, where necessary, to implement this policy.</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 2016-06-14T15:21:19.477Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T15:21:19.477Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this