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99989
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to work with Syria's religious communities, including the smallest minority communities and their political and civic representatives, to help them reach agreement on what measures are needed to ensure religious freedom and security for all communities in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
uin HL2204 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>We are supporting non-governmental efforts to promote dialogue between different ethnic and sectarian groups in Syria, with a view to a future political settlement. We are also funding training for Syrian activists to document abuses to a criminal law standard with the aim that this documentation could be used in a future process of accountability.</p><p>In the long run the only way to secure the position of Syria’s minority communities is to find an inclusive political solution to the crisis. The UK is determined to support the moderate opposition, who are working for an inclusive political settlement, and are committed to protect all of Syria’s communities and resist, extremists and authoritarian regimes.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T15:29:53.6785898Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:29:53.6785898Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4266
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
99988
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iraq more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conversations they have had with the government of Iraq about the implementation of proposals announced by that government in January 2014 to create three new provinces, including one in the largely Christian Nineveh Plains. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
uin HL2203 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>These proposals have not yet been implemented, but we support the new Government of Iraq’s commitment to decentralised governance and greater sharing of power with the provinces. This will form an important part of efforts to increase political inclusivity, which is necessary if the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are to be driven out of Iraq for the long term.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:57:49.5402411Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:49.5402411Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4266
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
99987
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iraq more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iraq about Iraq either acceding to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court or accepting the exercise of the International Criminal Court's jurisdiction with respect to the current situation facing that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
uin HL2202 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>The UK is a strong supporter of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the principle of universality. We have consistently raised Iraq’s responsibility to observe international laws and obligations in our contact with the Government of Iraq. The UK has not, to date, made representations to the current Government of Iraq regarding to accession to the Rome Statute or accepting ICC jurisdiction in relation to the current situation in the country. Any decision to involve the ICC must be made on the basis of whether the court would prove an effective means of bringing the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. We will continue to look at every available option for ensuring accountability.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:56:30.8381198Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:56:30.8381198Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4266
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
99986
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iraq more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical assistance and support they are providing to the government of Iraq in taking forward a credible programme of political reform and reconciliation in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
uin HL2201 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text Political reconciliation and reform are crucial if there is to be a long-term solution to the current instability in Iraq. We therefore welcome the new Government of Iraq’s commitment to inclusive governance. We will support them in implementing their programme wherever we can and have called for others in the international community to do the same. We are already providing assistance with the development of parliamentary democracy, community policing and dialogue between religious leaders. We are in regular contact with the new Iraqi government over national reconciliation and, in particular, with Vice-President Allawi, whose responsibility it is. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), raised the importance of reform and reconciliation with Vice-President Allawi during his recent visit to London and our ambassador in Baghdad has also discussed it with him on a number of occasions. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T14:52:13.8671921Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:52:13.8671921Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4266
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
99985
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading China more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have raised concerns with the Peoples' Republic of China concerning its compliance in the treatment of North Korean refugees within Chinese territory with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Convention against torture and other cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Eames more like this
uin HL2200 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>The Government regularly raises with China the treatment of North Korean refugees. We have made clear that people who have escaped from North Korea are entitled to protection under the International Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees (1967). We have also made clear that the Chinese government should allow people from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea safe passage to resettlement in third countries; and we encourage the Chinese government to work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to facilitate this. We expect China, like all countries, to comply fully with its obligations under international human rights conventions. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), raised these issues with the Chinese Permanent Representative in Geneva in June 2014.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T15:34:48.7656359Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:34:48.7656359Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
2793
label Biography information for Lord Eames more like this
99984
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading China more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any discussions have been held with the Ambassador of the Peoples' Republic of China concerning the findings of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry, especially on the issue of the forcible repatriation of North Korean refugees and the Peoples' Republic of China's obligation under the United Nations Convention relating to the status of refugees. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Eames more like this
uin HL2199 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials raised concerns on the forcible repatriation of refugees with the Chinese Embassy in London on 13 August 2014. FCO officials also raised this issue and the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry during the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue on 19-20 May 2014, which representatives from the Chinese Embassy in London attended. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), raised the issue with the Chinese Permanent Representative in Geneva on 18 June.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T15:35:22.8238327Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:35:22.8238327Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
2793
label Biography information for Lord Eames more like this
99983
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Undocumented Migrants: Calais more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Calais with regard to the number of people, from a number of countries, illegally seeking to enter the United Kingdom by secreting themselves in vehicles travelling to ports in Kent; and whether the situation has improved, or deteriorated, in recent months. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Condon more like this
uin HL2198 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>There has been a sharp rise in numbers of illegal immigrants in Calais and the surrounding area, since 2013. This stems from the fact that France, unlike the UK, is part of the border free Schengen Area. We are clear that it is for the French to maintain law and order on their soil, but it is in the UK's interest to work with France to secure the border at Calais and other key ports.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 September 2014, the Home Secretary and French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, signed a joint declaration outlining a number of joint initiatives to tackle increasing migratory flows in Europe. That includes a range of improvements to security and infrastructure in Calais, to strengthen the port and provide greater protection to hauliers and tourists.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty’s Government has long been alive to the challenges posed in Calais. Millions of pounds have already been invested in improving security and upgrading technology in Calais. The Government has increased staffing levels in the port and extended security patrols. In addition to physical searches, Border Force officers use detection dogs, heartbeat detectors and carbon dioxide probes to find those hiding clandestinely in vehicles and freight.</p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T15:19:32.5255876Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:19:32.5255876Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
2171
label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
99982
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Electronic Warfare more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any provision comparable to that made by the United States towards the creation and retention of a service dedicated to cyber warfare technology; and whether there is a services' cyber commander in post. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
uin HL2197 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>The United Kingdom’s approach to military cyber operations recognises that the contemporary operating environment now requires commanders at every level to understand cyberspace. The Ministry of Defence is therefore mainstreaming cyber throughout the Department and the Armed Forces to ensure that every part of Defence sees cyberspace as part of their responsibilities. For those elements of Defence that are cyber specialists, the Chief of the Defence Staff has issued direction to the four star commander of the Joint Forces Command appointing him as the Joint Commander for the planning and conduct of Defence’s cyber operations. Responsibility is delegated through the Chief of Defence Intelligence to the Joint Forces Cyber Group, who plan and direct the activities of our Joint Cyber Units. The Senior Responsible Owner for the integration of Cyber across Defence is the two star Director of Cyber Intelligence and Information Integration.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T16:52:21.3563409Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:52:21.3563409Z
answering member
3428
label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
tabling member
648
label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
99981
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Road Traffic Control more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many occasions in the last three years they have sought the approval of the Duchy of Cornwall before a road traffic regulation has been implemented. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Berkeley more like this
uin HL2196 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>I am not aware of any occasion during the last three years where officials have sought the approval of the Duke of Cornwall or consulted Duchy of Cornwall estate personnel prior to the implementation of a road traffic regulation.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:05:33.3255575Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:05:33.3255575Z
answering member
1557
label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
tabling member
3526
label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
99980
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the growth of the use of military, commercial, and private drones, what plans, if any, they have to license or control their use, especially in relation to the potential aural and visual impact of non-military drones on urban, rural and coastal airspaces. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
uin HL2195 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answer text <p>Civilian Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations are closely regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and are treated in the same manner as that of an equivalent manned aircraft. However, until such time that remotely piloted aircraft systems can demonstrate that they are both airworthy and capable of avoiding other airspace users, all operations must be contained within segregated airspace, to which access for manned aircraft is prevented or closely controlled.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is currently developing its policy in respect of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and in 2015 intends to engage in a public dialogue on issues such as environmental impact, safety and privacy.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T16:05:11.6080173Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:05:11.6080173Z
answering member
1557
label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
tabling member
2222
label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this