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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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 Gaza: Israel 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 are making to the government of Israel following reports by the Union of Gaza Fishermen that, since the signing of the July 2014 ceasefire agreement, Israel’s navy has committed at least 1,370 assaults on Gazan fishermen. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL2510 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
answer text Whilst we have not raised this report with the government of Israel, officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have expressed concern over the Israel Defence Force’s use of live fire against fishermen. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-10-19T15:39:00.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T15:39:00.013Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
391433
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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 British Nationals Abroad: Crime more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that crimes committed against British nationals by family members overseas are investigated and prosecuted. more like this
tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Osamor more like this
uin 8100 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
answer text Whilst we cannot interfere in the investigation or judicial processes in that country, we will also consider making appropriate representations to the local authorities if there are concerns that the investigation is not carried out in line with local procedures; if there are justified complaints about discrimination against the person who has died or their family; or where we judge that a local delay or decisions creates significant distress for the bereaved. Details of the support we offer to all British victims of crimes overseas are set out in our public statement: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/317474/FCO_Brits_Abroad_2014.pdf The investigation of crimes overseas are the responsibility of the country in which they occurred. We cannot interfere in investigations overseas and may be considered a third party by some countries and therefore not entitled to updates on the investigation or court process. We recommend that families engage a local lawyer who can make efforts to ensure that local standards are met and can seek updates from the local authorities and courts. We do though retain close interest in cases, and seek updates where we are able to. We can also formally note our interest in an investigation, in particular if a British National is murdered or dies in suspicious circumstances.
answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-07T13:47:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T13:47:45.497Z
answering member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
tabling member
4515
label Biography information for Kate Osamor more like this
173762
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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 Saudi Arabia more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the flogging of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia. more like this
tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
uin 220843 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
answer text Whilst the latest flogging has been postponed, we remain seriously concerned by Raif Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in all circumstances. We have raised Mr Badawi’s case at a senior level with the Saudi authorities. The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world. We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, challenge their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur. more like this
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-21T14:37:55.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:37:55.46Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
411
label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
166650
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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 Colombia 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 assessment they have made of the government of Colombia's land restitution process. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
uin HL3241 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
answer text Whilst security for claimants and those returning to their land is a key concern, our 2013 Human Rights Report (released on 10 April 2014) notes that some progress has been made on the issue of land restitution. Since January 2012 there have been 64,815 registered land restitution claims. In his recent meeting with President Santos on 7 November, the Deputy Prime Minister, the right hon. Member for Sheffield Hallam (Mr Clegg), welcomed the Colombian government’s efforts to improve respect for human rights in Colombia, including through its land restitution and victims reparations processes. Our Embassy in Bogota runs several human rights projects to help improve Colombia’s land registry process, increase access to protection measures and raise awareness of the UN guiding principles on business and human rights. Officials from our Embassy also meet regularly with indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities and we also funded a project aimed at developing the role of organisations in protecting communities’ rights to the territories. We are following closely several emblematic land restitution cases; our Ambassador raised the cases of the Curvaradó and Jiguamandó communities with the Ministry of the Interior in July and acts as an observer on the case.
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-10T14:08:23.993Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T14:08:23.993Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4153
label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
449155
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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 Israel: Palestinians 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 are making to the government of Israel following the arrest of three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hatim Qufayshah, Isa al-Ja’bari, and Muhammad Abu-Tayr; and whether they will take steps to discover what charges, if any, will be brought against them, and whether they will be released on bail. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL5665 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-15more like thismore than 2016-02-15
answer text While we have not specifically raised the arrests of the three Palestinian Legislative Council Members with the Israeli authorities, we remain concerned about Israel’s extensive use of administrative detention which, according to international law, should be used only when security makes this absolutely necessary rather than as routine practice, and as a preventive rather than a punitive measure. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-02-15T14:50:05.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T14:50:05.357Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
510271
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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 Israel: Bedouin 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 Israel following the large-scale home demolitions in the Bedouin refugee community of Um al Khayr in the South Hebron Hills on 6 April. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL7477 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
answer text While we have not raised this specific issue, we remain deeply concerned by Israel’s approach to demolitions and regularly raise the matter with the Israeli authorities. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-20T14:51:26.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T14:51:26.667Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
432099
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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 Israel: West Bank 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 Israel regarding the use of skunk water on children, homes, and streets, in the Qitoun neighbourhood of Hebron in November. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL3872 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
answer text While we have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli government, our Ambassador in Tel Aviv regularly raises UK concerns over the use of force by Israeli security authorities, most recently with the Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 28 October. We continue to stress the need for proportionality and proper accountability. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-08T15:09:47.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T15:09:47.46Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
510272
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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 Jerusalem: Religious Freedom 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 Israel regarding the extra restrictions placed on both Muslims and Christians wanting to worship in Jerusalem this year due to the Jewish festival of Purim. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL7478 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
answer text While we have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities, we remain deeply concerned about restrictions on freedom of movement between the West Bank and East Jerusalem. It remains difficult for Palestinians to enter East Jerusalem for religious worship. We continue to work closely with the Quartet and EU partners to call on Israel to ease access restrictions. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-04-20T14:51:47.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T14:51:47.607Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
172351
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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 Middle East 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 are making to the government of Israel concerning (1) the removal of two military bases in the West Bank in order to allow for the expansion of existing settlements, (2) the Israeli air attack on a cement factory near Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip on 20 or 21 December, (3) the elimination of delays and full normal opening of the Tulkarm Crossing-point for Palestinians with permission to work in Israel, (4) approval for the construction of 243 houses on West Bank land illegally annexed to Jerusalem, and (5) Israeli naval vessels firing live ammunition at Palestinian fishermen off Gaza, damaging several boats. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL3934 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
answer text While we have not raised these specific issues, we have repeatedly condemned Israel’s announcements to expand settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv regularly bring up the issue of settlements with the Israeli National Security Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence contacts. We are aware of an attack by the Israeli Defence Forces against “Hamas terror infrastructure” in the Khan Yunis area of southern Gaza after a rocket was fired into Israel from Gaza on 19 December. Our Ambassador discussed this matter with the Israeli Ministry of Defence. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv regularly meet with the Israeli authorities – including the Israeli Office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories/Ministry of Defence and the National Security Adviser - to urge them to ease restrictions on Gaza, including the movement of commercial goods, and persons from and to the Gaza Strip. Our Embassy in Tel Aviv is looking into the situation faced by Gazan fishermen and will consider Government action on this issue.
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-15T14:16:58.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T14:16:58.47Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
433081
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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 Palestinians: Education 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 Israel concerning the right of Palestinians to education. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Tonge more like this
uin HL4041 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
answer text While we have not raised the specific issue of the right of Palestinians to education, the British Government provides financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to provide essential services, including education. Consequently UK aid will support 35,000 children through primary school over the next four years. We also consistently urge Israel to ease movement and access restrictions across the Occupied Palestinian Territories, not least because of the impact the restrictions have on children and continuity of their education. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-12-14T14:42:05.627Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-14T14:42:05.627Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
200
label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this