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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict 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 how they plan to prevent combatant forces in Idlib Province, Syria, from killing more civilians and children. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL16097 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>​We are gravely concerned by the escalation in military action by Russia and the Syrian regime in Idlib. We are appalled that civilian infrastructure has been hit, including 24 health facilities, and by reports of civilian casualties and mass displacement. We are using public statements, diplomatic relationships and international fora, including the UN Security Council, to increase the pressure on all parties to end the violence, return to the ceasefire agreed in September 2018 and abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, the UK is supporting innovative new technology that provides civilians in Idlib with early warnings of airstrikes in order to save lives. We also continue to support international efforts to document violations of international humanitarian law being committed in Idlib.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T11:25:54.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:25:54.893Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1131870
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading International Law 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 he is taking to strengthen the rules-based international order. more like this
tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Paisley more like this
uin 263920 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
answer text <p>The rules-based international system has made the world collectively more prosperous and safe than ever before. Making the case for effective multilateralism is the responsibility of all those who believe in the opportunities that co-operation brings. Upholding and strengthening this system is a priority for the government. We are reinvigorating and expanding the UK's diplomatic network in order to reinforce our friendships and alliances, to defend the values of democracy and human rights, to reform the multilateral architecture where needed and to reach agreement on new rules in evolving policy areas. This will allow the UK to play a leading role in shaping a rules-based international system fit for the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-19T09:57:52.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:57:52.943Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4129
label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1129529
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 May (HL15767), when they will assess the number of political detainees in Saudi Arabia; and what plans they have to review their policy of declining to intervene with the government of Saudi Arabia on allowing access to such detainees by independent monitors. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL16014 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>We closely monitor political detainees in Saudi Arabia, including women’s rights defenders. We raise concerns regularly and freely, using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels, including our Ambassador and Embassy team in Riyadh. The Foreign Secretary raised the detention of women’s rights defenders during his visit to Saudi Arabia in March. The British Government cannot intervene in independent monitoring or investigation.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:05:36.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:05:36.91Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1129533
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading 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 is their strategy for promoting and protecting freedom of religion or belief as an objective of UK foreign policy. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
uin HL16018 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is committed to using our influence to defend Freedom of Religion or Belief as a universal human right which should be enjoyed by everyone. That is why the Prime Minister appointed me as her Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The UK regularly raises this topic through Ministers, our diplomatic network and at the Human Rights Council. In recent years we have seen reports of a particular rise in the persecution of Christians. The Foreign Secretary launched the independent review of FCO support for persecuted Christians on 30 January. The Review is led by the Bishop of Truro. It will map levels of persecution and discrimination against Christians around the world, and provide robust recommendations on how the FCO can respond. The Bishop has now submitted his interim report and will submit his final report in the Summer.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:03:58.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:03:58.55Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4349
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
1129536
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading 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 representation they will be sending to the United States Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, due to be held on 16 to 18 July. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
uin HL16021 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The UK will be represented at the US Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The full list of representation is yet to be confirmed but I do plan to attend as the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:08:01.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:08:01.917Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4349
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
1129537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review 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 Bishop of Truro's Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians: Interim Report, published on 3 May. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
uin HL16022 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary thanked the Bishop of Truro for the Interim Report published on 3 May and commented that the findings on the scale and severity of Christian persecution worldwide make for sobering reading. We now look forward to the final report in due course. Once the final report is published, an assessment of the Review will follow. This will enable the Review to maintain its independence.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:13:10.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:13:10.057Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4349
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Leeds more like this
1129539
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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 whether a UK representative will participate in the Peace to Prosperity economic workshop organised by the Kingdom of Bahrain in partnership with the United States on 25 to 26 June, to discuss the potential for economic investments of a Middle East peace agreement. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL16024 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The UK has been invited to the economic workshop in Bahrain and we expect to participate. The UK’s longstanding position on the Middle East Peace Process is clear: we support a negotiated settlement leading to a safe and secure Israel living alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian state; based on 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, and a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for refugees.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:13:28.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:13:28.767Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1129540
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Ethiopia: Politics and Government 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 political situation in Ethiopia, following recent bouts of inter-ethnic fighting and the ongoing tensions caused by rising ethnic nationalism in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL16025 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The Government is concerned about the violence and resultant displacement of people in a number of regions of Ethiopia. We are further concerned by the conditions of recent returns. Conflict and displacement present a real risk to the welcome reforms that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues to institute.</p><p>I raised our concerns and offered assistance in my visits of October 2018 and March 2019. Our Ambassador and senior official have raised concerns with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Peace. DFID is currently supporting humanitarian agencies to respond to the needs of IDPs and host communities affected by this crisis, including through support to Ethiopia's humanitarian fund.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:09:19.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:09:19.447Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1129542
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Qatar: Diplomatic Relations 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 called for dialogue to resolve the ongoing crisis between Qatar and the Arab Quartet countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt which began in June 2017; and what steps they have taken to support the Gulf Cooperation Council in its efforts to resolve the crises. more like this
tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
uin HL16027 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>We continue to urge all sides to take steps to de-escalate and engage with Kuwaiti mediation efforts to find a resolution to the ongoing dispute. Substantive progress can only happen when all countries involved are willing to discuss demands that are measured and realistic. We remain firmly committed to our strategic partnership with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and continue to make clear during engagements with Gulf partners that GCC unity matters to long-term regional security and stability.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:12:09.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:12:09.913Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
259
label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1129563
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Integrated Activity Fund 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 was the overall spend on the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund in the 2018/19 financial year; which countries received support from that Fund; and how much each such state received in that period. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
uin HL16048 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>​Overall spend from the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund in 2018/19 financial year was £17.08m. This is subject to final departmental audits. Many of the projects and programme activities are delivered regionally, so it is not possible to provide a breakdown by beneficiary state.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:14:15.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:14:15.32Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4333
label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this