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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government in which cities within the EU, other than capital cities, UK consulates are located. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Wigley more like this
uin HL477 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
answer text <p>UK consulates are located in the following locations in the EU, outside capitals:</p><p><strong>CROATIA</strong></p><p>British Consulate Split</p><p><strong>FRANCE</strong></p><p>British Consulate Bordeaux</p><p>British Consulate Marseille</p><p><strong>GERMANY</strong></p><p>British Consulate General Dusseldorf</p><p>British Consulate General Munich</p><p><strong>GREECE</strong></p><p>British Vice Consulate Corfu</p><p>British Vice Consulate Crete</p><p>British Vice Consulate Rhodes</p><p>British Honorary Vice Consulate Zakynthos</p><p><strong>ITALY</strong></p><p>British Consulate General Milan</p><p><strong>NETHERLANDS</strong></p><p>British Consulate General Amsterdam</p><p><strong>PORTUGAL</strong></p><p>British Vice Consulate Portimão</p><p><strong>SPAIN</strong></p><p>British Consulate Alicante</p><p>British Consulate General Barcelona</p><p>British Consulate Malaga</p><p>British Consulate Ibiza</p><p>British Consulate Las Palmas de Gran Canaria</p><p>British Consulate Palma de Mallorca</p><p>British Consulate Santa Cruz de Tenerife</p><p>British Consulate, Bilbao</p>
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-19T10:55:51.35Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T10:55:51.35Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
547
label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
747968
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in response to the comments of Mr Juncker that the European Parliament was ridiculous. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Blencathra more like this
uin HL422 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
answer text <p>No action was taken.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-19T10:56:06.167Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T10:56:06.167Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
497
label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
747984
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve diplomatic relations and trust between nuclear and non-nuclear weapons states, through participation in relevant negotiations and by stimulating dialogue. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL438 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
answer text <p>We discuss nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament frequently with a wide range of partners across the international community through UK Embassies overseas, with Embassies in London, in international organisations, and directly between capitals. We attended the first Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in Vienna in May, where we engaged with a wide range of states on how we can together tackle the challenges we face on non-proliferation and disarmament, and enable access to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-19T10:56:37.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T10:56:37.99Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
747396
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for working together with other world leaders in relation to the role of the UN Security Council. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL360 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
answer text <p>As a ​permanent member of the Security Council, the Government routinely engages with world leaders on the top issues at the Council's agenda, such as Syria, DPRK, Somalia and peacekeeping. One such opportunity is the UN General Assembly Ministerial week, every September. The Government has also been working with the new UN Secretary-General on his priorities, since he took up the role on 1 January. One of these priorities is UN reform, to build a more effective and efficient UN.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-17T16:49:32.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:49:32.637Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
747966
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of North Korea's claim to have tested a long-range intercontinental missile. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL420 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
answer text <p>​North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile on 4 July is a clear violation of numerous Security Council resolutions. It is yet another reminder of the grave danger that North Korea poses. As a consequence on 5 July, the North Korean Ambassador was summoned to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The UN Security Council met to condemn the test. We will work with partners on further measures to address the threat to international peace and security posed by North Korea's destabilising and provocative conduct.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-18T17:00:02.273Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T17:00:02.273Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
747976
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Tajikistan’s commitment to freedom of religion of belief following the decision by the State Committee for Religious Affairs to ban anyone under the age of 40 from participating in the August Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
uin HL430 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
answer text <p>The restrictions on freedom of religion in Tajikistan are a growing concern and indicative of Tajikistan's heavy-handed approach to countering extremism. Our Embassy in Dushanbe raises concerns over human rights issues both bilaterally and in collaboration with the EU and like-minded partners​.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-18T17:00:24.487Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T17:00:24.487Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
4266
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
733203
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the UN Human Rights Council decision to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar's security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Northover more like this
uin HL194 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
answer text <p>The British Government played an instrumental role in securing the UN Human Rights Council Resolution in March 2017 which established the Fact Finding Mission to assess alleged human rights violations in Rakhine. We will now work to ensure the Mission has a robust mandate and strong composition and will be urging the Burmese authorities to cooperate fully with it.</p><p>The UK continues to seek an end to all violations and to prevent an escalation in violence, including against Rohingya Muslims. Human rights and democratic reform will remain at the heart of British policy towards Burma. We are committed to being a vocal advocate for change in Burma and will continue to press for action and to raise our concerns with the Burmese authorities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-11T16:53:50.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T16:53:50.843Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
733204
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the UN OHCHR report issued in February which found that Myanmar's military committed atrocities during its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims last year that might amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
uin HL195 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by reports detailing human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakhine_State" target="_blank">Rakhine State</a> of Burma. These include the reports by the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN" target="_blank">UN</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Commissioner_for_Human_Rights" target="_blank">High Commissioner for Human Rights</a>, as well as the UN <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Rapporteur" target="_blank">Special Rapporteur</a> on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma and by a range of international human rights organisations. We are also concerned by the humanitarian situation facing the people in Rakhine with up to 70,000 refugees fleeing across the border into Bangladesh.</p><p>With our International partners, we have co-sponsored a Resolution at the Human Rights Council in March 2017 which established a Fact Finding Mission to assess human rights violations in Rakhine. We urge the Burmese authorities to cooperate with the Mission as agreed by the Human Rights Council.</p><p>The UK continues to seek an end to all violations of international law, and to prevent escalation, irrespective of whether these violations fit the definition of specific international crimes. Human rights and democratic reform will remain at the heart of British policy. We are committed to being a vocal advocate for change in Burma and continue to press for action at every opportunity to resolve issues of real concern.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-11T16:53:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T16:53:21.437Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
2539
label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
747397
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to ensure that the requirements of the Arms Trade Treaty are fully implemented, including that the potential that arms could be used to commit war crimes and human rights violations is taken into account when arms exports decisions are being made; and how they are applying the Treaty provisions to Saudi Arabia, with particular reference to that state's activities in Yemen. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL361 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
answer text <p>The Government operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU &amp; National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (the 'Consolidated Criteria'), taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p><p>The Consolidated Criteria were updated in March 2014 following the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty. Criterion 1(b) says that the Government will not grant a licence if to do so would be inconsistent with &quot;the UK's obligations under the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty&quot;. Criterion 2(a) states that the Government will &quot;not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the items might be used for internal repression&quot; and Criterion 2(c) states that the Government will &quot;not grant a licence if there is a clear risk that the items might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law&quot;.</p><p>A licence will not be issued for any items, including those destined for an end user in Saudi Arabia, if to do so would be inconsistent with these Criteria. We welcome the Divisional Court's judgment of 10 July recognising the rigorous and robust processes we have in relation to decisions about exports to Saudi Arabia for possible use in the conflict in Yemen.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-17T16:53:34.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:53:34.567Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
747985
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what preparations they are making for their representation and participation at the 2018 UN High Level Conference on nuclear disarmament. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Judd more like this
uin HL439 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
answer text <p>The Government firmly believes that the best way to achieve a world without nuclear weapons is through gradual multilateral disarmament negotiated using a step-by-step approach and within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. We will consider our approach to the 2018 UN High Level Conference closer to the time.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Goldie remove filter
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less than 2017-07-19T10:57:15.68Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T10:57:15.68Z
answering member
4306
label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
tabling member
1660
label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this