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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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 al Qaeda 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 contribution the UK is making to degrading Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Gulf. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 107836 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
answer text <p>We are working with countries across the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf to reduce the threat from Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Conflict, including that in Yemen, allows terrorist organisations to establish themselves and spread their message of violence and extremism. We continue to work with our partners, including those in the Gulf, to deny terrorist organisations the space in which to operate. We are also playing a major role in supporting a resolution of the conflict to further reduce risks to the UK.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1020667
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah 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, whether he has filed the case of Bahraini death-row inmate and victim of torture Zuhair Ebrahim under his Department's torture and mistreatment reporting guidance. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 199917 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
answer text <p>We are aware of the case of Zuhair Ebrahim, and we are seeking further information. <br> <br>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office registers details of alleged torture whenever this comes to the attention of a UK official in the course of their duties, in line with the UK Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance.</p><p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-14T12:48:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T12:48:41.587Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1020668
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah 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 representations he has made to the Bahraini Government on the case of Zuhair Ebrahim who was sentenced to death on 29 November 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 199918 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office monitors events in Bahrain closely. We are aware of the case of Zuhair Ebrahim and are seeking further information. It is the UK's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-14T12:47:37.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T12:47:37.04Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
718238
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Zimbabwe: Workplace Pensions 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 cost of proposals submitted by the Overseas Service Pension Association in December 2016 for assisting the government of Zimbabwe in meeting its obligations to Zimbabwe public service pensions. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Goodlad more like this
uin HL6737 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
answer text <p>The Government understands the hardship that lack of pension payments causes to former service-people and their families. The British Ambassador to Zimbabwe raises pensions frequently with the Zimbabwean Government and has secured written confirmation that it will resume payments when the economic situation improves. However, we have not made an estimate of the cost as these payments are the responsibility of the Government of Zimbabwe as set out in the Lancaster House Agreement in 1979.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:33:45.37Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
670
label Biography information for Lord Goodlad more like this
1043006
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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 Zimbabwe: Violence 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 assessment he has made of reports of recent violence in Zimbabwe. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 209728 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>While we condemn the violent behaviour of some protestors, and unlawful acts such as arson and looting, we are deeply concerned that Zimbabwe’s security forces have acted disproportionately in response. In particular, there are disturbing reports of use of live ammunition, intimidation and excessive force. On 17 January I summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador to highlight our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-22T15:10:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:10:31.69Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
1046320
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 Zimbabwe: Violence 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 Zimbabwe following the recent violence and deaths associated with the protests in that country. more like this
tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
uin HL13028 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
answer text <p>The Minister for Africa, Minister Baldwin, spoke to Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister on 29 January. The Minister also summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January to express our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe. Minister Baldwin urged Zimbabwe to stop disproportionate use of force by the security forces and investigate any cases of alleged human rights abuses. On 21 January the Foreign Secretary, in a public message to President Mnangagwa, urged him not to turn back the clock and to work with all Zimbabweans in dialogue for a better future.</p><p>We will continue to raise our serious concerns and push for a thorough investigation with the Government of Zimbabwe, through our Embassy in Harare and Ministerial interventions.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-05T12:21:19.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:21:19.227Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4345
label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
1050274
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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 Zimbabwe: Violence 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 diplomatic steps the Government is taking to support efforts to end the violence in Zimbabwe. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 213267 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>I summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January, to express our concern at the ongoing situation there, urge the security forces to stop using disproportionate force, and to investigate any cases of alleged human rights abuses. On 21 January, the Foreign Secretary, in a public message to President Mnangagwa, urged him not to turn back the clock and to work with all Zimbabweans in dialogue for a better future. On 30 January, I spoke to Foreign Minister Moyo, repeating our calls for an end to human rights violations and a full investigation into all alleged abuse.</p><p>We will continue to raise our serious concerns with the Government of Zimbabwe through our Embassy in Harare and Ministerial interventions.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T16:11:20.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T16:11:20.897Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1042357
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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 Zimbabwe: Trade Unions 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 representations he has made to his Zimbabwean counterpart on that country's obligations under international human rights and international law in relation to the treatment of independent Trades Unions. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 209373 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answer text <p>I summoned the Zimbabwean Ambassador on 17 January to highlight our concern at the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe.</p><p>I call on the Government of Zimbabwe to ensure its security forces act professionally, proportionately and at all times with respect for human life and constitutional rights. We further call on the Government of Zimbabwe to investigate all allegations of human rights violations and abuses. We also urge the reinstatement of full internet access, consistent with citizens' constitutional right to freedom of expression.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-21T14:56:10.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T14:56:10.637Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
713673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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 Zimbabwe: South Africa 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 impact on the Zimbabwe economy of the announcement by the South African Home Affairs Minister on 7 February that Zimbabweans who previously acquired permits to work, conduct business, or study in South Africa under special dispensation will have to follow the normal channel of applying for work and study visas when their permits expire in December, and of the extent to which those new requirements will lead to Zimbabweans holding such permits losing their jobs and rights of residence. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Oates more like this
uin HL6270 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
answer text <p>The South African Government has the right to apply their own rules about visas and work and study permits. It is for the South African and Zimbabwean authorities to comment on the impact this might have on the Zimbabwean economy and on jobs held by Zimbabweans in South Africa.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T15:56:42.063Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4549
label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1064006
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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 Zimbabwe: Sanctions 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 assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the sanctions against the Zimbabwean Government and other Designated Persons from Zimbabwe. more like this
tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
tabling member printed
Dan Jarvis more like this
uin 223204 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>We view EU restrictive measures as one of the tools to promote peace, democracy and the respect for the rule of law, human rights and international law. They are a tool used in conjunction with other methods, including political dialogue, as part of an integrated policy approach. They are targeted on specific individual and Zimbabwe Defence Industries and do no damage to the wider economy or the people of Zimbabwe.</p><p>The UK and our EU partners continue to assess the appropriateness of sanctions in light of recent developments. The crackdown on demonstrations in January 2019, as well as the disproportionate use of force by the authorities, called into question the Zimbabwean Government's commitment to uphold human rights and the rule of law. New listings can be swiftly adopted if required.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T16:13:02.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:13:02.57Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4243
label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this