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star this property date less than 2024-02-13more like thismore than 2024-02-13
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the seizure of 100 hectares of land belonging to Baha’i farmers by agents of the Iranian state in the Province of Mazandaran in January; and what steps they are taking to raise this matter through bilateral or multilateral means. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property uin HL2415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK condemns the continued persecution of religious minorities in Iran and we are aware of recent reports of land expropriation discriminately targeting the Baha'i community. At the 78th UN General Assembly, we co-sponsored the Iran Human Rights Resolution calling for Iran to eliminate, in law and in practice, all forms of discrimination on the basis of thought, conscience, religion or belief. We are committed to promoting religious freedom and will continue to work with partners and the UK Baha'i community to hold the Iranian authorities to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2417 more like this
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less than 2024-02-26T17:30:29.827Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:30:29.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688831
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star this property date less than 2024-02-13more like thismore than 2024-02-13
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Baha'i Faith more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the persecution of members of the Baha’i community, including of reports of the expropriation of farming land in Mazandaran Province; and what assessment they have made of the impact of these actions on this community. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2417 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK condemns the continued persecution of religious minorities in Iran and we are aware of recent reports of land expropriation discriminately targeting the Baha'i community. At the 78th UN General Assembly, we co-sponsored the Iran Human Rights Resolution calling for Iran to eliminate, in law and in practice, all forms of discrimination on the basis of thought, conscience, religion or belief. We are committed to promoting religious freedom and will continue to work with partners and the UK Baha'i community to hold the Iranian authorities to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2415 more like this
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less than 2024-02-26T17:30:29.873Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:30:29.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688799
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star this property date less than 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Relations more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many countries have permanent diplomatic representation in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2392 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office publishes details of foreign embassies, high commissions and consulates in the UK on gov.uk, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-embassies-in-the-uk.</p><p>This page includes the London Diplomatic List (LDL), which contains details of all embassies and high commissions, as well as the names of heads of mission and other diplomatic agents appointed in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The LDL lists 169 diplomatic missions with their permanent seat in the UK. 17 countries have non-resident diplomatic representation to the UK. Nine countries are represented by an Honorary Consul.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-26T17:30:01.367Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:30:01.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1688800
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star this property date less than 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Relations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government how many countries the UK has permanent diplomatic representation in. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK has diplomatic representation present in 160 countries recognised by the UK Government. This number periodically changes for political and operational reasons. It excludes countries in which we have closed or temporarily suspended a Post in country, which may operate elsewhere. The UK also has representation present in 15 territories, which includes 12 UK Overseas Territories.</p><p>The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) publishes a full list of locations where the UK has a diplomatic presence on GOV.UK at www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-foreign-office-posts. This list is regularly updated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-26T17:41:02.417Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:41:02.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1688801
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star this property date less than 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Relations more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government which countries do not have permanent diplomatic representation in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2394 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office publishes details of foreign embassies, high commissions and consulates in the UK on gov.uk, at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/foreign-embassies-in-the-uk.</p><p>This page includes the London Diplomatic List (LDL), which contains details of all embassies and high commissions, as well as the names of heads of mission and other diplomatic agents appointed in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The LDL lists 169 diplomatic missions with their permanent seat in the UK. 17 countries have non-resident diplomatic representation to the UK. Nine countries are represented by an Honorary Consul.</p><p>Some countries do not have a UK diplomatic presence or Honorary Consul representation. The FCDO does not publish a complete list of countries without UK diplomatic representation as this information is publicly available by comparing the LDL against the official map of countries as recognised by the UN: https://www.un.org/geospatial/content/world-today.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-26T17:28:49.987Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:28:49.987Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1688802
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star this property date less than 2024-02-12more like thismore than 2024-02-12
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Relations more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government in which countries the UK does not have a permanent diplomatic presence. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2395 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has a network of 281 officially designated overseas Posts. It does not currently have a permanent diplomatic presence in the countries listed below. However, the list includes countries in which we have officially designated Posts which are temporarily suspended in country and our mission to that country operates elsewhere for political or operational reasons (Afghanistan, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Yemen) or have diplomatic staff who are not in permanent residence (Haiti, Burundi, Gabon). Locations defined as UK territories are excluded. Information about the FCDO overseas network is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/list-of-foreign-office-posts.</p><ul><li>Afghanistan(1)</li><li>Andorra</li><li>Benin</li><li>Bhutan</li><li>Burkina Faso</li><li>Burundi(2)</li><li>Cape Verde</li><li>Central African Republic</li><li>Comoros</li><li>Congo</li><li>Dominica</li><li>East Timor</li><li>Equatorial Guinea</li><li>Gabon(2)</li><li>Guinea-Bissau</li><li>Haiti(2)</li><li>Honduras</li><li>Kiribati</li><li>Liechtenstein</li><li>Marshall Islands</li><li>Federated States of Micronesia</li><li>Monaco</li><li>Nauru</li><li>Nicaragua</li><li>North Korea(1)</li><li>Palau</li><li>St Kitts and Nevis</li><li>San Marino</li><li>Sao Tome and Principe</li><li>Sudan(1)</li><li>Suriname</li><li>Syria(1)</li><li>Togo</li><li>Tuvalu</li><li>Yemen(1)</li></ul><p>Key:</p><p>(1) Temporarily suspended</p><p>(2) Diplomats not in permanent residence</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-26T17:32:55.41Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:32:55.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1688708
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star this property date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Hostage Taking more like this
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to implement the recommendation by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee in its report, Stolen years: combatting state hostage diplomacy, published on 4 April 2023, that a position of Director for Arbitrary and Complex Detentions should be established. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2314 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The FCDO is committed to dedicating senior leadership and expertise in our approach to complex detention cases. We continue to believe that our current approach, led by the Foreign Secretary and his Ministers, and supported by senior officials and Heads of Mission, provides the most appropriate means for coordinating our case handling and responses to the most complex consular cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-26T17:29:23.257Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-26T17:29:23.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688709
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star this property date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Myanma Foreign Trade Bank and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank: Sanctions more like this
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star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to joining the US in sanctioning (1) Myanma Foreign Trade Bank, and (2) Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property uin HL2315 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has imposed sanctions to reduce the Myanmar regime's access to finance, arms and equipment. In February 2024, the UK sanctioned two state-owned enterprises, Mining Enterprise 1 and Mining Enterprise 2, for providing economic resources to the Myanmar security forces. We keep all evidence and potential designations under close review. However, it would be inappropriate to speculate about future sanctions designations as to do so could reduce their impact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2316 more like this
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less than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.19Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688710
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star this property date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise: Sanctions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what considerations they have given to joining the EU and the US in sanctioning Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2316 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has imposed sanctions to reduce the Myanmar regime's access to finance, arms and equipment. In February 2024, the UK sanctioned two state-owned enterprises, Mining Enterprise 1 and Mining Enterprise 2, for providing economic resources to the Myanmar security forces. We keep all evidence and potential designations under close review. However, it would be inappropriate to speculate about future sanctions designations as to do so could reduce their impact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL2315 more like this
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less than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.26Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:34:18.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1688712
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star this property date less than 2024-02-08more like thismore than 2024-02-08
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hamas: UNRWA more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask His Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of UNRWA staff who supported Hamas either by participating in the 7 October attacks or by spreading Hamas propaganda in UNRWA schools and medical facilities. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
star this property uin HL2318 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is appalled by allegations that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) staff were involved in the 7 October attack against Israel, a heinous act of terrorism that the UK Government has repeatedly condemned. We are aware that the UN has terminated the contracts of ten individuals identified in the allegations.</p><p>We are pausing any future funding of UNRWA whilst we review these concerning allegations. We are looking to our partners in the UN to carry out a robust and comprehensive investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2024-02-22T17:32:38.497Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T17:32:38.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this