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1169904
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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 Philippines: 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 the Philippines about the four Roman Catholic bishops and four priests charged with sedition, cyber libel, libel and obstruction of justice in that country; and what steps they are taking to ensure that due process is followed. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL260 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answer text <p>​The UK remains concerned about reports of arbitrary arrest in the Philippines. We have not had discussions with the Philippine authorities on these specific cases, however, the Government continues to call for the promotion and protection of freedom of speech and the British Embassy in Manila continues to follow developments closely.</p><p>Freedom of speech, and wider human rights issues, in the Philippines, were raised by senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials with the Philippines Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Enrique Manalo, during the UK - Philippine High Level Talks in London in November 2019.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-20T15:05:00.32Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T15:05:00.32Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1169906
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-09more like thismore than 2020-01-09
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 Egypt: Children 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 steps they intend to take to prevent children in Egypt from being included in mass trials and sentenced to death. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL262 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
answer text <p>It remains a long-standing policy of the United Kingdom to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. We have regularly made our position clear to the Egyptian Government.</p><p>We have particular concerns in Egypt regarding Article 122 of the Child Law in Egypt and cases involving the death penalty and juveniles. Our Embassy in Cairo has raised our concerns with the Egyptian authorities and asked them to take action to release political detainees who remain imprisoned and to review mass judicial decisions.</p><p>I raised our concerns in my interim Autumn Statement on Human Rights Priority Countries on 22nd October 2019. Our ambassador in Cairo repeated these concerns in a meeting with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 October 2019.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-20T15:05:53.947Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T15:05:53.947Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1170175
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-13more like thismore than 2020-01-13
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 and North Africa: Young People 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 programmes they run, or intend to run, in (1) the Middle East, (2) North Africa, (3) Turkey, (4) Iran, and (5) Afghanistan, to work with young adults from those areas; and what plans they have for ministerial visits to focus on issues which affect such young adults. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL322 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government supports a wide-range of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) funded programmes benefitting young adults. For example, in Turkey we have helped train young politicians and civil society representatives in democratic participation. In Tunisia and Egypt, we have helped young people build skills to access jobs. In Jordan we have supported implementation of the Government’s Youth Strategy. In Afghanistan we have supported economic development and job creation. More information can be found on the gov.uk website. We do not comment on future Ministerial visits for security reasons but Ministers raise these issues with their international partners on a regular basis.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-24T13:25:00.443Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-24T13:25:00.443Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1170800
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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 Israeli Settlements 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 about its decision to allow Israeli citizens to register land deeds in Area C of the West Bank; and what assessment they have made of that decision. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL394 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
answer text <p>​We are very concerned about the granting of further rights and privileges to Israelis living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We recognise that Palestinians face severe difficulty in securing building permissions for homes and infrastructure in East Jerusalem and Area C. Practically, this leaves Palestinians with little option but to build without permission, placing their homes at risk of demolition on the grounds they do not have a permit. We continue to urge the Government of Israel to develop improved mechanisms for zoning, planning and permitting in Area C for the benefit of the Palestinian population, including by facilitating local Palestinian participation in such processes. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv did so most recently on 10 December 2019.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-27T15:12:27.033Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:12:27.033Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1170801
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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 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 assessment they have made of the vote in the Israeli Security Cabinet on 29 December 2019 to withhold $43 million of tax funds from the Palestinian Authority, based on claims that the money has been used to promote violence. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL395 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
answer text <p>​We have repeatedly raised with the Government of Israel our concerns about Israel's decision to withhold tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority (PA), most recently on 17 December 2019. It is important Israel carries out the regular monthly transfer of tax revenues it collects on behalf of the PA in line with its international obligations. We expect economic and fiscal agreements between Israel and the PA to continue to be fully implemented.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-27T15:12:44.057Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:12:44.057Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1170802
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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 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 have made to the government of Israel about reports of assaults on Palestinian growers, thefts of olives and vandalism of olive trees and farm equipment in 2019. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL396 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
answer text <p>​We are troubled by reports of assaults on Palestinian farmers, the vandalism of olive trees, and the stealing of produce. The UK condemns any incidence of violence by settlers against Palestinians. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised the increase in settler violence with the Israeli authorities on 17 December 2019. Under international law, Israel, as the occupying power, has an obligation to take all measures in its power to protect the Palestinian population from acts of violence. We continue to stress the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population. We welcome the efforts of Israeli authorities to address settler violence, and urge them to thoroughly investigate every instance and bring those responsible to justice.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-27T17:05:33.78Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T17:05:33.78Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1170803
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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 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 steps they will take in response to the publication of data by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on the demolition of structures and displacement in Area C of the West Bank in 2019, including the finding that 507 persons have been displaced and 394 structures have been demolished. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL397 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
answer text <p>​We are deeply concerned by the continued demolition of Palestinian property by the Israeli authorities. Demolitions and evictions of Palestinians from their homes cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians; call into question Israel’s commitment to a viable two-state solution; and, in all but the most exceptional of cases, are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. We have repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties in Area C of the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, most recently on 17 December 2019. The UK and international partners will continue to call bilaterally, and in international fora, for Israel to abandon demolition plans entirely, and instead provide a transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C. The British Government supports Bedouin communities and Palestinians facing demolition or eviction in Area C of the West Bank through our legal aid programme, which helps residents challenge decisions in the Israeli legal system. The UK has also allocated £1.1 million to support essential infrastructure for vulnerable Palestinians in Area C.</p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-27T15:13:32.373Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:13:32.373Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1170804
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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 al-Aqsa Mosque 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 reported attacks by Israeli police on Muslim worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on 7 January. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL398 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-27more like thismore than 2020-01-27
answer text <p>​The UK remains concerned by incidents on Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount, including altercations inside the al-Aqsa Mosque. We have stressed the importance of the Israeli security forces providing appropriate protection to the Palestinian civilian population. In our meetings with the Israeli authorities we regularly raise the need to respect the status quo of the holy sites in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised this issue with the Israeli authorities on 16 October 2019.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-27T15:14:08.42Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-27T15:14:08.42Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1171183
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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 Egypt: Detainees 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 when they last made representations to the government of Egypt about the indefinite detention and access to medical care of (1) Essam El-Haddad, (2) Gehad El-Haddad, and (3) other prisoners held without charge or trial in Egypt; and what response they received. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL454 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-24more like thismore than 2020-01-24
answer text <p>​We regularly raise our human rights concerns with the Egyptian authorities, particularly around detentions and prison conditions. We continue to urge the authorities to ensure that all detainees are treated in accordance with relevant international human rights standards. For example, during Egypt's Universal Periodic Review in November 2019, we called upon the Egyptian Government ensure access to medical care and family visits in prisons and to release all those detained for exercising the right to freedom of expression. Our Ambassador in Cairo last raised the specific cases of Essam El Haddad and Gehad El Haddad at senior level in July 2019.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-24T13:59:39.513Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-24T13:59:39.513Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter
1171184
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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 Syria: Sanctions 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 plans they have to seek evidence on whether the existing sanctions on Syria impede the reconstruction of essential civilian infrastructure and services. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL455 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
answer text <p>​We keep our Syria sanctions under regular review and actively seek to minimise their impact on ordinary Syrians, engaging regularly with non-governmental organisations to understand the practical impact of the sanctions on the population. Exemptions and licences already apply to the sanctions regime in order to minimise any detrimental effects on ordinary Syrians. The sanctions are aimed at ending the violent repression of the civilian population in Syria by the Assad regime and pressing the regime to engage seriously with the political process.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2020-01-22T16:57:37.26Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-22T16:57:37.26Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton remove filter