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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Sudan (11 Jun 2014)

Mark Simmonds: .... We speak out regularly against violence perpetrated against Christians. The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi), gave a speech in Washington in November last year on the need for unity in confronting the intolerance and sectarianism that leads to minority communities being persecuted. We also lobby...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Indian Ocean Territory (28 Apr 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...with the Governments of the United States, Seychelles and Mauritius. In November, the Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Warsi, reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to look at this issue transparently in response to the Chagos Islands (BIOT) All Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) debate in the House of Lords. I have...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Persecution of Religious Minorities (Pakistan) (4 Mar 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...about the persecution faced by Christians and other religious minorities and continue to raise that with the authorities in Pakistan at the highest level. My right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi most recently raised the matter with the Pakistani Prime Minister during her visit there last October.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Persecution of Religious Minorities (Pakistan) (4 Mar 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...active and raise issues of religious freedom on a regular basis. My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary met faith leaders in Lahore last year, and my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi has had frank discussions not just with the Prime Minister but with the national security adviser of Pakistan and the then Minister for National Harmony. We did so both on a bilateral and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Bangladesh (4 Mar 2014)

Mark Simmonds: On 6 January my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi urged Bangladeshi political parties to work together to strengthen democratic accountability and build capacity to hold future elections free from intimidation and reprisals. She reiterated this message recently with the Bangladeshi Justice, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Nationals Abroad: Crime (27 Jan 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...from my hon. (Friend the Member for Witham (Priti Patel), on 16 May 2013, Official Report, column 394W, and the answer given by my noble Friend, the Senior Minister of State right hon. Baroness Warsi PC, to the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, on 23 April 2013, Official Report, House of Lords, column 1350.

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (23 Jan 2014)

Mark Simmonds: ...-wide analysis, which the Government have further strengthened through the network of expert human rights advisory groups on thematic issues, which are chaired by the Foreign Secretary and Baroness Warsi. The right hon. Lady was also right to highlight the importance of the evaluation of programmes and focusing on outcomes. We carry out extensive, in-country evaluations on all projects...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Cyber-bullying: Persecution of Christians (3 Dec 2013)

Mark Simmonds: ...Commonwealth Office will do to raise the issue of the persecution of Christians. Let me reiterate that the persecution of Christians was the precise topic of a speech by my noble Friend Baroness Warsi in Washington last month. This clearly demonstrates that the FCO recognises and prioritises this matter not just as a problem, but as an issue on which we must work to find solutions. Other...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Cyber-bullying: Persecution of Christians (3 Dec 2013)

Mark Simmonds: ...group in the world—a point made powerfully by the hon. Member for Strangford. The Government recognise that, and the persecution of Christians worldwide was the central focus of Baroness Warsi’s keynote speech at Georgetown university on 15 November. In that speech, we called for unity in confronting the intolerance and sectarianism that leads to minority communities being persecuted...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] — Cyber-bullying: Persecution of Christians (3 Dec 2013)

Mark Simmonds: I am grateful for that intervention, and if my hon. Friend will allow me to make some progress I shall set out the changes that will emanate from the work done by my noble Friend Baroness Warsi.

International Commission on Missing Persons (17 Jul 2013)

Mark Simmonds: ...(Mr Newmark) on securing this important debate on the International Commission on Missing Persons. I know that it is an issue in which he takes a very keen interest, and with my colleague Baroness Warsi he has visited Sarajevo to see the ICMP’s incredible operation at first hand. I also congratulate him on the articulate and knowledgeable way in which he introduced this important debate....

St Raphael’s Hospice (16 Jul 2013)

Mark Simmonds: ...dynamic and energetic relationship with the Holy See. Not only for bilateral purposes but globally, there is significant mutuality of interest between the UK and the Holy See. To that end, Baroness Warsi led an historic visit of seven British Ministers to the Holy See, where they were received at the highest level, including an audience with the Pope. This visit broke new ground, both in...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: British Nationals Abroad: Death (16 May 2013)

Mark Simmonds: ...www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-briti sh-nationals-abroad-a-guide I also refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my noble Friend, the Senior Minister of State right hon. Baroness Warsi PC, to the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, on 23 April 2013, Official Report,House of Lords, column 1350.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burundi (18 Jan 2013)

Mark Simmonds: The Burundian Foreign Minister met with the Senior Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. and noble Friend Baroness Warsi, and senior officials on 17 January 2013. The friendly discussions covered a range of issues including Burundi's support for AMISOM and peacekeeping, Somalia, the situation in Mali, human rights in Burundi, UK Development funding and transitional justice.


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