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  • EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each government department, from January to June 2014, (1) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden,...

  • Turkey

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the alleged harassment by armed soldiers of refugees from the Kobane region of Syria at...

  • Gibraltar: Spain

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Foreign Secretary last met the Spanish Foreign Minister to discuss Gibraltar; and whether there are any plans to do so again in the near future.

  • Saudi Arabia

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the state of freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia; whether they have raised with the government of Saudi Arabia the sentence of...

  • Saudi Arabia

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking over the treatment of Raif Badawi.

  • Middle East

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 January (HL3931), what assessment they have made of progress in the Israeli investigation...

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they recognise a de facto existence of democratic administrations in the Kurdish cantons of northern Syria; and if so, what communications they have...

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the right of the cantons of northern Syria to negotiate for themselves in any future process for peace within Syria.

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Syrian refugee crisis and the ongoing war in that country, they will reconsider their policy of demanding the resignation of...

  • South Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the United Nations Population Fund's estimate that as many as 25,000 women and girls in South Sudan are at risk of sexual...

  • South Sudan

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the talks which have taken place in Juba between President Kikwete of Tanzania and President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan.

  • Nigeria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale of human rights abuses in Nigeria, with particular reference to the activities of Boko Haram; and what assistance they...

  • Saudi Arabia

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, with particular reference to corporal punishment, lashes, beheading and...

  • Pakistan

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the scale of the use and proposed use of the death penalty in Pakistan; and what representations they have made to the government...

  • Lebanon

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest assessment of the support given by the government of Lebanon to the refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria; and what proposals they have...

  • Colombia

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical steps they are taking to follow up the visit of the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict to...

  • Islamic State

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to create a concerted European and Middle-Eastern effort to deny funding to ISIS, in particular from sales of oil and antiquities,...

  • Radicalism

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are examining with religious scholars and Arab civil society ways to delegitimise the ideology of jihadis and takfiris.

  • Afghanistan

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the presence of ISIL fighters in Helmand Province in Afghanistan since the withdrawal of British troops; and what...

  • Syria

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL, in the light of recent reports that one third of Syrian territory is now under ISIL's control.