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|Oct. 02||Oral Questions||Oral Answers to Questions|
|Sep. 03||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|Oct. 15||Urgent Questions||Imprisonment of Catalan Leaders|
|Oct. 31||Written Statements||Hong Kong: Six-monthly Report|
|Oct. 30||Westminster Hall||Leaving the EU: Integrated Foreign Policy|
|Jun. 10||Adjournment Debate||UK Foreign Policy: China and Hong Kong|
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|Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 23 May, 2018||26 Sep 2019, 4:01 p.m.|
|A bill to make provision enabling sanctions to be imposed where appropriate for the purposes of compliance with United Nations obligations or other international obligations or for the purposes of furthering the prevention of terrorism or for the purposes of national security or international peace and security or for the purposes of furthering foreign policy objectives; to make provision for the purposes of the detection, investigation and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing and for the purposes of implementing Standards published by the Financial Action Task Force relating to combating threats to the integrity of the international financial system; and for connected purposes.|
|Current Signatures||Final Signatures||Title||Petition Deadline|
Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018
14 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 9 months ago
Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.
|Dec. 10||Change of Ambassador to Qatar - February 2020||News and Communications|
|Dec. 10||UK national statement to the 2019 OSCE Ministerial Council||News and Communications|
|Dec. 09||The importance of UNOCA in preventing and resolving conflict||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
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|5 Nov 2019, 5:25 p.m.||Syria: Conflict Resolution||Lord Truscott|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to bring peace to Syria.
Answer (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon)
The UK's priority remains to end the conflict in Syria through a negotiated political settlement. We are providing active support to the UN-led Geneva process between the Syrian parties, which remains the forum to achieve this. We welcomed the launch of the Constitutional Committee in Geneva on 30 October, which we hope will be a first step towards a negotiated settlement. Absent such a settlement, we are clear that we have no plans to re-open our Embassy in Damascus, remove sanctions or provide any reconstruction assistance.