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March 9th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions regarding Syria and Sudan

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) asked HM Government 4 questions regarding Syria and efforts to defeat Daesh (‘Islamic State’), as well as recent reports concerning the treatment of political detainees in Sudan. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State)....

February 23rd, 2018

House of Lords debate 22/02/18: Oral questions on Syria

Baroness Cox asked a supplementary question yesterday in the HoL, suggesting that the British Government must place greater pressure on jihadist-funding countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar to encourage Syrian jihadists to accept the peace treaty offered by the Syrian Government:   Baroness Cox My Lords, is the Minister aware that Eastern Ghouta has been occupied by ISIS and other jihadist groups, such as the Army of Islam, which have been bombing Damascus for years—I saw that bombing coming in when I was last in Damascus— ​and that recently the shelling on Damascus has become so intense that the sky is blackened, especially over Christian areas, and reports are coming in that many people have been killed and injured in Damascus itself?...

February 9th, 2018

UPDATE: Baroness Cox poses written questions to HM Government regarding Nigeria and Syria

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) has posed 6 written questions to the UK Government about recent developments in Syria and Nigeria and has received a response from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State), and Earl Howe (Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)....

January 3rd, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her Written Questions on Syria Overseas Aid

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) recently posed two questions to the Government about Syria Overseas Aid, and received written answers from Lord Bates (Conservative Minister of State, Department for International Development) and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State)
 Question 1: 14th December 2017 Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 23 October (HL1710), which 16 Syrian councils have received funds; whether any of those councils are in areas controlled by extremist groups including Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham and Ahrar Ash Sham; what assessment they have made of whether those funds might be exploited by such groups; and whether they intend to suspend all such financial support....

December 21st, 2017

Baroness Cox Debate on Syria

On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war.  Question Asked by To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria....

October 20th, 2017

Baroness Cox Presses Government over Syria

HART’s CEO Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords yesterday as part of a series of oral questions scrutinising the UK government’s actions in Syria. Below is Baroness Cox’s question and other highlights.  Watch Baroness Cox’s oral question here....

July 11th, 2017

House of Lords Debate 4th July 2017: Middle East (IRC Report) – Motion to Take Note

On the 4th July, the House of Lords debated actions in Syria, with Lord Howell of Guildford asking the ‘House [to take] note of the Report from the International Relations Committee The Middle East: Time for a New Realism‘. In the debate, Baroness Cox addressed the House with the following statement: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Howell, for introducing this debate, highlighting many issues of profound importance in a violent and fragile region in which countries innocent civilians are suffering....

August 30th, 2013

Baroness Cox Joins the Debate on Syria

The British Parliament was recalled yesterday for an urgent discussion on the possibility of a military response to developments in Syria. Baroness Cox joined the debate, arguing that a military intervention could unleash even more suffering for the Syrian people....
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