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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 214145, tabled on 10 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Qatar on human rights abuses in that country.

Answered on

18 November 2014

I recently raised human rights issues with the Qatari Government during my visit to Doha on 15 October, and the issue of migrant workers was raised with the Emir of Qatar during his visit to the UK on 28-30 October. The Government welcomes in particular the serious manner in which the Qatari Government is responding to concerns about the treatment of migrant workers, and supports Qatar’s intention to reform the current labour law. We continue to encourage the Qatari Government to address human rights concerns and we stand ready to support those efforts where we can.