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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Having searched through our records, there is no evidence of non-disclosure agreements being entered into by the Ministry of Defence in respect of a personnel matter relating to a Minister in each of the last five years.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are supporting the Iraqi government in its efforts to unite Mosul's communities against Daesh and extremism, rebuild public trust in the Iraqi state and deliver the services and opportunities which all Maslawis want and deserve. Our goal is to liberate Mosul, in a way that protects civilians, minimises the humanitarian impact, and limits longer-term conflict by supporting political reconciliation.</p><p>The UK has pledged £9.25m to the UN's Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation, which is supporting the Iraqi government to stabilise areas recently liberated from Daesh and has so far helped 775,000 people return to their homes by re-establishing security, basic services and inclusive local governance. The Development Secretary announced a further £40 million in humanitarian assistance for Iraq at the UN General Assembly on 21 September, specifically to support the response to Mosul.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by all sides to the conflict and take these very seriously. It is important that all sides conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into all incidents where it is alleged that IHL has been breached. As the Saudi Arabian authorities announced on 31 January, they have mechanisms in place to investigate alleged incidents and to learn lessons if things go wrong. The Ministry of Defence also monitors incidents of alleged IHL violations using a range of available information, which in turn informs our overall assessment of IHL compliance in Yemen. At this stage, looking at all the information available to us, we have not assessed that there has been a breach of IHL by the coalition, but we continue to monitor the situation closely, seeking further information where appropriate.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by actors to the conflict and take these very seriously. It is important that all sides conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into all incidents where it is alleged that IHL has been breached. As the Saudis themselves announced on Sunday, they have mechanisms in place to investigate alleged incidents and to learn lessons if things go wrong. The Ministry of Defence also monitors incidents of alleged IHL violations using available information, which in turn informs our overall assessment of IHL compliance in Yemen. At this stage, looking at all the information available to us, we have not assessed that there has been a breach of IHL by the coalition, but continue to monitor the situation closely, seeking further information where appropriate.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK is not a member of the Saudi Arabia-led military Coalition. British personnel are not involved in carrying out strikes, directing or conducting operations in Yemen or selecting targets, and are not involved in the Saudi targeting decision-making process. We have deployed a small number of military personnel serving as liaison officers in Saudi Arabia's headquarters to provide insight into Saudi operations. They remain under UK command and control.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Whilst we have not raised this particular demolition with Israel, our position is clear; demolitions cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians; are harmful to the peace process; and are, in all but the most exceptional of cases, contrary to international humanitarian law.</p><p>We regularly raise the issue of demolitions with our Israeli counterparts. For example on 24 September, Her Majesty's Ambassador to Israel raised demolitions with Israel's Justice Minister Shaked and on 10 September the Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (David Cameron), and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Runnymead and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised this issue with Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Brendan O'Hara more like this