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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will use its position in the UK to table a new UN resolution to end the civil war in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 4676 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>​We welcome the agreement on 15 June of a Presidential Statement, sponsored by the UK as penholder, which called upon the parties to the conflict to agree the modalities for a ceasefire, take steps to address the humanitarian crisis, and restart political talks. We are now working urgently with our international and regional partners to ensure that the Security Council's words are converted into action.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-07-20T13:12:17.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T13:12:17.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Nuclear Power more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to support the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 107632 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is committed to full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) by all parties. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) continues to report Iran's compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, most recently on 31 August. The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary have spoken to their US counterparts, making clear that the deal is working and is a UK priority. They have also spoken regularly with their French and German counterparts on this issue. Given President Trump's announcement of 13 October that he will not recertify Iran's compliance with the deal, we are looking at the detail of US proposals and engaging with counterparts in the US, Europe and Iran to examine the implications as we work to preserve the JCPOA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-10-20T12:26:29.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T12:26:29.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Foreign Relations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to appoint a new Special Envoy for Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 4068 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>​The UK continues to support the work of the current UN Special Envoy and his tireless efforts in working with all parties to bring about peace in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-07-17T14:38:17.287Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T14:38:17.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will review its policy on arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a result of the decision by Saudi Arabia to initiate a full blockade of Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 112202 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government takes its arms export licensing responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. The key test for our continued arms exports to Saudi Arabia in relation to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is whether there is a clear risk that those items subject to the licence might be used in a serious violation of IHL. The situation is kept under careful and continual review.</p><p>We are aware that, following the 4 November ballistic missile attack on Riyadh, the Saudi-led Coalition announced a temporary closure of Yemen's land, sea and air ports while they review procedures designed to disrupt weapons smuggling prohibited under UNSCR 2216. We recognise Saudi Arabia's legitimate need to protect its national security, but at the same time it is vital that Yemen remains open to humanitarian and commercial access. We welcome the Coalition's announcement that ports and airports in territory controlled by the Government of Yemen have reopened. But clearly there is much further to go to ensure humanitarian and commercial supplies reach all those who need them. As the Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement on 15 November made clear, it is essential that UN flights are resumed and Hodeidah port reopened. The Government is engaged with the Saudi authorities at the highest levels in support of this.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-11-20T17:55:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T17:55:29.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading al Qaeda more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contribution the UK is making to degrading Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the Gulf. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 107836 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>We are working with countries across the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf to reduce the threat from Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Conflict, including that in Yemen, allows terrorist organisations to establish themselves and spread their message of violence and extremism. We continue to work with our partners, including those in the Gulf, to deny terrorist organisations the space in which to operate. We are also playing a major role in supporting a resolution of the conflict to further reduce risks to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:49:12.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Tunisia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to visit Tunisia following the lifting of the travel ban. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 107774 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>There was no ‘travel ban’ to Tunisia. The purpose of FCO Travel Advice is to give people the best information possible in making their own decisions about travelling overseas. The change in the Travel advice for Tunisia in July 2017, no longer advising against all but essential travel to most of the country, was based on a robust assessment of the evidence of the risks faced by British nationals and improvements in security.</p><p>I visited Tunisia in August. The Foreign Secretary has also visited Tunisia twice this year on official business, most recently in August, and looks forward to doing so again in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-10-24T15:47:18.547Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:47:18.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Saudi Government on lifting the blockade of Yemeni ports and airports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 107846 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of measures in place to prevent the flow of arms into Yemen in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2216, including the UN Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (UNVIM) which the UK fully supports. In line with the UK-sponsored UN Security Council Presidential Statement, agreed on 15 June, the Government is engaged in efforts to increase commercial and humanitarian shipments through Yemeni ports and airports. We are discussing short-term options to improve port infrastructure in Al Hudaydah and other ports with regional countries, the US and the UN, including cranes, inspection and improving commercial access. We are also monitoring port capacity across the country. We continue to push for increased access to Sana’a Airport for lifesaving humanitarian supplies and movement of urgent humanitarian cases. We call on all parties to respect these clear demands from the international community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-10-24T15:51:15.067Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T15:51:15.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Diplomatic Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of staff are employed to support the UK Ambassador to Yemen in Ridyah. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 111491 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-15more like thismore than 2017-11-15
star this property answer text <p>There are 11 staff employed as part of the Yemen Office Network based at the British Embassy in Riyadh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-11-15T15:48:12.213Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-15T15:48:12.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to degrade Al-Qaeda and ISIS in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 107587 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-20more like thismore than 2017-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The conflict in Yemen has allowed terrorist organisations like Al-Qaeda and Daesh to establish themselves and spread their message of violence and extremism. They continue to pose a threat to Yemen, the region and beyond. As the UK no longer maintains a presence on the ground in Yemen, we are working with partners to monitor the threat from these organisations and disrupt any attack planning. In the longer term, an enduring political settlement, strong security institutions and effective governance will be needed to deny terrorist organisations the space in which to operate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-10-20T12:21:20.9Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-20T12:21:20.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to review his Department's policy towards Saudi Arabia as a result of alleged war crimes in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz remove filter
unstar this property uin 105885 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the Saudi-led Coalition military intervention, which came at the request of legitimate President Hadi, to deter aggression by the Houthis, and allow for the return of the legitimate Yemeni government. We are aware of reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and we take these very seriously. It is important that credible allegations of violations of IHL are investigated. We regularly press the need for the Saudi-led Coalition to conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into reports of alleged violations of IHL. Saudi Arabia has publicly stated that it is investigating reports of alleged violations of IHL, and that lessons will be acted upon. We welcome the reports issued by the Joint Incidents Assessment Team, including the 15 reports issued on 12 September (taking the total number to 36). We will continue to press the Saudi-led Coalition to demonstrate its commitment to IHL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2017-10-16T16:18:56.19Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T16:18:56.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this