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1000251
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Brazil: Israel more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the plans of the President-Elect of Brazil to move that country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on the UK foreign policy objective of achieving a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 187331 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We assess that moving the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem before a final status agreement would not help peace in the region. Our position on the status of Jerusalem is clear and long-standing: it should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:59:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:59:08.787Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1583
label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1000282
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading United Arab Emirates: Official Visits more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November to Question 183261 on United Arab Emirates: Official Visits, whether a (a) private secretary and (b) Embassy official was present at any meetings he had with Ministers or officials from overseas governments. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 187300 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>When attending the Sir Bani Yas Forum in United Arab Emirates in 2017, I was accompanied by a private secretary.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:57:13.103Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:57:13.103Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1001926
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Tunisia: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Tunisia on the closure of its Truth and Dignity Commission; and what steps he is taking to encourage that Government to fulfill its promises of justice for victims of human rights abuses under the previous regime. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188040 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Commission was established with a fixed term mandate in a 2013 law. In May, the Tunisian Government gave the Commission an extension until the end of this year in order to give additional time for the Commission to file its final report. We support Tunisian justice and reconciliation, but it is for the Tunisian Government and people to determine the best way to achieve this.​</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T16:05:40.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:05:40.763Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1001941
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Nuclear Power more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 187993 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We believe the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) remains the best way of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran and we are determined to see it maintained for as long as Iran complies with it. The deal is a critical agreement that makes the world a safer place and it is working; Iran remains constrained by the strict nuclear limits in the deal and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) retains unprecedented access to monitor and verify Iran's activities. IAEA reports continue to confirm that Iran is adhering to the nuclear limits in the JCPoA.</p><p>As set out in my Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament on Monday 5 November, we have been clear with the US about our determination to preserve the JCPoA, and the fact that this is driven by our national security interests. The UK is working with France and Germany on a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to enable continued sanctions relief to reach Iran, and to allow for European exporters and importers to trade in compliance with EU and UN sanctions.</p><p>In parallel to our work with partners to maintain the JCPoA, we continue to take steps with our partners against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps destabilising behaviour across the region and to hold Iran to account on human rights, including its treatment of British-Iranians detained in Iran.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:00:39.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:00:39.497Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1002009
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Bahrain: Political Prisoners more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps have been taken to help ensure that Bahraini female political prisoners Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali, and Najah Yusuf will be protected from reprisals when their case is raised at the (a) UK Parliament and (b) United Nations. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188257 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Honourable Lady will be aware from previous answers to questions and from my reply to the Westminster Hall Debate on 11 September that our Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of Hajer Mansoor, Najah Ahmed Yusuf and Medina Ali and that we have raised the cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.</p><p><br>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims. We understand that the National Institution for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman are aware of these cases and have been in contact with the three individuals.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:10:34.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:10:34.377Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002010
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Bahrain: Political Prisoners more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to authorities in Bahrain on the restrictions on (a) phone calls, (b) family visits and (c) allocated time outside the cell imposed on female political prisoners in Isa Town Prison. more like this
tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
tabling member printed
Karen Lee more like this
uin 188258 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Lady to the answer I gave to question 188257. Our Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of Hajer Mansoor, Najah Ahmed Yusuf and Medina Ali. We have raised the cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.</p><p><br>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims. We understand that the National Institution for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman are aware of these cases and have been in contact with the three individuals.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T16:06:54.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:06:54.137Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4664
label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
1002052
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to table a resolution calling for (a) a humanitarian ceasefire and (b) the safe passage of food and other aid to Yemen at the UN Security Council this week. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188068 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK is discussing with UN Security Council partners what more the Council can do to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and step up support for the work of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths. The Foreign Secretary discussed this step with the UN Special Envoy and they agreed that the time was right for the Council to act to bolster the UN led process. I met UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen, Lisa Grande, on 8 November in Abu Dhabi to discuss the situation in Yemen and the UN's humanitarian work.</p><p>A nationwide ceasefire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal between the conflict parties. There is a small but real chance that a cessation of hostilities could alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people. This must be the first priority as we seek to put in place a longer term solution.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T17:31:09.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:31:09.083Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002054
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen that hit non-military targets in September; and what proportion he considers indicative of a risk that those air strikes are being conducted indiscriminately. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188070 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>We cannot make a meaningful estimate of this proportion given that the UK is not a member of the Saudi-Led Coalition. We do not have any role in setting Coalition policy, or executing air strikes in Yemen. We continue to emphasise to all members of the Coalition the vital importance of compliance with international humanitarian law (IHL), press for action to address the humanitarian crisis, and encourage all parties to engage in the UN-led political process in good faith.</p><p>The UK regularly encourages Saudi Arabia to conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into reports of alleged violations of international humanitarian law. We continue to believe that Saudi Arabia has the best insight into their own military procedures, in line with the standards we set for ourselves and our allies.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T12:52:18.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:52:18.397Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002055
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Egypt: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the arrest of Huda Abdelmonem and eighteen other human rights activists in that country on 1 November. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188071 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>We are aware of reports about the recent arrests of journalists, activists and human rights defenders in Egypt. Egypt is a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Priority Country and the UK regularly raises concerns about human rights with the Egyptian Government both in public and private. On 18 September we issued a statement at the UN Human Rights Council in which we raised specific concern about the 'arrests of activists, bloggers and journalists'. I also raised our human rights concerns with the Egyptian Foreign Minister during my visit to Cairo on 14 October. We are tracking the cases in question and welcome the release of Abdel Khalik Farouk and Ibrahim el-Khateib on 29 October pending investigation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:06:55.97Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:06:55.97Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002056
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Azzoz Mahgoub and Ezzat Ghoniem more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the whereabouts of human rights lawyers Ezzat Ghoneim and Azzoz Maghoub. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188072 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>We are aware of reports about the recent arrests of journalists, activists and human rights defenders in Egypt. Egypt is a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights Priority Country and the UK regularly raises concerns about human rights with the Egyptian Government both in public and private. On 18 September we issued a statement at the UN Human Rights Council in which we raised specific concern about the 'arrests of activists, bloggers and journalists'. I also raised our human rights concerns with the Egyptian Foreign Minister during my visit to Cairo on 14 October. We are tracking the cases in question and welcome the release of Abdel Khalik Farouk and Ibrahim el-Khateib on 29 October pending investigation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire remove filter
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T15:07:59.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:07:59.927Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this