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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Diplomatic Service: EU Countries more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether UK citizens may continue to seek consular and diplomatic protection from EU member states in countries where the UK is not represented after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 193410 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>​The UK has significant expertise in crisis preparedness and consular affairs. Thanks to its extensive global footprint of <del class="ministerial">273</del> <ins class="ministerial">274</ins> posts in 169 countries and territories, and its network of Honorary Consuls, the UK is able to provide professional consular services worldwide. In addition to our network, people who need assistance can call any of our embassies, high commissions or consulates, or the FCO switchboard, 24/7 for advice or help. The UK is open to maintaining a close level of cooperation with the EU, if this is perceived to be of mutual benefit, on crisis preparedness and consular affairs, including the provision of consular assistance to unrepresented EU citizens in third countries on a reciprocal basis. Details of this offer have been published on gov.uk, most recently in a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-note-on-coordination-of-external-security" target="_blank">technical note</a> on coordination on external security.</p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-26T16:58:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:58:31.593Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-12-03T12:32:53.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T12:32:53.01Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
previous answer version
87137
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1001910
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Torture more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the the use of torture in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 188111 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Okitundu in October. I met with him during the United Nations General Assembly in September and with a range of government contacts when I visited the DRC in April. We made clear that we have zero tolerance for any human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law. The UK played a key role at the June 2018 Human Rights Council, which mandated the UN Joint Human Rights Office to document and profile human rights violations in DRC.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:27:15.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:27:15.287Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1001942
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Nigeria: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the north of Nigeria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 187994 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 are deeply concerned by the ongoing ‎violence across Nigeria and the devastating impact it has had on affected communities. It is essential that both the Federal and State Governments in Nigeria address the drivers of conflict by working to develop solutions that meet the needs of all the communities affected. The UK and Nigeria have a security and defence partnership, signed during the Prime Minister's visit. We support the Nigerian authorities in improving security and in order to enable economic growth. The UK is also providing humanitarian and development aid to Nigeria, investing over £300 million over the next five years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T16:01:54.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:01:54.43Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1002011
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Tanzania: Homosexuality more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to protest the Tanzanian government’s recent steps against gay citizens; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Vauxhall more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Hoey more like this
uin 187989 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>I am concerned by reports of threats against the LGBT community in Tanzania. The British High Commission, alongside international partners, carried out a demarche on the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 2 November, urging the authorities to respect human rights and protect all citizens from discrimination. I welcome the Government of Tanzania's statement on 4 November making clear that such threats do not represent government policy, and that it will protect human rights as enshrined in the country's constitution. We must all reject language that invites violence against any group in society.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:26:12.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:26:12.133Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
210
label Biography information for Kate Hoey more like this
1002029
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading South Sudan: Sexual Offences more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176532 on South Sudan: sexual offences, what steps her Department is taking to encourage aid workers in South Sudan to report sexual violence. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 188153 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 Department for International Development is working to improve safeguarding standards across the aid sector. We have recently written to all of our partners to remind them of their responsibility to provide their own mechanisms for reporting and investigating suspicions and/or allegations of sexual violence. Wherever these relate to a DFID programme we also expect that our partners report those to us in a timely manner. DFID’s specialist team will then provide oversight of the investigatory response to ensure it meets our standards, providing dedicated support as required.</p><p> </p><p>We urge all survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan, including aid workers, to report the harm committed against them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002059
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Nigeria: Demonstrations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on reports of the use of live fire against peaceful Shia protestors in Abuja on 1 November 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188074 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>We are concerned by the deaths of up to 50 people in Abuja last week. We have been in contact with Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama to express our concerns about the levels of violence and numbers of people killed. We welcome commitments by the Government of Nigeria to conduct a thorough investigation and to take appropriate action to hold accountable any member of the security forces held responsible for violations of Nigerian law. It is essential that security forces act in accordance with international law and work to protect civilians. We continue to follow events closely, and encourage all parties to work together to enable the people of Nigeria to exercise freedom of expression and religious belief safely, peacefully and in line with the rule of law.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:28:57.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:28:57.177Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002060
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Nigeria: Political Prisoners more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on the detention without trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188075 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>We have raised concerns about Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife's detention with the Nigerian authorities at the highest levels. We have made representations to the Nigerian authorities for their immediate release and to obey the court order for their release. We continue to monitor their case and call for fair and equal administration of justice for all parties.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:29:52.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:29:52.75Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002062
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Charles Wesco more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the circumstances surrounding the death of United States missionary, Charles Wesco, in the town of Bamenda, Cameroon, on 30 October 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188077 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>We were saddened by the reports of Mr Wesco's death and send our deepest condolences to his family. All missionaries and humanitarian workers should be able to work and support communities safely. The Cameroon authorities are conducting a formal investigation into his death.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:20:45.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:20:45.11Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002063
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Cameroon: Prisoners more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Cameroon on the detention without charge of journalists Elvis McCarthy, Thomas Awah Junior, Michel Biem Tong, Tsi Conrad and Mancho Bibixy. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188078 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>The British Government continues to make clear our expectation that freedom of expression and of the media must be respected in Cameroon. We continue to discuss this issue at senior levels with the Government of Cameroon. All journalists have the right to work without fear of being detained without charge, including in the cases of Elvis McCarthy, Thomas Awah Junior, Michel Biem Tong, Tsi Conrad and Mancho Bibixy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T15:21:58.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:21:58.093Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002182
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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 Somalia: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Somalia. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 188005 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>Security in Somalia has seen important progress in recent years, but the country remains very fragile. As a priority, the Federal Government of Somalia must maintain momentum in developing and implementing a plan for transitioning security responsibility from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to Somali-led forces. They must also deliver widespread, sustainable reform of the security sector, in line with the commitments made at the 2017 London Somalia Conference. Coordinated international support to these efforts is vital, and the UK is playing a leading role.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:27:36.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:27:36.86Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this