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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar 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, whether he plans to tackle the criminalisation of humanitarian assistance to migrants as evidenced by the recent seizure of the migrant rescue vessel Aquarius; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
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Fabian Hamilton more like this
star this property uin 196123 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is aware<ins class="ministerial"> that, on 20 November 2018, Italian authorities issued a warrant for </ins> <del class="ministerial">of</del> the seizure of the Marine Vessel Aquarius <del class="ministerial">by the Italian authorities</del> on grounds of waste pollution.<ins class="ministerial"> According to the ship's operators, the vessel has been at the French port of Marseille since 4 October 2018 and, in the absence of a Flag State, is unable to leave port. Consequently the warrant has not yet been executed. It</ins> <del class="ministerial">The vessel operated as a Search and Rescue vessel in the central Mediterranean by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) 'SOS Méditerranée' and 'Médicins Sans Frontières' until September 2018. This matter is now subject to Italian legal processes and it</del> is not appropriate for the UK Government to comment<ins class="ministerial"> on the legal process initiated by the Italian authorities</ins>. <del class="ministerial">We recognise the importance of Search and Rescue in the Mediterranean and value the contribution of NGOs in saving lives at sea. We are concerned about the increasing fatality rate that has coincided with the effective cessation of the Search and Rescue operations in the central Mediterranean due to the lack of assurances over safe disembarkation arrangements. We will continue to be involved with efforts to find a solution.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Z
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less than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
1006683
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support non-governmental search and rescue work in the Mediterranean, including the re-flagging of the MV Aquarius. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11463 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The British Government recognises the contribution non-governmental organisations (NGOs) make towards search and rescue in the Mediterranean. We do not provide direct support to these organisations. The UK has a strong record on Mediterranean Search and Rescue: between May 2015 and July 2018, UK naval assets rescued over 31,000 people through our contributions to EU operations SOPHIA and Frontex. The British Government's understanding is that the M.V. Aquarius, following the withdrawal of its flagged status by the Gibraltar Maritime Authority on safety grounds, was subsequently registered under the Panama flag. However, the Panamanian Maritime Authority revoked its registration in September. It is not for the British Government to intervene in Panama's decision. The UK has not received a request from the owners of the Aquarius or its most recent operators, the NGOs SOS Méditerranée and Médicins Sans Frontières, for re-registration under a British flag. Should we receive such a request, the application would be considered according to the usual procedures.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T12:56:29.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T12:56:29.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1016246
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 support the Government provides to search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean provided by NGOs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
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Fabian Hamilton more like this
star this property uin 196718 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government does not support search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean led by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), however, we do support a range of other NGO-provided services to migrants. We value the contribution of NGOs to Search and Rescue in the central Mediterranean and are concerned about the increasing fatality rate that has coincided with the effective cessation of Search and Rescue operations, due to lack of assurances over safe disembarkation. UK Government officials have an ongoing dialogue with the NGOs and the UK continues to work with our international partners to seek solutions to the ongoing impasse over search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T15:01:57.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T15:01:57.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
1016247
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the provision of support for NGO search and rescue ships in the Mediterranean. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
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Fabian Hamilton more like this
star this property uin 196719 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has not held such specific discussions. We continue to engage with EU partners in pursuit of predictable mechanisms for the disembarkation of rescued migrants at a nearby port of safety. In addition, we have continuing dialogue with the relevant Non-Government Organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T15:03:08.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T15:03:08.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 representations he has made to his Italian counterpart on the Italian Government's policy towards search and rescue ships in the Mediterranean. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Christine Jardine more like this
star this property uin 200665 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty's Government has discussed policy towards search and rescue ships in the Mediterranean with the Government of Italy, both bilaterally and in co-operation with EU partners to find a sustainable solution to the issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T17:01:16.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:01:16.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Christine Jardine more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 discussions he has had with (a) the EU and (b) his counterparts in other EU member states on finding a port of safety for the vessel Sea Watch 3; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 206034 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The incident involving the 'Sea-Watch 3' has already been resolved. Malta, which had granted Sea-Watch 3 access to its territorial waters to shelter from storms, and to change crews and re-supply, announced on 9 January that the 49 migrants on board Sea-Watch 3 and another Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) vessel will be relocated to nine European states. During the period that Sea-Watch 3 was seeking a port of safety, the Government engaged with relevant counterparts in Valletta, The Hague and Brussels in support of a solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T16:33:22.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T16:33:22.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, with reference to the stranding of the Alan Kurdi rescue vessel, what steps the Government is taking to help humanitarian missions on the Mediterranean sea as a result of migration from Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 245943 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government welcomes the safe disembarkation of the 64 rescued migrants on board the German Non-Governmental Organisation-operated search and rescue vessel Alan Kurdi in Malta. This followed an EU-brokered agreement for the migrants to be relocated to four EU member states. We are concerned about the continued impasse over search and rescue in the central Mediterranean that has affected this and other recent search and rescue operations, in the absence of predictable disembarkation arrangements. The UK continues to work with our EU partners and internationally to find a solution and is committed to pursuing a whole of route approach, including upstream interventions, to tackle the causes of irregular migration across the Mediterranean.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T16:36:51.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T16:36:51.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this