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1167921
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
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 Iraq: Foreign Relations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What diplomatic steps he is taking to improve UK relations with the Government of Iraq. more like this
tabling member constituency New Forest West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
uin 900304 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The Government has developed a close bilateral relationship with Iraq, including hosting a successful visit by President Salih in July and ensuring regular ministerial contact since. I met the Iraqi Ambassador yesterday and spoke to Iraqi Foreign Minister Al-Hakim this morning. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Prime Minister Abdul Mehdi last month. In each conversation we have raised our concerns about the handling of the recent protests, urging restraint and proportionality.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T14:44:53.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:44:53.783Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
55
label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
1167923
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
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 Abur Bakr Al-Baghdadi more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What assessment he has made of the effect on the work of the Global Coalition against Daesh of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. more like this
tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
tabling member printed
John Woodcock more like this
uin 900306 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The inglorious end of Daesh’s leader is certainly an important milestone in the fight against this death cult but as reports of a new leader emerge, it is becoming clear that it is not the end of Daesh. Daesh still poses a threat to the UK, our interests, values and people. We will continue to adapt and strengthen our efforts to prevent Daesh carrying out terrorist attacks, spreading its poisonous narrative, financing its wicked operations and recruiting supporters. We will continue to work with coalition partners to end Daesh once and for all.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T14:47:56.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:47:56.957Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
3917
label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
1167792
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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 Yemen: International Assistance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his UN counterparts on improving humanitarian access in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Brecon and Radnorshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jane Dodds more like this
uin 8612 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>In September, under UK leadership, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, Kuwait and Sweden, met and signed a communiqué reiterating the need to increase the pace and scale of the humanitarian response. The Group was clear that a political settlement is the only way to address the humanitarian crisis, but given the risk of starvation faced by millions in Yemen, the Group called on all donors to disburse promptly their pledges to the UN humanitarian response. It also called on the conflict parties to facilitate safe, rapid and unhindered humanitarian access in compliance with Security Council Resolution 2451. Our Permanent Representative to the UN also reiterated the need to bolster efforts on humanitarian access in her statement of 17 October to the UN Security Council.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T11:13:01.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:13:01.613Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4718
label Biography information for Jane Dodds more like this
1167348
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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 Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will ensure that its support for the Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, in 2020 will include the objective of improving nutrition for children under the age of five. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 7653 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>Gavi’s mission to save children’s lives by increasing equitable use of vaccines is directly aligned to the UK’s ambition to end preventable deaths of new-born babies and children under 5 years of age by 2030, under Sustainable Development Goal 3, and we have recently renewed our commitment to this goal. The UK is the largest donor to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, committing £1.44 billion between 2016 and 2020. This support will vaccinate 76 million additional children by 2020, saving 1.4 million lives from vaccine-preventable diseases in 68 of the world’s poorest countries. The UK will host the pledging conference for Gavi in June 2020.</p><p>DFID support to Gavi includes a wider package of health care support designed to strengthen and integrate services. Immunisation is often a child’s first point of contact with their health service. It creates an opportunity where malnourished children can be identified and treated. Vaccines can also prevent some of the infectious diseases and causes of malnutrition.</p><p>The UK is committed to investment in the integration of nutrition within other sectors, including health. We have championed efforts to achieve universal health coverage by bringing together initiatives on health security, antimicrobial resistance, and nutrition, into a single universal health coverage approach.</p>
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T17:32:30.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:32:30.2Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1167423
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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 Bahrain: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
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 his Department made of the (a) human rights situation in Bahrain since the execution of three men in that country in July 2019 and (b) efficacy of the UK Government's technical assistance programme to Bahrain. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 7627 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>Bahrain remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights priority country, partly because of the use of the death penalty. Following the execution of three men in July 2019, Lord Ahmad issued a statement expressing deep concern and the UK raised the matter at the September Human Rights Council in Geneva. In addition, I called Dr Sheikh Abdullah, Bahraini Undersecretary for International Affairs following the executions, to express our disappointment. The Government of Bahrain is fully aware of the UK’s clear and longstanding position; we oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and all countries.</p><p>On British assistance, we are committed to supporting Bahrain-led reform and are confident of its positive impact across a variety of areas including building effective and accountable institutions, strengthening the rule of law, and police and justice reform. We continue to monitor events closely, regularly raising human rights concerns with the Government of Bahrain at senior levels, both in private and public, and most recently at the UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group on 17 October.</p>
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T15:34:08.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:34:08.947Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1167427
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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 Jordan: Females more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with his Jordanian counterpart on the imprisonment of women for disobeying their so-called male guardians in Jordan. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 7641 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>We are aware of the recent report by Amnesty International on this issue. We have close and frequent dialogue with the Jordanian government on human rights, including women’s rights, and will raise the report in that context.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T17:42:47.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:42:47.373Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1167452
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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 Palestinians: Press Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Palestinian Authority on the effect of the implementation of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 on freedom of the press in that region. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow East more like this
tabling member printed
Bob Blackman more like this
uin 7719 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The UK supports calls for greater media freedoms in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The evidence is clear: where journalists and media organisations are free to do their work, societies are more prosperous and resilient. Officials from our Consulate-General in Jerusalem regularly raise the issue of freedom of expression, including the revision of relevant legislation, with the Palestinian Authority. Her Majesty’s Consul General in Jerusalem raised this most recently on 30 October. We encourage the Palestinian Authority to ensure the harmonisation of Palestinian laws with International Human Rights conventions to which it has acceded, in order to guarantee that freedom of expression and the generally free and pluralistic media environment are preserved.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T10:07:59.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T10:07:59.72Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4005
label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1167485
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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 Syria: British Nationals Abroad more like this
house id 1 more like this
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 his Department has made of the care needs of British children trapped in north-east Syria. more like this
tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
tabling member printed
John Lamont more like this
uin 7789 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>​The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to assess the needs of or provide assistance to British children, but we carefully consider all requests for consular assistance on a case by case basis. The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria who are brought to our attention, where feasible and subject to national security concerns.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T10:09:14.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T10:09:14.143Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4608
label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1167017
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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 Department for International Development: International Men's Day more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
tabling member printed
Philip Davies more like this
uin 7096 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>No one should suffer unfair treatment because of their gender. Every year International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the important work going on every day across Government to do this.</p><p> </p><p>Gender equality is a top development priority, and a top priority for the UK – but it will not be achieved without engaging men and boys. Too often men and boys are invisible in work towards gender equality, or portrayed as perpetrators, when they can be powerful advocates for positive change and survivors of violence themselves.</p><p> </p><p>DFID recognises that harmful social norms are the root cause of many of the challenges faced by girls and women, boys and men. In Pakistan, DFID programming saw levels of corporal punishment experienced by boys decrease by 26%. There were also improvements in gender-equitable attitudes and depression, and reduced reports of witnessing domestic violence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:27:29.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:29.4Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1565
label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1167076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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 Armed Conflict: Older People more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support older people in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 7141 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
answer text <p>The UK Government recognises that older people experience a range of complex barriers to access and are often excluded from humanitarian responses, including those conducted in conflict zones. The UK is firmly committed to ensuring aid reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable, including older people, in conflict and humanitarian crises.</p><p>Without high quality disaggregated data, designing and delivering effective programmes and responses that are inclusive of older people is almost impossible. That’s why DFID was one of the first organisations to adopt the Inclusive Data Charter. In March 2019, we published an <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-no-one-behind-our-promise/inclusive-data-charter-action-plan#inclusive-data-charter" target="_blank">Action Plan</a> laying out the next steps we will take to better understand the situation of the poorest and most marginalised in all contexts and make decisions that positively impact the lives of people at all ages.</p>
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-05T17:27:44.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:44.873Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4090
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this