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1150892
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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 Cameroon: Peace Negotiations 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Cameroon. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 2903 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>​The British Government remains deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon. We continue to raise these concerns at the highest levels, including with the Government of Cameroon, at the UN and with international partners. During briefings on conflict prevention, peace and security at the UN Security Council in October, the UK welcomed the National Dialogue that took place in Cameroon from 30 September – 4 October as an initial step to bring parties together to work towards peace. The subsequent release of 333 prisoners arrested in connection with the crisis was also a welcome step. We hope these developments will build confidence among all parties to engage in efforts to bring peace to the North-West and South-West regions. Inclusive discussions about the root causes of people’s grievances and follow up on recommendations made at the National Dialogue are urgently needed to maintain momentum.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T15:18:42.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:18:42.31Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150899
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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 Syria: Military Intervention 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 steps his Department is taking to investigate allegations of Turkish backed armed forces committing war crimes against the Kurdish population in Syria and the surrounding regions. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 2904 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answer text <p>​We are seriously concerned about reports of violations of international humanitarian law during the military offensive by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies. We expect all parties to respect their obligations towards civilians under international humanitarian law. The Foreign Secretary conveyed this message to his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on 10 October and the Prime Minister made this clear to President Erdogan on 20 October.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
grouped question UIN 2905 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-24T16:16:31.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T16:16:31.127Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150900
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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 Syria: Military Intervention 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 Turkish counterpart on reports of war crimes committed by Turkish backed armed forces against the Kurdish community in Syria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 2905 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answer text <p>​We are seriously concerned about reports of violations of international humanitarian law during the military offensive by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies. We expect all parties to respect their obligations towards civilians under international humanitarian law. The Foreign Secretary conveyed this message to his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on 10 October and the Prime Minister made this clear to President Erdogan on 20 October.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
grouped question UIN 2904 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-24T16:16:31.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T16:16:31.047Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150722
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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 Bangladesh: Elections 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 steps his Department is taking to support democratic processes in Bangladesh to ensure fair and transparent elections in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 1942 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>The UK continues to supports efforts to build a stable, prosperous and democratic Bangladesh. We engage with the Government of Bangladesh to address the full range of our human rights concerns including freedom of expression. After the elections, the then Minister for Asia and the Pacific made clear our concerns, and deplored acts of intimidation and unlawful violence that had taken place. He reiterated concerns about democratic space during his visit to Dhaka in April, including with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He urged the Government of Bangladesh to engage fully with civil society, opposition parties and the media to address concerns regarding freedom of expression, and he underlined the importance of accountable, democratic institutions to support Bangladesh’s continued development.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T13:25:58.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T13:25:58.903Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150723
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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 Bangladesh: Journalism 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 Bangladeshi counterpart on the safety of journalists in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 1943 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>We regularly discuss media freedom and the safety of journalists with the Government of Bangladesh. When they met in July 2019, the Minister for South Asia discussed with the Bangladeshi State Minister for Foreign Affairs the vital role the media plays in upholding transparency and democracy. The then Minister for Asia and the Pacific reiterated the importance of freedom of expression when he met the Prime Minister and other ministers during his visit in April 2019. Media freedom and the safety of journalists will remain a priority for the UK’s engagement with Bangladesh.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T13:28:15.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T13:28:15.197Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150724
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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 Bangladesh: Rohingya 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 steps his Department has taken to help ensure the safety of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 1944 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>The British Government remains fully committed to supporting Rohingya refugees and the Government of Bangladesh, which is hosting close to one million refugees. In August, the Minister for South Asia wrote to Bangladeshi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam. He welcomed the Government of Bangladesh’s continued commitment that any returns must be safe, voluntary, dignified and in accordance with international humanitarian principles.</p><p>The UK remains deeply concerned at the plight of the Rohingya. In recent weeks we have announced an additional £117 million funding to help provide food, healthcare, water and sanitation, care and counselling for sexual violence survivors and protection for vulnerable groups, and education in the camps. This will lift our total contribution from the start of the crisis in August 2017 to £256 million. The UK remains one of the leading bilateral donors to the humanitarian crisis.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T13:31:12.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T13:31:12.573Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150725
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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 Bangladesh: Missing Persons 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 Bangladeshi counterpart on enforced disappearances of opposition party members in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 1945 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>We continue to stress to the Government of Bangladesh the importance of respect for human rights and the rule of law. Bangladesh remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and we regularly raise our human rights concerns including enforced disappearances with the Government of Bangladesh. The then Foreign Secretary raised these concerns with Prime Minster Hasina in September 2018. We urge the Government of Bangladesh to engage constructively with opposition parties, civil society and the media to support a stable, democratic and prosperous Bangladesh.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T13:33:15.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T13:33:15.657Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150726
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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 Bangladesh: LGBT 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the safety of LGBT+ activists in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 1946 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
answer text <p>The UK is committed to the principle of non-discrimination on any grounds, including on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We welcome recent Bangladeshi legislation recognising the rights of the Hijra/transgender community. However, homosexuality remains illegal in Bangladesh, and we are aware that LGBT campaigners have been targeted by extremists and remain under pressure. UK ministers and our High Commission in Dhaka will continue to engage with the Government of Bangladesh on the full range of our human rights concerns, including LGBT rights.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-28T13:35:14.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T13:35:14.8Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1149342
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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 Syria: Kurds 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 steps he is taking to ensure that Kurdish people in (a) Syria and (b) surrounding regions do not come to harm following the US troop withdrawal from that area. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 695 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>​We have repeatedly called on Turkey to exercise maximum restraint and bring an end to their military operation in north east Syria. We expect all parties to respect their obligations towards civilians and under International Humanitarian Law. The Prime Minister made this clear to President Erdogan on 11 October.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
grouped question UIN 696 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T13:18:16.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:18:16.277Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1149344
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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 Syria: Kurds 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 steps he is taking to ensure that Kurdish people do not come to harm following the implementation of what Turkish officials are calling the safe zone. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South remove filter
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 696 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answer text <p>​We have repeatedly called on Turkey to exercise maximum restraint and bring an end to their military operation in north east Syria. We expect all parties to respect their obligations towards civilians and under International Humanitarian Law. The Prime Minister made this clear to President Erdogan on 11 October.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
grouped question UIN 695 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-21T13:18:16.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:18:16.323Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this