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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Diplomatic Service: EU Countries 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 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 more like this
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 thisremove minimum value filter
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
1015389
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education 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, how many children had their private school fees paid by his Department at (a) schools in the UK and (b) schools overseas in the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 196150 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>In Financial Year 2016/2017, the FCO funded the private school fees for the following number of children:</p><p>(a) At schools in the UK: <ins class="ministerial">541</ins> <del class="ministerial">393 </del></p><p>(b) At schools overseas: 1074</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-03T17:47:04.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:47:04.83Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-03-18T12:42:38.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T12:42:38.147Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
previous answer version
89699
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1015497
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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 Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services 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, 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
tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
tabling member printed
Fabian Hamilton more like this
uin 196123 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T12:05:59.147Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:44:56.953Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
415
label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
1124990
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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 St Helena: Fisheries 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, if he will publish the (a) permitted geographic catch locations and (b) permitted species and catch volumes under licenses sold by the Saint Helena Government to the Argos Fishing Company in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
tabling member printed
Zac Goldsmith more like this
uin 251370 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
answer text <p>The sale of commercial fishing licenses<ins class="ministerial">, and conditions within the licenses such as location and target species, are</ins> <del class="ministerial">is</del> the responsibility of the St Helena Government.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-13T16:40:18.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:40:18.173Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-05-14T10:51:05.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T10:51:05.423Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
previous answer version
117704
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4062
label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1143229
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 India: 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 diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help tackle alleged human rights violations of Dalits and tribal people in India. more like this
tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
tabling member printed
James Frith more like this
uin 284711 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>We engage with India on the full range of human rights matters, working with Union and State Governments and with non-governmental organisations to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all. The British High Commission recently met the Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities in July to discuss minority rights.</p><p><del class="ministerial">We also support local NGOs to deliver projects to promote minority rights. In 2015, we funded a project that trained 500 tribal men and women on women’s rights and access to justice. During 2016-2018, we provided legal training for 2,000 Dalit women to combat violence against them, and helped create a network of Dalit Women Human Rights Defenders in four states. This year, we have launched a network of legal experts to empower Dalit communities in Andhra Pradesh and a helpline for victims of persecution to seek support.</del></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 2019-09-05T14:46:50.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:46:50.783Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-09-09T09:35:11.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:35:11.993Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
previous answer version
133169
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4637
label Biography information for James Frith more like this
1110670
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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 Brunei: Legal Systems more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 April (HL14929), whether they have discussed the changes to Brunei’s laws with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth; and whether, while such laws remain in place, they will call for Brunei’s suspension from the Commonwealth due to those laws' incompatibility with Commonwealth values. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL15134 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">I</del> <ins class="ministerial">Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon </ins>spoke to the Secretary General of the Commonwealth about the situation in Brunei on 4 April. The Secretary General is in contact with the Government of Brunei and is working through Commonwealth channels.</p><p>​The UK encourages all Commonwealth partners to protect and promote the values in the Commonwealth Charter, including its opposition to all forms of discrimination. We have made clear that nobody should face persecution or discrimination because of who they are or whom they love.</p><p>Brunei is one of several Commonwealth countries that imposes corporal and capital punishments. It has now introduced new potential penalties under the Sharia Penal Code.</p><p>We have raised our concerns with the Government of Brunei. We will continue to encourage Brunei to remove corporal and capital punishment from its statutes, to pass laws that decriminalise same-sex relations and protect LGBT people from all forms of discrimination.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:16:20.82Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T16:35:00.297Z
answering member
4703
label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
previous answer version
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answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
answering member 4306
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1129564
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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 Gulf States: Overseas Aid more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund for the 2019/20 financial year; and which countries will receive support from that Fund. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
uin HL16049 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
answer text <p>The allocated budget for the Gulf Integrated Activity Fund (IAF) for the 2019/20 financial year is £20m. The IAF will fund activity in all <del class="ministerial">seven</del> <ins class="ministerial">six </ins>Gulf <ins class="ministerial">Cooperation Council </ins>States including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates<del class="ministerial">,</del> <ins class="ministerial">and </ins>Oman<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">and Yemen.</del></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:14:30.543Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:53:06.213Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
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answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
4333
label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1144071
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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 Eritrea: Politics and Government more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Eritrea about (1) ending indefinite conscription, and (2) parliamentarians who have been detained since 2001; and what additional aid, if any, was allocated to Eritrea as a result of international sanctions being lifted. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL17559 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We continue to be concerned by reports that indefinite conscription is ongoing in Eritrea. We raise human rights in Eritrea regularly, both directly with the Government, as the former Minister for Africa did with the Eritrean President's senior adviser when she saw him in July, and when our Ambassador in Asmara saw the same advisor in August. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">In a statement at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council on 12 July the UK welcomed the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, which we co-sponsored. The UK also urged Eritrea to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur and to reform national service, implement the constitution, respect freedom of religion or belief, and release all those in arbitrary detention – including, but not exclusive to detained parliamentarians; journalists; and those observing banned religions. </ins></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial"><ins class="ministerial">No additional aid has been allocated as a result of sanctions being lifted. The Department for International Development (DfID) has funded life-saving activity in Eritrea for several years, including providing £3.24m to UNICEF in 2018-19 to help treat malnutrition in under-fives and provide access to safe hygiene and sanitation services. DFID has extended this funding to UNICEF Eritrea until March 2021.</ins></ins></ins></p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:29:22.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:22.097Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-01T10:53:35.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:53:35.343Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
133916
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1144072
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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 Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to secure the support of Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode should China resile on its commitment to one country, two systems. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL17560 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We maintain that the best solution for all the people of Hong Kong, including the British national (overseas) passport holders that live there, is full respect for the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework which is set out in the Joint Declaration.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Joint Declaration remains fully valid. It is a legally binding international treaty registered with the UN. Its objectives clearly apply to both signatories – The People's Republic of China and the UK. It remains in force, and remains acutely relevant to the conduct of life in Hong Kong. We expect China to abide by its obligations and to uphold the 'One Country, Two Systems' framework. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Whilst we will continue to raise the situation in Hong Kong with a wide range of international partners, it is for individual countries to decide their own policy on citizenship issues.</ins></p><p> </p>
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:06.943Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-01T10:52:47.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:52:47.177Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
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answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1144073
registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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 Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to (1) raising concerns about the erosion of democracy and human rights, and (2) encouraging Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode should China resile on its commitment to one country, two systems, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
uin HL17561 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The British Government has raised its concerns about the situation in Hong Kong with the Government of China and the Hong Kong SAR government, as we well as with a wide range of international partners, and will continue to do so, including at upcoming international gatherings and summits.</ins></p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-09T16:29:13.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:29:13.257Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-10-01T10:52:10.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T10:52:10.113Z
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
previous answer version
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answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
answering member
4210
label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
tabling member
738
label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this