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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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 Cyprus: Turkey 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 the Government's policy is on recent diplomatic relations between Turkey and Cyprus. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
tabling member printed
Shabana Mahmood more like this
uin 262337 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
answer text ​The UK is a strong supporter of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the Cyprus issue. We have therefore been following recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean with concern and would like to see the situation de-escalated. The UK has made it clear to Turkey, both privately and publicly, that we oppose their plans to drill. We continue to recognise the sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone. We believe it is critical for stability in the Mediterranean, and for the integrity of the Rules-Based International System, that disputes such as this are resolved through dialogue and in accordance with international law. We will continue to work with the Republic of Cyprus, Turkey and the wider region to that end. We also continue to suppot a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus as the best means of resolving the difficulties caused by the division of the island. more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:07:40.487Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
3914
label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1086673
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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 Ilois: Finance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 170339 on Ilois Finance, how much of the £40 million fund for Chagossians has been allocated to date; to whom that funding has been allocated; and for what purposes that money has been allocated. more like this
tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
uin 230807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
answer text <p>​£312,899.37 of the £40 million fund has been spent to date, largely on implementing an expanded programme of Heritage Visits for Chagossians to the British Indian Ocean Territory. Officials are continuing work to identify areas for broader support package funding. The bulk of the funding will be allocated once we have a clear assessment of need, and an agreed mechanism for effectively and fairly disbursing funds in collaboration with the Chagossian communities in the UK, Seychelles and Mauritius.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-14T16:00:17.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T16:00:17.79Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4316
label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
1128226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 Turkey: Politics and Government 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 the merits of implementing recommendation 11.1.7 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Report on The Worsening Situation of opposition politicians in Turkey. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 257447 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>​When raising Mr Öcalan's case and the situation of fellow prisoners with the Turkish authorities, we have encouraged them to implement the recommendations made by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) following their previous visit to the prison in 2016. In this regard, we welcome the fact that Mr Öcalan was granted access to two lawyers on 2 May and again on 22 May. In further developments we also note that the CPT paid another visit to Imrali prison in mid-May, and that the Turkish Minister of Justice has also lifted the court restriction on lawyers' visits to Imrali prison. We note that hunger strikes in support of Mr Öcalan have now ended. We welcome these positive developments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T14:03:16.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T14:03:16.11Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1583
label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
1128305
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 Albania: Slavery 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 tackle the causes of modern slavery in Albania. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 257419 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>​We work closely with the Albanian government to help tackle modern slavery. In the run-up to the UK-hosted Western Balkans Summit in July 2018, the Albanian Government endorsed the Prime Minister's Call to Action to end forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking.</p><p>The UK has developed a £2 million programme of activity under the Modern Slavery Fund to address modern slavery in Albania. This work will include capacity-building for local criminal justice officials, targeted strategic communications campaigns, and support for victims and individuals at risk of being trafficked.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T13:47:24.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T13:47:24.553Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1077228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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 Nicaragua: Demonstrations 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 representations he has made to the Government of Nicaragua on the repression and criminalisation of social protest in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 225543 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
answer text <p>​We remain deeply concerned about reports of human rights violations in Nicaragua and are alarmed by the use of terrorism charges to criminalise protests. Our Ambassador to Nicaragua raised these issues with the Nicaraguan Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs during a visit to Managua between 5 and 7 February, and separately in a meeting of 25 February in San Jose, Costa Rica.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-28T17:09:12.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:09:12.017Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1052434
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Expenditure 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 set out his Departments operations with a budget of more than £500,000 in (a) strategic programmes, (b) bilateral programmes and (c) FCO services in the 2018-19 financial year. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 215559 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
answer text <p>​We publish details of departmental spending over £25,000 on a monthly basis on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/foreign-office-spend-over-25000" target="_blank">gov.uk</a>, which includes expenditure under our departmental policy programme and expenditure to FCO Services.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-06T17:28:11.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T17:28:11.087Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1024004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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 Nicaragua: Travel Information 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 his Department plans to update its travel advice to Nicaragua; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 201614 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
answer text <p>​We keep all of our travel advice, including for Nicaragua, under constant review to ensure it reflects our assessment of the risk to British nationals. Our travel advice for Nicaragua was last updated on 17 December.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-19T13:33:43.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T13:33:43.833Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1135814
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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 Venezuela: Diplomatic Relations 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 has taken steps to install the Official Representative of interim President Juan Guaidó in the Venezuelan embassy in London; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 271355 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
answer text <p>​We have welcomed Vanessa Neumann as the Official Representative of Juan Guaido in the UK. Although the UK has recognised Juan Guaido as constitutional interim President of Venezuela, we continue to engage with the institutions of the state, including the accredited Venezuelan Ambassador in London, at official level on routine business.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-08T14:09:53.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:09:53.697Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1064483
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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 Turkey: 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, whether the Government has plans to support the imposition of independent electoral observers in the upcoming Turkish Parliamentary elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 224035 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answer text <p>​We have urged Turkey to invite election monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe to observe the upcoming local elections, and to act upon the recommendations made by those bodies following the Presidential elections in June 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-27T15:52:06.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T15:52:06.547Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1064493
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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 Turkey: 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 assessment he has made of the potential for (a) electoral fraud and (b) the violation of opposition parties by the authorities in Turkey during the upcoming parliamentary elections in that country; and if he will discuss those electoral issues with his counterpart in Turkey. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 224079 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
answer text <p>​We have urged Turkey to act upon the recommendations made by Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe following the Presidential elections in June 2018, so that this can be applied to the forthcoming local elections. We have consistently encouraged the Turkish authorities to ensure that the electoral process is conducted fairly, professionally and transparently. It is important for Turkish democracy that the local elections accurately reflect the wishes of the Turkish people.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-27T15:54:19.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T15:54:19.987Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
151
label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this