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1000221
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Jeremy Corbyn 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 potential implications for democracy in the UK of the US imposing sanctions on the official leader of the UK opposition. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187325 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>As far as we are aware no US sanctions are being considered against the Leader of the Opposition.</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 2018-11-12T14:46:40.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:46:40.933Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000249
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Jair Bolsonaro 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 safety implications for (a) women, (b) LGBTQ and (c) black and minority ethnic people visiting Brazil of the election of Jair Bolsonaro. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 187329 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>In our assessment, the election of Jair Bolsonaro has not changed the safety of women, LGBTQ, and black and minority ethnic people visiting Brazil. We advise all people planning to visit Brazil to consult FCO travel advice. We keep our travel advice under constant review and make regular updates to ensure it provides an up-to-date assessment of risks and other issues which may affect British Nationals.</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 2018-11-12T12:09:31.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:09:31.487Z
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
1000250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Jair Bolsonaro 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 potential risks to (a) democratic institutions, (b) the rule of law, (c) freedom of the press and (d) human rights in Brazil as a result of the election of Jair Bolsonaro as that country’s President. more like this
tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Lyn Brown more like this
uin 187330 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>Brazil is Latin America's largest democracy. It has strong institutions to guarantee the rule of law, freedom of the press and human rights with the clear separation of powers protected by the constitution. This has not been changed by the election of Jair Bolsonaro. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.</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 2018-11-12T12:19:02.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:19:02.47Z
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
1000276
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas 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 progress has been made in securing support for a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187344 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK remains fully committed to conserving the marine environment around Antarctica, in line with the objectives of the Antarctic Treaty and the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). We have been working hard with our international partners to establish a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and gain agreement for MPAs in East Antarctica, the Weddell Sea and around the Antarctic Peninsula. It is not in our gift to implement the MPA unilaterally. It is subject to an international treaty. At the recent CCAMLR annual meeting, which concluded on 2 November 2018, these proposals were rejected by Russia and China. We remain committed to working with all CCAMLR Members to seek consensus at next year's meeting.</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 2018-11-12T12:16:33.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:16:33.56Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000280
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
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 Marine Protected Areas 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, (a) how much and (b) what proportion of the UK's maritime estate including the Overseas Territories is planned to be covered by a blue belt of marine protected areas by 2022. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 187346 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to creating a Blue Belt around the UK and its Overseas Territories, subject to local support and environmental need.</p><p>Over 3 million square kilometres of British waters have already been protected. The Blue Belt Programme, which runs from 2016 to 2020, will ensure that that over 4 million square kilometres are designated by 2020. This means that 60% of British waters will be protected and managed by 2020.</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 2018-11-12T15:57:00.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:57:00.133Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1001943
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Cuba: USA 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 held with his counterparts in the US Administration on the US trade embargo of Cuba. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 187995 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK position on this matter is long-standing and well-known to the US Administration. We believe it diminishes the prospect for positive change in Cuba and we consider it to be counter-productive and damaging, including to UK interests. It is right that the UK has again voted in support of the Cuban resolution at this year's UN General Assembly on 1 November.</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 2018-11-12T12:17:35.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:17:35.113Z
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
1002061
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 USA: 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 representations he has made to his US counterpart on President Trump’s proposed authorisation of the use of live fire against people throwing rocks at military personnel at the US border with Mexico. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188076 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>We have not made representations on this issue. It is the stated position of this Government that all countries have a responsibility to address migration issues in a humane, fair and effective way.</p><p>​</p><p> </p><p>​</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 2018-11-12T12:21:36.5Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:21:36.5Z
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
1002179
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Syria: 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 representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on reports of recent heavy weaponry attacks by that country on northern and eastern Syria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 188223 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>​We have made clear our concern to Turkey regarding incidents of cross-border firing into areas of Syria under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces. We continue to engage closely with Turkey and other allies, including the US and EU partners, to achieve an outcome in northern Syria which respects Turkish security concerns while allowing for the successful completion of the counter-Daesh campaign.</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 2018-11-12T11:50:42.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:50:42.04Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1002180
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Brazil: Foreign 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, what discussions he has had with the President-elect of Brazil. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 188003 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>​The Foreign Secretary has had no discussions to date with the President-elect of Brazil. The Prime Minister wrote to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro following his election. Our Ambassador to Brazil met him during the campaign, as he did the other candidates, and since the election has met members of his transition team.</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 2018-11-15T15:57:17.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:57:17.803Z
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
1002189
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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 Arms Trade 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 strengthening the consolidated criteria for the sale of arms products by introducing an end use criteria post sale. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
uin 188228 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK operates one of the most robust export licensing systems in the world. It considers whether the goods might be used in a way which is inconsistent with the Consolidated EU &amp; National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. We also retain powers to revoke licences, once issued, if circumstances or information available to us change. End user certificates are considered as part of the process already.</p><p>We believe that our existing system is robust and delivers a high level of assurance. The Government is always looking to see how it can improve its export controls and we are in contact with countries who carry out some limited end use checks to see if there is anything we can learn from their experience.</p><p>​</p><p>​</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 2018-11-12T11:54:56.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:54:56.6Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
3966
label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1002697
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Arms Control 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 outcomes of the NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation held in Reykjavik on 29 and 30 October 2018; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188770 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK was represented at senior level at the NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation held in Reykjavik on 29 and 30 October 2018. This was a useful opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in the field of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation issues, including developments in the use of chemical weapons and missile technology. We are grateful to the Government of Iceland for hosting the event.</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 2018-11-15T14:16:48.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:16:48.523Z
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
1002700
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty 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 priorities have been for the 51st session of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation, held in Vienna on 5 to 7 November 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188771 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>The UK has always strongly supported the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO). Our goal is to see this Treaty enter into force and bring an end to nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosion. We used the Preparatory Committee to continue conversations on how to continue to best support the CTBTO. We continue to press for ratification by those countries who will bring the Treaty into force (Annex II countries). We continue to support the CTBTO's verification system, which is a unique and immensely important international asset. We have supported the 2019 Budget Update but have also called on all States Signatories in arrears of their assessed contributions to make payments to reduce their arrears as a matter of urgency. We continue to participate in and support both of the CTBTO's working groups.</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 2018-11-12T12:08:29.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:08:29.253Z
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
1002701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Chemical Weapons Convention 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 priorities are for (a) the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention and (b) the Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference due to be held on 19 and 20 November 2018 and 21 to 30 November 2018 respectively. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188772 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The United Kingdom’s priorities for both the Conference of States Parties and Review Conference are to continue working with states around the world to support progress towards universal and full national implementation of the Convention and to uphold the ban on chemical weapons development, production, stockpiling and use. The UK will focus on strengthening implementation of the Convention including through effective implementation of the Decision taken at the June 2018 special Conference of States Parties on which the former Foreign Secretary updated the House on 9 July (<em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons, volume 644, column 29WS), and securing a budget for 2019 to allow the critical work of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to continue unimpeded.</p><p>The fact that I plan to represent the UK at the Review Conference, and my noble friend the Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Minister of State for Defence also plans to attend the Conference of States Parties, indicates the importance the United Kingdom attaches to the Convention and the significant role it plays in the rules-based international system.</p><p>​</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:31:13.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:31:13.707Z
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
1002702
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Russia: Ukraine 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 implications of the recent termination by the Ukrainian government of the 1997 Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between that country and Russia for the prospects of reaching a negotiated settlement to the ongoing disputes between those countries in line with the Minsk Accords. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188773 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>Russia’s actions in Ukraine have deliberately violated a number of international agreements and commitments including the 1997 Russia-Ukraine Treaty of Friendship. We continue to work with international partners to support Ukraine as it deals with the ongoing impact of Russia’s aggression against it.</p><p>We need to be very clear about where the fundamental problem lies. It is Russia which created this conflict, Russia which supplies weaponry and personnel to the separatists, and Russia which refrains from using its considerable influence on the separatists to get them to comply with their Minsk commitments.</p><p>We fully support diplomatic efforts through the Minsk Process. It is imperative that Russia abides by its commitments under the Minsk Agreement and withdraws its forces from all of Ukraine, including Crimea.</p><p>​</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 2018-11-15T14:36:31.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:36:31.087Z
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
1002703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Russia: Ukraine 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 effect of the recent decision by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188774 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The granting of autocephaly by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a matter for the Orthodox Church. We are closely monitoring developments and support constructive dialogue between Ukraine and Russia. In addition, we continue to work with church contacts to encourage a measured response and to remind all parties of their obligation to uphold the human right to freedom of religion or belief within their jurisdiction.</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 2018-11-15T14:42:51.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:42:51.26Z
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
1002704
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Ukraine: 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 whether the plans of separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine to hold elections on 11 November 2018 represents a breach of the Minsk Accords; and what steps the Government plans to take in response to such elections in the event that they take place as planned. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188775 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>The illegitimate &quot;elections&quot;, that took place on 11 November in the non-Government controlled territories of the so-called &quot;Luhansk People's Republic&quot; and &quot;Donetsk People's Republic&quot; in the Donbas contravene the commitments made under the Minsk Agreements and violate Ukrainian law.</p><p>The EU condemned these illegitimate &quot;elections&quot; on 10 November. In a statement on 12 November, the UK condemned these elections as part of Russia's continued violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are carefully considering an appropriate response with international partners.</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 2018-11-16T14:51:29.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:51:29.53Z
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
1002705
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Ukraine: Peacekeeping Operations 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 assessment he has made of the progress of discussions between the Governments of (a) Ukraine, (b) Russia, (c) France and (d) Germany toward reaching an agreement on the size and mandate of a potential UN peacekeeping mission for eastern Ukraine; and what information his Department holds on when such discussions were last held. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188776 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK is ready to discuss proposals for a UN peacekeeping mission drawn up in such a way as to offer meaningful progress towards peace in the Donbas. Any international mission must aim to achieve full implementation of the Minsk Agreements and full restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty over its territory. A number of proposals have been made and discussed at international level. We are clear that the international community should only accept a resolution for a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine which has the genuine aim of bringing about a lasting resolution to the conflict.</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 2018-11-15T14:44:44.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:44:44.96Z
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
1002706
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Russia: Ukraine 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 his counterpart in Russia on urging the Government of that country to de-escalate its military build-up in the Sea of Azov. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188777 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has not made direct representations to Foreign Minister Lavrov about the Sea of Azov. However, at a UN Security Council Open Briefing on the situation in Ukraine on 30 October, at which Russia was present, the UK made a statement to UN members.</p><p>The UK made clear that the opening of the Kerch bridge was a flagrant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty. The UK's Permanent Representative to the UN noted that Russia's systematic disruption and detention of both Ukrainian and third country flagged vessels in the Sea of Azov since April 2018 was yet another attempt to destabilise Ukraine.</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 2018-11-15T14:46:38.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:46:38.137Z
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
1002707
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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 Russia: Ukraine 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 progress of the arbitration of legal claims made by the Government of Ukraine under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea relating to Russia’s military presence in the Sea of Azov. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188778 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK is aware of Ukraine’s legal action in relation to the Sea of Azov at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague. We understand that the arbitration is ongoing and, as such, it would not be appropriate to comment at this stage.</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 2018-11-15T14:48:27.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:48:27.327Z
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
1002746
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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: 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 representations his Department has made to the Government of Venezuela in respect of the killing of and assaults made against opposition politicians; 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 188713 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>As I stated in my Chatham House speech on 25 October, we are extremely concerned at the Venezuelan government's continued attacks on opposition politicians, a number of whom have been imprisoned, exiled or stripped of their political rights. The illegal detention of National Assembly MP Juan Requesens and the death of Fernando Alban whilst detained by the Venezuelan Intelligence Service are both particularly disturbing.</p><p>In October, our Ambassador met the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, and the Vice-Minister for Europe, Yvan Gil, and expressed our concerns. In London, the Head, Latin America Department, FCO, called in the Venezuelan Ambassador to express our concern about Mr Requessens and to urge the Venezuelan government to release all political prisoners.</p><p> </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 2018-11-12T12:24:35.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:24:35.893Z
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
1003594
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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: Sanctions 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 take steps with his international counterparts to impose sanctions on the leading figures in the Venezuelan Maduro regime. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 189833 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The UK does not have its own domestic sanctions regime but does act with the international community to implement UN and EU sanctions.</p><p>We agreed a tough EU sanctions regime on Venezuela in November 2017. Travel bans and assets freezes were imposed on seven government officials in February 2018 and a further 11 officials in July 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 2018-11-19T12:00:37.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:00:37.713Z
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
1003691
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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: Billing 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 proportion of contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 189572 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, all public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Public sector buyers must also publish annually details of their payment performance.</p><p>The Government strongly encourages businesses to report poor payment practice and instances of late payment, including late payment through the supply chain, in public sector contracts to its Mystery Shopper service. Mystery Shopper will then investigate.</p><p> </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 2018-11-19T11:56:45.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T11:56:45.817Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1003732
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Seabed: Mining 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 provide the names of the four independent experts the Government has appointed to advise on deep sea mining. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 189619 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>We are not aware of the supposed four experts to which the Hon Member refers.</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 2018-11-14T14:39:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:39:13.313Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1003818
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 UNMIK 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 the proposal by the US ambassador to the United Nations for the development of an exit strategy for the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 189634 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) served an important post-conflict role. Like all international organisations, it should constantly review its priorities and resources to ensure that it remains fit for the current situation. Two decades after the establishment of UNMIK, the UN Security Council should now refocus UNMIK's efforts so that the means deployed by the UN are tailored fully to the situation on the ground.</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 2018-11-19T16:41:40.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:41:40.583Z
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
1003819
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 UNMIK 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 counterparts in (a) Kosovo and (b) Serbia on the (i) future of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo and (ii) vote of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo on 18 October 2018 to establish a national army for that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 189635 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has not raised the issue of the future of UNMIK nor the vote in the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo on establishing an army with counterparts in either Serbia or Kosovo.</p><p>FCO officials are in regular discussion with the Government of Kosovo, including on the Kosovo Security Forces (KSF). The UK also conducts regular consultation with NATO Allies on the subject, given NATO's support to the KSF.</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 2018-11-19T12:27:10.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:27:10.16Z
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
1003820
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Kosovo: Armed Forces 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 effect of the vote of the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo on 18 October 2018 to establish a national army on efforts to normalise relations between Kosovo and Serbia. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 189636 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>We support Kosovo's sovereign right to have security forces or, if they so choose, armed forces, and we have encouraged the Government of Kosovo to make any changes to the existing Kosovo Security Forces in close consultation with NATO.</p><p>We support the EU-facilitated Dialogue aimed at normalising relations between Kosovo and Serbia, which is in both sides' interest. We look to both parties to act in ways that support normalisation.</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 2018-11-19T12:28:52.423Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:28:52.423Z
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
1003862
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe 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 is taking steps to recognise the contribution of UK citizens to the OSCE mission in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 189614 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The UK is a long standing supporter of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and its Special Monitoring Mission. We fully support our secondees to the Mission and provide them with a package of benefits and remuneration for their work. This is in addition to the allowances they receive directly from the OSCE. This demonstrates both our commitment to the Mission and our recognition of the work of our secondees. We continue to consider other ways to recognise our secondees’ service to this important Mission.</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 2018-11-19T11:59:11.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T11:59:11.707Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1003864
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe 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 average time spent in Ukraine was of UK representatives to the OSCE’s mission to that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 189615 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Secondees are placed on contracts for one year which can be renewed on agreement, as the mandate for the mission is renewed by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). While in Ukraine they work full time and are subject to OSCE staffing regulations. As the OSCE is an independent multilateral organisation, any UK secondees are working for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and are not formally representatives of the UK.</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 2018-11-19T12:04:42.71Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:04:42.71Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1003865
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Ukraine: Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe 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 UK citizens working for the OSCE’s mission to Ukraine are employed by (a) the Government, (b) a UK contractor and (c) the OSCE; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
uin 189616 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The UK currently provides 66 monitors to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), the second largest cohort of any participating state. This includes the recent appointment of a UK secondee to the senior position of Deputy Chief Monitor. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office funds these secondee postings through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). Since the OSCE is an independent multilateral organisation, we are unable to provide details of other UK citizens who may be contracted or employed by the organisation in Ukraine.</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 2018-11-19T12:24:53.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:24:53.987Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1490
label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1003874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 Poland: Sovereignty 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, for what reason the Government was not represented by a Minister at the celebration of 100 years of independence for Poland on 11 November 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham more like this
tabling member printed
Daniel Kawczynski more like this
uin 189647 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>UK Ministers were not invited to the event in Warsaw on 11 November to celebrate 100 years of Poland regaining independence. Our Ambassador to Poland was invited and represented the UK Government. The then Foreign Secretary and Defence Secretary marked the centenary at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw in June.</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 2018-11-19T11:53:44.11Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T11:53:44.11Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1566
label Biography information for Daniel Kawczynski more like this
1005660
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 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 steps he is taking to ensure that local elections in Turkey planned to take place in March 2019 are conducted in a free and fair manner. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 190391 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>We have consistently encouraged Turkey to ensure that the elections are held to internationally accepted standards. 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 elections, and to act upon the recommendations made by those bodies following the Presidential elections in June 2018. If election observation missions take place we will consider offering HMG support, as we did in June. 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 2018-11-20T11:53:21.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T11:53:21.01Z
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
1005693
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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 Kosovo: Armed Forces 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 (a) representations he has received and (b) assessment he has made of the implications for the constitution of Kosovo of proposals to change the Kosovo Security Force into a national army. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 190394 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>FCO officials are in frequent contact with the Governments of Kosovo, Serbia and NATO Allies, including on the Government of Kosovo's proposed transition of the Kosovo Security Force to an armed force. We assess that there will not be implications for the constitution of the Republic of Kosovo because the constitution is silent on the mandate, size and composition of the Kosovo Security Force.</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 2018-11-20T11:55:24.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T11:55:24.47Z
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
1007160
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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 Companies: Ownership 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 has taken since the passing of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 to ensure that British Overseas Territories introduce public registers of beneficial ownership. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 191477 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The Government has assured the Overseas Territories of our commitment to working collaboratively with them on the introduction of public registers. Minister of State Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has already proposed the establishment of a UK- Overseas Territories technical working group to meet in early 2019 and will discuss more formally the implementation timetable and any initial requests for support at the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council next month.</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 2018-11-19T15:56:13.993Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:56:13.993Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4657
label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1007180
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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 Colombia: 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 discussions he has had with the Government of Colombia on protection for leaders of the FARC party since the attempted murder of Fancy Urrego (Erika Montero), a member of that party's leadership; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 191257 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>I discussed the killings of former members of the FARC, human rights defenders and social activists in Colombia with President Duque's advisor for international affairs and human rights on 17 October. I also condemn the attempted murder of FARC leader Erika Montero in Medellin on 4 November which seeks to undermine confidence in the peace process.</p><p>The Colombian Government has taken welcome steps to train protection teams for FARC leaders, with recruits including former FARC combatants. The UK has raised the importance of providing security guarantees set out in the peace deal during discussions at the UN Security Council where the UK holds the pen for the peace process, and through CSSF funding we have strengthened the Colombian Government's capacity to do this. The UK has also called for improved protection measures for human rights defenders, including through recommendations that Colombia accepted during its Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights at the UN (Geneva) in May.</p><p>The UK fully supports implementation of the 2016 historic peace agreement and continues to work closely with the new Colombian Government and international partners to ensure a safer more prosperous future for all Colombians.</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
grouped question UIN 191258 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:58:55.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:58:55.247Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this
1007182
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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 Colombia: 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, whether he has received reports alleging that police in Colombia have passed information to the FARC party warning of plans they have uncovered to kill members of their party leadership; if he will make representations to the Government in Colombia on the protection of those people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Eltham more like this
tabling member printed
Clive Efford more like this
uin 191258 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>I discussed the killings of former members of the FARC, human rights defenders and social activists in Colombia with President Duque's advisor for international affairs and human rights on 17 October. I also condemn the attempted murder of FARC leader Erika Montero in Medellin on 4 November which seeks to undermine confidence in the peace process.</p><p>The Colombian Government has taken welcome steps to train protection teams for FARC leaders, with recruits including former FARC combatants. The UK has raised the importance of providing security guarantees set out in the peace deal during discussions at the UN Security Council where the UK holds the pen for the peace process, and through CSSF funding we have strengthened the Colombian Government's capacity to do this. The UK has also called for improved protection measures for human rights defenders, including through recommendations that Colombia accepted during its Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights at the UN (Geneva) in May.</p><p>The UK fully supports implementation of the 2016 historic peace agreement and continues to work closely with the new Colombian Government and international partners to ensure a safer more prosperous future for all Colombians.</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
grouped question UIN 191257 more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:58:55.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:58:55.293Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
165
label Biography information for Clive Efford more like this
1007886
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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 UK Permanent Representation to the EU: Staff 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 staff were contracted to work at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels in each of the last three years. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 191949 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
answer text <p>The UK Permanent Representation to the EU (UKRep) in Brussels currently employs over 150 people, comprising both permanent civil servants from multiple Government Departments and locally recruited staff. As reported in the Annual Reports published by the Department for Exiting the EU, in 2017-2018 UKRep had over 150 staff; and in 2016-2017 UKRep had over 120 staff. We keep the size and shape of UKRep under constant review to ensure it is appropriate to deliver the UK’s objectives.</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 2018-11-20T15:36:57.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T15:36:57.87Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1008469
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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 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, what discussions he has had with the governments of non-EU countries on (a) the draft withdrawal agreement for the UK leaving the EU and (b) the effect of that agreement on the UK's future relationships with such countries since that draft agreement was agreed by Cabinet. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 192096 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>​The British Government has an active programme of engagement with our international partners outside the EU on a range of issues, including EU exit, where we keep countries updated on a regular basis at key moments in the negotiations. As the Prime Minister has said, the UK is leaving the European Union not Europe. The draft Withdrawal Agreement and outline Political Declaration provide the basis for what will be the closest relationship between the EU and any third country and signals the ambition of both sides to embark on a new, deep and special partnership after the UK leaves the EU, as well as strengthened relationships with other countries further afield.</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 2018-11-21T17:49:53.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T17:49:53.867Z
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
1010175
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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 Kyrgyzstan: Religious 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, if he will make representations to the Kyrgyzstan authorities on ensuring the promotion of freedom of religion by that country's State Commission for Religious Affairs. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 192771 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
answer text <p>We engage with the Kyrgyzstan authorities across the full spectrum of human rights issues, including freedom of religion. Our Embassy in Bishkek regularly meets with representatives from local civil society and international organisations and the government, including the State Commission for Religious Affairs, to better understand the challenges to the promotion of freedom of religion. We have also supported efforts to further the dialogue between the State Commission for Religious Affairs and religious groups in country.</p><p>We are involved in a number of initiatives which indirectly support religious freedom and education within Kyrgyzstan. Only this month, British Imam Qari Muhammad Asim attended an international conference on Islam, organised by the State Commission for Religious Affairs in Bishkek, which recognised the importance of freedom of religion and interfaith dialogue.</p><p>We will continue to raise our concerns about human rights directly with the Kyrgyz Government, and in the appropriate international fora, at every suitable opportunity.</p><p>​</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-22T17:08:08.307Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:08:08.307Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1010599
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 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, with reference to Articles 81 and 82 of the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, dated 14 November 2018, what bodies external to the UK will verify compliance with UK obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. more like this
tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Lucas more like this
uin 193427 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>The NPT does not require the UK, as a nuclear weapons State, to agree safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Since 1978, the UK has voluntarily accepted the application of safeguards in the United Kingdom in connection with the NPT through tri-lateral nuclear safeguards arrangements between the UK, the IAEA and Euratom – a Voluntary Offer Agreement (VOA) and, later, an Additional Protocol (AP). On 7 June 2018 the UK and the IAEA signed a new VOA and new AP to replace the existing trilateral agreements that include Euratom. The new VOA and AP were presented to Parliament for ratification on 12 November. The new VOA and AP ensure that the IAEA retains its right to inspect all civil nuclear facilities, and continues to receive all current safeguards reporting, thus ensuring that international verification of our safeguards activity continues to be robust.</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 2018-11-28T13:47:50.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T13:47:50.927Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
3930
label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1010644
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 Gibraltar: Sovereignty 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 the Government has had with the Government of Spain on the future of Gibraltar during the negotiations on leaving the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 193373 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
answer text <p>Since June 2016, the British Government has engaged constructively with our European partners to address the practical implications for Gibraltar arising from EU exit, including for the more than 8,000 Spanish frontier workers crossing into Gibraltar daily. As the Prime Minister reiterated in the House of Commons on 21 November, the UK has fully involved the Government of Gibraltar throughout. Our commitment to Gibraltar’s sovereignty, its people and its economy remains absolute, including in any discussions regarding the future.</p><p>​</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 2018-11-23T11:10:56.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T11:10:56.383Z
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
1010757
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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 USA: Radicalism 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 whether there are financial links between the far-right in the UK and similar groups in the US. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 193598 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling all forms of extremism – including Far Right extremism. The Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office has not however done any assessment of whether there are financial links between the Far Right in the UK and similar groups in the US. We work closely with other Government Departments to respond to evidence of international extremist influences where these are identified. As part of our regular bilateral engagement with international partners, including the United States of America, we will continue to raise our concerns, and explore opportunities to work together to address the wide spectrum of risks arising from all forms of extremism.</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 2018-11-28T14:21:48.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:21:48.6Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1011468
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Interpol 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 had with his US counterpart prior to the election of a new President for Interpol. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 194031 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>In the run up to the election, there were many contacts between Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Home Office and National Crime Agency officials with their American counterparts as well as allies in many other countries. The government congratulates Kim Jong-yang on his successful election.</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 2018-11-26T16:35:30.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:35:30.643Z
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
1011605
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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 Thailand: Detainees 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 the Government will publish an assessment of past UK intelligence cooperation relating to the US detention facility in Thailand which was formerly overseen by Gina Haspal, Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 194001 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
answer text <p>​It is the longstanding policy of successive British Governments not to comment on intelligence matters.</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 2018-11-26T16:37:25.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:37:25.583Z
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
1012270
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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 Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe 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 recognise the contribution of UK citizens to the OSCE mission by awarding them the CSDP medal; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Bridgend