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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 remove filter
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
1019542
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the actions of Turkish and allied militia during the occupation of Afrin, and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 198368 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
answer text <p>Her Majesty's Government discussed Turkish military action in Afrin with the Turkish authorities at the highest levels. We called for de-escalation and the protection of civilians, while recognising Turkey's legitimate interest in the security of its borders. All actors in the Syrian conflict must comply with and fully uphold international conventions and norms. We are clear that any allegations of human rights violations, where there is credible evidence of their occurrence, must be investigated and have previously raised incidents with the Turkish authorities where there were grounds to do so.</p><p>The Government has already discussed the situation in Afrin extensively, including in a statement to this House by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 12 March 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 2018-12-06T13:30:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T13:30:58.507Z
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
1019543
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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: Military Intervention more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to encourage the Turkish Government to (a) halt further incursions in to Syrian territory and (b) bring to an end the occupation of Afrin. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 198369 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answer text <p>The UK Government regularly discusses the Syrian conflict with the Turkish authorities, including recent conversations between the UK Minister for the Middle East and North Africa and his Turkish counterpart. While we recognise Turkey's legitimate interest in the security of its borders, we have raised our concerns that further military operations risk undermining our shared goal of securing the enduring defeat of Daesh. Following military operations in Afrin, we have stressed the need for a sustainable solution for representative local governance, which is acceptable to Turkey and to local communities. We continue to push for a reduction in violence, and for consideration of the humanitarian needs of the population in the affected areas.</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 2018-12-10T14:41:37.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:41:37.697Z
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
1019784
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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 discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the Turkish invasion of Afrin; the effect of that military operation on civilians in Afrin; and the adequacy of medical (a) services and (b) equipment to treat those civilians. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 198886 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
answer text <p>During the Turkish operation in Afrin, the UK Government called for de-escalation of the military conflict and the protection of civilians, while recognising Turkey's legitimate interest in the security of its borders. UK Government Ministers urged their Turkish counterparts to do everything possible to minimise humanitarian suffering including the need to facilitate access for life-saving humanitarian aid in accordance with international humanitarian law.</p><p>DFID partners are delivering limited humanitarian assistance in Afrin and to those displaced from the district, where access allows. This includes medical consultations, immunisations and nutrition support for mothers and children.</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 2018-12-10T14:28:16.59Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:28:16.59Z
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
1029345
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: 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 employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 204543 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>It is standard practice for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to calculate headcount numbers on the last working day of each month. Therefore, our December 2018 figures are not yet available.</p><p>As of the 30<sup>th</sup> November 2018, the FCO has 4788 (4721 FTE) UK-based staff. As of the 30<sup>th</sup> June 2016, the FCO had 4331 (4253 FTE) UK-based staff.</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 2019-01-14T16:38:44.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:38:44.903Z
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
1035351
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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: Brexit 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 estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 205319 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>Using Her Majesty's Treasury EU Exit funding and a process of internal reprioritisation, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has created approximately 550 new roles in the UK and overseas to strengthen our diplomatic network in the UK and across Europe so that it is better able to represent and promote British interests and engage with our European partners in support of a successful EU Exit.</p><p>We do not want or expect a no deal outcome. However, a responsible government should prepare for all potential outcomes. We are continually reviewing our workforce plans and reprioritising and assessing changing needs, including identification and cessation of lower-priority work where appropriate.</p><p>The Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit Implementation is carried out to a high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of government.</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 2019-01-14T16:47:25.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:47:25.107Z
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
1038523
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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 Leyla Guven 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 Turkish counterpart on (a) the deteriorating health of Leyla Güven MP, a Kurdish member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish Parliament, who is on hunger strike and (b) the legal basis for Ms Güven's pre-trial detention. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 206886 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>We have raised concerns with the Turkish authorities over the detention of HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Members of Parliament. We have also discussed the issue with the HDP itself. We expect Turkey, as a modern democracy, to undertake any legal processes against MPs, including Leyla Guven, fairly, transparently and with full respect for the rule of law. We will continue to engage with the Turkish Government on these important issues.</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 2019-01-14T16:36:53.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:36:53.677Z
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
1123526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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 Abdullah Öcalan 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 the UK Government is taking in relation to the Turkish Government which is violating international human rights standards and breaching the regulations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture by the continued imprisonment and torture of Kurdish political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West remove filter
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 248721 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answer text <p>​We consistently engage with the Turkish Government over human rights concerns, including on the treatment of prisoners. As my colleague Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, made clear in the debate on the Kurds in the House on 10 April, “we expect Turkey to respect its international obligations with regard to prison conditions.” This includes acting on the recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe concerning isolation and access relating to Imrali prison where PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan is held. The PKK is a proscribed terrorist organisation in the EU whose violence we strongly condemn.</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 2019-05-02T14:41:15.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T14:41:15.78Z
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