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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel 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 much his Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 208387 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>The FCO is by definition a global organisation which uses travel as an essential part of its role.</p><p>FCO Policy is that public transport should be used whenever possible. All FCO staff are directed to use standard class for rail travel unless there are exceptional circumstances. Prior line management approval must be given.</p><p>FCO staff travelling by air are required to book the lowest standard fare possible, subject to budget holder approval. FCO officials may fly business class only if the flight is ten hours or longer, or on flights of more than 5 hours in exceptional circumstances.</p><p>The FCO's expenditure on taxi, First class rail and Business class air travel is detailed in the table below. The figures on First class rail and Business class represent travel booked through the Government's nominated travel agency.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Taxi Travel</p></td><td><p>First Class Rail Travel</p></td><td><p>Business Class Air Travel</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£0.3m</p></td><td><p>£38,081</p></td><td><p>£4.8m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£0.3m</p></td><td><p>£24,455</p></td><td><p>£5.2m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£0.3m</p></td><td><p>£19,724</p></td><td><p>£6.1m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£1.4m</p></td><td><p>£1,590</p></td><td><p>£5.4m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£1.3m</p></td><td><p>£3,057</p></td><td><p>£4.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£1.7m</p></td><td><p>£2,597</p></td><td><p>£4.6m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£1.5m</p></td><td><p>£142</p></td><td><p>£3.3m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£1.4m</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td><td><p>£5.7m</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-22T17:03:36.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:03:36.06Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1047753
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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: Aviation 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 (a) business class, (b) economy class and (c) first-class tickets for air travel his Department purchased in each of the past four years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
tabling member printed
Tulip Siddiq more like this
uin 212418 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
answer text <p>Please refer to PQ 208387.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-01T14:46:14.603Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4518
label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq 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
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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
1016245
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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 Torture 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 the appointment of Gina Haspel as director of the CIA, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the UK does not become complicit in facilitating or aiding the use of torture by any third party state cooperating in joint operations. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 196654 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
answer text <p>The UK Government stands firmly against torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment. We do not participate in, solicit, encourage or condone the use of torture for any purpose. The Consolidated Guidance sets out the principles, consistent with UK and international law, which govern the interviewing of detainees overseas and the passing and receipt of intelligence relating to detainees.</p><p>The UK-US relationship is grounded in our history and shared traditions. In both countries, intelligence work takes place within a strong legal framework.</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 2018-12-03T17:52:49.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:52:49.493Z
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
1020708
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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 Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 the conclusion of the US-led joint declaration on the export and subsequent use of armed or strike-enabled UAVs, what steps the Government taking to develop those standards. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 199759 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>The UK signed a 'Joint Declaration on the Export &amp; Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)' on 5 October 2016, along with 52 other States. The UK already has a robust set of export controls in place in relation to UAVs. Following the Joint Declaration, we are in discussion with a number of countries about developing a set of international best practice standards regarding the export of armed or strike-enabled UAVs. These discussions are continuing; it is not yet clear when they will conclude<em>.</em></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 2018-12-13T12:49:41.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T12:49:41.197Z
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
1020709
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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 Unmanned Air Vehicles 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 the follow-on process to develop international best practice standards stemming from the US-led joint declaration on the export and subsequent use of armed or strike enabled UAVs, what the Government’s main goals are; and which international partners the Government is working with. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 199760 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>The US is leading the process to develop possible international best practice standards in this area. We are concerned by the possible misuse of armed and strike-enabled UAVs and welcome the initiative. The UK already has a robust set of export controls in place. We would like to ensure that any future best practice standards are consistent with, and add value to, existing multilateral export control and non-proliferation regimes, and encourage the maximum possible compliance.</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 2018-12-13T13:47:01.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T13:47:01.36Z
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
1050038
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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 Law of War more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Consolidated Guidance is applied to information sharing where there is a serious risk of the use of lethal force. more like this
tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Brake more like this
uin 213158 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>The Consolidated Guidance sets out the principles governing the interviewing of detainees overseas and the passing and receipt of intelligence relating to detainees. The UK Government does not participate in, solicit, encourage or condone the use of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment for any purpose. In a situation where there is a risk to detainees, the process set out in the Consolidated Guidance is applied</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 2019-01-31T17:44:09.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T17:44:09.957Z
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
1020788
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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: 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, when he last spoke with President Poroshenko of Ukraine; and what issues were discussed at that time. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
uin 200138 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The Prime Minister spoke to President Poroshenko on 24 May, when they discussed the Minsk Agreements and the situation in eastern 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 2018-12-12T16:28:15.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T16:28:15.077Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4461
label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1020789
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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: 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, when he last received a request from the Government of Ukraine for a telephone conversation with the President of that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
tabling member printed
Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
uin 200139 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The FCO received a request on 27 November for a telephone conversation between the Prime Minister and President Poroshenko, to discuss the situation around the Sea of Azov. The Prime Minister is receiving regular updates on this issue, is following events closely and will engage President Poroshenko as events continue to unfold. Our full diplomatic network is engaging on an international response. We are in very close contact in Kyiv. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin on 29 November, when he reaffirmed the UK’s solidarity with Ukraine. The Foreign Secretary also participated in a lunch with EU Foreign Ministers and FM Klimkin in the margins of the 10 December EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.</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 2018-12-12T16:29:48.81Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T16:29:48.81Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4461
label Biography information for Stewart Malcolm McDonald more like this
1019982
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 Colombia: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Colombian Government on the need for (a) individual and (b) collective protection mechanisms for human rights defenders in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Gethins more like this
uin 198878 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
answer text <p>The UK raised concerns about violence against human rights defenders (HRDs) during the Universal Periodic Review of Colombia's human rights on 10 May in Geneva. During the review, Colombia also accepted all UK recommendations including to improve protective measures for HRDs.</p><p>I have also discussed the importance of tackling violence against HRDs with visiting Colombian officials, most recently President Duque's adviser for International Affairs and Human Rights during his visit to London on 17 October. The British Ambassador in Bogota has also raised the issue of collective protection mechanisms in a meeting with the Director of Colombia's National Protection Unit on 26 November. Through our Embassy-run human rights programme, the UK is working with the Norwegian Refugee Council to implement a collective protection mechanism for 'at risk' HRDs in rural communities.</p><p>I welcome the Colombian Government's decision to host an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, Mr Michel Forst. The UK is ready to help the Colombian Government implement the recommendations in Mr Forst's final report.</p>
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-12T15:18:13.233Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T15:18:13.233Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4434
label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this