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1064749
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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 representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on ending the isolation of Abdullah Ocalan in line with International and Turkish domestic law and bring an end to hunger strikes in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Williamson more like this
uin 224321 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>British Embassy officials discussed the imprisonment of Abdullah Öcalan with Turkish officials in mid-January. They also covered the hunger strikes in support of Abdullah Öcalan by Kurdish prisoners, including Leyla Guven MP. We are pleased to note that she was recently released from prison. We expect the Turkish authorities to ensure that prisoners' human rights are observed, including access to medical treatment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-26T16:58:45.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T16:58:45.75Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
3976
label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
1064358
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict 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 his Department plans to update the Government Strategy on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict to include a specific focus on children. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
tabling member printed
Preet Kaur Gill more like this
uin 223832 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>The Government is currently reviewing its strategy on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, which applies to all civilians including children. The review coincides with the twentieth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1265 (1999) and the adoption of the Protection of Civilians as an item on the Security Council’s agenda.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T17:15:49.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:15:49.073Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4603
label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1064310
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Brazil: 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 recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Brazil on the future (a) human rights and (b) welfare of indigenous groups in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Bishop Auckland more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Goodman more like this
uin 223791 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>​I met Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on 4 February and we discussed a range of topics. Our Embassy in Brasilia frequently engages with the Brazilian Government on human rights matters, including issues affecting indigenous peoples. The UK is proud to defend its values and will not shy away from expressing where we disagree. The UK's view is clear: human rights must be respected.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T17:13:05.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:13:05.997Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1484
label Biography information for Helen Goodman more like this
1064409
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Cellou Dalein Diallo 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 adequacy of the safety of Cellou Dalein Diallo in Guinea. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 223934 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>The outcome of the February 2018 Guinean municipal elections has been heavily disputed, resulting in an increase in political tensions in the country. In this context, we are aware of reports of shooting at the vehicle convoy of the opposition party leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, in Conakry late last year. Together with EU and other international partners we are monitoring the situation closely. The international community continues to urge dialogue between the political parties and essential preparation for forthcoming legislative elections. Peaceful elections will be essential to reassuring investors and other partners, and not least the people of Guinea.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T16:11:49.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T16:11:49.227Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1077397
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Elections more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent steps his Department has taken to support free and fair elections internationally. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 909456 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>We support elections by providing financial and technical assistance to international organisations that carry out election observations missions; in particular the European Union, the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe, and the Commonwealth. In 2018, the UK contributed observers to Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe missions in Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Montenegro, Macedonia (now North Macedonia) and Bosnia and Herzegovina.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-26T17:00:48.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:00:48.663Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1064109
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-19more 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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Apprentices 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 the staff employed by his Department are apprentices. more like this
tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
tabling member printed
Mike Kane more like this
uin 223520 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>As of 31 January 2019, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) employed 99 apprentices, of whom 57 work for our Trading Fund, FCO Services. This is 1.69 per cent (an increase of 0.34 per cent from January 2018) of the total of FCO and FCO Services UK-based staff worldwide, and 2.59 per cent (an increase of 0.59 per cent from January 2018) of our staff working in the UK. We expect a further 22 staff to enrol on an apprenticeship by 31 March 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T17:11:11.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:11:11.677Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4316
label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
1064715
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement 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 suppliers have been excluded from bidding for contracts as a result of not complying with the criteria set out in the guidance entitled, Procurement policy note 03/14: promoting tax compliance, in each year since 2014. more like this
tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
tabling member printed
Anneliese Dodds more like this
uin 224369 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>Authority to enter into contracts is devolved to directorates and departments within the FCO in London as well as the global network of overseas missions. Relevant data to answer this question is not held centrally and could not be collated without disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-26T17:00:36.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:00:36.813Z
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
1064335
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading 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, when his Department plans to publish its guidelines for supporting human rights defenders. more like this
tabling member constituency Cynon Valley more like this
tabling member printed
Ann Clwyd more like this
uin 223809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>The Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN is committed to making UK support for human rights defenders more transparent. Officials are working in consultation with NGOs to publish a document setting out UK support for human rights defenders in 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-26T16:06:49.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T16:06:49.163Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
553
label Biography information for Ann Clwyd more like this
1064366
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading India: Terrorism 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 to support the Government of India after the Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
uin 223840 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answer text <p>​We strongly condemn the recent terror attack in Pulwama - the worst in Kashmir since Partition We are engaging the Governments of both India and Pakistan to encourage them to find diplomatic solutions and refrain from actions that could jeopardise regional stability. We are also working with the international community and through the UN Security Council to ensure that the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack are brought to justice.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-25T17:16:54.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:16:54.837Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
1604
label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1077394
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iraq: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken to support peace and stability in Iraq. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
uin 909450 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>I visited Iraq last month and held useful discussions with leaders from the Government of Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Governemnt. We discussed how the UK and Iraq could cooperate together to promote peace and stability in Iraq. I announced a further £30 million in funding to help rebuild Iraq and reinvigorate the economy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-26T17:33:08.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T17:33:08.423Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4635
label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this