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1060786
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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 Israel: Bedouin 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 she has had with the Israeli authorities on the humanitarian implications of the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220974 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>​The UK is deeply concerned by the humanitarian implications of the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. We have frequently raised our concerns with the Israeli authorities at senior levels, including with the Israeli Prime Minister and Israeli Attorney General, urging them not to go ahead with their plan to demolish the village. Officials from our Consulate General in Jerusalem continue to visit Khan al-Ahmar, most recently on 18 December. The same day, our Permanent Representative to the UN made clear during a UN Security Council debate on the situation in the Middle East that &quot;we welcome the temporary postponement of plans to demolish the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar but we remain gravely concerned about the fate of this community&quot;. The United Nations has said this demolition could amount to forcible transfer in violation of International Humanitarian Law. As I have said before in this Chamber, the Israeli Government is not obligated to demolish Khan al-Ahmar. It has the power to change its mind and we urge it to do so.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-18T17:21:31.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:21:31.307Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1060787
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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 Israel: Bedouin 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 the Israeli authorities on the proposed demolition of Khan al-Ahmar. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220975 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>We have raised concerns with the Israeli authorities at senior levels, including with the Israeli Prime Minister and Israeli Attorney General, urging them not to go ahead with their plan to demolish the village. Officials from our Consulate General in Jerusalem continue to visit Khan al-Ahmar, most recently on 18 December.</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 2019-02-18T17:23:27.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:23:27.183Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1060806
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to (a) reopen and (b) allocate additional funding to the Equitable Life payment scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220976 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>Since 2010, we have taken more action than any previous government to resolve this issue by allocating up to £1.5bn, tax free, for payment to affected policyholders. There are no plans to allocate any further funds to the Equitable Life Payment Scheme, or reopen it.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-20T15:33:56.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T15:33:56.623Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1060809
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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 Sri Lanka: Water 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 the Sri Lankan Government on groundwater contamination in northern Sri Lanka. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220977 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
answer text <p>​We have received a number of reports about this pressing environmental issue. Our High Commissioner has raised concerns about water contamination with the Chief Minister of the Northern Province, and with the Mayor of Jaffna. He received reassurances that, although oil contamination had been a problem in the past, testing of water samples abroad had shown that the oil content was now below the danger level. Other staff at our High Commission visit Jaffna on a regular basis and there have not been any recent reports that cause concern, but staff will respond appropriately if new reports emerge.</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 2019-02-18T17:23:22.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T17:23:22.307Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1060810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Children 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 International Development, what plans her Department has to increase humanitarian aid to help tackle violence against children. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220978 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to protecting children in conflict. DFID does not have targets for humanitarian aid spending on specific groups. Our humanitarian programming is based on an assessment of need in any given context and on evidence of which interventions are most effective. DFID is providing significant support to protect children from violence around the world through our humanitarian programming. Protection is at the centre of our humanitarian action, with partners adhering to minimum standards to ensure the safety and dignity of those most vulnerable, including children.</p><p> </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 2019-02-20T14:54:38.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T14:54:38.577Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1060811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Children 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 International Development, what assessment has she made of the economic effect of violence against children. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220979 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>DFID is committed to protecting vulnerable children around the world and helping them to grow up free from violence.</p><p> </p><p>Violence has long lasting impacts on children’s health, their capacity to learn, and their economic prospects in later life. Violence against children is also proven to have a negative impact on the economy. One estimate models the annual costs of physical, sexual and psychological violence against children to be up to 8 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product, which equates to approximately US$7 trillion.</p><p> </p><p>The economic effect of violence against children is one of the reasons why DFID is the leading supporter of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.</p><p> </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 2019-02-20T14:55:39.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T14:55:39.58Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1060812
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answering body
Department for International Development more like this
answering dept id 20 more like this
answering dept short name International Development more like this
answering dept sort name International Development more like this
hansard heading Developing Countries: Children 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 International Development, what recovery projects her Department has in place to end violence against children. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 220980 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
answer text <p>DFID is committed to reducing violence through dedicated investments to protect children, alongside interventions embedded in wider development and humanitarian programming.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Current examples of support include: £5.75 million to the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children to drive international ambition and progress, including the Safe to Learn campaign that will inspire action to end violence in schools around the world; £10m to UNICEF to prevent and respond to violence, abuse and exploitation of children on the move in Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan through a strengthened child protection system; and £65m to the No Lost Generation Initiative in Lebanon to support Syrian children with education and psychosocial support.</p><p> </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 2019-02-20T14:56:42.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T14:56:42.787Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1048053
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Priyanka Fernando 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 have received from the Government of Sri Lanka on the arrest warrant issued for Brigadier Priyanka Fernando; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 212645 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>We were deeply concerned by the well-publicised incident involving the Sri Lankan Defence Attaché last year and made immediate representations to the Sri Lankan Government. I spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana on 8 February 2018 about the matter to raise my concerns. The Defence Attaché was recalled by his Government soon after.</p><p>The FCO, which is not a party to the legal proceedings referred to, has been contacted by Westminster Magistrate's Court seeking clarification of the Brigadier's diplomatic status in the UK at the time of the incident. The FCO is providing documentation to assist the court.</p><p>The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.</p><p>The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka met the Permanent Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 January, at the Permanent Secretary's request. At this meeting the Permanent Secretary communicated his government's view that the Brigadier enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident, and requested that the High Commissioner communicate this view back to the FCO in London.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T11:34:17.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T11:34:17.393Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1048054
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Priyanka Fernando 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 the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka has made to the Government of that country on the conduct of Brigadier Priyanka Fernando in the UK since a warrant for the arrest of the Brigadier was issued; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 212646 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>We were deeply concerned by the well-publicised incident involving the Sri Lankan Defence Attaché last year and made immediate representations to the Sri Lankan Government. I spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana on 8 February 2018 about the matter to raise my concerns. The Defence Attaché was recalled by his Government soon after.</p><p>The FCO, which is not a party to the legal proceedings referred to, has been contacted by Westminster Magistrate's Court seeking clarification of the Brigadier's diplomatic status in the UK at the time of the incident. The FCO is providing documentation to assist the court.</p><p>The UK is committed to upholding the rule of law including the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.</p><p>The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka met the Permanent Secretary of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 24 January, at the Permanent Secretary's request. At this meeting the Permanent Secretary communicated his government's view that the Brigadier enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the incident, and requested that the High Commissioner communicate this view back to the FCO in London.</p>
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T11:39:47.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T11:39:47.283Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter
1047031
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Driving: Diabetes 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 Transport, what (a) assessment he has made of new diabetes monitoring technologies for drivers and (b) discussions his Department has had with the DVLA on updating the DVLA guidance on new diabetes monitoring technologies. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 211830 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has worked closely with the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes mellitus to understand the potential impacts of allowing the use of alternative methods of glucose monitoring. Following consultation with key stakeholders the panel agreed that the evidence demonstrated that interstitial fluid glucose monitoring systems could be used to monitor glucose levels for the purpose of driving cars and motorcycles once the DVLA had published the revised guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>The DVLA is currently amending the Assessing Fitness to Drive guidance on the use of new monitoring technologies for people with diabetes. The revised guidance is due to be published in February. This will allow the testing of interstitial fluid for driving licensing purposes for people with diabetes who drive cars or motorcycles. Drivers of goods vehicles and buses must continue to monitor blood glucose levels.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-28T12:12:20.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T12:12:20.65Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting remove filter