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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Rendition and Torture: Inquiries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the June 2018 report of the Intelligence and Security Committee on rendition and torture, what progress has been made on restarting a judge-led inquiry into those issues; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 188227 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the answer given by the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas on 12 September 2018 to the Honourable Member for Leeds North West, (reference 171734).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T10:01:03.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T10:01:03.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1002189
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property 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
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 188228 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
unstar this property 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
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T11:54:56.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:54:56.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
100307
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what work his Department has conducted on identifying specific policy areas and sectors for which the UK will seek exemptions from the scope of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; and what representations the UK has made to the EU on exemption of such policy areas or sectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 211430 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has consistently pushed for an ambitious agreement under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations in line with the recently published mandate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The European Commission has explicitly ruled out public services from the scope of any market liberalisation in TTIP, and it has therefore not been necessary to discuss any exclusions related to specific public services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Commission has provided further details on the treatment of public services, available online at: <a href="http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/may/tradoc_152462.pdf" target="_blank">http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/may/tradoc_152462.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:04:43.4543869Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:04:43.4543869Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003586
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to (a) the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund and (b) other sources of funding available to his Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to develop and implement new guidance on the conduct of asylum interviews, and how the effectiveness of that guidance is being monitored and evaluated; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189650 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it and this Government is committed to delivering a fair and humane asylum system.</p><p>We recognise that asylum interviews are a vital part of the asylum process, ensuring that decision makers have available all relevant evidence so that they can make an informed decision. To that end, we have published detailed Home Office policy guidance setting out how caseworkers are expected to conduct asylum interviews, which was developed in collaboration with external partners, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). We are currently reviewing this policy and intend to publish a revised version by the end of the year.</p><p>We systematically assess the quality of asylum decisions against a detailed audit framework drawn up in consultation with external partners, including the UNHCR, which includes checks on compliance with existing asylum policies and relevant case law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003752
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 23 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Prime Minister more like this
star this property hansard heading Business more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Prime Minister, who the business representatives are on the five new business councils formed by the her who will advise on how to create the best business conditions in the UK after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189651 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the press release issued on 6 November 2018 which is available on the <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">gov.uk</a> website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-new-business-councils-to-advise-the-prime-minister-on-post-brexit-opportunities" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-new-business-councils-to-advise-the-prime-minister-on-post-brexit-opportunities</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidenhead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa May more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T15:36:46.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T15:36:46.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Theresa May more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003817
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether staff (a) in positions related to his Department in overseas missions have been made redundant and (b) in his Department have been (i) offered, (ii) taken and (iii) refused reduced salaries in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189652 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>In the past 12 months the Department for International Trade (DIT) has undertaken restructuring in overseas missions to generate efficiencies, and ensure we have the requisite capacity and capability to deliver our departmental objectives across the global network. This restructuring activity has, in some locations, included redundancies.</p><p>There are a range of circumstances where staff in DIT would be offered a reduced salary. A reduction in salary may result when staff members reduce their hours of work, accept a role at a lower grade or move from a role where London pay ranges apply to one where National pay ranges apply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T18:00:29.047Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T18:00:29.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003823
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the budget was for the Government's Trade Commissioners in each of the last two years, what the actual spend was in each of those years; what the budget is for the 2018-19 financial year; and how much has been spent in the 2018-19 financial year to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189653 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department delegated budgets to Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioners (HMTCs) for the first time in 2018-19. There are 9 HMTCs across 9 overseas regions. The budgets include the costs of locally engaged staff, non-pay related expenditure and devolved marketing expenditure in each of the regions. The total budget delegated at the beginning of the 2018 financial year was £59.2m and spend at the end of October 2018 was £29.8m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:58:38.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:58:38.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003826
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: UN Security Council more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, further to the Answer of 10 July 2018 to Question 160081 on Yemen: UN Security Council, what recent steps his Department is taking to use the UK’s penholder status on Yemen at the UN Security Council to bring a new resolution forward. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189654 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK continues to fulfil its role as penholder on Yemen in the UN Security Council by coordinating sessions with the Security Council President that respond to developments in Yemen and the will of the Council as a whole. Both the Foreign Secretary and I have recently visited the Middle East to have constructive discussions with the Saudi-led Coalition on pathways to achieve de-escalation and reduce tensions. The Foreign Secretary was clear that both sides would need to play their part in confidence-building measures. Meanwhile, the UK will continue discussions with partners on how the UN Security Council can support the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths' on the political process and improving the humanitarian situation. This will include discussions on the draft UN Security Council Resolution on Yemen ahead of a Security Council briefing on the issue on 16 November.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:26:12.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:26:12.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003857
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Civilians more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to safeguard the 300,000 civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189655 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p> </p><p>We have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law, including on the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure, and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port as well as schools, hospitals and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:26:06.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:26:06.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003858
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that humanitarian provision reaches the 300,000 civilians trapped in Hodeidah, Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189656 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely.</p><p> </p><p>We have consistently made it clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. For their part, the Houthis must not compromise civilian facilities (such as Hodeidah port and food storage facilities) and allow unhindered access to humanitarian agencies throughout areas they control.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:40:13.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:40:13.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003859
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development,what assessment she has made of the effect of the latest military offensive in Hodeidah with regard to her Department''s provision of support in that region to prevent malnutrition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>On World Food Day this year, the UK announced a package of £96.5 million to help UNICEF continue tackle malnutrition in Yemen over the coming three years. This package will screen 2.2 million children under the age of five for malnutrition and provide urgent treatment for 70,000 of the most vulnerable children.</p><p>The recent increase in military activity in and around Hodeidah has had a relatively limited impact on this programme so far, as the programme’s activities are implemented countrywide, not exclusively in Hodeidah. The continued flow of goods through and onwards from Hodeidah port, however, will be critical to ensure that humanitarian supplies can reach those in need.</p><p>In Hodeidah city, stocks of supplies including nutrition, and fuel are still available thanks to the pre-positioning by UNICEF and its partners. Efforts are now focused on scaling up lifesaving activities within the humanitarian response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:42:48.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:42:48.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003860
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian impact of the latest military offensive on Hodeidah port in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is monitoring the resumption of hostilities in and around Hodeidah closely. As we have consistently made clear, the Coalition must ensure that any further military operations in and around Hodeidah are conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law and do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows.</p><p> </p><p>The impact of the violence around Hodeidah on commercial and humanitarian access is one of the main reasons behind the UN’s warning of the growing risk of food insecurity in Yemen. We are concerned by reports that access to the Red Sea mills has been restricted as result of the latest fighting.</p><p> </p><p>UK aid partners continue to deliver life-saving support on the ground as part of our £170 million response in Yemen this year, including cash transfers to 21,000 people displaced from Hodeidah, as well as access to 75,000 litres of clean water a day.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:45:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:45:21.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003861
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to (a) increase food, medicine and fuel imports to Hodeidah port and (b) distribute those imports to the areas of the country that rely on those imports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK government continues to raise concerns with the Saudi led-Coalition about the potential impact of any assault on the port and city of Hodeidah and is in regular contact with the Coalition about the need to ensure that any further military operations do not disrupt commercial and humanitarian flows both through the port and onwards across the country. To date, Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely.</p><p>We have consistently made it clear, the Houthis must facilitate access throughout areas they control which is where most of the population live.</p><p>As a part of our effort to secure vital access for food, fuel, and medicine into and throughout Yemen, the UK is also providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to give the Saudi-led Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on large commercial ships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:50:15.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:50:15.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1006092
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Rendition and Torture: Inquiries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the answer of 12 November to Question 188227 on Rendition and Torture: Inquiries, whether the Government plans to announce its decision on an independent judge-led inquiry before the House rises for Christmas recess. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 190850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the Prime Minister’s Written Ministerial Statement of 22 November. (HCWS1100)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T11:00:50.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T11:00:50.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Rendition and Torture: Inquiries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Government has had with (a) President Trump, (b) members of the US administration and (c) senior officials in the US administration on an independent judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in torture and rendition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 190851 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>I can confirm that there have been no discussions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T10:34:44.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T10:34:44.623Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1010214
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Trade: Overseas Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2018 to Question 189652 on Department for International Trade: Staff, how many of his Department's staff were employed in (a) non-EU countries, (b) EU countries, (c) Greece and (d) Italy in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 192839 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of employees of the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>31 October 2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31 October 2017</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31 October 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>a) Non-EU Countries</p></td><td><p>952</p></td><td><p>1,106</p></td><td><p>1,071</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>b) EU Countries</p></td><td><p>1,236</p></td><td><p>1,881</p></td><td><p>2,156</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>c) Greece</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>d) Italy</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>22</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The table above includes all DIT employees who are paid via DIT payroll, UKEF employees paid via the UKEF payroll and staff who are working overseas and paid via the FCO payroll and then recharged to DIT at each of the reference dates.</p><p> </p><p>The number of employees included in the totals for EU Countries includes those based in the UK, Greece and Italy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T14:32:43.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T14:32:43.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1015178
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recent decision by the European Court of Justice on state aid clearance for the capacity market, whether energy company payments arising from arrangements made and to be made within the five-year period previously approved by the European Commission will be stopped. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 195571 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The recent State aid judgment by the ECJ against the European Commission in the Tempus case was decided on procedural grounds, holding that the Commission should have consulted more fully before granting State aid approval in 2014. It did not challenge the nature of the Capacity Market mechanism itself. The judgment removed State aid approval for the Capacity Market, preventing the UK Government from making any further capacity payments under existing agreements until re-approval.</p><p> </p><p>We are already working closely with the Commission to aid their investigation and seek timely State aid approval for the Capacity Market as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and National Grid will ensure that market participants are kept updated.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T10:05:27.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T10:05:27.797Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1019828
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of Thursday 15 November 2018, Official Report, column 545, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the statement that using the term fibre in advertising for part-copper broadband is misleading advertising. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 198802 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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198722 more like this
198803 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:17:29.643Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:17:29.643Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1019830
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of Thursday 15 November 2018, Official Report, column 545, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the misleading advertising of fibre broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
star this property tabling member printed
Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 198803 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The 2017 Digital Strategy set out that Government would work with regulators and industry to ensure that the advertising of broadband reflects the speeds that consumers can expect to receive and accurately describes the technology used.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Digital Strategy was published, the ASA has implemented new guidance, which states that speed claims should be based on the download speeds available to at least 50% of customers at peak time, and no longer on 'up to' speeds available to at least 10% of customers. Ofcom has also updated its Code of Practice on Broadband Speeds.</p><p> </p><p>The ASA also reviewed the use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe part-fibre and full-fibre broadband and concluded in November 2017 that the term 'fibre' is unlikely to mislead consumers as currently used in the advertising of part-fibre broadband services. In June, the Administrative Court granted CityFibre permission to proceed with its Judicial Review (JR) of the ASA's decision. The next stage is for the Administrative Court to make a substantive decision on the JR.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to working with regulators and industry to ensure that consumers receive clear, concise and accurate information in order to make informed choices about their broadband, particularly as the rollout of new technologies like full fibre broadband increases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198722 more like this
198802 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:17:29.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:17:29.69Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1019831
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and the Creative Industries of Thursday 15 November 2018, Official Report, column 545, whether his Department’s proposed Statement of Strategic Priorities to Ofcom will include measures to tackle misleading advertising of fibre broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 198804 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
unstar this property answer text <p>We are currently developing our Statement of Strategic Priorities (SSP) and will consult on it in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 198723 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:24:59.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:24:59.29Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1024045
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Famine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the recent integrated food security and classification (IPC) report on Yemen which showed 240,000 civilians are living in famine-like conditions; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201673 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The newly published Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) Report highlights growing food insecurity in Yemen over the past year, with the overall number of food insecure people rising from 17 million to over 20 million (70% of the population). For the first time, there are people (238,000) in the most severe food security category, IPC 5 - at high risk of death.</p><p> </p><p>In response urgent action is needed to improve economic conditions and maintain food supply chains into and throughout the country, including Hodeidah and Saleef ports and routes out of the city. As we have consistently made clear, all parties must ensure that Hodeidah and Saleef ports and onward supply routes are kept open, and commercial and humanitarian flows are not disrupted.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is playing a leading role in combating hunger in Yemen through our £170 million in aid this financial year, which will help meet the food needs of four million Yemenis for one month. However, a political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis. We therefore welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:30:18.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:30:18.947Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1024046
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure effective delivery of humanitarian aid (a) into and (b) throughout Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201674 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>We welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm, with both sides agreeing a ceasefire in Hodeidah and committing to withdraw troops from the port and city. A political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.</p><p> </p><p>Red Sea ports remain operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. The UK is providing £1.3 million to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism to increase physical inspections of commercial ships, and ensure that weapons are not entering the country illegitimately.</p><p> </p><p>As we have consistently made clear, all parties must ensure that Hodeidah and Saleef ports and onward supply routes are kept open, and commercial and humanitarian flows are not disrupted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:32:37.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:32:37.36Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1024047
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Famine more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to respond to the risk of famine in Yemen; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201675 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The newly published Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) Report highlights growing food insecurity in Yemen over the past year, with the overall number of food insecure people rising from 17 million to over 20 million (70% of the population). In response urgent action is needed to improve economic conditions and maintain food supply chains into and throughout the country, including Hodeidah and Saleef ports and routes out of the city.</p><p> </p><p>To maintain confidence of commercial importers, the UK recently worked with the US, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to agree measures with the Central Bank of Yemen to issue letters of credit providing foreign currency so that importers can purchase food on international markets. This has resulted in an appreciation of the Yemeni Riyal, so that ordinary Yemenis are able to buy food that is in the markets.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is playing a leading role in combating hunger in Yemen through our £170 million in aid this financial year, which will help meet the food needs of four million Yemenis for one month. However, a political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis. We therefore welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:34:48.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:34:48.747Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1024048
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: World Food Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for her policies of the World Food Programme announcement that there has been a nearly 50 per cent decrease in operations at Hodeidah port in recent weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201676 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Red Sea Ports are currently operational and continue to import most of the food and fuel on which Yemenis rely. For most of this year imports have been robust and in some cases exceeded pre-war levels. We are however concerned about recent reports of a reduction of imports into Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>To maintain confidence of commercial importers, the UK recently worked with the US, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to agree measures with the Central Bank of Yemen to issue letters of credit to provide foreign currency so that importers can purchase food on international markets. This will help strengthen imports. It has also resulted in an appreciation of the Yemeni Riyal, increasing the purchasing power of ordinary Yemenis.</p><p> </p><p>It is imperative the Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remain operational. Yemen relies on imports to meet 90% of its basic needs like food and fuel. We therefore welcome the positive outcomes of peace talks in Stockholm. A political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T14:37:54.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T14:37:54.12Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1024049
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the continued military offensive on Hodeidah port on the delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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