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1002703
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Russia: Ukraine 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 he has made of the potential effect of the recent decision by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople granting autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Russia. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188774 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The granting of autocephaly by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is a matter for the Orthodox Church. We are closely monitoring developments and support constructive dialogue between Ukraine and Russia. In addition, we continue to work with church contacts to encourage a measured response and to remind all parties of their obligation to uphold the human right to freedom of religion or belief within their jurisdiction.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:42:51.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:42:51.26Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002704
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Ukraine: Elections 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 he has made of whether the plans of separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine to hold elections on 11 November 2018 represents a breach of the Minsk Accords; and what steps the Government plans to take in response to such elections in the event that they take place as planned. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188775 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
answer text <p>The illegitimate &quot;elections&quot;, that took place on 11 November in the non-Government controlled territories of the so-called &quot;Luhansk People's Republic&quot; and &quot;Donetsk People's Republic&quot; in the Donbas contravene the commitments made under the Minsk Agreements and violate Ukrainian law.</p><p>The EU condemned these illegitimate &quot;elections&quot; on 10 November. In a statement on 12 November, the UK condemned these elections as part of Russia's continued violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are carefully considering an appropriate response with international partners.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-16T14:51:29.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:51:29.53Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002705
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Ukraine: Peacekeeping Operations 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 assessment he has made of the progress of discussions between the Governments of (a) Ukraine, (b) Russia, (c) France and (d) Germany toward reaching an agreement on the size and mandate of a potential UN peacekeeping mission for eastern Ukraine; and what information his Department holds on when such discussions were last held. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188776 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK is ready to discuss proposals for a UN peacekeeping mission drawn up in such a way as to offer meaningful progress towards peace in the Donbas. Any international mission must aim to achieve full implementation of the Minsk Agreements and full restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty over its territory. A number of proposals have been made and discussed at international level. We are clear that the international community should only accept a resolution for a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine which has the genuine aim of bringing about a lasting resolution to the conflict.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:44:44.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:44:44.96Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002706
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Russia: Ukraine 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 representations he has made to his counterpart in Russia on urging the Government of that country to de-escalate its military build-up in the Sea of Azov. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188777 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has not made direct representations to Foreign Minister Lavrov about the Sea of Azov. However, at a UN Security Council Open Briefing on the situation in Ukraine on 30 October, at which Russia was present, the UK made a statement to UN members.</p><p>The UK made clear that the opening of the Kerch bridge was a flagrant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty. The UK's Permanent Representative to the UN noted that Russia's systematic disruption and detention of both Ukrainian and third country flagged vessels in the Sea of Azov since April 2018 was yet another attempt to destabilise Ukraine.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:46:38.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:46:38.137Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002707
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Russia: Ukraine 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 he has made of the progress of the arbitration of legal claims made by the Government of Ukraine under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea relating to Russia’s military presence in the Sea of Azov. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 188778 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answer text <p>The UK is aware of Ukraine’s legal action in relation to the Sea of Azov at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague. We understand that the arbitration is ongoing and, as such, it would not be appropriate to comment at this stage.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-15T14:48:27.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:48:27.327Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002746
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Venezuela: Politics and Government 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 has made to the Government of Venezuela in respect of the killing of and assaults made against opposition politicians; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 188713 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
answer text <p>As I stated in my Chatham House speech on 25 October, we are extremely concerned at the Venezuelan government's continued attacks on opposition politicians, a number of whom have been imprisoned, exiled or stripped of their political rights. The illegal detention of National Assembly MP Juan Requesens and the death of Fernando Alban whilst detained by the Venezuelan Intelligence Service are both particularly disturbing.</p><p>In October, our Ambassador met the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, and the Vice-Minister for Europe, Yvan Gil, and expressed our concerns. In London, the Head, Latin America Department, FCO, called in the Venezuelan Ambassador to express our concern about Mr Requessens and to urge the Venezuelan government to release all political prisoners.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-12T12:24:35.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:24:35.893Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1003594
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Venezuela: Sanctions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps with his international counterparts to impose sanctions on the leading figures in the Venezuelan Maduro regime. more like this
tabling member constituency Warley more like this
tabling member printed
John Spellar more like this
uin 189833 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The UK does not have its own domestic sanctions regime but does act with the international community to implement UN and EU sanctions.</p><p>We agreed a tough EU sanctions regime on Venezuela in November 2017. Travel bans and assets freezes were imposed on seven government officials in February 2018 and a further 11 officials in July 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T12:00:37.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T12:00:37.713Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
318
label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1003691
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Billing 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 contracts issued by his Department and contractors include provisions to impose, as between parties to the subcontract, that any payment due from the contractor to a subcontractor under the contract is to be made no later than the end of a period of 30 days from the date on which the relevant invoice is regarded as valid and undisputed, as required by the Public Contract Regulations 2015. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 189572 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, all public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Public sector buyers must also publish annually details of their payment performance.</p><p>The Government strongly encourages businesses to report poor payment practice and instances of late payment, including late payment through the supply chain, in public sector contracts to its Mystery Shopper service. Mystery Shopper will then investigate.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T11:56:45.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T11:56:45.817Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1003732
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Seabed: Mining more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide the names of the four independent experts the Government has appointed to advise on deep sea mining. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
tabling member printed
Kerry McCarthy more like this
uin 189619 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
answer text <p>We are not aware of the supposed four experts to which the Hon Member refers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T14:39:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:39:13.313Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1491
label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
1003818
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading UNMIK 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 the Government's policy is on the proposal by the US ambassador to the United Nations for the development of an exit strategy for the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry more like this
uin 189634 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) served an important post-conflict role. Like all international organisations, it should constantly review its priorities and resources to ensure that it remains fit for the current situation. Two decades after the establishment of UNMIK, the UN Security Council should now refocus UNMIK's efforts so that the means deployed by the UN are tailored fully to the situation on the ground.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton remove filter
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T16:41:40.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:41:40.583Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
1536
label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this