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1126351
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Politics and Government more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with international agencies on the security situation in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 910882 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The security situation in Yemen is of great concern. Working with partners and agencies, we are monitoring developments and doing all we can to end the conflict. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts and will continue to do so. My Right Honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Yemen in March. He also hosted a ministerial Quad meeting last month to discuss implementation of the Hodeidah agreement and next steps in the political process. I welcome reports over the weekend that the Houthis have begun their withdrawal from Hodeidah. I look forward to receiving independent verification from the UN and hearing the assessment of the UN Special Envoy during his briefing to the Security Council.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:22:06.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:22:06.727Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1126352
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What diplomatic steps he is taking to support a peace process in Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Whately more like this
uin 910888 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
answer text <p>The security situation in Yemen is of great concern. Working with partners and agencies, we are monitoring developments and doing all we can to end the conflict. The UK has played a leading role in diplomatic efforts and will continue to do so. My Right Honourable Friend the Foreign Secretary visited Yemen in March. He also hosted a ministerial Quad meeting last month to discuss implementation of the Hodeidah agreement and next steps in the political process. I welcome reports over the weekend that the Houthis have begun their withdrawal from Hodeidah.I look forward to receiving independent verification from the UN and hearing the assessment of the UN Special Envoy during his briefing to the Security Council.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-14T14:22:24.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:22:24.653Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
1126665
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Official Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any Ministers have plans to visit Iran in the next six months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 254252 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>As Minister responsible for the UK's relations with Iran, I have yet to visit Tehran, though I hope to be able to visit soon. The Foreign Secretary hopes that the opportunity to travel to Iran will arise in the future but he does not currently have any firm plans to visit. There are no current plans for Iranian ministers to visit the UK for bilateral discussions in this time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T14:52:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:52:22.203Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1126669
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Aras Amiri more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart regarding the sentencing of Aras Amiri. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 254254 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The UK continues to be seriously concerned by Iran’s human rights record, including the recent sentencing of Aras Amiri. We are working closely with the British Council to understand the situation further. We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:53:38.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:53:38.663Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1126671
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Aras Amiri more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in response to the sentencing of Aras Amiri. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 254255 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answer text <p>The UK continues to be seriously concerned by Iran’s human rights record, including the recent sentencing of Aras Amiri. We are working closely with the British Council to understand the situation further. We regularly raise human rights with the Iranian authorities at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-20T14:54:52.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T14:54:52.777Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1126667
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iran: Official Visits more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has plans to receive Iranian government ministers in the next six months. more like this
tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine West more like this
uin 254253 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>As Minister responsible for the UK's relations with Iran, I have yet to visit Tehran, though I note my predecessor did last year. I hope to be able to visit soon. The Foreign Secretary hopes that the opportunity to travel to Iran will arise in the future but he does not currently have any firm plans to visit. There are no current plans for Iranian ministers to visit the UK for bilateral discussions in this time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:15:23.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:15:23.143Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4523
label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1126522
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Violence 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 publish information held by is Department on the incidents of violence in each region of Yemen in each year since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 254127 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>We do not have access to reliable data on incidences of violence at sub-national level. We do follow closely the situation in Yemen and are concerned about the level of violence in general across the country. We believe a political solution is the only way to end the conflict and urge all parties to refrain from violence and work constructively with the UN to establish a peace process.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:16:37.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:16:37.797Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126529
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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: Poliomyelitis 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 steps his Department taking to tackle polio in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Nigeria. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 254120 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The UK is the third largest donor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and has committed £1.3 billion in total since 1995. In Afghanistan GPEI are working to reach mobile populations where children have been chronically missed by vaccination campaigns. In Nigeria activities are focussed on trying to reach all children with vaccinations to close immunity gaps that allow polio to remain.</p><p> </p><p>The UK are observers on the Polio Oversight Board and represent all state donors on the Strategy Committee, which gives us a position from which to influence the activities of the fund at a strategic level. We regularly review progress in the endemic countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria and DFID country offices in each of these countries also have valuable insight by engaging with the programme in country.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:40:09.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:09.327Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1126515
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Yemen: Economic Situation 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 estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the Stockholm peace agreements were signed in December 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 254122 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The IMF estimates that Yemen’s economy has contracted by around 50% since the conflict began in 2015, with GDP per capita down from $1,570 in 2014 to $873 in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Both the formal and informal economies have collapsed as a result of conflict lines preventing the movements of goods and people, infrastructure damage including to factories and roads, lack of electricity and clean water and a population beset by lack of food and disease.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any data this year on the loss of economic activity as a result of aerial bombing.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126516
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 Yemen: Imports 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 steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into Yemen. more like this
tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
tabling member printed
Keith Vaz more like this
uin 254123 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage the Government of Yemen to reduce the risk of inflation by not printing new money and has worked with the Central Bank of Yemen to release over $500 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food staples. Although the Riyal has since stabilised, the price of food and other basic goods remains high.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with the Government of Yemen and international partners to consider how we can continue to have a good level of imports of food, fuel and medicine into Yemen which helps to alleviate pressure on prices.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
338
label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this