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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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 Mediterranean Sea: Refugees more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Tunisian counterpart on steps to prevent migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 196202 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about the increasing numbers of migrants crossing illegally from Tunisia to Europe.</p><p>We are working closely with the Tunisian Government to help improve their border security, including through the provision of Royal Navy and Royal Marine instructors to assist the Tunisian National Guard Maritime section. More broadly, the British Government actively pursues a 'whole of route' approach to addressing unmanaged migration from Africa to Europe, tackling the drivers of migration that encourage people to undertake the dangerous journey in the first place. We will play an active role in the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, to be held in Marrakech in December.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-04T15:30:40.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T15:30:40.287Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1024000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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 Qatar: OPEC more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of whether the State of Qatar's decision to withdraw from OPEC was linked to accusations from OPEC members that the State of Qatar had provided funds for Islamist extremism and the Muslim Brotherhood; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 201612 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>Qatar’s decision to withdraw from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an internal matter for Qatar and OPEC. Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Saad al-Kaabi, has publically stated that this was a strategic and not a political decision.​</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T16:01:31.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:01:31.8Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1028592
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
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 Middle East: Minority Groups more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to collect disaggregated population data on minority groups in the Middle East region to establish whether UK aid reaches those groups. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 203809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to ensuring aid reaches the most vulnerable, including those from religious minorities, where they constitute part of that category. We conduct regular assessments through a range of sources to ensure assistance is provided in conformity with the international humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.</p><p> </p><p>UK funding is distributed on the basis of need to ensure that civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or ethnicity. DFID does not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion and ethnicity and does not plan to collect disaggregated population data on minority groups. Our partners carry out comprehensive vulnerability assessments to ensure aid is reaching those most in need, and we are confident that minorities, including faith communities, are not overlooked in this process.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-07T17:03:47.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:03:47.69Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1041603
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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 Syria: Islamic State more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the fight against Daesh in Syria of the decision of the US Administration to withdraw troops from that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 208806 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>​We are working closely with the US and other allies following the decision of the Administration to withdraw troops from Syria, including on implications for military action by the Global Coalition against Daesh. Since military operations began, the Global Coalition and its partners in Syria and Iraq have recaptured the vast majority of Daesh territory. Important advances continue to be made in the last small Daesh pocket in eastern Syria. As the US recognises, it is important that withdrawal of their forces from Syria takes place in a way which allows this significant progress to be maintained.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-22T15:27:47.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:27:47.48Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1041604
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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 Islamic State more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Government next plans to provide an update to Parliament on the fight against Daesh. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 208807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>​The British Government updates the House regularly on the progress of the counter Daesh campaign in Iraq and Syria. We intend to update the House as soon as possible.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-22T15:28:59.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:28:59.497Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1041606
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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 Middle East: Christianity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 208809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
answer text <p>​The Foreign Secretary and Lord Ahmad have had a number of recent engagements with religious leaders, interested organisations and parliamentarians on the question of the persecution of Christians around the world, including in the Middle East. The Foreign Secretary has requested that the Bishop of Truro leads a review of British Government support for persecuted Christians. I regularly raise the issues being faced by Christians and other religious minorities during my meetings with governments in the Middle East and North Africa. The UK remains committed to supporting the fundamental human right of all persons to practice, change or share their faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-23T17:29:40.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-23T17:29:40.397Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1046175
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 North Africa: Christianity more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has received on the persecution of Christians in North Africa; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211190 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary and Lord Ahmad have had a number of recent engagements with religious leaders, interested organisations and parliamentarians on the question of the persecution of Christians around the world, including in the Middle East and North Africa. The Foreign Secretary has requested that the Bishop of Truro leads a review of British Government support for persecuted Christians. I regularly raise the issues being faced by Christians and other religious minorities during my meetings with governments in the Middle East and North Africa. The UK remains committed to supporting the fundamental human right of all persons to practice, change or share their faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T15:22:12.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T15:22:12.2Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1046178
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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 Iraq: Religious Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of religious freedom in Iraq; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 211193 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
answer text <p>The UK remains concerned by continued issues related to religious freedom in Iraq but welcomes signs that Iraq's new leadership is actively promoting respect for religious minorities. For example, the Vatican Secretary of State made an official visit to Iraq in December, and the Iraqi Prime Minister's new Cabinet declared Christmas Day an official holiday for all Iraqis, not just Christians.</p><p>The UK is committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief across Iraq. We regularly underline this to Iraqi political leaders, emphasising that this right is critical to building an inclusive, stable and tolerant country. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon reinforced this message with the new Iraqi Foreign Minister Al-Hakim in December 2018. As part of our efforts, we are also funding a project to pilot a new curriculum on freedom of religion or belief in secondary schools in Iraq.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-30T16:50:31.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T16:50:31.387Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1087300
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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 Commonwealth: Foreign Relations more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to deepen ties with Commonwealth states after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 231382 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answer text <p>The UK has long standing ties with the Commonwealth through our shared history, language, values and legal system. As current Chair-in-Office we continue to work with the Commonwealth Secretariat, member states and the Commonwealth organisations and networks to ensure that the Commonwealth realises its full potential, by promoting democratic values and development, increasing trade, helping tackle global challenges such as extremism and climate change, and standing up for small states. As my Rt Hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary set out in his Written Ministerial Statement on 14 January, we are making concrete progress in delivering on commitments made at last year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to enhance security, prosperity, fairness and sustainability.</p><p>As part of our commitment to the Commonwealth, the former Foreign Secretary announced last year our intention to open 9 new missions in Commonwealth countries (Lesotho, Eswatini, The Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu). We expect these missions to open this year. Opening missions in these countries will expand the UK's diplomatic network from 38 to 47 Commonwealth members – a practical demonstration of our ambition and intent to increase the resources which the Government is devoting to Commonwealth member states.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-20T12:58:03.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T12:58:03.033Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1091102
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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 Overseas Aid more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of linking the 0.7 per cent spending target to the financial year instead of the calendar year to help make the budget easier to manage. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 233551 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
answer text <p>The 0.7% target is a UN target which the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reports adherence to through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics. ODA is the official international standard used to measure aid flows and is measured on a calendar year basis to allow international comparison of donor effort, since fiscal years vary across donor countries.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter