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1141610
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict 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 his Department has made of the potential merits of including people and organisations in breach of international law in Yemen in the UN Secretary General's 2020 report on Children and Armed Conflict. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 281724 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>​We are firmly committed to protecting all children affected by armed conflict, including ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers.</p><p>The UK is an active member of the UN Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), which leads the international response to the issue of child soldiers and child protection. This includes pressing those parties to conflicts listed in the UN Secretary-General's annual report on CAAC, including Yemen, to enter into concrete action plans with the UN to verify and release child soldiers.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T10:46:13.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:46:13.317Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1141833
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Hong Kong: 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, whether it is his Department's policy to fulfil the UK's obligations under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 281731 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>​The British Government takes extremely seriously our longstanding duty to uphold the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It is a legally binding treaty, registered with the UN, and remains in force until 2047. We will continue to monitor closely events in Hong Kong, speaking publicly on issues of concern. We regularly raise our concerns directly with the Chinese and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Governments. The Foreign Secretary raised Hong Kong, and the importance of the Joint Declaration, with Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on 31 July. He also spoke to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on 9 August, when he noted our support for Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, and our commitment to 'One Country, Two Systems'.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T10:30:09.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:30:09.137Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1141810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Armed Conflict 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 make an assessment of the potential merits of updating his Department's Protection of Civilians in Conflict strategy. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 281730 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
answer text <p>The Government is reviewing its strategy on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. By undertaking this review, in the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary year of the first UN Security Council Resolution to focus on the Protection of Civilians, the Government will be able to ensure that its evolving approach reflects the changing international landscape and the complexity of many – often protracted – conflicts. The review also provides an opportunity for the Government to consider recent research by academics and NGOs in this important field. We aim to complete the review by the end of 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-03T10:27:44.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:27:44.123Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1140197
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Turkey: Cyprus 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 he has made to his EU counterparts on Turkish exploration and drilling vessels entering the Cyprus exclusive economic zone. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 278974 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>The United Kingdom Government has discussed the issue of Turkish exploration and drilling in the waters around Cyprus several times with other EU Member States. We have repeatedly expressed our opposition to Turkish drilling plans, and have called for de-escalation. We continue to support the Republic of Cyprus’ right to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T13:04:41.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:04:41.59Z
answering member
4075
label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1140196
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Turkey: Cyprus 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 he has made to his Turkish counterpart on reports of exploration and drilling vessels entering the Cyprus exclusive economic zone. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 278973 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
answer text <p>The then Minister of State for Europe and the Americas spoke to Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusolgu on 9 July to reiterate the United Kingdom's opposition to Turkish drilling plans in the waters around Cyprus and encourage de-escalation. We continue to support the Republic of Cyprus's right to exploit the oil and gas in its internationally agreed Exclusive Economic Zone.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-07-31T13:01:32.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:01:32.893Z
answering member
4075
label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1111201
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Disclosure of Information 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, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with Departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243414 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>We have not entered into any non-disclosure agreements with Departmental staff in the last five years.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T15:35:51.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:35:51.747Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1110946
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Middle East: 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, if he will publish the outcomes of the Warsaw Conference on 14 February 2019 in Poland that was attended by representatives of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Morocco, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Tunisia, France, Germany, the US and the United Kingdom. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243409 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary held constructive discussions during and on the margins of the Warsaw Conference in February. He discussed a wide range of issues related to Middle East security, and on 13 February the Foreign Secretary co-hosted a meeting of the Yemen Quad, where they highlighted their commitment to progress on Yemen, which is at a critical juncture.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T14:53:25.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T14:53:25.247Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1110944
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Spratly Islands: Military Bases 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, whatt assessment has the Department made of the legality United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNCLOS) of the construction of bases in the Spratly Islands including as Mischief (Panganiban) Reef, Subi (Zamora) Reef and Fiery Cross (Kagitingan) Reef. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 243407 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
answer text <p>We take no sides in the sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea. But we are deeply committed to international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and upholding existing arbitrations.</p><p>We are therefore concerned by the militarisation of disputed features and any threat or implied threat of force. We monitor the situation and oppose any action which changes the facts on the ground, raises tensions or hinders the chance of peaceful settlement of the disputes.</p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-23T13:53:44.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:53:44.54Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1105249
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sahel: Human Rights 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 to prioritise respect for human rights and the rights of minorities when working in partnership with countries of the Sahel. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 237063 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
answer text <p>​We regularly raise these issues with the countries of the Sahel and in multilateral fora. This includes through the EU's &quot;Article 8&quot; political discussions with these countries, the Universal Periodic Review and the Human Rights Council – where most recently the UK called on the Government of Mali to denounce and tackle human rights abuses, including all forms of violence against women, girls and members of other vulnerable groups.</p><p>We also press partners on the importance of compliance with human rights and international humanitarian law in security operations and provide funding for the establishment of a compliance framework for the G5 Sahel Joint Force.</p><p>To help improve protection of civilians in the Sahel in the context of growing instability, the UK is also providing funding to the International Committee of the Red Cross to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law in the region</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-01T14:31:27.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T14:31:27.287Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1077396
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Press Freedom more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps he is taking to protect the rights and freedoms of journalists throughout the world. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 909455 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
answer text <p>A free media is the life blood of democracy. This is why the Foreign Secretray has put the resources of the FCO behind a global media freedom campaign. The Foreign Secretary was delighted to announce that he and his Canadian counterpart, the Honorable Chrystia Freeland, will co-host a major international conference in London on 10-11 July. My noble friend Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has extended our invitation to the world's Foreign Ministers at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
answering member printed Mark Field more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-26T16:07:01.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T16:07:01.22Z
answering member
1405
label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter