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registered interest true more like this
date less than 2018-12-20more like thisremove minimum value 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff 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 staff were employed in his Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens remove filter
uin 204543 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>It is standard practice for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to calculate headcount numbers on the last working day of each month. Therefore, our December 2018 figures are not yet available.</p><p>As of the 30<sup>th</sup> November 2018, the FCO has 4788 (4721 FTE) UK-based staff. As of the 30<sup>th</sup> June 2016, the FCO had 4331 (4253 FTE) UK-based staff.</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 2019-01-14T16:38:44.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:38:44.903Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1035351
registered interest true more like this
date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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: Brexit 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 estimate he has made of the additional staff required by his Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens remove filter
uin 205319 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>Using Her Majesty's Treasury EU Exit funding and a process of internal reprioritisation, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has created approximately 550 new roles in the UK and overseas to strengthen our diplomatic network in the UK and across Europe so that it is better able to represent and promote British interests and engage with our European partners in support of a successful EU Exit.</p><p>We do not want or expect a no deal outcome. However, a responsible government should prepare for all potential outcomes. We are continually reviewing our workforce plans and reprioritising and assessing changing needs, including identification and cessation of lower-priority work where appropriate.</p><p>The Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU Exit Implementation is carried out to a high quality without impacting public service delivery across the whole of government.</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 2019-01-14T16:47:25.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:47:25.107Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1038523
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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 Leyla Guven 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 Turkish counterpart on (a) the deteriorating health of Leyla Güven MP, a Kurdish member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the Turkish Parliament, who is on hunger strike and (b) the legal basis for Ms Güven's pre-trial detention. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens remove filter
uin 206886 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answer text <p>We have raised concerns with the Turkish authorities over the detention of HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Members of Parliament. We have also discussed the issue with the HDP itself. We expect Turkey, as a modern democracy, to undertake any legal processes against MPs, including Leyla Guven, fairly, transparently and with full respect for the rule of law. We will continue to engage with the Turkish Government on these important issues.</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 2019-01-14T16:36:53.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T16:36:53.677Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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 Abdullah Öcalan 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 the UK Government is taking in relation to the Turkish Government which is violating international human rights standards and breaching the regulations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture by the continued imprisonment and torture of Kurdish political prisoner Abdullah Öcalan. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens remove filter
uin 248721 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answer text <p>​We consistently engage with the Turkish Government over human rights concerns, including on the treatment of prisoners. As my colleague Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific, made clear in the debate on the Kurds in the House on 10 April, “we expect Turkey to respect its international obligations with regard to prison conditions.” This includes acting on the recommendations of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) of the Council of Europe concerning isolation and access relating to Imrali prison where PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan is held. The PKK is a proscribed terrorist organisation in the EU whose violence we strongly condemn.</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 2019-05-02T14:41:15.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T14:41:15.78Z
answering member
343
label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this