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1110615
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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: 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, how many Foreign Office employees were recalled to the UK from diplomatic posts abroad to assist with preparations for leaving the European Union (a) between June 2016 and December 2018, and (b) between December 2018 and April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 242764 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
answer text <p>No central records have been kept of the number of Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees recalled to the UK from diplomatic posts abroad to assist with preparations for leaving the European Union, and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2019-04-15T13:54:46.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T13:54:46.627Z
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
1110614
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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: 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 diplomatic fast stream staff were (a) seconded and (b) permanently transferred to the Department for Exiting the European Union (a) between June 2016 and December 2018 and (b) between December 2018 and April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 242763 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not seconded or permanently transferred any Diplomatic Service Fast Stream staff to the Department for Exiting the European Union between June 2016 and April 2019.</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 2019-04-17T12:24:48.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T12:24:48.877Z
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
1110613
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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: 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 Foreign Office employees were (a) seconded and (b) permanently transferred to the Department for Exiting the European Union (a) between June 2016 and December 2018, and (b) between December 2018 and April 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 242762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-17more like thismore than 2019-04-17
answer text <p>26 Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff were loaned to the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) between June 2016 and December 2018.</p><p>Fewer than five Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff were loaned to DExEU between December 2018 and 10 April 2019.</p><p>No Foreign and Commonwealth Office employees transferred permenently to DExEU between June 2016 and 10 April 2019.</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 2019-04-17T12:22:20.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-17T12:22:20.45Z
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
1105717
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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 Haiti: British Nationals Abroad 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 diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure the safety of UK nationals travelling, working or permanently residing in Haiti. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 237645 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
answer text <p>​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Haiti. Few UK nationals live or work there and our Embassy is in touch with the majority of them. The UK supports the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, which is helping the Government of Haiti further develop the Haitian National Police, strengthen Haiti's rule of law institutions and promote and protect human rights.</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 2019-04-04T13:50:51.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:50:51.97Z
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
1105714
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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 Haiti: Humanitarian Aid and 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 recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Haiti on the humanitarian and political situation in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 237644 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
answer text <p>We continue to monitor events in Haiti. Our Ambassador met the Haitian Foreign Minister on 18 January 2019 to discuss the situation. Our Ambassador meets Haitian leaders on her regular visits, and during March 2019 she also held discussions with the UN Secretary General's Special Representative in Haiti and a visiting International Monetary Fund Mission. The current government is in the process of change following a vote of no confidence by the Haitian Parliament on 18 March.</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 2019-04-04T13:47:16.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:47:16.103Z
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
1104967
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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: Private Education 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, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 18 March 2019 to Question 196150 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education, how many of the 541 children whose private education in UK schools was supported by his Department in 2016-17 received the maximum level of financial subsidy available per child. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 236474 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>192 of the 541 children did so.</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 2019-04-02T16:12:21.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:12:21.287Z
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
1104965
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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: Private Education 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196148 on Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Private Education, what the current maximum level of financial subsidy per child is that can be claimed by staff in his Department to support the private education of their children at UK schools. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 236473 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff who are posted overseas at regular intervals during their career may claim Continuity of Education Allowance towards the cost of standard tuition fees plus boarding at UK schools, up to the applicable ceiling per term for a junior or senior pupil, and subject to eligibility criteria.</p><p>The current ceilings are (per term, based on a three term school year):</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Senior Boarder</p></td><td><p>£10,570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Senior Day</p></td><td><p>£7,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Boarder</p></td><td><p>£9,291</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Day</p></td><td><p>£6,504</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Where school fees exceed the termly ceiling, staff are required to meet the difference.</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 2019-04-02T16:08:06.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:08:06.847Z
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
1083521
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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 Cuba: Marriage 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 discussions he has had with his Cuban counterpart on the legalisation of same-sex marriage in that country. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 229654 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>During the Cuban President's visit to the UK in November 2018, I discussed the matter directly with the Cuban Foreign Minister. The UK continues to raise the issue of the rights of the LGBT population with the Cuban government both as part of its bilateral dialogue and through the EU Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement.</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 2019-03-15T12:02:21.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T12:02:21.687Z
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
1082611
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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: British Nationals Abroad 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 safety of (a) British embassy staff and (b) other British nationals resident in Venezuela. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 229157 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>We regularly review the safety of British Embassy staff and embassy contingency plans. This planning enables the embassy to respond to situations such as the recent blackout in Venezuela. I have been in direct communication personally with our Ambassador.</p><p>We maintain contact with British Nationals in Venezuela through a Consular Warden network and by ensuring that information is disseminated via the embassy's website. We also ensure that Travel Advice is regularly reviewed, most recently on 8 March, and published on the GOV.UK website.</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 2019-03-15T11:59:56.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T11:59:56.92Z
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
1082599
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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 Cuba: Equal Rights Coalition 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 he will formally invite Cuba to join the Equal Rights Coalition during the Government’s term as co-chair of the coalition, in light of the recent progress the Cuban Government has made on LGBT rights. more like this
tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
tabling member printed
Emily Thornberry remove filter
uin 229113 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>The UK is looking forward to taking over as co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) in June, partnering with Argentina, and to helping shape the ERC's work to advance global LGBT equality. We will celebrate advancements in the rights of LGBT people around the world, including in Cuba where the newly adopted constitution includes protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, and which allows for a future debate and potentially legislation legalising same sex marriage. We are committed to the expansion of the current 40 strong ERC membership and will consider plans for new members when we take over as co-chair from Canada.</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 2019-03-15T11:58:51.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T11:58:51.043Z
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