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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid and Security more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) security and (b) humanitarian situation in Dimit, Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 200072 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is concerned at reports of fighting in Damt in recent weeks. Damt is assessed by the UN as experiencing high access constraints, meaning humanitarian operations are faced with great difficulty in delivering assistance due to active conflict, insecurity and bureaucratic impediments. We continue to urge all parties to the conflict to do all they can facilitate rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access across the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:25:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:25:59.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Thailand: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Thai Government on the treatment of (a) Karen and (b) Shan refugees in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 200073 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government pays close attention to the situation of Karen and Shan refugees in nine camps along Thailand's border with Burma. DFID has committed to spend £6.7 million over the period 2016-2020 to support these camps. Our Ambassador to Burma, DFID staff from Burma and an official from the British Embassy Bangkok visited Mae La and Ban Mai Nai Soi camps in October 2018 and also met representatives of the Shan, Karenni and Karen communities to stress the UK's commitment to Burma's peace process. Our Embassy in Bangkok has asserted in meetings with the Thai Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs that conditions are not in place for these refugees to return to Burma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T17:31:35.777Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:31:35.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1043051
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of participation by women’s organisations in the UN-led peace consultations on Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 209735 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>We continue to advocate actively for the inclusion of women in the Yemeni peace process and encourage political actors to take women’s views into account. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) we support projects with UN Women which aim to increase Yemeni women’s capacity to influence political/conflict actors and the peace process, including through the Yemeni Women Pact. CSSF projects also support the inclusion of women in Track II political dialogue, and in local peacebuilding initiatives. During last month’s peace talks in Stockholm, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths invited eight women, representing different political parties, civil society, activists and development workers in Yemen, to assist him during negotiations. Our Embassy also used our social media accounts in the run up to Stockholm to encourage the parties to include women in their delegations.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T17:04:53.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T17:04:53.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress on reopening the Sanaa-Hodeidah road in Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 209736 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>Since it came into effect in Hodeidah on 18 December, the fragile ceasefire has continued to hold and there has been a general de-escalation by both sides around the city. We are aware of reports of frontline incidents and skirmishing but these remain low. We urge all parties to support and facilitate the UN’s efforts and to implement the redeployment of forces in Hodeidah as agreed during the Stockholm talks. We welcome the arrival of General Patrick Cammaert, Head of the UN Redeployment Coordination Committee, and welcome the UK-drafted UN Security Council Resolution 2452 establishing a six month UN mission to monitor the Hodeidah ceasefire.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T17:06:18.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T17:06:18.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: International Law more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Joint Incident Assessment Team in investigating breeches of international humanitarian law in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 226493 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the release by the Coalition Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT) of over 100 statements from investigations into incidents of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL) in Yemen. We regularly raise the importance of compliance with IHL with the Saudi Arabian Government and other members of the Coalition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T12:01:37.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T12:01:37.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Medecins Sans Frontieres more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of the findings of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team investigation into the bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières cholera treatment centre in Abs in Yemen on 11 June 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 226494 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>It is important that credible allegations of violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) are investigated. We regularly press, including at senior levels, the need for the Saudi-led Coalition to conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into reports of alleged violations of IHL.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T12:03:47.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T12:03:47.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid and Security more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) security and (b) the humanitarian situation in (i) Sa'dah, Yemen and (ii) Hajjah, Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 226506 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned by the security and humanitarian situation in Yemen, including in Sa’dah and Hajjah. We maintain that a political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-08T12:05:02.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading African Union more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what her Department’s priorities are for the upcoming African Union Summit in Niger; and whether representatives from the Government plan to attend. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 227934 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
star this property answer text <p>​The next African Union (AU) Executive Council will be on 4-5 July 2019 in Niamey, Niger. It will take place along-side the first Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the AU and the African Regional Economic Communities on 7-8 July. Attendance at such events by partners like the United Kingdom is by invitation. The Government's priorities for the AU are reflected in the strategic partnership agreement between the AU and the United Kingdom signed in Addis Ababa on 21 February 2019. Through this partnership we will work together to support a shared vision for a prosperous, secure and innovative Africa, building on growing economic ties to forge new opportunities for young people and reinforce our close bonds. Further information on the partnership can be found at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-invest-up-to-30m-through-partnership-with-african-union" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-invest-up-to-30m-through-partnership-with-african-union</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-03-07T15:14:57.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-07T15:14:57.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will support a UN Inquiry into human violations against the Rohingya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-12more like thismore than 2015-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK deplores the treatment of the Rohingya community in Rakhine State, who are subject to persecution and denied the most basic rights. We welcome the work of the highly effective UN Special Rapporteur on Burma, who has shone a spotlight on violations against the Rohingya in Rakhine. She has not characterised the treatment of the Rohingya as genocide, and neither did the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide in his 4 November statement on Burma’s elections. However, any judgement on whether genocide has occurred is a matter for international judicial decision, rather than for governments or non-judicial bodies. A UN investigation would require high level international support for which, we assess, there is little prospect of agreement at this stage. Our approach is to seek an end to all violations, irrespective of whether or not they fit the definition of specific international crimes. I and other British Government Ministers take every appropriate opportunity, both publicly and in private, to press the Burmese authorities to take urgent steps to address the situation of the Rohingya. I did this with senior Burmese Ministers during my visit to Burma in July, when I travelled to Rakhine State for the second time. Most recently, I raised the issue with the Burmese Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, in September in New York. After the 8 November elections, the UK will continue our efforts to address the serious ongoing human rights violations against the Rohingya in Rakhine State.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-11-12T17:43:01.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-12T17:43:01.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will suspend arms export licences and reject new applications for arms exports to Saudi Arabia while there is a risk that they could be used in contravention of international humanitarian and human rights law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 39818 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-10more like thismore than 2016-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes its arms export responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p><p>Risks around human rights violations are a key part of our assessment against the Consolidated Criteria. A licence will not be issued for any country, including Saudi Arabia, if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the mandatory Criteria, including where we assess there is a clear risk that the items might be used for internal repression or in the commission of a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law.</p><p>Our export licensing system allows us to respond quickly to changed circumstances, with the option to suspend or revoke any export licence, where we consider that this is a necessary step. The Government is confident in its robust case-by-case assessment and is satisfied that extant licences for Saudi Arabia are compliant with the UK’s export licensing criteria.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-10T11:45:03.613Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-10T11:45:03.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this